Courtesy Hamilton Thomas Homes

Led by real estate veteran Jennifer Keller, Hamilton Thomas Homes is a new Houston-area builder that is building in its first community with two more to follow.

Keller boasts more than 25 years of experience in Houston’s real estate market, getting her start in real estate at AECOM/Turner Collie & Braden. She has also worked at KB Home, developer Land Tejas, and William Lyon Homes. Joining Keller at Hamilton Thomas Homes are Davin Toruta as vice president of operations and Chynelle Munnilal, who serves as director of finance.

“Our current team has more than 50 years of experience, and we are drawing on that expertise to develop modern home designs that will resonate with how people are living right now,” says Keller, president and COO of Hamilton Thomas Homes. “We are pleased that our home designs will be introduced to Houston in Land Tejas’ highly amenitized communities, which offer home buyers great choices for quality schools, retail shopping, and entertainment.”

The builder broke ground in late October in Balmoral, where it will have 31 homes. Available floor plans are designed for 45-foot homesites and range from 1,700 to 3,000 square feet. Pricing is from the mid-$300,000s.

Following the construction start in Balmoral, Hamilton Thomas Homes will begin building in Marvida, a master-planned community in Cypress, where it has 66 60-foot properties. Homes there will range from 2,000 to 4,000 square feet. Hamilton Thomas Homes will have one model home in Marvida, a 3,298-square-foot design offering four bedrooms, a game room, a study, a three-car garage, and the option for a guest suite downstairs. Pricing in Marvida will be from the low $400,000s.

Lastly, Hamilton Thomas Homes expects to begin home construction in Sunterra in Katy in December. The builder will have 36 45-foot lots, offering homes from the mid-$300,000s and ranging from 1,700 to 3,000 square feet. A 2,797-square-foot model home will be a four-bedroom design with a standard second downstairs bedroom as well as a game room and a flex room that can be used as a study.