About Our Team
A Legacy to Live In
The Bannister family is passionate about fulfilling an unmet need in the custom homebuilding industry –clients desire a distinct home built with superb design and masterful craftsmanship in an efficient way. From its inception in 2001, incorporating distinct style and fine quality into every home design became the company’s guiding principle.
Known for excellence, the family offers detailed and unique homes in historic and established neighborhoods as well as fresh new ones. By having an in-house design team of plan designers and interior designers, clients receive the ultimate in personal design .
Judging by its showcase, the neighborhoods that Bannister Custom Homes chooses are uncommon environments with updated amenities. “Our communities are built as walkable neighborhoods, with sidewalks to encourage pedestrian activity. They feature extensive landscaping, tree-lined streets, greenbelts and common areas that are perfect for an evening stroll. Many of the homes have front porches that extend the living space and invite friendly conversation. We believe that these touches help create a vital neighborhood that welcomes families and friends, and encourages community,” Bannister notes.
Classic designs that are architecturally desirable and timeless help clients preserve the long-term value and beauty of their home. Whether the exterior design is Georgian Classic or English Tudor, Bannister Custom Homes adapts the interior use of space for the needs of the modern family, and uses flexible design that allow endless personalization for a family’s unique lifestyle. “One of our strengths is finding new, fresh ways to elevate our homes from the ordinary to the extraordinary,” Bannister reveals. “Our Designers help buyers at each stage of the building process incorporate their signature elements, utilizing proven design/build concepts.”
Because of their stellar reputation for excellence, Bannister Custom Homes attracts clients who are discerning and committed to lasting results. In fact, the Bannister team believes in a straightforward, transparent homebuilding process and dealing directly with the client. Bannister says, “We are always actively listening to our customers so that we can communicate their needs to our tradesmen at their home site.”
The Bannister’s commitment to customer satisfaction extends throughout the process of creating a home and well beyond the closing date. “We want our clients to be as happy with their home five or ten years down the road as they are the day they move in,” Bannister points out. “Staying informed about the latest technology and design trends assists us in making sure our clients homes grow in value over time.” Bannister Custom Homes has regularly been rewarded for its commitment to customer satisfaction by a large proportion of repeat customers and referral business
Smart Builder Practices
As a Certified Master Builder and Certified Graduate Builder, clients can rest assured that their home is backed by a solid understanding of the industry and good building practices.
In recent years, we have experienced strong urban renewal and economic growth. Recognizing this opportunity to help shape the vision for the city’s future, we sought out classic, established neighborhoods to develop home sites for new residents. Their new urbanist designs create homes with a traditional neighborhood feel, in an established urban environment.
Merging historic neighborhoods with lasting value and modern amenities, these communities feature estate homes in areas that are historically relevant to the city, retaining the original grandeur and character of the neighborhood. “We have carefully partnered with historic designers and architects who can ensure that the homes integrate gracefully into the existing neighborhoods,” explains Bannister.
Concerning Bannister’s role in the urban renewal of Fort Worth, he says, “We believe that the foundation of a great home is a strong community. Corporate responsibility is natural to the way we conduct business, because this is our community, too.”
Will Bannister is recognized in the Fort Worth Builders Press’ annual “40 Under 40”, which honors select men and women under the age of 40 who are helping to shape the future of the city through their business achievements and community involvement.
As a Board Member of Covenant Classical School, he is an advocate for educating our youth.
Leslie and Will Bannister are also adoption advocates, working with Gladney Center for Adoption as transitional parents for countless number of babies waiting for forever homes.