age: 40 | Owner/General Contractor | Browning Homes
In 2008, Kevin Browning opened his own company, Browning Homes, and last year, he began working and promoting his company full- time while overseeing the building of custom homes, spec homes, and remodels. He takes pride in fulfilling his business’s motto, “If you can dream it, we can make it a reality.”
Kevin’s greatest personal accomplishment is being happily married to his wife, Christal, for 12 years. He is truly proud of being a family man and sharing special time with his children, Madison (18), Spencer (10), Garrett (7), and Avery (4).
Recently, HGTV reached out to Browning Homes because of their exceptional work building barndominiums. Kevin feels proud that his business was considered for this honor, and he enjoyed going through the interview process. “I have been in and around construction my whole life. My dad was a painter by trade so it has always been my passion to create or update the most treasured space ... your home,” he acknowledged.
Best advice you’ve ever received:
“JUST BECAUSE YOU ARE POOR DOESN’T MEAN YOU HAVE TO BE DIRTY. LIVE CLEAN, AND YOU WILL AL- WAYS FEEL GOOD.” –SHIRLEY MOONEY, KEVIN’S MOTHER
Kevin and Christal (who recently joined the family business, too) are supporters of Hands On Texarkana and Adult Protective Services. They have also recently joined the Texarkana Area Chamber of Commerce and look forward to connecting with our community. For the last year and a half, Browning Homes has been the contractor for Cornerstone Retirement Community, and Kevin often gets to meet and work with the senior adults who are moving there.
When he is not at his office or a job site, Kevin can be found enjoying the outdoors. He loves to fish and golf, and spends a lot of time coaching youth travel baseball since his oldest son, Spencer, is on the team.
In 10 years, Kevin hopes to continue to be successful in the building industry. “My hope is that I can continue to grow this family business to higher levels,” he explained. “I’m not hot-headed, and I pay attention to details. I believe that people do business with people and that is the case today and will be the case 10 years from now.”
Name something about you that very few people know:
“I eat one thing at a time, until it’s gone. Then I move on to the next thing on my plate. For example, I eat all my fries first, then I eat my hamburger.”