NorthEdge is brought to you by an award-winning development team known for delivering a higher standard in residential communities. This is a detail-oriented team that considers every homebuyer’s need, from the neighborhood surroundings to the design-savvy layout. The NorthEdge development team has received recognition for their vision and execution in creating exceptional projects in and around Austin, including:
- Edgewick - a large, low-maintenance urban community designed to provide the most affordable housing in the hot SOCO district area…MORE INFO>>
- Gabardine - the newest addition to the Shady Hollow area offering upscale garden homes in a pedestrian friendly design…MORE INFO>>
- The Austonian - An iconic, luxury, residential tower in the heart of downtown Austin…MORE INFO >>
- Plumcreek - a 2,200-acre, mixed-use, master-planned community 20 minutes south of downtown Austin…MORE INFO>>
- Plumcreek Golf Course - an 18-hole championship golf course just south of Austin located on more than 200 acres of beautiful Texas Hill Country terrain…MORE INFO>>
- MacMora Cottages - a quaint condo community in Austin’s dynamic north side corridor just 2 minutes from the Domain, Austin’s most upscale shopping area
- Chestnut Commons - a transit-oriented development near the MLK MetroRail stop
About the Developer
Austin-based Benchmark Development specializes in residential, commercial and mixed-use real estate projects. Benchmark is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Grupo Villar Mir (GVM), a multi-billion dollar family-owned company headquartered in Madrid, Spain.
Delivering projects that support the growing Central Texas area, Benchmark considers the significance of communities in years to come. For two decades Benchmark has earned a reputation for imparting style and quality into each neighborhood that it creates. Many of Benchmark’s projects follow the principles of New Urbanism, a design and development philosophy incorporating the community-oriented principles of traditional town and city planning.
For a complete list of Benchmark Development projects, please visit www.benchmarktx.net.
About the Builder
In the last three decades, Austin home builder Wes Peoples built more than 5,000 homes in Texas and the Midwest. A leader in the residential construction industry and recipient of many awards of excellence for his projects, Wes started his career in Houston before settling in Austin 20 years ago. Wes has been named to the Homebuilders Association Hall of Fame and served twice as president of the homebuilders Association of Greater Austin. Wes is founder and president of Wes Peoples Homes, LLC., and WJP Construction Services, LLC.
Among his many leadership assignments in the home building industry, Wes was a founding partner in Wilshire Homes, and served as a senior officer for Hammonds Homes and the Meritage Corporation, leading both companies to some of their greatest successes.
The passion Wes has for community building and his genuine respect for others translates into a practical ability to connect with and bring people together. His ability to generate trust and build consensus between individuals, governmental, business and community groups with divergent interests has earned Wes a bookcase full of honors. Most recently he was awarded the distinguished Ethics in Business Award given by the Samaritan Center and Concordia University Texas and was appointed to the Board of Regents for Texas Lutheran University, his alma mater.
Along the way, Wes developed a rock solid belief that a home is important to the fabric of daily life and that home ownership contributes to a sense of self worth and dignity. He came to understand deeply what it takes to design and build homes and communities in a way that strengthens families and positively shapes neighborhoods which enrich a city’s growth in a meaningful way. He is dedicated to building homes and communities that make positive contributions to homeowners and to the communities where those homes are built.
Wes Peoples builds with a commitment to the people and the cities in which he builds. From the bricks and boards of essential construction to managing the financial and operational decisions of an increasingly challenging industry, Wes champions the value of building more sustainable, intelligent, livable communities. His communities and homes incorporate–on a practical, cost effective level that solidly meets the market–many of the best advances in modern home building technology, sustainability, energy efficiency and enlightened community development.
Today, Wes is recognized as one of Austin’s visionary homebuilders and innovative residential developers–and one who is squarely committed to the kind of enlightened homebuilding which adds to the authentic vitality, economy and quality of life of homeowners and the city we share.
The high value Wes places on community involvement is reflected in the work he and his wife Karen do in behalf of many of Austin’s hard-working non-profits. Wes’ commitment to the Dell Children’s Hospital Circle of Friends, the Austin Children’s Shelter, the Samaritan Center, Mobile Loaves & Fishes and other hard-working non-profits has helped build greater support for each of these organizations within the city of Austin and its business community. Wes is also an advocate for affordable housing in Austin and serves on the board of directors for HousingWorks.