Coach Light Builders

Coach Light Builders

5.0 (8)
4 employees
24 years in business

About this pro

Mike Tisdale has been building custom homes for 20+ years. He has successfully worked with home-owners to build their dream homes in all price ranges and styles. He has many accolades including HGTV Curb Appeal Houston Builder, Two-time Builder of the year, two-time custom home of the year and three-time Houzz Award Winner. His knowledge and personality and construction process has carried him far in the industry.

Our main goal in our modest approach is simple—to listen to our customers. Coach Light Builders understands that building a custom home is one of the most significant financial decisions you and your family will ever make. We are committed to listening attentively, working hard, and adding true value through our collective expertise and passion. Build with Coach Light Builders and experience the sensation of Living Beautifully.

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Houston, TX 77024
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8 Reviews


  • Jamie Curtis

    Mike and his team built our new home and it is everything we had hoped for. I can't say enough about the quality and attention to detail. We are very happy and highly recommend Coach Light Builders.

  • R Perez

    Mike completed a 2200 SF addition to my home and it turned out great. His foresight before the project began was amazing. We are very pleased with the attention to detail and the cleanliness of his trades. We would use Coach Light Builders again and would highly recommend them to others.

  • Blake Roth

    We love our new kitchen! Thanks Coach Light Builders for your quality and expertise. We look forward to working with you soon on our master bathroom very soon.

  • Patricia Hansen

    As a designer in Houston, it's extremely important to be aligned with the best contractors around to make my vision for my clients a reality. I have used Mike - Coach Light Builders for several years now. I highly recommend him for new projects or remodels. I have not been disappointed and look forward to future projects.

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What is your typical process for working with a new customer?

Initial Consultation
Professional Services Agreement
Plan and Specification Development
Detailed Budget and Allowance Analysis
Construction Contract
Building Time-Line and Schedule Meeting
Professional Designer Selection Assistance
Change Order and Allowance Reporting
Project Completion
Final Client Walk-Through and Punch List

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What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

CGB: Certified Graduate Builder
CGR: Certified Graduate Remodeler
GMB: Graduate Master Builder
GMR: Graduate Master Remodeler
PlanSwift Professional Estimator

Modern Custom Home Tour Winner 2012, 2015
Builder of The Year 2010, 2011
Best of Home Guide 2018
HGTV Curb Appeal Builder - Houston
Houston's Best Prism Award
Best of Houzz 2014, 2015, 2017, 2020

Do you have a standard pricing system for your services? If so, please share the details here.

Most of our Clients are in need of one of a kind type of projects so in makes standard pricing difficult. But, we do work side by side with every Client to offer "Value Engineering" options to help keep their budget in check. 

How did you get started in this business?

I think I've always had an eye for design. I bought a forclosure as my own first house and it needed a lot of work. Once the project was complete the positive resposnse from friends and family was amazing. I enjoyed the process of taking something average and turning it into something great. I fell in love with it and haven't stopped yet.

What types of customers have you worked with?

We've worked with everyone from normal everyday people like myself to well known athletes, attorneys and Doctors. The process is the same for all and you don't have to be a billionaire to feel like you live like one.

Describe a recent event you are fond of.

My Golden Retreiver, Lulu, passed her Therapy Dog Certification. We have since been accepted into Texas Childerns Hospital as a Therapy Animal Team. 

If I could have known how rewarding visiting children facing all sorts of challenges could be so rewarding, I would have been doing it years ago.

What advice would you give a customer looking to hire a pro in your area of expertise?

Experience, professionalism, organization and more than anything communication skills. After all, when you hire a contractor, it's a relationship not just a project. It's important to have mutual respect and be able to work through the bumps in the road. 

What questions should customers think through before talking to pros about their needs?

What budget do you need to stay within?

What are your wants, and what are your needs?

Take pictures of things, ideas and styles that you like.

Does the contractor have a record keeping and budget

reporting system in place?

Keep a 10% "what if" in your budget.

Is there a clear scope of work?

Make sure project "Specifications" are clear before you hire. You want to make sure the quality of materials and desired products are spelled out clearly.