MEET THE TEAM

Josh

Owner/Director of Project Development

Justin

Owner/Director of Field Operations

Amanda

General Manager

Ashley

Senior Designer

JOE

Lead Carpenter

TRIP

Lead Carpenter

August

Carpenter

Cody

Apprentice Carpenter

Vivi

Junior Designer

Tyler

Site Superintendent

Ariel

Senior Designer

Jeff

Project Manager

Marisa

Senior Designer

Francisco

Carpenter

Carpenter

HOW DO WE ACTIVATE OUR MISSION IN OUR BUSINESS OPERATIONS?

Josh

Owner / Project Development and Interior Design

Josh grew up 2nd of 5 children in Monterey Bay, CA to parents who were teachers. He studied Literature, Philosophy, and Religion in College, getting his BA and MA at Point Loma Nazarene University before moving to Colorado in 2006. He worked as a teacher, and in the social services field before landing in construction, where he has happily spent the last dozen years. Professionally, he has a knack for systems and process, is detail-oriented, and enjoys coming up with creative designs that are outside the box and serve a mix of form and function.

Josh is married and has a blended family of 5 children. In his spare time, he enjoys reading (especially Brene Brown), fitness and nutrition, hiking, and music, and has been vegan for 19 years.

Justin

Co-Owner / Director of Field Operations

Justin has had a passion for design and building almost all of his life. He enjoys working with a team of talented craftsmen to design, build and remodel homes. He studied architectural drafting in college and has been in the industry for over twenty years with a commitment to helping his customers design and build the house of their dreams. He is proud of the mission of Truth Design Build and is attentive to quality and details. 

Justin is also a dedicated husband, married for almost twenty years, and a loving father of four children, two boys and two girls, ages 10-15. He is also a proud owner of a little soft white dog named Gizmo who loves to sit on Justin’s lap or be at his side while he is working. One of Justin’s best qualities is the ability to remain calm during stressful situations. He enjoys hiking and recently started running again with his wife around the lake in the early morning. 

AMANDA

General Manager

Amanda is a Denver native with a background as an Elementary School teacher, Recruiter, Director of Recruitment, and Learning and Development Manager. Her passions lie in learning, coaching, business development, and finding creative solutions to all kinds of business challenges. Equity, social justice, and environmental protection are very important to her and she’s proud to work for a company that walks the walk.

She’s always had a creative flair which has expressed itself in various ways including home remodel projects, house flipping, painting, decorating, photography, and gardening. Amanda is married with five wild but wonderful children, a French Bulldog, 4 chickens, two rabbits, and more plants than she can count. She spends her free time trying to keep all the creatures alive, working out, working on house projects, and outside in her gardens.

Ashley

Senior Designer

Ashley (Philadelphia University alumna, Bachelors of Science in Interior Design) is an award-winning designer with 7+ years of experience balancing beautiful design with functionality. She specializes in interiors and has a soft spot for historic structures, which remind her of the stunning adobes and Craftsman bungalows of her native San Diego.

Ashley’s lifelong love for the details of the world around us have made her a tour-de-force of interpreting our built environment. Ashley gains inspiration from and takes joy in historic buildings and the imaginative designs that exist all around us. She loves being a part of a home’s story and blending its character with the contemporary needs of her clients, whether it’s reinventing the architecture of a home or reimagining the details. All of the elements of color, massing, and texture should work together to create a space you never want to leave.

JOE

Lead Carpenter

Joe was born and raised in the mountains of Colorado but has lived in the Denver metro area for the last 13 years. He has a diverse background in many aspects of the construction industry including commercial and residential buildings. He loves seeing a project develop from nothing to something beautiful and takes great pride in his work.

When he’s not at work Joe loves to spend his time traveling the world, hiking around the foothills near Denver, and tending to his garden.

TRIP

Lead Carpenter

Trip is a one-of-a-kind guy that once you get to see him in action you want him on your team. He has worked in many different fields and mastered different crafts to include but not limited to master carpenter, block masonry and structural framing. He takes pride in all his work and ensures everything he touches is a masterpiece. One of his joys in life to see the results of his hard work.

When Trip is not working, he stays busy with his big family. He has 5 kids with his wife of 20+ years. They enjoy spending family time together playing games and having family karaoke night in the winter and hiking and getting outdoors in the summer. When Trip is having some me time you can find him either playing his instruments or driving around in his impala.

August

Carpenter

August is a Colorado native who grew up in Lakewood. Having a father who is a plumber, he was introduced to the construction industry at a young age, where he soon learned he enjoys working with his hands and loves the satisfaction of watching a project evolve into something beautiful. He has become quite versatile working in many different fields from installing tile to painting to framing, but finds his passion in finish carpentry as he has an obsession for detail.

When August isn’t working hard he is usually found trying to learn something new and interesting about just about anything wether that’s reading a book or listening to a podcast. He also enjoys hiking, kicking back with friends, listening to music and playing his guitar or bass.

VIVI

Junior Designer

Vivi strives to design functional interiors that will have a positive impact on her clients’ lives. With an eye for detail, furnishings and quality, she has proven herself to be an innovative interior architect of residential and commercial spaces. 5+ years of considerable experience enables her to deliver focused development, follow-through and total completion to each aspect of the project.

TYLER

Site Superintendent

Tyler grew up in the Shenandoah Valley, Virginia. With a multitude of family members in the construction industry, he began his training as a carpenter well before he was old enough to drive a car. As a teenager he spent much of his summers assisting family members on various job sites, soaking up key experiences that would shape the professional that he is today. After receiving his bachelor’s degree from Virginia Tech, Tyler honed his skills as a finish carpenter renovating historic homes in Southwest Virginia.

Relocating to Denver, CO in 2014, Tyler joined a residential design-build firm and began working on a variety of projects across the city. Although he initially came on as a Finish Carpenter, Tyler soon went on to become a Project Manager, Pre-Construction Manager and finally Estimator. He then spent three years on his own specializing in high-end finish carpentry and custom cabinetry design before teaming up with Truth Design Build.

ARIEL

Senior Designer

Ariel has been a Colorado resident for 25 years, transplanting from Boston. Graduating from Heritage School of Interior Design, she brings great experience and a fierce passion for creating beautiful, functional spaces. 

Ariel spends her free time with her husband Curtis, and French Bulldog Geno, likely on a hike or at a beer garden enjoying the Colorado sunshine. When not in Colorado, you will likely find her traveling the world. Traveling for her provides inspiration and creativity that she brings to her client’s homes.

JEFF

Project Manager

After 8 years in Big Tech, Jeff is excited to bring his expertise in project management and organizational structure to the design/build industry.

In his spare time, Jeff will likely be exploring the Mountains with his Wife and Dog, at a live music event or traveling to see his family back home for a relaxing weekend on lake Michigan.

With a deep passion for leading teams, advancing business technology and facilitating organizational change, Jeff sees each day is an opportunity to get creative and deliver top class services for his clients and teammates