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Marc and Steve are passionate about exceptional quality and craftsmanship in their homebuilding and take tremendous pride in each and every home they build, as if it were their own. 

The people, the history, the faith, and the roots one puts down in this great State are hard and impossible to compete with! Marc is a Texas native that returned home to stay in 2016.  Steve was not born in Texas but as Davy Crockett said “He got here as fast as he could!” Marc & Steve build because they love to create a quality product for a great price. We take pride in our homes, and strive to use local businesses to build them.

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Steve Carlsen & Marc Valadez



Welcome to your home-town builder, Patriot Homes! Marc Valadez and Steve Carlsen believe in the importance of top tier customer service and will deliver the highest level of craftsmanship for your hard-earned money. Patriot Homes will work tirelessly to build you a well-constructed home and exceed your expectations. If any issue arises, we will not stop until it is resolved.



We are a family operated business with a personal touch in each home we build.



We follow our moral and ethical convictions and do the right thing in all circumstances and are true to who we are and would do nothing to demean or dishonor ourselves or you.



Our faith in God and an affection for our country inspire us daily.



We pride ourselves on building quality homes and cultivating lasting relationships with our clients.


Marc Valadez Patriot Homes
Marc Valadez

Marc is a United States Navy Veteran, husband of 25 years and father of 4 amazing children. He has always had a heart for helping others and giving back to the heroes of this country.

Marc was a Pilot by profession prior to this business and has a precise attention to detail that shines out

in all of Patriot Homes.

Melissa Carlsen
Office Administrator

Melissa is a native Texan but has spent the last 30 years living in the Chicagoland area.  She spent over 26 years as a Sr. Litigation Paralegal and Law Firm Administrator.  After her husband retired from the Fire Service, they decided to relocate back to Texas to be closer to her family and to assist in the administrative responsibilities of Patriot Homes.  Coupled with her legal background, she has extensive experience in real estate and business management. 

Steve Carlsen

Steve is a retired firefighter with more than 30 years of experience and over 25 years as a General Contractor/Business owner in the construction industry. He is a husband of 15 years and father of five.

Steve brings extensive experience in building, design and personal detail which is essential to the home buying experience.

Deanna Valadez
Sales Manager

Deanna has been a domestic manager for over 25 years and a family manager for 18. With a background in Nursing (RN) and real estate, she is ready to help you make your dream home a reality! 


Hood County Home Builder

"Voted USA Today's Best Historic Small Town in America, Granbury is a small town rich in unique culture, deep Texas history, and southern hospitality. Experience entertainment and adventure on the downtown Historic Granbury Square, Lake Granbury, and everything in between."

Make Granbury your forever getaway!

Granbury boasts a spectacular school system that has been nationally recognized in sports with our very own former girls' basketball coach, Leta Andrews, who holds the record for winningest basketball coach.

"Our mission, in collaboration with unique partnerships, is to provide a rigorous academic curriculum along with enriching and individualized opportunities empowering every student to compete in an ever-changing world."

Granbury ISD Custom Homes
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