The Company

We have the experience

Jimmy Jacobs’ reputation for building beautiful custom homes in Central Texas speaks for itself. For over 30 years, he has been behind some of the most successful and sought after new home developments in Georgetown. Now joined by his son, Justin Jacobs, Jimmy has launched Grand Endeavor Homes and is once again bringing his expertise in building and design to new homes in Georgetown and beyond.

We have the tools

Our hand-crafted construction process is designed to simplify and enrich the home building experience for every client. A personal custom home builder, with three decades of successful award winning home building experience, oversees the process from pre-construction to move-in. Our construction approach is limited only by the imagination of the design and the vision of the homeowner, and is guaranteed to be built with uncompromising quality.​

Our Team

Jimmy Jacobs


Jimmy is one of Central Texas’ best-known and most respected business leaders. He has been building homes in Central Texas since the 1980’s and he has become synonymous with exceptional service in the commercial and residential building industries. Jimmy is a native Texan and has been a resident of Georgetown since 1969. His reputation for building high quality, beautiful homes is unmatched. Jimmy is also well known for his willingness to give back to the community.

Justin Jacobs

Vice President of Purchasing

​Justin has home building in his blood and has taken his thorough knowledge of the industry to the next level in this role. He is a graduate of Texas State University and has experience in various aspects of construction and business. At Grand Endeavor Homes, he manages all of the estimating and oversees day to day construction as well as planning long term growth. ​

Shelley Ledyard

Chief Financial Officer

Shelley has worked in the residential home building business for 22 years in the Austin/Georgetown area. This includes working with both privately-held and publicly-owned homebuilders and land developers. She has been responsible for all financial and reporting aspects during that time. Prior to entering the homebuilding industry, she worked for six years at two large public accounting firms. Shelley is a graduate of Baylor University and has been a Certified Public Accountant since 1988.​

Tom Tucker

Vice President of Construction

Tom oversees all aspects of construction for Grand Endeavor Homes. He is a graduate of Sam Houston State University with a degree in Business Administration.  He has had many roles in the industry, from customer relations manager to a custom build on your lot construction manager and everything in between.  Tom knows the do’s and don’ts of the day-to-day operations, and he understands how to adapt so the projects get completed correctly. He recognizes exactly how to manage the small details and the big picture of each home.  Tom is also involved with business development and operations.  Saturday’s in the fall you will find him in Kyle Field watching the Aggies or in the field hunting.  All of the other months he enjoys golfing, projects around the house, boating and just being busy with his wife and two dogs.​​

Brian Gustison

Director of Construction

Brian has been building homes for over 20 years. He is a native Texan who graduated from Western Illinois University with a degree in Engineering. He has recently returned to his home state of Texas, and is ready to use his knowledge and expertise building homes throughout Central Texas. Brian enjoys spending his time off with his wife, Heather, and their two children, Brooklynn and Jackson.

Matti Pope

Marketing Director

​Matti has worked in marketing and public relations in Central Texas since 2009. She holds a BBA in  Marketing from Grand Valley State University in Grand Rapids, Michigan. She has experience in graphic design and marketing in various industries, including manufacturing, career development, transportation and construction. Matti manages the marketing materials, social media, website and signage for Grand Endeavor Homes. She is also involved in the business operations and customer side of the home building process.​​​​

Maurine Janke

Contract Manager

Maurine has worked in the residential home building industry for 17 years in the Georgetown/Austin area.  She has worked with both publicly owned and privately held home builders.  She has been responsible for the majority of accounting and HR functions.  Maurine is a UT-Austin graduate and enjoys beekeeping and working on her farm.

Rebecca Irby

Purchasing Coordinator

Rebecca has worked in the residential construction and design industry since 2003. She is a graduate of Texas State University with a B.S. degree in Family & Consumer Sciences. Purchasing allows her to do what she loves: working with customers and being an integral part of each home build from start to finish! Rebecca enjoys DIY projects, cooking, and spending time with her family.

Jimmy Warren

Build on Your Lot Specialist – Austin Area

Jimmy grew up in Georgetown and has been working with Build On Your Lot homeowners for 18 years. He has helped hundreds of families build their dream homes throughout his career. Jimmy loves meeting and helping new people and is very active in the community through volunteering and coaching. In his free time, Jimmy enjoys spending time with his wife and two children, exploring the outdoors, hunting and fishing with family and friends, and is a lifetime member at Crestview Baptist Church.

Matt Deputy

Build on Your Lot Specialist – Austin Area

Matt has worked in the commercial and residential real estate sectors in the Greater Austin market for 8 years. Additionally, he has served in the United States Air Force (USAF) and USAF Reserve for a combined 19 years. Matt develops strong relationships with his clients and is driven to assist them in turning their visions in to beautiful custom homes. Matt is very active in the Georgetown community and enjoys coaching youth sports for his son and daughter. In his spare time, he enjoys sports, traveling with his wife and children, hunting and fishing. (Photo coming soon!)

Trevor Rogge

Build On Your Lot Specialist – San Antonio Area

Trevor has been active in the San Antonio home building industry for 8 years.  He has been working in sales, finance, and management for over 20 years.  Trevor has a passion for helping clients build their dream homes.  He and his wife, Melissa, have two children, Dylan and Audrey.  In his free time he enjoys bass fishing and hunting.

