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Real Families, Real Reviews

We take great pride in making sure our customers are completely satisfied – not only with their Bayless Custom Home, but with the experience of building it.  Here’s what some of them have to say:


We have just recently completed building a house with Bayless Custom Homes. What a great experience! You will have to look very hard to find 2 better people to work with than Bayless Custom Homes

The process: These guys have done this so many times. They were a tremendous help in guiding us through the entire process of design and build. Make no mistake – it is a lot of work and many decisions have to be made, but their knowledge and approach were great.

The quality: We could not be more pleased with the quality of the house that they built. They are very particular about their sub-contractors and then are persistent to stay on top of things to make sure they are done right. They are all about getting things right, not about cutting corners.

The people: Bayless Custom Homes is great to the core. Their enthusiasm and passion are energizing. They are well connected in the city, which can come in handy at times. But most of all it was an absolute pleasure working with Bayless Custom Homes who ALWAYS operate with the highest integrity. Yes, they were our builders…but, through the project they also became great friends.

If you are considering building a new home, we would have absolutely no hesitation in recommending Bayless Custom Homes.

-Keith and Kelle Henson



We are beyond totally happy with the new house. Construction from the drilling the well to the very small punch list was totally smooth. Clint Bayless is extremely good at what he does. The sub contractors employed by Bayless Custom Homes were all Major League professionals.

The list of great features is very long. We have a great roof, a wonderful stained and scored concrete floor, arched windows, custom countertops, world class closets, huge porches, etc…etc… etc… The stone work is my favorite part of the house.

Mr. Bayless is very diligent and polite when communicating with his clients. He makes good recommendations, give you options, and builds exactly what you conceptualize. Five Stars is not enough. I highly recommend Bayless Custom Homes for any project where professionalism, knowledge, and diligence is required. We are so happy that our lender recommended him.

– Richard and Linda Hasse



Clint came to our aid at a time when we were in the final stages of dealing with a contractor that abused our trust and left us wondering if we’d ever see our project done. Clint stood out as a reassuring voice of genuine concern and quickly won us over with his professionalism, responsiveness, attention to detail, and willingness to listen. He also went above and beyond to ensure we received the best possible bids from each subcontractor we worked with and that those contractors, in turn, delivered the highest quality work.

Above all, we appreciated Clint’s honesty, integrity and transparency, when it came to estimates, invoices, budgets, etc. It was a pleasant surprise (and relief) to see receipts and invoices attached to each weekly draw request, which made it easy to understand where our money was going. Our bathroom, office and closet additions could not have turned out any better, no doubt because of Clint’s efforts and dedication.

We would not hesitate to recommend Clint for remodeling work and he’d be the first contractor we’d reach out to if we ever found ourselves building a new home.

-Carmen & Steven Seratta



Bayless Custom Homes just turned over the keys to our new guest house and my husband and I couldn’t be happier with the results! Gary and his contractors were very skilled and knowledgeable about every detail.

Gary especially was on-call anytime of the day or night to respond to any question or worry we had about the house. He always answered us in that calm voice of his that said, “everything will be ok! Don’t worry!” So we didn’t worry and yes everything turned out just fine, but even more than just fine, the house became all we had ever envisioned it to be.

-Rusty and Tawana Blair



Choosing a builder is never easy but having worked with one of the most experienced and knowledgable builders in Tyler is a breath of fresh air. Iron doors plus always recommends Mr. Bayless to any home builder.

-Kat Reeves


Our company has done several projects with Bayless Custom Homes over the past 17 years we’ve been in business in Tyler. What stands out about Gary is his dedication to excellence in everything he does. For example, when we pull up to one of Gary’s job sites – we know we’ll see him onsite throughout each step of the home building process.

His level of expertise combined with his attention to detail has produced many of the most exquisite homes in East Texas. I highly recommend Gary as a home builder. You’ll be very pleased.

-Granite Division, Inc.



We compared several builders and chose Bayless Custom Homes because of their extensive experience, other homes they built impressed us, and Gary is the president of the Tyler Homebuilders Association. They were with us from design to completion. They stand by their work even after completion.

They have the experience and the right subcontractors to deliver a top notch job. Gary – thank you for building a home that is everything we wanted!

-Victor Davis




Gary built our dream home which became his 2015 Parade entry. From the beginning, the drawing of the plans, he was involved in every phase of the construction. He was very professional throughout the process and gave us multiple options for suppliers. His subcontractors were top notch and always available to meet with us. This was crucial as we were living in the DFW area while building this home. Many of our meetings took place after hours and on weekends. Gary keep in touch on a daily basis by either phone, text or email. He always supplied pictures to keep us in touch with the progress. Additionally, he would send any pictures we requested.

We found Gary to be honest and dedicated to our needs/wants. There were numerous examples of how he made a difference as we had to perservere through the rains and products being held up in Los Angeles harbor due to a strike. Gary’s faith in God had a stabilizing effect during the trials of building.

