Meet the Family

Ernest Ortiz

Construction Manager

Ernest Ortiz is not just a construction manager; he’s a Texas native through and through. For over a decade he has worked in the construction industry, receiving accolades for his attention to detail and resourcefulness. With his wife, Jackie, by his side since 2013, they’re a team raising two rambunctious boys, Ernesto and Benicio, and their rescue dog, Penny. Whether they’re at the ranch, the beach, or just goofing around in the backyard, family time is Ernest’s favorite adventure. He lives by Christopher Robin’s humble words, “You’re braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think.” This sentiment keeps him grounded in family, work and his passion for cattle ranching and engineering. At Chesmar, Ernest feels right at home thanks to its commitment to building homes that last and fostering a family-focused culture – a perfect match for his values and dedication to quality workmanship.