Our Friends & Industry Partners at Shadow Creek Reserve

Since our founding in 1988, we have developed strong and mutually beneficial relationships with many of the top brands and associations in both home products and construction. Such partnerships include Sub-Zero, Delta, U.S. Building Green Council, National Association of Home Builders, Frontier Title, and more.
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Sub-Zero creates consummate kitchen components that serve as the definitive industry standard in domestic appliances. Featuring innovative dual refrigeration, our refrigerators, freezers, and wine storage units are made by hand and tested to the nth degree. Crafted using the same precise standards, Wolf instruments fuel your passion for cooking. They help you express your love of good food and the pleasure you find in preparing it.

The Marvin Family of Brands and the Frankel Building Group share similar business ethics. The foundation of both companies is built on generational family leadership, a dedication to principled business practices, and an unyielding commitment to the highest quality of craftsmanship. With mutual goal of providing both the best care and products for our customers, Marvin Family of Brands and Frankel partner deliver high-performance window and door solutions that are customized and made-to-order to fulfill your every need. 

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Three core tenets fuel the Delta brand:

  • Water can transform the way people feel every day
  • Magic exists in simple solutions
  • Innovations flow from human insight

Delta products combine thoughtful features, like turning on your kitchen faucet with an elbow tap, with stunning designs and construction built to last a lifetime. These distinctive offerings don’t just complete rooms – they inspire spaces. This is why Brizo develops luxury collections for your kitchen, bath, and shower. We want to always push against the limits of design, craftsmanship, and innovation.

With just one visit to Ladco Design Center on Washington Ave., you’ll understand why it’s the premier destination for interior designers across Texas and the Southwest region. This sprawling and sumptuous 25,000 square-foot showroom showcases a multi-million dollar inventory of products from industry-leading designers including Henredon, Century, Marge Carson, Ferguson Copeland, and over 50 other premium collections.

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AVEA Pools combines an outsider’s approach with insider knowledge. We do more than just build an amazing pool – we design it with the rest of your house and your family in mind. Our goal is to improve your family’s overall experience of the home, not just increase the property value. We pursue enhanced integration of interior and exterior home design, and our processes and pricing make for a stress-free experience. 

Teal estate law experts Doug Watson and Casey Lambright established Frontier Title in 2006 with one core belief: service is the key to continued growth. Using that guiding principle, the company quickly became the premier title insurance company in Katy, Texas and across West Houston. Previously in-house legal counsel for a mortgage bank operating in twenty-six states, Doug Watson lent industry expertise to sound business practices. When Casey Lambright brought his years as a real estate attorney representing builders, developers, and lending institutions, Frontier Title expanded rapidly.

Shadow Creek Reserve Custom Homes in The Woodlands
Shadow Creek Reserve Custom Homes in The Woodlands

The patent-pending designs at Inlay Doors Systems offer the appeal of the sliding barn-style door aesthetic with contemporary seal flushes that create low air penetration and baffle sound. Such a design is optimal for interior and exterior applications, as well as specialty doors for your safe and wine room.

Our Associations and Certifications

As a premier custom home builder in Houston, TX, we are proudly affiliated and/or certified with the following industry associations:

U.S. Green Building Council

The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), based in Washington DC, is dedicated to promoting a prosperous, sustainable American future through cost-efficient, energy-saving green buildings. With 78 local affiliates, 18,000+ member companies and organizations, and 140,000+ LEED Professional Credential holders, USGBC is the driving force of an industry projected to contribute $554 billion to the U.S. gross domestic product from 2009-2013. USGBC leads an unlikely diverse constituency of builders and environmentalists, corporations and nonprofit organizations, elected officials and concerned citizens, and teachers and students.

Buildings in the U.S. are responsible for 39% of CO2 emissions, 40% of energy consumption, 13% water consumption and 15% of GDP per year, making green building a source of significant economic and environmental opportunity. Better building efficiency can meet 85% of future U.S. demand for energy, and a national commitment to green building has the potential to generate 2.5 million American jobs.

Scott has made great strides in changing public perception on green buildings. He has spearheaded Frankel’s campaign to present the value of green technology and the efficient use of energy and sustainable resources in building custom homes. In addition, under Scott’s leadership, Frankel has committed to building every new home to the USGBC LEED for Homes Certified Standards. 

