Jeff Grier, Founder & CEO

As the founder and CEO of Guardian Custom Homes, Jeff Grier’s hands on approach with every aspect of the building process from idea to close, put him in contention with the highest quality home builders in Austin,TX. Having worked his way through nearly every facet of home construction since 2001, Jeff has taken to every challenge with skill and unmatched passion. Attention to detail and an empathetic approach to any homebuyers needs are sure to make an impact on East Austin’s recent influx of modern homes. The belief that he is not just building homes out of wood, concrete, and metal; but more, building a lifestyle out of culture, color, and modernization is what drives Guardian Custom Builders to create an unparalleled experience in modern metro living.

Jay Conelly, Director Of Construction

Jay came to GCB from Illinois in 2017. His diverse background in construction, technology, and management allows him to successfully navigate the ever-changing development process. Jay is continuously in pursuit of innovation and efficiency to solidify Guardian Custom Builders as one of the premier developers in Austin TX.

Greg Grier, Construction Superintendent

Barbie Bowen, Business Operations

My passion is customer service and my expertise is Austin Real Estate. I’ve been lucky enough to reside here most of my life and I specialize in the East Side, where I live and play. With a background in investing and rehabbing homes, I understand the Austin market and what it takes to buy a home in a high-appreciating area and/or build a solid investment portfolio. Once you branch out and leave Austin, it is clear that it’s a special place to be…and you race right back! I look forward to helping people find an appreciating home they can love and grow into.

I was born in Baltimore, MD and moved to TX when I was 2 years old. I graduated from UT Austin with a Bachelor’s in Science in Kinesiology, minor in Business. Right out of college I was Marketing Coordinator for United Casualty Insurance (2 years) and was planning on going to Grad school… but decided to move to Maui instead! I decided to work for Local Life because their passion and culture really matched my own. Austin is very diversified, has amazing music, and promotes outdoor living in a fit city. I like to enjoy the parks with the dogs, paddle on Lady Bird Lake, run the trail, and go to all the great restaurants! If you’re looking for something fun to do in the Austin area, try to walk Town Lake, see music at Stubbs, view the sunset at the Oasis, or grab a taco at any food truck you come across!

Amy Lamber, Purchasing Manager

Justin Pistorius, Director of sales

Regardless of your familiarity with East Austin real estate, the question everyone wants to know the answer to is, “Where is the next development going to go?” Although most aren’t privy to which grass lot will grow into a family home, Justin is. Approaching home buying from this perspective allows Justin to customize their home searches and transform your journey into a comprehensive and educative experience. With a specialization in the 78702 and 78704 zip codes – the only accessible urban core real estate available nationwide – Justin humanizes the fast-paced Austin market by opening up quiet avenues to access new, off-market construction. And because these homes have yet to be set in stone, Justin’s clients become stewards of the land, left to cultivate the home that they envision living their life in.