Dona and I wanted to send a quick note of thanks.  We truly feel like someone was looking out for us when we met you.  The entire building experience was fantastic.  Your whole team was awesome and first class in every way.  Your eye for detail and the perfection in project management was simply outstanding.  If I ever thought of an issue or had a concern it was handled before I could even bring it up.  You did what you promised and worked my budget as if it was yours.  My accountant doesn't keep records as good as you.  Great job down to the last dollar!  The follow up is great because I now feel like I have a new best friend as your always there should the need arise.  Thanks for making a dream come true.  I still can't believe this house is actually ours.

Ted and Dona Pierce

"Choosing the right builder is the most important part of building a custom home. I didn't just want to make my selection based on a price per sq. ft,, I wanted someone who shared my vision--someone who listens well and has the ability to think outside the box, and thrives on challenges. That pretty much sums up Martin Raymond.  He captured my ideas, enhanced them and made them a reality in the beautiful home our family enjoys everyday. He is totally committed to his clients and made the home building process truly fun and enjoyable.  Martin has  actually built three homes for us, and if we decide to build again, it will definitely be a Martin Raymond Home.”

Scott Crum a 3 time home owner.

Terry and I would like to thank you so very, very much for all of your efforts in constructing our new home.  We could not be happier with the quality craftsmanship that your company provided.  As you know, when building a modern home, everything must be done perfectly, or minor flaws of any kind will be evident.  You were careful to make sure that this was understood and done by all of your sub-contractors.  You are a man of your word, and a man of integrity. Any chance Terry and I have to recommend your services, we will be happy to do so.

Jeff and Terry Kurz

I want to pass along what a wonderful experience my husband, Mike and I had building our home with Martin Raymond Homes.  We were hoping to build a very unique, special home and therefore were looking for a builder who could really think out of the box.  We also wanted someone who would be personally on site every day…someone we could regularly communicate with throughout the building process. We really struck gold with Marty Raymond!  The number of hours spent with Marty, and his building supervisor, Mark Eggleton, were very rewarding.  Many of the unique features in our home came from Marty’s creative mind with attention to even the smallest details.  Unique ideas, thoughtful research, and concern for a quality home to match our dreams are clearly presented in the finished product. Mike has commented numerous times to others, what great subcontractors Marty chooses to work with.  They were mostly smaller companies, many times with the owners doing or overseeing the work themselves. This ensured quality work done to exact specifications.  Marty had a very respectful relationship with them all and it was obvious that they very much respected him, as well, and wanted to produce exemplary work.  We chose to build our home on a cost plus basis.  Every receipt was presented, categorized, and well documented to create an easy to follow budget.  I was amazed at how extremely sharp Marty was with every detail.  He was great to keep us on track with various suggestions so that we didn’t end up way over our budget with the total project. The finish out toward the end fell to Mark.  He was a wizard at keeping everything on track.  His warm personality and crazy sense of humor made the building process such fun.  The follow up once the house was finished, far surpassed our expectations. These guys build a quality home and want to see that it remains that way. 
We have heard so many horror stories about home building.  Our experience could not have been more positive, and just really a lot of fun.  If we were in a position to build a home again, we would only make one phone call, and that would be to Martin Raymond Homes.

Julie and Mike Karnes

Many thanks for the donation to St. Jude’s in our honor.  What a wonderful recognition of our relationship both in business and as a friend.  We pray that you enjoy the Christmas season.  We absolutely loved sharing fun times and making memories in our new home.  Thanks to you for your hard work and vision.  Mark also made an incredible difference to us – he is fantastic.

David and Julie Abell

Marty, you amaze us! Thank you

Duffy and Leigh Slade

Both of us want to express our appreciation for the patience and the integrity you demonstrated throughout the project.  Again and again you told us the truth and you kept your word, you listened to our concerns and you solved whatever problem we were facing.  Not once, but many times, you spent a lot of time on site, working through an unusual situation, always with our best interest in mind.  These are rare qualities in the construction business, unfortunately, but they are of uppermost importance to you.  We want you to know that they have not gone unnoticed. 

Charles and Cynthia Swindoll

I would like to thank you very much for a great job in building our house.  You and your polite professional staff kept our trust from design to closing by always acting in our best interest and made a potentially stressful experience a very pleasurable one.  We were kept informed or our budget situation each step of the way and you worked hard on our behalf to keep us within that budget.

John and Mary Eggleton

The design of the house is truly beautiful and functional.  You were able to understand our wish list and draft it into reality.  From the first time we met, we felt that we could trust you to be our eyes during the construction process.  Your team did not let us down, it was very easy to build a house long distance.  It still amazes us that we only saw the house three times during the construction and there were no mistakes.

Debbie and Stu Diamond

I have always dreamed of owning my own home.  But it wasn’t until I met you that I realized that I could build as well as design my own home.  You are definitely “SUPER – DEE - DUPER” in my book.  Your kindness, you honesty, your professionalism, you input, and your…well the list goes on and on.  So from the bottom of my heart, I thank you all.

David E. Joyner

Because this was our first building experience, we were understandably nervous about choosing the right builder for our first home.  From the beginning, you listened to our needs and concerns, provided us an avenue of open communication, and fostered a relationship of teamwork between homeowner and builder.  You were able to eliminate our nervousness, thus making our first building experience a positive and rewarding one.  Consequently, it is with great pleasure that we write this letter of recommendation.

Michael and Darlene Thimmig

Marty and I have been in our new home on Ashton Court for just over a month.  We were talking the other evening about how much we were enjoying our home and the conversation went off in the direction of the building process with your company.  In spite of our great fear that building a home would be a terribly inconveniencing and a legal disaster, you and your entire team really made it a very pleasant process.

