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Hill Country Design Build  

Hill Country Design Build is a client-centered company focusing on custom home design and construction in Central Texas region. Our focus is on customer service, not project size, and we welcome small home projects and remodeling work as well as light commercial construction. We are equally at ease in completing a project's design as we are in working with our clients' architects and designers. 

Alliances with sub-contractors, engineers, architects, and designers provide our clients with turn-key service and allow us to scale our team of professionals to the specific needs of our client, from concept to construction, occupancy and maintenance.

We specialize in building sustainable, energy efficient homes and work spaces which take full advantage of their site and deliver the best value to their owner. In addtion to new construction, our company offers remodeling, historic restoration services and rainwater system design and installation.

About Us 

Hill Country Design Build is a small firm located just outside of LBJ's hometown of Johnson City, Texas. We are conveniently located within an hour drive of Austin, San Antonio, Marble Falls and Fredericksburg, and we service much of this region. 


Our focus is on client service, providing a boutique service from concept and planning through construction, occupancy and post-construction maintenance. 

Design services are provided using a 3D computer aided drafting platform and include in-house production capabilities. Clients are able to collaborate remotely via any computer with internet connection to walk through the design of their home as it is being developed.

Project management and implementation is provided by two principals who manage a team of project managers for daily oversight of projects. 

Hill Country Design Build is a member of the Johnson City Chamber of Commerce, the Hill Country Builder's Association, Texas Association of Builders, National Association of Home Builders, American Rainwater Catchment Systems Association and Texas Rainwater Catchment Systems Association. 

Mike and Paul have completed projects including historic building restoration, construction services for light commercial use, and single family dwellings. Additionally, we have completed minor and significant remodeling of homes and offices as well as installation of residential rainwater harvesting systems. 

We have managed projects receiving the following awards:  Houston Heights Association Community Improvement Award, the Greater Houston Preservation Alliance's Good Brick Award and an AIA Construction and Design Award. 







Our Team

Michael Orsak  
Vice-President, is full-time with the company and oversees design services, sub-contracting and field operations. Mike has more than 25 years of experience including pre-cast concrete design, petrochemical design, home design and commercial and residential construction management. 

Mike has recently completed training and accreditation through the American Rainwater Catchment Systems Association.  

Member, Hill Country Home Builder's Association, Texas Association of Builders, National Association of Home Builders





Paul Sumrall   
President, is full-time with the company and oversees contracting and administrative management for the firm. His experience in production manufacturing, public accounting and project management for a union fabricating company spans over 25 years and provides insight into areas of risk management, fiscal responsibility, project coordination and procurement. 

Paul is active in the community:
Chair, Blanco County Appraisal Review Board
Member, Hill Country Builder's Association, Texas Association of Builders, National Association of Home Builders, Lambda Car Club International, Cadillac LaSalle Club Central Texas, Buick Club of America, United Court of Austin






Michael Orsak, Vice President Cell (830) 708-8870  Office (830) 868-4108 x404  mike.HCDB@gmail.com  

Paul Sumrall, President  Cell (830) 708-8865   Office (830) 868-4108 x402  paul.HCDB@gmail.com 

Gary Ramey Cell (830) 214-3600  Office (830) 868-4108 x406  gary.HCDB@gmail.com 
Project Manager is full time with the company and oversees the daily management of subcontractors and suppliers for a portion of our portfolio

Codey Gibson Cell (210) 251-5171  Office (830) 868-4108 x407  codey.HCDB@gmail.com
Project Manager is full time with the company and oversees the daily management of subcontractors and suppliers for a portion of our portfolio

Brad Stephens Cell (210) 394-1426   Office (830) 868-4108 x405  brad.HCDB@gmail.com   
Project Manager, is full time with the company and oversees the daily management of subcontractors and suppliers for a portion of our portfolio.  

Linda Kester  Office (830) 868-4108 x403  linda.HCDB@gmail.com 
Office Manager, is full time with the company and oversees payables, receivables and payroll.  

Travis Burrer  Office (830) 868-4108  travis.HCDB@gmail.com 
Administrative Assistant, is full time with the company and coordinates requests for quotes, sub-contractor work orders and supplier purchase orders. 

Susie Skipwith Cell (713) 806-7529   Office (830) 868-4108 x408  susie.HCDB@gmail.com
Project Coordinator, works with clients in managing selections and Owner Services

We hope you enjoy viewing this sampling of custom home plans once this area is completed in July, 2018.  Hill Country Design Build is happy to work with your architect or purchased plan set, however most of our homes are custom built homes that we design specifically for our clients. 
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