Over the past two decades we have managed the construction of hundreds of homes in the Austin area. Our training and experience include a Degree in Construction Management and certification by the NAHB as a Graduate Master Builder, the highest designation awarded by our national association.
We have developed a unique “Concierge” approach to custom homebuilding, assuring that you will be carefully guided through the entire process by an experienced Client Advocate. This gives you the peace of mind that all design decisions are cohesive and true to the overall vision you have for your home.
Cumulatively, our team has over 100 years of practical building experience – ensuring that your custom home will be completed with a personal attention to detail and an unparalleled commitment to excellence.
In addition, we have earned valuable knowledge through our vast experience in the Austin area in the often tedious permitting and inspection processes required of home builders and developers. We are the leaders and advocates for your project. We take responsibility for the process along with the quality and success of every home we build.
We manage every detail, so you don’t have to. Integrity is the foundation of our company. Success and client satisfaction are of the utmost importance to us. We have a passion for custom homebuilding and we truly strive to make every client proud.
As an active member of Custom Builders USA, Laurel Haven Homes can be trusted with your largest investment.
Curt SextonOwner / Founder
Curt is the founder and owner of Laurel Haven Homes. Curt began his homebuilding career in the production home industry in Austin before launching Laurel Haven Homes in 2000 to serve the needs of a growing Lakeway/Lake Travis community. Through hard work and dedication, Curt has grown the company from its humble beginnings to the industry leader it is today. Curt says, “Our experienced, talented team and our unique “Concierge” service approach have been the cornerstone of our continued success.”
Curt served our country as an active duty Combat Engineer Officer in the US Army. A graduate of Central Missouri State University with a degree in Construction Engineering, Curt also has years of practical construction experience through his work as a framer and trim carpenter. This hands-on experience has served him well in his pursuit of unparalleled quality and customer satisfaction under the Laurel Haven banner.
Curt continues his commitment to service as the 2019 President of the Home Builder’s Association of Greater Austin – Lakeway / Bee Cave Chapter. In his free time Curt enjoys outdoor activities and spending time with his wife Michelle and children Nathan and Brooklyn.
Regina CotroneoDesigner - Client Liaison
Regina earned a Bachelor of Science in Psychology Degree from Cal Poly-Pomona. She also holds a CA Certificate of Design from The Interior Designers Institute, Newport Beach CA.
Regina says, “Guiding clients through the selection process is such a beautiful experience in which I have the opportunity to really get to know and understand the families we work with and what their ultimate custom dream home looks like. I work with each client, every step of the way, to bring their design vision to fruition. Every client and every project is unique and amazing!”
In her spare time Regina loves to cook and prepare new dishes to share with family. One of her favorite weekend activities is spending time outdoors and exploring the food and wine scene in and around Austin and the neighboring Hill Country.
Outside of the office, Regina shares, “I have the most loving and beautiful family. They keep my heart warm and my soul happy! I’ve been married to my husband Vince for 27 years and together we have three amazing children: Victoria, now 26, Katerina, 20 and CJ “our Texan”, 14.
Lacy is a daily fixture at the Laurel Haven office. She is a Blue Lacy, a popular Texas breed of working dog that originated in Texas in the mid-19th century. Lacy loves to greet customers and make new friends. She’s always eager to take field trips to project locations where she runs like a deer (and after them!).
Lacy can often be found resting in her bed in Curt’s office when she’s not soliciting treats from the rest of the team! Her toy Squirrel is never far away and she likes to let us all know when it’s play time!
With her warmth and enthusiasm, Lacy is the perfect Greeter! When you come to visit, Lacy will make you feel right at home!
Cody WagnerOn-site Builder
Cody has homebuilding in his blood. His father was a successful and respected homebuilder in Central Texas. Growing up in the business, Cody has an appreciation for all the intricate details that make custom homebuilding so rewarding. No two projects are the same, making each home a unique opportunity to showcase his creativity and expertise.
Cody is a graduate of Texas Tech University, where his son Caden now studies. Cody’s daughter Allison is an accomplished barrel racer. A close family, on the weekends you can find Cody and wife Amy traveling with Allison on the rodeo circuit or visiting Caden at Texas Tech.
Kevin MargerumOn-site Builder
Kevin comes from a long line of home builders dating back to his great grandfather who was a home builder and owned a lumber yard in 1879. A native Texan, Kevin’s 18-year background in general contracting ranges from historically significant renovations to commercial to high performance luxury homes.
Kevin has built luxurious custom homes throughout the Texas Hill Country on ranches, lake and riverfront properties and in some of the most elite area communities.
Kevin enjoys keeping up with the latest building science innovations and incorporates modern techniques into his construction activities. He earned a BS Management Degree from Texas State University.
Outside of work, Kevin pursues his passion for the great outdoors through white water kayaking, mountain biking, flag football, waterskiing and fishing.
Donny ThomasOn-site Builder
Donny is a valuable member of the Laurel Haven team. With 40 years of building experience, Donny claims to have “seen it all” over the years as our industry has evolved. Donny loves the family atmosphere at Laurel Haven Homes and enjoys his interaction with clients. Donny has earned several industry designations through the NAHB, including Master Certified Green Professional and Graduate Master Builder.
