Award-winning Austin Home Builders Zbranek & Holt Custom Homes

Building Fine Homes Throughout Greater Austin, Horseshoe Bay and the Texas Hill Country Starting at $1 Million

Welcome to Zbranek & Holt Custom Homes, where our clients’ dream homes have become realities for over 36 years. Our home building experience has been developed with time-tested systems to make the experience both enjoyable and rewarding for each client. As a full-service design-build firm we strive to provide each client with a home designed specifically around their family’s individual lifestyle needs, desires, and architectural design preferences. From traditional estates, magnificent waterfront or golf course homes and spectacular Farm & Ranch properties we bring your vision to life. So it’s no surprise that in 2011, 2013, and 2015 the Austin Business Journal awarded its “Custom Home Builder of the Year” recognition to the Austin home builder firm of Zbranek & Holt Custom Homes.

The Journal named Zbranek and Holt, “A builder for the (modern) ages,” with their ability to keep up with technology serving as one of the keys to their success.

Austin Business Journal Names Zbranek & Holt Custom Homes 2015 Custom Home Builder of the Year

Austin Luxury Custom Home Builder Awarded Custom Home Builder of the Year for a Third Time by Austin Business Journal Zbranek & Holt Custom Homes of Austin is honored to be recognized as the 2015 Custom Home Builder of the Year by the Austin Business Journal (ABJ) at its annual Residential Real Estate Awards event. […]

Horseshoe Bay Lakefront Retreat Outdoor Living by Zbranek and Holt Custom Homes

Zbranek & Holt Custom Homes of Austin Texas Honored with National Design Award

Austin Luxury Custom Home Builder Awarded National Best in American Living Award   AUSTIN, TX FEBRUARY 10, 2015 – Luxury home builders, Zbranek & Holt Custom Homes of Austin Texas, has been awarded the 2014 Best in American LivingTM Awards (BALA) for Specialty Outdoor Living by the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB). The award […]

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Zbranek & Holt Custom Homes of Austin Texas Receives 3rd Consecutive “Best Of Houzz” Award in 2015

Over 25 Million Monthly Unique Users Rated Top-Rated Home Building, Remodeling and Design Professionals in the United States and Around the World Zbranek & Holt Custom Homes of Austin, Texas has been awarded “Best Of Houzz” for Design by Houzz, for the third consecutive year. Houzz is the leading platform for home remodeling and design. […]


Zbranek & Holt Custom Homes Opens Horseshoe Bay Office

Zbranek & Holt Custom Homes, an award winning Austin custom home builder, announce the opening of their new office located in Horseshoe Bay Texas. Zbranek & Holt Custom Homes have been building luxury homes throughout greater Austin, Horseshoe Bay and the Highland Lakes area for over a decade and bring more than 35 years of […]

Luxury Farm and Ranch Living Room by Zbranek & Holt Custom Homes, Horseshoe Bay and Austin Luxury Ranch Home Builders

Announcing Award Winning Homes on Your Ranch Property!

Zbranek & Holt Custom Homes is proud to announce a new company division focusing on Luxury Farm and Ranch Home new construction throughout Austin and the Texas Hill Country.   We’ve taken our building knowledge, superior customer service, 35 Years of home building experience and our award winning team to create elegant farm and ranch […]

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Building Your Dream Home in Austin and Central Texas

Zbranek & Holt Custom Homes is a fixed price, multi-award winning luxury home builder; we do not build speculative homes nor do we carry inventory. As a two time “National Master Builder of the Year,” we are experienced in all phases of the home building process. We are widely recognized as one of the preeminent luxury home builders in the greater Austin and Texas Hill Country area. The company’s commitment to providing clients with quality construction and innovative design along with our dedication to the highest level of customer satisfaction are the hallmarks of Zbranek & Holt Custom Homes.

We specialize in working with relocating families from different cities, states and countries to craft distinctive residences, designed for the way you live in the greater Austin and Texas Hill Country area.  We have a customized program that allows clients to work on their new home even while living in another city, state or country during construction, making for seamless continuation of your project. Our goal is to make the home building process as smooth and enjoyable as possible. To meet this goal clients are provided with the latest web-driven technology and access to a secure on-line link for their entire project details. Whether you are at home, at work, on the road, or on vacation, we put information at your fingertips about your selections, upgrades, financial decisions, questions, documents, photos and more.

