Meet The Team

Adrian Jacob

President/CEO

Adrian has over 30 years of executive experience, property development and asset management, real estate investment, and business start-up experience. Over the years, Adrian owned and operated numerous multi-million-dollar successful businesses. He holds a B.A in Organizational Management and has a vast amount of experience in corporate operations. His ability to develop and manage companies qualifies him as our expert in managing our business holdings.  Adrian is a proud father of two children and holds his Christian Faith above anything else of Value.

Paul Garza - Controller

Paul Garza

VP  of Finance

Paul has over 25 years of corporate finance, accounting, and management experience. Over the past 10 years, Paul’s focus has been in Commercial, Retail, and Residential Real Estate. In his previous roles, he has supported organizations in securing permanent financing totaling over $235M. His background also includes leadership in business consulting roles for Real Estate (KIMCO REIT & Boxer Property), Home Builder (Camillo Properties), Construction, Hospitality,  Financial Services, Healthcare, and non-profit organizations in the areas of accounting, tax, and banking compliance. Paul holds an MBA from the University of Texas-San Antonio and holds a BBA-Accounting from St. Edwards University in Austin, Texas

Julie Cannon

Director of Business Development

Julie has over 25 years of experience in sales, marketing, management, and communication. She is responsible for developing and implementing growth strategies and plans, developing new marketing initiatives, and building brand awareness for all Gracemark companies. Her Vast experience includes, Regional Sales Manager for Estee Lauder and Chanel and most recently served as the General Manager for Community Impact Newspaper. She holds a BA in Communications from Texas A&M University.

Julie enjoys spending time with family, mentoring teens in foster care, pina coladas in the rain, and relaxing by the pool.

Heather Payne

Director of Operations

Heather joined Gracemark Homes in 2017 as Project Manager & Purchasing Manager.  With over 23 years of experience within the homebuilding industry, Heather has held various management roles in purchasing, operations, and construction at DR Horton Homes, Lennar Homes, and Ashton Woods.  Heather brings great strength to our team by improving organizational processes, work to improve quality, productivity, efficiency while keeping costs down.  Heather loves to spend her downtime with family and friends on the beach while fishing, engaging in water sports, or just soaking up the sun.

David Prochaska

Director of Construction

David has over 25 years of experience in Construction Leadership. Previously, David was the construction manager for Meritage Homes for 13 years, and earlier in his tenure, David held positions with DR Horton, Tom Cox Custom, and Meyer & Leigh Homes. David has a bachelor's degree in Business Management from the University of Wisconsin-Stout.  Outside of work David enjoys the great outdoors and traveling with his wife. His four daughters and three granddaughters always bring a smile to his face and keep him going.  David finds a source of inner peace and happiness on either the bicycle or in a creek dredging for gold.

Nicole Ray

Director of Marketing

Nicole is a passionate communicator and marketing professional with a focus on leadership development and organizational change management. For more than 25 years, she has been instrumental in growing diverse teams in both the private and public sectors including positions at SYNLawn, Cypress-Fairbanks ISD, and Community Impact Newspaper.  Nicole holds an MBA from the University of Houston-Downtown, a BBA in Marketing from the University of Houston, and a graduate certification in Leadership from the University of Houston-Downtown.

Awards & Accolades

2019 Greater Houston Builder Association's Houston's Best Prism Awards for Villas at White Oak Ranch

First Place

  • 55+ Community of the Year - Volume Builder
  • Interior Merchandising of a Model Home - $400-$500k
  • Master Bedroom - Volume Builder
  • TV/Video Promotion, Radio Commercial of the Year

Finalist

  • 55+ Product Design - Under $400k
  • Specialty Room - Volume Builder

A HOME BUYING EXPERIENCE TO LAST A LIFETIME

Gracemark Homes strives to create a home buying experience that will last a lifetime. From your first visit to our community to designing & making selections for your new home, our team is by your side through every step of the process.

RESIDENT TESTIMONIAL: CATHY & RON

“The thing that stood out for me the most is that it is very quiet here and this is not just a cookie-cutter house, if you want to change something, they do not give you a hard time.” Cathy and Ron downsized at Villas at White Oak Ranch, hear their favorite things about the community and the quality of our homes.

 

RESIDENT TESTIMONIAL: GINGER & AMY

Hear from Ginger & Amy about why calling Villas at White Oak Ranch was the best decision they ever made. “Everything was explained to us, our choices were made simple, we got everything we wanted and needed.”

 

BENEFITS OF LOW-MAINTENANCE LIVING

Hear from Fred and how the low-maintenance lifestyle has benefited his life. “I have so much free time and I am riding my bike a couple of hours a day, working out in our fitness center, I am in better shape than when I retired!”

 

FIND YOUR COMMUNITY

A sense of community like none other is created at each of our unique 55+ communities. Residents are able to “right-size” in a new home, enjoy resident-only amenities and find their niche. Each home and community is designed with the 55+ homeowner in mind.

RESIDENT TESTIMONIAL: CARYN

“When you are downsizing you worry about not having all this space, but you do not feel like that in these homes at all.” Hear Caryn’s favorite qualities about the community and the new homes.

 

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