Our goal to “rebuild your remodel experience.” Meaning that our client’s needs and the quality of construction comes first to each of our employees.
One unique thing about our company is that we have a very small pool of subcontractors for every trade. Many general contractors will “shop around” for different subcontractors for your project, choosing whichever tradesman will charge them the lowest amount, while potentially justifying the higher cost to you. Ultimately, they are just looking for their maximum profit margin, and not as concerned with the end product. Often times, this leads to lower quality work from the subcontractor, who underbid the project just hoping to win the job. However, our subcontractors know that all of our projects are theirs, as long as they continue to produce high quality results. The loyalty and mutual respect between us and our subcontractors sets us apart from other remodelers. Likewise, our subcontractors get to know each other, and work together seamlessly to provide a smoother overall remodel experience.
Another benefit to our company structure is that we have two in-house carpenters. They complete all of the demo, framing, cabinet build & installation, trim carpentry, and hardware installation on our projects. As you can imagine, having all of these elements of a project performed in-house, where we can set their schedule, significantly helps us keep our projects on schedule. A lot of general contractors use subcontractors for every phase of a construction project. Understandably, these subs have other projects going on for other G.C.‘s, which can cause delays on your project. While this can happen with any trade, having in-house carpentry significantly reduces the chances of delays.
We are passionate about running our business with quality and integrity. Through our employees and subcontractors, we aim to provide a true service to Bryan / College Station. We love transforming homes to make them more functional and beautiful for our clients. It would be our absolute privilege to improve your home!
Owner / Lead Project Developer
Buck is passionate about serving our clients through thorough project planning, effective communication, and focused attention on every project. He loves the creative design aspects of the project, and turning our client’s vision into a beautiful space.
Our focus on customer experience means that Buck has his hand in all of our remodels. He takes all initial meetings, leads our project design process, develops the functional cabinetry layouts, creates proposals, oversees all aspects of production (with the help of our project manager), and completes end-of-project meetings with our clients to see how we can be improving our services.
Buck started our business as a home improvement company: completing projects such as fences, porch covers, and interior carpentry repairs. Due to the help of many people along the way, and an abundance of construction education, we have been able to grow into the full service remodeling and custom cabinetry company we are today.
Buck is married to Renee. They live in Bryan, in a house that will likely never stop being remodeled. They have three children, Olivia, Scarlett, and Stephen, who keep them plenty busy!
On Site Lead Carpenter
Chester is detail-oriented and never settles for low quality work. On many projects, he has chosen to take the path requiring more work, if it means our clients get a better quality product. He is also an excellent problem-solver, which is a necessary skill in remodeling. He has a key role in keeping our projects on schedule, maintaining diligence in construction, and treating our clients and their homes with care.
Chester originally worked for us as a carpenter’s assistant while he was still in college. Buck loved working with Chester, and always said, “whenever we hire a full-time employee, I want it to be someone like Chester.” In January of 2018, he became Buck the Builder’s first full-time employee.
As our company has grown, he has graciously worn many different hats. He has ultimately settled in to the lead carpenter role, not only because of his excellent carpentry skills, but because he loves the craft. Chester grew up working on his house with his dad, and has always had carpentry as a part of his life. While he was a youth pastor, he built sheds, fences, and other carpentry projects for extra income. He regularly works on his own home in his spare time.
He and his wife Stephanie have two young children and live in Bryan. When he’s not working on his own house projects, he loves spending time with his family. As their family grows, he hopes to continue to make traveling a big part of their life together. He also loves serving in his church and community.