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The Company

We have the experience

Grand Endeavor Homes was founded by well-known developer Jimmy Jacobs, with over 30 years of experience building some of the most sought-after custom homes in the Central Texas region. Now led by President Justin Jacobs, Grand Endeavor Homes brings this 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 Values

What started as a small custom building company in Georgetown, grew over decades to become one of the most respected home builders in Central Texas. Jimmy Jacobs Custom Homes developed a set of values that hung prominently as a way of guiding the company in all of the decisions along the way. That simple philosophy is still displayed proudly in our office today as a reminder of the mission and vision at the core of Grand Endeavor Homes and we still follow these values every day.

A Simple Philosophy

Be concerned with how we build homes…not how many we build. Listen and pay attention to what’s important to our customers. Quality construction, added features and attention to details are what makes a house a home. Establish neighborhoods as a place where people want to live. This simple philosophy is the driving force behind Grand Endeavor Homes, and one that has helped us earn our reputation as one of the most respected home builders in Central Texas. Our team employees and subcontractors are dedicated to serve your needs and do whatever it takes to make your investment in Grand Endeavor Homes the most satisfying investment you’ll ever make.

Our Team

Justin Jacobs

President

​Justin has homebuilding in his blood and has drawn on his knowledge of the industry to lead in the design of efficient, elegant homes. He is a graduate of Texas State University with a degree in Business Management. He studied the homebuilding process from the ground up, working for several years as an assistant superintendent, then as warranty/customer relations manager. He then transferred this knowledge of construction detail to increase the efficiency and accuracy of the purchasing and estimating side of the building process. As President, Justin oversees the daily operations as well as planning the long-term growth strategy of the company.

Shelley Ledyard

Vice President/Chief Financial Officer

Shelley has worked in the residential home building business in the Austin/Georgetown area since 1992. 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.​

Brian Gustison

Director of Construction – Austin Area

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.

James LaNoue

Director of Construction – San Antonio Area

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.

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.

Kara Batesole

Permitting Coordinator  

Kara was born and raised in Georgetown and has been in the residential construction industry since 2017 (starting in the custom countertop industry). She enjoys a good challenge such as; beating deadlines and overcoming obstacles, all while providing excellent customer service along the way. Away from the office, she loves spending time outside by any body of water with her husband.

Tamara Flory

Purchasing Assistant

Tamara lived in the New Braunfels/San Antonio area for 6 years and the Georgetown and surrounding areas for the last 4 years. She has worked in the construction industry (fire and life safety) for 10 years. Her experience with accounting/invoice reconciliation and job research led her to the home building industry. Tamara enjoys the opportunity to see customers’ ideas and dreams for a dream home come to reality. Her attention to detail and ensuring the construction billing process goes smoothly are the most important qualities she brings to the building process. Tamara enjoys spending time with her dogs and helping the local military veteran community with her husband.

Brianna McCalla

Executive Assistant

Brianna is the Executive Assistant to the President, Jimmy Jacobs. She was born and raised here in Central Texas and is a graduate of Southwestern University in Georgetown. Prior to joining Grand Endeavor Homes she has worked alongside with Executives in a customer service oriented work environment for several years. Brianna thrives in an environment that has a practical approach to problem solving, is detail oriented, and has a passion for helping others achieve their goals. Outside of work she enjoys spending time with family & friends, trying new food experiences, going to concerts, and spending time at the lake.

Britton Hawes

Land Development Manager 

Britton is a Georgetown native and grew up immersed in the construction industry. Britton gained a B.S. in Construction Science from Texas A&M University; numerous internships and part-time jobs during this time helped support the knowledge and experience gained while in College Station. He spent 6-months working overseas with an international contractor where he helped oversee some of the building processes; here he figured out that the construction industry is about working the problems to produce a proper solution. Britton enjoys the process of seeing something so personal to so many people come to fruition. He enjoys the delayed gratification of seeing the end vision come to life. He enjoys spending time with friends and family, cooking, and traveling. In the fall, Texas A&M Football and hunting takes up most of his off time, while the spring is usually time to travel to different places and watch Aggie baseball.

Melicia Schauble

Warranty Manager

Melicia hails from Alabama and attended the University of Alabama, during which time she became the first professional female boxer in the history of Alabama. Upon graduating from the University, she served in the United States Marine Corps, including a tour in Iraq. Melicia moved to Texas in 2012 and loves the area. She’s been in the construction industry serving as a warranty manager for 7 years. In her spare time, she enjoys real estate investing, being outdoors, and spending time with her husband, Greg, and two sons, Jesse and Jason.

