By Katie Agness
One of the largest producers of quality, move-up homes in Austin, San Antonio and the surrounding areas, Scott Felder Homes has been a market innovator for more than 35 years. Since its founding, Scott Felder Homes has made its mission to understand the needs and desires of today’s homebuyer. “We go above and beyond to create an exceptional homebuying experience that fulfills our clients’ needs by offering the latest designs, technology, features and elevations,” says Greg Smith, vice president of Sales for Scott Felder Homes. “Our management team has over 100 years of hands on experience in the homebuilding industry.”
Currently, Scott Felder Homes builds in 22 communities in and around the Austin area, including Rough Hollow Lakeway and Santa Rita Ranch which were recently honored with the Best Master Planned Community award by the HBA of Greater Austin. In addition to its current presence in the area’s most desirable locations, Scott Felder Homes is working to expand through new community development and aggressive acquisition of finished lots as premier opportunities become available. Additionally, the company’s product offering is undergoing rapid and exciting diversification.
Scott Felder Homes is enjoying an unprecedented expansion into additional communities with new product offerings featuring exciting designs and architectural elements,” says Smith, who oversees the Austin Division sales team. “Our geographic footprint will continue to expand into the emerging sub-markets with the finest schools, cutting edge technology and world-class amenities attainable.”
Offering a full spectrum of homebuyer opportunities, Scott Felder Homes actively caters to every market segment — from first-time buyers to move-up buyers to active senior “lock and leave” buyers. Scott Felder Homes offers one- and two-story, single-family homes with multiple elevations and styles, including traditional, craftsman, cottage, farmhouse and modern/contemporary.
“We aspire to be the finest builder in Central Texas and in order to complete that profile, we must offer a selection for every potential buyer,” Smith says. “For example, we’re currently exploring the single-family attached product that has gained steam on a national scale.”
In addition to the variety of home styles and floorplans, Scott Felder Homes offers an array of cutting edge design elements with signature options, such as its award-winning outdoor living spaces. “Our product development team is unsurpassed in their innovation, creativity and eye for striking design,” Smith says. “We design our homes to ‘bring the outside in’ with 90-degree slider door panels to open directly to the outdoor living spaces. Our outdoor living options provide ample seating areas with masonry fireplaces, outdoor kitchens, built-in grills, cathedral ceilings with tongue and groove soffits and beautiful porch paver flooring.” When it comes to building a home with Scott Felder Homes, homebuyers can expect quality customer service and customer appreciation. “Without our valued customers, we would not exist and we recognize this,” Smith says. “We have many steps in the process that ensure a buyer understands the process and expectations. Setting proper expectations is the first step in having a smooth build cycle.”
Homebuyers can expect to work with the Scott Felder Homes Design Studio to make their selections, meet regularly with a field manager who outlines the process and next steps, and receive weekly updates on progress and the following week’s objectives. “We do a final walk through inspection about a week before the close date and a re-walk the morning of closing to ensure that the home is 100 percent complete,” Smith says. “It is our policy that we close homes that have zero outstanding items and are completely ready for a buyer. This improves our customer service, and while it could be frustrating to have a close date move by a day or two before a buyer takes ownership, they can immediately have a level of comfort one may not have with another builder.”
Above all, Scott Felder Homes strives to ensure customers are beyond satisfied with the end product. The company’s culture is deeply rooted in measuring success through customer satisfaction, and by working together as one cohesive team, they deliver homes that reflect these values. “Scott Felder Homes is proud to provide the quality of construction we demand from our trade partners,” Smith says. “The enthusiasm amongst our homeowners is reflected in our referral business. We sell new homes today to families who purchased a Scott Felder home over 25 years ago. That is doing something right.” RL