Volume 8 of The Scout Guide is giving readers a sneak peak into an unreleased project.
At Coats Homes, we believe a home should be personal. It should inspire you. It should be uniquely yours. We are honored to serve the Park Cities and Preston Hollow neighborhoods as a custom home builder. Originating as a partnership with a 50-year-old home building company, Coats Homes has evolved into a full service team of professionals able to meet all your design and home building needs. With a passionate emphasis on timeless architecture, craftsmanship, and personal style - we are committed to building a home that is perfect for you. The end goal is not just building a home, it’s living in it.
A skilled craftsman cannot do anything in life without evaluating his craft—how to make it better and how to do it differently–and that is how Ben Coats approaches building luxury homes. A second generation builder with more than a decade of experience building homes in the Dallas-area, a BBA in Finance from Southern Methodist University, and an appreciation of fine architecture all combined to create Coats Homes. Coats Homes provides clients a white-glove building experience where service and exceptional craftsmanship are most valued. Under Ben’s leadership, Coats Homes has received “The Dallas 100” award and has consecutively been named one of the Best Builders in Dallas by D Magazine. Coats Homes projects have been featured in D Magazine, luxe interiors + design, Dallas Modern Luxury, The Scout Guide, and D Home. Ben has built his own home and family right here in Dallas. His wife Jennifer, his five children, and his passion for home building are the reasons he works so hard for you.
Greg brings over twelve years of experience in residential construction and operations to Coats Homes. As the Director of Operations, Greg oversees all day to day activities in the office and in the field to ensure an efficient homebuilding process for clients. In addition to his career in residential construction, Greg honorably served over six years of active duty in the US Army. Greg’s leadership, depth of experience in operations, and knowledge of construction make him an invaluable part of the team. Greg, a Park Cities native, is currently attending SMU Cox School of Business pursuing an MBA with a focus in finance.
Alan brings over 30 years of building experience to Coats Homes. He is recognized as a Certified Graduate Builder and a Graduate Master Builder by the Home Building Institute. He has a Bachelor of Science degree in Construction Management from Brigham Young University.
Coats Homes and Michelle Wood of Compass Real Estate have formed an exclusive partnership to meet the brokerage needs of our clients. Michelle has over twenty years of experience in residential and commercial real estate. Her loyal clientele values her responsiveness, strong work ethic and keen negotiating skills, which have set her apart in the industry and distinguished her as a consistent company top producer. Michelle attended Southern Methodist University, receiving a Bachelor’s of Business Administration in Accounting with emphasis in Finance. She is married to a native Dallasite, has three children and resides in the Park Cities.
Allison’s past experience in construction management, coupled with her passion for design, allow her to take a comprehensive approach when collaborating with clients on the design and feel of their home. Her goal is to assist clients in accomplishing an interior design plan that is not only inviting and reflective of the owner’s personality, but extremely functional as well. Allison holds a Bachelor of Environmental Design, with a focus in Construction Management, from Texas A&M University.
Alexis’s previous design and project management experience working behind the scenes of HGTV’s Fixer Upper informs her ability to adapt the design and building process to meet clients’ specific needs. Her technical skills and strong work ethic make her an essential member of the Coats Homes team. Alexis received her Bachelors of Science degree in Interior Design from Baylor University.
Justin grew up in and around the construction industry and brings professional experience in sales, commercial real estate, and project management to the Coats Homes team. His adaptability, thoroughness, and customer-centric approach, coupled with his experience in real estate market research, urban infill development field management, warranty and customer service management, and new construction sales, make him an asset to the team. Justin holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in English from Texas A&M University.
Melissa joins the team with more than 12 years of experience developing, coordinating, and supervising all aspects of both residential and multi-family projects in a number of roles. Her thoroughness, creativity, and conscientiousness are demonstrated in her ability to work well under pressure and to stay one step ahead. Melissa holds a Bachelor of Arts in Interior Design from University of Mississippi as well as a Master of Fine Arts in Architectural History from Savannah College of Art and Design.
Jolie’s professionalism, integrity, and background in construction accounting make her a valuable asset to the team. She assists in all aspects of Coats Homes accounting. Jolie owes her love for construction to her father who works for a national commercial construction firm. She earned her Bachelor of Arts degree at San Jose State University.
As a retired United States Army Captain, Nicholas brings an exceptional work ethic, a true commitment to excellence, and a knack for logistics to every project he supervises. He also brings invaluable construction supervision experience to the team as a former field manager of multiple large-scale production home projects in Dallas & Austin. Nicholas earned his Bachelor of Science degree from Texas A&M.
