Authentic Custom Homes client testimonials
Virgil Carter

“I was doing laundry this afternoon, after coming home visiting my wife in the hospital, and I just marveled at the quality of design and construction of our home and of this entire addition on Village Park Drive.  As a retired architect, it’s a joy for me to look around our house and enjoy what you have created.  The architectural design, the spatial flow, the views and interior light, and the utilitarian details—baseboards and trim and how everything is caulked tightly, wall finishes which are executed as well as I’ve ever seen and fine workmanship everywhere I look, indoors and out.

Congratulations to your father, you and the rest of your family for your dedication to excellence and the care with which you design, construct and then follow-up on your work.  I should have sent this message of appreciation sooner, for Merle and I feel fortunate to own one of your houses.  We’re so glad to be here.”

Virgil Carter
Russell & Helen Kiernan

“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 & Helen Kiernan
Thomas & Stacy Parisi

“We have been pleased with the quality our home’s construction and especially pleased with the steps taken to provide energy efficiency. Authentic took great care in properly positioning our home to minimize the effects of the summer sun, resulting in a home that is comfortable in the summer with minimal cooling; in the winter our home is free of drafts and cold spots, allowing for efficient use of heat at moderate temperature. We believe these factors are the reason our power bills to date have been reasonable (and allow for an extremely comfortable living environment). We commend the Authentic team for using the new techniques which allow for the efficient and economical use of energy.”

Thomas & Stacy Parisi
Hugh & Vicki Guill

“Building a Hill Country Home while living in England presented a unique array of anxieties and concerns. After our initial meeting with Israel, we knew that this long-distance building process was possible and it would be relatively stress free and enjoyable. The team was willing to hear our concerns, excited to listen to our ideas, very approachable and extremely creative. Communication via email and telephone was constant and they even sent photos so we could experience the actual building process. Our dream home is now a reality and we are so pleased with all aspects of the design-build process, we are having Israel and his Team build another home for us!”

Hugh & Vicki Guill
Richard & Ann Hilton

“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. After several meetings with Israel and his team, we decided to rely completely on Authentic Custom Homes to build our home. 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 & Ann Hilton
Pam Moore

“I would highly recommend Authentic Custom Homes to build your home. You will be pleased with not only the style that they design for you, but even more importantly by the quality of the construction. Friends of ours were building at the same time using another builder and we would go look at their home — I was truly saddened by the shabby work and poor materials that they would be hiding behind walls and paint! There was no comparison to the workmanship that was going into ours. The Authentic Custom Homes team is friendly and trustworthy — I never felt like I had to keep watch over them, or check up on them. They communicate every step of the way and customer satisfaction is their number one goal. They made the process of building a custom home a very pleasant one.”

Pam Moore
Sadie & Doug Hodo

“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 & Doug Hodo
Sandy Ragan

“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
Tom Watson

“We came to Authentic Custom Homes with plans for which we had already gotten bids, all of them too high — Israel and his exceptional design team were able to improve upon the plan while lowering costs! We are very pleased about the construction process and the quality of work being done. Israel has a small firm with exceptional people and there is a real sense of customer focus. We heard horror stories about people coming to hate their builder, but we are so fond of Israel and every member of his staff. The wonderful folks at Authentic Custom Homes are building us a home we think is lovely beyond belief, built with obvious quality and care. We recommend them without reservation.”

Tom Watson