Midland was originally founded as the midway point between Fort Worth and El Paso, home of former President George Bush, and due to oil boom, it is the fastest growing metropolitan area with the lowest unemployment rate in the nation.

Midland features a semi-arid climate with long, warm summers and short, moderate winters. Its beauty can be seen for miles in all directions. 

​Nicknamed "The Tall City," Midland has long been known for its downtown skyline. Most of downtown Midland’s major office buildings were built during a time of major Permian Basin oil and gas discoveries. The surge in energy prices in the mid-1980s set about a building boom for downtown Midland.  Today, the tallest one is the 24-story Bank of America Building which stands at a height of 332 feet.

​Throughout the year, changing exhibits at the Museum of the Southwest and McCormick feature works of local artist, MC students and faculty, visiting artists, and juried exhibits. The Midland-Odessa Symphony and Chorale (MOSC) has performed in the Permian Basin for over 45 years, and is the region's largest orchestral organization, presenting both Pops and Masterworks concerts.

The Midland Community Theatre has been entertaining the Permian Basin since 1946 with musicals, comedies, dramas, mysteries, children's theatre and melodramas. MCT produces 15 shows each year in three performance spaces - Davis Theatre I and Mabee Theatre II, located in the Cole Theatre, and the annual fundraiser Summer Mummers in the historic Yucca Theatre.

​Headquartered in Midland is the Commemorative Air Force (CAF). Associated with the CAF is theAmerican Airpower Heritage Museum. The museum, accredited by the American Alliance of Museums, displays and preserves World War II artifacts and memorabilia, as well as a collection of original WWII nose art panels. As part of the museum tour, visitors can see 14-20 aircraft on display in the CAF hangar. A research library and archives house a significant oral history collection and give the public access to the museum's information resources.

This is home to the Midland RockHounds, a Texas League minor league baseball team. It is the Double-A affiliate of the Oakland Athletics. The 5 time champions have played their home games in Security Bank Ballpark since 2002.

Midland is a beautiful and wholesome environment full of life and culture. We have raised our children here, where our lives have flourished. Come to Midland and make our home your home. We can build it together. 

About Us


For over 30 years, Frank and Susan Yanacek have both been business owners and also partners in the Midland Odessa area. Susan had a long running passion to build & design homes, and she pushed Frank to expand their partnership to build homes.  With Frank’s 30 plus years of experience in the construction industry and Susan’s design talents, Tradition Builders emerged.  In the beginning there were very few women builders and when a license was required with the state of Texas, Susan took all the education courses required to keep their company licensed.

Tradition Builders’ name represents over thirteen years of custom residential & commercial construction in Midland, Odessa, and the surrounding area. Frank and Susan take a great deal of pride knowing they have earned industry respect and a reputation for building luxury homes.  Susan is currently a member of the Permian Basin Builders Association.  She served five years on the PBBA Board of Directors and served as President in 2014. 

Frank Yanacek, Sr. moved to Midland from New York in l976 and started a paint contracting company… Yanacek Paint & Drywall. His company painted the walls in nearly every downtown building including the Wilco Building, historical banks, credit unions, food stores, oil companies, churches, and several new Walgreen stores and Walmart, too, to name a few. After running multi crews for over 30 years, he retired from the paint business in May of 2010. Although he would still perform certain jobs for some devoted customers, his new company Tradition Builders was building bigger and more luxurious homes which demanded most of his time and construction experience.

Susan Yanacek is Texas born and has lived in West Texas all of her life. Prior to college, she was the only girl in Ozona high school taking industrial arts, a class where she first learned to draft residential floor plans. Who would know that after raising a family, she would have the opportunity to use her love and talents of art and design in building homes in Midland,Texas, where as a child she attended school at Rusk elementary.  Susan is very particular to detail and brings a woman’s perspective to the building industry.  She is very particular and everything she touches has to be the best that she can possibly produce. Susan’s design work is portrayed throughout the interior and exterior of most Tradition Builder custom homes.

Shown in the picture below, are the iron driveway gates that Susan designed for the Gasser’s home in Trinity Estates, and her design was entered into NOMMA’s National Top Job competition by iron fabricator Rod Lambirth to compete with over 200 entries from the top fabricators in the United States. Susan’s design & Rod’s fabrication won second place! This brought further recognition to Tradition Builders for top quality workmanship and design.

We encourage you to call to get more information on how to make your dream home a reality with Tradition Builders.