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Design-build custom home

Integrated design-build

Our streamlined design-build process keeps everything under one roof, eliminating unnecessary costs and stress and resulting in a more fully-realized vision of your home.

Hill Country green home builder

We build green homes

Our focus is building green homes with energy-efficient, environmentally sustainable materials and technologies. Our homes are verified by the National Association of Home Builders.

Download an interactive workbook and design your custom home

Download our workbook

Our interactive workbook guides you through the process of developing your custom home vision based on your needs, desires, and lifestyle. Includes exercises, hints, and tons of free resources.

  • Certified green builder

    We use energy-efficient, environmentally sustainable materials and technologies in our homes. Save money year after year.

  • Award winning custom home designs

    Recognized by the Texas Association of Builders, Hill Country Home Builders Association and more.

  • Cordillera Ranch Preferred Builder

    Proud builder of almost 60 homes in the community.

  • 30 years’ homebuilding experience

    We provide a positive experience and home of lasting value.


5 Mistakes to Avoid When Building A Custom Home

In our years of designing and building custom homes in the Texas Hill Country, we have met with hundreds of clients. During this time, we learn about our future home owners and get a really good feel for things like design preferences and budget. It’s our job to make recommendations that enhance your home and […]


A Home for Every Ability

We are privileged to design and build custom homes that are as unique as the people who live in them. One of our most recent projects was an ADA-compliant home for a couple in Cordillera Ranch. The pair of retirees wanted a stylish, custom home that would also accommodate the wife’s motorized wheelchair. Every homeowner […]


Life at Cordillera Ranch

Cordillera Ranch is a one-of-kind master-planned community minutes from the quaint town of Boerne and a short drive from the conveniences of San Antonio. Home to an award-winning Jack Nicklaus Signature golf course ranked among the top-5 best overall in Texas, and multiple, private resort-style activities it’s no wonder Cordillera Ranch is one of the […]

When we selected Boerne as the area we desired to spend our retired life, we asked a real estate agent if it would be a problem to build a home rather than purchase a custom house already constructed. The agent replied, “Not if you have Israel Pena design and build it.”

Russell and Helen Kiernan

We have been in our home 21 months and the staff has continued to check to see if there are things that need attention. When we need help, members of the Authentic team have responded in a timely and friendly manner. We have shared with others, on numerous occasions, how pleased we are that we chose Authentic Custom Homes to be our design and construction team.

Sadie and Doug Hodo

I’m proud to live in such a well-designed, aesthetically pleasing home – and one that is uniquely me. I’ve received so many compliments from fellow Cordillera Ranch neighbors, many of whom live in far more expensive homes.

Sandy Ragan

Choosing to build a custom home was difficult because we did not live in the area and did not expect to see the ongoing effort, only end results. We were going to sign a contract and leave town. The day we signed the contract we spent about two hours reviewing draft plans and discussing their approach for design and construction. We could not be more pleased with the results.

Richard and Ann Hilton