Testimonials

Clients

"We bought a Pillar Custom Homes house 3 months ago and are thrilled.
The house is beautiful, well-built and energy efficient. The builder has been diligent about fixing a few minor problems and always follows through. He left us a large 2-volume house owner's manual and connects us with all his subcontractors for questions or tutorials on using the various pieces of equipment installed. We would gladly buy another from him should the occasion warrant."

-Suki and Michael Sporer, homeowners

"We hired Pillar Custom Homes to build our custom home on Lake Travis. His attention to detail and follow through was exceptional.
The onsite supervision during construction was a major factor in keeping the project on schedule and on budget. I feel very comfortable in giving Pillar my highest recommendation for home building and would definately use him again."

-Patti and Gregg Bourland, homeowners

"My wife and I used Michael to do a complex backyard pool, outdoor kitchen and landscaping project for our existing residence.
He also installed a stained concrete walkway to the lake. We couldn't have been more happy with his work. He was always there supervising and checking his subcontractors work. He has built 3 homes in our subdivision and the owners also recommended Michael."

-Sandy and Mark Quillen, homeowners

"Michael Cohen of Pillar Custom Homes is a very honest, diligent and quality contractor.
He built our custom home on Lake Travis and did a wonderful job on a large and complex structure. We have been in our home for over 6 years and could not be more pleased."

-Linda and Howard McCollum, homeowners

"Professional and personable.
Michael Cohen builds beautiful homes with great attention to all aspects of the building process. His continued presence after closing sets him apart from other builders we have used. We would love to work with him again."

-Dianne and David Gillory, homeowners

Realtors

"Michael Cohen builds the most amazing home!
He is meticulous and his quality is unsurpassed. His attention to detail sets him apart and he only uses the highest quality products."

-Polly Clarke, REALTOR®

"Pillar Custom Homes builds an absolutely unique, solid custom home.
Michael Cohen, builder/owner, is a completely hands-on builder with great ideas, instincts and incredible attention to detail. He is a pleasure to work with. From start to finish, Michael was involved with every aspect of building his custom home for the 2012 HBA Parade of Homes. He works with the best subcontractors and interior designers in the business. I highly recommend meeting with Michael to explore how Pillar Custom Homes can seamlessly bring your new home to life."

-Sally Fatigato, REALTOR®

"Pillar Custom Homes and it's owner, Michael Cohen, strive to go above and beyond customer expectations and deliver a product second to none.
Michael's attention to detail, communication skills and professionalism earned him my trust and admiration. I would definitely recommend Pillar Custom Homes as your next custom home builder!"

-Thomas Soliz, REALTOR®

"My business partner had known Michael with Pillar Custom Homes for years and he recommended him as a custom builder for some clients of mine.
They built a 7-bedroom house on Lake Travis with Michael and they were thrilled with Michael's attention to detail and quality craftsmanship.

Highly recommended! I hope to have the opportunity to work with Michael again in the future."

-Jason Crouch, REALTOR®

Partners

"We are very excited to be a partner with Pillar Custom Homes and look forward to more in the coming years.
Michael is a visionary and his committment to excellence shows through in each home that he builds. He's knowledgeable, educated and continues to learn as buiding practices and products become more detailed and advanced.

He builds each home with the the attention to detail that he would put into it if it were his own home."

-Phillip Leach, Vice President, Austin Air Conditioning, Inc.

"Legend Lighting had the privilege of providing the lighting for Pillar Custom Home's HBA parade house in October of 2012.
It was a great experience working with Michael on the project. In addition to being an all around nice person, Michael is one of the most organized and meticulous builders we have ever worked with. He stays on schedule, starting and finishing, not just on time, but early! We highly recommend Pillar Custom Homes!"

-Neal Family, Owners, Legend Lighting

"I have enjoyed working with Michael on several projects.
He is a very good builder, who pays attention to detail and works hard to build a very high quality home."

-Steve Ellis, Owner, Austin Wood Works, Inc.

"Pillar Custom Homes was great to work with during last year's Parade of Homes.
The attention to detail and expectation of quality of work is something any home owner can look for with Pillar. As the roofer for this project we worked closely to keep things on schedule and on budget. I look forward to Educated Roofing Systems continued relationship with Pillar Custom Homes, and would recommend them for anyone looking for a high quality custom home."

-Scott Friedeck, Educated Roofing Systems

"I’ve had the pleasure of working with Pillar Custom Homes for many years.
Pillar Custom Homes’ expertise and attention to detail is apparent in the superior quality of workmanship present in each home. And based on good time management and excellent rapport with tradesman, the principal owner is able to complete the homes within a reasonable timeframe."

-Cabrina Seuthe, Vice President, Southside Bank