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Our History

Ames Design Build


Ames Design Build is a family run business with decades of industry expertise. By combining the design process with construction budgeting, we are able to create architecture that is unique, beautiful, functional and maximizes value. Using state-of-the-art technology for building site evaluation, initial home design, and accurate budgeting, we bring together key components to create superior estate homes.

Since our founding in 1995 we have completed hundreds of custom estate homes.  We started in Southern California in prestigious San Diego communities such as Heritage Estates in Poway, Del Mar, Encinitas, Del Sur and Santa Luz.

Then, in 2013, we made the move to Austin and have thrived on the open spaces and rolling hills.  We have completed many luxury estates in Barton Creek, Spanish Oaks, Signal Hill, and on Lake Austin. Our experience and vast portfolio of projects has allowed us to incorporate time-tested qualities that result in the best possible outcome for everyone involved.

Our ability to combine architecture, land, and construction seamlessly creates homes where generational memories are made.

Brett Ames

Brett Ames

President and CEO

Brett is the owner and President/CEO of Ames Design Build. He has built the company over the past three decades into what it is today, a highly successful land development and estate home building company.  He has been an innovator in the San Diego and Austin building marketplaces bringing a high level of sophistication to all our projects.

Brett brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the company. He has a pre-law degree from the University of Oklahoma and has been involved at the management level in the oil and gas business, commercial and residential land development, and construction for more than 30 years.

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Grant Ames

Grant Ames

Vice President of Construction

Grant started his career in the construction industry in 1998. He is a second generation home builder with over 50 years of combined construction experience in the family. Currently, Grant is overseeing all construction activities in the home building division. He holds multiple bachelor of science degrees in accountancy and information technology.

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Bryonny Van Camp

Bryonny Van Camp

Chief Financial Officer (CFO)

Bryonny has over 20 years of experience in accounting and the construction management industry and has worked with Ames Design Build for more than 16 years. She primarily focuses on business agreements, deal structures, project financing, financial, and tax accounting for the company. Bryonny has a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration with a concentration in Accounting from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo and was previously a Senior Audit Associate at KPMG.

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Steve Johnson

Steve Johnson

Director of Field Operations

Steve has been building custom homes in the Austin area for over 30 years.  He brings considerable experience in the building process, having successfully completed in excess of 300 projects.  Steve enjoys the personal "hands on" approach to working in the field and passing on his knowledge to those he works with.  Age has it's benefits and one of those is experience!

Makayla Mondragon

Makayla Mondragon

AR Specialist

Makayla has a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration with a concentration in Accounting from University of New Mexico. Makayla has 4 years of accounting experience, where she was previously a Senior Audit Associate at BDO LLP.   At Ames, She is responsible for any Accounts Receivable transactions and processing Construction Lender draws. She also assists the CFO with monthly financial close procedures.


 

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Jenifer Stine

Jenifer Stine

AP Specialist

Jenifer has over 20 years of accounting experience across multiple industries including Commercial & Residential Property Management, Commercial Landscaping, and Small Business Accounting. She is currently the Accounts Payable Specialist at Ames Design Build.

 

 

Carli Ivey

Carli Ivey

Project Coordinator

Carli has a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration with a concentration in Finance from Stephen F. Austin State University. At Ames, Carli secures permitting, manages contracts with trades and coordinates material purchases. She also assists the VP of Construction in estimating future projects. 

Stephen Ethridge

Stephen Ethridge

Project Superintendent

Stephen has been in the construction industry for over 15 years and brings a wide range of knowledge to the team. He has a bachelor’s degree in Construction Management from LSU. He has spent all of his career in the multifamily construction and home building industries. Stephen currently supervises the construction several homes for Ames Design Build. 

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Micah VanDover

Micah VanDover

Sales Agent

Micah has over twenty years of experience selling the most prestigious properties around the globe. Luxury real estate sales have taken him from ski in and ski out mountainside residences to seaside villas on some of the world’s best beaches, where Micah and his sales teams have earned international recognition. While selling residences for brands such as the Raffles Hotel & Residences, Ritz Carlton Residences, Trump Tower Waikiki, Pendry Residences, and Intrawest, Micah developed a knack for providing consistent, first class service. Representing Ames Design Build after an almost two decade friendship is what Micah has called “a career dream come true.” 

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