Philip joins the team with an avid interest in construction and real estate, and experience across a wide variety of fields including finance, ministry, and professional golf. His diligence, clear communication, and assistance on some of our largest most dynamic projects make him indispensable. Philip earned his Bachelor of Science degree from Moody Bible Institute Chicago.
Gentry joins Coats Homes as a seasoned construction professional with a background in commercial construction management, a degree from Oklahoma State University in Mechanical Engineering Technology, and leadership having served as a Captain in the Oklahoma Army National Guard for 10 years as a Combat Engineer. As a Superintendent he has overseen an impressive variety of commercial construction projects to include: Arlington Central Library, Arlington City Council Chambers, Texas Motor Speedway Restart Zone bar suite, and DISD’s South Oak Cliff High School bond program’s new construction. Gentry provides exceptional service to his clients with his gift for complex problem solving and attention to detail.
Pete joins Coats Homes with a background in light industrial & commercial construction, a bachelor's degree in Construction Science from Texas A&M, and leadership experience serving our country as a Marine Officer for seven honorable years. Pete serves our clients with professionalism and an exceptional work ethic, and his entrepreneurial spirit for the service and warranty field makes him an invaluable member of our team.
Catherine performs her marketing and administrative responsibilities at Coats Homes with unparalleled attention to detail and a true knack for communication. Her positivity, outstanding organization skills, and passion for helping others make her an essential part of the team. Catherine recently graduated from Texas Christian University where she earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Strategic Communication.
“Coats Homes is setting themselves apart from other luxury home builders - they listen to their clients and address their needs. Ben understands the importance of good architecture and design, and he collaborates extensively with established experts to ensure that every home is both unique and functional. His focus on quality and detail is unrivaled, and I personally recommend him to all of my clients.”
— Michelle Wood, Senior Vice President | Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s —
“Navigating financing options in conjunction with site selection, architectural design and the construction process can many times be unknown and stressful. Ben’s knowledge of all phases of the process give the homeowner and the bank a comfort that many builders in today’s ever changing market cannot execute successfully.”
— John Carpenter | Inwood National Bank —
“It’s a privilege to be a part of the Coats Homes team. Ben is beyond his years in homebuilding expertise. He understands the attention to details and the importance of never compromising quality.”
— Lisa Luby Ryan | Vintage Living —
“I have just completed the design of my first project with Ben. Working with him has proven to be a great experience for me as an architect. His energy and sense of design is very refreshing. The desire to serve his clients and to provide high quality design and construction is the top priority of his company. I am also impressed at Ben’s desire to give back to the community by using his construction resources to help those in neighborhoods that are less fortunate.”
— Paul Turney | Turney & Associates, Inc. Architects —
“It’s a pleasure to do business with Ben Coats and Coats Homes, not only do they have a firm grasp of the financing process, but their passion and creativity ensure an excellent product in the end. I’ve worked with Ben in several capacities and he is consistently advocating for his client’s needs and always operates with the highest level of integrity.”
— C. Malcolm Holland, III, President / CEO | Veritex Bank —
“Ben Coats of Coats Homes is an innovative custom-home developer in the Park Cities. His excellent communication skills ensure the clients specific needs are met with quality design. He is an expert in the real estate market with a passion for classical and contemporary architecture. I look forward to continue to work with him for years to come.”
— Alex Eskenasy, Senior Designer | J Wilson Fuqua and Associates Architects —
“Ari-Tex Electric, Inc. takes pride in working with many elite custom builders throughout the North Texas area. The attention to detail that is shown in the homes Ben constructs is directly related to the level of involvement he personally has in all of his projects. The step by step method of walking his homeowners through the entire construction process, incorporating their wishes into the details, creates a truly custom home.”
— Janet Fogg | Ari-Tex Electric, Inc. —
“Our experience building a home with Ben exceeded our expectations on every level. Ben operates with the highest level of integrity and quickly earned our trust as we began designing our home. With Ben, you get that rare builder who understands the practical needs of daily living, but thinks outside of the box to bring new and exciting design ideas to the table. His open-minded approach and personal creativity made the building process fun for us.”
— Scott and Rebecca Whitaker | Homeowner —
“Professional, enthusiastic and creative are just a few words I would use to describe Ben Coats and his team. There is an energy that runs through the whole company, and they're not afraid to take an idea and run with it - which results in new and exciting interiors. They take projects to the next level, with an attention to detail that is everything you want in an experienced homebuilder. I look forward to working with Ben in the future.”
— Neal Stewart | Neal Stewart Designs —
“It is without hesitation or qualification, I endorse Ben Coats and highly recommend him as a home builder. I have the pleasure of working with Ben in a business relationship, which has turned into a true friendship. As Ben has built his business, Citi Private Bank has had the privilege of serving as his banking relationship. I hold Ben in the highest esteem, and I sincerely recommend him as the ideal builder.”
