Jonathan Barrow, BAM Builders founder and CEO, is originally from the Waco area. He grew up in Lorena, played football, and graduated from Lorena High School. After attending Texas A&M University, Jonathan 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 three children, Braden, Addison and Mason.
Before moving back to his hometown, Jonathan spent three years commuting from Houston to Waco while learning more about construction and Waco’s housing market. In January 2018, Jonathan and his wife officially moved back to his hometown to start his career, building custom homes for the Waco community and beyond.
Jonathan is a very hands-on builder and heads up an intentionally small team so that he can have someone on-site every day, communicating with his team and sub-contractors, checking progress, and ensuring that BAM Builders 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.
One of Jonathan’s favorite things about building custom homes is that it gives BAM the ability to make the comfort and security specific to each family’s needs. He enjoys incorporating technology into the design of homes, but only as much to make accessibility easier for the homeowner, not confusing. Jonathan is also passionate about making sure the house is livable for many years to come, which is why BAM designs homes using the “age in place” concept when it fits the customer’s needs. Thinking about the future while designing your home will help prevent moving if a wheelchair becomes a requirement for a family member. Jonathan loves going above and beyond the requirements to incorporate these design features and takes time figuring out the best options for his families.
Though he spends time at work ensuring quality effort and time is going into every project, Jonathan also enjoys the little things at home, like making many memories as a dad, skeet shooting, hunting, fishing, and watching sports. As a devoted Lorena Leopard parent, he enjoys hearing how much his kids are loving school and looks forward to seeing them grow up in the Lorena school district.