Our History

40 years ago Al Couto came to America with a green card and ambition. He wanted to make a living, raise a family, and do something that he loved. He tried being a baker, he opened a sandwich shop and had a job in manufacturing, all of which did not work out. In the mid 70’s he took a job for a construction company and started to find his niche, where he quickly excelled with hard work, common sense and dedication.

On November 24th, 1982 he started his own company called Couto & Sons Construction and started building homes. Nearly 30 years later, his heart is still in it.

Custom Home BuildersIn 2001, his son Donny Couto followed in his father’s footsteps and started building homes in Hood County, Texas. His skills as a new home builder started getting better, and better, and customers took notice. A few short years later, Al & Donny joined forces and started a company called Couto Homes. Together, AL & Donny have put together a dream team of employee’s that share the same values and are committed to excellence.

The values of the company remain unchanged from 30 years ago. Treat people right, never go back on your word, offer the highest quality home, highest quality service, and deliver the best possible quality and value in a home.

Certified Master BuilderEvery custom home is built with heart and dedication. When a customer is unhappy – we don’t sleep until they are. If something isn’t done right, we will make it right. Our dedication to our craft is why we’re the finest custom home builders in the communities of Granbury, Aledo, Weatherford and Fort Worth, Texas.

From the Couto Homes Blog


It’s kind of like that expression where people say a dog looks like its owner but this time its a house that takes on the look of its owner. You must be thinking “WHAT?” right about now but trust us, a house really does look like its owner when its done. Its funny to think but sometimes a house looks like its owner during construction too, you’re feeling stressed and over whelmed by decisions and you go by the job site and it seems a bit chaotic which just so happens to be the way you feel, yep, it’s true, a house does look like its owner during a few phases but the most rewarding look alike is when it’s complete.

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As we all know trends come and go and things that were trending years ago suddenly come back to recirculate as a “new” trend again, sometimes all the same, sometimes with a twist making it similar to its past trend but with a different appearance.

Researchers from all over the world spend countless hours and time looking at past trends and predicting what the new trends will be. 2016 has some very interesting trends to offer. The trends for next year in home design sound a lot like they edge along the funkier side of accents and offer a more eclectic feel to the overall appearance.

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Trends and Transitional Style…..Follow me it’s not complicated.

A popular style that has been taking flight over the past year and continues strong so far this year is the style called “Transitional”. What is that style you ask? Well, it is exactly what the name describes, a transition from newer to older, a sweet mixture of two styles, it is new age meets old. By that it is for lack of better words, newer looks and trends meeting and mixing with the respected old, aged look of antiques and distressed furniture.

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