"I was treated like
family every
step of the way..."

Why Palais Builders?

As a home builder, our purpose is to go beyond what’s expected with special attention to detail in every phase of construction. Palais Builders’ attention to architectural design, quality construction, and the custom-design process gives you a home with distinctive materials and amenities that only our close collaboration between owner and builder can produce.

Back in the days of big hair and bell-bottom pants, Gary Nordling was fresh out of college when he secured a job with a small family builder, Ben Brooks—Brooks Builders, Inc. Armed with a bachelor of science degree in engineering that was enriched by additional framing, plumbing, electrical, concrete, and drafting classes, Gary built his first home. During his first year of business in the little town of Watauga, Texas, he built and closed 96 homes in his first subdivision. That number grew to more than 300 homes a year over more than thirty years of custom home building in the Dallas/Fort Worth area. That is a lot of new homes!

In the early days, homes were about 1300 square feet and more simple in design, not the more-than-5000-square-foot estate homes of today. But even those smaller homes were always customized. Gary Nordling has truly been a custom builder from inception.

As the company grew, communities spread into the Fort Worth, Bedford, Arlington, and Keller markets. Over the years, Gary has managed new home communities in a substantial portion of North Texas, including Dallas, Plano, Rowlett, McKinney, Frisco, Farmers Branch, Highland Park, Las Colinas, Lewisville, Roanoke, Westlake, and Southlake.

In Gary’s continual efforts to improve the industry, while attending many Builders Association educational seminars and retreats, Gary went to back to school for an MBA.

Gary Nordling is registered with the State of Texas as a Licensed Real Estate Agent and a Licensed Insurance Adjuster with a Certification of Residential Roofs by Haag Engineering.