WHAT OUR CLIENTS ARE SAYING...

"We met with five builders and both Ed and I knew instantly we wanted the Donahoos"
-Leah and Ed Santry

"We definitely got a quality product."
-Justin and Jeanna Jette

"If we build a house again, we'll call them."
- Tom & Marlene Leih

"I was really impressed with Donahoo's attention to detail. As a result, I have a home that's one of a kind."
- David Kunkel

"I've already recommended them to other people."
- Bill Olson

"We’ve built about 6 houses and they are by far the best to work with and the best quality we’ve had."
I am very happy with the construction of the house, and watched it every day of the 10 months it took to build it as we were renting a house close by. I was very pleased with the subs and construction; it was very well built from the foundation all the way up to the roof--inside and out. We are happy with the quality all the way from start to finish. We’ve built about 6 houses and they are by far the best to work with and the best quality we’ve had.    
- Jim Chapman

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Client Testimonials

"We felt a genuine sense of honesty and trust" 
Being a native Texan, I couldn't wait to move back after 27 years away. We had a unique building situation in that we lived 1,200 miles away (PA) while building our retirement dream home. We met with five builders and both Ed and I knew instantly we wanted the Donahoos. We felt a genuine sense of honesty and trust which was crucial in going forward with such a big project and investment, not to mention miles between. They communicated and walked us through each step from beginning to end to ensure our vision was brought to life. Break down of budget and materials purchased were given throughout each phase of building. Barb kept things moving smoothly with her organization and attentiveness to timelines, requests and all our questions. Their level of professionalism started from the top down to each of their subcontractors and their teams. When all your contractors are talking only positive about the Donahoos, you know you are working with a winning builder! I was even given each contractor's cell # and felt comfortable talking to each at various stages while they were at the site. Many sent me pictures of the work!

Jerry has such an artistic talent. He suggested some changes to the outside balcony architecture features while it was being constructed. I'm very thankful and happy he called us on it because it truly made a big difference on our waterside appeal. Their value per sq ft was also reasonable for the top notch quality of construction materials and labor used. Much love and pride of workmanship is found throughout the home. We get so many compliments from family, friends and realtors who visit. Jerry and Barb stand by their work and we are always more than happy to refer them to others. Thanks for our beautiful lakeside gathering spot where we plan to make wonderful Texas memories!! It's great to be HOME!
-Leah and Ed Santry
Horseshoe Bay

"We are very happy with our final product." 
The process was really easy. We knew when to expect things---they were very reliable in that respect. They kept their word and were honest. From watching other homes being built in the neighborhood, we knew we got a quality product much quicker and at a better cost than our neighbors. We knew ours was well built, and the entire building process was close to four months. We definitely got a quality product.
-Justin and Jeanna Jette 

"Their work was amazing." 
We're very happy. They are incredibly honest and approachable. If you find a problem, they will come out and fix it. On the money, they were very open. You know exactly what everything costs and have a very good working relationship. This was our lifelong dream house on Lake Travis. If we build a house again, we'll call them. 
- Tom & Marlene Leih 

"My home won Best Craftsmanship in the 2011 Parade of Homes, and that has everything to do with Donahoo." 
My house was one of the 2011 Parade of Homes--it won Best Craftsmanship--you can currently see it on their website. I was really impressed with Donahoo's attention to detail; they just did a great job with it. The ceiling treatments that are custom built into the house make every room unique, and the fireplace has 3 different types of stone in it. As a result, I have a home that's one of a kind.

They also built the house exactly the way I wanted it. They're a great team. Barb kept communications going. Jerry's very easy to talk to--he has a great imagination, and he can visualize things. If you advise something, and he doesn't agree with it, he'll explain why. When I was getting ready to build my home, I looked at 3 different contractors. Donahoo presented the best overall quality. My home won Best Craftsmanship and that has everything to do with them, not me and not the architect. That's just them doing their job and doing it well.
- David Kunkel

"I've already recommended them to other people." 
In every construction project, you have issues that come up, but we were always able to find a solution that everybody was happy with. Barb and Jerry are really great people, and they have a great bunch of subcontractors. I'd say one of their biggest strong points is that they're just good, honest people, and because of that, they're easy to work with. They also offer a great value for their product.

