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Welcome to Canterbury Design and Construction, LLC

Thank you for visiting our website. We take great pride in the workmanship and the lasting quality we build into the homes and construction projects we do. Please look around our website and view some of our projects.

Canterbury Design and Construction, LLC is a full-service design and build company. We have the in-house capabilities to take your ideas, desires, and/or sketches from concept to completed project. We take great pride in the fact that we work very closely with our clients on all phases of the construction process from inception through to a satisfactorily completed project.

Click on the tabs or menu items above for more information about our company, the homes and businesses we've built, and the services we provide.  If you have any questions or would like more information, please do not hesitate to Contact Us.

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Your Premier Full-Service Design and Construction Company in Rockport, Texas

Canterbury Design and Construction, LLC has Autodesk's full Auto-Cad software. We provide full construction drawings with the following details on all plans that we design:

    • Site plan
    • Floor plans with all dimensions for for each floor
    • All elevations
    • Foundations plans with engineer's seal for windstorm
    • Electrical plans
    • Plumbing layouts
    • All steel or wood drawings for construction
    • All cut sheets for red-iron steel fabrication

Note of interest: all measurements provided for steel beam shop drawing from beam length, all hole sizes, all bolt hole locations and sizes, all shear plates and bolting plates must be within 1/16" tolerance. This is how detailed our cut sheets for the steel beam shop work must be. When we order steel beams or any steel shop work, a representative from Canterbury Design and Construction, LLC will personally go to the steel fabrication shop to go over all details of the cut sheets.

Canterbury Design and Construction, LLC is the oldest building company in the Rockport-Fulton area of the Texas Gulf Coast. We have been designing and building homes and other structures in order to withstand the extreme forces of the many thunderstorms and hurricanes that have hit our area over the last 47 years.

Canterbury Design and Construction, LLC has never had any damage to or lost a building we have designed and constructed through all these storms and hurricanes in the last 47 years.


Canterbury Design and Construction, LLC has a long list of beautiful homes, office buildings, schools, a three story concrete motel, barns, ranch houses, metal buildings and we have even built tree houses for our clients grand kids. You can see some of the letters we have received from clients over the years by visiting our Testimonials page.

Mr. Sam Canterbury was on the advisory board of "House and Home" in 1977.

The home we built for Maxey and Frances Mayo in 2002 won first place in the 2000 square foot to 3500 square foot single family homes competition in the "Metal Homes Digest" in the July 8, 2013 contest. US Steel Homes Division also featured Canterbury Construction and Mr. Canterbury in many national publications in 1977 and 1978. Canterbury Construction was featured in many national magazines, and the United States Steel ads can be seen in the In Publications section of our website.

Thank you again for visiting our website!  Please come back and visit us as often as you would like. We are always doing new and exciting projects that you will be able to follow from time to time.

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Why Should You Design and Build a Concrete and Steel Home with Canterbury Design and Construction?

Concrete and Steel is the ultimate construction method for safety and quality to protect your family, your home, and your investment dollars.

We want our customers to feel confident when they lock their home and leave on an extended trip that their home and belongings will be safe and secure while they are away.  

Concrete and Steel Construction is:

    • Ultimate for family safety
    • Ultimate for fire protection
    • Ultimate for safety from hurricanes, tropical storms, and tornadoes
    • Ultimate for safety from lightning strikes and EMPs (electromagnetic pulses)
    • Ultimate for protection from termites and other pests
    • Ultimate for increased R-Values and insulation of your home
    • Ultimate for protection from home invasion and the protection of your valuables
    • Ultimate for the least maintenance over the years
    • Ultimate for lasting value for your investment dollars
    • Ultimate "Green Construction" method

While we recommend Concrete and Steel over any other construction method due to its proven superiority, we still build many structures using other methods at our clients' requests.  To learn more about each method, please go to Our Structures.

Please also take a moment to review our Galleries to see just how beautiful a concrete and steel home can be!  

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Choosing a Building Contractor in the Texas Coastal Bend Area

Choosing a building contractor in the Coastal Bend area of Texas should be a very carefully and well-thought-out process!
There are many "builders" that will take a set of plans, call the cheapest subcontractors and - BINGO! - your house is built...but at what real cost to you? 

When selecting your contractor, be sure to consider the following questions, and be mindful of the hidden or long-term costs that result from hiring a contractor whose primary focus is getting your house built cheaply.

    • Does the contractor or builder simply choose the lowest subcontractor bidders or does he select quality subcontractors who are known for their workmanship and known to stand behind it?
    • Does the contractor or builder understand the structural requirements for a truly sound structure that will last for years in the coastal environment? In nearly 50 years of building homes, Canterbury Design and Construction, LLC has NEVER suffered any damage to or lost a home that we designed and built to the many storms we get here on the Texas Coast - can other contractors say the same?
    • Does the contractor or builder understand the "R" values and the construction that helps the values of heating and cooling your home required in the Coastal Bend area of Texas?  This knowledge is essential for maximizing home efficiency while also reducing your heating and cooling costs, both immediately and for the long-term!
    • Does the contractor or builder just let the low bid subcontractors choose what materials go into your home?  A good building contractor will be very hands-on throughout the building process, and will be an essential part of making critical decisions like these.
    • Does the contractor or builder have the years of construction experience in the Coastal Bend area of Texas or has he/she just moved into the area?  You will want a contractor who is intimately familiar with the unique aspects of building homes made to withstand the natural forces (pests, hurricanes, tornadoes, etc.) present in and unique to the Texas Coastal Bend area!

Building a home is a very expensive investment and the home owner wants his investment to be safe from all the hazards of nature that are present in the Texas Coastal Bend area .  We use the word "investment" because if your home is built correctly it will be an investment that will continue to appreciate over time.  A perfect example of this investment is the first house Canterbury Construction built: it was constructed in Rockport, Texas in 1965 for ,600.00.  This same home recently sold in 2012 for well over 0,000. This is the type of lasting quality your investment should have as well.

Canterbury Design and Construction, LLC has a proven track record of quality construction that has stood the test of time.  Choose your building contractor wisely in order to ensure the lasting quality that your investment should have!!!

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102 Highway 35 N | Rockport | TX | 78382-4143 | (361) 729-2346

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