Our Developer

The Nehemiah Company

Karis’s developer, the award-winning Nehemiah Company, fosters a unique approach to real estate development, an approach totally focused on creating hopeful, resilient, sustainable communities that edify people and protect nature. Principals Robert Kembel and Howard Porteus and their team of architects, urbanists and technicians work in synergy with local municipalities, achieving both outstanding quality and long-term sustainability.


By design, their neighborhoods are safer, foster pedestrian identity, diversity, and relationships among neighbors, ultimately creating a unique sense of togetherness and belonging. Through partnership with public stakeholders at all levels, they build well-rounded communities with custom-quality complexity and resort lifestyle that are accessible to all and grant higher value for citizens and public partners alike.

The Nehemiah Company is also behind forward-looking projects like Viridian, one of the largest public-private partnerships in the DFW metroplex, the award-winning multi-family community Arlington Commons, as well as the first Transit-Oriented Development in North DFW with the introduction of light rail into Lewisville. 

Karis Groundbreaking Ceremony

What's with Roots n' Wings?

Our development team’s goal is to offer a "live-play" environment with lots of spaces to gather and a community-oriented infrastructure – creating a place for you to live, play and be involved. Through this commitment, we hope to foster a unique community where residents put down roots for their families to always return home to and grow wings to thrive and explore the world around them.

Download our Brochure: Roots n' Wings


The Nehemiah Company

“I wish we had more developers like the Nehemiah Company. Partnering with Bob to reinvigorate our community is a great example of building sustainable environments done right”





Did You Know?
Karis (χάρη) is Greek for “grace, kindness” and we look to keep this as a guiding principle in our development of the community here in Crowley.


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