Don describes himself as passionate, caring and dedicated and every Chesmarian could attest to this. He and his wife Janet have called The Woodlands home for 40+ years and have two children, Melissa & Michael. Don loves traveling and spending time outdoors. Hiking, bike riding, kayaking… Don does it all! He loves all of the Houston sports teams (when they are winning). He is extremely passionate about people, especially Chesmarians.
A younger Don wanted to be a Fireman, World Ruler, Fighter Jet Pilot… the usual! His favorite quote and one that you will commonly hear him saying is “Be Happy.”
Don has over 35 years of homebuilding experience with national and private homebuilders. He rose to City President both times with two national homebuilders and is well respected in the building and development industries. Don started Chesmar Homes in 2005 and has overseen Chesmar’s growth into 5 markets with over 5,000 Chesmar homes.
Don would tell you that the absolute best part of the building business is the satisfaction that he feels when he knows that people are realizing their dream of homeownership and that he was a small part of helping that dream come true. Of all the adventures that Don has taken in his personal life, he would tell you that Chesmar is the most exciting.
Don is able to accomplish things at Chesmar that he was not able to do working with a large national builder. His fellow associates would tell you that he loves to have fun at everything he does, including work, and has a wonderful sense of humor.