Since the company’s conception a decade ago, Western Rim CEO, Marcus Hiles has overseen the development of 25,000 apartments. At no point in its outstanding portfolio has Western Rim sacrificed its original vision of integrity and sustainability of the housing complexes they complete. Its efforts to remain environmentally friendly and showing respect for the natural landscape has been widely appreciated – not only by the residents of the buildings, but also the local communities, who prior to the developments expressed understandable anxieties tregarding the impact on the countryside of such projects.

“Talk is cheap,” runs the old adage, and the amount of discussion and argument over what can be done to preserve the delicately balanced ecological system of the planet is almost unceasing. And yet for all the talk, it is rare to find a company prepared to put its money where its mouth is. Marcus Hiles, a man of distinction, and Western Rim Property Services is definitely one such company which practises what it preaches. Based in Texas, the business has made noticeable strides to lower its ecological footprint, and this can be seen in the meticulous attention to detail of the design and architecture of the estates and mansions which it constructs.

When looking for locations, Marcus Hiles and Western Rim Property maintain that they want to offer the residents the best rural living has to offer, with scenic landscapes and a range of outdoor activities, coupled with the accessibility to be able to get to urban centres such as Dallas, San Antonio and Houston- which between them offer some of the best entertainment venues in America. Fulfilling the dreams for those who wish to enjoy both  these lifestyles remains integral to the philosophy of locating Western Rim properties in the right location.

When designing the layout of the complexes,  the architects are encouraged to study the natural landscapes and try to integrate the buildings as naturally as possible in to the local landscape. Alongside this, all the buildings are built with weather stripping,  reflective radiant barrier roof decking in the attic, dual pane low e-windows, and top of the range sound insulation. All the units are serviced by HVAC systems, which uses 39% less energy than the standard. CFL and LED light bulbs are used to further reduce energy usage, and all the landscape systems are designed using water conserving irrigation systems. By maintaining such high ecological standards, Western Rim can ensure the satisfaction of its residents and the local community. Find out more about Marcus Hiles on