LEED for Homes

LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) is an internationally recognized green building certification system providing independent, third-party verification that a building or community was designed and built with measures to improve performance across the most important metrics: energy savings, water efficiency, CO2 emissions reduction, improved indoor environmental quality, and stewardship of resources and sensitivity to their impacts. Developed by the USGBC, LEED provides building owners and operators with a concise framework to identify and implement practical, measurable green building design, construction, operations and maintenance solutions.

LEED can be applied to commercial as well as residential buildings of all types. It works throughout the building lifecycle – design and construction, operations and maintenance, tenant fit-out, and significant retrofit. And LEED for Neighborhood Development extends the benefits of LEED beyond the building footprint into the neighborhood it serves.

As NAHB-Certified Green Professionals, Scott and Kevin Frankel proudly construct every custom home to meet LEED for Homes standards. We choose to offer this service at no extra cost to the client because Scott and Kevin are able to build green at the same cost as a conventional home. Plus, we are the only home builder in the Houston area to do so. We’re also excited to announce the successful completion of our 200th custom LEED build!

National Association of Home Builders

NAHB, “The voice of America’s housing industry,” is a trade association based in Washington, D.C. with the mission of enhancing the climate for housing and the building industry. Among NAHB’s chief goals is to provide and expand opportunities for all consumers to have safe, decent and affordable housing. NAHB also helps promote policies that keep housing a national priority. Founded in 1942, NAHB unites more than 800 state and local associations. About a third of the association’s 160,000+ members are home builders/remodelers. The remaining members work in fields closely related to the housing industry, such as mortgage finance and building products and services.

Scott was named NAHB’s 2016 Best in Green (BIG) Young Professional of the Year and has also served on the NAHB Green Building and Sustainability Subcommittee. He will represent that committee as an advisor to the NAHB’s Education Committee on the subject of green buildings.

Great Houston Builders Association

The Greater Houston Builders Association, a local trade association chartered in 1941, represents all aspects of the greater Houston area’s home building industry. The GHBA interacts with the government, community and public to enhance the business climate for its members and provide quality obtainable housing to the greater Houston community. GHBA is also active in community outreach and charitable events.

Kevin Frankel is a longtime Board Member of the Greater Houston Builder Association (GHBA). After serving as a Chairman of the Custom Home Builder’s Council in 2010 and becoming the youngest president in the association’s history in 2015, Kevin has remained an active member of GHBA and serves the community through HomeAid Houston, a nonprofit that builds new lives for homeless families, children and veterans through housing and community outreach. Scott Frankel has also been an active member of GHBA through his years spent on the GHBA sales and marketing council.

Texas Association of Builders

Founded in 1946, the Texas Association of Builders creates a positive business environment for the housing industry by addressing Texan’s housing issues. An affiliate of the National Association of Home Builders, the Texas Association of Builders includes 34 local home builders associations. With its 10,000 members representing 600,000 jobs and $30 billion of the Texas economy, TAB plays a crucial role in providing housing for Texans.

The staff and lobbyists of the association’s nationally recognized government relations program have helped get legislation passed that resulted in significant savings to the home building industry and, in turn, to the home-buying public. They have also helped defeat numerous bills that had the potential to harm our building industry.

On a state-level, Kevin was honored with the Texas Association of Builders 2015 Excellence under 45 Award. Finally, on a national level.

Graduate Master Builder

The ultimate symbol of the building professional, the Graduate Master Builder designation is only for experienced veteran builders. Scott and Jim Frankel are both GMBs. Before beginning the GMB designation process, you must have the CGB designation, the CGR designation, or the CGA designation with five years of building experience, or ten years of building experience and have completed three CGB/CGR/CGA courses. GMB courses are more advanced with in-depth instruction geared for experienced building professional

The First NAHB Master Certified Green Professional in Texas – Scott Frankel, Frankel Building Group.

Master Certified Green Professional

Exclusively for experienced builders and remodelers, the Master Certified Green Professional designation comprises a more in-depth study of green building science and methods. Scott Frankel is a Master CGP. Courses required for the Master CGP designation cover topics like building science techniques, the high-performance home, and marketing strategies for selling green.

The Master CGP builds on the Certified Green Professional (CGP) designation and expands into the mechanics of green building. To receive this designation you must be a builder or remodeler with five years of green building experience and have built or remodeled and certified at least three dwellings in a three-year period to a recognized local, state or national certified green residential program. You must also complete the four required courses.

The First NAHB Master Certified Green Professional in Texas – Scott Frankel, Frankel Building Group.