Our Friends & Industry Partners
At AVEA Pools, we combine an outsider’s approach with insider knowledge. We know what it takes and costs to build an amazing pool, but we design it around the house. We work to improve the overall experience of your home, not just improve the property. Our goals are simple: better integration of pool and home design and to make the process and pricing easier to understand.
Sub-Zero refrigerators, freezers and wine storage units are the definitive kitchen components. Made by hand. Tested to the nth degree. With innovative dual refrigeration. Built to the same exacting standards, Wolf cooking instruments help give the fullest expression to your love of good food and the pleasure of preparing it. Wolf fuels your passion for cooking.
The Marvin Family of Brands and the Frankel Building group share a business foundation built on generations of family leadership, a commitment to ethical business practices, and an unwavering focus on quality and craftsmanship. With a goal of providing the best products for our clients, Frankel has partnered with The Marvin Family of Brands to provide custom, made-to-order, high-performance window and door solutions to meet your every need.
The Delta brand lives by three tenets: water has the power to transform the way people feel every day, there can be magic in simple solutions and innovations flow from human insight. We pair thoughtful features, like being able to turn on your kitchen faucet with a tap of your elbow, with breathtaking designs and products that are built to last a lifetime. We create distinctive designs that don’t just complete rooms, they inspire spaces. To that end, Brizo creates high-end collections for the kitchen, bath and shower that constantly push the limits on design, craftsmanship and innovation.
One visit to the Ladco Design Center on Washington, and you’ll understand why it is a premier destination among interior designers in Texas and the Southwest region. The beautiful 25,000 square-foot showroom presents a multi-million dollar inventory of famous designer lines including Henredon, Century, Marge Carson, Ferguson Copeland, and over 50 other premium collections.
With the core belief that service is the key to continued growth, real estate law experts Doug Watson and Casey Lambright established Frontier Title in 2006. Frontier Title quickly gained a foothold as the premier title insurance company in Katy, Texas and across the West Houston area. Previously in-house legal counsel for a mortgage bank operating in twenty-six states, Doug Watson lent industry expertise to operating a sound practice. When Casey Lambright brought his years as a real estate attorney representing builders, developers, and lending institutions, Frontier Title expanded rapidly.
Our patent-pending Inlay Doors Systems offers the look of sliding barn-style doors of any aesthetic that seal flush, creating low air penetration, and baffle sound. This is optimal for interior and exterior applications as well as specialty options like safe doors and wine room doors.
Our Associations and Certifications
U.S. Green Building Council
The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), based in Washington DC, is dedicated to promoting a prosperous, sustainable American future through cost-efficient, energy-saving green buildings. With 78 local affiliates, 18,000+ member companies and organizations, and 140,000+ LEED Professional Credential holders, USGBC is the driving force of an industry projected to contribute $554 billion to the U.S. gross domestic product from 2009-2013. USGBC leads an unlikely diverse constituency of builders and environmentalists, corporations and nonprofit organizations, elected officials and concerned citizens, and teachers and students.
Buildings in the U.S. are responsible for 39% of CO2 emissions, 40% of energy consumption, 13% water consumption and 15% of GDP per year, making green building a source of significant economic and environmental opportunity. Better building efficiency can meet 85% of future U.S. demand for energy, and a national commitment to green building has the potential to generate 2.5 million American jobs.
Scott has made great strides in changing public perception on green buildings. He has spearheaded Frankel’s campaign to present the value of green technology and the efficient use of energy and sustainable resources in building custom homes. In addition, under Scott’s leadership, Frankel has committed to building every new home to the USGBC LEED for Homes Certified Standards.
LEED For Homes
LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) is an internationally recognized green building certification system providing independent, third-party verification that a building or community was designed and built with measures to improve performance across the most important metrics: energy savings, water efficiency, CO2 emissions reduction, improved indoor environmental quality, and stewardship of resources and sensitivity to their impacts. Developed by the USGBC, LEED provides building owners and operators with a concise framework to identify and implement practical, measurable green building design, construction, operations and maintenance solutions.
LEED can be applied to commercial as well as residential buildings of all types. It works throughout the building lifecycle – design and construction, operations and maintenance, tenant fit-out, and significant retrofit. And LEED for Neighborhood Development extends the benefits of LEED beyond the building footprint into the neighborhood it serves.
