Home Builder

Carlton Edwards, CGB of Carlton Edwards Builder & Designer, LLC, began a career in financial services in 1976, eventually serving as a senior vice-president for one of the largest banks in America. All the while he was dreaming of designing and building custom homes. He built his first home in 1983, continuing building as a side profession during his 30-year career in financial services. Carlton retired from banking in 2006 and relocated to the Tyler area to pursue his life-long desire to build homes as a full time profession. What distinguishes Carlton is his attention to detail and impeccable business ethics. His “down to earth” approach helps to reduce the stress associated with designing and building a new home. Carlton and his wife of 32 years, Deborah who is actively involved in their business, have three grown daughters.

Carlton Edwards Builder & Designer, LLC was established in 2006 with a principle: To design and build unique, inspiring homes combining one-of-a-kind architectural design with energy efficient innovation for discerning clients who value exceptional quality and understated elegance.

CEBD began out of a dissatisfaction with the monotonous designs that the new home industry was churning out. Frustrated with uninspired designs typically being produced by builders using stock plans, CEBD chose to combine design concepts from geographical areas they had previously built in, including Phoenix AZ, the Texas Hill Country and North East Texas. CEBD interior designs always maximize space, considering placement of furniture and practical aspects of daily living along with unique custom trim accents. Exterior designs combine brick, stone, stucco and cedar along with multiple steep roof lines to create “eye-catching” curb appeal.

CEBD will also build custom homes from a client’s plans they have had created/drawn by another designer/architect. We welcome the opportunity to build your dream home on your existing lot/property or we can assist you in your search for the right property that will compliment your home and lifestyle.

With quality workmanship and attention to detail being a priority of CEBD, owners Carlton and Deborah Edwards are committed to personally managing each of CEBD’s construction projects. They spend time on each construction site daily, inspecting completed work for accuracy. Carlton & Deborah build each home as though it will be their personal residence instead of “just another project”.

Professional Designation & Affiliations 

  • Certified Graduate Builder
  • Tyler Area Builders Association since 2007
  • Texas Association Of Builders since 2007
  • National Association Of Home Builders since 2007
  • TABA Board of Directors since 2010
  • NAHB & TAB Board of Directors since 2011
  • TABA Budget & Finance Committee since 2011
  • TAB Budget & Finance Committee since 2012
  • TABA Secretary/Treasurer 2011
  • TABA Vice President 2012
  • TABA President 2013