Big Country Home Builders Association's Parade of Homes

Lantrips Custom Homes


Gene and Cindy Lantrip built their first home in 1983 and raised their two daughters and son in that home. In 2005, they made the decision to start building homes as a part-time endeavor, and it rapidly grew into a full time business. They have built over 1,000 homes in the Big Country area, and have developed eight new subdivisions. The brand Lantrip’s Custom Homes equates with high quality, excellent workmanship, and a value for the most important investment that our clients make.

The Lantrip’s Custom Homes, Inc. team has grown to include Jeremy and Kristie McBrayer and Joey and Kate Gonzales. Each team member has a designated job with the company from plotting the site of the new build, selections, quality control, advertising, sales, etc to ensure that the product is on time, within budget, and completed in a timely manner.

The various team members are also very active within the industry to ensure that our industry thrives in these unpredictable times.

Jeremy Mc Brayer currently serves as Immediate Past President of the Big Country Home Builders Association, having served on the board for seven years. He has also served on the Texas Association of Builders board for seven years, and the National Association of Builders for three years. He is currently the Chair of the TAB Young Professional Council. His wife Kristie has served on BCHBA board for two years, and on the TAB Sunbelt, Young Professional, and Membership committees.

Kate Gonzales serves as 2nd VP of the BCHBA Professional Women in Building and has been an active member for three years. She also is Vice Chair of the PWB state committee.

Gene currently serves as the Immediate Past President of the Texas Association of Builders, having previously served as its Membership Chair, Home Pac Chair, Area Vice President Chair, and as Area 2 Vice President. He also serves on the National Custom Home Builders and Membership Committees. Gene served as local President in 2011, and has been very active on the local, State, and National Boards for the past 11 years.

Gene supports several local community organizations as well, and currently serves as President on the board of Habitat for Humanity.