With nearly 200 years of combined experience, Caymus Builders brings professional rigor and an exceptional team to our customers’ projects, resulting in a quality home delivered on time and on budget.
Founder|Chief of Client Happiness
Rob Auger has spent the majority of his life working in and surrounded by the construction industry. With well over a decade of general contracting, new construction and development experience he is a specialist in the industry enjoying challenging projects. Rob facilitated the infrastructure/heavy civil land development for residential homes then managed the vertical construction for close to 1000 homes for some of the nation’s largest homebuilder’s. Next, he purchased two commercial properties then fully rehabilitated them over a 2 year period working closely with the counties historical district along with the development of the site specific plan. In 2011 it was back to residential construction as a Construction Manager for a national construction firm where he oversaw day-to-day operations and managed a team that facilitated over 500 residential rehabilitation’s including vertical and horizontal additions as well as new construction. The diversification and amount of work managed by Rob has provided he and the Caymus team with the experience/guidance needed to mediate risk and bring blind spots to life by identifying action items as well as critical points.
John Slaughter has been involved in the building industry for 30 years in Northern California. John has a BS degree in Building Construction from Texas A&M University and went back to school for an MBA later in 2010. He has worked for different homebuilders over the years, both public and private, ultimately filling the role of Vice President of the last four companies where he was employed. John has managed the construction of land improvements, residential properties, recreation centers, and office buildings. He is a licensed contractor and a licensed broker in California.
George is a driven and customer focused leader with experience in real estate, private investing, telecommunications, and high-technology industries. George has lead teams in both start-up companies as well as large publicly traded organizations, regularly leading new product and expansion initiatives. His strong operational and process oriented approach enables strong and predictable results from the teams he has led throughout his career. As a licensed real estate broker in the state of California, George has managed several successful real estate investment funds for accredited investors. Additionally, he owns and operates a successful real estate firm. George earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Aquatic Biology from UC Santa Barbara and a Master’s Degree in Business Administration from Golden Gate University with a concentration on strategy and international business.
Capital Partner/Managing Member
Edmond Routhier, is a successful private equity investor and executive manager with significant cross industry experience in all facets of business operations. He built his career on his ability to identify and then capitalize on evolving market opportunities by quickly deploying intelligent capital. Companies he invests in, and manages are known for their operational and financial rigor, and high energy dynamic leadership. He has consulted or sat on the board of early-stage, mid-stage, private and public companies, including companies backed by private equity and venture capitalists in real estate, technology, consumer product, media and service companies. He patented the first business process for managing channel conflict over the internet; technical innovation that led to the unleashing of sales of high-end consumer brands over the internet and the eventual public offering of Fogdog.com. He has also successfully lobbied both State and Federal governments and agencies to enact company benefitting legislation, policies and rule making. Early in his career, Mr. Routhier was chosen by the San Jose Business Journal as a leading executive under 30. During his career Mr. Routhier has been involved in over $250M of equity and debt financing, and has served as a senior executive of two public companies, with as many as 3,000 employees as his reports.
Senior Vice President
John is a United States Air Force Veteran. He has been in the construction industry for over 27 years. John has built or managed over 20K residential homes ranging from basic lower end starter homes to multimillion dollar customs. He has built multiple hotels, schools, restaurants, apartments. John also designed and built a radio station and studio for a local radio show in the Sacramento area. Within the 27 years in the industry, John has held the position of VP of construction and Operations, for both public and private home builders. John has extensive knowledge in all aspects of construction and was the GM of one of the largest framing companies in the state of California. Prior to joining the Caymus Builders team, John owned and operated his own General construction company for the last 8 years. Some of you may have had an opportunity to see John on the DIY and HGTV networks where he worked alongside the host of multiple TV Home Improvement shows as the General contractor on, House Crashers, Yard Crashers, Kitchen Crashers, Yard Core and Tuff Wars.
