GHBA Member Profiles
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Frances Lottie Steel Doors and Windows
Specializing in both residential and commercial projects, Frances Lottie constructs and installs high-quality steel doors, windows and architectural elements.
Matt Stassi and Stanton Scott and their team at Frances Lottie Steel Doors and Windows operate with a focus on quality materials and excellence in craftsmanship. Whether modern or traditional, they fabricate unique, timeless products in a variety of architectural styles with a focus on custom builds according to individual client specifications. All doors and windows are field measured prior to order to ensure accuracy.
Our deep knowledge base—including major renovations, interior design, architecture, building configuration and layouts, ensures that your installation will work with the house around it to create a whole that is greater than the sum of its parts. To date, we have built more than 1 million sq. ft. of commercial and residential projects in addition to being in high demand as a consultant and strategic advisor. With a reputation for trustworthiness, Frances Lottie has cultivated relationships across the industry through his builds in Dallas, Kansas City, Chicago, Houston, Atlanta, Denver, New York, Baton Rouge, Austin and New Orleans. He can provide clients with access to interior designers, architects, landscape architects, as well as other artisans in each market to create complete realizations of each client’s vision.
Frances Lottie takes pride in their craft. Whether partnering with an interior design firm, homeowner, architect or business, the company places top value on partnerships and relationships. If you are in need of exceptional steel doors, windows or architectural elements, contact us for more information.
To learn more, visit: www.franceslottiesteel.com
Contact: Stanton Scott
Mason’s Mill & Lumber Co Inc.
Mason’s Mill & Lumber is Houston’s premier supplier of high grade hardwood lumber, plywood, custom millwork, decking, flooring, hardware and green building materials. We specialize in architectural mouldings, including radius moulding. We are Houston’s exclusive distributor for GreenPly brand NAUF plywood, Ironwood’s environmentally friendly hardwood decking, Dasso thermally modified, fused bamboo decking and Fortress composite decking. Mason’s Mill stocks antique and reclaimed lumber, siding and beams. Mason’s is also the Houston distributor for Accoya brand acetylated wood, naturally rot and insect resistant and specified by architects worldwide. For all your wood products and decorative moulding, visit us at www.masonsmillandlumber.com.
To learn more, visit: www.masonsmillandlumber.com
Contact: Eric Boer
The Pestop team is well versed in all forms of pest and termite treatments including prevention, exclusion and sanitation. Services include termite control and inspection, general pest control and inspection and mosquito mist systems for residential and commercial/industrial/maritime clients.
Owner Quatro Swisher is a licensed and regulated Pest Control Operator, Certified Applicator and Licensed Technician by the Texas Department of Agriculture’s Structural Pest Control Service. Having worked for small, medium and the largest pest control companies, he has the knowledge and hands on experience you need to solve your termite and pest concerns.
To learn more, visit: www.houstonpestop.com/
Contact: Hubert 'Quatro' Swisher
Sandra Smith Designs
Launched in 2007, Sandra Smith Designs is a team-focused company offering a wide range of interior design services.
We take pride in accepting only a few special projects at a time so that we can offer our clients the highest of quality service. Our specialization is residential and commercial projects, and we work directly with clients and with builders, contractors and architects on many size projects in the high end sector. We help the client envision their project and assist with all aspects of design including space planning, specifying materials, custom
specifications for furniture and lighting, purchasing, and shopping through our “to the trade” resourcing.
Sandra is a graduate of the University of Houston with a degree in Interior Design with a minor in Architecture. Her love for art and architecture, drawing and painting made it an easy decision to pursue interior design, her second career. Her first was in the legal field which provided for a solid background for business and attention to detail.
To learn more, visit: www.sandrasmithdesigns.com
Contact: Sandra Smith, ASID
Athena Architecture is a commercial/multi-family architecture firm. Our hands-on approach characterizes our practice and allows us to respond to projects with a consistently high-quality level of service, design, and technical rigor. We believe architecture is part science and part art—always functional and always meaningful.
Rick Fonseca has been a certified building designer since 2000 (44-441NCBDC). Originally from the New York City area, Rick holds a bachelor’s degree in Architecture. Having resided in New York city since childhood, Rick’s passion has always been for Art Deco style architecture, and the Chrysler building is one of his favorite examples of the style. Historians and architects alike consider the Chrysler building as one the finest of New York City.
Alvaro Espinal has been a licensed architect in the State of Texas since 2005 (TBAE#: 19026). Originally from the Chicago area, Alvaro relocated to Houston 1998 and received a Master of Architecture degree from Texas A&M University in 2000. Having resided in Oak Park, Illinois, surrounded by the great architecture of Frank Lloyd Wright, and having lived in a classic Chicago-style bungalow, Alvaro fell in love with residences that possess character and soul.
To learn more, visit: www.athena-arch.com
Contact: Rick Fonseca and Al Espinal
Assurance One of Texas
Assurance One of Texas is a Trusted Choice independent insurance agency with the willingness to market your business to multiple insurance carriers on an annual basis. With more than 45 years’ experience, we know how to review your insurance coverage, while you focus on your company operations. Assurance One can issue a COI based on current coverage and notify you of additional coverage as requested.
We write property, liability, business auto, workers compensation and umbrella coverage to start, and can address additional insurance needs as they arise.
To learn more, visit: www.sugarlandinsuranceagent.com
Contact: Scott Ashley
Advanced Crane & Hoist Services Inc.
