Erick Bohorquez
7809 Village Dr.
(512) 963-3645

Client Reference

Jack Wisdom
17200 Panorama Dr.
Dripping Springs
(512) 461-0214

Client References

Rick Jenkins
CFO Prudential Texas Realty
3503 Winding Creek Dr.
(512) 801-8832

Client Reference

Dede Jenkins
President Prudential Texas Realty
3503 Winding Creek Dr.
(512) 947-8831

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We would like to thank you for your diligent work in constructing our home. This was our first home building experience and you made it a good one. Your professionalism was evident throughout the entire process. We appreciated your attention to detail from start to finish. You kept us informed of what was going on each step of the way. When we had questions or concerns, you gave us timely and honest answers. Actually, now that we have been in our home for several months, you continue to provide us with the answers to questions that arise. You even took care of the many potholes on our street, making the drive much smoother. It is certainly refreshing to work with someone who goes the extra mile.


Russell & Marisa B.
Dripping Springs, TX
August 15th, 2016

IMG 2228Dear Future Homeowner:

On behalf of my husband and I, we would like to express our deepest gratitude to Archie for making our home buying experience a dream come true!

Our experience began with Archie's initial patience and understanding as we were dealing with bank details of possessing a loan and quick sale of our previous home. Archie was flexible with deadlines and he was very accommodating. Thus, eased our fear that we could lose our new home to the next buyer in line. We knew at that moment Archie is a very honorable person and a builder with true integrity.

Dear Archie:

Thank you for building our Custom Home. We are very satisfied at the whole process from beginning to end. We were impressed with how quick you had it built without jeopardizing the quality of the workmanship. We were also glad at the way you stayed on top of things and if anything needed correction you were there to do it immediately.

We would gladly refer you to anyone that is interested in having a house built. You may use our phone number if anyone is interested, and would like to talk to us about your work and our experience.

Thanks again for standing behind your work.


Albert and Yvonne R.
Driftwood, Texas
November 10, 2002

Dear Archie,

We wanted to take a moment to thank you and commend you on your service "after the sale." On multiple occasions we've come back to you for various requests and information. You have always been most helpful and responsive and stood by your product and its quality. More than 2 years after we purchased the home you still took the time and effort to work with us as if we had just moved in.

Your homes are well-constructed with a great deal of attention to detail. We have always found it interesting that several of our neighbors, who work for other builders, have chosen to live in an Ideal Custom Home.

We wish you the best and continued success.

Many Thanks,
Angela & Issac Hammand
November 13, 2006

Ideal Custom Homes has built and sold us a quality affordable home. All move-in and warranty items were taken care of promptly and professionally. Definitely a great builder who takes pride in his work and maintaining good customer service.


Bret P.

To Whom it May Concern,
Reference: Archie Cheatham

I have personally worked with and supervised Archie on a large residential housing project for the City of Austin.

Archie proved himself a team player and was always willing to go that extra effort to meet all deadlines and goals.

I highly recommend him for any position that he may seek and wish him well in all his endeavors.


Craig M. Overmiller,
Project Manager
March 22, 1994

IMG 0788Hello Archie

I would like to thank you for all your hard work in getting us into our beautiful new home first of all and also to thank you for turning such a tragedy after losing our home to the fire in Bastrop into a very managable and easy transition after the fire we were really at a loss having lost everything and you came into our lives and helped in so many ways to put things back together, not only did you do an awesome job as a builder and build a beautiful home but you also became a great friend and our family truely appreciates everything you did before during and after the build of our home all of your hard work has been awesome and I would most certainly recommend Ideal Custom Homes to anyone.

Thank you again
The Warren Family

6th 03Dear Archie,

We have been in our house for two years, and we love it. In the twenty-one years Ed and I have been together, we have lived in ten houses, (two of them built from scratch - the others total gut jobs). Our attention span has generally been two years per house – once it's perfect and beautiful it's time to move on to the next project. Things have changed.

Ed and I both come from a design background. I am a perfectionist. I make myself, and those around me, nuts, but the results are beautiful houses, often published. When we moved back to Texas, we had trained the best of the best, as contractors go. We came here knowing no one. We had no sources. We leased a house in Travis Heights for six months. And started looking to buy.

