About Us

A note from Matt Powers

My team and I have been building for friends and family for over 20 years. I started in the home building business as a superintendent for a local Texas builder in 1992. Since then, I have built 250 homes and managed construction for the 5th largest city in the US for the largest home builder in the US, and started, built and sold a regional build-on-your-lot company. In 2001, I started Matt Powers Custom Homes to focus on creating distinguished homes for discriminating home owners. Each member of our team is fully trained and qualified to exceed your expectations. We build your home as if it were our own. Your decision to build or renovate is important to us and we value your relationship. We are a professional organization and will accompany you in every decision and step of the process. I look forward to meeting you soon.
Native Houstonian and resident of The Woodlands, Matt Powers, with over 20 years of building experience in Houston and The Woodlands, is more than a home improvement professional. He understands the investment in your home and helps analyze market value, resale, design, and location to help you make a decision to remodel/rebuild/purchase for the best return. Holding a BBA and MBA in Finance from Baylor University, Matt Powers has been building homes in the Houston Market since 1992. Prior to founding Matt Powers Custom Homes, he co-founded a specialized building company, and has extensive real estate development experience.

Laura Powers leads Laura Powers Property Group at Compass. As a WSJ Real Trends Best America List agent, she is a Million Dollar Guild Certified Luxury Home Marketing Specialist and a top producing agent. Laura offers complimentary staging, including bespoke staging inventory and exceptional detail-oriented service. She leads an award winning 5-star rated real estate team known for their extensive construction expertise. They market your property using aggressive, highly intentional strategies that successfully capture the attention of buyers. She is also an expert at procuring exceptional properties through experience, relationship channels and old fashioned perseverance for Matt’s build clients that are not on the market. She competes in multiple offers routinely and knows how to “win”.

Jeff Kowalski CGP, GMB, CGB

Jeff Kowalski has 15 years experience working with a nationally recognized, prominent Houston home builder building in Houston’s finest master planned communities, where he managed all aspects of multi-site custom home construction. He demonstrates his dedication to Matt Powers Custom Homes’ level of excellence by focusing on construction details and relationships with buyers, associates, vendors, and contractors. Jeff holds a BS in Industrial Management from Sam Houston State University. A native of Houston, Texas, he is married with 2 children.

CGP – Certified Green Professional; GMB – Graduate Master Builder

Beau is a Texas A&M graduate with a Bachelors of Science in Construction Science and has been in the construction field for over 13 years in the Houston area. He has experience working on a variety of projects, from luxury home renovations to high end custom new home builds. Relationships are key to a successful home renovation and Beau enjoys working with clients through the design and construction process to transform their current house into the home of their dreams. In his free time, Beau volunteers at his church in the student ministry along with his wife, who is a teacher in CyFair. He also trains and participates in triathlons and road cycling races.

Born and raised in Houston, Texas, Matt has more than 15 years of project management experience, spanning residential and commercial construction. His home building experience ranges from new construction in flagship master-planned communities across Houston to significant remodeling and new-builds. Matt enjoys the details and strives for excellence in all areas of the home building process. He places extreme value on building trust through detailed communications and working in partnership with buyers, suppliers, and contractors to deliver a superior home that exceeds customer expectations. Matt holds a BS in Agribusiness from Texas A&M. He is married to a fellow Aggie, Amanda, and they have three kids. In his spare time, he enjoys exercising and spending time with his wife & kids at the baseball fields or swim meets.

Joy Janacek, Office Manger

Joy is a native Texan with over 20 years of experience in budgeting, planning, financial analysis and reporting. She has a degree in business from Durham College of San Antonio. Prior to joining Matt Powers Custom Homes & Renovations, she worked for both national and local home builders.

Lynn Bridges is a graduate of the University of Missouri. She moved to the The Woodlands, TX sixteen years ago with her husband Karl and their two children. After raising their children and volunteering in the community and schools for many years, she re-joined the workforce with Matt Powers Custom Homes and Renovations as the Purchasing Coordinator in 2022.