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Homes By Design

is a division of Loudermilk Enterprises, family owned and operated by Jim and Jon Loudermilk. Constructing quality built homes with beauty and elegance have been what this company has done for years in the Abilene area.

Jim Loudermilk has been building houses for more than 40 years and has seen it all in this business. His expertise and creativity in development, finances, and construction leave him in a category of his own.

For a custom home, Jim will assist your every need regarding your financial investment, plan design, and construction cost. His experience in these fields will keep you comfortable and positive throughout the entire process. His son, Jon Loudermilk, will be hands on during the construction phases. Jon enjoys working with clients to design and create the home of their dreams. He will be onsite everyday to ensure the craftsmanship and quality that every home needs and deserves. Jon is known for going the extra mile to create a positive onsite environment while keeping the job moving quickly. It is our goal as a company to treat each client with care while providing an atmosphere of trust and accountability.

We are a faith and character driven company that takes great pride in serving others.

We typically keep several homes available for purchase but if you are looking to build a custom home, make us your first call.

We have lots available in several subdivisions or we can build on your land. Rest easy knowing your home will be constructed to last and energy efficient.

Enjoy looking over the website and contact us soon.
God Bless- The HBD Team

The HBD Family
  • Jon Loudermilk

    Jon Loudermilk is the CEO and owner of Loudermilk Enterprises LLC and Homes By Design. Jon serves on the board of regents for Wylie Methodist Church and also serves on the board for the Big Country HomeBuilders Association. Jon grew up in the construction industry watching and working with his father Jim at an early age. He began framing houses at the age of 15 as well as roofing, sheetrock, painting, and site preparation. Jon is a two time Texas State Champion in football growing up in Stephenville. After high school, he chose to attend Hardin-Simmons University where he was a three year starter and a two time All-Conference defensive back. During his tenure at HSU, the Cowboys won 5 conference championships. After graduating from HSU, Jon spent the next 15 years coaching football in the State of Texas. Several of his stops included University of Houston, Texas A&M-Commerce, and Hardin-Simmons. Jon chose to exit the coaching profession to be closer to his family. He now enjoys meeting new families and working hard to make dreams a reality. As CEO, Jon runs the day to day operations of Loudermilk Enterprises and controls the construction sites. Jon enjoys working with individuals, keeping the jobs moving and designing new concepts in homes. He has a fresh prospective that families enjoy and it shows in every home.

    Jon is married to Miller Loudermilk, who is a realtor with Caldwell Banker Panian & Mash. Together the couple have Annalise, Catelee, and Rylan. Their family attends Wylie Methodist Church and enjoy being involved with the great families there. Miller is a member of the Junior League of Abilene and spends a lot of time volunteering in the community.
  • Jim Loudermilk

    Jim Loudermilk was born in San Angelo and raised in Ft. Worth. Being a West Texas guy, Jim could never get too far from the Big Country. Jim attended Abilene Christian University where he met his wife Diana. After graduating, Jim worked in sales and real estate here in Abilene before moving to Tennessee to build homes with his brother-in-law. Wanting to get back to Abilene, the now family of three moved back and Jim went to work for KRBC. With a growing family, Jim knew he need to invest in real estate and keep building to provide for his two young boys. Since that time, Jim has been building now for over 40 years and passing his knowledge on to his sons. In the building business, Jim has seen it all and knows exactly what to look for in all aspects of construction. Over the years, Jim has built several businesses to prominence including “The Cross Timbers Trading Post” which was a news publication that served a tri-county area surrounding Stephenville, TX. Jim is the most knowlegable builder in Abilene and has proven himself in every type of economy.

    Jim is married to Diana Loudermilk and the couple have four sons. The couple attend Radiant Life Church that meets in the Abilene Civic Center. They have enjoyed getting to know the wonderful people of the church and helping it grow. The two enjoy playing with their grandchildren, playing golf, and working with young people.
  • Ratliff's

    Stehl & Sydney Ratliff are employees of Homes by Design. Stehl Ratliff is the Project Supervisor for the company. He just recently graduated from Hardin-Simmons University and now has the ability to devote more time and hardwork towards building homes and creating relationships with customers along the way. Stehl grew up in Brownwood Texas where he played football for the Lions and had many great accomplishments. He furthered his football career at McMurry University and later transferred to Hardin-Simmons where he finished out college. Stehl grew up working alongside his father at their family Steel manufacturing company where he learned the ins-and-outs about metals and how to treat customers like his own family. Stehl began working with the Loudermilk’s 3 years ago and has grown in his skills as a builder and what all goes into creating a beautiful home.

    Sydney Ratliff is the Design Coordinator for Homes by Design. She has not been with us long, but has done a wonderful job with organizing and giving great insight to new home ideas and designs. Sydney works hard to keep all of Homes by Design’s social media and ways of reaching new customers current and easily accessible. Sydney Ratliff also attended Hardin-Simmons University, she played volleyball and shared a conference title with her teammates, and later graduated from the University.

    Stehl & Sydney are newlyweds and both truly love their jobs here at Homes by Design. They are treated as family and look forward to many more years with the company.