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Terry Elston has been building and remodeling homes in northwest Louisiana since 1976. He has developed a distinguished reputation for excellence and craftsmanship. Terry’s vast knowledge of incorporating antique building materials and using the highest quality vendors, subcontractors and materials in his homes is what sets him apart. His work ethic, experience and unwavering commitment to provide his clients with workmanship of exceptional quality has made him one of the most trusted builders in our area.

Terry is always thrilled when he is approached about building a new home, whether it is for a quaint bungalow or a luxurious state-of-the-art home. This collection of homes embodies the many facets of Terry’s ability to build and remodel homes from one end of the spectrum to the other.

His creativity and vision, as well as his attention to detail, are often what inspire clients to approach Terry while still in the conceptual stage of designing their home. He delights in being part of the process from the beginning, and is sometimes chosen by clients as their builder before a lot is even selected. He is uniquely skilled in helping his clients evaluate existing homes they are contemplating purchasing and remodeling.

He relishes the challenge of finding unique architectural elements for his homes, as well as searching nationwide for antique brick, beams, ceilings, stone and anything else his clients can imagine or desire.

He approaches each project as if it were his own home. It is Terry’s desire to conduct his business with integrity and trust and he strives to keep that at the forefront of his relationship with his clients.

It is our desire that you find the homes we built to be a combination of simplicity and elegance.

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    First, we meet with the client to determine where in the process they are of defining the project. Then we find out what their objectives are for Pre-Construction and what questions and issues will need to be resolved.

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    Whether you need complete construction services or renovations, TME’s experienced and diverse group of professionals are poised to provide clients with quality service, clear communications, and strong management skills needed to produce successful projects.

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    The Post-Construction phase allows for the continued adjustment, optimization and modification of your construction project to meet the specified requirements. We will continue to support your project and the success of it.



  • “We bought a house Terry had built and loved it so much that a few years later, when we decided to build our dream home, we knew he would be the one to build it. His attention to detail is excellent and his easy going personality makes what can be a stressful situation, enjoyable. Having Terry as our builder was the best decision we made. And the end result is an amazing home where we wake up every day and smile.”

    Jennifer M.
  • “We cannot say enough good things about Terry Elston Builder! They have been accessible, prompt in responding, and always positive & agreeable. Their professionalism, quality of work, and attention to detail is amazing. This is the first house we have actually built and their entire team has been there and helped every step of the way. They’ve been super in finding a solution to any issue that has come up. We are given a “plan for the week” at the beginning of every week, and continually updated on the status of the plans for the week. Excellent communication. I cannot say enough! A real pleasure to work with!”

    Kim & Mary Jo
  • “My husband and I used Terry Elston Builder to remodel a home from the 1930s. Remodels can lead to a lot of challenges and Terry’s team was up for this challenge. Terry walked us through the process with his vision of how we could take this older home and make it meet our modern needs. His right hand man, Cole, did an excellent job with details on our job and being available to answer any questions. This WHOLE company is there to meet all of your needs. Terry Elston does an excellent job building not just a house, but a home for your family to enjoy. Thank you to the whole team!”

    Ashley S.

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