As NAHB-Certified Green Professionals, Scott and Kevin Frankel proudly construct every custom home to meet LEED for Homes standards. We choose to offer this service at no extra cost to the client because Scott and Kevin are able to build green at the same cost as a conventional home. Plus, we are the only home builder in the Houston area to do so. We’re also excited to announce the successful completion of our 200th custom LEED build!
National Association of Builders
NAHB, “The voice of America’s housing industry,” is a trade association based in Washington, D.C. with the mission of enhancing the climate for housing and the building industry. Among NAHB’s chief goals is to provide and expand opportunities for all consumers to have safe, decent and affordable housing. NAHB also helps promote policies that keep housing a national priority. Founded in 1942, NAHB unites more than 800 state and local associations. About a third of the association’s 160,000+ members are home builders/remodelers. The remaining members work in fields closely related to the housing industry, such as mortgage finance and building products and services.
NAHB’s groups analyze policy issues, promote the industry through media and other outlets, monitor and work toward improving the housing finance system, and analyze and forecast economic and consumer trends. They also provide a wide range of services to members and Home Builder Associations. The association also represents the home building industry’s interests on Capitol Hill and works to keep housing a national priority during lawmaking and the establishment of policies. NAHB also works with federal agencies on regulations affecting the housing industry in areas such as mortgage finance, codes, energy and the environment. About 80 percent of new homes built each year in the U.S. are constructed by NAHB members.
Scott was named NAHB’s 2016 Best in Green (BIG) Young Professional of the Year and has also served on the NAHB Green Building and Sustainability Subcommittee. He will represent that committee as an advisor to the NAHB’s Education Committee on the subject of green buildings.
Greater Houston Builders Association
The Greater Houston Builders Association, a local trade association chartered in 1941, represents all aspects of the greater Houston area’s home building industry. The GHBA interacts with the government, community and public to enhance the business climate for its members and provide quality obtainable housing to the greater Houston community. GHBA is also active in community outreach and charitable events.
Kevin Frankel is a longtime Board Member of the Greater Houston Builder Association (GHBA). After serving as a Chairman of the Custom Home Builder’s Council in 2010 and becoming the youngest president in the association’s history in 2015, Kevin has remained an active member of GHBA and serves the community through HomeAid Houston, a nonprofit that builds new lives for homeless families, children and veterans through housing and community outreach. Scott Frankel has also been an active member of GHBA through his years spent on the GHBA sales and marketing council.
Texas Association of Builders
Founded in 1946, the Texas Association of Builders creates a positive business environment for the housing industry by addressing Texan’s housing issues. An affiliate of the National Association of Home Builders, the Texas Association of Builders includes 34 local home builders associations. With its 10,000 members representing 600,000 jobs and $30 billion of the Texas economy, TAB plays a crucial role in providing housing for Texans.
The staff and lobbyists of the association’s nationally recognized government relations program have helped get legislation passed that resulted in significant savings to the home building industry and, in turn, to the home-buying public. They have also helped defeat numerous bills that had the potential to harm our building industry.
On a state-level, Kevin was honored with the Texas Association of Builders 2015 Excellence under 45 Award. Finally, on a national level.
Graduate Master Builder
The ultimate symbol of the building professional, the Graduate Master Builder designation is only for experienced veteran builders. Scott and Jim Frankel are both GMBs. Before beginning the GMB designation process, you must have the CGB designation, the CGR designation, or the CGA designation with five years of building experience, or ten years of building experience and have completed three CGB/CGR/CGA courses. GMB courses are more advanced with in-depth instruction geared for experienced building professionals.
The First NAHB Master Certified Green Professional in Texas – Scott Frankel, Frankel Building Group.
Master Certified Green Professional
Exclusively for experienced builders and remodelers, the Master Certified Green Professional designation comprises a more in-depth study of green building science and methods. Scott Frankel is a Master CGP. Courses required for the Master CGP designation cover topics like building science techniques, the high-performance home, and marketing strategies for selling green.
The Master CGP builds on the Certified Green Professional (CGP) designation and expands into the mechanics of green building. To receive this designation you must be a builder or remodeler with five years of green building experience and have built or remodeled and certified at least three dwellings in a three-year period to a recognized local, state or national certified green residential program. You must also complete the four required courses.
The First NAHB Master Certified Green Professional in Texas – Scott Frankel, Frankel Building Group.