Don Craighead grew up in a San Antonio. His grandfather and father were both accomplished home builders. From an early age Don was accompanying his father to job sites, to observe and assist with the construction of homes for San Antonio’s growing families. As San Antonio continued to grow, so did the Craighead family tradition of home building. Don Craighead began building homes with his father in Castle Hills and San Antonio. While attending Texas A&M in College Station, Don’s wife Nell began working for his father as an interior designer, a role she fills to this day with Craighead Custom Homes.
After graduation from Texas A&M, Don moved away from the family business to join Proctor and Gamble’s Texas sales force, a position he enjoyed for eleven years.
Don’s family began to grow, and the call back to the family business was met in 1984 with the creation of his own home building company, Don Craighead homes. While Nell and Don raised three daughters in San Antonio, they also raised a lot of roofs. From starter homes in the then far North side neighborhood of San Pedro Hills to the newly developed communities of Camino Real, Deerfield, Inwood, Sendero Ranch, Champions Ridge, the Vinyard, Rogers Ranch, Fossil Creek and Sonterra – over fifty neighborhoods in all. These communities offered opportunities to build homes of many types with a diverse price range, including the estate homes that have become a trade mark of Don Craighead homes today.
The San Antonio medical center, USAA, and the IH 10 corridor’s continued growth led Don to the Shavano Park area and the Dominion. Don was a building member in the communities of Shavano Creek, Shavano Park Estates, Bentley Manor and Elm Creek. Don’s contribution to the development of the Dominion’s outstanding neighborhoods of the Villas, Estates, Adagio and the Renaissance became a significant part of Don Craighead homes building activities. As a founding member of the preferred builder group in Anaqua Springs Ranch, Don Craighead Homes participated in the first parade of homes in Anaqua Springs Ranch, pioneering the establishment of an other premier San Antonio neighborhood.
Don’s reputation as an outstanding craftsman continues to grow with Craighead Custom Homes. Don Craighead and his family have been constructing homes for owners in prestigious neighborhoods through out San Antonio and the greater San Antonio area for 30 years, and continues today as the first choice of home owners demanding only the best in custom home construction and design.