About Homes By Parker
Homes by Parker, Inc. is a personally supervised homebuilding company, solely owned and operated by Craig Parker, with his main focus on building new homes, completing whole house remodels or major additions within the central areas of Austin.
Extensive & Diverse Experience
Growing up within a family building/real estate business, Craig has gained over 40 years of experience in the business of residential real estate.
After graduating from Sam Houston State University in 1976 with a Business Degree, Craig worked in his father’s building and mother’s real estate company in Port Lavaca, Texas. He was involved in the construction of new homes, remodels, additions, development of a residential neighborhood, and a variety of commercial projects. He served on the city’s planning commission for eight years and three years as the board’s chairman. In the early 90s, he was a fire and casualty claims adjuster for a large insurance company providing settlements for property claims.
Relocating to Austin in 1993, Craig joined Moreland Properties as a realtor associate, helping buyers and sellers in the purchase and sale of their homes. During this period, he constructed a Hillside home in Westlake and completed two whole house remodels.
In recent years, with the huge demand for new central homes, Craig has improved numerous properties from old outdated, dilapidated houses to new modern homes as well as completely renovated homes down to the studs. He is also a member of the Home Builders Association.
In 2005, Craig re-entered the building business after a friend asked for help in converting an old garage into a living space. Involvement in this project was a reminder of how exciting it is to transform an older, outdated building into a newly updated modern space.
Customize our Homes By Parker build plan, design your own new build or remodel addition.
Craig’s guiding building principles are:
- Integrity, honesty, and trustworthiness
- Personal supervised professional quality work
- Keep it simple
- Less is more
- Form follows function
- Be mindful of the neighbors and neighborhood
- Build it as green as the budget allows
Craig’s knowledge, experience, and understanding of market conditions provide him with a well-rounded prospective of what it takes to plan, construct and visualize a home building project.