About the builder

honest homebuilding

Cornerstone Homes is a collection of experienced, talented and honest home building professionals who care about our customers and our trade. We use our industry experience and connections to build beautiful homes while providing unparalleled service to our customers.

The leadership team at Cornerstone Homes have a collective 100 years of experience and know what “the customer comes first” truly means. And we are proud to have the kind of sound financial backing that is critical for homeowners’ service after the sale.


Matt Baynham

Matt has 28 years of experience in homebuilding, valuation, feasibility, acquisition, private lending, and finance.  He is a native of Dallas and graduated from the University of Texas at Austin with a BA degree in economics and a minor in mathematics. He also holds a Texas real estate brokerage license.

In January 2013, Matt started Homebuilder Capital Partners LLC with his wife, Laura, and Homebuilder Capital Advisors LLC with two business partners. In 16 affiliate funds, they have raised capital and closed more than $200 million in sale lease-back transactions nationally.

Brandon Pahler

Brandon grew up in California working for his father, a general contractor. “He taught me everything I know about building. He started me out at a really young age. I’m fortunate that he raised me that way,” he said.

As one of the first projects he tackled on his own, Brandon bought a 100-year-old house, stripped it to the studs and remodeled it. He later built a “dream home” for himself and his family.

And then Brandon got a crazy idea. After visiting East Texas, he became convinced its pine covered rolling hills and one of its close-knit small towns would be a great place to raise a family. Brandon and Samantha have three children with one more on the way. When not building homes, Brandon enjoys camping, road trips, spending time with his family, and golf.

Nathan Foreman

Nathan is a real estate broker serving the Cascades of Texas. He started his real estate career in California in 2006, but has been back home serving the greater Tyler area since 2009.

He has served on the Greater Tyler Association, Board of Director and  the City of Tyler Zoning Board of Adjustments. He is a father of four, husband of one, jack of all trades, master of none.

“I try to live and work by the golden rule, ‘Do unto others as what you would have done unto you.’”

our work


Built for Hosting

Kitchens with beauty and functionality

Built for Life

Professionally engineered slabs

Built for Showing

Modern designs

Built for Living

Practical, thoughtful layouts

Built for Relaxation

Large, comfortable bathrooms

“Cornerstone Homes is a collection of experienced, talented, and honest homebuilding professionals who
care about our customers.”

Matt Baynham

Owner of Cornerstone Homes

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