We had the good fortune of connecting with Phillip Contreras and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Phillip, how does your business help the community or world?
Our company elevates homes and structures out of the flood plain to mitigate future flooding that might occur at the properties. We are a part of many different F.E.M.A grants that assist homeowners in elevating their homes out of the floodway. Post-hurricane Harvey, our company was tasked with elevating over a hundred and fifty homes to ensure homeowners safety from future flooding. We are currently working throughout the state of Texas, from Brazoria County, to Jefferson County, to throughout the coastal region to further ensure the safety of homeowners from future flooding.
What should our readers know about your business?
Arkitektura Development, Inc. is a Design Build firm that specialize in new construction, elevating structures and reconstructing neighborhoods in need. We were established by Phillip Contreras shortly after the completion of his architecture internship in 1995. The company grew and developed with the concept of providing clients with a specialized and unique custom home design. Each venture is viewed as a special combination of a client’s dream and visions – creating luxurious yet livable home sites. As an accomplished elevation company, our job is to blend these elements into a product that is both idyllic and functional for the people who will reside there. A home that makes a statement and fits harmoniously into their surrounding environment. Our firm has designed and elevated hundreds of homes throughout Texas in the past twenty years, ranging from hillside estates to Mediterranean inspired mansions to quaint cottages with a historic flair. Our goals remain the same for each new assignment we undertake – to provide the same level of service to every individual – a quality product, on time and in budget. Recognizing that each client and site is unique, therefore requires each design and building solution to be a creative response to the project requirements. The importance of site constraints are also factored and influenced into our overall construction process. We feel that candid communication and collaboration results in a better understanding of expectations, program, scope, budget and outcome. We take inspiration from each homeowner’s unique style, partnering with them to provide a special and creative product which will both connect their heart and life to their home.
Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
We would like to shout out the homeowners who have entrusted us with their residence and their home. A home is most likely the largest investment that a family owns and to take that and elevate the entire structure requires a great deal of trust in your contractor and the company hired to do the elevation work. The communities that we work in also deserve a great big shout out. The neighborhoods, the HOA’s, and the community all play a part in allowing the elevation of a structure to occur, creating a new look to the neighborhood’s landscape.