When Matt and Tina Ford purchased an old bungalow in Houston’s Montrose area in the 1990s, they became enthralled with not only the building process, but also the effect that the right home had on the lives of their clients. It became both a deeply personal passion and a mission. Twenty-five years later, the appeal to help families discover and realize their dream home has not faded.

As a builder, when Matt looked at plans, he consistently saw opportunities to improve the project’s functionality. Clients appreciated his solutions and encouraged him to design homes, and he and Tina founded Shade House Development. After dozens of successful custom home projects, they expanded the scope of their services to include turnkey design, construction, and renovation of commercial spaces.

Now, as principals of Ford Design, Matt and Tina provide clients with environments created with integrity from the inside out. When you tell them how you want to live in the world, they create the space to make it happen. Welcome home.