GHBA Member Profiles
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Sherrie Jackson is owner and broker of Umbrella Realty, a full service real estate brokerage.
Sherrie Jackson is originally from Houston, TX and has practiced real estate for nearly 20 years. Witnessing the tremendous growth that has transformed her native city into one of the most sought-after relocation cities along with her family’s practice in buying and selling property, a career in real estate was inevitable for her to embrace as a young adult.
Sherrie has a BS in Psychology from the University of Houston, she is also a licensed Mortgage Loan Originator and Property Tax Arbitrator.
To learn more, visit: sherriejackson.com/
Contact: Sherrie Jackson, Real Estate Broker
For 150 years, Binswanger Glass has shaped the environment with award-winning architectural glazing solutions. The foundation that Binswanger Glass built in 1872 still holds true today — quality products, excellent service, and competitive prices. As the largest, most experienced, full-service flat glass company in the U.S., we offer a complete range of products and services from home renovations and repairs to glazing entire buildings. Regardless of the size or scope on your project, we design, create, and install all types of products with safety and sustainability top of mind. Trust your next new construction or renovation to the experts in glass.
To learn more, visit: www.binswangerglass.com/
Contact: Jacqueline Freeman
Texas General Contractors, Inc.
Texas General Contractors, Inc. was founded in 1981 for the purpose of servicing the insurance loss industry by:
- Performing restoration and renovation construction services
- Management of catastrophe losses and disaster response
- Aiding in estimating and appraisal services to fire, wind and water damaged properties
- Providing quality construction services for institutional clients in the specific area of renovation and restoration of existing properties
Texas General has built a reputation on assessing the multi-level problems that plague today’s catastrophe losses. With speed and clarity, we condense the information into a strategic plan of action for all to review.
To learn more, visit: www.texasgeneral.com/
Contact: Alex Knoop
Bespoke Countertops is a custom stone fabricator and installation company, servicing Greater Houston. Bespoke specializes in marble, quartz, quartzite, porcelain, and granite countertops.
To learn more, visit: bespoke-tx.com/
Contact: Gustavo Carrera
Martha Turner Sotheby’s International Realty – Charlotte Blocker
A talented experienced real estate broker who knows the importance of addressing her client’s needs. Charlotte Blocker’s illustrious career includes being recognized as #7 selling Broker in the HBJ’S 50 most expensive homes sold in the Houston area. Armed with a number of certifications including Accredited Luxury Home Specialist, she stays abreast of all market trends and provides an educated base for her clients. With her social media campaign and Sotheby’s outstanding marketing plans, the seller will receive stellar representation. Effective negotiating skills is one of Charlotte’s greatest gifts and this top producer uses her expertise to provide a “win-win” situation for all parties involved.
To learn more, visit: www.charlotteblocker.com/
Contact: Charlotte Blocker | ALHS, CNHS, RCC, Broker Associate
Authenticus was founded on the idea that technology can help turn vision into reality. We specialize in visualization products and services, including 2D projecting and 3D design, augmented and mixed reality services, and other augmented and online application solutions. This allows our clients to not only see what their idea will look like but also helps to ensure their desire is what actually becomes the reality. Whether you’re still in the planning stages or your project is already underway, we can help you bring your project to life. Our team will work with you to create a custom solution that meets your needs. We believe that seeing is believing, and with our products and services, you’ll be able to see your project before it’s built. Let us help you achieve your vision.
To learn more, visit: authenticusservices.com/
Contact: Jay Schimpf, CGB, President
Houston Borne Realty Group
I’m Autumn Osborne! Houston’s premier Realtor® and Broker. At Houston Borne Realty Group we are committed to the needs of real estate buyers and sellers throughout the greater Houston area. As the powerhouse behind Houston Borne Realty, I pride myself on my work ethic, honesty, patience, and service. At Houston Borne, our brokerage’s combined experience exceeds 45 years, and truly stands by the motto “Borne to Serve.” My interest in real estate began at the age of 22 with my first purchase. I’ve managed 10 homes of my own in 27 years and I am in love with real estate and all the opportunities it affords. Above anything else, I love to spread my wealth of education to others, which is how Houston Borne Realty Group came to be.
Working with Houston Borne Realty will bring you many benefits, including;
• Having an expert guide on Houston real estate in your corner, offering you unbiased opinions and helping you make informed decisions.
• Having an expert negotiator on your side to help you land the best deal.
• Better access to properties in your area, by offering you a full range of opportunities and expanded search power. We know the lay of the land in Houston!
• Acting as a liaison with the other buyers/sellers in the deal.
• Convenient to have an expert deal with the tricky parts of real estate, instead of you and your family.
• Saving time! Our goal is to make your entire transaction easy and stress-free.
To learn more, visit: www.houstonbornerealty.com/
Contact: Autumn Osborne, Broker
HG Home Inspection
HG Home Inspection provides a top-notch home inspection service that clients from any background can trust. Whether you’re buying a home, listing a home, or simply seeking guidance on how to best protect your investment, our home inspectors facilitate a straightforward learning experience that will prime you for success—whatever your goals may be.
