Mertz Watson Custom Homes

Custom Home Builders


Robert W. Mertz

Robert W. Mertz Robert W. Mertz is a descendant of George Mertz who founded The Mertz Company Builders in 1872. The Mertz Company was renowned throughout the 19th and 20th centuries for building landmark estates, elegant hotels, public libraries, post offices, government buildings, banks, train stations plus countless commercial properties in Greenwich, Connecticut, throughout Westchester County, Long Island, New York, New Jersey, and up and down the east coast. The Mertz Company was also the leading manufacturer of ornate woodwork, holding numerous patents in this field. Mr. Mertz continued in the Mertz tradition of building excellence in Flintridge, California where he built some of the finest estate properties in that community.

Bob is the essential entrepreneur and has been running successful businesses since 1971. With 45 years of entrepreneurial experience under his belt in a diversity of companies and endeavors he is able to look at any situation from many angles and facets and analyze the best strategy for success. His strongest traits are his creativity, ability to visualize, business acumen, attention to detail, analytical skills, perseverance, communications skills and customer relations. His ability to work with architects and make a good plan better is unparalleled and architects have sold many plans based upon Bob’s contributions and revisions. In designing a custom or spec home he leaves no stone unturned in his constant pursuit of excellence and client satisfaction.

Rod Watson

Rod Watson Rod Watson is a known quantity and well-respected home builder in Texas. With 13 years and well over one hundred million dollars of high end custom home sales, he brings to Mertz Watson Custom Homes a customer centric approach to each and every project he works on. Rod’s warm personality, talent for understanding each and every buyer plus a sincere and genuine concern for all has resulted in volumes of glowing testimonials. These testimonials always highlight Rod’s unique ability to intently listen so that he can carefully and seamlessly interpret the wants and needs of his sophisticated and demanding clientele. This commitment to excellence and desire to give his clients the ultimate customer experience is omnipresent and has resulted in Rod’s being awarded the Austin Business Journal’s Excellence in Customer Service Award.

Rod is culturally rich, well-travelled (70+ countries) and is truly a “Renaissance Man” in every sense. Years of travel and reading has led to a deep affinity for Old World art and architecture. This love has evolved into a passion for all genres of architecture and interior design. Previous to co-founding Mertz Watson Custom Homes, Rod was a Partner and multiple award winner with one of the largest and most successful custom home building companies in Texas. Originally hailing from South Africa, Rod has studied both in his native country and his ancestral home of Edinburgh, Scotland. Rod holds university degrees in Economics and Business and has completed post graduate studies in International Trade and Organizational Behavior. When Rod is not building his clients’ dream homes he enjoys playing golf, reading, live music and world travel.

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