Modern Home Builder - Winter 2018 - 74
" I love doing what I do and I work really hard at it."
JACK DABNEY, OWNER
San Antonio's Dabney Homes repurposes parts of older structures into its homes.
Dabney Homes incorporates old and new
features into its projects. BY ALAN DORICH
www.dabneyhomes.com / 2016 sales: $3.5 million /
Headquarters: San Antonio / Specialty: Homebuilding /
www.mhb-magazine.com Winter 2018
For Jack Dabney, building homes is not just work, but a
source of joy. "I love doing what I do and I work really hard at it,"
Dabney explains. "It's kind of frustrating at times and other times
Dabney is owner of Dabney Homes, a firm that specializes in
building and renovating homes in San Antonio. He established the
company in 1991, after gaining extensive construction experience.
"I've always been interested in building, even as a child putting
models together," he recalls. "Even as a young kid, a friend's mom
told me I should be a homebuilder."
He took that advice and ultimately pursued a career in homebuilding after earning a degree in construction engineering at Texas Tech University. After working in Texas, "I went to California
because I had family out there and the market was just taking off,"
He joined a development company as an assistant superintendent and worked his way up the ranks. "After about seven years, I