Jonathan Barrow is originally from the Waco area. He grew up in Lorena and graduated from Lorena High School. He attended Texas A&M University and then followed his wife, Caitlyn, to Houston for a few short years. Fortunately, he got her back to Central Texas as quickly as he could, where they are now raising their two children. Before he moved back to his hometown, Jonathan spent three years commuting from Houston to Waco so he could learn more about construction and the housing market in Waco. In January 2018, Jonathan and his wife officially moved back to his hometown so he could start his career building custom homes for the Waco community and beyond. 

Since starting BAM Builders in 2015, they have doubled their number of houses every year, with 2020 projected to be their biggest year yet. Jonathan loves to build custom dream homes, as opposed to mass-produced houses or showcase pieces. He takes great pride in his subcontractors, their materials, and the quality of both. He loves to incorporate technology into the design, but only as much as will make it easier–not more confusing–for the homeowner.

One of Jonathan’s favorite parts of any build is the design and planning phase. It’s in this phase that the customer decides what kind of technology they want to include in their home. But it’s also when he gets to work with each customer about what exactly they want their home to feel like, what life stages they hope this home will see them through, and how they plan to use their home. As spelled out in the pre-build process, Jonathan meets with each customer to ensure that they have thought through their floor plan before the first shovel touches the dirt. He especially encourages customers to think about aging-in-place options – whether or not a customer has a wheelchair or walker in their life, there are some simple design elements that can be included in any home to make them truly accessible.

Jonathan is a very hands-on builder. He heads up an intentionally small team so that he can be on-site every day, talking with his subs, checking progress, and making sure his team carries out the customer’s vision. Jonathan’s goal is to help customers overcome the overwhelming feeling of building a custom home. He wants to walk them through every step of the process, so by the end, they can enjoy their new home with confidence


Since 2015, Jonathan Barrow, as the owner of BAM Builders, has focused on quality craftsmanship and innovation while offering customers a comfortable custom home building experience from start to finish. The BAM team utilizes only the highest quality and most professional subcontractors to ensure exceptional construction and materials. Quality and unique design are at the heart of it all. 

Whether you already own a lot or are still looking for one, BAM Builders specializes in energy-efficient custom homes. We can use your floor plan, or you can choose from multiple floor plans we offer to suit a variety of needs and unique specifications.

BAM’s services are available throughout Central Texas, including Waco, Hewitt, Woodway, Robinson, West, Lorena, China Spring, and McGregor. 

Contact us today to start making your dream home a reality.