“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.
Brittney is an innovator, branding strategist, and design expert. She pairs a range of creative leadership experience in design development with construction knowledge to create beautiful and efficient projects for her clients. Prior to joining Ames, Brittney owned a luxury jewelry design company where she handcrafted one of a kind pieces.
She has taken the same approach with her interior design aesthetic and aims to curate distinctive designs. To her, the three most important factors of any project are its uniqueness, functionality and timeless beauty. Brittney's favorite aspect of her job is the moment when a client walks into their finished home and sees that their vision has been realized. She believes success in any field comes down to integrity, attention to details and a little blood, sweat, and tears.
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.
Cara has a passion for people. She loves that she has the opportunity to help clients build their dream home. She is excited and thoughtful when walking homeowners through the entire building process. She listens carefully to the client and is skilled in helping them achieve their design goals. Cara previously worked as a construction manager, which gives her a unique edge and breadth of understanding. She loves that every day is different and that each project has unique problems and solutions. She is very detail oriented, a multitasker, and great at developing creative design solutions. She studied Advertising and Interior Design at Texas Tech University. Cara counts her faith and family as her richest blessings.