University Towne Building Corporation (UTBC) began its first residential construction project in 1991. We work with some of the most well recognized and accomplished Architects and design professionals in Houston. UTBC has also worked with many of Houston’s most recognized and prosperous families, while successfully completing over 100 custom home projects in the last 20 years. By concentrating on a narrow geographic area, and not taking on more projects annually than can be overseen by its principal, Dirk A. Hoyt, UTBC is able to spend more personal time on each project. We work in some of Houston’s most prestigious neighborhoods and have completed homes in River Oaks, Tanglewood, West University, Stablewood, Bellaire and close in Memorial. Additionally, we have worked in several premier high rise buildings such as The Huntingdon, The Houstonian and Inwood Manor. New construction, large scale remodeling, construction consulting or maintenance, UTBC is your first call, premium option for custom home building.



Over 25 years of experience in managing commercial, retail and residential construction projects. Prior to joining UTBC, spent twenty years in the retail automotive parts business in Houston. Duties there included new store real estate development and construction, purchasing, store operations and advertising. Over 15 years of commercial site procurement, development and construction experience, including new stores, warehouses, office buildings and over 150 various remodeling projects. Over 18 years of developing high- end custom homes, speculative residential projects and large scale residential remodels. Bachelor’s degree from Texas Christian University in 1978, Dirk joined UTBC as a principal in 1997 and became Owner and President in 1999.



Erich Kleine is a new home construction professional with over 14 years of experience in the residential construction industry. Prior to joining UTBC in 2014, Erich worked for both national and local homebuilders. During his years with these companies he was involved in all facets of the building cycle working in construction management, land acquisition, site development, purchasing and accounting. He currently serves UTBC as the Vice-President of Construction Operations and is involved in all phases of construction. Erich is a graduate of Southern Methodist University with a degree in finance and accounting.


“What makes University Towne and Dirk great is the commitment to the house even AFTER it’s finished.” — Scott Fortney

“I have worked with Dirk Hoyt for many years as a tradesperson and am amazed at his ability to build so many different style homes, with such intricate detail, so well. Professional and easy to work with, he has mastered the art of always executing a quality build.” —Houston Design Professional

“We commenced our building project with architects known for their contemporary designs. They helped us with the selection of University Towne Building Corporation. It’s Owner, Dirk Hoyt,  worked with the architects and us from the start. The design called for many special materials and fixtures. Dirk selected subcontractors based upon their ability to work with those unique, specialty selections. The construction work was well done and completed to our satisfaction.  When the house was completed, true to his word, Dirk did not walk away. When problems developed, all of which were small, in or out of warranty, he immediately involved himself in the solution. We are glad we used UTBC to build our new home.” — Smith Ray

“University Towne Building Corporation builds beautiful custom homes with the utmost attention to detail. The home they built my wife and me is extraordinary. The follow-up after moving was exceptional. Dirk Hoyt personally managed the construction of our home and upon completion, it was Dirk who applied the blue tape to the areas where he was not satisfied with the finish quality. He saw to it that his skilled subs were prompt in clearing each area to our satisfaction.  Now almost ten years later the expected issues come up with our home – normal wear and tear and things that break with time.  With each event we email Dirk for his advice on how to fix and who to call. Not only does he personally assist with our requests, he shows up to insure that things are done to our satisfaction. We’re not sure Dirk has accepted the fact that we bought this home and now own his baby.  If you want a beautiful well-built home and are aware that it takes time to do it right, call Dirk to get it done.” — J’Anne and Jeff Rawson