Our Vision and Philosophy

Our vision starts with you. The right home means a home that fits your lifestyle. It starts with you telling us your story. So whether you work from home, entertain your family or just enjoy weekend sunsets, we want to know. It all helps us design and build the right home for you.  Mill Creek Custom Homes is a builder that will design and build a plan that fits your lifestyle, incorporates every vision and meets every special need you may have. Whatever the reason, the focus is always the same; building a custom home that reflects an aesthetic that you are proud of and maximizes and protects the values that are important to you.  Mill Creek Custom Home is not just building a home; we are building part of your future.

Building a new custom home can be a daunting process, but one you should enjoy. To ensure this is an enjoyable process, it is very important that you are comfortable with us on both a professional as well as a personal level.  During our initial meetings we will be asking and answering questions about pricing, quality, amenities, and other items important to the construction of your new home.  These meetings are designed to determine if Mill Creek Custom Homes is the company you are comfortable working with and our professional staff is always there to assist you every step of the way.  At Mill Creek Custom Homes we are dedicated to customer satisfaction and service. We invite our customer’s feedback and welcome any suggestions.

Everyone involved in the home building process is a part of our vision. So whether you’re the framer swinging the hammer or the trim carpenter building the kitchen cabinets, at Mill Creek Custom Homes we believe everyone should be treated well.  Our vendors and trades play a significant role in delivering you the right home. Clear expectations and fair pricing is what ensures our quality. Our vendors know it and so should you.

Right is right and wrong is wrong. There will be no compromise in our quality. Every detail of your new home should be and will be scrutinized. No matter what may arise, you can take comfort in knowing that we only doing things one way, the way that is right for the customer and the project.  So put your confidence in Mill Creek Custom Homes and rest assured that we will deliver the Right Home for you.


Our Team


Lance Abel   President

Mr. Abel has over 20 years of professional sales and management experience. He was introduced to new homebuilding in 1996 with Dover Homes and Kaufman Broad / General Homes through merger and acquisition. Mr. Abel was recruited by Imperial Homes in 1999 where he held the position of Vice President of Sales and Marketing for 10 years. In 2009, Mr. Abel started Mill Creek Custom Homes in Bellville Texas with a passion to bring his extensive knowledge, experience and design flair to the central Texas area, where he and his family moved in 2007. He is certified by the GHBA in new home sales and construction and is also certified by the National Association of Homebuilders Institute of Residential Marketing.


Christie Abel   Principal

Mrs. Abel holds a BA degree from Sam Houston State University with a major in Business Management. She has over 15 years experience in the Real Estate and Mortgage Banking industry. Mrs. Abel currently holds the position of Branch Manager for Mill Creek Mortgage, our in-house mortgage company, and assists in the daily accounting and marketing operations at Mill Creek Custom Homes in Bellville Texas.


David Hadsell   Sales Professional

Mr. Hadsell attended the University of Texas at Austin where he majored in Corporate Communications. He joined Mill Creek Custom Homes in 2013 with over 10 years of sales and management experience. He has worked in various fields within the housing industry. He began his career as a mortgage banker in Austin and was promoted to Vice President of Operations for a statewide mortgage company. After moving his family to Brenham Texas his focus shifted to custom home sales and construction. He currently holds the position of custom home Sales Professional at our Sales and Design Center in Chappell Hill, Texas.

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Other Services


Mill Creek Custom Homes offers these additional services. Visit our Sales and Design Center in Chappell Hill, Texas for more information map & directions >


  • Outdoor Living


  • Pools

  • Get pre-approved

  • Ponds / Lakes

    Create a pond / lake

  • Pump Houses

  • Landscaping

    Professional landscaping

  • Land Development

  • Site Development

    Prep your site before building.

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Our affiliations include:

Bellville Texas Chamber of Commerce

Bellville Texas Chamber of Commerce

Washington County Texas Chamber of Commerce

Washington County Texas Chamber of Commerce

South Central Board of Realtors

South Central Board of Realtors

Texas Listing Service

Texas Listing Service


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Learn about The Right Process with Mill Creek Custom Homes.