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Trailway Builders, LLC is a family-owned and -operated real estate investment firm offering a full range of residential real estate services in Austin, Texas.

Services We Offer

"Thinking about buying, selling, or renovating a home? How about all of the above? Those are big decisions and potentially lengthy processes, plus finding the right team can be challenging in today's market.  We offer several real estate solutions to best suit your needs.  See below or contact us today to find out how we can help." - Jared


We offer complete construction / remodeling services and focus on major renovations or additions, but have also helped several other clients with smaller / quicker renovations as manpower becomes available.


Design-Build is our passion and quite frankly, it's what we're great at.  We have the ability to meet all your design and construction needs under one contract.  This includes from the very initial idea or concept of a project, all the way to it's final completion.  We can provide services that include pre-planning, design, budgeting, architectural / engineering needs, and construction. Combining these processes allows the client to achieve the most out of their hard earned dollar.

Real Estate Agent

As a licensed Real Estate agent in the State of Texas with StepStone Realty LLC (License #0572467), Jared is able to represent you as a buyer or seller and provide valuable detailed knowledge of the design and construction process before, during, and after the real estate transaction.

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Meet Us



Jared graduated from Texas A&M University with a B.S. degree in Construction Science in 2002.  Since graduation, he has been living in Austin, where he worked with two commercial general contracting firms (American Constructors and JE Dunn Construction) totaling 14 yrs.  During this commercial tenure, he was involved in an array of projects including new high rise construction, K-12 and higher educational facilities, retail center build-outs, office renovations, sports facilities, and more.  Progressing in his career, he fostered his passion for construction and the design-build process.  In 2013 he took this passion and founded Trailway Builders, LLC where he began his current journey in the residential real estate and investing markets.  In 2018, Jared obtained his real estate agent license from the Texas Real Estate Commission and joined the brokerage of StepStone Realty, LLC.  Jared has taken Trailway Builders from flipping a single house in his spare time to a multi-project firm that manages the entire design-build process.



Kelsey graduated from The University of Texas at Austin with a B.A. degree in Psychology and then obtained her law degree at The University of Texas School of Law in 2004. She has since become a national expert on strangulation and spends most of her time training and consulting within the criminal justice system. Nonetheless, she has an eye for finishes and a natural talent for design.  In 2017 she started Paper Cup Creations as she began to expand her love to create new and unique places where people can call it their home.

Featured Projects

(Click on a project below to see its 'before' and 'after' photos.)

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"Wow! ... We instantly fell in love with your home after a long, arduous 6 month search! It was almost instantaneous after walking in the front door that we both looked at each other and said - “This is the one!” The recent renovation of the home is truly the most beautiful and well done we have seen! Every design decision you made was perfect, and we are absolutely in love!" - Buyer

"Your home spoke to us for many reasons... the kitchen is spacious, bright, and full of charm. It is the perfect setting to continue to explore our love of cooking." — Buyer

"Although he doesn’t normally do side jobs, Jared was in between projects and he helped (us) with a simple bathroom renovation project... What started out as asking for advice turned into us hiring him as a contractor. He was so knowledgeable and professional, and his crews were great. Detailed bid, constant and thorough communication, quick and helpful responses to all questions and concerns, and attention to detail. We couldn’t be more pleased. He really went the extra mile to make sure we were happy. If only the rest of my house looked as good as this little bathroom does! I consider him a friend now. Thank you!" — Becky Pestana Casares

"I have seen his work. Top quality in construction and design. The owner prides himself on building with integrity."
— Robert H. LeGrand Jr.

"Jared and his Trailway Builders team have been nothing short of fantastic.  They replaced our old 80's wood siding with beautiful new HardiePlank lap siding.  As usual there were unexpected issues (dang Raccoons!) but the bumps in the road were always well communicated and problems all solved.  We've hired them again to build a new raised patio canopy in our yard and so far everything has been very smooth there as well.  We highly recommend Trailway Builders!" - Andrew Norris

"We first fell in love with Trailway Builders' work at a house that we had seen during our house hunt.  So when we found our home and discovered they were taking new clients, we were excited to see how Jared would transform our house.  Spoiler alert, it was beyond anything we could have imagined.  Jared has a great eye and feel for a home's unique space, making our cramped and dark 1950s home feel bright and airy! His attention to detail and function is impeccable.  Jared worked closely with us to get everything "right" and it was a joy working with him!  Trailway Builders was always transparent with us.  We were always on the same page and Jared was always available day or night if we had questions.  Our house is stunning but it doesn't compare to the professionalism, quality, and exceptional level of service Trailway Builders provided.  We are so grateful and cannot speak higher of Trailway Builders.  They helped us create a beautiful home that we will build so may memories in the years to come." — Scott & Jessica Magee

"Jared works hard to produce a top quality product. Beautiful from the top boards to the landscaped gardens."
— Jean Ann LeGrand

"Jared & Kelsey helped us remodel our large, outdated master bathroom, and we couldn’t be more happy with the result. Our bathroom’s design went from ugly and dark to modern and spa-like. Her design will definitely add to the resale value of our house. The crew at Trailway was also wonderful. They finished on time, and it looks amazing. Thank you, Jared and Kelsey!"
— Claire D. East

"Your home is the first that I’ve seen that I can truly see myself enjoying living in... Done with incredibly high quality and aligns exactly with my taste." — Buyer

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Jared Hohensee - Executive Partner
Phone: (512) 848-5706
Email: jared@trailwaybuilders.com

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