Custom Builder of the Year


  • Houston Business Journal

    HBJ reveals 2017 Best Places to Work finalists

  • How to avoid getting scammed by shady contractors preying on Harvey victims in Houston


    5 Outdoor Shower Ideas for Your Ultimate Backyard Oasis


    Get This Look: Pump Up Your Patio for Summer With These 7 Design Trends

  • Voyage Houston

    Meet John Leggett of On Point Custom Homes in River Oaks

  • GHBA Remodelers Council: Build playhouse from remodeling materials

  • Houston Business Journal

    5 ways to adjust to Millennial’s homebuying habits

  • Modern Luxury Houston


  • Builder

    Five Ways to Appeal to Millennial Buyers

  • Chron

    Modern home matches owner’s lively personality

  • Houston Chronicle

    Lively interiors reflect homeowner’s energetic personality

  • Dwell

    Upper Kirby Houston, Texas

  • Houzz

    Trending Now: 15 Sunrooms to Relax in This Spring

  • Modern Luxury Interiors Texas

    Tomorrow’s House

  • Houston Builder Magazine


  • Houzz

    Trending Now: 15 Sunrooms to Relax in This Spring

  • Chron

    20 kitchens that will make you want to start remodeling

  • Crain's Houston

    If I Knew Then…

    In this ongoing series, we ask executives, entrepreneurs and business leaders about mistakes that have shaped their business philosophy.

  • Chron

    GHBA Remodelers Council: Say yes to luxury, trends for 2017


    Move Over Lincoln, Melania Trump Is Installing a White House ‘Glam Room’

  • Houston Business Journal

    5 design trends sweeping Houston’s luxury home market

  • Houston Chronicle

    Builders are making bold choices with these 7 home-design trends

  • Chron

    Prime property: Memorial-area contemporary boasts walls of glass, courtyard

  • Houston Builder Magazine


    Enhanced Smart Homes, Bolder Design and More!

  • Dwell

    Houston Modern Masterpiece

  • Professional Builder

    Professional Builder’s 2017 40 Under 40 Awards

  • Papercity

    The Boy Wonder of Houston Real Estate Grows Up Fast

  • inman

    Luxury listing: newly finished home in the Museum District

    Freestanding patio from On Point Custom Homes

  • Chron

    Prime property: Contemporary Museum District home showcases open design

  • Chron

    GHBA Remodelers Council: Incorporate latest home-design trends for ‘wow’ factor

  • Houston Agent Magazine

    Homebuilder John Leggett’s 4 tips for selling new construction

  • inman

    Top trends homebuyers are looking for in new construction

    Homebuying trends are always changing, but some may last for years to come

  • inman

    Luxury listings: new modern construction in Hyde Park

    The brand new homes feature three levels and all the finishes

  • Chron

    GHBA Remodelers Council: Consider tips when remodeling, or buying preconstruction home

  • Inman

    5 tips for selling new construction in Houston

  • Builder News


  • Culture Map Houston

    Contemporary townhouse in Upper Kirby a sleek custom build priced under $1 million

  • Houston Business Journal

    5 luxury home trends sweeping Houston

  • Inman

    Development spotlight: modern construction in Upper Kirby

  • Inman

    Luxury listing: Custom three-floor home

  • Houston Chronicle

    GHBA Remodelers Council: Do homework when selecting remodeler

  • Inman

    Tips for investing in Houtson real estate

  • Inman

    Top Producer Profile: Leah Leggett

  • Houstonia

    Houston’s Best Places to Work Right Now

  • Houston Chronicle

    Homebuilder and realtor couple construct their dream home in Briargrove

  • Ashley Nicole Style


  • Sugar and Cloth


  • Chron

    Backyard design inspiration from your Houston neighbors

  • Houston Business Journal


    Maria Mast

    Sr. Architectural Designer at On Point Custom Homes

  • inman

    Think like a builder when selling a lot

    It always helps to play a different position now and again

  • Houston Chronicle

    Q&A: Technology, special spaces go over big in custom homes

  • Papercity

    Windows To Another World: Stunning Vacation Homes Show Off the Power of Customization