Truckee Regional Manager
With over 30 years of national experience building high-end Lifestyle and Custom Homes, Truckee Regional Manager David Mello adds a tremendous amount of value to the Caymus Builders team. From framing and excavations, to custom finishes, David is well versed in managing all phases of high-end construction. His strong attention to detail, leadership skills and excellent project management track record ensure the projects that he is responsible for are superior in quality and design and delivered on or ahead of schedule.
Senior Construction Manager
Brandon’s affection for building and creating started at a young age. After starting his career working for his family’s painting and building maintenance business, he made the transition into other facets of construction; until he obtained a position with an investment company as a project manager leading the reconstruction of multi family developments. After returning to college to pursue a career in mental health in 2005, Brandon returned to the field as a certified home inspector and licensed general contractor until 2014, when he returned to college to pursue interests in becoming an ICC certified building inspector. Brandon worked as a building inspector for the City of Sonoma until 2018 at which time he decided to join the Caymus Builders team as a Senior Construction Manager.
With over 25 years in the construction industry. Bob brings a wide range of experience and has worked on several types of projects with over 1000 units completed under his leadership from technical infill projects, Large scale multi million dollar single family tract homes. Multi Unit apartment buildings, ground up remodels as well as High end luxury homes. Bob is well versed in all types of construction techniques including green building and energy efficiency. He prides himself on being a problem solver that enjoys a challenge and is also an ICBO certified building inspector, holds a California real estate license and has worked as a expert consultant on construction defect litigation.
Matt has a true passion for building and construction. Over seeing projects from early stages of civil development through completion of vertical construction and bringing clients dreams to fruition, is what drives Matt to succeed. He has over a decade experience in residential construction, including: new construction, remodels and additions. His experience is not only based from a construction management level, but years of hands on experience in virtually all aspects of construction as well. Although he spends much of his time generating schedules, budgets and overseeing quality control for his projects, he’s never afraid to jump in and get his hand dirty to assist his subs when needed. Matt and Caymus Builders share the same passion for delivering the highest quality product imaginable, that can only be delivered by implementing a detailed construction process, that is executed from a well rounded team.
Justin McManus began his construction career building homes as a general laborer on job sites when he was just 14. Showing an impressive aptitude and strong work ethic, his mentors guided him to design and build homes, with their oversight. After graduating from high school, he made it a point to learn everything he could about the construction industry across the United States. From working on custom homes in Texas to heading up resort development in Tennessee, he has a proven track record of success in design, construction, marketing, customer experience, and logistics. Justin runs his teams with integrity, determination and unswerving commitment to executing to plan. Most recently he was responsible for building the Edgewood resort in Lake Tahoe, a 120MM development, in under 14 months.
Assistant Construction Manager
Jordan Bradford has been in the Construction industry since 1998. He has held many leadership roles within the industry – working his way through the ranks from Carpenter Apprentice to Superintendent. Attending the University of Oregon with a focus on Business Administration, after collage he continued his pursuit in the construction industry. Project experience includes schools, hospitals, office buildings, hotels and housing. Project sizes ranging from small tenant improvements to $200+ million high-rise Condos. His vast construction experience matched with his proven ability to work with a wide variety of people provides our clients with all the management horsepower their projects require.
Travis has spent most of his professional career specializing in various design services from residential to commercial industries. With over a decade of experience working with CAD and photography based software, he is able to facilitate your every need. Travis also has over 15 years of working in business with Six Sigma/Lean management techniques from creating and formatting business models and analysis, to establishing NADCAP/ISO Quality standards making him the perfect candidate to direct the growing Caymus Builders Design Team.
With a bachelor’s degree in Interior Design, and a decade of professional experience in the design and construction industry, Jessica has the proven ability to lead projects from conceptualization to completion. She believes as a designer, it is her duty to balance a connection between client needs and good design. Jessica appreciates how the right home design can simply make life better, and it is one of her goals to form a functional space without sacrificing aesthetic appeal. By effectively communicating with clients about their needs, she can develop a vision for their space and create a functional yet personal environment that reflects their own individuality. Jessica takes pride in her acute attention to detail whether it is during the design development, project management, or project completion. She is continuously exploring new products and materials as well as pushing boundaries with innovative design and details.
