We truly enjoyed our experience building with Matt and Tina. If I had to choose a word to describe them and their work it would be integrity. My wife and I have been through the process before and were very determined to get it right this time. I can’t tell you how easy it was dealing with the same person from the start of the design to the completion of the last detail. They are very passionate about their work, and their work is amazing.

– Alex, custom home client

It has been such an incredible experience to work with Matt and Tina on 5 projects that have spanned over a decade.   Whether it be my home or friends I have referred, the end result has always been stunning.  Its the incredible amount of thought and attention to every detail of the design and construction that makes their work so special.  With every new project, they spend the necessary time to understand what I am wanting to accomplish and are great at nurturing incomplete concepts into a fully fleshed out design.  It’s very rare to find people who care about their work and my home the way they do. I would never think of using anyone else.

– Jane, custom home client

I find myself constantly referring to Ford Design’s projects. They’re such great examples of successful design contributing to the larger fabric of a city. One great project after the next!

— Lindsey Stewart Architecture + Interiors, Houzz

Usually, architects and builders are great at providing only one aspect of the designing process, but Matt is very unusual in that he brings much more to the table. As an interior decorator, I am well aware of how rare it is to find a someone who speaks both languages. Matt also has an elegant and purist design sense as well as being a great builder. It is such a joy to be able to work with somebody who enjoys being creative and understands the building process.

— Jenny, home renovation client

Thank you guys for an amazing job on our home. For us, it was sad to have to leave it but such a relief to be able to sell it and not only break even but make a nice profit. Talking with my realtor and friends, I know this is not always the case. We really believe it was in no small part due to your design and guidance as well as the high quality of the home you built us. It goes without saying if we move back to Houston we wouldn’t consider using anyone else to build a home with. Thanks for everything.

— Dennis & Cindi, custom home client

I would like to thank you for making our dream home a reality. We have a number of friends who have built custom homes and have had poor results with the finished product and a bad relationship with their builder. I am happy to say that the process of building our home was not only a pleasant one but also a lesson in architecture and style. We appreciate the precision, craftsmanship and sheer amount of thought that you put into our home. We love coming home to it every single day. We never thought we would live in a house as fine as the one you built us. Thank you.

— Wesley, custom home client

Being an interior decorator for the last 15 yrs in Houston I have worked with many builders and architects.  What’s great about working with Shade House is they do great work and are a great value. Where many builders don’t want to do anything out of their comfort zone, they are always willing to jump right in and usually find a way to execute the design without breaking the bank. Because they are designers and builders they always understand what I’m going for and help bring out my design’s full potential. When it came time to build my own home it was an easy decision and they did a fantastic job.

— Rob, custom home client