About Us

Premiere Custom Home Builders in the Brazos Valley

The History of Ellis Custom Homes

Choosing a custom homebuilder is a key component in the successful design and execution of your dream home. The complexity of a custom home requires a precision and attention to detail that we are pleased to provide.

At Ellis Custom Homes, we have compiled an extraordinary team of individuals with the experience and talents necessary to craft your home. Our company specializes in quality custom home building and exceptional client services.

Our extensive experience with a wide array of techniques and building materials allows us to speak with firsthand knowledge and help you navigate the potential hazards of building a completely custom home. Each Ellis Custom Home is unique in its design, materials, and methods of construction. Additionally, we have worked with many clients to produce a wide range of styles and sizes to fit their needs and desires; however, one thing remains constant, quality.

Ellis Custom Homes has been creating distinctive custom homes in the Brazos Valley,
Brenham, Houston and surrounding areas for almost 30 years.

Meet Our Team

We are committed to our clients and our team. As a team, each one of us is dedicated to the highest level of standards and workmanship on all our projects. Through our construction experience and our professional commitment, the lifelong relationships developed have become the cornerstone of Ellis Custom Homes.

Keith Ellis

Keith Ellis

President & Owner

With more than two decades of experience in custom home building, Keith brings his own personal wealth of in-depth knowledge and expertise, along with his handpicked team of highly qualified craftspeople, to every Ellis Custom Home. A College Station native, Keith’s innovative and creative vision, coupled with his meticulous dedication to customer service, has resulted in some of the finest homes in the Brazos Valley.

Keith has a keen understanding that clients are not just looking to build a home. They are building a lifestyle for themselves and their families. No matter the size of the project, Keith’s dedication to exceeding expectations extends to every aspect of the homebuilding process. In fact, he personally handles all areas of project management, client consultation, project estimation, scheduling of trade contractors and acquisition of materials.

Keith founded Ellis Custom Homes in 1990. After five years serving clients in Houston, he moved the company back to his hometown of Bryan/College Station where he has built an impeccable reputation for quality, custom construction.

An industry leader, Keith is a member of the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) as well as a member of one of the NAHB’s Builder 20 groups. He is a past president and current builder director of the Bryan/College Station Home Builders Association as well as life director of the Texas Association of Builders. Keith earned his B.S. in Building Construction from Texas A&M University in 1988.

When he’s not working, Keith loves to give back and volunteers his time with 4H Youth in Shotgun Education. One of his bucket list dreams is to build a church. Keith is married with 3 children.

Mark Ward

Mark Ward

Project Manager

Mark joined Ellis Custom Homes in April 2014 and provides an exceptional working knowledge of construction gained over the past 30 years to our team. Prior to joining our firm, he spent many years in the commercial construction world. In fact, Mark had a part in most of the structures built over the past 20 years on the Texas A&M campus.

Mark enjoys working with clients and ensuring that each project receives the highest level of attention to detail. He brings his core values of integrity, teamwork and dedication to constant improvement to his work, and these values shine through in every custom home project he manages. As a result of working with Mark, clients benefit from his key strength of keeping projects on schedule, as well as his philosophy that every project has its own character and every client has their own thought process and communication style. He is very flexible and able to adapt to individual client needs, while maintaining an efficient and effective building plan and timeline.

In his free time, Mark enjoys traveling and exploring places he has never been before without an agenda—simply being open to possibilities and discovering the unexpected. His hobbies include playing golf, horseback riding and listening to jazz music with a good glass of wine. Mark is married with two sons and can be found some weekends working on his land in Fredericksburg.

Jennifer Moore

Jennifer Moore

Office Manager

Jennifer has been working for custom homebuilders in the Brazos Valley since 2002 and joined the Ellis Custom Homes team in September of 2009. Jennifer oversees all aspects of operating the corporate office. Her wealth of industry knowledge and extensive managerial experience allow her to efficiently coordinate multiple aspects of the custom home building process and ensure all of our clients receive five-star service.

Jennifer works closely with every member of the Ellis Custom Homes’ team, as well as interacts and provides personal attention to each client. She handles all areas of marketing, manages the website, and assists clients with research into various options for their new homes. She also deals with contracts, bids, budgets and scheduling—just to name a few of her many contributions.

Her dedication to honestly, integrity and being a team player are infused in everything she does. One of her strengths she has mastered along her impressive career is her ability to be solution focused. If an issue arises, Jennifer will make it her mission to find the best solution or answer for our clients.

Jennifer is a graduate from Sam Houston State University where she earned a B.S. in Interior Design in May 2005. She is married with two sons and enjoys spending time with her family—especially behind the lens of her camera as a photographer. Her dedication to customer service traces back to her very first job in Houston where she spent six years working at Astroworld.

What people say about Ellis Custom Homes?

The complexity of a custom home requires precision and attention to detail that we are pleased to provide. Along with a sampling of completed homes in the Brazos Valley, is a list of clients happy to share their Ellis Custom Homes story.

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Everyone we worked with at Ellis Custom Homes was a delight. They work together as a team...more as a family. Above all, Keith Ellis, is a man of great integrity whom I admire and have the utmost trust in. I know that he will stand by whatever he says.

Susan McElroy

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Keith Ellis and his company "family" were a pleasure to work with in every aspect of the home building process. From the relationship with our architect, to the materials selection process, to the unique creativity and attention to detail, the process was quite effortless for us and the end result is a stunning and magnificent home.

The Batchelders

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We are beyond pleased with our new home. A lot of extras were included – things we had not thought about or did not even know about. We are looking forward to many years of enjoyment thanks to the very helpful staff at Ellis Custom Homes.

Cary & Sue Ellen Bass

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I recently worked with Project Manager, Andrew Colson, to install a custom motorized shade system for their project in Boerne, TX. Andrew was helpful in making selections and working with us and the client to select the right product to mitigate the sun/heat/glare/insects for a large sliding door system in the home. The high-quality design and craftsmanship of the custom home called for a totally custom product to provide further functionality for the focal door system.

Texas Sun & Shade

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What a week we recently experienced. We were mostly without power for two days until we got our generator working again (bad battery). Yet we had no frozen pipes, no damage to our tankless water heaters, an inside temperature that did not plummet, etc. Bill and I are so grateful for the planning and construction of our home that brought last week’s results. You two and the myriad of workers around you are the greatest. Thank you.

Marilyn Byrne


Community Involvement

At Ellis Custom Homes, we believe that the best way to give thanks to our community is to give back to our community. We are proud to say that we provide sponsorships and volunteer for the following programs:

Photos of Us Volunteering

Professional Affiliations