The Houston market will have a new home building competitor, according to the Houston Business Journal's Paul Takahashi.

For 52 years, Sitterle Homes has built more than 4,000 homes — from small patio homes to large family homes — across San Antonio and Austin. But in Houston, VonHofe decided to focus Sitterle Homes’ efforts largely on one product: luxury garden homes catering to the growing number of retiring Baby Boomers.

Sitterle saw market opportunity in Houston.

[Company owner Steve] VonHofe realized there is a demand for smaller, patio homes in Houston as Baby Boomers begin to retire en masse. Many of these empty-nesters are now looking to downsize from their large suburban homes into smaller homes in familiar neighborhoods, VonHofe said.

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