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Couto Homes has been nationally recognized twice with the “Best in American Living Awards” by the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB). Couto Homes has also received 19 Star Awards from the Texas Association of Builders which showcases the outstanding work of the state’s home builders, remodelers, and architects. They’ve been featured in several publications, including but not limited to, The Wall Street Journal, GQ, and Building Savvy. 




Hi, Donny.

I wanted to let you know how much we have appreciated having Josh as our Superintendent. He truly works his tail off, goes the extra mile, and doesn’t settle for less than the best. We are so thrilled with our new house, even though the building process was the roller coaster ride you guys told us it would be. The end product is truly beautiful and something we’ll cherish for the rest of our lives, and we have Josh and the rest of your team to thank for it.

All the best,




Jason and I are extremely happy with our home. We are very happy that we chose y’all as our builder and have had so many complimented on the detail, floor plan, and look at our home. Josh did a great job and we could tell he put in a lot of hours to make sure we got what we wanted. We wish your team all the best!


Couto Team-

Thank you! We have been in our dream house a little over a month now and could not be happier with the outcome. It truly is a beautiful home and we are so grateful to everyone that played a role. It was a long process for us from the time we decided to build and getting the land situated, but was definitely worth every minute. This is long overdue, but I wanted to send a thank you to each of you. Thanks again for everything, we made the right choice with Couto Homes and will continue to recommend you all friends!

Tristyn Kessler | Account Manager | Advanced Wound Care


Good afternoon Donny,

We absolutely love our new home!!!! When we admire each and every feature we feel we have a quality home that we will love for many years. I, personally, have been so very thankful for your ability to sit down with me and completely understand what was important to me and what I was imagining in my new home!! 

I appreciate all that you have done and the very respectful way you have always conducted yourself. We have a quality home which we truly love and will continue to love for years to come. Thanks for putting up with us!

Linda Callison



Donny, sorry i have taken so long to write this. I wanted to let you know how much we are enjoying our new home. Every day i am loving it more and more and appreciate so much the care that went into it.

Thank you again!
Joni Carpenter


Dear Donny,

I would like to thank you and your staff for making our home building adventure a very pleasant experience. It all started with Trina answering the phone and handing us off to Alden. From that point we moved on to Shawna and Amber who were both very proficient at navigating my wife and I through the gauntlet of choices required in outfitting a new home.

Last but not least, a special thanks to Collin and Clay for managing my wife and her millions of questions (so I didn’t have to). Building a house from 500 miles away (we are from Great Bend Ks) certainly could have been much more of a challenge without your friendly, helpful and knowledgeable staff. Several of the neighbors have questioned and commented to us about the experience and quality of Couto Homes and we have gladly responded in a very positive and confident way.

Thank you,

Randy Torley


Hi Alden,

I just wanted to thank you for helping us in the very beginning process of design and helped us build the most beautiful Couto home as of date! Words can’t describe how much we love it! I also have to give a huge shout out to David Lewellen, he has been amazing through this process and in getting us in our home when we absolutely had to and he had a few unusual circumstances to deal with! He is such a great guy, knowledgeable, extremely organized and most importantly does exactly what he says he’s going to do and also very funny! He really is an asset to Couto homes! Our home is absolutely beautiful! I don’t have Donny’s email but please pass on to him how excited and pleased we are with our home! Come visit us sometime!



We have been in our home a couple of months and we just felt like we needed to tell you how special you and your employees are. The first time we called, Trina answered and after 10 minutes on the phone with her I was sold. She is a very nice lady and represents what your company is all about. The whole process we were treated like you had known us forever. From Rob making sure the house was exactly how we wanted it to Rebekah going through the process of getting the permits. Joey was very kind and made sure he always answered our questions. We couldn’t have had a better superintendent than Damon. He was always there and never complained that I called him every morning at 7:20 to just ask about what was going on for the day. He always answered and filled me in. We leaned on Shawna a great deal as far as design. What a nice lady. She put the cherry on top of this wonderful home and we will always be grateful. Thank you so much Donny for a wonderful experience.

Randall and Denise King



To Mr. Donny

It is with genuine pleasure and satisfaction, as you and your superintendent Joshua Park & Joshua assistant Hayden has put out the time and effort building this wonderful home. I do appreciate everything Joshua park has done, going extra mile for this contracted constructed job. I would recommend your level of professionalism and perfection to our close relatives and friends if possible.

Your quality and work is highly recommended. Joshua Park has put our extra efforts to satisfy our needs. They are certainly outstanding professionals whose excellent work deserve many recognitions.

I could not have asked for any better contractor. Joshua Park have made our home building experience a pleasurable and mostly easy to work with. I’d like to sincerely apologize if there’s any flaws between our relationships.

Thank you,

Ryan Nguyen & Kathy Vo



I hope this email finds you, your family and your business doing well. I am certain the current wave of growth in North Texas is cause for thanks as it seems the housing market is at an all time high.

