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Newport Custom Homes | 2019 Distinguished Women in Construction

Newport Custom Homes | 2019 Distinguished Women in Construction
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JODI STEEN

Builder / Owner

Jodi Steen, Builder/Owner of Newport Custom Homes in Corpus Christi, Texas, is a rare breed. Not just because she is a woman builder, but because of how she got started in construction. Most people choose their profession. In Jodi’s case, however, the building profession chose her. “Construction got in my blood,’’ she said. “And I loved it.”

As an only child, Jodi grew up surrounded by the construction industry. Her father, Jim Ward, owner of Jim Ward Homes, was a well-known and respected builder in Corpus Christi in the late 70’s and early 80’s. He was a volume builder by today’s standards and welcomed Jodi’s help with the business. “I began helping my dad at an early age, but by age 19 I was very involved in the business, not only in the office but also on the job sites,” said Jodi. “I was blessed to have a dad that was very generous and shared all his knowledge and experience.”

Jodi learned early on that building homes is more than just the construction part. “There’s a lot more to it,” she said. “There are many parts to keep up with: the banking process, estimating, keeping up with job costs, making sure bills are accurate, paying vendors, managing the contractors—and of course, the design and actual construction of the home.”

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JODI STEEN

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My real job description is… “hands-on” with everything that a construction company does. As a one-person building company, it is my responsibility to handle every facet of the business and help the customer from the initial sale, throughout the construction, to the move-in day. I am blessed to have the experience to do that.

The thing I am most proud of is… my service and contributions to the local Builders Association, serving in such positions as President, Government Affairs Chair, Membership Chair, and my service with the Texas Association of Builders (TAB) as a Director, representing our local area. I get great satisfaction from knowing that my efforts led to the creation of the Coastal Bend Green Built Program which, to this day, continues to provide certifications for sustainable homes and has even spread to other markets.

I love what I do… because it is who I am. Growing up with my dad in construction, I could say that I did not choose construction—construction chose me. It’s in my blood, and I could not see myself doing anything else that would give me as much satisfaction.

The nicest testimonial about our company… was not in words—it was in action. One of our recent homebuyers surprised me and my entire team of contractors who worked on their home to a party hosted at their new home to show their appreciation for our work. How cool was that?

I’m Thankful For…having had a father in construction who took me under his wing and shared all his knowledge and experience. As my mentor, his kind generosity and caring nature–not just with me but with everyone, gave me everything I needed to grow and thrive in this world. I’m thankful for his love.

People Choose Me Because… I offer quality construction. Also, they know they can trust me to be their eyes and ears on the jobsite. Many of my customers are from out of town and are rarely at the jobsite so they rely on me to make decisions for them. It’s an awesome responsibility but it’s one of my strengths.

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JODI STEEN

Builder / Owner

My real job description is… “hands-on” with everything that a construction company does. As a one-person building company, it is my responsibility to handle every facet of the business and help the customer from the initial sale, throughout the construction, to the move-in day. I am blessed to have the experience to do that.

The thing I am most proud of is… my service and contributions to the local Builders Association, serving in such positions as President, Government Affairs Chair, Membership Chair, and my service with the Texas Association of Builders (TAB) as a Director, representing our local area. I get great satisfaction from knowing that my efforts led to the creation of the Coastal Bend Green Built Program which, to this day, continues to provide certifications for sustainable homes and has even spread to other markets.

I love what I do… because it is who I am. Growing up with my dad in construction, I could say that I did not choose construction—construction chose me. It’s in my blood, and I could not see myself doing anything else that would give me as much satisfaction.

The nicest testimonial about our company… was not in words—it was in action. One of our recent homebuyers surprised me and my entire team of contractors who worked on their home to a party hosted at their new home to show their appreciation for our work. How cool was that?

I’m Thankful For…having had a father in construction who took me under his wing and shared all his knowledge and experience. As my mentor, his kind generosity and caring nature–not just with me but with everyone, gave me everything I needed to grow and thrive in this world. I’m thankful for his love.

People Choose Me Because…I offer quality construction. Also, they know they can trust me to be their eyes and ears on the jobsite. Many of my customers are from out of town and are rarely at the jobsite so they rely on me to make decisions for them. It’s an awesome responsibility but it’s one of my strengths.

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