About Lancaster Homes

Your Home Builders in Candlelight Place at Oak Forest

The Lancaster Homes legacy is one of building history. Lancaster Homes, exclusive home builders in Oak Forest Houston subdivision Candlelight Place, is a family owned and operated business created by Eddie Franz in 1974. We are three generations of home-builders based right here in the Houston area. We have an unparalleled expertise in the homebuilding industry and a pride in our craftsmanship.

You are guaranteed to be satisfied with your Lancaster Home!

“I love building houses down to my very soul because it reminds me of what is most important: family. As a builder, I never lose sight of the fact that we are building and designing a family’s home where they spend the best parts of their days with their loved ones.”

Chris Franz – President

Chris Franz grew up in the home building industry all his life, having been mentored first by his father Eddie during the summer months of his middle and high school years. So, when Chris first joined Lancaster Homes as its first employee, he already had a strong foundation, having also served as a warranty assistant for Dover Homes as an intern. Over the next 20 years, Chris developed formidable expertise in construction, building an estimated 400 homes and remodeling dozens more, working throughout the Greater Houston area and beyond. Though he holds a Bachelor of Arts degree, Chris feels his most valuable education is the one he receives each day on the job.

“The greatest satisfaction I have is to drive by homes I have built. They are still there, along with amazing memories.”

Eddie Franz – CEO

A 50-year veteran of the building industry, Eddie Franz’s reach has spanned across the Houston, Austin, and San Antonio metropolitan areas. Eddie started his career as a construction superintendent and construction manager before building custom and production homes in the mid-1970s. He soon branched out into the construction of commercial real estate, multi-family residences, remodeling, and land development. Through the course of his extensive career, Eddie has built more than 2,000 single family homes and has built in and/or developed an estimated 60 subdivisions. A member of the Greater Houston Builders Association, the Houston Realtors Association, and the National Association of Home Builders, Eddie holds a bachelor’s degree in business along with a real estate broker’s license.