We are Elevation Custom Homes

Elevation is a full service custom home building company that delivers exceptional quality homes with incredible detail. We value honesty and integrity and believe there should be more transparency in the construction process. We approach this business with the idea that collaboration, organization and a well defined process will lead to a positive experience and long term partnerships. We encourage team synergy and communication with everyone that contributes to the building process- architects, engineers, tradesmen, vendors, contractors, city planners, clients and lending institutions to ensure we are all working together seamlessly. We are interested in green building techniques and would love to discuss new technologies in construction that are more efficient, better for your family and better for the environment.

Lindsay Forster


Lindsay grew up in the outback of Australia before moving to Aspen, CO for a ski season that turned into a 14 year residence that sparked his appreciation for beautiful, quality construction.

Lindsay graduated from Queensland University of Technology with a degree in Accounting and soon started working for a prominent real estate developer in Aspen, Bowden Homes. At Bowden, Lindsay started as an accountant, became CFO and finally General Manager leading a staff of 20+ employees across various teams in construction, interior design and real estate. He gained invaluable experience in luxury development building multi-million dollar homes, ranches and private estates that had homes as large as 30,000 square feet. Lindsay still has an active real estate broker's license in Aspen with Coldwell Banker Mason Morse and he is still open to collaborate on development projects there.

Lindsay relocated to Austin in 2017 and started working at Urbane Roost to learn the Austin market. His role was Director of Real Estate, responsible for managing land acquisitions to build spec homes to meet the ever-growing demand of Austin real estate. At Urbane Roost he was involved in each step of the construction process where they focused on building homes in central and east Austin. Lindsay worked with a variety of investors to maximize profit in a very competitive market and build beautiful, functional homes.

Lindsay also has a real estate business as part of Twelve Rivers Realty, one of the most innovative boutique real estate brokerage companies in Austin. His experience in real estate is an asset to any homebuyer or investor, he has incredible attention to detail and can truly identify quality in construction, saving clients from many future headaches.

Lindsay and his wife Laura are very blessed to recently have their daughter Annabelle join their family. His passions include wakeboarding, wake surfing, skiing, snowboarding, hiking and traveling. He also loves off-roading in his Land Cruiser and exploring the Texas Hill Country.

Paul Goulding

Project Manager

Paul grew up in Gloucestershire, England on a farm where he began building at a young age. This experience helped shape Paul's strong work ethic and sparked his interest in construction and woodwork.

Paul graduated from Loughborough University with a bachelor's degree in exercise science and a masters in business management. Paul moved to Aspen, CO as a coach for USA Rugby. At that time, Rugby coaching was part time for Paul and he was able to work for Lindsay at Bowden Homes on a contract basis. Soon Paul's coaching position with USA Rugby became a full time commitment and they relocated him to San Diego, CA. Paul had an incredible 10 year run as a coach that included one Olympic Games and a Rugby World Cup.

In 2018 Paul joined Made Lumber Supply, where he refined his woodworking craft. Paul took specialty lumber and created custom, high-end furniture made from live edge slabs. Paul began building tiny homes and accessory dwelling units in San Diego, which turned into a passion for Construction. Paul moved to Austin in 2021 and took a position as Project Manager for Urbane Roost, then joined Elevation Custom Homes in 2022.