About  LEWBONNE

 

Lewbonne Development is a premier residential and commercial developer located in both Chicago and Houston.  We build our one-of-a-kind properties to sell by the use of our own Lewbonne company funding, however a small portion of our ventures are financed with investor funds.  We acquire raw land or purchase an existing structure, design and build the project, ultimately selling to the end-use buyer.  Our abilities allow us to fully develop a turn-key project from acquisition of land to speciality point of difference designs, plus we complete the construction of the build as the contractor. By wearing all of the hats during the design, build and selling process allows us to eliminate most of the overhead our competitors incur and is one of the secrets to our success.


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We're available for hire.

For select clients we're available to design and build our point of difference projects to persons seeking our unique design and build services.  We've learned over the years many home buyers want something unique, special and even what no one else has.  Our main request from new prospective clients is to design something they haven't seen over and over again and prefer a design that's  fresh in the residential home market.   Having an in-house design, architecture and construction team ensures Lewbonne's place among Chicago and Houston's premier developers.  Furthermore, by not replicating other developer's designs, we believe has proven to be the key-point on how we compete in the highly competitive real estate end-use  market and helps to set us apart.  We are known for our cutting-edge designs and are proud to be one of the leading design and build innovators today.  Contact us today for more information about our turn-key remodeling business and how we can bring our design ethos with an updated look and feel  into your home.


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We don't aspire to replicate our competition's  home down the street, the next neighborhood over or a fully renovated condominium in the same building as we want our unique look and feel to sell our projects on their own as we design with the thought  that our end-use buyer wants what know one else has.

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Our Point of Difference is different.

Our point of difference designs that are unique to us, we believe has proven to be the key-point  how we compete in the highly competitive real estate end-use selling market.  Our immense attention to detail in addition to our solid development background in both residential and commercial projects sets us apart from our competitors.  

Lewbonne is a complete Design and Build company and our abilities include extensive remodeling for existing home owners


MEET  OUR  FOUNDERS

TREY  C  LEWIS

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Trey has built a career out of being a successful entrepreneur. The third generation Houstonian with deep roots in  the commercial and residential real estate industry,  started at a very young age with a love affair for design and building.   After running a franchised Chuck E. Cheese, at  23 he acquired the outlet's assets and opened one of Houston’s first independently-owned animatronic pizza  themed restaurants, "Banjo Billy's Pizza" aptly named after his father “Billy."  His design skills came in handy as Trey had  to produce from scratch the  center's overall schematic including the look and feel of the business, new character's electronics/costumes and food recipes without the help from a national franchisor.

The restaurant was later sold and Trey decided to take a career sabbatical and spent the  next decade finishing school at Colorado State University studying architecture and exploring every corner of the world sketching and observing great architecture that he could incorporate into Lewbonne Development.  He ultimately believes the lines that separate commercial and residential design are blurred and he often blends the two ideas of both concepts into his award winning residential projects.

 

CALVIN  J  DARBONNE

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Born to parents who themselves loved the adventure of exploration,  Calvin at an early age started exploring many of the world's architectural pioneering cities.  His love of all things beautiful led to his passion of creating homes built for those that want a unique space.  This passion and drive is what started Lewbonne Development and what also continues to make every homea masterpiece.

Being A natural perfectionist about quality and meticulous about the details,  Calvin knows that producing the best requires patience and time.  In his view there is no such thing as "a rush job."  His eye is drawn to unique items that can be re-purposed, salvaged items with a history and a story to tell, Items that are not only spectacular to look at but functional as well.  On the flip side Calvin loves the challenge of taking the ugly-duckling architecturally challenged project and creating the "talked about design" for the next generation of up and coming designers.

For those of you that want what no one else has, Calvin knows how to create the “wow” factor home you have been looking for.  Ultimately building projects that will survive the test of time, he is a natural at creating beautiful things and lives his life by the idea that good taste never goes out of style.