Named “D Home Best” 6 years in a Row

D Home presents Best Builders in Dallas by recognizing outstanding home builders in the North Texas area.  Shaddock Caldwell is honored to be named one of D Home’s Best Builders in Dallas for the sixth year in a row:

Todd Shaddock and Ben Caldwell are known throughout the homebuilding industry for their organized, honest, and comprehensive approach that helps clients define priorities resulting in their utmost satisfaction in each home. “We understand that listening to what our clients want—and, most importantly, who they are—affords us the ability to take their dreams from concept to reality,” says Caldwell. Shaddock Caldwell’s homes can be found throughout various North Dallas neighborhoods, and all of their designs feature timeless, yet fresh and sophisticated architecture and interiors. Shaddock and Caldwell are dedicated to the local community through numerous organizations, including International Justice Mission, Thrive Women’s Clinic, and Watermark Community Church. “Doing the right thing—every time—is our personal commitment,” says Shaddock.

If you would like to learn more about Shaddock Caldwell please contact Ben at 214.497.5858 or

Shaddock Caldwell is Expanding to Lakewood

Here we come Lakewood… Shaddock Caldwell is excited to announce we are expanding to the Lakewood area.  Lakewood offers a natural beauty, easy access to the amenities of the city center, and a fierce commitment to supporting the local elementary school, which is among the best in Dallas.

If you are interest in building a custom home in Lakewood, please contact Ben at 214.497.5858 or

Houzz Ideabooks: 10 Ways to Go for Color in the Master Bathroom

Have you started putting together your Houzz ideabooks for your dream master bathroom?  What do you think of adding color to your bathroom?  This is just one of many ideas you will find on Houzz.  Shaddock Caldwell uses Houzz to collect ideas in our ideabooks for future custom homes.  Also, we showcase our completed custom homes in the projects tab on the Shaddock Caldwell Houzz page.

Depending on your style a shot of strong color or pattern sets a bathroom apart from the rest of the pack. Click here to read Houzz full article on 10 Ways to Go for Color in the Bath.

If you would like to learn more about Shaddock Caldwell please contact Ben at 214.497.5858 or

The Boyuls Family featured article in Mohawk Life Magazine

Shaddock Caldwell is thrilled to see how much The Boyuls Family of Richardson is enjoying their custom home.  The Boyuls home provides space for their young family to grow and a place to offer in service to their church family and to their neighborhood. Thank you to Mohawk Life Magazine for featuring one of our home buyers.

If you would like to learn more about Shaddock Caldwell please contact Ben at 214.497.5858 or

The Boyuls Family featured article in Mohawk Life Magazine:
1111 Pawnee Drive, Richardson, TX 75080, 4,146 sqft Custom Home, 5 bedrooms, 5.5 bathrooms, 2 stories, 2 car garage, Richardson ISDYou have probably seen that gorgeous white farm-style house on Pawnee. It’s not the original house that was on that lot, but Ben Caldwell and the Shaddock Caldwell team recognized the space and designed and build the home that sits there now.  Thankfully, the house was already in the early stages of development when Malachi and Shelby Boyuls saw what was designed and fell in love with it.

The Boyuls met in high school in Fredericksburg, TX. They were high school sweethearts, and when you meet them you can tell they were probably as cute together then as they are now. After high school, Shelby wen to the University of Texas at Austin and Malachi went to Mary Hardin Baylor. The two did not date in college, but after Shelby graduated from UT they were married and will be celebrating fifteen years of marriage in July.

After they were married, they lived in New York for a while.  Malachi was in law school and Shelby went to grad school. But as they thought about where they wanted to be and raise a family, they knew they wanted to get back to Texas.  Dallas was attractive to them as a place to relocate and build their life. So, the Boyuls became Texans again.  They landed in the Bowie neighborhood upon their return to Texas and originally felt that was the area where they wanted to stay.

Malachi worked for a judge before starting his own investment firm, of which he’s been the founding partner for six years now.  Shelby worked in social work. But when the first of the three Boyuls children came along, Shelby was able to stay home with them to be a full-time mom.

