Founded by seasoned contractors Brandt Wilke and John Marek in 2011, Custom Homes by Willmark is one of the most respected home builders in central Texas.


With over 60 years of combined experience, Willmark is committed to building the home you have always envisioned with excellence in quality and service. Always on the cutting edge of new home design and technology, we take pride in offering a wide variety of options to match your lifestyle and price range.  As a custom home builder, we are with you every step of the way down to implementing the little details that will make a house your forever home. Whether you're interested in remodel or new construction, we have the tools to get the job done right. We are devoted to building you a quality home with honesty and integrity.


We would like to thank you for considering Willmark Homes for your custom home project. We are a growing company in the heart of Austin County that builds homes that our community can be proud of. We are dedicated to creating exceptional houses and providing our clients with personal service, professional guidance and honest commitment. We specialize in constructing custom homes on the property of your choosing to your exact specifications. Willmark will work with you in designing a home that reflects your personal style while keeping efficiency and your budget in mind at all times.

We know that the home building process can be daunting so we take extra care to make it as seamless and uncomplicated as possible by providing you with accurate and thorough information from the beginning. We make sure to break down the process in to manageable portions from the preliminary designs to construction in order to ensure that it is as enjoyable and stress free as possible. We have built hundreds of homes with varying architectural styles and believe that our extensive experience is one of the main factors that set us apart from the competition. We are prepared to meet any issues along the way and fix them quickly. 

We strive to provide competitive pricing while never wavering on quality. We understand that everyone likes to save money when building a new home. The key is to find the right balance of quality vs. cost that correlates with your priorities. We recognize the importance of achieving this balance and know that our success has been paramount to providing an exceptional value for our services

Most importantly, we love what we do. We enjoy the personal, collaborative and long-term relationships we build with each of our clients. We take pride in every project that leaves our office. Once you choose Willmark as your team, we are committed to making your home a complete success. In a small community like ours we know that our reputation is only as good as our last project, which is why we treat every build with a high commitment to quality. Please feel free to ask for our builder references and we are proud to provide a list of Willmark homeowners that are more than happy with their custom home or remodel.

Once again we thank you for considering us for your new home and we look forward to the opportunity to make you a part of our Willmark family. 



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Our Team

John Marek, Owner

John is a Southwest Texas State University graduate and has more than three decades of experience working in custom home building and real estate. He has held a variety of management positions from Austin to Houston with Pulte Homes and Beazer Homes. In 1998, he opened John Marek Custom Homes and began building in the Bellville area. Being born and raised in Austin County, John strives to take care of his community by providing exceptional quality and service to everyone. John partnered with Brandt Wilke in 2011 to create Willmark Homes. John's extensive knowledge of custom home building as well as his real estate background provide an invaluable service to Willmark's clients. He understands how to help customers make wise long-term financial decisions while still building a home that embodies their unique styles and tastes. 

Brandt Wilke, Owner

Brandt Wilke is a graduate of Southwest Texas State University. After graduation, he worked for Milburn Homes in Austin, Texas until 1997. He then relocated to Bellville working for Taylor Morrison Homes for the next ten years. The last eight were spent as an area manager where he managed over 30 builders, 25 neighborhoods and hundreds of homes ranging from $250,000 to $1,000,000 in the Katy, Sugarland, Pearland and League City areas of Houston. After years of invaluable experience, Brandt was ready to come home to Bellville and pursue his passion of building dream homes. In 2011 Brandt partnered with John Marek to create Willmark Homes. His expertise in home building and his determination to run an honest business with unparalleled quality has helped Willmark Homes become a name people can trust. Since then, they have built numerous houses in all shapes and styles and continue to help people realize their dreams through their custom homes.

Clay Elkins, Vice President of Operations

Clay graduated from the University of Houston and has 12 years of experience in construction and construction management. From 2004 to 2011, Clay worked as a builder for Taylor Morrison Homes. He managed the completion of more than 300 new homes for five neighborhoods in the prestigious Cinco Ranch Development in Katy, Texas. Shortly after Willmark's inception, Clay was brought on to the team. Brandt and John knew that his work ethic and attention to detail would make him a vital part of their team and they were correct. His workmanship and exceptional eye for quality has helped Willmark Homes become a recognizable standard that our clients can expect in their homes.





Sabrina Sandoval, Sales & Marketing

Sabrina brings her dedication to customer satisfaction to the team. She is a graduate of Texas A&M University with a degree in Communications and Journalism. She has years of experience in customer service and sales. She is committed to making each homeowners vision for their home come to life and she is always available to help with any decisions that need to be made throughout the process. 






Zach Ussery, Lead Project Manager

Zach is a graduate of the University of Texas at Dallas with a Bachelor of Science in Finance. He brings his experience with Meritage Homes as a Construction Manager to our company. He managed homebuilding construction through all phases to ensure the delivery of a quality home. With the addition of Zach, we are excited to be able to take on more projects including large-scale renovations, remodels, and additions.