Southern Land Company Sets Sights on Residential Development and Homebuilding Opportunities in Travis, Hays, Burnet, and Comal

  • October 13, 2021
  • Jenna Lefever

Southern Land Company (SLC) has expanded its national portfolio into the Texas Hill Country through its homebuilding group, SLC Homes, focusing on the region that includes Travis, Hays, Burnet, and Comal counties. SLC is nationally recognized for creating exceptional communities through its attention to detail in design, homebuilding prowess, and resident engagement, ensuring traditional planning balances with the needs of modern homebuyers.

As part of the expansion effort, SLC has tapped local builder Dan Hutts to lead the SLC Homes Hill Country Division as President. Early in his real estate career, Mr. Hutts was owner of Emerson Residential in Dallas, where he helped to build a multi-million-dollar luxury custom homebuilding operation in neighborhoods such as Highland and University Parks. Most recently, he was owner of Oak Valley Custom Homes which was headquartered in the Hill Country, also focusing on high-end custom homes.

Additional SLC Homes professionals include Wes Marmaduke who will serve as Director of Construction, Hill Country Region. Mr. Marmaduke has served in numerous positions in the homebuilding and construction industry, including time working alongside Mr. Hutts at Emerson. In addition, Jackson Hutts, a recent graduate of Lipscomb University in Nashville, Tennessee with a business management degree with an emphasis on supply chain management, will round out the Hill Country’s leadership team serving as Project Manager of Field Operations.

“We were attracted to SLC Homes because of their commitment to quality over quantity,” said Dan Hutts. “Collectively, we believe that solid planning principles and attention to detail are invaluable when you are targeting the higher-end home market. By joining SLC Homes, we have significantly expanded our local resources and are confident that we will be offering something distinct and value-driven that appeals to today’s discerning homebuyers.”

SLC Homes is actively looking for new Hill Country opportunities and presently has two parcels under contract with a vision for developing top-tier master-planned communities that adhere to strict design principles, quality craftsmanship and resort-style amenities.

“I have known Dan personally for over 40 years and to be able to combine forces and develop and build communities and homes under the SLC brand is an incredible opportunity,” said Brian Sewell, SLC President and COO. “This is one of the most exciting housing markets in the country and we look forward to expanding our brand and delivering unique designs and quality craftsmanship to future Hill Country homebuyers.”

SLC’s relevant community development experience to its Hill Country expansion includes Westhaven in Franklin, Tennessee, Tucker Hill in McKinney, Texas and its newest community, Westerly, in Erie, Colorado coming in early 2022.

To find out more about SLC Homes’ expansion, please contact [email protected].

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