Envision’s Jack Knowlton Knows Design and Building

Envision Design Build is a new generation of building design firms. We specialize in creating designs that work – designs that can be built. We went from Design to Design-Build. Envision Design Build has been actively establishing itself in Houston, and the surrounding areas, including the Memorial Villages, Bellaire, West U, Tanglewood and River Oaks. We have been designing and building custom homes and creating designs for remodeling existing homes throughout the Houston and Galveston areas of Texas, since 1981. We are experienced in all arenas regarding homes and light commercial with our extensive design and building experience. With all our experience in designing and building custom homes, we also offer advanced construction management services. Whether your project is a large new home design, small remodel design or anything in between, Envision Design Build will listen to you, and create a design to fulfill your vision. Many of Envision’s new build and renovations projects incorporate aging-in-place features; in fact, they compromised 30-50 percent of the company’s work in some way, whether it’s installing roll in showers, special cabinet designs, flush thresholds or grab bars. In one case a two story homes design included a closet stacked atop another so the space could be converted into an elevator in the future if necessary.

Design Credentials:

  • American Institute of Building Design
  • Texas Institute of Building Design
  • National Council of Building Design certification (certified since 1985)
  • Certified Aging-In-Place Specialist (CAPS)
  • Certified Professional Building Designer (CPBD)

Construction Credentials:

  • GMB (Graduate Master Builder)
  • CGP (Certified Green Professional)
  • NAHB (National Association of Home Builders)
  • GHBA (Greater Houston Home Builders)
  • Texas Association of Builders
  • EPA Certified Renovator

Our Team

Jack Knowlton, A.I.B.D., GMB, CAPS, GHBA Remodelers Council Board Member

Jack is the Owner and Founder of Envision Design Build. He started off and spent over 12 years as an architectural designer. But in the process of designing his personal home, many people inquired about “who the builder and designer was” and through that process he subsequently contracted with several other homeowners to build them their dream homes. Jack understands the challenges of working in one of the most difficult industries in which to achieve high satisfaction. Without a doubt, every custom home project has its obstacles; it’s when those obstacles appear that Envision Design Build truly stands apart from other custom home builders. Jack has served as a Board Member, and Executive Committee member of the Greater Houston Builders Association, and he is a member of the Texas Association of Builders.”

Garrett Shaw

Garrett brings unprecedented value to Envision Design Build. Responsible for the day to day activity on the jobsite, Garrett ensures that the plans and specifications translate to the field and into our client’s homes. Garrett graduated from the University of Houston in 2015 with his BS in Construction Management. Starting as in intern for our company and then being hired on, Garrett has been managing projects for Envision Design Build for over 3 years and takes the lead on each project by effectively coordinating the subcontractors, tradesman, and laborers. Garrett is personally committed to each project, ensuring the building process proceeds smoothly through efficient planning and scheduling.”

Holly Housh, MBA, TRID

Holly enjoys delighting all clients of Envision Design Build. She has been a practicing Texas Registered Interior Designer for the last eighteen years, but she also has a talent and love for business management. Her MBA degree and her interior design degree blend to give Envision and our clients the best of everything. Holly works with Jack and Garrett to ensure the business of Envision is at its best and our clients have everything they need for a positive design build experience.  Holly is also a part-time college professor for more than ten years and enjoys teaching her students about all aspects of design build and the interior design industry.  Holly also enjoys keeping up on the latest design trends, including furnishings, fixtures, color, details, and suppliers. Whatever clients need, we at Envision are here to help and advise through the entire process.

Envision is a design build company specializing in custom home design and remodels throughout Houston, Austin & West University TX.

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