Our business is overhead cranes and hoists, new installs and service. Advanced Crane & Hoist Services has the newest innovations for crane workstations, custom built jib cranes, overhead bridge cranes, and gantry cranes in all sizes from 1/4 ton to more than 100 tons per crane, trolley, and hoist. Please, consider us when you need crane and hoist parts, emergency crane service and repairs, scheduled preventive maintenance and load tests, and those other necessary additions, including radio controls, chains, slings, lifting magnets, crane kits and rebuilding and refurbishing hoists and cranes. If we don’t have it in stock, chances are we can get it for you quickly.
To learn more, visit: www.hoist.com
Contact: Ron Everling, Owner
Founded by Texas licensed professional engineers, Advant Homes focuses on creating high performing homes that deliver an exceptional living experience. Our high quality engineering and design standards take into account the local climate and ensure your home will stand the test of time.
Our priority is you – the homeowner. Do you desire a cozy, timeless space to unplug and recharge, or a modern open plan for seamless entertainment? Bring us your vision, and we will make your dream home your new home.
To learn more, visit: advanthomes.com
Contact: Segun Ojetayo
At Sequoia Mortgage we provide a better and more personalized experience to every customer we are privileged to serve. “Providing that intangible something that takes average to amazing is what drives us.”
These aren’t just words to us, they are the force behind everything we do to help our customers meet their home ownership goals. We love what we do, and we know you will love what we can do for you.
To learn more, visit: www.sequoiamortgages.com
Contact: Denito and April Kelly, Managing Partners
Southern Forest Products Association
The Southern Forest Products Association (SFPA), based in suburban New Orleans, represents manufacturers of Southern Pine lumber. Since 1915, SFPA has been the leading source of information about Southern Pine products for design-build professionals and consumers. Today, SFPA promotions are focused on building raised wood floor foundations, providing reduced flood risk, enhanced curb appeal and many other benefits to both builders and homebuyers using renewable, sustainable Southern Pine materials.
SFPA’s dedicated website, RaisedFloorLiving.com, is a comprehensive resource for builders wanting to discover this proven foundation system. SouthernPine.com offers span tables, design values, plus a product locator.
To learn more, visit: RaisedFloorLiving.com
Contact: Tami Kessler
Hi-Tech Systems, LLC
Hi-Tech Infection Control Technology is effective against microbes both in the air and on surfaces.
How does this new technology work? Because the hydrogen peroxide molecules have both localized positive and negative charges, they are literally drawn to viruses, mold and bacteria by electrostatic attraction. It works by creating 0.02 parts per million (ppm) of hydrogen peroxide gas from units installed in the air duct or free-standing units. The hydrogen peroxide gas is pushed to all areas where it diffuses everywhere in a room that air travels, disinfecting microbes in places that other technologies can’t even reach.
To learn more, visit: www.cimrtech.com
Contact: Bob Troy
At Caldwell Homes, we build more than just homes — we build unique living experiences that accentuate your lifestyle. Brilliantly crafted for a life of freedom, our exceptional homes are specifically designed for a maintenance-free lifestyle. From spectacular outdoor living spaces to entertain friends to a private casita for guests, Caldwell Homes are built around the spaces that matter most to you. We provide a wide range of elegant floor plans with an array of options so you can personalize your home to fit your unique style. Learn more at caldwellhomes.com or tour our model in Towne Lake.
To learn more, visit: caldwellhomes.com
Contact: Jim Rorison
The Kikgard Shield was invented and patented by J.R. Hudson to solve the security problem with wooden doorjambs. The idea came from 36 years of service as a Houston police officer, crime prevention specialist and a certified locksmith.
While doors and locks have made great improvements over the years, the doorjamb has gone virtually unchanged. The unique design of the Kikgard Shield makes it extremely strong, low cost, invisible, and conveniently installed at the door shop. Now every door can come with an effective doorjamb reinforce that completes the door locking system. The builder simply requests the Kikgard Shield on their next door order and the doors arrive on the jobsite with the Kikgard completely installed.
Builders can increase their home’s security package, protect the home during construction phase and the life of their new homeowners. The Kikgard Shield has a lifetime warranty and is transferable to future homeowners.
There is no better or more cost effective way to solve the doorjamb problem. Many home builders and muilti-family builders are already using the Kikgard Shield.
To learn more, visit: www.kikgard.com
Contact: J.R. Hudson, President
Locke Lord LLP
Locke Lord is a full-service, international law firm of 20 offices designed to meet clients’ needs around the world. The firm has a history that spans more than 130 years and is a worldwide leader in the middle market sector. Locke Lord advises clients across a broad spectrum of industries including energy, financial services, fund formation, health care, insurance and reinsurance, private equity and venture capital, public finance, real estate, and technology, media and telecommunications, while providing a wealth of experience through its complex litigation, intellectual property, tax, regulatory and transactional teams.
To learn more, visit: www.lockelord.com
Contact: Robert D. Miller
HTX Mold Consulting
HTX Mold Consulting is a company dedicated to the detection and prevention of mold and other microbial contaminants in indoor environments throughout the Greater Houston area and Gulf Coast region. HTX provides professional services for mold inspection, mold and allergen testing and preventive maintenance — whether you are remodeling, renovating, buying, selling, renting properties, or just want to ensure your present home or building is toxigenic free. All inspections are conducted by a Texas Licensed Mold Assessment Consultant that includes a complete evaluation of both the interior and exterior of your property.
Texas License # MAC1458
To learn more, visit: www.htxconsultingservices.com
Contact: Justin Soliz