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Creating spaces to build lasting family memories and traditions - together.


It is passion that started our business in 1999. It is passion that has sustained us for nearly 20 years.
Gryphon Builders is a family-owned and operated, award-winning Design / Build firm. 
Our team offers an unparalleled level of expertise in residential design, custom home building and remodeling of your older home. We specialize in high-end luxury homes, with no limit to the unique and innovative spaces we can create. Gryphon Builders is also proud to have completed the nation's first Certified Green Renovation, located in Houston, in addition to many other awarded designs and projects.

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MEMORIAL KITCHEN REMODEL by Gryphon Builders - Nottingham


Design / Build is a wonderful approach to home building or remodeling, it is our preferred method of working with our clients. Everyone of our Design/Build projects has been an absolute success from the beginning consultation to the relationship afterwards. We take great pride in designing award winning homes that OUR clients call HOME.


Building a custom home is a unique experience that many homeowners will never have the opportunity to enjoy first-hand. If you're one of the lucky ones who gets to build a new home around your visions and specific needs - congratulations! You deserve the best care and Gryphon Builders works closely alongside our clients to ensure that each detail of your custom home is taken care of, within the guidelines of the pre-determined budget and timeline. With nearly two decades experience, our team at Gryphon Builders is able to anticipate and avoid challenges of home building before they arise. Sit back and relax - you're in good hands with us.

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Love your neighborhood but not your home? Rather than move, choose to stay and remodel your home, we will show you what your home could be. Home renovation and remodeling is a specialized area of construction. Our expertise, together with the principles of Design / Build will make the process a smooth one and the results will be beautiful. Whether you need a new kitchen, bathroom remodel, home addition, outdoor living space or something else, we can assist you throughout the entire process.



Cindy Aplanalp - Yates Chairma Design Group


Allen Griffin is an incredibly talented builder who pays amazing attention to detail and precision.
I've worked with Allen on several projects and have always been impressed with his construction knowledge, the skill of his subcontractors, and the way he runs and personally supervises his job sites.
Remodeling is vastly different from new construction- you're working in peoples home and it’s very invasive. The care Allen takes to keep his job sites tidy, the timeline honest and the expectations well set make working with him a joy. He is also very forthright, honest and relates well to owners.
Many times- as a designer- I come up with an idea that’s never been done before- some contactors shy away from that because it’s not easy or it’s not how they like to work. Allen is always up for the challenge. – He is an ‘out of the box’ builder whose skill-set and construction knowledge is priceless in making my design ideas and ‘possibilities’ come to life. I could not do it without him and consider him a partner in the design-build process. It’s thrilling co-creating something that is EXACTLY right for the client, the space, and the intended use. Allen’s easy going nature, optimism and excellent construction skills make him fun to work with! I would highly recommend Allen for any residential or light commercial project.

FIVE STAR RATING - HOUZZ-aeglaze  Allen is one of the most professional and pleasant design/build firms we have worked with. After a failed contract with a previous builder (who was exclusively a builder), we were very apprehensive in selecting a new builder to work with, of which, we contacted over a dozen to discuss our project. 

After trying to decide whether to go the design/build route or work with an independent builder, my very first call with Allen helped us decide which direction to go in. Not only, was he happy to explain things to us, he was extremely patient and offered honest insight into different aspects of our project. His transparency from the 20 mins when I spoke with him over the phone, is the the reason I urged my husband to set an appointment with Allen.

In the end, not only is Allen one of the most creative architects who happily rendered many versions of our unique project, we felt confident in his ability to build after visiting a contemporary home he had built over a decade ago. Still solid, nicely done and great workmanship. As we are still in the process of completing our home, our experience with Gryphon Builders thus far has been excellent. I personally cannot wait to see our home complete and look forward to finished product!


Allen Griffin of Gryphon Builders deserves at least a 7-star rating, but Houzz limits reviewers to 5 stars. "Excellent" doesn't do Allen Griffin's outstanding professionalism and craftsmanship justice. Although we "papered up" the transaction for our large house remodeling and renovation project in 2015, Allen went above and beyond any written words to make all aspects of the project--foreseen and unforeseen--run as smoothly as possible. Communication is so important to the success of any large-scale home remodeling project, and Allen is excellent at that, too. Allen is a man of his word, honest, knowledgeable, skillful, helpful and patient. He is hands-on and his trades network is also excellent. Just one example: Gryphon Builders' chiseled stone tile work on our columned front porch was a beautiful work of art showing old-world pride in craftsmanship. We had designed the house in the late '80's to be our family's "legacy home" and had raised our family there for more than 26 years. We were renovating so much of it in preparation for selling it to friends of our family--so we needed everything to be right. When Gryphon Builders was finished, our house had never looked better (making it even harder for us to let go)! The inside looked new again and the outside was beautiful (including the gorgeous travertine tile work and a fully renovated pool and spa area that was amazing). We couldn't have been more impressed or happier with Allen Griffin's work. Better still, somewhere through the naturally stressful remodeling process, Allen became a good family friend. Even after we moved to another city more than 170 miles away, we asked Allen for his expert guidance on a substantial renovation we had planned for our new home. Allen, without charge, took the time to drive out to our new house (neither a short nor easy drive), inspected everything--even climbed onto our third-story roof--and pointed us in the right direction. Amazing! We wish that Allen would be able to work on our new house, but we live too far away now. Everything we have to say about Allen Griffin and Gryphon Builders is well above excellent. He also has the projects portfolio, professional credentials, honors and awards to prove it.