R.W. Baker

We have often remarked how refreshing it has been to work with you over the years.  There has never been any question as to the quality of your product and the commitment you have to client satisfaction.  As testimony to the quality and value of your product, the home we purchased from you in 1993 was sold in 1997 in approximately 30 days and with 5% of our asking price.

Thomas and Helen Clynes

The first time that I walked into a house that you were “showing”, I knew that I liked you, that you were honest, and that we could share a vision of a really wonderful zero lot retirement home.  By the time that Dennis and I were ready to make a firm commitment, you were ready to go out on your own.  We talked about that and knew even then that we would be secure and confident with you and that we’d be honored to build and own your “first house.”

Dennis and Kathleen Wander
(My first homeowners 1992)

We would like to take a minute to thank you for your professionalism in building our first custom home.  Throughout the process you were very patient and thorough with communication.  In addition, we would like to compliment your staff’s commitment to service and warranty service has only enhanced our positive experience.

Scott and Nikki Moneta

Thank you for the professional and attentive manner that you have showed us while building our home.  Although this was our first experience at having a home built, we found it to be both enjoyable and rewarding.  We are happy with our new home and are proud to show it off to our friends.  The quality and workmanship are outstanding and there is a uniqueness and warmth in ours that is hard to find in other new homes.

Larry and Joan Long

After over a year of shopping around and talking to builders I choose you for several reasons.  First, I liked your homes – they were distinct.  They weren’t like everyone else’s.  Secondly, all the references I spoke to gave you high marks.  This was my experience also as I built with you.  My experience was not like some of the horror stories I heard from my friends about failed relationships with their builders during construction.  My experience was positive and enjoyable.  Consider yourself highly recommended!  I enjoyed it the first time and I’d do it again.

Carl Pool

For a job “WELL DONE” I would like to express our sincere appreciation for the professionalism displayed by you and your staff.  Your commitment to providing a quality product along with excellent customer service is to be commended.

Jeanna Smith

From the first Builder/Client meeting I could sense that you would provide the “right” service for my customer.  What a challenge, to take raw ideas and successfully orchestrate the lot purchase, architecture, and the build with a confident degree of professionalism.  The process from my realtor’s perspective was remarkable and the end product superb.  Clients and realtors alike can have confidence when they see the sign with the big red ‘R”.

Reagan Gasaway

It has been a pleasure to work with you during the last several years.  The two spec homes and the custom home were properties I could proudly show my customers.  I always knew your attention to detail before and after the sale would result in a satisfied current and future homeowner.

Mary Black
Allie Beth Allman

I have known and worked with Marty Raymond for several years before starting his own construction company.  It did not take me long to realize his potential.  He exhibited a keen interest in wanting to know and understand all facets of the business.  His primary concern was always keeping the best interest of the homebuyer at heart.  Marty has carried that principal through to his own company.  This, in my opinion, has been the key to his success.  Now, I know he couldn’t achieve success on empathy alone.  Marty has a great mind for detail, which is important in the home building industry today.

Jim Bowen
Republic Title

We just wanted to tell you how much we have enjoyed working with you and that we look forward to building on the relationship that has grown together over the last few years.  We are also grateful for the past opportunities to serve many of your clients.  We appreciate the professional way you have handled your business with us, and feel that the construction draw process has worked very smoothly.

Mark Wells
First Bank

It has been my pleasure to work with you in the past.  You have always treated my clients with deep care.  Those clients who occupy your homes are very satisfied.   I will continue to bring my clients to you and unhesitantly recommend you to anyone who is considering building or buying from you.

Joy Morrow
Ebby Halliday

Your extra efforts in the past have been wonderful.  You have always gone the extra nine yards to assist.  I know that when I bring a prospective purchaser to Marty Raymond that they are in the very best hands and I feel most gratified with this knowledge.  Workmanship, quality and price have always been you strengths and I look forward to doing many more transactions with you in the future.

Alan Levy

We wanted to let you know what a fabulous job you and your crew did building our new home.  From the beginning, you gave us confidence that this project would be a “team” effort.  In every phase, the communication flowed effortlessly.  Any issues or questions we had were immediately answered and addressed professionally.  The quality and workmanship were excellent.  Being from a family of builders and architects, we had very high expectations and you exceeded them.

One of the biggest compliments you can give a builder is to recommend him to friends or choose to build again with him.  We have already recommended you to our friends they, too, have had great experiences.  Without a doubt, we will build our next home with Marty Raymond and Mark Eggleton.  Building a home should be on the most exciting projects a couple does and for us, building with Marty Raymond was a fabulous experience.  As an added bonus, you have continued to help us with “minor tweaks” (e.g., adding wiring, repainting a teenager’s room) even three years later! Your customer service is outstanding!!

Thank you for all you have done and continue to do for us.  You are without question one of the best builders in the DFW area.

Jeff and Paula Hayes

We purchased our Martin Raymond home just as it was being completed in early 2007.  As soon as we walked in and saw the livable floor plan, luxurious fixtures and architectural elements throughout, we knew we had found the home we had been looking for.  We could tell the builder appreciated he was building a high end home, adding finishing touches to achieve his vision we didn’t anticipate even after our contract went through.  His project manager is very knowledgeable, responsive and pleasant to work with.  We never felt deserted after we bought our home and know we can call at any time with questions or concerns.  We would not hesitate to recommend Martin Raymond Homes to anyone interested in building a quality home.

Denton and Lori Watumull