About Us

The principals of Rooted Development Services, Christopher Gilbert, PE and Peter Houghton , have been involved in the development of a wide variety of master planned communities from over 10,000 acres to less than 50 acres from coast to coast with over 15,000 residential lots developed.

We have spent decades honing our skills in the acquisition, development, and sales of master planned communities.  We know what homebuyers, home builders, landowners, and lenders are looking for in a residential community and avoid the pitfalls that can derail a project.

We have a long history of involvement in community affairs and charitable projects which we regard as priorities.

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Rooted Development Services

Rooted Development Services provides a full range of land development services including land acquisition, due diligence analysis, development feasibility analysis, MUD creations and management, HOA creations and management, lot development, and overall management of a residential project.

We specialize in locating desirable land in suburban markets quickly evaluating drainage, utility availability, governmental approvals, and subsequently producing a conservative projection of lot yield and development cost in an accurate preliminary proforma.

We have excellent long term relationships with major homebuilders who value the experience, dedication, and problem solving approach that Rooted applies to every project. We also have top tier development partners that have in depth knowledge of the issues and the experience to avoid pitfalls.

Rooted Development Services is committed to producing first class residential communities that are sustainable and meet market demand.

Rooted Development Management

Rooted Development Management is involved in the acquisition, management and development of large scale, master plan real estate projects in the Texas market, focusing on the Houston area, with projects in the Austin, San Antonio, and Dallas Areas as well. We take a project from raw land, through early inception, identifying the right program and best use for the property. We then manage the entire project from design, implementation and construction of the project, delivering in budget and on time.




Christopher M. Gilbert, P.E.

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Peter Houghton