Preferred Builder Program

Preferred Builders Program

Welcome to GECU’s Preferred Builders Program!

 Why purchase your home through GECU’s Preferred Builders Program?  First, you have ready access to some of the most reputable, premiere builders in the El Paso Borderplex.  Then when you select your home from a preferred builder in the program, you take advantage of valuable incentives offered by them when financing your home with GECU.  Finally, GECU’s mortgage professionals will help you find the right loan to move you into that home of your own. 

When it comes to selecting and financing your home, GECU’s Preferred Builders Program is the right move for you.  At GECU, what matters to you, matters to us.


      Mission Statement

      Integrity and Quality in every home since 1986.

      About Us

      Padilla Homes is a family-owned company founded in 1986 by Rafael Padilla. With over 30 years of experience, we have grown into one of the premier home builders in El Paso, Texas who specializes in new homes and fully custom homes. We firmly believe in our mission statement which is reflected in our continuous A+ rating since 1999 by the El Paso Better Business Bureau (BBB). Our team is dedicated to continuously improve our construction methods to assure our customers that we are building the highest quality homes that are sustainable and energy efficient. At Padilla Homes, 100% of our homes are ENERGY STAR certified. Additionally, we are proud that we are one of the few El Paso home builders that is capable of building homes that are 5-Star ENERGY STAR certified.

      Find out more about Padilla Homes:
      7332 Remcon Circle, Suite B, El Paso, TX 79912.

      Why Padilla Homes?


      • El Paso home builder since 1986
      • Over 30 years of residential home builder experience
      • Over 50 years of combined experience in construction and engineering


      • Full custom home development
      • Over 70 floor plans
      • Swimming Pool Construction
      • In-House Design Center

      Customer Service

      • Member of the El Paso BBB
      • A+ Rating since 1999 from the BBB
      • 2-10 Homeowners Warranty

      Energy Efficient Homes

      • ENERGY STAR Partner since 2004
      • Every home is ENERGY STAR certified
      • HERS index rating below 60

      Why a Padilla Homes ENERGY STAR Certified Home?

      Enduring Quality

      • Value-adding energy efficiency features and a combination of materials and equipment deliver better performance and an overall superior level of quality.

      Proven Value

      • Better energy efficiency and performance means lower utility and maintenance costs. Homes earning the ENERGY STAR label use 15-30 percent less energy than typical homes and even more when compared to most resale homes on the market today.

      Wall-to-Wall Comfort

      • You'll see, feel, and hear the difference of a heating and cooling system that has been engineered and installed to efficiently deliver comfort. Enjoy consistent temperatures across every room and a constant supply of fresh, filtered air reducing indoor pollutants, dust, pollen and other allergens.

      CareFree Homes

      Opening Doors to CareFree Living

      Brought to you by CareFree Homes

      As El Paso’s #1 home builder*, CareFree Homes knows that purchasing a new home is one of the most important decisions you will make. Over the years, thousands of homeowners have trusted CareFree Homes to honor our commitment of quality, value and integrity. We’re proud to say we’ve exceeded their expectations with the entire home-buying experience. Allow us to exceed yours. We would love to build your dream home. No matter what stage of life you are at, CareFree Homes has a community and a floor plan for you. You’ll have a stunning choice of beautifully designed, well-crafted homes that will bring you years of gratification and comfort. We look forward to welcoming you and your family to our family of highly satisfied homeowners.
      *As stated in the El Paso Times article in reference to the number of El Paso homes built in 2012.

      Find out more about CareFree Homes:

      11427 Rojas Drive, El Paso, TX 79936


      Joseph Homes

      Enhance Your View

      Brought to you by Joseph Homes

      Joseph Homes started out specializing in quality, custom homes in El Paso’s West side and Upper Valley. The homes have been featured in magazines, as well as El Paso’s Parade of Homes and Treasure Tour of Homes. The attention to detail, attractive elevations, and intelligent floor plans have developed a large following, with many homes sold to physicians, attorneys, executives and former professional athletes.

      In 2011, Joseph Homes developed a new “Sensible Series” of homes for El Paso’s East Side, providing the same quality and detail they’ve been known for, but on a smaller, more affordable scale.

      Joseph Homes is licensed in Texas and New Mexico, a member of the Better Business Bureau, El Paso’s Builder Association and affiliate member of the Greater El Paso Association of REALTORS.

      Find out more about Joseph Homes:



      Classic American Homes

      Building the American Dream

      Brought to you by Classic American Homes

      Classic American Homes is among El Paso’s leading home builders. Since 1988 "Classic" has built over 8,000 new homes in El Paso. Our floor plans are available in a wide range of sizes, features and price ranges to meet the needs of most any buyer. When Classic’s founders started building homes over 25 years ago, they didn’t want to be one of the biggest, just one of the best. Our superb quality inspections and customer care have gone a long way toward creating the "Classic" quality that is well known throughout El Paso. Just ask a local realtor and they’ll tell you. Come visit one of our great El Paso communities where we are "Building the American Dream." What you discover will please you.


      • Eastside
      • Northeast
      • Valley Creek
      • Desert Springs
      • Anthony
      • Horizon

      Find out more about Classic American Homes:

      11240 Vista Del Sol, Suite B