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 WittyOffice Manager, graduated from Texas A&M University in 1988 with a Bachelors in English and a minor in Business Administration. She  joined Builders West, Inc. in 1991 leaving in 1999 to begin a family. She was eventually employed by The Met Church as a Preschool Director/Childcare Coordinator where her responsibilities included managing 35 employees and leading 175 volunteers. Alice rejoined the Builders West, Inc. team in 2015. Her combined customer service, software and managerial skills and experience makes her an asset to Builders West, Inc.

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.