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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.


Top 5 Homebuilding Myths Debunked

One of our top priorities as homebuilders is to set realistic expectations for our clients from the very beginning. Too often we are confronted by potential homeowners who have misconceptions about homebuilders and the process of building a custom home. This can lead to misunderstanding and disappointment, which can make for an unpleasant experience for […]


The Best Home Flooring Options

Today, the number of flooring options to consider for your home is immense. Most homeowners want to know what flooring options are best before making their selections. However, the best flooring options really depend on your budget, the characteristics of your design and the individual rooms in your home. The most popular flooring materials used in our […]


A New Year, A New Spec Home

We are only 11 days into 2016, and big things are already on the drawing board here at Authentic Custom Homes. In just a few short months we will break ground on an exciting new project: a spec home in Cordillera Ranch. This beautiful Santa Barbara-inspired home will be nestled amongst the large oak trees on […]

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