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Developer, Builders


The developer behind Palmilla Beach is McCombs Enterprises and legendary businessman Red McCombs.  

The vision for Palmilla comes from Red.  Red spent some growing-up years living in Aransas Pass. He fell in love with the Coastal Bend’s natural beauty and has long believed that Texas’ beautiful coastline is the most under-appreciated in the country. Red set out to change that by shining a light on the stunning beauty of the Texas Gulf Coast and creating spaces where Texan families could gather, celebrate new traditions, and create memories for generations to come.

McCombs Enterprises has a reputation for exceptional planning, execution and integrity; with experience building luxury communities in San Antonio, Canyon Lake, Austin’s Lake Travis and Rockport.

“What lies at the heart of every decision at McCombs Enterprises is to create a lasting, positive legacy for generations to enjoy.” -Red McCombs


Palmilla’s Principle Builder

All of the amenities and homes from the Luxury Home Collections at Palmilla Beach are built by FORTIS, the #1 builder of luxury homes on the Texas Gulf Coast. FORTIS is also backed by Red McCombs and is built on a foundation of financial strength and commitment to quality.

The FORTIS leadership team brings a combined 100 years experience and 2,500 homes built.

Coupled with their construction expertise and accountability, the leaders at FORTIS put unmatched innovation and integrity into every home they craft and every family they serve.

“Fortis and McCombs Properties bring a dedication to excellence, a detail-oriented approach, and extensive experience to every project. More importantly, what lies at the heart of every decision is to create a lasting, positive legacy for generations to enjoy.” –Red McCombs

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Land and Urban Planners

Palmilla Beach has been designed by some of the best land planners and resort architects in the world.

DTJ Design

Palmilla’s new Waters Edge village has been designed by DTJ, an award-winning architecture firm and internationally recognized for integrating natural landscapes with urban planning.

Explore DTJ’s portfolio here >

Schnell Urban Design

Palmilla’s Fairways Village was planned by Mark Schnell, famed for coastal community and new urbanism designs.

Explore Schnell Urban Design here >

Custom Home Builders

Palmilla has curated a team of expert home builders that make up Palmilla’s Approved Builder Program. Click here to read our FREE digital magazine about our approved builders. Every one of these luxury builders has been vetted for their reputation and work quality. They all have hands-on experience building in the specific coastal conditions of Mustang Island. And each have proven themselves with gorgeous custom builds in Palmilla and Port Aransas.

Bernsen Coastal Builders

G. Bernsen | 361-537-1270

BCB Website

Brandon Lafayette Homes

B. Lafayette | 361-416-0069

BLH Website

Christensen Custom Homes

D. Christensen | 361-854-8636

CCH Website

Conner Coastal Homes

C. Conner | 281-415-8038

CCH Website

Keystone Custom Homes

J. Turicchi | 512-496-2202

KCH Website

Seven Custom Homes

D. Lyne | 512-796-4159

SCH Website

Underway Construction

C. Shimaitis | 281-723-2744

UWC Website

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