• 2021 DHome Best Builder Award Article
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          We Specialize in Delivering Homeowner Lifestyle Dreams!

The goal of our entire team is to deliver the Ultimate Home Ownership Experience to every member of our Calais Custom Homes family. Your premium quality, custom home build will come to life as we proceed together through our "tried and true" process of design, build, delivery, and warranty support. A process we proudly hail as a cornerstone of living Calais Lifestyle.

Your uniquely designed custom home should reflect the nuances of your own persona. The aspects of your character as a person, or family, that are perceived by others around you. Details that reflect your identity and things you value important in your life. A beautiful new dwelling where memories are made, the warm environment where you'll entertain friends and family, and a visible sign of your wise investment philosophy.

Our priority is not just to meet our client expectations but to exceed them before, during and after the closing. Impeccable standards of craftsmanship combined with a turnkey process that's enjoyable for our customers is a foundation of our company! 

Welcome, to Calais Lifestyle!  

Multiple DHome Best Awards!

Managing Partners 

Todd B. Handwerk
Founder & Managing Partner
Todd holds the designation of Certified Master Builder as well as a Bachelors degree in Building Construction & Construction Management from Texas A&M University. He founded Calais Custom Homes in 1986 and has since received numerous recognitions across the custom home building industry. Featured articles in notable publications including Southern Living, Builder/Architect and Professional Builder Magazine, as well as a Grand Award in the Tarrant County Spring Tour of Homes annual event. Todd's role includes working one-on-one with each customer during the conceptual design phase to help define the unique characteristics of your new home that exude your personal persona.
Sean Coghlan
Co-Owner & Managing Partner
Sean joined the Calais Team in 2007 and holds an MBA from the University of Iowa. His 15+ years corporate management experience is a key element to the smooth flow of Calais business operations. Sean keeps sharp focus to ensure each Calais customer enjoys their experience during the design, build and delivery processes. As the design of your beautiful new home takes shape, Sean oversees it's transition to the construction process through close coordination with your assigned project Build Manager. When your home is complete and ready for move-in, Sean will provide loan closing assistance and oversight for a successful delivery of your new home.
Paul Rostron
Co-Owner & Managing Partner
Paul joined the Calais team in 2014 after a successful 20+ year career as a corporate human resources executive and general manager. Paul brings a true customer service perspective to Calais as a four time client of Calais for his personal homes before joining the firm as a co-owner and managing partner. Paul holds a BS degree in Marketing as well as a MBA from the University of Illinois. Paul spends most of his time working with new and prospective clients on the front end of the building process, as well as time developing new locations for Calais to acquire land where our customers can build their dream home. 

Operations & Project Management Team

Cherie Dinger, Operations Support Manager

Christine Riggs, Project Manager

Troy Dinger, Project Manager

Michael Reeder, Project Manager

Doyle Cathey, Project Manager

Rick Luna, Project Manager

Kevin Bloxom, Project Manager

Doug Riggs, Project Manager

Darbie Hill, Project Manager

Lindsey Jones, Project Manager

Brad Rostron, Project Manager

Jeff Mortensen, Project Manager

Kelly Millikan, Project Manager