  • Houston Business Journal


    Scott Moore

    Director of Purchasing at On Point Custom Homes

  • Houston Business Journal

    How Texas’ new energy code affects Houston homebuilders

  • Culturemap Houston

    The Mansion Backlash: 10 hottest homebuilding trends prove that excess is no longer in

  • Houston Chronicle

    Builder of custom homes works ahead of the curve

  • Houston Newcomer Guides

    Greater Houston Builders Association 2015 Best PRISM Awards Honors Leading Builders & Developers

    Once a year the Greater Houston Builders Association hosts the city’s leading builders and developers at its annual Best PRISM Awards event. PRISM honors the best of the industry in a wide range of categories and sub-categories.

  • Inc. 500

    Inc. 5000 2015: The Fastest-Growing Private U.S. Companies

    #1100: On Point Custom Homes
    Growth: 393%
    Revenue: $18.3m
    Industry: Construction

  • GHBA

    GHBA honors winners of its ‘Houston’s Best’ awards

    Onpoint wins Best Custom Home Design Under $500,000 and Best Custom Bedroom Home Under $1 Million.

  • OutSmart Magazine

    OutSmart’s Reader’s Choice Awards 2015

    Change is inevitable and many of us, let’s face it, don’t like change. To make that evolution more distressing, change now happens faster than ever. Just when you had wrapped your brain around your smartphone’s productivity-enhancing features, along comes an update that takes you back to your cellular stone age. Or, for an example closer to home, just as you were getting comfortable with your G&G winning streak, you open the magazine and find you’ve been dethroned. It happens to the best of us.

  • Houston Business Journal

    Meet the Fast 100: Houston luxury custom homebuilder shares secrets to fast growth

    On Point Custom Homes CEO John Leggett sat down with Houston Business Journal’s Paul Takahashi to discuss his secrets to creating a successful homebuilding process.

  • Houston Business Journal

    Meet the Fast 100: Houston luxury custom homebuilder shares secrets to fast growth

    John Leggett was an investment banker in Houston’s oil and gas industry for five years before he realized his true calling was in real estate.

    After all, real estate was in his blood.

    His mother was a real estate agent who bought and sold property. His father was a former airline pilot who began remodeling homes, then building them and finally got into commercial development.

    “I grew up in a family who had an appreciation for real estate,” Leggett said. “That piqued my interest.”

    In 2005, Leggett melded his interest in real estate with his experience in investment banking, and founded On Point Custom Homes, a luxury homebuilding company. The North Carolina native started with just two people in his home and mobile office, writing checks from the back of his SUV at job sites around town.

    A decade later, On Point Custom Homes boasts a dozen employees inside a modern office in the Galleria area. The spec and custom homebuilder builds between 14 and 18 homes a year worth between $700,000 to $2 million in neighborhoods like Briargrove, Rice Military, South Hampton, Upper Kirby and West University.

    This year, On Point Custom Homes has ranked for the first time on the Houston Business Journal’s Fast 100 List, which recognizes the fastest-growing companies in Houston based on two-year revenue growth.

    Leggett, On Point Custom Homes’ CEO, attributes his success to his homebuilding process. He uses technology, like project management and 3-D home design software, to ensure that construction deadlines are met and there is little material wasted at his job sites. He also focuses on talent development, sending his employees to builder shows to scout out new building techniques and smart home devices. He also cross trains them so they can step into any job.

    “Our actual build time isn’t all that different from other builders, but we minimize the downtime in our building process,” Leggett said. “We preach to our staff and everybody that our process needs to be better than our competitors because there are a lot of guys out there who can build a great house.”

