LCI Brings Woodland Heights Home to Life / by Michael Graves

Lucas Craftsmanship (LCI) has been satisfying homeowners and businesses in Houston and the surrounding areas since 1994. The family-owned company has developed numerous lasting relationships with area suppliers as well as with repeat clients. In addition to its full time skilled craftsmen, LCI has been using the same fully qualified and insured subcontracting partners since its inception. Each member of LCI shares in the firm’s work ethic and integrity, guaranteeing you “exceptional quality” and outstanding results.

Billy Lucas started the company in 1994. Born and raised in the Northeast, he has been hands on in every facet of the building trade from a very early age. Mentored by his father, Billy learned the industry, but more importantly, he absorbed his father’s values, including his work ethic and commitment to reliability, “exceptional quality,” creativity and individualized service. 

Relocating to Texas in 1991, Billy was building his business in the Spring area when a local plumber hired him to build a porch for a home at Watson and Merrill. Billy immediately fell in love with the area. It featured the Craftsman-style homes that he had grown up around in northern New Jersey and knew he wanted to grow his business here. Upon completion of the porch project, Billy was awarded another project down the block. That referral led to another and another. 

“Our business has been built on personal referrals,” Billy says. “That is so gratifying, but it also spurs us to go the extra mile with each new client. We know this is your dream, your home, and we want to make it special.” 

Brother Dan Lucas joined LCI in 1998. Along with a degree in business, he brought expertise in in client management, and his ingenuity and insight added a new dimension to the team. Dan, a managing partner, governs the business side as well as overseeing daily operations. Mentored by his brother Billy, Dan also has become a craftsman too. 

“While I enjoy the business side, I get real satisfaction by being part of the construction process itself,” Dan says. “I love getting my hands dirty, so to speak, and directly helping our clients realize their visions for their homes.”

In 2005, third brother Steven Lucas joined the family business as project manager. With a degree in communications, Steven manages the fine details of select projects, assuring daily operations run smoothly. 

“Each project is different; each project is special; each project is someone’s dream,” Steven says. “That’s what makes my job so rewarding.” 

The Lucas brothers care about their clients’ satisfaction, and pride themselves on living up to their father’s example as honest, hands-on men of integrity who use their knowledge and experience in the building trade to deliver “exceptional quality.” 

“We were extremely happy with Lucas Craftsmanship and our major home renovation,” says satisfied couple Jennifer Schneider and Chris Pratt about their LCI experience. “For years before rebuilding our house, we watched rebuilds and new homes in the neighborhood, and LCI’s work always stood out. We felt that LCI – Billy, Danny, Steven and the entire staff – did an outstanding, and thorough job throughout the entire process of our rebuild. The communication was open and often, the quality of work was top notch, and when issues arose they were dealt with fairly and timely. We appreciate their attention to detail, delivery, and follow through on the entire project. We are very pleased with the final product, and very happy in the new house”

With this commitment to customer service and quality construction, LCI has restored life to several hundreds of homes in the Heights area in the past two decades.   

Giving back to the community is an integral part of the LCI mission. Among various other charitable events and contributions, LCI has sponsored the Woodlands Heights and Houston Heights home tours in recent years, showcasing their work in more than 15 homes.

At LCI, all carpentry is done in house due to a commitment to old-world craftsmanship and high-end custom woodwork. Custom renovations, outdoor kitchens, new construction and even light commercial work, LCI is dedicated to taking what you envision and actualizing it – turning your dream into reality.