Awards and Accolades

We are proud to see our leadership in the homebuilding industry recognized with awards and recognition from our peers, industry publications, and our community. Our passion for building on your lot, and over 85 years of experience and expertise is what makes our customers confident in our quality and reliability.


Tilson has received many special accreditations

NAHB Certified

NAHB Certified Green Professionals on staff

Named to Builder Magazine’s Builder 100

Named to the Top 100 of Professional Builder’s Housing Giants list.

Awarded 2011 Star Awards for Best Custom Luxury Home over $1 Million for a private residence and Judges Choice (Philanthropic Recognition) for the Heart of Texas home plan from the Texas Association of Builders.

The most Graduate Master Builders in the country accredited by the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB).

Named One of the Best Companies to Work for in Texas by Texas Monthly Magazine.

Lead builder for ABC’s Extreme Makeover: Home Edition in Salado, Texas in December 2010.

Awarded Best in Class, Best Kitchen/Dining, Best Special Feature, and Best Outdoor Living Space for two private residences at the 2013 HCBA Parade of Home Tour.

Awarded the 2013 Avid Benchmark Award Top 25% for Customer Experience Nationwide by Avid Ratings.

Named Builder of the Year by the Greater Houston Builders Association.

Our President, Eddie Martin, was recently named Builder of the Year by 
the Texas Association of Builders.

"The no construction loan helped a lot financially. We didn't have to dip into our retirement savings to front all the money to get started on our home. "

— Sandra Fithian, Springtown

"Everyone at the model home center was friendly and courteous and we loved our experience there.  It was why we came back to Tilson. "

— Bill and Patty Whigham, Crockett

"With Tilson, we were able to walk in and get exactly what we wanted without any hassle"

— Amanda Srubar, El Campo

"Building our house was the most rewarding experience and we've had absolutely no problems."

— Carl and Vicki Luckenbach, Fredericksburg

"Anytime we know someone who is getting ready to build, we tell them you're making a mistake if they don't talk to someone at Tilson first."

— Michael and Debora Shields, Boerne

"Tilson puts their very best quality in all the homes they build."

— Greg and Barbara Nefford, Blanco

"Tilson's quality of homes exceeded our expectations, it's everything we've dreamed about."

— Michael and Gina Boren, San Antonio

"The whole experience was just a joy!"

— Charles and Eddayln Bailey, Kerrville

"We've had absolutely nothing go wrong with the house for the 14 years that we've had it. We've had zero in the way of issues so we figured for our next home - no sense in fighting success!"

— Eugene Duffy and Karen Reed, Helotes

"The materials that they used are quality, they build a sound house and as a result, our electric bills are cheaper.  Our home is 2x the size of our last home, but our utility bills are cheaper."

— Sandra Fithian, Springtown

"Tilson's Easybuy program helped us out tremendously"

— Rita Middletown, Montgomery