At HG Home Inspection, we’ve put together a home inspection experience that’s unique in many ways, offering unparalleled scheduling convenience, onsite reporting, and most importantly—the best inspection service a homebuyer could ask for. Contact us today to request an inspection.
To learn more, visit: hghomeinspection.com/
ColorQuartz Surfaces dba Quartz Surfacing and Stones
For more than three decades, ColorQuartz Surfaces dba Quartz Surfacing and Stones has been the leading producer and importer of quartz surfacing products in the U.S. and Canada. Our Houston location was established in February 2015, and we’ve been importing quartz, natural stones, and porcelain designed for high-quality applications.
At Quartz Surfacing and Stones, we are passionate about the products that we manufacture, import, and distribute but also devoted to their context, whether it’s a kitchen counter, bathroom vanity top, floor, or wall application. Our designers travel the world to gather insight and inspiration, keeping up to date with emerging technological innovations and interior design trends. Whether you are a professional architect, designer, builder or simply looking to fashion a unique personal interior of self-expression, Quartz Surfacing and Stone is the starting point for all your creative endeavors.
QSS is your one-stop-shop to find whatever your dream kitchen or dream house desires. From marble, granite, quartzite, porcelain, pavers, and more. You can find every type and style of stone products at our stores. We look forward to seeing you here!
To learn more, visit: www.colorquartzsurfaces.com
Contact: Ramon Alejo Jr
DAF Group, LLC
DAF Group, LLC has been one of the top design (architecture) firms in Houston for 20+ years, with procurement/construction projects totaling over $500M. Our staff is well-versed in project management, redlining, proposals, negotiation, and permitting. Our non-profit “Design the Dream” helps college students gain real-world experience in the architecture industry before graduation.
- Professional Architecture/Design Services
- Urban Planning/Subdivisions
- 2D/3D Renderings
- Engineering & Consulting Services
- Project Management
- Interior Design
- Construction (Investor-Friendly Cost Analysis)
- Irrigation/Damage, Flood Control
- Master Plan
- Models of Layouts & Buildings to Scale
Contact us today for a complimentary consultation!
To learn more, visit: www.dafgroupllc.com
Future Frame is an ultramodern, design engineered framing contractor, offering a precision alternative to the traditional stick frame method of construction. The process is a fixed-cost solution, where the frame is designed and the components manufactured in a factory-controlled environment, using intelligent automation, and high-capacity CNC machines. Our process ensures a more efficient use of labor, reliable completion schedules, considerable waste reductions, and elimination of cost over-runs, all while delivering a higher quality frame.
Call us about your next project and explore our superior alternative to traditional stick framing.
To learn more, visit: www.futureframeusa.com/
Contact: Will Lyles
Keshia Levingston, Keller Williams Southwest
Representing first-time homebuyers, sellers, and investors, Keshia Levingston is a Keller Williams Realtor specializing in new construction home sells within the Greater Houston area. Her professional accolades include: Certified New Home Construction Buyer Representative and Certified New Home Specialist. She is also a proud member of the Greater Houston Builders Association Associate Council.
Keshia implements a personalized approach by adapting to the needs of her clients. As a self-proclaimed Resourceful Realtor, her goal in every transaction is to be a resource to her clients. She specializes in listening, guiding and providing necessary and vetted resources such as construction vendors, loan officers, down payment assistance programs, and inspectors to her clients to prevent them from making unrepresented mistakes.
To learn more, visit: keshialevingston.com/
Contact: Keshia Levingston, The Resourceful Realtor
Horizon Forest Products – The Hardwood Experts!
Horizon Forest Products is the leading hardwood flooring distributor in the United States.
Offering one of the most comprehensive inventories of pre-finished and unfinished hardwood and vinyl flooring in the industry, Horizon is a rapidly growing company that delivers exceptional customer service along with extensive flooring knowledge.
With access to numerous exotic and domestic species – including European White Oak – the hardwood experts at Horizon Forest always deliver the perfect hardwood floor for your next build!
To learn more, visit: www.horizonforest.com/
Contact: Michael Lacy
Westcoat Specialty Coating Systems
Westcoat Specialty Coating Systems is the leading innovator and manufacturer of specialty coatings for use by professionals in the design and construction industry. For over 40 years, Westcoat has pioneered new formulas and systems specifically for waterproofing, epoxy, surface and texture coating applications.
Westcoat’s comprehensive four-category line of coating products take the guesswork out of selecting the best system for each project. Westcoat’s proprietary formulas, tested through rigid applications, are made to adhere to long-lasting, durable results. Delivering numerous protective, textured and decorative options, Westcoat is the top choice for industry professionals.
To learn more, visit: www.westcoat.com/
Contact: Chris Doran
Modern Wood Services
Modern Wood Services is one of the leading frameless, European-style cabinet + interior millwork manufacturers in Texas. MWS offers the true definition of custom cabinetry that is not restricted to standard cabinet sizes, product types or layouts. With access to dozens of premium laminate brands and in-house finish capabilities for solid colors and wood veneer options, we have the right finish to fit each project. Our made-to-order millwork includes kitchens, baths, entertaining areas, offices, closets, paneling and more.
To learn more, visit: www.modernwoodservices.com/
Contact: Shilpa Amaram/Candy Eliserio