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Carlton Edwards, CGB of Carlton Edwards Builder & Designer, LLC, began a career in financial services in 1976, eventually serving as a senior vice-president for one of the largest banks in America. All the while he was dreaming of designing and building custom homes. He built his first home in 1983, continuing building as a side profession during his 30-year career in financial services. Carlton retired from banking in 2006 and relocated to the Tyler area to pursue his life-long desire to build homes as a full time profession. What distinguishes Carlton is his attention to detail and impeccable business ethics. His "down to earth" approach helps to reduce the stress associated with designing and building a new home. Carlton and his wife of 43 years, Deborah who is actively involved in their business, have three grown daughters.


Carlton Edwards Builder & Designer, LLC was established in 2006 with a principle: To design and build unique, inspiring homes combining one-of-a-kind architectural design with energy efficient innovation for discerning clients who value exceptional quality and understated elegance.


CEBD combines design concepts from geographical areas they have previously built in, including Phoenix AZ, the Texas Hill Country and North East Texas. CEBD interior designs always maximize space, considering placement of furniture and practical aspects of daily living along with unique custom trim accents. Exterior designs combine brick, stone, siding, stucco and cedar along with multiple steep roof lines to create “eye-catching” curb appeal. CEBD will also build custom homes from a client's plans they have had drawn by another designer/architect. We welcome the opportunity to build your dream home on your existing lot/property or we can assist you in your search for the right property that will compliment your home and lifestyle.


With quality workmanship and attention to detail being a priority of CEBD, owners Carlton and Deborah Edwards along with their partner, Tim Twigg are committed to personally managing each of CEBD’s construction projects. They spend time on each construction site daily, inspecting completed work for accuracy. They build each home as though it will be their personal residence instead of “just another project”.

History of involvement in the Building Industry

 * TAB = Texas Association of Builders             TABA = Tyler Area Builders Association

  • TAB Life Director since 2018

  • TABA Life Director since 2014

  • TABA "Builder of the Year" for 2013

  • NAHB Certified Graduate Builder

  • TAB Finance Committee 2023

  • TAB Chairman - Audit Committee 2023

  • TAB Audit Committee 2022

  • TAB Chairman - By-Laws & Policy Review Committee 2022

  • TAB Area VII Vice President 2018 - 2019

  • TAB Government Relations Committee 2018 - 2019

  • TAB Chairman - Membership Committee - 2017

  • TAB HomePac Trustee 2016 - 2017

  • TAB Association Planning Committee 2014 - 2015

  • TAB Budget & Finance Committee 2011- 2013

  • TAB Board of Directors 2011- 2023

  • TABA President 2013

  • TABA Vice President 2012

  • TABA Parade of Homes Chairman 2012

  • TABA Secretary/Treasurer 2011

  • TABA Budget & Finance Committee since 2010

  • TABA Board of Directors since 2010

  • National Association Of Home Builders since 2007

  • Texas Association Of Builders since 2007

  • Tyler Area Builders Association since 2007

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