About Ford Strei Builders
At Ford Strei Builders, we build homes and relationships that last. Whether it’s a custom build, renovation, remodel, or addition, our focus will always be on creating an enjoyable and engaging experience for everyone throughout the life of the home.
We have built a reputation of integrity and high standards in building some of Austin's most beautiful and extravagant homes; from contemporary to traditional we are a well-versed builder. Ford Strei Builders has teamed with Austin's most exciting and innovative architects, designers, and craftsmen to ensure that each project is completed to the delight of the homeowner.
Exceeding the expectations of the homeowners and architects, we aim to leave a legacy of homeowners who are proud of their homes and proud to say that we were their builder.
Ford Strei Builders strives to be the preferred custom home builder and high-end renovation provider in premier Austin Texas neighborhoods including Tarrytown, West Lake Hills, Rollingwood, and Bouldin.
Owner and Founder
Ford has lived in Austin since 1975 and has been in the construction business almost as long. He went to high school at Lanier High and attended college in Austin before finding his passion in carpentry work. He began his career doing interior cabinetry and finish work and slowly progressed to remodels and large additions. In 1991, Ford partnered with Patrick Welsome to become general contractors, and together they started S&W Construction. In 2011, Ford expanded the company and changed the name from S&W Construction to Ford Strei Builders.
Andrew Poles' career in the building industry began in 1995 and he has worked in the trades ever since, including 15 years in carpentry and cabinetry. While working in that field, Andrew did home remodeling and house relocation / remodeling on the side. He came to work for Ford Strei in 2011 and has managed small to medium home renovations, full-blown home remodeling/additions, historical renovations, and new home construction projects. Andrew brings a unique combination of project management skills, carpentry skills, and financial management experience to the projects he oversees and has been very successful at delivering successful endings to some of Ford Strei Builder’s most demanding clients.
Adam Freeborg’s career in construction started 18 years ago in carpentry on high-end commercial projects. After 11 years with his previous employer, he became self employed in order to broaden his experience to include general contracting and field experience in all the trades - finishing, cabinetry flooring, HVAC, electrical, and plumbing. This diverse experience has served him well since joining the Ford Strei Builder's team in 2013.