Family First: The Scott Felder Homes Way!
s a residential homebuilder in and around Austin and San Antonio, Scott Felder Homes (SFH) has made its mark in the homebuilding industry. Recognized as an 18-time Builder of the Year, this market innovator has been set apart from others for one unique and long-lasting quality: putting families first!
A private company established in 1994 with a senior management team of more than 150 years of combined experience, SFH proves to be very nimble and able to adjust quickly, offering the latest design trends and features to meet the unique need of each individual buyer. Offering affordable quality products ranging from the three hundred thousands to luxury homes valued at well over a million, Scott Felder Homes has earned a reputation for integrity and diversity second to none. While building in more than 26 communities, SFH also controls an impressive number of home sites, more than 2500, in and around the area.
John Jones, division president, has been with the organization since 1999, joining Scott Felder Homes right out of college. He is proud to have started his career as a superintendent, moving to a project manager, then an area manager, and then transitioning to VP of Construction and Vice President of Operations. He currently also serves as the President of the HBA of Greater Austin, along with prior roles as President-elect, Home PAC Chair, First Vice President, Volume Builders Council Chair, and Membership Committee Chair. He is also a Board Member for HomeAid Austin.
The dynamic family-first culture ingrained in its value system of understanding that its employees are paramount to its success has allowed employees like John to grow professionally while giving back to the organization. With 143 employees in the Austin and San Antonio offices, a strong sense of culture, family, and integrity runs through like an unbreakable thread, binding employees together, “mirroring the quality products we deliver,” says Jones.
On top of its Builder of the Year Awards, SFH was also recognized by the HBA of Greater Austin as Philanthropic of the Year, HomeAid Community Partner of the Year and the Top Workplace winner for the 10th year. Proudly Jones also shares the Best Customer Experience Award by the Homeowner Mark of Excellence or H.O.M.E.
The team at SFH enjoys giving back to the community where its employees and customers live and work. Many of its contributions involve the housing industry to best utilize its collective strengths. Other philanthropic endeavors include Builders for Babies and a toy drive to sponsor a local family for Christmas.
Scott Felder Homes was recently honored to be selected to build a home in Blackhawk, Pflugerville, for Operation Finally Home. The organization provides mortgage-free homes to wounded, ill, and injured military veterans, first responders, and widows of the fallen and their families in honor of their service and sacrifice to the country and community. The company is currently building a home for U.S. Marine Cpl. William Makaafi, along with his wife and four children. The groundbreaking and placing of notes of love throughout their new home occurred in 2022, with the home dedication scheduled for April 2023. The SFH team and vendors joined together to support this special family, bringing love and joy to the Makaafi family and everyone involved.
Scott Felder Homes is also proud to support and collaborate with HomeAid Austin to identify long-term homeless care providers who need additional capacity and donate time, materials, and labor to rehabilitate and build housing for Austin’s homeless. In partnership with Community First Village, the company built its third micro house in 2022.
Jones shares that with a family-first attitude and culture, Scott Felder Homes always seeks opportunities to participate in local giving and community involvement programs. Always looking to grow and expand, Jones invites readers to visit Scott Felder Homes to learn more about what makes the company and culture unmatched in the residential construction industry.