Perhaps you've noticed the cranes. You’ve likely heard the noise. And maybe you’ve even noticed the number of trucks parked in front of that once-empty lot. It’s obvious: new home construction is back. Trying to figure out what to do with regard to your own living situation? No problem. Allow us to introduce you to 86 companies that might be able to help you make up your mind. And to get those creative juices flowing, we’ve asked them for a handful of things you need in your new abode—just to get you started.

This list is a result of a peer-based survey, mailed to more than 1,000 area builders in the winter of 2012, requesting them to select the top builders in Dallas. The resulting list reflects the companies and individuals who received the most votes from their peers. It does not necessarily reflect the opinions of the editors or the publishers of D Home.

Now, on to our list of the Best Home Builders in Dallas 2013.