It really just comes down to that we love our house. Donahoo was the instrument to put in place the plan we prepared, and they did a great job, and did it to our specifications. You never know when you plan a home or design one what it's going to look like, because it never looks exactly like it does on paper, but we were really happy with the outcome. I've already recommended them to other people.
- Bill Olson

"One of my neighbors, who has their own builder, recommended Homes by Donahoo after seeing my home."
Our home was built two years ago. The quality of workmanship and the materials are just outstanding. The stonework is beautiful--I have a lot of stone in my house--and people are always complimenting me on it.

I've not had any problems with the house--everything's been great, and it's just a really high quality product. Barb and Jerry are extremely easy to work with, and they're affordable. Of course there are contractors that are cheaper, but then you get the cheaper construction. They also have great subcontractors--every one of them was fabulous. In fact, one of my neighbors, who has their own builder, recommended Homes by Donahoo to someone after seeing my home. That alone speaks for itself.
- Kay Boka

"He has already done two houses for us, and he will be building our 3rd one!" 
There are several things Jerry does that others don't do. One is that he does it exactly how he describes it to you. It's the best I have ever seen from taking something from 2 to 3 dimensional. He will always get an upfront understanding of what needs to get done and how much it will cost. He has already done two houses for us, and he will be building our 3rd one! 
- Ron Stone 

"They did excellent work. If I was building another house, the Donahoos would build it." 

We decided to build our dream--the project was a 3600 square foot, 2-story house. The Donahoos were not the low bid, but we had the best product from what we could see. They built us a great house and we became friends. They did a great job! 
- Gene & Mary Ehler 

"Honesty is definitely one of their strong suits, and it's what separates them from other builders.

This is our first time working with Homes by Donahoo, but we've had five houses built in the past, and this was the easiest process of them all. Barb and Jerry are wonderful to work with. The design and finish are excellent on the house, and the overall construction quality and everything else has just been great.

Honesty is definitely one of their strong suits, and it's what separates them from other builders. They were upfront about everything and never tried to overcharge us. The quality of the work is also impeccable. We had 3 bids on our house from different contractors, and Donahoo's was the most competitive. And they have a great product on top of that. We couldn't be more pleased.
- Harvey Dyer

I  am very happy with the construction of the house, and watched it every day of the 10 months it took to build it as we were renting a house close by. I was very pleased with the subs and construction; it was very well built from the foundation all the way up to the roof--inside and out. We are happy with the quality all the way from start to finish. We’ve built about 6 houses and they are by far the best to work with and the best quality we’ve had.    
- Jim Chapman

A Few Words from Some of Our Superior Subcontractors

"Donahoo's experience and knowledge go a long way, as does their solid work ethic."
Their years of experience and knowledge go a long way, as does their solid work ethic. Part of the reason we love working with them is because they take such good care of their subcontractors, and we all feel like a team, which can really go a long way in how well a house is built. 
- Ruben Ribera

"Donahoo understands what it takes to do a good job, and they do it." 
They're just a pleasure to work for. We've never had any problems, and we always get paid on time. They understand what it takes to do a good job, and they do it. They have a tremendous work ethic, and are always available to their subs. 
- David Ekrut

"I've done jobs for them for many years — so many that I can't count how many flooring jobs I've done." 
I have known them since college. They are trustworthy, honest people and they pay on time. 
- John Bergmann, Bergmann Custom Wood Floors 

"They are easy to work for, honest and reliable, and pay on time." 
The Donahoo’s are very quality oriented—that’s why I like working for them. They do not cut any corners. - John Allman, Framing Contractor 

"Donahoo goes above and beyond the call of duty." 
I think one of the best things about them is that they always aim to please the customers, and they really relate well to their subs. They explain what they need thoroughly, go above and beyond the call of duty, and the end result is a great job is done, and a gorgeous home is built. 
- Billy Jack Payne

"Not only does Donahoo build beautiful homes, but they do it right the first time."
I've worked for Donahoo for 4-5 years, and not only are they great builders, but they go out of their way to make their customers and their subcontractors happy. I'd recommend them to anyone looking to build a home, not only because they build beautiful homes, but because they do it right the first time. 
– Sammy Burton

"I’ve worked with the Donahoo’s for over 10 years."
They are great people to work with and are very honest and sincere. The reason that I respect them so much is that when they build a house, they build it like they are moving into it themselves. That’s the pride they put into their work. 
– Jerry Penick, Creative Custom Cabinets

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