MAVERICK HOMES AWARDED PLATINUM BUILDER DESIGNATION

July 29, 2010

Ft. Worth, TX —— North Texas Maverick Builders, L.P., a north Texas homebuilder, was recently named a Platinum Builder by StrucSure Home Warranty. StrucSure Home Warranty is a FHA/VA and TRCC approved new home warranty company that has been in business for 11 years and is also a member of the National Association of Home Builders.

Jerry Thompson, the owner and president of StrucSure Home Warranty explains, “StrucSure Home Warranty is pleased to recognize North Texas Maverick Builders, L.P., as a member of our Platinum Builder program. They exemplify the commitment to quality and expertise we expect from our Platinum Builder program.”

Maverick Homes maintains a standard of superior construction and service that is born of experience and has withstood the test of time. Maverick Homes is celebrating its twentieth year in homebuilding. Lee A. Hughes, who is now a managing partner, formed the original company in 1987. Maverick Homes expanded in 1997 into the single-family residential development business, renewing their commitment to building quality homes with excellence in craftsmanship. “I started in the homebuilding business in 1987,” says Hughes. “As most are aware, the 1980s were brutal on the Texas economy. I was fortunate to be able to start during a very down market. It forced me to pay very close attention to business details, as one poor decision could mean a disaster. What an education.”

That education helped North Texas Maverick Builders become one of Fort Worth’s largest homebuilders. The company now specializes in one-acre lot developments and construction primarily in Tarrant and Parker counties and was named Tarrant County’s 4th largest builder by the Fort Worth Business Press. Maverick Homes has recently augmented its ability to provide first class customer service and project oversight by relocating their corporate office to 5320 Camp Bowie Blvd. This move, to the edge of downtown Ft. Worth, places the office closer to the communities they are involved in. “Mr. Hughes is very insistent that corporate employees spend as much time in our communities as possible. Our new location will maximize that time,” said company Vice President Kelly Millikan.

StrucSure Home Warranty developed the Platinum Builder program to recognize and support a select group of builders. The Platinum Builder designation is for top quality homebuilders, like Maverick Homes, who have a solid business record and are committed to distinction. Construction excellence, superior customer service and the number of years in business are all reviewed as qualifying factors for program membership.

“This is about good business,” explains Jerry Thompson, “A Platinum Builder is a proven leader of industry; they pay attention to more than the bottom line and it shows in their products and services. StrucSure Home Warranty is proud to be a part of that. Maverick Homes is a fine example of the quality and distinction one can expect from a Platinum Builder.”