Building a home this spectacular takes a team, and we are proud to feature both our charity partner and sponsors for the 2017 Texas Monthly Hill Country Show Home.

Charity Partner

The Gillespie County Historical Society (GCHS) operates The Pioneer Museum in downtown Fredericksburg where visitors can walk through “real life” early Texas structures and view exhibits demonstrating early Texas family life, education, professions, and culture.

Located on three acres at the intersection of Main Street and Milam Street, the museum complex is landscaped with plants native to the Texas Hill Country. Frequent activities and educational programs enliven the visitor experience for all ages. Volunteers from the Gillespie Historical Society are serving as docents in the Texas Monthly Hill Country Home to enhance visitor enjoyment of the home and the community.

Sponsors

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The Container Store is the nation’s leading retailer of storage and organization products and the only retailer solely devoted to the category. The company originated the concept of storage and organization of retailing when it opened its first store in 1978. Today, the retailer has 86 store locations nationwide – 13 located in Texas (Dallas/Fort Worth, Houston, Austin and San Antonio) – that each average 25,000 square feet. The Container Store has over 11,000 products – many of them multifunctional – to help customers save space and, ultimately, save them time. Since its inception, the retailer has nurtured an employee-first culture and couples its one-of-a-kind product collection with a high level of customer service delivered by its highly trained organization experts.

The 2017 Texas Monthly Show Home at Boot Ranch showcases The Container Store’s custom closet collections TCS Closets® by The Container Store and elfa.® The master closet is outfitted with a custom TCS Closet® and the pantry and secondary closets are outfitted with elfa®, the retailer’s shelving and drawer system.

TCS Closets® by The Container Store is the ultimate custom closet experience you have been waiting for! TCS Closets® is custom built from the floor up, features luxurious, thick-profile construction in six exclusive finishes and gorgeous glass or solid doors, locking jewelry drawers, beautiful hardware, customizable islands and soft lighting. Every detail has been carefully created to deliver the uncompromised style and definitive organization solution and custom closet design The Container Store’s customers deserve.

elfa® is The Container Store’s best-selling shelving and drawer system that is completely customizable for your storage and organization needs. elfa is easy to adjust, allowing you to rearrange shelves, drawers and other components as needed for the perfect closet solution.



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Founded in the 1940s as Dallas Ceramic Company, Daltile has grown from a humble manufacturing company to the nation’s largest distributor of tile and natural stone for flooring, walls and countertops. Daltile serves homeowners, architects, designers and builders through more than 200 company-owned and operated service centers and showrooms, including 6 in Dallas/Fort Worth, 4 in the Houston area, 2 in Austin, and additional in markets throughout the state.

The Texas Monthly Hill Country Show Home at Boot Ranch is its own showroom for Daltile products, with exquisite tile and granite selections shown in the kitchen, master bathroom, powder room, pool bath room, guest bathrooms and laundry room.



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InSight Gallery, located on Main Street in downtown Fredericksburg, represents a select group of the finest painters and sculptors living and working today in landscape, figurative, impressionistic, still life, wildlife, and Western art. The gallery contributes to Fredericksburg’s reputation as a great art destination, offering breadth and quality that’s unexpected in a town of 10,000 residents.

Home to numerous award winning Prix de West, Autry/Masters of the American West, Cowboy Artists of America (CAA), American Impressionist Society Masters (AIS), Master Signature American Women Artists (AWA), Master Pastel Society of America Masters, and Oil Painters of America (OPA) signature members and Masters, InSight Gallery shows a diverse body of work at any given time.

The gallery is housed in a beautifully restored 12,000 square foot 1907 building whose elegance and historical significance are the perfect background for the finest in representational art. Every attention to detail has been made in the restoration of the building and the creation of a gallery environment designed to feel like a museum.

Four paintings from Insight Gallery were purchased by Boot Ranch for the 2017 Texas Monthly Hill Country Show Home, and many other works from the gallery are on loan in the Boot Ranch Clubhouse.



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Matthew Mabery, of Mabery Contractors is a get-it-done kind of guy. He believes in getting the job done right by having his own employees do much of the work, owning his own equipment, and purchasing materials directly from suppliers instead of through subcontractors. This allows his company to construct luxury homes that are more cost efficient than other custom home builders, without sacrificing any of the quality and features his discerning clients expect.

That approach has earned Mabery Contractors status as a Boot Ranch Preferred Builder, along with the contract to build the 2017 Texas Monthly Hill Country Show Home. Being a Preferred Builder requires familiarity with the quality, codes, and specifications that govern Boot Ranch construction.

Mabery can help advise architects on how to successfully design for Boot Ranch or can introduce clients to architects already skilled in high-end Hill Country design for Boot Ranch. He prides himself on successfully getting plans approved so that the owners can break ground quickly and enjoy their new home.