Kurt Lobpries, President, Owner, and Project Manager, established Builders West, Inc. in 1982. Graduating in 1977 from Texas A&M University with a Bachelor of Environmental Design from the College of Architecture and having hands-on residential construction experience dating from 1971, Kurt provides a comprehensive knowledge of construction and strong management skills. He strives for aesthetic excellence, while offering high-quality, cost-efficient residential construction. Kurt's attention to detail throughout each project is the key to the company's success.

Lizette Lobpries, Administrative Manager, received degrees in Industrial Education from Texas A&M University. Lizette has worked as a small business Administrative Assistant and has six years experience in teaching and working in the architectural and geophysical drafting fields before concentrating her efforts to help launch Builders West, Inc. in 1982.

Kristofer Austin, Project Designer/Project Manager, joined Builders West, Inc. in 2014. He graduated with a Bachelors of Environmental Design from the College of Architecture at Texas A&M University in 2008 and has an Associate’s Degree in Design Graphics. Kris worked as an architect for several years and focuses on design development and managing projects under construction.

Alice Witty, Office Manager, joined Builders West, Inc. in 1991, left to raise her two sons on 1999, and rejoined our team in 2015.  Her combined customer service, computer,  and managerial skills make her a great fit for Builders West, Inc.  Alice's dedication to client satisfaction is reflective of Builders West, Inc.'s focus to always meet a client's needs.

Bob Pazitney, Business Manager, joins Builders West in 2016 with over 30 years of accounting and operations experience in the HVAC and Life Safety fields.  He brings multi-dimensional skills in being able to assist with in-house processes and work in the field.  Bob ensures clients' needs are being taken care of with detailed care, timeliness, and always with integrity.

Robert Hanna, Project Manager, began working at Builders West, Inc. in 1985.  After a leave of absence to attend the University of Houston, he rejoined Builders West, Inc. in 1990.  With his extensive field experience Robert excels in solving problems and expediting projects to meet our clients' needs.

Jim Lotspeich, Project Manager, has worked in residential high end construction and renovation since 1975.  He maintains quality workmanship while adhering to construction time lines and cost control.  Jim communicates well with clients, architects, designers, engineers, etc.  while working closely with all trades.

Rick Gaskamp, Project Manager, has worked in residential construction since 1978 and has experience in all phases of construction, from foundation to finish.  Before joining Builders West Inc. in 2008, Rick's resume includes working as a job foreman, cabinet construction, and custom home superintendent.

In addition to our project managers and office personnel, we also have our own crew of field supervisors, skilled carpenters and laborers.