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In 2012, Michele Alvarado left her career as a commercial banker, lending primarily to real estate developers and homebuilders to pursue her longtime passion to be a homebuilder herself. The Sanctuary team she put in place has more than 20 years experience building custom and high end spec homes in the Greater Houston area ranging from the low $600s to $3 million. The team also reflects her passion for excellence and a true desire to make every home one they can be proud of.

Sanctuary Builders builds quality homes and communities with thoughtful design, community mindfulness, and environmental stewardship. Unwavering in this commitment, Sanctuary Builders creates living spaces with aesthetics, function, efficiency, and authenticity to enhance each client’s way of life.

About the Owner, Michele Alvarado, CGB

Michele’s analytical mind and keen eye for artful design – evident by her Bachelors in Fine Art and her Masters of Business Administration, both from the University of Texas – creates homes that offer form, function, and efficiency. As a respected banker in Houston for three decades, she’s experienced nearly every aspect of the real estate transaction, gaining a full financial short-to-long-term perspective and an eye for value. Out of the bank, Michele continually pursued her passion for home building, overseeing family and investment projects, envisioning and implementing sustainable designs far ahead of the “green” trend.

About the Construction Director, Bill Edwards, GMB, CGP, CAPS, CGB

Bill has two decades of custom home building experience as owner of Bill Edwards Custom Homes and Comfort Custom Builders, both in Houston. H Magazine’s Top Builder for 3 years, Bill achieved the National Association of Builders’ highest certification, Graduate Master Builder, as well as earned three other acclaimed designations: Certified Green Professional, Certified Aging-in Place Specialist, and Certified Graduate Builder. Bill graduated with Honors from the University of Houston, receiving his Bachelors in Construction Management. Prior to homebuilding, he owned and operated a mill shop, where he learned to value fine craftsmanship, insightful appreciation he brings to each Sanctuary Builders home.

2017 Finalist in Custom Home Bath Under $500K

Houston's Best Prism Awards

Sanctuary Builders Master Bath 2017 Prism Award

2015 Finalist in Custom Home Bath $500,000 to $1Million

Featured in The Metropolitan Builder

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