by Jodi Peters
on Saturday, April 27th, 2019 at 9:10pm.
Introducing Tod Arbogast, One of Texas' Finest Builders
Our Newest Building Partner at Cinnamon Shore: Arbogast Custom Homes of Austin
With a beautiful new home on 135 Wild Horse Drive at Cinnamon Shore North, Tod Arbogast of Arbogast Custom Homes makes his debut as our newest custom home builder. A second home that his boutique construction firm is building at Cinnamon Shore North follows close behind. And he'll be part of our Builder's Guild at Cinnamon Shore South, as our brand-new community gets further under way this year.
"We're so thrilled that Tod has these initial projects at Cinnamon Shore and that's he's a part of our future," says Jodi Peters, managing broker at Cinnamon Shore Realty. "He such a talented builder and takes such care with his clients, and the quality of the homes he builds. It's exciting to have him here."
A family man
Tod understands Cinnamon Shore's emphasis on creating a welcoming community for families. He married his high school sweetheart, and the couple has four children, ranging from a high school student to two college students and one college graduate.
The homes he's building at Cinnamon Shore will be built with families like his in mind. His first beach cottage-style, two-story project at Cinnamon Shore North features spaces for gathering with the whole family and smaller areas where kids could watch movies or play. He can appreciate the plan's downstairs suite that features a bedroom adjoining a bunk room and bath, a space that works well for growing families. "Tod's just such a great fit for our community," Peters says. "He truly understands the kind of family-centric world we're building here on the coast."
Award-winning and respected
Arbogast Custom Homes prides itself on committing to a limited number of projects each year, and Tod insists on being personally involved with each one. His firm was named Custom Builder of the Year in 2018 by the Home Builders Association of Greater Austin, along with winning a slew of other MAX Awards from the group. Those honors included Best Custom Home in the price range of $1,000,000 to $1,499,000, Best Kitchen, Best Outdoor Space, and Best Master Bath. The firm won a similar list of MAX awards in 2016.
Based in Austin-area Lakeway, Texas, the firm has developed a reputation for quality, while Tod is viewed as a leader in the home-building community. He serves on the Board of Directors for the Home Builders Association of Greater Austin and is president for the Bee Caves and Lakeway Chapter. In the past, he's served as an advisory council member at the Environmental Science Institute at the University of Texas at Austin and the Sustainability Council at Penn State.
Experience at the helm
Tod brings a unique background to his work and to Cinnamon Shore, using his years of business experience in the big box retail industry and at Dell to establish his own highly successful construction firm. According to his firm web site, he started building homes in 2005 after demonstrating leadership and gaining varied skills in other industries.
With a B.S. in business administration, he spent years focused on building design, merchandise planning, and operational modeling for big box retail for companies such as CompUSA, Computer City, and Golfsmith. He managed commercial construction, vendor set-up, and oversaw more for millions of square feet across the country. Later, he moved to Texas and worked at Dell as Director, Sustainable Business and Dell Giving.
Now he's built a reputation as one of Austin's best custom home builders, and we're proud to have him at Cinnamon Shore.