At the conclusion of this process we are proud not only to recommend Gary Bayless to anyone that needs a quality home built. But we are prouder to now call Gary our friend. Not many peoople that finish building a home can make this claim! Thanks Gary for building our dream, retirement home.

-John and Shauna Leonard



Gary Bayless is a top rate builder — but don’t take our word for it — he’s been named Best Builder in East Texas multiple years. It was especially important for us to find a dependable, quality builder since we were living in a different state the entire time our house was being built.
Gary sent us pictures and called us almost every day with an update on our house. When we were in town, he escorted us to various vendors to make all the selections that go into finishing a home. We love our home.

There are many special touches that Gary, his son Clint, and all the sub-contractors put into giving it the traditional, but relaxed feel that has everyone notices when they walk through the door – in fact, “serene“ is the word most often used. Thank you, Gary. You did a good job and best of all, we’re still friends!

-Pat & Bob Wells

We are a vendor for Bayless Custom Homes. It is a pleasure working with them and we intend to do so for many, many years to come. They do very personable work and pay great attention to detail along with being very knowledgeable in this line of work.

-All Natural Stone and Grass



We had the pleasure of having Bayless Custom Homes remodel our kitchen and living room. The job was done in the allotted budget and is more amazing that I could have ever imagined! The subcontractors he used were all top notch.

We plan on using Bayless Custom Homes for other construction projects in the near future. I recommend Bayless Custom Homes highly and without reservation.

-Shelley Browning



The professionals at Bayless Custom Homes, Inc., expertly remodeled & modernized my family’s kitchen, dining room, breakfast nook, living room, reading room, foyer & hallway.

The worked performed by Gary Bayless and his team of skilled tradesmen was of the highest caliber. His crew leveled-up the sunroom floor with concrete and converted it to a beautiful reading room w/beveled glass doors, grand tiling & handsome trim work. In other areas, shabby carpet was replaced by modern floor tile; the old fireplace was converted into a high-efficiency heating unit and aged doors & windows were replaced w/beautiful energy-saving entryways & casements.

New fixtures & appliances were installed throughout (remote-control ceiling fans, recessed lighting, modern oven, flat stovetop, washer/dryer, sinks, & more). The electrical & plumbing portions were done efficiently and with great care. The cabinetry, carpentry, trim work, painting and mantel craftsmanship were superior. A remodel investment of $50K turned into a $20K windfall as the house soon sold with an increased value of $70K.

As a friend of Gary’s for over 30-years, I was well aware of his local appeal and outstanding reputation. But this time, my family & I got to experience his construction & design expertise firsthand. Gary’s amicable and service-oriented personality is a testament to his character & faith. If you live in the Tyler, TX area and need a commercial contractor, home builder or professional remodeler… call Gary. I recommend Gary’s work without reservation.

-Steve Hallford




I cannot say enough good things about my experience with Bayless Custom Homes. From the initial consultation to the last completed detail, the entire remodeling process was a positive experience.

I liked that Gary itemized the quotation by line item so that I could focus on one area at a time with an accurate estimate. The vendors he recommended were friendly and accommodating and very helpful in steering me to exactly what I was wanting. The sub contractors were all exceptionally skilled and professional and the finished product exceeded my highest expectations.

I would highly recommend Gary and his group to anyone looking for a mini or major remodel or a new home construction. He is always accessible and prompt to respond to each of my questions. I am a very satisfied customer!

-Francie Hodges




Bayless Custom Homes just finished our beautiful 8,000 square foot home at Hide Away Lake and we couldn’t be happier with the build.

They were always available to answer questions, always on time. Gary and Joe were really great to work with. All their subcontractors were professional and did an excellent job.

We would recommend Bayless Custom Homes to anyone considering a new home.

-Paul and Joan White

As a City of Tyler Plans Examiner and Building Inspector, I have had the opportunity to work with Gary Bayless in both the administrative and field aspects of construction.

He is professional and organized, and his plan submittal and projects are always in full compliance. He is a problem-solver, and he has working knowledge of carpentry, electrical, plumbing, and mechanical trades, as well as, the skills to coordinate, manage, and budget each project.

I look forward to future projects with Mr. Bayless if you should need any further information please feel free to contact me at the address below

-Mark Miears

Steadfast, kind, faithful, and passionate about serving others. Words that don’t fully describe the man I’ve known for over 30 years. I’ve been blessed to work with Gary on several fronts; as a customer, a contractor, a coworker and friend.

As a customer: Gary has always been loyal to suppliers who are willing to build partnerships of trust and integrity with him and his team. Gary develops a business relationship that is mutually beneficial. His handshake is his bond. He does what he says.

As a contractor: Gary skillfully completed a $50K remodel for my family. During construction, his team did everything possible to keep the kitchen area usable, the reading-room functional, and the living areas livable. He and his crew proficiently refurbished several rooms and completed their work in an equitable time frame. I highly recommend his work.

