Who We Are

(& Are Not)

Dawn Moore

Dawn’s professional experience spans 22 years spent designing more than 500 homes. Prior to starting her own company in 2011, she worked with respected firms of Bernbaum Magadini in Dallas and Ryan Street & Associates in Austin. After attending Texas A&M and The University of Houston School of Architecture, she worked as an intern under the tutelage of Emily Little, among Austin’s most admired architects. Dawn Moore loves her work, good food, and extensive travel wherever majestic hikes, memorable cityscapes, and interesting residential architecture are found. (and, she’s got game—a Street&Smith All-American basketball player. So, best not bet against her hoops play…or on any kind of hardwoods, actually).

"In the simplest of terms, space can become a lovely place by knowing what to leave out."

- Dawn Moore

Kerry Tate

Kerry is an entrepreneur and community leader. She co-founded Moore-Tate following a career in corporate communications and as owner of TateAustin, a regional public relations firm. Her civic resume includes serving as Chairman of the Board of the Austin Community Foundation (ACF), of Leadership Austin, and for the Austin Chamber. She currently serves the Women’s Fund of ACF and also a nationally-recognized affordable housing program at Mueller Airport Redevelopment as a member of the Mueller Foundation board of directors since its inception. (Kerry has shot three holes-in-one, but who’s counting…)

“Why bunt?”

- Kerry Tate

We Are Housemakers

We Are Proven.
Moore-Tate has designed and built 130 homes in loveable South Austin neighborhoods. Known for timeless design, distinctive architecture, durable construction, and repeat buyers since 2011.

We're Mostly South.
Places where Austin feels like Austin. Sweet spots are Travis Heights, Bouldin Creek, South Congress, South River City, and Menchaca Road.

We Are Local.
We work where we live. Our buyers are our neighbors. Our consultants and trades are diverse and local, including many woman-owned businesses. (Such as Frost Bank, Corridor Title, McCoy’s Building Supply, Moreland Properties, Don Harris AIA, Julie Alexander Law, Steve Shook CPA, Mombo Interiors, Well+Done Design, Bache, Rangel Concrete, Landers Brannon, Johnson Cabinets, Tri-Supply, CFO by Design, Gwyndows, and more).

We Are Charitable.

Our shared gains are directed to local non-profit groups serving women fighting breast cancer, children in poverty, and animal welfare. Our philanthropy partner is the Austin Community Foundation.

We Are Not.

Not mean. And, we do not do business with or vote for mean people. Ever. Period.

Not normal. Most builders do not tend to score repeat buyers. They just don’t. (If you are one, we will eat our words and buy your next round). Almost ten percent of Moore-Tate homeowners buy from us again.

Where We Give

“Kindness is one way of overpowering differences. Caring more and giving more is just the beginning.”

- Dawn Moore
"Our gratitude goes to the 200-plus workers and vendors whose crafts build each Moore-Tate home. And, we certainly give thanks to those who sell them and to families who buy our homes. Without them all, charitable giving would not be possible.” -Dawn and Kerry
  •  The Women’s Fund, Austin Community Foundation
  •  Women United, The United Way for Greater Austin
  •  Preservation Austin
  •  Leadership Austin
  •  KUT National Public Radio
  •  Breast Cancer-The Mamma Jamma Ride

Crisp. Classic. Cool.