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Jamestown Estate Homes has a very important message for Swamplot readers: Happy Thanksgiving! The photo above is an outtake from the company’s Christmas card photo shoot, showing the Jamestown Estate Homes team. From top left: Victoria Hawes, Lindsey Bechtold, Katy Hawes, Greg Hawes, and Mike Prejeant.
Jamestown Estate Homes is a luxury custom homebuilder that’s been serving Houston since 2010. Founder Greg Hawes’s first building in Bunker Hill Village was the treehouse he built in his backyard as a child in 1957. After graduating from UT, he worked at US Home (then the largest homebuilder in the nation), where he was soon offered a corporate position. Instead, he left to found Partners in Building, where he served as president for 18 years. When he sold his interest in Partners, it was ranked as one of Houston’s 10 largest homebuilders by the Houston Business Journal.
In 2010 Greg started Jamestown Estate Homes to get into what he calls “true custom homebuilding” — focusing on every detail and getting back to working one-on-one with buyers. His love for homebuilding is shared by his 3 daughters,and Jamestown has allowed him to fulfill his dream of working with his kids. (Elizabeth, the oldest, worked for Jamestown until her husband was transferred to the Hague. The “commute is just too far,” she explained when she resigned.)
Named valedictorian at Klein High School in 1999, Katy Hawes earned a degree in molecular biology from UT and an MBA with a concentration in accounting from Rice. This makes her a great fit for the role of controller at Jamestown. Katy’s construction budgets take into account every element, no matter how tiny — and have often come within $10 of actual construction expenditures.
After a brief stint in Los Angeles pursuing film (she worked as Britney Spears’s body-double in 2 music videos), youngest daughter Victoria Hawes graduated first in her class from UH with a degree in corporate communications before getting a master’s in communication from Purdue. She joined Jamestown Estate Homes as a superintendent and was named Houston’s Best Custom Home Superintendent for 2013 by the Greater Houston Builders Association (GHBA) and Project Manager of the Year in 2014 by the Texas Association of Home Builders. A skiing accident in 2014 helped her transition from construction to sales, marketing, and design.
Jamestown Estate Homes was named Custom Builder of the Year by the GHBA in 2013. The company has active projects in the Memorial Villages, Oak Forest, and the Heights, and is looking to expand into Meyerland, Bellaire, and Tanglewood. (Jamestown Estate Homes will also build on a client’s land in surrounding areas.) The company completes 6 to 12 homes a year, with projects starting around $500,000 (for the house only).
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