The oldest Boyuls child is Lincoln. He is in the third grade at Trinity Christian Academy and loves to read. He also loves playing football, but plays baseball as well.  His favorite subject in school is Spanish.  In his spare time, he enjoys playing Xbox and being a big brother to his younger sisters.

Next in line if Cambelle. She’s in the second grade at TCA and enjoys playing soccer and basketball. She loves jumping on the trampoline and is getting into gymnastics. Her favorite thing to study is history, specifically U.S. Presidents.

The youngest Boyuls and the child with by far the curliest hair is young Reese. She is two years old, loves “The Boss Baby”, her big brother and sister, jumping on the trampoline, and putting on her socks.

Complete with their two-year-old German Shorthair Pointer named Poppy (because having a new puppy two years ago at tge same time as a newborn baby was a good idea), the Boyuls family stays busy. Weeknights and weekends include sports practices and games. The family is also very involved in their church, Watermark. Shelby and Malachi lead one of the foundation groups for newly marrieds. They love helping young married couples and young parents start their lives and families with a solid foundation and support.

Being homebodies at heart, they knew they wanted a house that they could enjoy for themselves and their young family, but also have a space to grow and a place to offer in service to their church family and to their neighborhood. So, while they enjoyed the Bowie neighborhood, once they saw the big white house going up on Pawnee they realized they could keep their kids in TCA, stay in the area, and also have the farmhouse of Shelby’s dreams.

They connected with Shaddock Caldwell and were able to have input on some of the final design choices to make the home exactly what they wanted it to be.  It was a great experience to work with Ben Caldwell and his team.  And, when they moved in to the house in October 2016, it truly was the home that they wanted it to be.  From having their Foundation group over to meet, or hosting a potluck breakfast with the neighbors, to hosting dinner gathering, they’ve already used their home as a blessing to others.

The Boyuls have jumped right in to the neighborhood and they love it. They go to CrossFit Richardson and love that group. They enjoy the overlap in the neighborhood between school, church, and gym and the community support that brings with it. They noticed right away how kids and families are often out playing in the front yard creating an inviting and friendly place to live.

They love to snow ski as a family, usually traveling to Angelfire each year. However, this year a lack of snow will keep them from their snow vacation. But, they are planning a trip to New Zealand in August.  So, that might just make up for not getting to ski this year.

In 2014, Malachi ran for Texas Railroad Commission. While he didn’t earn the spot that year, he believes in getting involved and making a difference in areas where you feel strongly that it’s important to have the right people in the right places serving in the right ways for the right things.  While a career in office might not be where he is called to serve right now, he and his family certainly are serving their church and community in amazing ways.

Shelby loves getting to know the older generation of Mohawk area residents. She appreciates the history the history they hold in the hearts, their memories, and in their homes as many of them are original residents to the neighborhood.  Connecting these treasured seniors with younger couples and kids in the neighborhood is newfound a passion of Shelby’s. She enjoys taking the kids to chat with neighbors or seeing if there is anything their family can help with—yardwork, minor repairs, or even really hard tasks like taste-testing baked goods.

The Boyuls have already made a big impact in the neighborhood. Their house is not only a stand-out in the neighborhood, the family is truly a standout through their kindness, compassion, joy, and service to their neighbors. Malachi, Shelby, Lincoln, Cambelle, and Reese—we are so glad that the farm house of your dreams brought you to the Mohawk Area. They you for sharing your lives with us this month!

Looking to build a home with the perfect kitchen for entertaining?

Shaddock Caldwell has built dream kitchens for their clients. As an example, how we collaborate with our clients, Shaddock Caldwell’s Ridgehaven custom home in Richardson offers a spacious open floor plan, natural light, cozy breakfast nook, detailed backsplash, counter space for cooking, separate bar area and floor to ceiling cabinets for all of your serving bowls, platters, and more.  Click here to see more photos.

If you would like to learn more about our process and how you can have your perfect kitchen (and custom home) please contact Ben at 214.497.5858 or

We build homes for real people!

