About Us

Since 1978, the Conaway Homes management team has helped thousands of customers build their dream home. It is our mission to provide a life changing experience worth sharing.

What sets us apart is our award winning house plans, combined with a price match guarantee. Also, our company's proactive warranty gives our homeowners peace of mind. Plus, Conaway Homes' superior construction management system allows us to focus on what's important, our customers and their new home.

The Conaway Homes management team frequently receives national awards for the best customer satisfaction in the home building industry. We are a proven leader with a proactive hands-on team. Today, we remain a trustworthy and reliable company who has successfully recognized and adapted to the ever-changing market.

Steve Conaway, Founder

As the Founder of the Company, Steve is a lifelong builder and 3rd generation builder and developer. Steve has extensive experience in commercial and institutional construction as well as custom homes. Steve has served the industry as President of the Tyler Area Builders Association, President of the Texas Association of Builders and served on the National Associations of Builders’ Committee. Steve has also received Local and State awards such as Texas Builder Of the Year for 1994 and Tyler Area Builder of the Year for 1995 and been a speaker at national land development seminars. His dedication to the idea of home ownership for all who desire it sets the direction for the Company.

Mitchell McKissack, Production Manager

Mitchell began his career with Conaway Homes in 2014 while earning his Construction Management degree from UT Tyler. After he graduated, he was promoted from an Assistant Builder to a Builder position. He now heads the production department as the Production Manager. Mitch works closely with the Sales Team, suppliers, Builders and subcontractors. Mitch has gained experience in a variety of different fields giving him a hands-on approach to every job.

Brent Conaway, Partner

Graduate Master Builder Brent is a Partner and is also responsible for New Home Development and Systems Development. He has worked with Conaway Homes since 1993, and is responsible for the home plans we use today. Brent has won numerous awards for product design, logo design and artwork. Brent\‘s home plans provide maximum value and livability for our customers through efficient, yet dramatic design. He constantly strives to make our homes better for our Customers.

Brian Conaway, Partner

Brian, a Graduate Master Builder, is a Partner for Conaway Homes. He is active on the Local, State, and National levels of the Home Builders Association. The local association, (Tyler Area Builders Association), has approximately 700+ members and Conaway has served on various committees since joining the TABA. He served as President in 2005 and received the 2004 Builder of the Year award. He is recognized as a Life Spike through the National Association and has earned more than 250 spike credits for new members. On the State Association level, he serves on the Board of Directors, as well as the Government Relation Committee. He is a National Director on the National Association level. Brian also is a director for the Better Business Bureau. He organized and chaired the committee that set a new World Record for home construction by building a 2249 sq. ft. home from the ground up in 2 hours 52 minutes 29 seconds. This project, completed on October 1, 2005, is known as the \“2 Hour House\”. It took 2 years to coordinate and included the participation of over 2000 volunteers. Proceeds benefited 6 local charities.

Lisa Martin, Purchasing Agent

Lisa serves as Purchasing Agent but does so much more. Her duties include coordination of material delivery on all sites in support of the production department. She ensures that Customer selections are properly ordered, delivered on time, and are of high quality. Lisa has assisted in the growth of Conaway Homes since 1994.

Ann Buttram-Brown, Accounting

Ann joined our team in 2002. Ann graduated from Tyler Commercial College and has worked in accounting for construction suppliers as well as in the oil and gas field. Ann is on our Accounting Team and is the Human Resources Administrator. Ann’s skills have made her a welcome addition to our office team.

Rex Buttram, COO

Rex joined our team in 2005. He is a 2003 graduate of Baylor University. Rex began his career with the company as an assistant builder, promoting several times to become the Chief Operating Officer. Rex’s dedication to leadership and customer satisfaction makes him a valuable member to Conaway Homes Team.

Holly Conaway, Rental Home Specialist

Holly is our Rental Home Specialist for East Texas Rent Homes. She is on the Management Team for our rental property. Holly is married to Brian, and together, they have four daughters.

Rick Oliver, Sales Manager

Rick is a Sales Manager for Conaway Homes. He works closely with the Sales Counselors to help ensure that the sales process runs smoothly.

Debbie Klaassen, Sales Counselor

Debbie is a New Home Specialist in the Longview Area for Conaway Homes. Debbie educates customers, and helps them through the new home process. Debbie, along with her builder complete a building team. The building team works together to ensure the customer’s needs are being met.

Melissa (Lissa) Lindsey, Accounting

Lissa joined our team in November 2015. Lissa graduated from Tyler Junior College in May 1982 and graduated from Stephen F. Austin State University in May 1984 with a B.B.A. in Accounting. Lissa has worked in the accounting field for 31 years mostly in the preparation of tax returns (individual, partnership, corporate and trusts) but also has experience in general accounting. Lissa is on our Accounting Team and with her background she is an asset to our office team.

Benjamin (Ben) Miller, Builder

Ben joined our team in May 2016. Ben is a 2016 Honor Graduate of The University of Texas at Tyler with a degree in Construction Management. Ben has over three years of drafting experience which gives him an unique perspective on our diverse home plans. Ben also worked in the customer service industry for several years. This gives him the ability to work closely with our customers and better service their desires while delivering them a beautiful new home.

Ben is a Builder in the Tyler Area for Conaway Homes.

Sheila Burt, Design Coordinator

Shelia joined our team in June 2017. Her duties include pre-construction plan preparation, design and drawing of new plans and products and critique of our existing home designs.

Steve Porter, Builder

Steve is a Builder in the Longview Area for Conaway Homes. Steve works closely with the customers, the New Home Specialist, contractors, and suppliers to ensure that each home is built to exact design specifications. Steve along with his New Home Specialist complete a building team. The building team works together to ensure the customer’s needs are being met.

Sean Griffin, Sales Counselor

Sean is a New Home Specialist in the Tyler Area for Conaway Homes. Sean educates customers, and helps them through the new home process. Sean, along with his builder complete a building team. The building team works together to ensure the customer’s needs are being met.

Connor Williams, Builder

Connor is a Builder in the Dallas Area for Conaway Homes. Connor works closely with the customers, the New Home Specialist, contractors, and suppliers to ensure that each home is built to exact design specifications. Connor along with his New Home Specialist complete a building team. The building team works together to ensure the customer’s needs are being met.

Ryan Heaton, Assistant Builder

Ryan is an Assistant Builder in the Tyler Area for Conaway Homes. Ryan works closely with the customers, the New Home Specialist, contractors, and suppliers to ensure that each home is built to exact design specifications. Ryan along with his New Home Specialist complete a building team. The building team works together to ensure the customer’s needs are being met.

Annika Conaway, Contract Manager

As our Closing Coordinator , Annika works closely with lenders, title companies, realtors, and our new home specialists to ensure a smooth closing experience for each of our customers. Annika has worked as the corporate nutritionist for a local grocery company, as a registered nurse, and as a nursing clinical instructor at The University of Texas at Tyler. Annika graduated from UT Austin with a BS in Nutrition and earned her BS in Nursing and Masters in Nursing Education from UT Tyler. Annika is married to Brent, and together, they have two daughters

Mandy Brown, Rental Home Specialist

Mandy is our Rental Home Specialist for East Texas Rent Homes. Mandy has been in Property Management for over 20 years and serves as Secretary for the Tyler Apartment Association. She works the front desk of the main office and is on the Management Team for our rental property.

Philip Gates, Assistant Builder

Philip is an Assistant Builder in the Tyler & Longview Area for Conaway Homes. Philip works closely with the customers, the New Home Specialist, contractors, and suppliers to ensure that each home is built to exact design specifications. The building team works together to ensure the customer’s needs are being met.