What is your best advice for new home buyers?
Examine your current living situation and determine what is causing you to look for a new home. What is your pain/discomfort in your current living situation? Make that list a top priority when shopping for your home and improve your current situation. Interest rates are at historic lows right now, so it is a great time to take advantage!
Where are you from originally?
I was born in Longview, TX. I move to Mesa, AZ when I was 6 and stayed in the state of Arizona until I was 28 years old. I moved from Arizona to Houston in 2010 and have been in Houston area ever since.
What lights you up in life?
I have a wonderful family of all girls that light up my life everyday! My wife Aubrey is an avid horseback rider, Lexi (daughter, 14) is an excellent student/great kid, Harper (3) is a huge fan of Peppa Pig and Tatum (1) loves the movie Frozen and sings “Let it go” non-stop.
What is your favorite podcast?
I love Jeff Shore’s material. He is very down to earth and stays relevant with what is happening the world of new home sales.
Tell us an interesting detail about you that many might not know?
After my high school graduation, I entered a contest on the radio to win a car. The way the contest worked, is that you had to live in a car inside of a mall. Listeners of the radio station and people that saw us on the news would login to the website weekly to vote a contestant out of the car. It was called Survive it and Drive it. I ended up being one of the final 3 contestants and lasted 21 days inside the car before being voted out. I had the opportunity to meet a lot of celebrities and musicians at that time including Alice Cooper, Nelly Furtado, Life House (band), FIve for FIghting (band)and Luis Gonzalez (baseball player). The bands put on concerts in the mall and the celebrities came out to visit us. Although I didn’t win the car, I did win some cool prizes along the way including a trip to the 2001 Grammy Awards.
What is one of your favorite things to do in your city?Houston Rodeo – I have been a volunteer for the Houston Rodeo (Gate Keepers) the past 9 years and love everything about it!
How did you get into homebuilding?
My friend from college started working for Pulte Homes in the Tucson, AZ division and told me it was the most rewarding career. I met with Pulte at a college career fair at Northern Arizona University in 2004 and started in the industry back in June of 2004. The rest is history!
What do you love about homebuilding?
In general, I love helping people. Home ownership is a part of the American dream. The fact that I get to have an impact on helping people achieve the American dream is very rewarding to me.
What have you heard or listened to lately that has inspired you?
I was recently on a conference call and our division president, Blake Roberts, was talking through our plan of action during the Covid-19 pandemic. His message was very inspiring to our entire team and showed us that he and our ownership cared about our well being and that we will get through this together.
What experience would you repeat?
I wouldn’t mind living in a car for 21 days again.
What are 3 adjectives that describe you best?
Ambitious, Approachable, Empathetic.
What is your favorite Model, Floorplan or Feature?This is a tough one for me. I love our Jasmine floor plan out in Lilac Bend. It is a one story, 4 Bedroom, 3.5 Bath, 3,178 Sq. Ft. Plan and has everything you could want in a floor plan. It is also our model home in Lilac Bend.
What is the best advice you have ever been given?
Don’t sweat the small stuff and never give up on your dreams.
Do you have someone in your life that has been an exceptional mentor? Who? Why?
My father has been someone I can always talk to about my professional career and he has been great at giving advice in any situation.