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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 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 thinking of his craft—how to make it better and how to do it differently–and that’s exactly how Ben Coats feels about building luxury homes. Years in the real estate business, time spent building houses all over the Dallas area, a BBA in Finance from Southern Methodist University, and an appreciation for fine architecture all combine to create Coats Homes. Ben has built his own home, and his own family, right here in Dallas. His wife Jennifer, his three children, and his passion for home building are the reasons he’s working so hard for you.
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Benjamin Beckelman is both a CPA and licensed Texas Real Estate Broker. He has also earned the designations of Certified Graduate Builder, CGB and Certified Green Professional, CGP by the National Association of Home Builders. Benjamin has a Master of Science degree in Tax Accounting and a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from the University of North Texas.
Megan Bean brings her marketing, media buying and project management experience to Coats Homes. Her attention to detail in design, with project management, and in client interactions makes her an essential part of the Coats Homes team. Megan has a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Advertising from Southern Methodist University.
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.
With over thirty years experience in the Dallas market, Terry Johannsen is known for his client focus, attention to detail, project management skills, and production of high quality homes. Terry, an Iowa native, attended Westmar College while working with his father in the family-owned construction company. Terry has served as a guest lecturer at Texas Tech University seminars and workshops on passive solar and sheltered designs. In addition, Terry has had homes featured in D Magazine and Dallas Architecturally Significant Homes.
Coats Homes and Michelle Wood of Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International 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.
Kelly is an Oklahoma native and has a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Oklahoma. She became well versed in small business administration while living in Haiti working for a non-profit organization. Kelly understands the importance of helping teams work together effectively for good. Her attention to detail and appreciation for building strong relationships makes her an asset to Coats Homes.
“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 —
“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 —
“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 —
“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 —
“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 —
“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 —
“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 —
“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 —
“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 —
“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. —
“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 —
“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 —
This classic Highland Park French home has a stunning front entry hall with towering ceilings, exquisite custom moulding and a circular staircase built around a grand piano. Accordion doors open the family room to a relaxing back porch and tranquil pool. The spacious dining room leads to a custom wine room, and the side of the home has an elegant side entrance for guests along tree-lined Cowper St. The grand master bedroom features a separate sitting area and fireplace, and the media room has a wall of TV’s and custom pull-out trundle beds. Even though it’s a new build, 3629 Dartmouth has a unique historical quality.
A complete remodel of this historic 5-bedroom California Mediterranean home, originally designed by Fooshee and Cheek (famed architect of Highland Park Village), will be available in late 2014. 70 x 158 corner lot, with quarters & oversized gameroom. Call us at 214-206-3900 for more information on this historic home.