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.
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.
Ellie’s involvement in project management in both interior design and construction have equipped her with a well-rounded view of the home building process. Her desire is to serve clients well by maintaining organization throughout the project, and by adapting the design and building process to meet clients specific needs. Ellie has a Bachelor of Science in Family and Consumer Sciences degree & studied Interior Design at Baylor University.
Michael Hanners is a Dallas native with several years of accounting and assurance experience. Michael is a Certified Internal Auditor and has a Bachelor of Science in Accounting & Information Management and a Masters of Science in Accounting (specializing in Internal Audit) from the University of Texas at Dallas.
With a background in Construction Project Management as well as Interior Design, Kathleen hopes to facilitate a flawless building process for clients. Formerly with an Interior Design firm in Dallas, Kathleen developed a wide range of knowledge in every aspect of the home building process. Kathleen has a Bachelors of Arts degree in Political Science from the University of Mississippi.
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.
Luke has a Bachelor of Science in Education from Baylor University. Luke’s Land and Ranch Management skills translate well into Project Management at Coats Homes. His passion for people makes him a client favorite and his willingness to manage even the smallest details make him a great asset to the Coats Homes Team.
Elizabeth joins Coats Homes having previously worked in Event Planning and Interior Design. Elizabeth’s focus on client service, attention to detail, and organization in the office ensures a smooth home building process in the field. Elizabeth has a Bachelor of Arts in Communication from the University of Arkansas.
Known for his attention to detail, efficiency, and building expertise, Brett Copin brings over 30 years of experience to Coats Homes. Brett spent the first half of his career producing fine millwork for commercial spaces and luxury homes, which instilled in him a passion for superior workmanship. Brett’s years of experience building luxury homes and thorough knowledge of construction allow him to serve clients with excellence.
Laura Sanger is an Oklahoma native who brings several years of accounting experience to the Coats Homes team. Formerly with a mid-sized accounting firm and then a media brand, Laura’s precision and work ethic make her an asset to the Coats Homes team. Laura graduated from the University of Oklahoma with a Bachelors of Business Administration in Accounting.
“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 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 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 —
“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 —
“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 —
“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 —
“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 —
“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 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 —
“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. —
Classic Southern transitional designed by sought-after architect Paul Turney on 70x150 lot in the heart of University Park – walk to Preston Center and Hyer Elementary. This airy, light and bright home will feature professional grade appliances, marble floors, all en-suite bedrooms, and covered outdoor living area with fireplace. Quality pier-and-beam construction and meticulously thought-out floor plan – over 6300 square feet of usable space with all the amenities ready for today’s family lifestyle. Completion scheduled for Spring 2016. Call us at 214-206-3900 for more information.
Classic Southern transitional home designed by sought-after architect Paul Turney. 6 bedrooms, 70x150 lot in the heart of University Park. Call us at 214-206-3900 for more information.
Oversized 70 x 200 tree-lined lot on a quiet street in Stratford Manor right in between Windsor Parkway and McFarlin Blvd. Walking distance to the Village, Bradfield Elem., and the YMCA. Call us at 214-206-3900 for more information on this exclusive lot.
A gracious southern Paul Turney home with a sleek edge.
Stunning 6-bedroom California Modern home, with architectural design by Wilson Fuqua, interiors by Theresa Rowe.
A spacious transitional home designed by David Stocker with interiors by Collins Interiors.
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.
A light-filled modern home designed by Smitharc Architects that is both inviting and functional.
Exquisite Southern estate designed by Nashville architect Jonathan Torode.
A large-scale renovation turns a traditional home into a unique, modern retreat for a busy Park Cities family.
A complete remodel of a historic 5-bedroom California Mediterranean home, originally designed by Fooshee and Cheek (famed architect of Highland Park Village).
Sophisticated house on a tree-filled lot in charming Lake Highlands, designed by Alex Eskenasy.
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.