The Hamilton Difference
Hamilton Group, formerly Scott Hamilton Custom Homes is the premier design-build, high performance, custom home builder in East Texas. The Hamilton name is synonymous with excellence and integrity and has been for the last 40 years. Your trust depends on an enjoyable process utilizing inspired design, cutting-edge construction, and perfected interiors.
Our philosophy is to always build a home that is easily recognized as a great design. We inquire about what features and finishes the client will want, and, working with the client, include as many of these features and finishes as the budget will allow.
Custom Design 84%
Site Management 70%
Floor Plan 61%
Meet the Team
The key players on the Scott Hamilton team are a close-knit corps of experts who work together to make sure every home or commercial space they create or remodel fully realizes the dream of the patrons. Scott's wife, Renee Hamilton, serves as executive assistant, archivist, office manager, and consultant. Scott's daughter, Mindy Hamilton, serves as Client Coordinator to ensure that all selections are completed and communicated to subcontractors to make the building process as smooth and as simple as possible. Scott's son, Marshal Hamilton, is the Vice President of Commercial Sales. He works as agent for Huffman Builders of East Texas, Longview's new premier commercial division, to bring customer centric design and planning to medical and professional office spaces. A landscape design professional in the Longview area applies a master's touch to each project. Independent seasoned and creative interior designer Becky Swearingen also consults on architectural details and participates with the landscape designer on pool design and integration of interior and exterior aspects. Gary Bort, an experienced custom residential and commercial designer, brings seasoned experience to project design and the office staff. Project managers Steve Hill and Danny Morris are both seasoned veterans in commercial and residential projects, and contribute builder experienced technical and management skills.
I was fortunate to learn this business from childhood by working for my father, Frank Hamilton, a highly respected homebuilder of Longview. Since forming my own company in 1990, I have been further blessed by success in work that I love and that enhances my home town. I hold the Graduate Master Builder designation from the National Association of Homebuilders, and my employees and associates are similarly qualified in their respective fields. To stay abreast of current methods, materials, and styles, we regularly attend professional seminars and trade shows.
Renee’ Perkins Hamilton began the foundation to her construction career when she married Scott Hamilton in 1984. Renee’ was raised in Longview and graduated from Pine Tree High School and continued her education with an Associate Degree from Kilgore College and a BS in Education from UT Tyler.
Mindy Hamilton is the Client Coordinator for Hamilton Custom Homes. She is the daughter of Scott and Renee’ Hamilton making her the 3rd generation of Hamilton to build homes in the greater Longview area. Mindy is a 2011 Suma Cum Laude graduate of East Texas Baptist University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration. Upon completion of her college degree, Mindy joined the company to assist with client selections, blueprint drawings, home and interior design, and marketing. She graduated from Texas A&M Texarkana in 2017 with her Masters in Business Administration, and is a member of Alpha Chi and Delta Mu Delta honors societies.
Marshal Hamilton, Scott & Renee’s son, is another addition to the 3rd generation of Hamilton builders and key member of the Hamilton team. Marshal graduated from LeTourneau University in 2010 with his Bachelors Degree in Business Administration. While working towards his degree, Marshal performed as a project manager for residential projects in the area. He now serves as Vice President of commercial sales for our newest division, Huffman Builders of East Texas, a full service medical and professional offices provider. Marshal resides with his wife and two sons in Longview. He enjoys spending time with his family, Crossfit, any activity related to the great outdoors.
Gary Bort is the Hamilton Group's Senior Designer. Gary's experience in the building industry spans over 30 years. Gary graduated from Onondaga Community College in 1994 with an Associates Degree in Architecture. Upon graduation, Gary began his architectural design career with Harry Crouse in Kilgore, TX where he began designing luxury custom homes. Gary has been married 15 years to his wife, Tanya, and has 4 children. He is actively involved in the community, and enjoys coaching his kids' and grandson's baseball teams.
Lonnie Stanley comes to the Hamilton Team to assist with estimating and purchase orders. Lonnie, former project estimator at Eastman Chemical Company, has implemented his vast knowledge and experience in estimating and software programming, and is an integral part of the Hamilton Team. In his spare time, Lonnie enjoys creating custom web designs and spending time with his wife and two daughters.
What our clients say
"We expected to get exactly what we wanted in a home, and we did. Our favorite aspect is that everyone naturally gravitates to the extended kitchen. The two butler’s pantries make serving so easy. The portico outside the sun room and family room, overlooking the pool and hearth, is like an extension of the inside, comfortable in all weather. Scott had the people and the expertise to make it all come together for us."
"We never built before. People say it strains a marriage, but Scott’s people made it a pleasant experience. Becky took me to the decorator’s market in Dallas. The supervisor found a talented artist to paint a tapestry on the vault leading to the parlor. Everything is wonderfully unique."
"This company is known for excellent woodwork, molding, hardwood floors, and such— quality in every detail. Our door frames are different from the neighbors’, as you would expect in a custom home. All the craftsmen listened to us and figured a way to give us what we wanted—for instance, rag-technique painting, and the family monogram laid in parquet at hallway inter-sections. You can’t plan every detail in advance, but have to rely on the integrity of the builder for getting things right."
I was fortunate to learn this business from childhood by working for my father, Frank Hamilton, a highly respected homebuilder of Longview. Since forming my own company in 1990, I have been further blessed by success in work that I love and that enhances my home town. I hold the Graduate Master Builder designation from the National Association of Homebuilders, and my employees and associates are similarly qualified in their respective fields. To stay abreast of current methods, materials, and styles, we regularly attend professional seminars and trade shows. Our headquarters consists of offices, shops, and warehouses on the same tract as my own home at 1625 East Loop 281. We have built hundreds of dwellings in and near Longview, many of them in subdivisions that we developed ourselves—most recently Pecan Crest (off of Airline Drive north of Lobo Stadium) and the Great Woods (north of the loop off of Tryon).
Though we accept projects of any scope within a full spectrum of services, our primary focus is on turnkey custom design and construction of unique homes for clients who appreciate high standards of taste and quality. That emphasis earned us a place among 100 similar firms in the Custom Builder Program of Southern Living Magazine. We like to think that the enviable longevity and growth of the company have been due not only to the satisfaction of our clients, but also to careful and conservative management of our human and financial resources. Scott Hamilton Custom Homes is a member of Guild Quality. Like other top builders who are members, we are committed to making sure our customers get the best experience possible while working with us. Guild Quality is a third-party survey service that enhances our ability to maintain the highest standards of customer service.
As recipients of the "Locals Love Us" award all 5 years the award has been given and winners of "Best of East Texas" 5 of 6 years, the Hamilton team is dedicated to maintaining excellence and providing an experience our clients will enjoy from start to finish.
We are also an accredited member of the Better Business Bureau of East Texas. This means that we have made a commitment to do our job in a trustworthy, honorable, and transparent manner. The accreditation also means that we will resolve any complaints expeditiously. We have been a recipient of a BBB Gold Star award for the past 20 years for being complaint free.
I am proud to show you a few of our recent homes in the gallery section of this website. For more information or to setup an appointment to discuss your plans for a new home please give us a call. 903-753-6773