If you are planning to relocate to or build in the greater Austin or Texas Hill Country area we welcome the opportunity to speak with you. Call us at 512-261-0344 to discuss your dream home ideas today.

Years of Luxury Building Expertise

In addition to our home building expertise, Zbranek & Holt Custom Homes is recognized for our outstanding contribution to the community by donating over $400,000 to local child based non-profit organizations and charities over the past decade.  As luxury home builders in Austin, being an active part of the community, financially and personally, is incorporated into our business model. Zbranek & Holt Custom Homes is honored to be recognized three times in the last five years (2011,2013,2015) by the Austin Business Journal as Custom Builder of the Year, as well as numerous other accolades including being named Texas Custom Builder of the Year by the Texas Association of Builders and Austin Custom Home Builder of the Year by the Home Builders Association of Austin.

Zbranek & Holt Custom Homes has also been recognized for our innovative approach to green building methods with everyone on the construction team designated as “Certified Green Building Professionals” by the National Association of Home Builders. With this training, Zbranek & Holt Custom Homes not only advise our clientele on energy saving features, but we include sustainable building techniques on every home, and are an Energy Star Builder. We strive every day to make the building experience understandable, efficient and enjoyable for our clients.

Zbranek & Holt Custom Homes only builds pre-sold new homes in Austin. Since we don’t purchase land or build unsold speculative homes, our company’s financial future is solid. That being the case, each one of our Austin luxury homes is treated as if it’s our next “show home,” built with the highest quality craftsmanship.

The Home of Your Dreams

We are Texas home builders who take pride in treating each of our buyers with the same level of exemplary service and attention to detail.

Company founder Steve Zbranek says, “Every builder will say that creating a dream home for a family is their greatest reward. After 36 years in the business, I have come to appreciate something more. While building a new home from scratch is fun and creative, it can often be a very stressful event. For the past seven years, we have adjusted our model to improve each client’s experience throughout the entire construction process.

We strive to keep the process fun for our clients and take on the role of being the ‘on-call’ housing expert for years after completion, truly exemplifying the highest level of customer service. Our satisfied clients would build with us again and compliment our process whenever asked. The best thing to me, personally, about my work is the relationships that we now build with our clients, our team, and our vendors. Once upon a time, it was just about building houses, today it’s about so much more.”

National Master Builder of the Year

Steve Zbranek Awarded 2011 National Master Builder of the Year by National Association of Home Builders

On January 18, 2011 local home builder Steve Zbranek, of Zbranek & Holt Custom Homes, was recognized at the International Builders Show in Orlando Florida as the “2011 National Master Builder of the Year”. Zbranek received the same award for 2010 in Las Vegas last January. The Master Builder designation is awarded by the National Association of Home Builders to senior builders who qualify with experience levels, prior national designations and completion of the Master Builder classroom programs. Once a builder receives the Master Builder designation they are required to complete mandatory continuing education to retain the title.

Steve Zbranek has been a Master Builder since 1994. He is on the faculty for the University of Housing and teaches various Master Builder courses to builder candidates throughout the country. Zbranek was recognized for the second straight year for his contributions to builder education and improvement. He chaired a committee in Washington D.C. who authored the Master Builders course titled “Profitable Business through Quality Practices”. Zbranek is a past president of the Greater San Antonio Builders Association and the Immediate Past President of the Home Builders Association of Greater Austin. In 2010 his firm was recognized as the State of Texas Custom Builder of the Year and the Austin Custom Builder of the Year.

In addition to industry improvement, community involvement is considered for the national award. In 2010 Zbranek & Holt Custom Homes built a project home to raise funds for the Lake Travis Youth Association (LTYA). The home was featured in the annual Parade of Homes event and raised $150,000 for the LTYA. Zbranek is currently the Chairman of the Board for the Lake Travis Chamber of Commerce and serves on the board of directors of the recently created Lakeway Police Memorial & Benevolent Foundation.

Please join us, once again, in congratulating Steve Zbranek as the 2011 “National Master Builder of the Year”.