We wanted to build a small cabin like home on our 20 acres in Bosque County and had a floor plan in mind, when we met with Kenneth and Bettye. From a few conversations, Kenneth asked questions about what we wanted, and was able to draw the layout of the house so we could see what would be involved. He helped us flush out several ideas and point out problem areas.
We were looking for a company that showed concern for what was important to us. Due to the remote nature of our location, we didn't want to visit, and find everything was wrong. Kenneth saw to it that everything we had concerns about was addressed. Kenneth did a fantastic job organizing all the contractors, working with them, and keeping us informed of the schedule and costs. It really helped that he was able to partner with local sub-contractors to reduce travel up-charges.
As the build proceeded, a few changes came up and Kenneth was able to recommend options and suggestions for keeping the costs down for our budget. From start to finish, the entire process was very pleasant. Kenneth is very good at what he does, building custom homes. We are extremely pleased with the size, layout and look of our house.
We recently remodelled our bathroom and kitchen. We became aware of Holiday Custom Homes by referral from another of their clients. Kenneth and his crew did a great job and finished the project in a timely manner and with great attention to detail. There were really 3 areas that stood out to us while we went through the selection process and then the construction itself:
Imagination – We had done a lot of thinking about how we wanted our bathroom to look, but didn’t know how it would actually be built. Kenneth did a great job listening to our ideas and then talking about different ways of actually completing each detail. He didn’t just do everything the way he was used to doing it; instead, he was willing to listen until he understood what was important to us, and then try to make those ideas a reality.
Practicality – It would be easy for a builder to inflate the cost of a project by just doing whatever the customer said, regardless of the cost. We weren’t trying to cut corners on the project, but Kenneth helped us think about the costs of materials and solutions. In many cases he thought of ways to achieve a great solution at a lot less cost than our initial idea. We didn’t always go down the less expensive path, but the important thing is that Kenneth always presented it to us. Besides saving us money, he also increased my confidence in him with each issue that he helped us resolve. I like thinking that the builder is concerned about the customer’s money, and Kenneth certainly was.
Urgency – With past builders, the biggest frustration is often days where they don’t show up at all to work. Kenneth showed up early on the first day and his team went to work and did an enormous amount of work. He continued with that same sense of urgency throughout the project. He was always working to get things finished, instead of just doing a bit at a time. Because of this, when there were issues, I knew it wasn’t Kenneth just off on another job, I knew that any issues were due to subs. It’s a very comforting feeling to have confidence that your builder is just as focused on getting the work done quickly as you are.
Really, we couldn’t have been happier with the results or the REMODELING process. We are very satisfied customers!
Kenneth and Bettye Henderson built a cover over our patio. The work Kenneth did on our patio is outstanding!! Kenneth and Bettye are very honest and straight forward and when you are REMODELING or building a new home you need someone that you can depend on and be honest. My recommendation is extremely high and Nick and I will be using them again for some future REMODELING we would like to do.
When it's time to build your dream home, finding the right builder is important. After much research, I found Bettye Henderson. I admired some of the other houses she had built but none of them were exactly right for me. We discussed what I wanted, found a beautiful lot in RiverBend Estates, and began the building process. I'm sure I was a difficult client. I wanted more windows, a walk-in shower, a tile roof-the requests were endless. But Bettye never faltered. When I requested four more windows in the living area, she didn't argue-the next week they were framed in and ready for completion. With every request she would give me a price for the extra-always a reasonable amount-and proceed to make my dreams come true. There were some setbacks due to rain at the wrong time, but she simply cleaned up the mess and continued. I was always impressed, and still am, at her calm ability to solve the inevitable problems and suggest solutions that hadn't occurred to me. The house was finished close to the time she had promised and I moved in just before Christmas in 1996. After nine years I still have no complaints about the finished product. It is truly the home of which I always dreamed. I am happy to recommend Bettye and Kenneth Henderson as remarkable builders.
Last year we were looking for a builder to build our retirement home outside of Hico, Texas. We contacted one of the area builders and were talking with him, when our son said he wished we would talk to you before we made our final decision. Our son goes to church with you and was so impressed when he visited in your home you built. I phoned you and we met at your office and toured one of your homes you built in RiverBend. We were impressed, but I truly was apprehensive because I felt it would be too hard for you to build a home for us, since most of your contractors were from the metroplex. We decided that Holiday Custom Homes was our builder. Since we had sold our home, we had you build a barn with living quarters for us before you started the house. You gave us quality workmanship at a market price. We were impressed that you tried to save us money when ever possible. We have been very pleased with our retirement home and with you as builders.
A few years ago, we were faced with a big decision – buy a home or build one “just the way we wanted it.” We remember that part of the process was interviewing builders – and when we spoke with you we knew that we were going to build with Holiday Custom Homes. From our first encounter until the day we moved in, working with you was a great experience. Your honest, cordial and up-front way of doing business erased any second thoughts we might have had about our building decision. When we formed a budget with you, you assured us that you would continue to help us find ways to get optimal value and you delivered on that. You really demonstrated that you knew how to manage our budget for the maximum benefit – and we are so happy with the result. We are so pleased with our new home that we laugh when we think back to the agony we put ourselves through to make decisions. We should have known that you were not going to let us make any regrettable mistakes. We could not count the times you added little touches that we could not have seen and advised us when we might have left something out and regretted it! You were there whenever we needed you or had a question and that was such a relief – especially since this is our first custom home building experience. We completed the building on time and under budget, thanks to your attention to detail and working diligently to keep us on track. We greatly appreciate that! We owe Holiday Custom Homes all of our gratitude for making the custom building adventure such a pleasant experience. If we had to do it all over again, we would gladly choose Holiday. We love our home!
