In the Beginning
In 2006, Brookfield Developers invited Homes by Avi to help establish the community of Blanco Vista in Austin, Texas. With over 30 years of experience in new home building in North America, we immediately recognized what a great opportunity this invitation was. We graciously accepted and began the process of expanding our business to the Lone Star State.
While Brookfield moved forward with the beautiful, master planned community of Blanco Vista, we decided to look for other opportunities to grow our business in central Texas. The picturesque, 280-acre community of Sawyer Ranch, located on the west side of Hays County, is surrounded by 20-mile panoramic views and is just minutes from the Dripping Springs Independent School District. Building at Sawyer Ranch was a fantastic experience; we delighted in constructing stunning homes in the Texas hill country.
As many recall, 2007 saw the rapid decline of the housing industry in the U.S. Homes by Avi had expanded into the community of Meadows of Buda, but it quickly became apparent that the economy would take years to recover. We were faced with the difficult decision to either stick it out or, like many homebuilders, call it a day. We decided to keep going and we’re very glad that we did.
In 2010, we decided to truly commit to establishing Homes by Avi in the Texas marketplace, so we relocated our Chief Operating Officer and his family to Austin with the intention of making Homes by Avi one of the city’s top builders. Before long, we were building in some great communities.
In 2011, we began work at Walsh Trails in the fine City of Cedar Park and Plum Creek in the City of Kyle. More recently, we were added to the community of Mueller in Austin. Moving forward, we are looking to expand further in Austin and its surrounding metro area.
Despite a slow start amidst a global recession, Homes by Avi has built over 200 homes in Texas, and we remain strong in our goal towards steady, responsible growth in Austin and its surroundings areas. Our current expansion has proven successful as demonstrated by the consistent recognition of Austin as one of the U.S.’s top cities in which to live and work. We at Homes by Avi look forward to growing in a city that promotes innovation, technology and that down-to-earth, friendly feeling that makes Austin such a great place to be.