Susan and I cannot thank you enough for the positive experience with Couto Homes. Quite honestly we feel this wouldn’t have been possible without Josh. I know there are a number of others in your firm we interfaced with, but Josh is a standout in many ways.

Who knows, we might even entice you guys to build a home for us in Dallas!


To the entire Couto Team,

Thank you! Thank you for your amazing homes, your attention to detail, your endless support, and patience during the building process. But most of all, thank you for the amazing people working here. Our family has moved 7 times between 6 states and 2 continents, over the last 14 years. We wanted a special place to settle down and raise our boys. We picked Granbury, but all of you made it start to feel like home. It’s still hard for us to believe that we are living in our “forever” home, but all the detail, time, energy, and effort you put into it has helped us to begin(finally) putting down some roots. We are so grateful and feel so blessed for the opportunity to build our lives in the community surrounded by amazing people.

Love, The Strongin Family

– Matt, Kyle, Liam, & Gabriel


Dear Donny,

This date takes us back to almost a year ago when we found Couto Homes. We had investigated other home builders and were disappointed after just a few visits. This was not the case with Couto Homes. There was no doubt in our mind that Couto Homes was the right choice after visiting the first time. Once finalizing the style of Cape May design, that’s when Superintendent, Collin Wilkins, was introduced to us. Immediately, we knew that he was passionate about his work. While living on the property watching our house being built, I can promise you that not a day passed when Collin wasn’t on the job taking care of business. Tasks that would have made us lose our mind; Collin took head on with a smile on his face. He would just assure us by saying, “I got this.”

Thank you, Couto Homes, and especially thank you, Collin, for making our dreams come true.

Brad and Alicia Robinson


Dear Donny,

We would like to express our thanks to you and your team for helping us create our dream home.We are extremely pleased with Couto Homes and all of your staff in the building process and construction of our home. We are happy, joyful, and satisfied with our home.

Couto Homes builds more than homes, they build friendships.

Thank you very much for building us our dream home and becoming our friends.

Darrell and Rachel Cullum


Hi Donny,

Just a note to say how wonderful our experience was with Couto Homes. From start to finish, the entire Couto team was great, answered any and all questions we had and made this experience an enjoyable one. Our new home is beautiful and we appreciate the time, experience and expertise that went into building the home from the Couto team and the great sub-contractors and vendors we had the pleasure of working with. Kristin and I are proud to say we live in a Couto Home!

We also wanted to recognize Jim Elliott whose thoughtfulness and guidance through this process was just awesome. Jim always kept us informed, updated and took great care of us from start to finish.

If we can ever serve as a reference for future or potential clients we would be more than glad to assist.


Ben and Kristin Barkley


Hi Donny,

I just wanted to drop you a quick note about our Couto Home. We have been moved in the home for almost three weeks now and love every minute we spend here. The craftsmanship, efficiency, and layout of the house is absolutely amazing.

I also want to brag on Josh. He made the process of building this home stress free and streamlined. He had trades lined-up and ready to go at each phase… no time was wasted. He was true to every promise he made and exceeded our expectations. We were not surprised when he told us he would be moving to
quality control within your company. I can think of no better person for the job. His attention to detail and knowledge will make him a great asset in that role… as I’m sure you already know.

Again, the Allen family thanks you, Josh, Alden, Shawna, Margie, Allison, Trina, and all the others who helped make our dream home a reality. We will enjoy it for many years to come and recommend Couto Homes to anybody who visits our home!

Kindest Regards,
Patrick Allen


Hi Donny,

We are getting closer to the completion of our house, but I wanted to send you a quick note…long overdue!

I am sure you see many of the complaints filed, but I wanted to file a compliment! It has been almost a year ago when I talked to you about finding a lot in Granbury. Without knowing who I would used to build on that lot, you traveled to 3 or 4 lots, giving me your opinion on if it was a “good” lot. You will
never know how much that meant to someone who did not have a clue! Even with the lot at 1718 Bent Tree, which we bought, you helped with history on offers you had made which gave us a feeling we were getting a fair deal.

Looking back since then, it really helps to explain the great service we have received to this point in the building all starts at the top! In all cases, we feel like we are working with friends to build our home, instead of a company that builds houses for clients.

We are looking forward to the completion, and the decisions are getting harder, but I know we picked the right builder. Thanks!!


Dear Donny Couto,

We want to say thank you for a truly amazing home. This is our forever home. The end product is everything we have ever wanted and exceeded our expectations. The workmanship is quality at its finest. Your reputation lead us to you but your attention to details is what we appreciated the most. Truly beautiful.

We are very proud of our new home and just wanted you to know how thankful we are that we chose Couto homes to deliver on a dream.

Thank you Donny and all the best to you and your employees.

Brad and Nita Griffith.


Hi Mr. Couto,

We recently moved into our Couto Home and are extremely happy with the outcome. From the start of construction we worked with our supervisor Collin Wilkins. He couldn’t have been a better fit for us. He dealt with the ups and downs of building with ease and did everything in his power to satisfy us. He is professional, knowledgeable, and extremely hard working. He is very prompt about responding to questions and concerns and getting things done. Thanks to Couto Homes for building our beautiful home!

