Diamante Custom Homes was established in the Spring of 1992. Each Custom Home Builder has their own unique story of how they came to be. Diamante Custom Homes was born over 2 decades ago out of the inherent frustrations and miscommunications that plague the home building industry. As a company we wanted to hire the best of the best to ensure your custom home building experience is the best we know it can be. As a result we have structured the Design/Build process around our clients. We realize that today’s savvy home buyers have visions, dreams, and of course a budget.
We have become smarter about our design process over the last 2 decades constantly evolving. We know your vision and budget going in and make it a point to revisit the conversation in every design meeting. We pride ourselves on being skilled and up to date on today’s cutting edge technology, energy efficiency, and a streamlined methodology to designing & building the homes of your dreams. We are skilled at costing your project out through every step of the design process, some say it is an art, we like to call it “the way it should be! From your home’s architecture to interior design to purchasing to accounting to construction organization, your Design Build team at Diamante Custom Homes is ready to help with every facet of this unique experience!
Design Build Team
Adam Sanchez- Owner
When he couldn’t find anyone to build him a house, Adam Sanchez took matters into his own hands and built the house himself. This experience in 1991 led Adam to leave a career in the financial field and open Diamante Custom Homes. Born and raised in San Antonio, Adam studied Finance at Texas State University and after college Adam started working at Trans Union where he excelled to become one of the most successful in his region. Beginning to interview builders to build his own home in 1991, Adam quickly found that the customer service was not up par with his needs. “There were never any update calls and they never met any deadlines!” One day Adam was on the way to a mortgage company to get an appraisal ordered and the builder called and said the plans were not ready yet. “At that point I told him to forget it and that I was going to build the home myself.” Adam wants to ensure that all of our clients never experience the same problems he faced when he was ready to build. Adam currently sits on the Board of Directors at the Greater San Antonio Builders Association and is the co-founder of the Texas Custom Builders Guild. After 20 years building homes the Design/Build process seems stronger than ever.
Keith Norman- Business Development
Keith Norman received his BBA in Marketing from the University of Texas at San Antonio. After college in 2004, Keith began a career in corporate sales for a Fortune 500 Logistics company where he was the team lead for the Southwestern Division. Keith provided many years of team leadership and doubled the growth for the Southwestern Region. During his time climbing the corporate ladder Keith grew to realize that he found the most gratification from building relationships, understanding, and identifying his customer’s wishes. Keith quickly transitioned into Real Estate Sales in the Luxury market and actively holds his license and several designations with the San Antonio Board of Realtors. Today Keith enjoys helping our clients truly understand the many benefits from the Design Build process. Keith believes that the hands on approach while incorporating endless value in a streamlined process is ultimately at the forefront of every client’s desires. Keith wants to help you put belief back into the otherwise daunting misconception of custom home building and what drives him to succeed today.
Chris Pastrano- Construction Manager
Chris brings unprecedented value to Diamante Custom Homes. Responsible for the day to day activity on the jobsite, Chris ensures that the plans and specifications translate to the field seamlessly. Chris graduated for the University of Texas at San Antonio in 2000 with his BS in Construction Management. Chris has been managing projects for Diamante Custom Homes for over 15 years and takes the lead on each project by effectively coordinating the subcontractors, tradesman, and laborers. Chris is personally committed to each project, insuring the building process proceeds smoothly through efficient planning and scheduling. Chris closely monitors quality control and OSHA techniques and has extensive experience in successful problem resolution. Chris is committed to continuing education and maintaining up to date knowledge on structural integrity, energy efficiency, moisture protection, and mold prevention.
Janis Olmos- Bookkeeper
Janis Olmos graduated from Our Lady of the Lake University with a Bachelor of Business Administration with a concentration in Accountancy. Janis has been in on the accounting side of construction, both for residential custom home building and in the commercial world for over 8 years. She is in the process of obtaining her Master’s Degree from Our Lady of the Lake University. Janis is responsible for the day to day financial tasks of Diamante Custom Homes and ensures the financial organization of the company. Janis enjoys working with homeowners and the Diamante Custom Homes family to make sure that the accounting and bookkeeping aspect of construction goes smoothly.
Yadi Acevedo- Interior Designer / Purchaser
Yadi began her career in 2001 after receiving a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Interior Design from Harrington College of Design in Chicago, IL. Her early career began in the commercial design industry designing model homes and retirement communities nationwide, then transitioned to the luxury home market. In 2011 Yadi relocated to San Antonio and established her own design firm bringing along her love for contemporary and transitional style. Since her relocation, Yadi has developed a strong suit for Hill Country, Tuscan, and Mediterranean styles. During this time Yadi developed a strong working relationship with Diamante Custom Homes, and later came aboard as a team member. She has an integral role in the feel, flow, and spacial arrangement of materials and furniture they relate to the design. Yadi facilitates productivity in all phases of the project working with our clients through the selection process. She helps during the design phase, construction phase, and post construction for all of our client’s needs.
Roberto Garcia- Estimator
Roberto Garcia is seeking his BBS in Construction Science Management and Architecture from the University of Texas at San Antonio with an estimated graduation date in the Summer of 2013. Roberto adds value to the team from his past experience in residential and commercial estimating. Roberto has a very integral role in the Estimating and Purchasing of our projects and brings so much value to the team. After the Design phase is complete, Roberto helps streamline new home plans into the Construction phase. Roberto is responsible for all aspects of evaluating bid specifications and drawings. Roberto ensures that we have everything required to successfully transition projects into the field while maintaining real time purchase order for all current projects.
Gerald Ervin – Superintendent
Gerald is another one of our work horses in the field. Gerald is the lead field superintendent in the Texas Coastal Bend. Gerald is in charge of our projects in Corpus Christi, Port Aransas, Aransas Pass, and Rockport. Gerald originally from San Antonio, brings a wealth of knowledge and over 25 years experience to the Diamante team. Gerald grew up in the construction industry on both the construction and customer service side. He is responsible for the day to day activities on the job site and execution of the construction schedule. Gerald has a daily routine of managing the job site, making sure the products & materials meet the coastal windstorm specifications. Job site cleanliness and client satisfaction are of utmost importance to him . Gerald is also OSHA certified stays updated on continuing education and welcomes the next project we put him in charge of.