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.​​

Matti Smith

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.​​​​

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.​​

Cal Benaglio


Cal uses his education and experience to approach home building with a practical perspective. Communication and transparency are a high priority to Cal when building your dream home. He lives in Liberty Hill with his wife and two young children and enjoys hunting, camping, cooking and having fun with his family.

Brian Gustison


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.

Jimmy Warren

Build on Your Lot Specialist

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.

John Onken

Senior Sales Consultant 

​John has been active in the Austin home building industry for over 30 years. He has done everything from building homes to working in sales and sales management. In his role at Grand Endeavor Homes, John works with customers who are interested in the Highland Oaks subdivision. He and his wife have two grown sons, John Mark and Blake.  In his free time he enjoys boating, hunting, and all outdoor activities.

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.

Kyle Snow


Kyle enjoys being the boots on the ground during the process of building your dream home. With almost 10 years in the construction industry, he uses his knowledge and experience to get the job done. In his free time Kyle enjoys hunting, sports and spending time with his wife Lindsey and daughter Peyton.

Blake Onken

Community Coordinator

Blake is a native Austinite who was raised in the Lake Travis area. He is a graduate of Texas Christian University with a degree in Communication Studies with a specialization in Japanese and Italian languages. He has prior experience with a leading technology company in data analytics. Blake assists customers with the sales process in Highland Oaks and liaisons between homeowners and Grand Endeavor Homes.