Shoenfeld Client Story.
- Comanche Trace
Buying a custom home
and following the process from start to
finish was going to be a first time
experience for the Schoenfelds.
Paul, a Houston insurance executive and
his wife Ellen had plans to spend their
retirement years near family and
grandchildren in the Texas Hill Country.
While visiting a daughter in Comanche
Trace, the couple began to take notice
of homes built by Tony Roberts,
including the home of their daughter’s
next-door neighbor. Paul and Ellen
purchased a lot in Comanche Trace in
Our home in Houston was
a traditional 1950s brick house. Our new
home in Comanche Trace would be quite a
departure from our former homestead, much
more Hill Country in style and a little
larger in size at nearly 3,000 square feet.
In the beginning we
drove around and looked at homes around
Kerrville and the surrounding area until we
acquired an idea of what we wanted. When we
found a home we both really liked, we
contacted the designer in San Antonio and
asked him to modify the design for us.
Everything fell into place once the floor
plan was decided on.
Our plan was to contact
four prominent builders in Comanche Trace
and Tony Roberts was on the top of the list.
Tony has a great reputation and Ellen and I
heard good things about him while touring
his award-winning house during the 2007
Parade of Homes.
After calling Tony and listening to what he
had to say, I did not need to call anyone
else. I liked his attitude about the whole
building process and felt he was the right
man for the job.
Ellen and I traveled from Houston to
Kerrville every two or three weeks to view
the construction process. Between trips we
followed the progress with Tony by phone,
fax or email. We always felt informed and
involved, and we got our questions answered.
This is the first time we ever built a house
and one of the things we learned—what you
see on the house plans is not necessarily
what you end up wanting during the time your
home is being built. We changed only a few
minor things as we went along. Example, a
light switch was illustrated on a wall that
was obviously in the wrong place. But you
don’t notice this sort of thing until the
wall is going up. Tony pointed out and
explained any necessary structural
modifications as the construction was going
on and I always had the feeling that he was
on top of things.
We moved into
our new home on February 3, 2009,
and we are extremely pleased. We had
the usual minor follow-ups to fix
after new construction, but they
were tended to very quickly and
efficiently. I can’t think of
anything we would do different. The
whole experience was pleasurable.
Tony was always available to talk
and working with Tricia Byrom was a
pleasure. We got to know the sub
contractors and we were very pleased
with every one of them, which is a
key factor in making things go so
well. The whole team made it easy
for us. I would refer Tony Roberts
Custom Homes to anyone.