Our point-of-difference designs are unique to us and we believe they have proven to be the key-point of differentiating ourselves in the highly competitive, end-use selling market. It sets us apart from our competition and helps keep our designs fresh, relevant and unique. This is one of the ways we keep our resale values higher than the average build. We are known for our cutting-edge designs and are proud to be one of the leading design and build innovators in our category for the industry in which we compete.
Investment opportunities are available for our “Build to Sell” concept. Overall, our point-of-difference homes have higher yields than our competitors and our capabilities allow us to fully develop a turn-key project from the acquisition of land or an existing structure to the final one-of-a-kind design. We work with both new-build, custom homes as well as existing home and condominium rehab projects. We believe that not only is it unique to find a contractor who designs but also a designer and architect who is a builder.
It’s impossible to place a value on one’s time. Today’s home buyers are immensely engaged balancing time with their family and full-time careers, with so much going on, the prospect of purchasing a turn-key, furnished, move-in ready home offers tremendous value. We put the effort into finding high-quality, contemporary furnishing, textiles and furniture which perfectly compliment the home design and epitomizes the level of taste our buyers expect. MADE homes offers these special touches which are all but unobtainable in the end-user market. In addition, we have that special point-of-difference feeling which is evident from the moment you enter the driveway.
Once the building project is complete, but before we're ready for a showing tour to perspective end-use buyer, we fully set-up and style the home. We include the intense use of outdoor and indoor dressings, furniture, fixtures, textiles and wares along with an elaborate landscaping package to compliment the completed home before offering it for sale to the end-use home buyer. Many of our prospective home buyers are excited to learn that almost everything displayed in our homes is available to purchase along with the home.
We heavily market our complete move-in ready homes targeted to our specific end-use buyer beyond the MLS | home-for-sale listing websites. Instead of waiting for the buyer to find us we find them with precise targeted online ads.
We believe we have positioned ourselves as a leader in our category in the highly competitive real estate end-use selling market by implementing our point-of-difference approach for our design and build business.
Contact Lewbonne MADE Homes today to get more information about how you can diversify your capital by investing in our proven “Build to Sell” business model.
MEET OUR FOUNDERS
Lewis has built a career as a successful entrepreneur. He is a third generation Houstonian with deep roots in the commercial and residential real estate industry. At a very young age he developed a love affair with design and building. After managing a franchised Chuck E. Cheese, at 23 he acquired the outlet's assets and opened one of Houston’s first independently-owned animatronic pizza themed restaurants. "Banjo Billy's Pizza" was named after his father “Billy." His design skills came in handy as Lewis worked to produce, from scratch, the center's overall schematic including the look and feel of the business, new character's electronics/costumes and food recipes all without the help from a national franchisor.
The restaurant was later sold and Lewis decided to take a career sabbatical while he spent the following decade finishing school at Colorado State University. There he studied architecture and had the opportunity to explore every corner of the world, sketching and observing great architecture. Eventually, he took this passion and incorporated it into Lewbonne MADE Homes. He strongly believes that the lines that separate commercial and residential design are blurred and he often blends the two concepts into his award-winning residential projects.
Born to parents who loved the adventure of exploration, Darbonne started exploring many of the world's architectural pioneering cities at an early age. His love of “all things beautiful” led to his passion of creating homes built for those who want a unique space. This passion and drive is what started Lewbonne MADE Homes and what allows it to continue striving to make every home a true masterpiece. As a natural perfectionist, he is uncompromising about the quality and meticulous about the details; Darbonne knows that producing the best requires patience and time. In his view, there is no such thing as “a rush job.” His eye is drawn to unique items that can be re-purposed, salvaged items with a history and a story to tell; items which are not only spectacular to look, at but functional as well.
On the flip side, Darbonne loves the challenge of taking the ugly-duckling, architecturally-challenged project and creating the design that the next generation of designers will still be talking about. Darbonne knows how to create the “wow” factor home you have been looking for; ultimately building projects that will survive the test of time. He is a natural who creates beautiful things and lives his life by the belief that “good taste never goes out of style.”
Senior Project Manager, Al Myrto started drawing floor plans while still in grade school, demonstrating his early passion for architecture and design. After studying in his home country of Italy he began his varied career, gaining experience in design, estimating, construction, and project management. This multi-dimensional experience, coupled with his ability to not only conceptualize, but implement effective solutions, has led to his success as the Senior Project Manager at Lewbonne Made.
He is an avid world traveler and loves exploring the culture of design both nationally and abroad. Al was raised and worked in Europe and Canada prior to Chicago and his multi cultural exposure has led to exemplary craft manship in everything he builds. In addition to project management Al is a scuba diving instructor at Chicago Scuba School and loves traveling coastal areas around the world. The serenity of the world underwater is a huge impact on how Al manages his projects as he brings the calmness of the sea to his job site and leads by example as everyone works harmoniously. Being one of the best requires patience, Al’s connection with the sea shows in the quality he produces.