In his spare time Donny enjoys golfing, restoring automobiles and taking in the active live music scene here in Austin. He also competitively races an 8500 HP, 200 MPH Drag Boat.
Taylor RoseOn-site Builder Assistant
Taylor is a valuable member of the team as he supports the efforts of our front-line Builders. He has a broad range of responsibilities that keeps him involved in many aspects of the homebuilding process.
Originally from New Braunfels, Taylor served our country in the Marine Corps. Afterward Taylor earned a degree from the Art Institute of Austin, but soon figured out that his true passion was being involved in the construction industry.
His dedication and professionalism makes him an important member of the team!
Gary GrambleyDirector of Business Development
Gary brings nearly 20 years of custom home construction experience to the team. From Administration to Marketing, Sales and beyond, Gary has extensive knowledge of every facet of the custom home building business. In his role at Laurel Haven Homes, Gary works with clients from the very start, familiarizing them with the unique Laurel Haven process and guiding them to the best decisions for lot acquisition, architectural services and all other facets of the pre-construction process.
Gary is a graduate of Sam Houston State University and he has earned the designation of Graduate Master Builder through the National Association of Home Builders. A former marathon runner, Gary now gets his exercise chasing around the kids, three step-sons ages 11-15, with his wife Marissa. Gary also enjoys activities with his son Andrew, a 2014 graduate of Texas Christian University.
Where we build
We have delighted clients all over the Texas Hill Country. Many of our projects are on acreage parcels where many variables come into play. Our experience allows us to manage even the most challenging circumstances. We are experts in overseeing activities from site determination through design and construction. Over the years we have also developed exceptional relationships with many planned developments. Here is a list of some of our favorites!
I just wanted to thank you all so much for the
warm welcome. These past few days working with Regina has been an amazing
experience- and we haven’t even TRULY entered the full-blown design stage! I am
still amazed at how fast Regina was able to zone in on my style and aesthetic
(as well as David’s despite him not being there – minus the hideous light
fixture.) I loved bouncing ideas and talking through all the possible options
David and I have. These past few days have been a true dream to me. I
have total confidence in your talent and ability to bring the picture in my
head to life.
I am extremely excited and look forward to continuing this journey with Laurel Haven Homes.
The Schwartz Family
When we decided to move to Lakeway, we knew that it would take some time to find a house that fit our needs because of the variety of homes in Lakeway. Our “Short list” was to find a new home that was one-story with a private back yard, a separate office, and three bedrooms. When we found our home in mid-November, it was completed and exactly what we had envisioned for our family. We quickly negotiated a contract with Curt and closed on the house in mid-December.
We didn’t work directly with Curt during the home’s’ construction but rather, during and after the closing. We found him to be courteous and easy to work with. He met all of our needs promptly and followed up to make sure that we were happy. The house’s construction and function is solid; I remember only a few things that needed his attention after the closing and he quickly took care of therm. The contractors who worked on this house have also been very nice. We run into Curt occasionally in Lakeway. It is nice to see that the man who built our home lives in our community.
Our home is absolutely beautiful! Everyone who visits our family comments about the beautiful architecture. We are so happy to live here and are fortunate to have such a lovely home. We wish Curt many more successful years.
The Evans Family
When William and I decided to build, William knew right away he wanted Laurel Haven Homes. William had worked with Curt before, and knew he would get the job done right! After meeting Curt, I also had a very good feeling about him and his honest personality.
My experience with Laurel Haven Homes was great. They kept me informed on the progress of the house and always returned my phone calls. They also kept us on budget during the entire process.
Thank you for everything and I hope you continue to have much success.
The Leak Family
When Debbie and I purchased our home in Lakeway, we were looking for an affordable home with the quality of construction not found with typical builders. We found just that with Laurel Haven Homes.
Our home has been an outstanding purchase. Guests often comment about the quality of the materials that went into its construction and the commitment to excellence that went into its workmanship. We are very proud of it. More important than just the house, however, have been the people who stand behind it. Never have I experienced a builder like Laurel Haven Homes. They actually stand behind their product and they do so long after one might expect. Anytime we have experienced any inconvenience in our home, they have always gone the extra mile to see that we were satisfied. Even today, long after the home has been built, I know that Curt and Laurel Haven Homes will stand behind it and us.
In all our days, after all our homes and the cities in which we have built, there is no builder with whom I have been more impressed with than Laurel Haven. Thank you, Curt for all you have done for us.
The Campbell Family
We are writing to tell you what a real pleasure it was to work with everyone at Laurel Haven Homes during our home construction. Thank you for having patience in the planning of our home. Since we were very picky about our design, in every meeting we found everyone to be helpful and considerate.
Once the building process started, we found it to be low stress, which was exactly the opposite of what we expected. Curt was always accessible, available and willing to listen to our ideas and concerns during the entire building process. We have recommended Laurel Haven Homes to everyone who is considering building.
The Sotelo Family
Janie and I want to thank you for the terrific job you did on our house, we were completely satisfied. We could not have asked for more professional service than what we received from you guys. It was also evident that the subs you have working for you also have a great deal of respect for you.
Professionalism, courtesy, on time, best pricing with value received can pretty well sum up our experience with you.
There’s no doubt that we would use you again and of course, we would be happy to recommend you to others. Just have them give us a call!
The Gentil Family