Fusing Architecture, Construction and Interior Design
Tradition meets innovation
Realizing your vision
Luxury interior design
Fusing architecture, construction and interior design
TIPLER is one of the most respected, premier custom home builders in Houston. We specialize in the design and construction of elegant homes in prestigious neighborhoods across the Greater Houston area.
We work collaboratively with clients to capture their unique vision through our design-led approach to custom home building. Choose from one of our home sites or alternatively partner with us to build on your own lot.
Our approach provides clients with a fully cohesive service including architectural design, construction and interior design. Our finely tuned process replaces the more outdated, costly and often confusing approach of appointing the architect, engineer, builder and interior designer separately.
We boast a talented and experienced team which includes respected architects, interior designers and construction professionals, who share the TIPLER passion for client service, design and fine detail.
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Dedication to exceptional service
We work with clients every step of the way, often forming friendships that extend far beyond the completion of their new dream home.
We have developed a dedicated team of experienced professionals to support every aspect of your new home build, including architecture, construction, interior design and project administration.
Founding partners, Justin and Micah Tipler, relocated from the UK to Texas in 2008. They’ve established themselves as one of the leading design and build teams within the luxury home market, with a passion for architecture and design, combined with solid business acumen.
Managing Partner and Graduate Master Builder
Justin graduated from Manchester Business School (UK) with a Masters in Business Finance. He established TIPLER in The Woodlands, TX in 2008 and has grown the business into a highly respected, design and construction partner of choice in the Houston area.
Managing Partner and Head of Design
Micah studied at Baylor University before moving to the UK to complete her Masters Degree. She has gained a solid reputation as a skilled interior designer, based on her unique style which has been influenced through her experiences living all over the globe.
Our design team is responsible for creating the unique interior elements of our clients' homes that are synonymous with TIPLER projects. We work with skilled craftsmen to produce bespoke finishes including furniture grade custom cabinetry, custom lighting, tile and furnishings including furniture, commissioned artwork and much more.
Stacie studied design at the CIDA accredited interior design program at University of Houston, graduating magna cum laude with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Interior Design and a minor in Architecture. She has 15 years of experience in all facets of the industry.
Michelle graduated from the Art Institute of Houston with an Associates Degree of Applied Arts in Interior Design. She has been in the industry for more than 20 years and has worked extensively across a number of states and built a specialism in high end, residential design.
Designer and Project Coordinator
Aimee graduated summa cum laude from the CIDA accredited interior design program at Sam Houston State University with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Interior Design and a minor in Business. Her experience in detailing aspects of the design industry includes flooring, furnishings, and custom home building.
Designer and Project Coordinator
Alexa holds a Bachelor of Science in Interior Design and additionally a minor in Art History from the CIDA/NASAD accredited School of Art and Design at Florida State University. She gained her design experience in Florida, Colorado, California, and Oregon before joining TIPLER.
Marlo graduated from the CIDA accredited interior design program at Sam Houston State University with a Bachelor of Science in Interior Design and a minor in Business. She has significant design expertise in Autocad drafting and Pool Studio, meaning she can support the team in all elements of the interior and exterior design process.
At TIPLER we work with a team of consultant architects. One size doesn’t fit all and our model means we can complement any client project with the right architect.
Greg Burkett, AIA
Principal, Burkett Architecture
Greg Burkett established Burkett Architecture in 2013, having graduated from Texas Tech University with degrees in Architecture and Civil engineering in 2000. He has been designing custom homes all around Houston and the surrounding areas for over 10 years and works in close collaboration with his clients to create a design conducive to their lifestyle.
Patrick Berrios Designs specializes in creating buildings that enhance spatial experience and establish a comfort level necessary for each unique space. The team partners TIPLER and the client throughout the home design process, studying and making decisions that will enhance and improve the quality of each home structure.
Our construction projects are managed by experienced individuals who understand the critical importance of great client communication and keeping to timescales and budgets.
Ron has over 35 years of construction and Project Management Experience. He originally trained as a civil engineer before embarking on a career in construction and project management.
Val has 19 years of home building experience having begun his career in carpentry and has relentless attention to detail across every aspect from millwork to framing and roofing.
Robert studied Construction Science at Northeast Louisiana University, receiving his license in Residential Design from The State of Louisiana. He was a structural designer and draftsman before moving into construction management.
Debbie has over 20 years of extensive experience working within custom home building and residential construction. Her wealth of experience and attention to detail ensures that each project she manages runs smoothly and to budget.
Our commitment to providing a professional service to our clients is reliant on having an incredibly robust support team in place.
Heidi Baber CPA
Chief Financial Officer
A qualified CPA, Heidi heads up the financial team at TIPLER and manages the company's administrative functions.
She provides total transparency around the financials relating to any project and is integral to our professional service.
A native of Spain and fluent in five languages, Arantxa is responsible for all aspects of purchasing and contracting for each project we undertake, ensuring goods, material and labor is supplied in a timely manor to keep projects on schedule.
