A tipster has provided Swamplot with the actual address of the Houston office of Obra Homes, a homebuilder that’s been making itself rather scarce these days:
They are located at 9186 Katy Freeway on the 2nd floor of the Flagstone Lending Group building. As soon as you walk up the stairs, the door in front of you is their office.
Is this office location really that much of a secret? The street address, at least, is mentioned on at least one easily Googled website.
On the other hand, the huge Obra Homes showroom on 290 has closed forever, and the homebuilder appears to have vanished from the the office building on 290 that bears its name. An attorney representing the company told Fox 26 reporter Randy Wallace late last month that Obra has a phone number, but no location.
You can’t even get into the company’s website without a password. But . . . thanks to the Internet Wayback Machine, the “Our Commitment” statement proudly displayed on the Obra Homes site as recently as last year is still available:
From day one at Obra Homes, we have dedicated our way of life to building homes that will give people the better way of life they want; homes that are designed to fit individual lifestyles, in great neighborhoods, that are affordably priced and, above all, BIG!
Building lasting value in our homes is at the very heart of everything we do. We understand that buying a home is one of the biggest decisions of your life; a decision that will touch you and your family every single day. Our job is to make the process of selecting and building your home a simple, memorable, and trouble free one. This process starts with creating value and comfort for you in a home that you can enjoy for years to come. Our commitment is to provide you with a buying experience and home that you will cherish for a lifetime. This is the standard which all our homes are founded upon.
This is our way of life and our promise to you.
- Our Commitment [Obra Homes, via Internet Archive]
- Obra Homes [Kudzu]
- Obra Homes: Gone Missing [Swamplot]
Graphic from former website: Obra Homes, via Internet Archive