Southwest Homes Bryan/College Station Team
The Southwest Homes team has over 65 years of combined experience in custom home building and design. When you choose Southwest Homes as your builder you will be confident knowing that our professional team will make your dream home a reality. Learn more about our team below.
Jason LaFollette – Owner
Jason LaFollette is the owner of Southwest Homes. Jason is a hometown builder, having completed high school at A&M Consolidated and graduating from Texas A&M in 1992. He currently lives in College Station with his wife and four children. He began working in residential construction in 1991 and after working in several of the trades began a home building business in 1998. Since then, Jason has focused his efforts on custom home building and he enjoys being personally involved with his customers throughout the building process. Jason plans on raising his four future Aggies in College Station while he continues to build some of the finest homes in the Brazos Valley.
Ernie Harvell – Custom Home Consultant
Ernie was raised in College Station and currently resides on the same property in a home he and his wife built in 2004. He married his high school sweetheart, Gina Miller Harvell, in June 1973, one year after graduating from A&M Consolidated H.S. He and Gina have raised three children, Katie, Lance and Amanda and are now proud Grandparents of four Grandchildren with a fifth due to arrive in the Fall of 2018. Ernie attended Texas A&M University and has held several positions in construction related fields since earning a Bachelor of Science Degree in Industrial Technology in 1981. He has been with Southwest Homes since 2008 where he currently holds a position as a Custom Home Consultant.
Jimmy Snell – Custom Home Consultant
Southwest Homes Custom Home Consultant, Jimmy Snell, got an early start in the construction and remodeling industry while working after school and through his summers with a local builder. However Jimmy was also born and bred to serve his country in the United States military. He was raised in a family who has served in every US military conflict since World War I, so there was little doubt whether or not he would serve as well. Before transitioning to civilian life and working with us at Southwest Homes, SFC Snell kept that family legacy intact, serving 18 years in the United States Army, including tours in Iraq and Afghanistan. In 1999, while still serving in the US Army, Jimmy started his own remodeling and repair business on the side. Once Jimmy left the military in 2015, it was not long before he and Jason Lafollette connected, and by August he was Southwest Homes Superintendent. Read More…
Nancy Weeditz – Interior Designer
Nancy Weeditz spent most of her younger days in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. She moved to Texas in her early twenties and ever since has been a resident of Bryan/College Station area, where she has raised her three children, Kristin, Keri and Michael. Most of her adult years have been in the construction business in one way or another. She and her former husband owned a post formed counter top fabrication shop and sold cabinets for several years. She later was an independent cabinet representative for several cabinet companies and sold cabinets to local builders as well as many builders in surrounding areas. After becoming single, she decided to go back to school and finish her college degree that had been interrupted many year before when she decided to put her college education on hold and marry her high school sweetheart. Read More…
Tara Thompson – Office Manager
Tara Thompson-Lemons is a proud Aggie and native to College Station. While attending Texas A&M University, the focus of her studies was Construction Science and Construction Landscape Management with a minor in business administration. Although Tara loves being an Aggie, being a mother is her most cherished accomplishment. Emberlyn is seven, and the true light of her life. Family is very important to Tara; her favorite thing to do is spending time together as a family, especially trips. Her hobbies include traveling, painting, gardening, cooking, and doing crafts with her little girl.
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