Our Vision & Philosophy

Our vision starts with you. The right home means a home that fits your lifestyle. It starts with you telling us your story. So whether you work from home, entertain your family or just enjoy weekend sunsets we want to know. It all helps us design and build the right home for you. Does this make us a custom builder? We believe yes and no. Mill Creek Custom Homes is a builder that will design a plan that fits your lifestyle, incorporates every vision and meets every special purpose need you have. We just don’t charge the custom price.

Very few custom builders understand what their true costs are. What you end up paying for is years of cost overruns, material wastes and construction errors all averaged into your price. At Mill Creek Custom Homes we understand the right home must also fit your budget. We understand that no two homes are alike and therefore should not be treated as such. That means you benefit from any and all efficiencies in the home we design for you.

Building a home can be a daunting process, but one you should experience. Our professional staff will assist you every step of the way. It starts with the contract process and never ends. At Mill Creek Custom Homes we are dedicated to service. We invite our customer’s feedback and welcome any suggestions you may have.

Everyone in the process is a part of our vision. So whether you’re the framer swinging the hammer or the roofer doing a warranty repair after the weekend storm, at Mill Creek Custom Homes we believe everyone should be treated well. Our vendors and trades play a significant role in delivering you the right home. Clear expectations and fair pricing is what ensures our quality. Our vendors know it and so should you.

Right is right and wrong is wrong. There will be no compromise in our quality. Every detail of our home should be scrutinized. Your feedback is welcome. No matter what may arise, you can take comfort in knowing that we only doing things the right way. So put your confidence in Mill Creek Custom Homes and rest assured that we will deliver the Right Home for you.


The Mill Creek Team

Lance Abel
Mr. Abel has over 15 years of professional sales and management experience. He was introduced to new homebuilding in 1996 with Dover Homes. Mr. Abel was recruited by Imperial Homes in 1999 where he has held the position of Vice President, Sales and Marketing for 10 years. He is certified by the GHBA in new home sales and construction and is also certified by the National Association of Homebuilders Institute of Residential Marketing.

Christie Abel
Mrs. Abel holds a BA degree from Sam Houston State University with a major in Business Management. She has over 10 years experience in the real estate industry, which includes 2 years in homebuilding and the balance in mortgage banking. Mrs. Abel started Alternative Mortgage Solutions LP, DBA Texas Capital Lending in 2003. Mrs. Abel also partnered to start Encore Appraisal Group LP in 2003. Mrs. Abel currently holds the position of Executive Vice President of Texas Capital Lending.

Charles J. Dibala
Mr. Dibala has been active in the homebuilding industry for over 15 years. After graduation from the University of Houston with a Bachelor of Architecture degree with a Minor in Business Administration, he began his career with Novatecture Design Group, a small residential architectural firm. In 1997 Mr. Dibala joined Imperial Homes as the first employee of the design department. He served as Architectural Design Manager, Land Manager, and in 2005 he was promoted to the position of Vice-President Architecture and Land.

Mr. Dibala joined the Mill Creek Custom Homes team in 2009 as Vice President, providing operational support as well as allowing Mill Creek Custom Homes to offer in-house architectural design services.

Jewell Fontenot
Ms. Fontenot holds a BA degree from Lamar University with a major in Sociology. She received her Teacher’s Certification from Stephen F. Austin University and taught Jr. High and High School for nineteen years. She then pursued a career in Real Estate and has worked as a Realtor for Real Estate Brokers and in sales for new home builders for the past six years. She currently holds the position of Sales Professional for Mill Creek Custom Homes.


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