Scott Felder Homes


WRITTEN BY: Katie Agness

Contributing Writer

For more than 35 years, Scott Felder Homes has been a leader in new home construction. Providing an unparalleled home buying experience, Scott Felder Homes offers the latest design trends and features, while focusing on meeting each home buyer’s unique needs and style. 

“Through a customer-centric approach focused on customer satisfaction, Scott Felder Homes is involved in every stage of the process, from setting expectations during the contract to onsite meetings during construction to a final walkthrough,” says John Jones, vice president of operations for Scott Felder Homes. “Clients are able to build the home of their dreams with an array of options, personalized to their needs, from our award-winning design studio.”

Currently, Scott Felder Homes is building in 19 communities throughout the greater Austin area. To serve both the entry-level buyers and those who have built multiple high-end homes, Scott Felder Homes is located in a variety of neighborhoods at various price points. “We look to continue to expand our presence through self-development or acquisition of finished lots as new master-planned communities become available with amenities that are unmatched,” Jones says.

While geographic expansion is important, Jones says that they are also focused on expanding their product offerings. “While new communities are the lifeblood of our organization, we have commitments to some of the most exciting land deals in our near future,” he says. “Scott Felder Homes is also currently looking at a build-for-rent product that will help capture part of a growing niche in and around the Austin metro area.”

Scott Felder Homes offers home buyers two options: choose a lot and build from the ground up or purchase a move-in-ready home from the award-winning design center and designers. To cater to a variety of preferences, Scott Felder Homes builds an array of home types, including one- and two-story options in styles that include traditional, craftsmen, cottage, farmhouse, contemporary, and mid-century modern. Additionally, all homes maintain green floor plans and energy-efficient designs, which mean for a low total cost of ownership.  

In addition to choosing a home design, buyers may choose from one of 19 neighborhoods, all boasting various amenities, attractions and activities. “An example of one of the premier communities we build in would be Santa Rita Ranch,” Jones says. “By the end of 2020, Santa Rita Ranch will have more than $15 million in amenities for its homeowners, including 16 parks, five miles of trails, seven lakes and much more. Santa Rita also has a designated director of fun that ensures those with an active lifestyle can get more than they desire.”

While the choices for home design and neighborhoods continue to grow in the Austin area, Jones says Scott Felder Homes’ commitment to excellence sets it apart from other builders. “We have a true partnership with our trade partners who continue to provide high-quality construction,” he says. “I have personally worked with some of these partners for more than two decades. We have grown together and understand what makes us special and that directly gives a buyer more value in a home. We stand behind what we do, and that is the reason we have so many repeat homeowners who build with us again.”  

A 15-time “Builder of the Year” award winner, Scott Felder Homes maintains a constant commitment to innovative design, attention to detail and a customer-centric approach to building. “Without our valued customers, we would not exist and we recognize this,” Jones says. “Throughout the building process, we continuously communicate with our buyers so they are up-to-date on progress, and we ensure we set proper expectations for both the buyer and seller. Our policy is to close homes with zero outstanding items so that our homes are 100 percent ready for the buyer to move in. Ultimately, it’s Scott Felder Homes’ commitment to quality that has enabled more than three decades of success.”