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.

Racheal Dorr

Executive Sales Assistant

Racheal moved to Georgetown from Houston 12 years ago and hasn’t thought once about moving back! She started working for Grand Endeavor in 2019 and previously came from HOA property management. Her favorite part of the home building process is creating the clients’ forever home. Working in conjunction with Jimmy Warren, Racheal ensures the clients receive thorough details on the home building process in a timeframe that best suites their needs. She enjoys spending her extra time with her daughter (Sydney) and husband (Blayne).

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. He retired from the United States Air Force (USAF) in 2022 after 20 years of combined active duty and reserve service. 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.

Lindsey Ledyard

Build on Your Lot Sales Assistant – Austin Area

Lindsey was born and raised in the North Austin area and accomplished her dream of playing collegiate volleyball at The University of Tulsa and Angelo State University. She is a graduate of Angelo State, with her degree in Marketing. Her favorite part of working in the custom home building industry is being able to build relationships and being by the clients’ side through every step of the way, while helping turn a dream into a reality. Lindsey works hand in hand with the clients, the builders, and the main office to ensure a smooth transition from one process to the other. In her free time, Lindsey enjoys staying active, coaching club volleyball, traveling all over the world, and spending time with friends and family.

Tyler Richards

Superintendent – Austin Area

​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

Superintendent – Austin Area

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.

Phil Walsh

Superintendent – Austin Area

Phil has been with Grand Endeavor Homes since 2019 and brings over 25 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 18 years. In his spare time, he enjoys playing golf, spending time on the lake with his Wife and fishing with his son.

Brad Greenlee

Superintendent – Austin Area

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.

Kyler Payne

Superintendent – Austin Area

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.

Tyler Reiff

Build On Your Lot Specialist – San Antonio Area

Tyler’s passion for residential real estate developed from a young age. Growing up in a fourth-generation development and building family, a love for building beautiful homes and guiding homeowners through the process of building their dream homes has always served as Tyler’s guidepost. Upon graduating from the University of Connecticut, Tyler began honing his craft over the past 18 years through several pursuits, including land development, product design and new home sales. Outside of real estate, Tyler enjoys spending time with his wife, Whitney and their three boys, traveling with friends and family, golfing and engaging with his local community.

Trisha Kribbs

Executive Sales Assistant

Trisha has lived in Texas her whole life. She was born in Harlingen, Texas and is now residing in beautiful New Braunfels. She is a Marine Corps Veteran and a graduate of Texas State University with her bachelor’s in business marketing. She helps the South Sales Team by assisting with client inquiries, scheduling appointments, coordinating with the design and construction teams, preparing sales contracts and documentation, maintaining customer databases, and ensuring a smooth client experience from initial contact to closing. In her free time she enjoys spending time with her family, playing recreational softball, and working out.

Shawn Schmelzer

Superintendent – San Antonio Area

Shawn has lived in the San Antonio area for 33 years and proudly calls Texas his home. He entered the construction industry after serving one term in the U.S. Army 20 years ago. Within his 20 years in the industry, he has worked both Commercial and Residential construction. He obtained a degree in Computer Aided Drafting and Design. His favorite thing about new home construction is watching the process from start to finish and being part of accomplishing a customer’s dream home. During his time off he enjoys spending time with his wife (best friend) of 24yrs, and their 3 boys. He takes the utmost pride in his job and his family.

Todd Bruce

Superintendent – San Antonio Area

Todd was born and raised in Kansas, spent 14 years in Arizona, and traveled to 20 countries as an aircraft Technician. He has also worked or owned companies that provided maintenance or construction service in residential and commercial construction. He has an associate degree in applied science from Johnson County Community College. He has a diverse professional background that includes business ownership that lends itself to understanding the needs and desires of the customer. Todd has been in some form of construction for over 25 years, starting at an early age working for his father as an electrician. Todd moved to Georgetown, Texas from Arizona in 2014. New Braunfels and the Canyon Lake area are now his home. Todd enjoys working with customers, getting to know them, communicating through the build process, and providing a high quality home for them to enjoy. Todd enjoys golf, boating, deep sea fishing, reading, and working on projects in his shop. Todd has three amazing children and eight grandchildren that he loves to spend time with as often as possible.