  • Houston BubbleLife

    On Point Custom Homes Wins Three Star Awards

    Luxury custom homebuilder, On Point Custom Homes, has been named to the Inc. 5000 list.

  • Houston Business Journal

    2015 Inc. 5000: Energy cos. see big growth

    The Inc. 5000 is ranked by three-year revenue growth. Meanwhile, HBJ’s Fast 100 List is ranked by two-year revenue growth from 2012 to 2014. In order to qualify, companies must have closed five full fiscal years by Dec. 31, 2014, be headquartered in the Houston area, earned at least $1 million in revenue for fiscal year 2014, and be for-profit and privately held.

  • Sugar and Cloth

    Behind the scenes photoshoot

    Sometimes I wonder if you all really knew everything that went on behind the scenes you’d love us more, or be worries for our sanity. The verdict may always be out on that one, but nonetheless it’s still fun giving you glimpses from behind the scenes! It also gives me the chance to show you some things that aren’t always made for the blog, like the pool photo shoot we did with American Express.

    The photo we posted for it Instagram turned out awesome, but what you didn’t get to see was the rain store that happened right after we finished blowing up all one million floats at the location house!! I almost cried. I almost cried on a stranger’s porch, but I resisted!

    We actually shot the floats at the owner of On Point Custom Homes house. Needless to say we were practically all besties after I ran around their yard for two hours in basically no clothing while trying not cry, and also tossing inflatable pigs around. Good times! Now you have all been warned in case you ever invite me over for a pool party…

  • Houston Business Journal

    Houston Business Journal announces 2015 Fast 100 finalists

    The List, along with the Fast 100 Awards, recognize the fastest-growing private companies headquartered in the Houston area. The Fast 100 companies come from a wide array of industries, from real estate and professional services to health care and technology.

    Companies are ranked based on two-year revenue growth between 2012 and 2014. In order to qualify, companies must have closed five full fiscal years by Dec. 31, 2014, be headquartered in the Houston area, earned at least $1 million in revenue for fiscal year 2014, and be for-profit and privately held.

  • Houston Business Journal

    How to overcome the challenges of being a young business owner

    Entrepreneurs and business owners will attest to the challenges of owning a business, but owning and running a business at a young age comes with its own set of challenges. I started my business of building million-dollar homes well before I was 30 and learned valuable lessons along the way.

    Here are four tips on overcoming the challenges of being a young business owner:

    Overcome prejudices by exuding confidence

    As I met with new clients in the beginning of my career, they would ask if my father would be joining us. Clients assumed that since I was young, I could not own or run my company. When facing these types of age prejudices, it is important to embrace your age and be confident in your position. You have undoubtedly worked hard for your successes and achievements, so you should be confident in your abilities. Regardless of age, the best way to exude confidence when meeting a new customer is to be overly prepared. By anticipating everything the customer will ask or need, you’ll show your capabilities and merit by speaking confidently about your business and services.

    Stand out from the competition

    I have witnessed young business owners being held to a higher standard in the business world than older executives and owners; people feel a need to question their competence and scrutinize every action or recommendation. The key to overcoming this is to outwork everyone else. You shouldn’t be afraid to stand out from the competition, to suggest and implement new ideas, or to take risks. Understand your company’s unique selling point and differentiate yourself.

    When I first started my business as a modern-home builder, everyone told me I was crazy and that my idea would fail because no one else in Houston was doing it. But I knew that starting something different would allow me to stand out in the market. Through hard work, I was able to create a successful niche market for my business.

    Make customer service a priority

    Very early in my career, I learned to never underestimate the impact that great customer service can have on a business. As I developed and grew my company, I made a priority to resolve all customer complaints by either fixing the problem or coming to a reasonable solution with the customer. While that commitment to customer service can lead to additional expenses for your company, it will help you gain the reputation of being the owner who goes above and beyond. That reputation is an invaluable asset to a business owner. Keeping that level of commitment within your local market will strengthen your loyal customer base and attract new business.