— Kirk Davis, Director / Private Banker | Citi Private Bank —
“I enjoy working with Ben Coats because he has so much energy and fresh ideas. We worked together on a house in the French streets, where he had a good sense of what the neighborhood needed, not just what he wanted to build. He has good sense of style and knows the way people want to live. He knows how to draw the best design from the real estate and architecture community to create the best product.”
— Wilson Fuqua, Architect | J Wilson Fuqua and Associates Architects —
“Ben Coats is a terrific advocate for his clients. I’ve seen him work tirelessly on numerous transactions to ensure everything goes smoothly. He takes pride in guiding his clients through all phases of the purchase, design and building process.”
— Laurence Henry, President / Attorney at Law | LegacyTexas Title —
Coats Homes has partnered with neighborhood resident, Brett Johnston with Suntxurbana, to present an unparalleled 8-lot opportunity in northeast Preston Hollow. The development of eight residential lots is located off Wander Lane in Hillcrest Estates, home to some of Dallas’s most impressive acre+ properties.
Aptly named Wander Wood, this lush 8.85-acre oasis is populated by thriving Oak, Elm, Cedar, and Ash trees. Eight fortunate owners will have the opportunity to call this beautiful haven home; seven of the lots will enjoy backyards set against a stunning creek backdrop.
By extending this already sought-after street, the developer aims to further accentuate the creek and mature foliage throughout while continuing to maintain and enhance the privacy and exclusiveness of the community. Pre-development lot pricing from $1.125m. Contact the Wander Wood team at 214-206-3919 or email@example.com for more information.
A Hamptons shingle-style home with a modern flare, featuring architecture by David Stocker and interiors by Erin Sander.
A modern home featuring clean lines and wide windows by Bernbaum/Magadini and designed by Shelly Rosenburg.
A spacious transitional home designed by David Stocker with interiors by Collins Interiors.
A bright, transitional southern home by Will Clinton of Clinton + Company.
An inspiring and inviting Highland Park home by David Stocker with interiors by the SHM Architects design team.
An elegant, family-friendly home offering classic charm and stunning curb appeal. Architecture by Jerry Coleman with landscaping by Tyson Gardens.
A classic southern transitional home designed by sought-after architect Paul Turney.
Stunning 6-bedroom California Modern home, with architectural design by Wilson Fuqua, interiors by Theresa Rowe.
A gracious southern Paul Turney home with a sleek edge.
A traditional southern home designed by architect Wilson Fuqua that marries contemporary finishes with classic charm.
A transitional modern home designed by David Stocker with a sleek European sophistication that blends into the tree-filled neighborhood.
An inviting, elegant home designed by David Stocker with interiors by Collins Interiors.
A light-filled modern home designed by Smitharc Architects that is both inviting and functional.
A bright, transitional home designed by David Stocker with interiors by Sees Design.
Exquisite Southern estate designed by Nashville architect Jonathan Torode.
A cottage-inspired home designed by Jerry Coleman with interiors by New York interior design firm Cullman and Kravis.
A modern masterpiece designed by David Stocker with interiors by Neal Stewart Designs.
A bright and spacious transitional home featuring architecture and interiors by Allen Kirsch.
An elegant, Modern French inspired home designed by Jerry Coleman.
A California-modern home in Lakewood designed by Dwayne Brinkley with interiors by Maddie Hughes.
A transitional modern home designed by David Stocker for a large family in the heart of the Park Cities.
A large-scale renovation turns a traditional home into a unique, modern retreat for a busy Park Cities family.
Sophisticated house on a tree-filled lot in charming Lake Highlands, designed by Alex Eskenasy.
A mid-century modern inspired home designed by Alex Eskenasy.
A complete remodel of a historic 5-bedroom California Mediterranean home, originally designed by Fooshee and Cheek (famed architect of Highland Park Village).
This contemporary Lakewood home is designed to be modern & functional while still blending in with the unique feel of the surrounding neighborhood.
This French-Country inspired home combines old world accents with contemporary finishes. The result is a home that is stunning, yet accessible.
A classic Hudson Valley river home with exquisite detail and a charming blue and white color palette.
A classic Highland Park French home, located on a tree-lined corner of Dartmouth Avenue.
A transitional stone home in Preston Hollow with a classic, clean and elegant look.
Signature construction of Coats Homes including bright interiors, an open floor plan with lots of windows, clean lines, and large room sizes.
A light, bright Hamptons-inspired renovation on one of the prettiest streets in Lake Highlands.