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“I love the hills and trees and water. I’m inspired every day to build amazing projects in the rich Texas environment.”
Brett, the owner and principal of Ames Design Build, has built the company into what it is today: a highly successful land development and estate building company with an eye towards excellence and expansion. He has been an innovator in the San Diego building marketplace and looks to continue that trend in San Diego and bring that same level of sophistication to Austin, Texas.
Brett brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the company. He has a pre-law degree from the University of Oklahoma and has been involved at the management level in the oil and gas business, commercial and residential land development, and construction for more than 30 years.
Ben is the Design Build Operations Director for the company and oversees the execution of all construction projects. He holds a graduate degree in Construction Science and Management, through which his passion for research resulted in publications in peer-reviewed journals. He is a building science student who uses his extensive experience in both commercial and residential construction to vertically integrate the land development and high-end residential components of Ames Design Build. Ben is a key driver of the company’s unique business model, which focuses on building to the highest degree of quality while adhering to exacting schedules and budget control in order to ensure success in each Ames Design Build project. Ben rejects the paradigm that you can't simultaneously be on-time, on budget, and achieve high quality, and he is ready to demonstrate that on your next project.
Grant started his career in land acquisition, entitlement and real estate development. During that time he trained under high-level developers, builders, and contractors gaining a wide range of experience. He is a second generation home builder and has been working in various areas of the industry for over a decade. Currently, Grant is focused on project managing residential construction speculative builds. He holds Bachelor of Science degrees in Accountancy and Information Technology.
Grant enjoys the challenges of value engineering projects while maintaining high levels of quality. He is passionate about the building science community in Austin and finding common sense approaches to improving home building techniques while maintaining affordability.
Bryonny has over 16 years of experience in accounting and the construction management industry and has worked with Ames Design Build for more than eight years. She primarily focuses on business agreements, deal structures, project financing, financial, and tax accounting for the company. Bryonny has a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration with a concentration in Accounting from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo and was previously a Senior Audit Associate at KPMG.
Shandalin comes to Ames Design Build with a background in biological medical sales. Blessed with the opportunity to stay at home with her young family for almost 10 years, she's excited to reenter the workforce with Ames. With a degree in Psychology and a minor in Biology, her success in sales and running her family has honed her skills in organization, attention detail, multi-tasking, and customer service. She enjoys the fast-paced environment of custom home building and the exceptional product and service Ames delivers customers.