"I highly recommend Archie Cheatham of Ideal Custom Homes. He is as honest as they come, extremely knowledgeable, and he TRULY cares about his clients like no other. He has given us our dreams by building a home from start to finish with all the high-end features that a custom home offers. I look forward to working with him again some day soon."


Erick Bohorquez & Family
June 22, 2011 

Dear Archie,

After spending a month in our new home, we wanted to take a moment and thank you for the first rate work you did in both its basic, quality construction and in the additional features that we asked you to address. We appreciate your clear commitment to excellence- it really shows in all of the home's features and appearance and in your prompt attention to our requirements and questions. This was our judgment when we purchased the home and it has been confirmed now that we've had the opportunity to live in it.

Dear Archie,

I wanted to take this opportunity to express my sincere gratitude and appreciation in regards to the manner in which you resolved my recent problem with the well and Associated Drilling, Inc.. It speaks highly of your company and your personal integrity with the amount of effort and tenacity that you put forth in resolving this home owner warranty issue in an expedient and professional fashion. I especially appreciated the time that you took to keep me abreast of the status for the resolution. Many other home builders put forth a monumental effort to close the deal and sell the home but fall short when warranty issues arise. You exceeded my expectations in resolving this recent issue as you have with other more minor problems that are part of owning a home. Please let me know if I can assist you in any manner with convincing prospective home buyers that you are the right choice before and after the sale!


Greg P.
Dripping Springs, Texas
May 13, 2001

We are very pleased to have purchased a home built by Archie Cheatham. He takes a great deal of pride in his work and has always gone above and beyond to assist us with keeping our home in top shape. It seems highly doubtful that a larger builder would have worked as closely with us as Archie has done. We highly recommended him and are grateful for his help.

James and Meredith Crabtree
June 3, 2009


This is a letter of recommendation for Mr. Archie Cheatham.

It has been my privilege as a structural compliance inspector to observe and critique the construction work of Mr. Cheatham. He has complied with all requests and kept up with current code.

He has always conducted himself in a professional manner and I consider him to be an excellent field superintendent. It is my opinion that he would be an asset to any company.


Jerald E. Graves
Houston, Texas
October 15, 1993

To Whom It May Concern:

We feel very fortunate to have purchased our first home from Mr. Archie Cheatham and Ideal Custom Homes. Being a first time home buyer you tend to learn as you go and hope and pray that you have selected a good home from a trustworthy and honest builder. Our prayers were definitely answered as we have a home that we absolutely love and a partner in Archie who unselfishly goes above and beyond his responsibilities as a builder. Since the purchase of our home two years ago, Archie continues to be very responsive to any questions we have and quick to resolve a few minor issues which are inherent with new homes.

Archie: I can't say enough about how wonderful the house looks and how easy you've made the whole process. Thanks for helping me achieve my dream home. It's truly beautiful.

Mary M. 
June 10, 2005

January 17, 2011

RE: Letter of Recommendation

To whom it may concern:

Winding exFinal11102010001My wife is the owner of Prudential Texas Realty and we have been in the residential real estate business in Austin for 30 years. Our home at 3503 Winding Creek Dr. in the Estates of Barton Creek had experienced extensive water leaks. Twice we hired contractors to fix the cause of the leaks and repair the damage. Despite the huge cost we were charged for the repairs neither of the previous contractors was successful at fixing the leaks and neither contractor would warrant their work despite assurances that they warranted all their work.

To Whom It May Concern,

My desire is to inform you about the abilities and expertise of Mr. Archie Cheatham. Unfortunately, it is not possible to fully describe the extensive capabilities of Mr. Cheatham in a one-page recommendation letter.

Main Street Homes hired Mr. Cheatham as a Production Manager in May, 1994. The company required direction in the field regarding the construction production and without reservation, Mr. Cheatham fulfilled this requirement far above my expectations.

To whom it may concern,

What can I say about Ideal Custom Homes and Archie Cheatham? Well, I can honestly say that the experience was nothing short of ideal. Throughout the entire process I felt that Archie was there for anything I needed. I witnessed him daily working intensely, diligently, and with me in mind. This surprised me because you rarely find people who will put themselves to a task as if they were doing it for their self.