    Welcome learning opportunities

    Regardless of age, starting a company provides ample opportunities to learn and grow, often from mistakes. Some of the most common mistakes young business owners make include scaling too fast, not fully understanding finances and not effectively managing employees. Even though you’re eager to grow your business, and that attitude ultimately led you to success, it can also lead you into a pitfall. Before expanding, you need to have a complete and thorough understanding of your financials and the risk involved. As you continue to learn the best way to run your company and manage employees, use your passion to motivate your team to drive results and continue succeeding. It’s also wise to seek advice from seasoned business owners, a trusted mentor, an advisory board or accounting experts. That’s part of how I continue learning and developing as a business owner.

    John Leggett is the founder and CEO of Houston-based On Point Custom Homes.

  • Houston Business Journal

    How a Houston homebuilder uses 3D technology to design your home

    Houston homebuilders have long relied on sketches, blueprints and floor plans to showcase their designs to buyers.

    However, these plans were two-dimensional, and homebuilders often struggled to describe what their home designs would look like in reality. In recent years though, production and custom homebuilders have begun to rely more on computer visualization technology to bring their paper plans to life.

  • The Business Makers

    John Leggett on the BusinessMakers Show

    Since its founding in 2005, On Point Custom Homes has been building contemporary, infill homes. When John Leggett was young, his father, an airline pilot, started a construction company. After college, John entered the investment banking industry. Then the entrepreneurial bug hit. Now he builds 20-25 homes each year—and LOVES his work.

  • Houston Business Journal

    Houston custom builders prepare for new smart home technology

    When John Leggett began building homes in Houston 10 years ago, the latest home tech gadgets were motion-detecting security systems and a built-in surround sound system featuring an iPod dock.

  • Houston Family Magazine

    12 Tips for Making Your House the “It” House

    We asked the experts, from Houston moms to parenting coaches to interior decorators, how parents can make their house the “it house,” where their kids, their kids’ friends and neighbors want to hang out. Here’s what they had to say.

    Create trendy spaces.

    For big kids – Many parents want to attract their kids to come home over breaks and spend time with them. No longer is just doing their laundry and taking them to dinner going to suffice. We have found that proximity to the inner city and nightlife is important to this demographic. Many empty-nesters are following the trend of selling their suburban homes and moving into smaller, trendier infill homes that provide modern amenities, such as a pool with outdoor living space that allows both the parents and children to entertain. The outdoor spaces typically include multiple televisions, fire pits, outdoor kitchens, hot tubs and pools.

    For small kids – While the game room remains a popular option, the ability to take the interior design of that room and incorporate “cool” kid spaces is a growing trend. Custom built-in bunk beds have become a staple for On Point Custom Homes. This feature creates an awesome sleeping space and hideouts for kids in the game rooms. This room becomes a place where children can play with their friends, snuggle up with a good book or watch a movie on the big screen television. – John Leggett, CEO, On Point Custom Homes

  • Houston Business Journal

    Houston builders jump on new tech, edgy home design trend

    Houston builders are embracing new technologies and home design trends.

    John Leggett, president and CEO of Houston-based On Point Custom Homes, returned recently from the National Association of Home Builders show in Las Vegas, where he saw vendors hawking new technologies and other homebuilders melding traditional and modern architectural styles.

  • Houston Business Journal

    Despite dip in oil, Houston housing market sets new sales and price records

  • CultureMap

    Excess is out, say home design experts

    …except for that sexy standalone tub.

  • Culture Map

    Excess is out, say home design experts — except for that sexy standalone tub

  • Houston Business Journal

    Why falling oil prices won’t bring down the price of your custom home

    John Leggett is feeling positive about Houston’s custom homebuilding industry, despite the doom and gloom of plunging oil prices.


    Texas housing up in the air over oil prices

  • Houston Chronicle

    Builder of custom homes works ahead of the curve

    Custom homes use modern designs, tools, environment.