Anne Lukan has worked on a diverse range of high-end luxury projects in residential, commercial and hospitality design while working in downtown Chicago for over 7 years. With a strong belief that the spaces we live in greatly influence our lives, her passion for design is in residential spaces. She strives to create meaningful environments by keeping the big picture in mind, while paying attention to the small details.
Anne’s experience is well versed in all aspects of the design process, but her true passion involves the finishes, furniture and accessories selection process where a residence truly comes to life with the items that frame the way we live functionally and aesthetically to support individual lifestyle and quality of life.
Anne earned her Master of Architecture with an emphasis in Interior Architecture from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, and a Bachelor of Art in Art History from the University of California at Santa Barbara.
James has an Associate’s Degree in Architecture and has been creating high-end custom homes and remodels with over 30 years of experience. He started his career designing projects in Southern California, primarily in Newport Beach, Newport Coast, Laguna Beach, Huntington Beach, Belmont Shores, among other areas. He now presides in the Sacramento area and has projects in the greater Sacramento, Bay areas, and Sonoma County for the past 10 years.
James often says “There is nothing more satisfying than when a client loves staying in their new home.”
Cesar Chavez developed a passion for Interior Design at an early age. Graduated with a degree in Interior Architecture and Design. In his professional career, Cesar worked at San Francisco Design Center. During his time there he learned about fabrics, furnishings, lighting and more. Cesar also spent time specializing in CAD software creating Design Set plans. Cesar strives to reflect the unique personality and taste of each client.
Sheena has been in the construction industry for a few years now, and has gained so much useful knowledge and experience in doing so. Sheena’s extensive knowledge of business and accounting is commendable, and is undoubtedly a great asset to our company. Her pride in work is constantly exceeding expectations. Sheena treats our clients and partners with the utmost respect and professionalism that reflects what our company is all about.
Stephanie has a strong business background and is currently working towards a bachelor’s degree in business management with a minor in accounting. Stephanie’s attention to detail is what makes her so successful with running the bids campaigns, while her tenacity and charisma ensures productivity and structure. Stephanie strives to build long-lasting professional relationships with everyone she has the pleasure of working with. Stephanie loves to be a part of the building process for our incredible projects that go above and beyond our clients’ expectations.
With over 8 years working within the construction industry, Ashley has developed an overall understanding and appreciation for this fast pace trade. Working as a project & purchasing coordinator requires a diverse set of skills and knowledge that allows her to continue to evolve and acclimate to each individual project. Ashley ensures the project team completes each job on time, budget, and exceeds the client’s expectations.
Erin Pilot graduated from Cal Poly State University, San Luis Obispo with a Bachelor’s of Science in Business Administration – Accounting. She has been in the financial accounting, real estate and hospitality development industry for over 16 years. In her most recent role at Britannia Pacific Properties, Erin was an executive member of their real estate investment team with $700 million in assets. She was responsible for the financial performance of their domestic hotel portfolio, with a value of more than $300 million. She is a true leader with a passion for accuracy and efficiency. Her results-oriented, loyal, collaborative, and “get the job done” personality are an integral part of Caymus Builder’s success.
Kim brings over 30 years’ experience in business management, with an emphasis in accounting, to Caymus Builders. A QuickBooks expert with extensive QuickBooks training and consulting experience, Kim has worked exclusively in the construction industry over the past ten years. Her commitment to customer satisfaction and her team building skills have proven to be an invaluable asset. She is currently completing her degree in Accounting and Human Resource Management.
Robin Ann D’Ambrosio
Executive Team Coordinator
Robin Ann coordinates all executive communications, including taking calls, responding to emails and interfacing with clients. Robin Ann’s proficiency in collaboration and delegation of duties ensures the executive team’s roles and responsibilities are aligned as Caymus Builders scales operations. Her exceptional interpersonal skills make her a natural choice in elevating professionalism among staff and clientele, while upholding a high level of discretion.