Myra and Jake Morrow


Hello Everyone,

I want to formally thank Collin Wilkins for his role as our building superintendent in the construction of our beautiful home. He has always been available to answer questions and resolve any issues we had about the construction work. Whenever there were setbacks or no-shows by the vendor/tradesmen, through no fault of Collin, he maintained a calm, professional demeanor and promptly contacted those workers. He was always willing, sometimes on a moment’s notice to meet us at the house and personally fix something at our request. We love our Couto home and also the location, location, location!! My family greatly appreciates the quality craftsmanship and standard features of our home that were all presented and became a reality under Collin’s professional, committed leadership effort. These are just my (David Fields) feelings towards Collin that I needed to express to you before time slips away, considering we moved into our house 3 weeks ago.

David Fields



Once again I would like to express my gratitude and appreciation for Kane Clamon. Kane has gone above and beyond to satisfy all of our needs and concerns during the building process of our home. More than once Kane has volunteered to come over on his day off to assess a concern we were having. He spends as much time as necessary to explain how he will resolve the issue and he also follows up to make sure that the issue is corrected to our satisfaction. It has been a real pleasure having Kane as our Superintendent.

P.S. We are enjoying our Couto Home

Frank and Ann Dimond


Hello Donny!

I feel that Josh Park deserves a huge shout-out for the amazing job he did with completing the construction job on our home. Josh stepped in during a difficult time and immediately took charge. And we saw everything start to fall in place. He was meticulous in the details and took full responsibility of every project at hand. He always answered my calls and was available at any time.

Moreover, Josh is a people person and an easy conversationalist. We connected on a personal level. He knew all of my kids by name and which sports they were playing and always asked about them. We had long talks about our children and the goals we have for them. I got to meet his wife and his children at one of our sporting events. He wasn’t just the guy that showed up on a job every day. I got to see the family man that he is as well. Not only were we building a home, but I feel we made a life long friendship.

He did things that I am sure were above and beyond what his job typically calls for. Such as helping me plan out where furniture would be placed. I never envisioned my furniture to be where it ended up but Josh opened my eyes to something I didn’t see at the time. His attention to small things like using
Thieves cleaner in my house made me realize it’s more than a job for him. I really appreciated that he wasn’t using harsh chemicals in my home; just kind of one of those quirky things that I love but just one more small thing Josh would do without being asked.

I really don’t know how he keeps everything so organized and handles all that he does, but he does it all with grace and a smile. We feel blessed to have had him complete our home and I will always call him a friend.

Kimmie McKinney


Hi Donny,

I just wanted to take time out to thank you and your staff for a great experience in building our dream home. My wife and I researched extensively prior to signing with Couto Homes, and I am very glad that we did. From Rob and Amber in the office, to Joshua Park and Mark Sturlin in the field, the service and attention our project received throughout the process was superb. They went above and beyond to overcome obstacles, and made sure that we were happy with the way our home was completed. Please pass on our gratitude to them, and when I talk to others who are thinking about building in the area, I will definitely give Couto Homes my strongest endorsement.

Thanks again,
Brian and Nicole Edwards


Donny/Alden & team Couto,

Our new home is everything we wanted and a lot more. The process from the start was most enjoyable and unlike anything we expected. Everyone that was involved in the process from the front office to back office to selections to superintendent I feel did everything possible to help and went out of their way to make us happy. Your staff truly is top notch! You should be very proud of the team you have built at Couto Homes. From the 1st phone call and Trina calling me babe, I knew this is who I wanted to build my home, lol. And Collin I have witnessed him going out of his way to make us happy. He has been amazing to work with. From our phone calls every other day from the past 9 months to making sure all the little touch ups were completed for closing. He has been excellent, and his efforts are second to none. I will wrap this up by saying thank you again as I sit on my back patio and enjoy a cup of joe in my new Couto Homes mug. I’d hug you if I could. Thank you again, we love our Couto home.

Your friends,
The Lybarger Family



I just wanted to drop you a note and say thanks for all the good work. You are moving right along and we are so impressed with you and the Couto Crew. Our neighbors have complimented you and the crew as well. They say your men are hard workers and they are being considerate of their work environment.

It is so nice working with good people.

From the Heart,
Kimberly Wilson


Dear Donny Couto,

We wanted to let you know what a positive experience we have had with your company. This is the first time we have been involved with building a home and the process could not have been better.

Your staff was friendly and professional, answering all our questions and guiding us through the entire building process. The vendors we were sent to were also excellent.

We would like to give a special thanks to Collin, our site supervisor, who made everything easy for us. He was quick to respond to any concerns we had and was always in contact and available to us. Collin is an excellent example of what customer service means.

In closing, we would like to thank you and your company for making building a new home a positive experience.


Charles and Wendy Foist

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