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Williams-Hirsch Custom Builders
Williams-Hirsch specializes in craftsman and cottage-style homes, and is open to incorporating antiques and clients' personal touches into the designs.
"Greg is a fantastic project manager and does a lot of the fieldwork," he notes. "When I am not in the field, I do administrative
and sales work. We work very well together and our strengths
complement each other."
Williams-Hirsch specializes in craftsman and cottage-style homes.
The company has studied the architecture for years and earned a
reputation for it in the San Antonio and New Braunfels area. "We're
the go-to guys for those styles because we really try to make all of
our projects as authentic as we possibly can," Williams says.
The company builds in infill neighborhoods as well as subdivisions. For its infill product, Williams-Hirsch studies the neighborhood to ensure the exterior of the home matches the façade of the
"If those homes were built in the 1930s, we want to ensure our
homes fit into that era," Williams says. "When finished, from the
outside the home you'll see fits the neighborhood, while the inside
reflects a modern style. In fact, we are known for incorporating
the best from the past with the best of the present."
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Its homes typically range from 1,500 to 2,500-square-feet. William-Hirsch goes "all out" with trimmings. Once the interior is
finished, the company uses stained on-site hardwood floors, and
incorporates antiques. "We'll shop for antique stained glass windows and lighting, for example," he says. "We incorporate those
features so that our clients have a mix of yesterday and today."
The company takes its process one step further by incorporating
its clients' personal touches into the homes. Clients share their
ideas and Williams-Hirsch works to implement the features they
feel are important, even if it's a memory.
"One client told us that she would sit in the foyer of her grandmother's home and talk to her boyfriend on an old rotary dial
phone," Williams explains. "We included an antique rotary phone,
with judges panel all around the foyer, so that it mimicked her
A CRITICAL ROLE
Williams-Hirsch's small-but-mighty team of six employees is critical to its success. According to Williams, they "live by the golden
rule" and treat its clients the way they want to be treated.