Javier Gaytan

Build On Your Lot Specialist – San Antonio Area

Javier has lived in the San Antonio area for the majority of his life and for almost 40 years, he has been working in the construction industry. In those years, he has built up a substantial amount of knowledge and expertise in the construction industry. This allows him to be very successful in maintaining strong relationships with clients by keeping them informed on the details of each step of the construction of their new homes. In his free time, he enjoys boxing and spending time with his wife, Joan, and all of his family and friends.

Tyler Richards


​Tyler spends most of his time overseeing the home building process and managing subcontractors. He is also not afraid to get his hands dirty and do whatever it takes to get the job done. He is a valuable resource for project management in maintaining continuity among all subcontractors.​​

Kyle Snow


Kyle was born and raised here in Central Texas and is a graduate of Texas State University. He has been in the construction industry since 2010 starting in commercial, moving to residential and then joining the Grand Endeavor team in 2018. As superintendent, Kyle coordinates the day-to-day operations of home building as well as communication with our clients to ensure the home of their dreams comes to life. He uses his knowledge and experience to think outside the box, adapt and overcome the challenges that arise with home building. In his free time Kyle enjoys being outdoors and spending time with his wife Lindsey and their young daughters.

Bobby Newberg

Project Builder

Bobby was born and raised in Georgetown, TX and is a graduate of Texas State University. He has over 30 years of construction management experience in both production and custom home markets.  He has two grown children, Logan and Leah.  In his spare time you can find him on the golf course.

Phil Walsh


Phil brings his 27 years of construction industry experience to the Grand Endeavor team. His background gives him a strong understanding of the entire building process. Phil values continued education and keeps himself knowledgeable of changing industry products as well as construction safety standards. He prides himself on providing quality workmanship to each customer, while making detailed communication and customer service his highest priorities. Phil has lived in Lago Vista for 15 years. In his spare time, he enjoys spending time on the lake with his wife Janna and fishing with his college student son Caden.

Brad Greenlee


A graduate of Texas A&M, Brad Greenlee has been in the Round Rock/Georgetown area since 2014.  As a student of the always changing construction industry, Brad is currently pursuing graduate studies at Louisiana State University. He enjoys working closely with homeowners to make the building process run as smoothly as possible, and has helped numerous families move into their dream home.  When not at work, you can find Brad in Kyle Field yelling for the Aggies, fly fishing, or spending time with his wife, Kalli.

James LaNoue


James has been in the construction industry for 11 years both in commercial and residential. His favorite parts of home building are meeting and working with new people, problem solving and the opportunity to build something from scratch. James prides himself on his detailed communication, honesty and effort. He is a 2012 graduate of Texas A&M with a focus on Construction Management. In his free time, he enjoys spending time with his wife Molly, daughter Evie, and son Wyatt.

Kyler Payne


Kyler has been in the construction industry for 12 years across various sectors. He started working with underground utility and roadway development for neighborhoods, then moved to the building supply industry, and finally to home building in 2016. He loves the fast paced, ever changing building environment. Ultimately, making people happy and giving them a home they love drives him to learn and adapt to new challenges each day. He prides himself on his work ethic and honesty. Kyler is a graduate of Tarleton State University where he majored in business marketing. In his spare time, he loves spending time with his wife Amanda, and hunting as much as possible. Kyler and his wife will soon be adding a baby boy to their family.

James Beene

Superintendent – San Antonio Area

James has been in New Braunfels, Texas for much of his life, graduated from Texas State University with a degree in Business Marketing, and has over 20 years of experience in the construction industry. He has a great amount of knowledge in the construction of homes, having previously worked for other builders as a superintendent and joined our team around February of 2020. As a superintendent for Grand Endeavor, he isn’t afraid to get his own hands and boots dirty and do whatever he must to prioritize getting the job done. Outside of work, James loves to hang out with his friends and family, spend time on projects around the house, and enjoys watching Texas A&M football games. He can be found anywhere near the water in the summer and on the mountains snowboarding in the winter.

Johnny Arguello

Superintendent – San Antonio Area

Johnny oversees the building process of new homes and manages the scheduling of trades. He grew up in Lago Vista, Texas, spent the majority of his life in the greater Austin area, and graduated from Concordia College. Prior to joining Grand Endeavor Homes, Johnny was in the Air Force and has 8 years of experience in the construction industry previously as a pricing estimator and then a construction manager in Austin. Johnny is committed to incorporating his experiences from working in the production home world into his role as superintendent. He enjoys actively learning from his new experiences in custom home construction to create an overall quality-first mindset. Outside of work, he loves going to the shooting range, hiking, spending time with his 3 kids and fiancé, and exploring all the great food experiences that New Braunfels has to offer.

Corey Petri

Superintendent – San Antonio Area

Corey grew up in San Antonio, Texas and is a recent graduate from Texas A&M University with a degree in construction management. He is responsible for overseeing the construction processes of new homes while managing project scheduling and subcontractor scheduling. He has been in the construction industry for a little over a year prior to joining our team. He first entered Grand Endeavor Homes as a construction intern in which he was mentored by many of our other superintendents. Corey places a strong importance on making sure any and all loose ends are taken care of and seeks to ensure that all homeowners are happy at the end of their construction process. In his free time, Corey loves to fish and hunt.

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