I have known Allen Griffin for over 20 years and can vouch for his high integrity, honesty and high level of expertise in residential construction. He is a worthy competitor of mine. I have the utmost respect for him.
If you are looking for a thoroughly experienced design-build contractor, call Allen. He does amazing 3-D plans for his projects.
I have watched Allen's involvement in his church, his dedication to his community, and business, and recommend him for your project without hesitation.

  FIVE STAR RATING - HOUZZ _ aboquist                                                                             We used Gryphon Builders in 2013 to extend an opening between two rooms. The service Allen provided was exceptional. We had a specialty kind of crown molding and Allen searched high and low to find a match. Quality was his priority and we loved the finished product. He was fantastic at communicating what was going on with the project as well as listening to our needs and wants to make sure we got what we wanted. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend Gryphon Builders.


Gryphon Builders is a First Class company.
I was in need of a master bathroom remodel to accommodate my disabled husband and Allen came up with very creative ideas to address the challenges faced. The end result was a very functional place for my husband plus a beautiful retreat for me. He also turned the ugly, boring patio into a beautiful covered oasis for outdoor entertaining. When I wanted to update the other 3 bathrooms in the house, it was a no-brainer to call Allen. I had some definite ideas on what I wanted and he was able to bring them life. They are stunning! Thanks Allen.

Allen is always easy to work with and so are his crew. Very respectful and thoughtful about the fact they were working in someone's home. There is no doubt that I will use him for my next project.


Exceptional work. I have no idea where the 3 star reviews have come from but my guess is competition. Needless to say we have a custom built, modern home and every detail is polished and incredible workmanship. Allen is honest, hard-working and extremely creative. His work is unmatched and we continue to work with him 2 years after our home has been built. He hands down was the only builder that shot things straight to us in the beginning rather than promising things he couldn’t do. Further because he’s an architect by heart, he custom built our cabinets in the entire house— floating cabinets in the master with ordinate and chic laminate. He custom built-in our thermador shelves, bar, cabinets etc. our waterfall island is incredible too. I could go on and on but if you’re in question, call or email him and ask him to show you the “modern home with downtown views” and he will know exactly which house you’re speaking of.

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The Gryphon Promise - to complete each and every project with maximal satisfaction and minimal disruption to you the client. Our mission is to provide exceptional, uncompromised customer care and top quality craftsmanship on each aspect of our home improvement process. From the first contact to the final quality check, we aim to create lasting relationships with our clients by meeting or exceeding your expectations.







Design & Consulting Services

Remodeling Design, Custom Home Design, Design Build 3D Design, Remodeling plans, Custom Home Plans,3D Design, Remodeling plans, Custom Home Plans, Architectural plans for remodeling and custom homes, permit plans

Construction & Project Management

Construction schedule, project selections Onsite construction Management Home remodeling, Kitchen Remodeling, Custom Homes   5 star google and Houzz reviews



  • PRISM Award "Best Remodeled Specialty Room, WINE ROOM", by the Greater Houston Builders Association
  • 2013 “Best Specialty Room,WINE ROOM” Star Award, by the Texas Association of Builders
  • 2011  “Best Print Ad, Remodeler” Star Award,  by the Texas Association of Builders
  • 2011 “Best Website Design” Star Award,  by the Texas Association of Builders
  • 2010 Houston's Best “Green Home Remodel of the Year” , by the Greater Houston Builders Association
  • Nation's First Certified Green Renovation,  by the National Association of Home Builders
  • 2010 “Best Print Ad, Remodeler” Star Award,  by the Texas Association of Builders
  • 2009 Houston "Best Parade of Homes" Winner,  by the Greater Houston Builders Association
  • 2008 "Best Home Remodel & Addition $100k to $250k" Star Award,  by the Texas Association of Builders
  • 2007 "Best Home Remodel & Addition $100k to $250k" Star Award,  by the Texas Association of Builders
  • 2003 Lone Star Award for "Best Whole House Renovation",  by the Texas Association of Builders
  • 2002 "Best Home Remodel & Addition $100k to $250k" Star Award,  by the Texas Association of Builders




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Meet with the Owner Allen W. Griffin to find out more information about Gryphon Builders’ processes, services and the passion that has built a successful Design/ Build firm. Interview him and ask question about the possibilities for your very personalized home.

We're excited to offer superior quality design / build, custom home building, home remodeling and renovation services to our valued customers in Houston, Bellaire, Katy, Pine Point Village, Hedwig Village, Bunker Hill, Spring Valley, Uptown, Southwest Houston, Westchase and Memorial.

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