16 10, 2017

Southern Living Recipe: Toasted Oatmeal Cookies

As a Southern Living Custom Builder, it only seems right to serve Southern Living recipes at our 2017 Southern Living showcase home. Who doesn't love a Southern Living recipe?! Toasted Oatmeal Cookies seemed to be a pretty safe bet. Traditional, tasty, and a Southern favorite. Let's just say, we were right. When we served [...]

5 10, 2017

Southern Living Showcase Spotlight: Carnahan’s Landscaping

We've covered the majority of the interior of the home. Moving onto the exterior, it's time to talk landscaping! We spoke with a rep from Carnahan's Landscaping and Pools, who was responsible for the landscaping at the Southern Living Showcase Home. Here's what they had to say: What is your company and what do you [...]

2 10, 2017

To Build or Renovate?

One of the most frequent dilemmas we face is whether a client should start brand new by building a custom home or renovate their current home. Now, that is a tough question and often not an easy decision to make. In fact, it's so common that this question makes up the entire first chapter of [...]

29 09, 2017

Morning Star Builders on KSEV!

In case you missed it, Morning Star Builders was on the Steve Drake Show on AM 700 KSEV! Ted and Yvonne Cummins, owners of Morning Star, shared tips and tricks for building a custom home, as well as information on our 2017 Southern Living Custom Builder Program Showcase Home. You can listen to Steve talk [...]

28 09, 2017

Southern Living Showcase Spotlight: Belgard Pavers

Next up, we're talking pavers. A member of the GageCo Inc. teaanswered many questions regarding the Belgard Pavers used in our 2017 Southern Living Showcase home. You can view his answers below. Also, at the bottom of the page, check out a video Jeremy recorded with  the co-owner of Morning Star Builders, Ted Cummins. 1.What is your [...]

25 09, 2017

Southern Living Showcase Spotlight: RAM Windows and Marvin Windows & Doors

To kick off our next series, Southern Living Showcase Spotlights, we're sharing a little bit about RAM Windows, who helped tremendously in the completion of the 2017 Southern Living Showcase Home. Let's face it: Windows are an important aspect in any home. They affect the functionality (how much natural light is throughout the space) and [...]

22 09, 2017

New Series: Southern Living Showcase Spotlight

We are in Week Two of our Southern Living Custom Builder Program Showcase tour. After spending endless days and weeks completing the home, we are beyond excited to share it with all of you! In this new blog series, Southern Living Showcase Spotlight, we will be sharing about many of the vendors who helped us [...]

20 09, 2017

Southern Living Showcase Home Benefits Harvey Victims

Did you know that ticket sales from our 2017 Southern Living Custom Builder Program Showcase Home are benefiting TWO charities that are helping those who were affected by Hurricane Harvey?! Southern Living is talking all about how Operation Finally Home and HomeAid Houston are helping rebuild our city. You can read more about this cause [...]

15 09, 2017

2017 Southern Living Custom Builder Program Showcase: OPEN FOR TOUR

Today, our 2017 Southern Living Custom Builder Program Showcase Home opens for tour! We cannot wait to show you the result of many blood, sweat, and tears. From the front porch entrance to the temperature-controlled wine room and screened-in back porch, this house is one you do NOT want to miss! The stunning home is [...]