About Us

Our Mission Statement:

“We shape our buildings; thereafter, they shape us.” ~ Winston Churchill

As an award-winning design and build provider, Jamestown Estate Homes works with you to create a unique home reflecting your individual interests and tastes, as well as meeting your financial objectives. With Jamestown Estate Homes you are the master architect. We start with a blank canvas and begin the artisan’s work inspired by your vision. We know how to turn your vision into a reality.

Jamestown borrows from the traditions of Old World Craftsmanship, incorporating features like grand cathedral ceilings with timber trusses and stately groin vaults. We also know how today’s families like to live in their homes, and we design plans accordingly. We strive to make your home feel enchanting, as well as comfortable and secure.


Biographies


Jamestown - President Greg Hawes

Greg Hawes

President

Greg Hawes is a Graduate Master Builder with over 30 years of experience in the home building profession. He worked for ten years as President of Partners in Building. With his position at Partners in Building, he was able to expand the company from a start-up to a full-fledged reputable business, ranked by Houston Business Journal as one of the top 10 largest Houston home builders.

Building luxurious custom homes has always been his passion, and with Jamestown, Greg is fulfilling his dream of working with his daughters. As President of Jamestown Estate Homes, Greg was named Custom Builder of the Year for 2013 by the Greater Houston Builders Association. This prestigious award recognizes both Greg’s commitment to building outstanding custom homes and his contribution to the home building community.

Having grown up in Bunker Hill Village and being a current resident of Piney Point Village, Greg understands and loves building custom homes in the Memorial Villages. Greg graduated from the University of Texas with a Bachelors Degree in Math. In his spare time, he enjoys spending time with family and tending to his ranch in Smithville, Texas.


Jamestown - Construction Manager Mike Prejeant

Mike Prejeant

Construction Manager

Mike has over 35 years of home building experience and knowledge; knowledge he puts toward every new homeowner’s dream home. He was Construction Manager for a major home builder for a total of 20 years, and he also spent eight years restoring historical homes in the Garden District of New Orleans and seven years as civil engineer for commercial projects, such as buildings and bridges.

Mike earned a BS in Civil Engineering from Louisiana State University. He received the 2012 Superintendent of the Year award for PRISM, presented by the Greater Houston Builders Association. In 2013, he received the Superintendent of the Year designation from the Star Awards, presented by the Texas Association of Builders.


Jamestown - Financial Management Katy Hawes

Katy Hawes

Comptroller

Katy earned a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Molecular Biology from the University of Texas with High Honors and worked in medical research before pursuing her MBA with a concentration in Accounting from Rice University. This unusual combination has proven quite useful for the financial side of the homebuilding business. Katy knows the “molecules” of the homes; which makes her budgets highly precise. She uses this attention to fine details in all of her professional endeavors.

Katy is a resident of the Oak Forest neighborhood in Houston and enjoys riding her bike around the neighborhood to try new beers and food at the local breweries and restaurants. When Katy travels with her husband, she can be found taking tours to learn more about how each place’s local history influenced its architecture.


Victoria Hawes

Operations

Victoria graduated first in her class from the University of Houston before getting her Master’s Degree in Communication from Purdue University. She started at Jamestown as a construction superintendent and was named “2014 Project Manager of the Year” by the Texas Association of Builders’ and “2013 Custom Superintendent of the Year” by the Greater Houston Builders Association.

Victoria is a Certified Green Professional and a Certified Graduate Builder. Both of these designations are earned through the National Association of Home Builders. She has served on the Board of Directors for the State and National Home Builders Associations. She enjoys studying instagram for ideas to use as Jamestown is building her home in the Heights.


Laura Cyr

Office Manager/Warranty Manager

Originally from Boston, Laura graduated from Wentworth Institute of Technology in 2009 with a Bachelor’s degree in construction management. Laura started in construction at age 15 and was featured in two seasons of the home builders’ show “This Old House.” She has also worked on state and federal heavy construction projects while in Massachusetts, making her uniquely qualified for expediting the permit process. As the point-person of our warranty department, she provides excellent customer service through prompt communication and organization.

In her free time, she avidly renovates her home and rehabs her garage sale finds.


Spencer Sledge

Construction Management

A graduate of Texas Tech University, Spencer worked for a large production builder prior to joining the Jamestown team. With a proven track record of delighting homeowners and adhering to timelines, he is thrilled to use his creativity in building custom homes with the unique details that we offer.

As a resident of Oak Forest, he is dedicated to our clients and bettering the community in which he resides. He volunteers annually for projects benefitting the Sunshine Kids and HomeAid Houston. Spencer and his wife Kelsey are expecting their first child this Summer.


 

Saurabh Dambhare

Construction Management

With an undergraduate degree in Civil Engineering and Master’s degree in Construction Management, Saurabh is a scholar of all things construction. Before joining the Jamestown team, he worked as a field engineer on commercial construction and infrastructure projects. His technical knowledge and passion for learning are unparalleled, and he has proven an asset in the field as well as in the office where he works to analyze budgets and take-offs.  

 


Melissa Arnold

Sales

As a fourth generation Houstonian, Melissa understands the numerous intangible benefits of life in the Bayou City with its unmatched culture and diversity. Her love for the design and beauty of luxurious custom homes began twenty-five years ago while working for Greg Hawes as an award-winning sales consultant and construction superintendent for over ten years. She expanded her career experience into Commercial Real Estate while raising her son from grade school and onto college.  Melissa has returned to new home sales to lead the salesforce working at Jamestown Estate Homes.

Melissa’s experience, contacts and lifelong area residency leverage her energy and enthusiasm to enhance her client’s needs and help insure satisfied repeat customers and referrals.


Jessica Staten

Selections Coordinator

Jessica Staten eats, sleeps and breathes the world of interior design. When it comes to designing a home, Jessica is a strategic artist.  She combines her ample knowledge with over a decade of experience in the new home construction and the design industry.  Her attention to detail, creativity and ability to recognize the customer’s needs ensure that she can create a design to fit any aesthetic and budget.

Jessica graduated from the University of Florida and later began her career in new home construction. In 2012, Jessica was on the design team for the International Builder Show concept homes. As a new Houstonian, Jessica blends Texas style with her experience in Chicago and Florida to offer a fresh approach to the local industry. On the weekends, you can find Jessica chasing her two girls and cheering on her beloved Florida Gators.


Elizabeth Phillips

Marketing Manager

After living in The Netherlands for five years, Elizabeth recently returned to Houston and rejoined her family at Jamestown Estate Homes.  As the marketing manager,  Elizabeth brings both new home sales experience and experience working as the marketing director for a volume semi-custom home builder.  In 2011, Elizabeth was named Houston’s Best Marketing Director of the Year.

Elizabeth graduated from the University of Texas with a degree in Marketing.  She enjoys living in the Heights, and can often be seen walking on the trails with her children or riding her bike.