We know we build great homes – but don’t take our word for it!  Meet the Stone family and hear about their experience with Shaddock Caldwell building their custom home.

The Stone’s Testimonial:
One of the things that we liked was that very early on Todd and Ben had us over and we sat down with the architectural plans of the house, and they had us go through and make our choices, so we didn’t have to decide something every week or every month – it was all done up front. We had the redline meetings where we had an opportunity to adjust a little bit if we needed to. That let us enjoy watching the house go up, because we didn’t have to make decisions every time we turned around.

If you would like to learn more about why our customer choose Shaddock Caldwell to build their custom home please contact Ben at 214.497.5858 or

The Not-So-Glamorous Entrance to Your New Custom Home

When you’re planning the entrance to your Shaddock Caldwell custom home, you may envision a beautiful front door that leads into a warm and welcoming foyer. Maybe you see a high ceiling and large, dramatic windows. After all, the entrance is the first impression that guests have of your home and you want it to be welcoming and inviting.

There’s another entrance to your home that is a lot less dramatic—but every bit as important. Think about it for a moment: How often do you really use the front door to your home? The vast majority of the time your family members (the people who actually live in the house) make their entrance in a completely different fashion.

Let’s face it: We’re a mobile society and we drive most of the places we need to go. That means when we come home, we drive home—and we enter our homes through the garage. Often the garage leads into one of the hardest working rooms in the house: the mudroom.

Why does the mudroom work so hard? It serves multiple purposes. Kids, pets, and adults alike track outside dirt into the house. Your mudroom is your first line of defense against mud, water and anything else that can be tracked into your house.

Also, it is most important to have storage space in your mudroom for your family’s items. Having storage space—or at least coat hooks, keeps coats from being dropped all over the house. Built-in cubbies can provide a place to leave backpacks, hats, and other things that otherwise would be laying around.

If you’d like to see how a mudroom fits into the overall design of the home, take a look at the floor plan for our 1893 Quail Lane property in Richardson.

Your mudroom may not be the most glamorous room in your home, but if you design it properly, it can have a dramatic impact on the rest of your home—helping to keep it clean and uncluttered.

Custom home to-be-built at 1893 Quail Lane in Richardson

Have you been waiting for the perfect opportunity to build your dream home? Well, wait no longer. 1893 Quail Lane is another stunning design by Shaddock Caldwell Builders & Developers. Situated on a large corner lot within the Prairie Creek Estates community in Richardson, this “to be built” home offers soaring windows, extensive hard wood floors, an open kitchen and living area, first floor 10 ft ceilings and walk-in attic storage characterize this Energy Star certified home.  This home feeds into some of the very best schools in Richardson ISD.

We welcome opportunities to meet with prospective clients to discuss ideas to make this home, your home!

Bedrooms:  4 + 1 Bedroom/Study Down
Bathrooms:  5
Stories:  2
Garage:  2
Square Feet:  3,714 sqft
Schools:  Richardson ISD – Northrich Elementary, Richardson North Junior High, Pearce High School
Completion Date:  Winter 2018

Click here for more details and floor plan.

1893 Quail Lane, Richardson TX, 75080, 3,714 sqft custom home, 4 bedrooms plus 1 bedroom/study, 5 bathrooms, 2 stories, 2 car garage, Richardson ISD, For Sale1893 Quail Lane, Richardson TX, 75080, 3,714 sqft custom home, 4 bedrooms plus 1 bedroom/study, 5 bathrooms, 2 stories, 2 car garage, Richardson ISD, For Sale1893 Quail Lane, Richardson TX, 75080, 3,714 sqft custom home, 4 bedrooms plus 1 bedroom/study, 5 bathrooms, 2 stories, 2 car garage, Richardson ISD, For Sale

324 Ridge Crest Dr., Richardson, TX 75080

Available lot in the Prairie Creek area of Richardson.  Contact Shaddock Caldwell at (214) 497-5858 to build your dream home.

1413 Bella Vista Drive, Dallas, TX 75218

Spacious lot near Dallas Arboretum and White Rock Lake. Contact Shaddock Caldwell at (214) 497-5858 to build your dream home.