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Our Homeowners Share Their Stories


Hear from other happy homeowners from across the Houston area. From distinctively designed custom homes to transformative home remodels, our customers share their personal Hess Homes stories.

We have used [Hess Homes], on several occasions. We have always been satisfied with their work and their attitude, not just the owner, but [Hess Homes] foremen and all of their subcontractors. They have built a good team and we have no fear of leaving them with the keys to the house. When small items are still unfinished at the end of a job, there is never a hassle, only a good follow through attitude as [Mike's] foreman gets his people to complete the job to the end. It is my pleasure to recommend [Hess Homes].

Larry K.

Words cannot express how pleased I am not only with the quality of workmanship of the remodeling [from Hess Homes], but also the management of the project and work crews themselves. For all of the negative experiences I’ve had in the past…you have put them to rest and I’m at peace with myself for finally making the right choices – not only choosing [Hess Homes], but also following your guidance in the choice of work to be completed.

[Your foreman] took every call and answered every question I asked, every day the men knew I’d arrive home and work around them to pick up nails, ask questions, etc., and they too were just as patient. They are the best and I’m simply thrilled with the whole experience of your company working in and on my home.

So far I’ve been stopped (by neighbors I do and do not know) while walking, in the grocery store and as I’ve entered and exited my home…and all with positive comments regarding the work. That in itself says it all…and I’ve recommended you to each and every person. I can only hope it brings you future business. Please pass on my many thanks to each and every person who had a hand in the process - I’m ever so grateful for you all.

Lisa G.

Our experience working with [Hess Homes] was a positive one. Their professionalism, patience, and attention to detail throughout the construction were much appreciated. There are challenges with any construction project and [Hess Homes] is great at proactively identifying and managing these challenges. We are very happy with the beautiful garage apartment that they built for us. We would definitely engage them again for future projects and recommend their services to others.

Patrick D.

The remodeling of our kitchen and den has been the second major project [Hess Homes] has done for us. Both jobs have exceeded our expectations. We are very pleased with the outcome in the quality of craftsmanship, attention to detail and dedication to customer satisfaction. We would absolutely consider engaging [Hess Homes] again for future projects and wholeheartedly recommend [Hess Homes] to others.

Christina M.

We are in the process of building our second home and once again we chose Hess Homes as our builder. Our first experience with [Hess Homes] could not have been better and we expect more of the same this time around. Mike Hess has always been responsive and professional in every aspect of the building process. His team provided us with not only a beautiful custom home but one that remained in great working order five years down the road. His knowledge in home building and customer service were unsurpassed and we would not hesitate to recommend him for any job big or small.

Harley H. & RJ  T.

Kelly and I would like to offer our unqualified, enthusiastic recommendation for [Hess Homes]. My wife and I have had the privilege of working with [Hess Homes] on several occasions over the past seven years. Kelly and I moved to the Garden Oaks area over ten years ago. Our first Garden Oaks house was a vintage 1940's 2 bedroom 1 bathroom bungalow. While our bungalow had tons of charm, it was simply too small after adding our first child and beloved Great Dane. After interviewing a number of remodeling companies, we selected [Hess Homes] for our ambitious remodeling project. Needless to say, we were extremely satisfied with [Hess Homes] work. The work crews were extremely professional, always kept scheduled appointments, and minimized the interruption to our lives. The quality of the remodeling job was superb. When we sold our house several years later, a number of the prospective buyers commented that the quality of the remodeling work at our house was in a class by its self compared to other homes for sale in Garden Oaks.

When our remodeled bungalow grew too small again, we decided to buy another home in Garden Oaks. Four months after moving into our new home, we were awoken at 5:00 am by a loud crash of lightning. Tragically, lightning hit the second floor of our house, causing a fire that burned for several hours and virtually destroyed our new home. The firefighters cut a six foot hole in the side of our house as part of putting the fire out. With rain pouring inside the house, it was essential that we close the hole in our house to avoid further damage. We called [Hess Homes] at 7:30 in the morning, and within a half an hour, they had a work crew at our house with all the materials to close the house which the crew did in the pouring rain. Rebuilding our custom home with [Hess Homes] was a fantastic experience, especially compared to the horrible experience we had with the original "builder" of our house. [Hess Homes] builds & remodels homes with an incredible attention to detail that should be standard in custom homes, but is, nevertheless, often severely lacking. Moreover, the quality of [Hess Homes] work is beyond compare.

On a personal note, [Mike Hess] exhibits tremendous honesty and integrity which made working with him a true pleasure.

Kelly & Kelly M.

In the spring of 2008 we made the decision to hire a company to remodel our existing one car attached garage into a larger open kitchen. In the process, we interviewed and got bids from multiple reputable remodeling companies. After weighing options that included value, expertise, reputation, and provided references we chose [Hess Homes] and, ultimately, we are very glad that we did.

[Mike Hess] was patient and guided us on what we needed, when we would need to provide it, and made recommendations on how they would proceed along the way so that we were involved in the entire process. Their work was done professionally, timely, courteously and cleanly. Having had bad remodeling experiences in the past our expectations were, frankly, very low. [Mike Hess] and the rest of the staff were professional all the way through the process and have restored our faith in the interior remodeling experience. I feel confident recommending them to anyone.

Heather W.