Senior Project Manager
With 20 years land development and home building experience, Doreen provides support to the TIPLER team pre-construction, including permitting and liaison with relevant Home Owners Associations, and during construction with scheduling third party inspections and compliance.
Senior Project Accountant
Tennille is responsible for managing construction and design project budgets, providing a vital link between the TIPLER accounting team, construction managers and interior designers to ensure timely financial information and budget adherance.
Patsy is responsible for financial administration for all projects including supplier payments and general accounting.
Courtney graduated from Arizona State University, Summa Cum Laude, with a bachelor’s degree in anthropology. Courtney’s passion for service aids her well in liaising between all parties involved in the home build process.
From concept to completion
All our projects follow a carefully mapped out process that the team at TIPLER has developed and refined over several years. This process and our approach enables our experts to work in tandem and in partnership with the client to turn initial concepts into stunning properties
Having all the required services under one roof enables TIPLER to work seamlessly with clients through the various stages of design and construction. This eliminates the frustrations, angst and costs often associated with having to work with surveyors, architects, engineers, the builder, and interior designers separately.
Understanding your vision
The TIPLER design team takes a great deal of time to understand your exact needs; we’ll consult you on your lifestyle, likes and dislikes, and general design preferences. We will explore your experiences of living in other homes and locations. We want to fully understand how you and your family intend to live in your new home and utilize space. We will introduce you to many different design concepts and construction practices and technology, and talk you through many options.
Once this is achieved, working together we create preliminary sketches and design concepts which over time are developed further
Design and engineering
A preliminary set of floor plans and elevation sketches will develop into preliminary pre-construction drawings. In addition to identifying architectural detailing preferences and options, our interior design team will work on furniture placement within all spaces that have been designed.
Upon completion of the architectural drawings we will appoint a structural engineer who will be responsible for developing the architectural drawings into a full set of engineered construction drawings.
A dedicated Construction Director, Project Administrator and Interior Designer will be allocated to your project to ensure continuity. This team coordinates all aspects of your home build, managing the project through to successful completion.
We use cutting edge, web-based construction software in each of our projects, which enables clients to easily track the progress of their project, review milestones, track changes, and view documents and photographs for the duration of the project.
Our in-house interior design team remains a constant and integral part of each project. Through their involvement, clients are given professional advice and guidance relating to architectural finishes to support selection process.
As the project progresses, our designers are on hand to provide guidance and advice on all interior selections, including the design of bespoke furniture, customized lighting installations, window treatments, and soft furnishings.
Unique luxury homes
TIPLER constructs custom homes and partners with developers in the most prestigious communities throughout Houston. These communities are synonymous with family life, entertaining and luxury design within stunning surroundings.
Find out more about some of the communities we build within and the properties and land available for sale.
Carlton Woods and Carlton Woods Creekside, located in the Master Planned community of The Woodlands in North Houston, are private gated communities that surround signature golf courses designed by Jack Nicklaus and Tom Fazio.
TIPLER has featured heavily as an approved home builder in both these communities for many years and has gained a reputation for impeccable design, quality construction and client service. This has led to TIPLER being the preferred choice for families looking to design and construct a custom home.
Clients have the option of choosing from one of our home sites or alternatively partnering TIPLER on their own home site.
Set against the backdrop of the first Tiger Woods Design golf course in the US and in stunning surrounds that boast elevation changes unique to the Houston area, Bluejack National offers a unique lifestyle opportunity focused on exception service and a family centric experience. Life at Bluejack includes world glass golf, fishing, kayaking and numerous activities for the whole family to enjoy.
TIPLER is exclusively partnering with the developer on the design and construction of Member Suites, Cottages, and Sunday homes located in the heart of this 755-acre development. In addition, TIPLER features in the Bluejack custom home builder program and designs and constructs homes in the estate section of this wonderful community.
“Thank you to all at TIPLER for the outstanding service we have received from your company. Our home is beautiful with exceptional craftsmanship. We have been impressed with the construction and post construction process. We have been delighted with the prompt response to any questions or queries that have arisen.”
Carlton Woods, The Woodlands
“It is without reservation that I highly recommend TIPLER. We have been consistently impressed with their creativity, expertise, and professionalism.”
Carlton Woods, The Woodlands
“We remain very happy with our home and have worked with the team on two additional projects since completing our home. We have unreservedly recommended TIPLER to a number of our friends who are also planning to build in the neighborhood.”
Carlton Woods, The Woodlands
“The construction and design team were readily available throughout the construction process. Their efficient planning and scheduling of work ensured that our project ran on time and to budget. The high quality of materials, workmanship, and attention to detail was evident throughout.”
Indian Springs, The Woodlands
“I am very fastidious about design, it became very evident very early on in the process that I could trust in the design team at TIPLER. I am delighted with my home. It's truly unique and reflects our individual tastes and life experiences.”