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national organization that meets twice a year to review new building methods, materials and best practices. Sitra says he is one of
only handful of builders in the Austin market that is an NAHB 20
"I have always said that what you get out of it reflects what you
put into it," Sitra says. "And I am able to keep on top of everything
from financials to best practices to reviewing new materials such
as sliding doors and new appliance lines as they come around."
MODERN AND LOCAL
Like many luxury builders, Sitra is seeing a trend toward modern
design, but with a local flair. "We really are seeing a lot of clean
lines and contemporary looks," Sitra explains. "But it is also being
done with a lot of natural wood elements, reflective of Texas Hill
Country. It is more of a Craftsman style, which you see overlapping modern design."
Matt Sitra Custom Homes has traditionally focused on
4,000-square-foot homes that are priced in the $1.3-$2 million
dollar range. As one might imagine, buyers in this range prefer
highly intelligent, technology-driven homes. "For just about every
feature, there is an app for it that can be operated from a device,"
Sitra says. "In particular, Nest thermostat systems and Lutron lighting, shades and home automation products are in demand."
Sitra would like to see his company's revenue grow to the $5 million range, but he is mindful of keeping a steady, manageable pace.
"I am one of those people who likes to keep growth at a controllable pace," Sitra explains. "I really don't want to go out and sell
too much - you can get overwhelmed and then customers do not
receive the proper attention."
Instead of shooting for a revenue figure, Sitra is content to have
four to six projects going at any one time. And, while doing so,
keeping his core values front and center. "It sounds silly, but just do
what you're supposed to do and things will work out," Sitra says.
"Just put your best foot forward." )
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