We have known Kenneth and Bettye Henderson for about four years. During that time we have had the pleasure of being guests in their home. Many times we have toured their home as well as other homes they have built. Last spring we decided that we needed to do some REMODELING on our home in Cleburne, Texas. We approached Kenneth and Bettye to see if they would consider helping us with this job. Both were more than helpful to us in offering advice and guidance that we needed to undertake such a task. They are extremely knowledgeable in products, costs, designs, and in planning how we needed to proceed. At that time we hired Kenneth to be the general contractor for all the repairs and REMODELING we wanted. He and Bettye handled every detail for us. This REMODELING included replacing all the windows in our home with energy efficient windows,replacing the duct work for our central A/C & heat unit in the attic, replacing the entire A/C & heat unit with a more energy efficient unit, and installing more insulation in the attic. We also replaced all the carpet and vinyl in our home with ceramic tile. Bettye was very helpful in supplying us with samples to choose from and in helping us make the best decision for our home decor. Kenneth also made some repairs to inside walls that had cracks in the sheet rock. To finish off our REMODELING, we had all the wood trim on our brick home repainted. We didn't have to worry about a thing. Kenneth and Bettye handled every detail. Now we feel like we have a beautiful new energy efficient home. We would highly recommend Kenneth and Bettye and Holiday Custom Homes for any remodeling or repair job you have.
When our family acquired ranch property in Bosque County with a large, 1920's farmhouse in need of a complete remodel, we knew that we could only entrust the task to folks with real building talent, experience and dedicated values. Those people were Bettye and Kenneth Henderson, of Holiday Custom Homes and Remodeling.
From the outset, the Hendersons listened to our vision of the finished project, and the fact that it would always be a gathering point for various family members and guests. Energy-efficiency, complete electrical and plumbing rework, and structural upgrades were key to the project. Bettye's background in construction cost estimating and Kenneth's direct "hands-on" experience, and his eye for their subcontractors' craftsmanship, made all the difference. Kenneth was on the job, involved in the framing and trim aspects himself. Having built homes and done remodels myself in San Antonio, I can honestly say that Bettye and Kenneth Henderson are "a builder's Builder".
Kenneth is keen on energy efficiency in his design specs. He uses a spray foam insulation contractor, who is licensed to do commercial buildings, to completely envelope the living space...between the walls, between the roof rafters and even under the crawl space. Our attic areas are only 10 degrees different than the interior of the house...we enjoy very low AC bills and great comfort through out the 3800 square foot home! Kenneth's AC, electrical, painting and plumbing subcontractors are all top notch professionals. It was a real pleasure to witness their careful work lead to the excellent finished product.
We encourage anyone seeking a reputable, honorable builder or remodeler for their project...to choose Holiday Custom Homes. Kenneth and Bettye really do mean it when they say..."Our Family Building for Your Family".
“Holiday Custom Homes & Remodeling just finished installing our beautiful pergola on the backside of our house – and we love it! It blends in perfectly with our house style and provides us the added shade we desired from the hot Texas sun. From start to finish, Kenneth and Bettye Henderson kept the project on track, within budget, and did it without disrupting our daily life. If you are looking for true experts in pergola design and construction – they do not get any better than Kenneth and Bettye.”
Mark and Erin Akin Aledo, Texas
We had HCH build our home back in 2000-2001, and were very glad we had selected them for the job. Since then we've had them do a number of other projects for us. They built my shop, our well-house, remodeled the kitchen, repainted the exterior of the house, and several other smaller projects.
We have gotten to be good friends with both Bettye and Kenneth and wouldn't have anyone else take care of our contracting needs. We have found them to be honest and reliable, and they take a great deal of pride in all they do.
Glen and Krista, Grandview, TX
Holiday Custom Homes/Kenneth Henderson first put James Hardie siding on our home, we were very pleased with the excellent workmanship and work ethic. When we decided to build a studio on our property there was no doubt who we wanted to build it – HCH/Kenneth did a fantastic job, they exceeded our expectations, handled everything we asked over and above what I expected and created a lovely place with the least amount of stress I’ve ever encountered during any re-model or build. My parents that live on our same property needed a storage building, once again Kenneth came through – that storage building is perfect and looks fantastic. The work Kenneth has done on all three of our projects is outstanding!! Kenneth is fair, honest and straight forward. I recommend Kenneth Henderson for any of your building needs. We will be using them again for any future building and/or remodeling needs.
Michael & Dena Bartlett, Cleburne, TX
I have referred Holiday Custom Homes, Inc. to my buyers for 203K repairs for FHA financing. They have been professional in showing up on time for their appointments, completing the job in the time required, giving accurate bids, and finishing the work to the satisfaction of my clients. They take pride in their work and insist on their contractors following the same standards. I highly recommend them for small and large construction jobs.
Marcia Boyer, Gateway Mortgage Group