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The Excitement is Building...

David Leite Custom Homes began as a construction company focused on delivering something that was lacking in the Dallas home building market: service with a smile, coupled with a passion for building high-quality homes, employing true artisans for each step of the process. The end result? Homes built with every detail in mind and carefully monitored for quality along the way. Not to mention individual floorplans and design meant to develop residences that are truly unique and one of a kind.
Guess what? We discovered that our formula works. This results in clients that are not only thrilled with the final product and design, but families that can sleep soundly at night knowing their homes were built to a higher degree of consideration, with attention to detail, and the latest construction technology to provide energy efficiency and structural integrity.

Your custom home should last forever, the design should be timeless, the spaces inspirational, and the floorplans functional. To accomplish this our team consists of the top architects, designers, engineers, and craftsmen in the DFW. 

When we work together and collaborate on your home the result will be something special… one of a kind.  From traditional to transitional, modern to contemporary, ranch-style to farmhouse, we have you covered.

Share your dream home with us, and let us handle the rest.


David Leite


“Another day in paradise” – if you ever spend any time around David you will hear him say this on almost a daily basis. It’s truly a blessing from God to be able to live your passion for architecture by building homes for families. With a BBA in Real Estate and Entrepreneurship from Baylor University, David started his construction career designing and managing the installation of complex energy management systems for school districts and municipalities throughout the southwestern United States. This ultimately evolved into opportunities in residential and commercial construction.

David Leite Custom Homes was born from the simple concept of providing its clients with the highest quality service, exceptional craftsmanship, and an enjoyable construction experience. Having served in the U.S. Marine Corps, David’s leadership and team mindset allowed him to build a company that demands honesty, accountability, and professionalism from its employees and trades. When David isn't on your job site, you'll likely find him with his wife, Christine, and two kids enjoying any number of motorsports, hunting, and mountain biking.

Christine Leite


Every thriving business has its “secret weapon” – meet Christine Leite.  Christine immigrated to the U.S. from South Korea at age 18 to professionally study Piano at Southern Methodist University. After building and selling a successful small business, she dove into a career in real estate.  She brings 15 years of experience in commercial real estate investment and residential development as well as a natural knack for interior design.  Her skills in land purchasing and site selection, coupled with her honest approach, positivity, and integrity make her invaluable to the overall success of the company.


Christine loves her work, but her passion for her family can’t be surpassed.  Every minute outside of the office is devoted to her husband and two children, filled with baseball tournaments, soccer practice, and cooking her family’s favorite Korean specialties.


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Chris Gerlich


As a native Texan growing up in East Plano, Chris has watched and been a part of the massive expansion in the Dallas home building market the last 27 years. 


His greatest pride though, is in his beautiful wife and four children. He has the honor of being the father of a high school cheerleader and a soccer star, both at the top of their game and on select teams. On weekends you'll find him at football games and soccer tournaments.  


Chris is the epitome of "Texas Outdoorsman"; an avid fisherman, and hosted a hunting TV show for 10 years. The consummate overachiever, he holds black belts in both Karate and Kung-Fu, earned his pilot's license, is a certified Public Safety scuba diver who has pulled up boats, cars, and airplanes from Dallas's surrounding lakes, AND has traveled to exotic destinations around the world chasing that next "good diving" spot.


Chris grew up in the concrete business and started building homes at the age of 21. After almost two decades in the semi-custom production home industry, he made the move to building fully custom homes. He loves what he does, and is eager to deliver the highest quality, best built home to his Clients. As a Christian man he believes that if you do what is right and take care of people the way you should, all other aspects of life seem to work themselves out with positive outcomes prevailing.

Raphael Leite


Raphael is a seasoned professional with 14 years of invaluable experience in the home services industry. As a key executive, he played a pivotal role in the explosive growth of one of the largest and most recognized home services companies in the DFW metroplex. Holding a coveted HVAC master license, Raphael has demonstrated his expertise in the field, overseeing teams of over 100 individuals, with a keen focus on excellence. 


His leadership is guided by a powerful motto: “What we declare, we deliver.” Raphael’s commitment to delivering on promises extends beyond professional realms, reflecting his personal values. Outside of work, he is a devoted husband and father to two children, finding joy in outdoor activities, travel, photography, and HIFI.


Passionate about excellence, teamwork, precision, and communication, Raphael firmly believes that extraordinary people are the driving force behind extraordinary work. 

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