As a coworker: Gary and I labored together (alongside thousands of others) in building an incredible 4,500sf East Texas house in less than a week. Bayless Custom Homes was hand-picked to raze and re-build the Carr family home in Mineola, TX – for ABC’s “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition” television show. Gary asked me to volunteer as an overnight project manager… and to write daily articles for the Tyler Paper about the selfless night-shift workers. He made me promise to write the articles focusing on the sacrificial efforts of the volunteers and not him.
A national audience got a taste of East Texas generosity, meekness and grace as Gary was photographed, filmed, interviewed, tugged and pulled in every direction. The project went smoothly due to Gary’s well-established association with professional subcontractors and vendors, his desire for excellence, and his ability to inspire a mindset of self-sacrifice to everyone involved.

As a friend: Gary is exactly that… a friend. He does things that count… but never stops to count them. Gary is a Godly family man who treats everyone he meets with kindness. It takes a long time to grow and old friend, and it’s safe to say, that I recommend this old friend without reservation.

-R. Stephen (Steve) Hallford

This was the second home I’ve built with Bayless Custom Homes. Gary has become a good friend of mine since the first home we built and we wouldn’t choose anyone else.

Gary and Clint are both very attentive to detail and great at listening. They are both so easy to work and I would highly recommend using Bayless Custom Homes to anyone that is planning on building a custom home.

-Pat and Therman Roberts

I have known Gary Bayless for approximately four years, both professionally and as a friend. What I have learned about Gary is that he cares about making each homeowner happy and will take the time necessary to ensure each detail of the home is in line with the homeowner’s vision.

I would recommend Bayless Custom Homes to anyone interested in having a home built or remodeled, knowing the people I’m sending would be in good hands.

-Sean o’Keefe

Gary Bayless built our new home and we love it more all the time. The construction was completed on time and the results couldn’t have been better.

Gary has become a good friend and is always available when we call him. When we build our next home we most certainly will have Gary “in charge“.

-Thurman and Barbra Roberts

Gary Bayless built our beautiful 4000 sq. ft. home. It is a home we are very proud of. We get many compliments on our home both the outside appearance and the inside with all the beautiful molding and finish work.

Gary is a very knowledgeable builder in both the building aspects and the building codes. He uses the highest quality materials and subcontractors. The result is a home with true craftsmanship and beauty. We had great communication throughout the building process, and Gary was always easy to reach by phone or in person.

We recommend Gary Bayless to anyone who wants a high quality well crafted home they can be proud of. We will definitely use him, if we build another home.

-Percy and Georgia Andrus

Bayless Custom Homes updated our kitchen with new granite countertops, sink, and fixtures. They were able to get our job completed in a timely manner having us pick granite, backsplash, sink, and fixtures from reliable sources and finish within a two week period.

We found they were very involved in all aspects of our job and were easy to get a hold of with any questions. They were on time and on budget and we are pleased with our “new“ kitchen, and would highly recommend them to anyone needing to have any renovations done on their home. We will definitely use them again.

-Tyler Smith

Bayless Custom Homes just finished my 4,000 square foot dream home. I couldn’t be more happier with the results.

Gary was available every time I called ( which was a lot ! lol ) and was vey patient with my questions. Not only did we finish under budget but also ahead of schedule ! I would recommend Bayless Custom Homes to anyone considering building a new home.

-Mr. and Mrs. Anderson

Gary Bayless built our new home. This is our 5th house to build, and we were well pleased with the process from beginning to end. We selected Gary because we wanted someone who would be one the job, not just a businessman.

We were so pleased we recommended him to several of our friends. Our home was finished in a timely manner and we are very happy with the workmanship and quality of construction we received. We love our Gary Bayless home.

-Jeff and Mary Ann Jones

I LOVE my home! I couldn’t ask for a better team! Joe Runnels knows his stuff. We have been here for 3 years in our beautiful home with absolutely NO problems!

I enjoyed working with Joe and it was very important to me that I had someone who listened to all my Wants and needs in my home. Our family has grown so we will be using Joe on our next home as well!

-A. Davis

Bayless Custom Homes did a wonderful job of building my home. They listened to what I wanted and then made my dream a reality. What a great experience!!

-Joseph, on Houzz.com

Bayless Custom Homes has built us two beautiful homes. They were very knowledgeable about home building and have been building homes for many years. They are honest and trustworthy and are very easy to work with.

The home was completed ahead of schedule and just slightly over budget. Both times they built for us, they were there to answer questions or address concerns we had before, during,and after the build. We recommend Bayless Custom Homes to build your next home.

-Percya, on Houzz.com

Dream Homes has the best use of space with distinguished and stylish elegance. The quality of their construction is unsurpassed and the attention to detail is flawless. Dream Homes listens to your wants, needs and desires and transformed them into the home of your dreams.

During the entire development, from start to finish, you will be kept apprised of the process, which in turn will make for a joyous experience! If you are contemplating building a custom home in the East Texas area, I would highly recommend you to contact Dream Homes for the home of YOUR dreams!

-L. Garner