About the Hamilton Group
The Hamilton Difference
Hamilton Group, formerly Scott Hamilton Custom Homes, is the premier design – build, high performance, custom home builder in East Texas. The Hamilton name is synonymous with excellence and integrity and has been for the last 40 years. Your trust depends on an enjoyable process utilizing inspired design, cutting-edge construction, and perfected interiors.
By applying our experience, learning, and standards, we strive to always design and build a home or office that is easily recognized as a great design built with the latest in building science and techniques. The Hamilton Difference means our family values are incorporated into every project with customer experience and quality as our main priorities. We take pride in our projects, and hands-on involvement throughout every step in the design-build process ensures we go above and beyond typical home building practices for our clients.
200+ Years of Combined Experience
750+ Custom Homes Built
200+ Remodeled Homes
75+ Commercial Projects Completed
I was fortunate to learn this business from childhood by working for my father, Frank Hamilton, a highly respected homebuilder of Longview. Since forming my own company in 1990, I have been further blessed by success in work that I love and that enhances my hometown. I hold the Graduate Master Builder designation from the National Association of Homebuilders, and my employees and associates are similarly qualified in their respective fields. To stay abreast of current methods, materials, and styles, we regularly attend professional seminars and trade shows. Our headquarters consists of offices, shops, and warehouses on the same tract as my own home at 1625 East Loop 281. We have built hundreds of dwellings in and near Longview, many of them in subdivisions that we developed ourselves - most recently Castle Ridge Estates, which entered from Heritage Boulevard in the northwestern part of the city.
Renee Perkins Hamilton began the foundation to her construction career when she married Scott Hamilton in 1984. Renee was raised in Longview and graduated from Pine Tree High School and continued her education with an Associate Degree from Kilgore College and a BS in education from UT Tyler. Scott and Renee broke ground and began construction of their family adding Marshal, Macy, Mindy & Mathis. The business was relocated to their home so Renee could continue to oversee the accounting/bookkeeping area of their business and be on site with their children.
The interior of their home was near completion when Marshal added a wife, Anna, and Macy’s addition, Kyle (future additions are still pending). Marshal and Anna enriched the family with the addition of the precious grandsons, Sutton and Foster, and Macy and Kyle continued the blessings with daughter Madeline.
Renee enjoys aiding on the Perkins’ Partnership Ministry Board as secretary and supporting numerous ministries and singing around our country with Classic Praise East Texas. She also enjoys spending time with all of her family, and especially getting to spoil the grandchildren.
Mindy Hamilton is the Client Coordinator for Hamilton Custom Homes. She is the daughter of Scott and Renee Hamilton making her the 3rd generation of Hamilton to build homes in the greater Longview area. Mindy is a 2011 Suma Cum Laude graduate of East Texas Baptist University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration. Upon completion of her college degree, Mindy joined the company to assist with client selections, blueprint drawings, home and interior design, and marketing. She graduated from Texas A&M Texarkana in 2017 with her Master’s in Business Administration, and is a member of Alpha Chi and Delta Mu Delta honors societies.
VP Commercial Development
Marshal Hamilton, Scott & Renee’s son, is another addition to the 3rd generation of Hamilton builders and key member of the Hamilton team. Marshal graduated from LeTourneau University in 2010 with his Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration. While working towards his degree, Marshal performed as a project manager for residential projects in the area. He now serves as Vice President of commercial sales for our newest division, Huffman Builders of East Texas, a full service medical and professional offices provider.
Marshal resides with his wife and three sons in Longview. He enjoys spending time with his family, CrossFit, any activity related to the great outdoors.
Gary Bort, from Syracuse, New York, joins the Hamilton team as Senior Designer. Gary’s experience in the building industry spans over 30 years as a framer, remodeler, roofer, trim carpenter, and most importantly, as a residential designer. His knowledge and understanding of the various trades provide the perfect combination for superior coordinated design.
Gary graduated from Onondaga Community College in 1994 with an Associate’s Degree in Architecture. Upon graduation, Gary began his architectural design career with Harry Crouse in Kilgore, Texas. While in his employ, Gary begins designing luxury custom homes. Since that time, Gary has designed several custom homes for Scott Hamilton Custom Builder, and many of our customers remain in those same homes today.
Gary has been married 15 years to his wife, Tanya, and has 4 children. He is actively involved in the community, and enjoys coaching his kids’ and grandsons’ baseball teams.
Lonnie Stanley comes to the Hamilton Team to assist with estimating and purchase orders. Lonnie, former project estimator at Eastman Chemical Company, has implemented his vast knowledge and experience in estimating and software programming, and is an integral part of the Hamilton Team. In his spare time, Lonnie enjoys creating custom web designs and spending time with his wife and two daughters.
My motto: “You do not really know someone until you walked a mile in their shoes.” Shoes come in all types of style and sizes, so do clients. My aim is to understand the client’s personality and incorporate this into the interior design so that it reflects the client not the designer. I am devoted to providing the client with a comfortable environment that reflects the finest style and taste. I am known for my attention to detail in all aspects, whether it is a one room project, an entire house or an office. I firmly believe that whatever space I am designing, the rules remain the same… listen, understand, and then design. My job is to interpret my client’s lifestyle within their personal living space. Let me try on your shoes. From concept to completion, I can create an interior that suits your dreams and matches your expectations.
The Hamilton Group legacy began in the 1970’s when 1st generation builder, Frank Hamilton, began a home building company based in Longview. Frank’s son and Hamilton Group founder, Scott, worked closely with his father learning the business and building industry. In the 1990’s, Scott had a vision to further enhance design and building science in the East Texas area and formed Hamilton Group focused on that vision. In the early 2010’s, two of Scott’s children, Marshal and Mindy, began working with Hamilton Group to become 3rd generation builders.
Hamilton Group’s focus is to provide current building methods, the latest in styles and designs, innovative products, and the best in customer quality and service to every design and build project. Each member of the Hamilton Group team has unique experience and skilled learning to ensure our higher building standards are met with quality construction. Whether it be a new home or office, or a remodel of an existing residence or light commercial office, Hamilton Group strives to continue Scott’s original vision of excellence.
Dedicated to Maintaining Excellence
Providing an Experience Our Clients Will Enjoy From Start to Finish
Gold Star Service
We are an accredited member of the Better Business Bureau of East Texas. This means that we have made a commitment to do our job in a trustworthy, honorable, and transparent manner. The accreditation also means that we will resolve any complaints expeditiously. We have been a recipient of a BBB Gold Star award for the past 20 years for being compliant free.