Our History. Over six decades.
In over six decades, Sebastian Construction Group has established its reputation as the leading name in construction for premier residential estates in Texas.
Beginnings. From WWII to the 70's.
Sebastian Construction Group was founded in 1948 by George Sebastian, a Dallas native, Southern Methodist University graduate, and self-trained architect. After returning home from the Pacific Campaign in World War II, he began building "post-war" houses to support the expanding Dallas population. The company, initially called George Sebastian, Builder was born.
In the mid-50s, the company slowly transitioned into the high-end Dallas market, focusing on the renovation of the grand homes in the Highland Park area.
By the 1970s, Dallas' residential market shifted, and the tear-down / re-build construction process gained new prevalence. This new method helped create what became the company's primary market: the design-build approach to new, high-end residential construction.
Changes Lead to Growth.
John Sebastian Takes the Reins.
After earning his degree in architecture from Texas Tech University in 1982, George's son, John Sebastian, began working with the firm full time. Over the next 10 years, George and John worked together to further develop their very specialized market niche. In 1991, the company's name was changed to Sebastian & Associates to reflect the increasing role John played in their growth and development.
After George Sebastian passed away in early 1992, John made two significant changes in the direction of the company: he eliminated in-house architectural services, allowing them to focus solely on construction; and he integrated commercial contracting systems directly into the company to improve quality control, scheduling, and costs.
A Select List of Architects and Designers
At Sebastian, we've been fortunate to collaborate with some of the most talented architects and designers in the industry.
The best in the business recommend Sebastian. Here's why:
- We work extremely hard to provide detailed and thoughtful solutions that allow us to meet target budgets without compromising quality or aesthetics.
- We are passionate about architecture.
- We make the architect's job worry-free during construction. "Doing the contractor's job" won't happen with us.
- Our dedicated Pre-Construction Team identifies potential problems and develops solutions early in the design process.
- We are experts in maximizing VALUE.
"Sebastian is one of the best - if not the best - general contractors with whom Robert A. M. Stern Architects (RAMSA) has had the privilege to work within our private residential practice."
Roger H. Seifter
Sixty Years and Growing.
Sebastian's Legacy Moves Into the Future.
Over the last sixty years, John Sebastian and his father before him, succeeded in creating a reputation and a way of business that attracts and develops the
best talent in the residential construction industry today.
Sebastian Construction Group's deep leadership roots and specialized expansion has continuously evolved, but their passion for quality and strong personal commitment to their clients has never changed.
John's strong personal drive and commitment to Sebastian Construction Group's success will allow it to continue to produce residences of the highest quality – homes worthy of the Sebastian name – for many years to come.
"Sebastian not only follows the details in detail, but often makes suggestions that improve the weatherability, solidity and economy of the details....The remarkable thing about John Sebastian's organization is that he has somehow figured out a way to orchestrate a large organization to function at the high level of a small shop."
Max Levy, FAIA
Max Levy Architect