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Why Laurel Haven Homes

Our History

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.

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The Team

Regina Cotroneo

Regina Cotroneo

Owner

The details are not the Details, they make the Design” – Charles Eanes

These words are brought to life daily as Regina Cotroneo masterfully develops each client’s unique design style to deliver a luxury custom home which is uniquely theirs.   She infuses each project with personal touches that not only enhance their lifestyles but sets the stage for wonderful family memories together. With over 20 years of experience in design and construction, Regina has cultivated the ideal selection process that is not only tailored but enjoyable. Regina is uniquely qualified, holding both a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Cal Poly Pomona and a Certificate in Interior Design from The Interior Designer’s Institute of Newport Beach, California. Regina shares, “Simply put, I absolutely love what I do! Families trust us to get to know them on an intimate level and guide them through what is one of the most rewarding projects of their lives. We take great pride in this honor. Gary and I have a passion for our clients and a clear vision for Laurel Haven Homes; There is no limit when working with us.” 

When not on a job site or at the office, Regina is home with her family, spending much needed quality time together. Regina shares, “I have the most loving and beautiful family, they are my source of strength. My husband Vince and I have been happily married for over 30 years, and we have three amazing children that fill us with so much joy and pride, Victoria, Katerina, and C.J. along with a wonderful son in law Seth and two loyal pups Scooby and Roman.  Life is beautiful, and every day is a precious gift!”

Gary Grambley

Gary Grambley

Owner

Gary brings over 20 years of custom home construction experience to the team. From Construction Science applications to Administration, Marketing, Sales and beyond, Gary has extensive knowledge of every facet of the custom home building business. Gary and co-owner Regina Cotroneo set the vision for the company and lead the talented team to success on each and every project.

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 the kids around, three step-sons ages 14-18, with his wife Marissa. Gary also enjoys activities with his son Andrew, Daughter-in-Law Balire and new Granddaughter Carsen!

Linda Hofbauer

Administrative Assistant

You can find Linda at the front desk at the Laurel Haven Homes office, but her presence is truly felt throughout the organization. Linda wears many hats, from helping Regina with selections in Co Construct to working with Gary on accounting activities and much more.

Linda is the freindly voice on the phone and the smiling face as you enter the office, supporting every member of the team however needed.

Kevin Margerum

Kevin Margerum

On-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 20-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.  

Taylor Rose

Taylor Rose

On-site Builder

Taylor is a valuable member of the team. Taylor has worked his way up within the organization from a support role to his current responsibilities as an On-site Builder. His willingness to grow and learn has allowed the company to expand its service area.

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!

Dillon Head

On-site Builder

Dillon is a valuable member of the Laurel Haven team. A graduate of Texas A&M University with a degree in Construction Science, Dillon has a great knowledge base, excellent communication skills and a strong work ethic. Clients and Trade Partners all enjoy working with Dillon, making the home-building process organized and enjoyable.

Dillon is also a product of Lake Travis High School, where he earned a spot on the prestigious LT Golf Team. He enjoys football and is an avid Cowboys fan. Dillon also enjoys the outdoors and spending time with friends and family.

Lacy

Lacy

Mascot

Lacy is the official Mascot of Laurel Haven Homes! She is a Blue Lacy, a popular Texas breed of working dog that originated in Texas in the mid-19th century.

Curt Sexton

Curt Sexton

Founder - Retired

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 continued 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.     

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!

Accolades

Curt Sexton, 2019 President – Home Builder’s Association of Greater Austin – Lakeway/Bee Cave Chapter

Since 1953, the Home Builders Association (HBA) of Greater Austin has served as the leading not-for-profit trade organization dedicated to residential construction and remodeling in Central Texas. With approximately 750 member firms, the HBA works with government, public, business and community organizations to protect every family’s right to home ownership.

In the spirit of service that has been a cornerstone in his life, Curt Sexton accepted the nomination of his peers to represent them as the President of the local chapter of the Homebuilder’s Association of Greater Austin.

Curt’s hard work and dedication supports the HBA’s mission of advancing the practice and professionalism of the home building industry in our community.

Tour of Homes at The Reserve at Lake Travis

Best in Show
People’s Choice
2015 Stolle Award
Best Front Elevation
Best Floorplan
Best Landscaping
Best Master Suite & Bath
Best Outdoor Space
Best Special Feature
Best Pool

Parade of Homes

Best Study
2005 Parade of Homes Silver Award Winner
Best Landscape
2005 Parade of Homes Silver Award Winner
Best Front Elevation
2005 Parade of Homes Silver Award Winner
Best Architectural Design
2005 Parade of Homes Silver Award Winner
Best Pool
2005 Parade of Homes Silver Award Winner
Best Outdoor Living
2005 Parade of Homes Silver Award Winner

Home Builders Association Awards

Best Showcase or Parade Homes Interior
2006 Silver Max Award Winner

Best One of a Kind Custom
2006 Silver Max Award Winner

Best Product Design
2005 Silver Max Award Winner

Best Product Design
2003 Max Award Finalist

CBUSA has built a premier homebuilding network that is committed to the success of its members through reducing costs, increasing service levels and creating a community of shared knowledge.

Austin Business Journal

The Austin Business Journal ranked Laurel Haven Homes the 10th fastest growing company in its 2006 “Fast 50” listing. We give all the credit to customers who put their faith in us to build their homes. Thank you.

Testimonials

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 Laurel Haven and closed on the house in mid-December.

We didn’t work directly with Laurel Haven during the home’s’ construction but rather, during and after the closing. We found them to be courteous and easy to work with. They 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 their attention after the closing and they quickly took care of them. The contractors who worked on this house have also been very nice.

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 Laurel Haven Homes 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 them before, and knew they would get the job done right! After meeting them, I also had a very good feeling about them.

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 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 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. Management 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… 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

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