Beneath the Surface

by Scott Nishimura

Much of what goes into dream homes won’t ever be seen by the eventual owner.

Like the plumbing. The 2015 Dream Home, on a corner lot in Southlake’s Carillon planned community being developed by Hines, is the second full Dream Home project for plumber Kenneth Golden of Pro Serve Plumbing.

Golden, who’s been a plumber for more than 20 years and went into business for himself five years ago, is responsible for bringing in the plumbing from the curb and into the slab and walls, installing the drains and plumbing the sinks and toilets.

“It’s good for the charity” that benefits from Dream Home, A Wish with Wings, Golden says. “We usually pick a couple, three different things every year to get involved with.”

The Dream Home is also an opportunity for builders and contractors to showcase their best.

The 2015 Dream Home overlooks a lake. Jon Atwood of Atwood Custom Homes is the builder. The interior design is by Stacy Furniture and Design, a family-owned and operated company with showrooms in Grapevine, Allen and Plano.

Proceeds from tour ticket sales benefit A Wish with Wings, a nonprofit that fulfills wishes for children with life-threatening illnesses. It’s the third consecutive year the charity has benefited from the Dream Home project.

Also behind the walls is the home’s electric service, being installed by electrician Jeff Prewitt of Prewitt Electrical Services. J. Caldwell Custom Pools is installing the home’s pool.

Kelly Russell, owner of Texas Custom Window & Door, is a veteran of the Dream Home. For this one, he’s installing the French doors and most of the exterior aluminum-clad wood windows: four French doors and 39 windows in total, manufactured by Jeldwen.

It’s the first time Russell has worked with Atwood. Dream Home “is an opportunity to meet new builders,” Russell said.

He and Atwood met during a Jeldwen-sponsored trip to Grand Cayman earlier this spring.

Russell, who worked for another company for 10 years, opened his own business in 2001. He’s done several projects for HGC and worked lately in Dallas’ Park Cities and Preston Hollow.

“Anybody who survived the Great Depression four or five years ago has got to be doing something right,” he said.

2015 Fort Worth, Texas Dream Home 1100 Lake Carillon Lane, Southlake 76092
Benefiting: a Wish with Wings
Touring: Sept. 26 - Oct. 25 / Wed.-Sat.: 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. / Sun.: noon-5 p.m.
Admission: $10; Free with a $20 subscription ($10 goes to the charity)


Aaron Ornamental Iron Works
Alliance Drywall Inc.
Atwood Custom Homes
Century Granite & Marble
Durango Doors of Fort Worth
Ferguson Bath, Kitchen & Lighting Gallery
Fort Worth Billiards
Gladiator Fence
Hunter Trim and Cabinets
Ideal Partners
IMC by The Stone Collection
Interceramic Tile & Stone Gallery
J & S Air Inc.
J. Caldwell Custom Pools
Loveless Gutters
Masonry Custom Design
Overhead Garage Doors
Pierce Decorative Hardware
and Plumbing
Prewitt Electrical Services Inc.
ProBuild Building & Construction
ProServe Plumbing
Red Oak Insulation
Stacy Furniture and Design
Steinway Hall - Fort Worth
Texas Custom Window and Door
Texas Tile Roofing
The Kitchen Source
The Sherwin Williams Co.
Universal Systems
Vintage Floors
Wells Glassworks