Habify was established in 2010 with the mission of making high quality home improvements simple, enjoyable and affordable for homeowners everywhere. With our company roots in energy efficiency remodeling, all that we do still starts with being practical, durable, healthy and sustainable. We’ve grown from 2 people crammed in a single office cubicle to our unique design studio and office in the heart of Coral Gables.
We are guided by six core values that define who we are and how we operate as a company. If you decide to work with Habify as a customer, vendor or member of our team these core values are what your should expect from us.
Integrity: We keep the promises we make and avoid making promises that cannot be kept. We remain honest, loyal and professional.
Knowledge: We perpetually build professional expertise. We use what we know to create value for our customers.
Simplicity: We use thoughtfully planned systems to make complicated work easier. We adhere to these systems rigorously.
Candor: We speak the truth when it needs to be heard and hear the truth when it needs to be spoken, even if it is uncomfortable. We are mindful that words and tone are as important as the message.
Levity: A smile is the most powerful tool in the bag. We balance the seriousness of our work with a sense of humor.
Collective Success: We make sure customers, vendors, city officials and co-workers are continuously rewarded by their association with Habify. We enable their success so it will sustain our own.
BUCK REILLYCo-Founder / Project Developer since 2010
Buck’s broad understanding of buildings gained through experience in design and diagnostic testing helps him evaluate homes as a system, where many parts must work together in order to function at peak efficiency. By using specialized equipment to find the weak spots in a home, Buck will ensure that you understand how to maximize the benefits of your home upgrades. Buck received his Masters of Architecture from Washington University in Saint Louis and his Bachelor of Arts from Vanderbilt University where he studied Art & Architectural History and Studio Art. He has spent his professional career focusing on the buildings of South Florida, and the climatic conditions, which make our buildings different from the rest of the United States. At Habify, Buck has found a marriage for his passions of Architecture, Horticulture, and Environmental Conservation. In his spare time, he and his wife Maria enjoy turning their tiny, little yard in South Miami into a productive habitat for themselves and all kinds of wildlife – and telling anyone who is willing to listen all about it.Buck@habify.com
CHRISTOPHER BLOCKCo-Founder / Project Developer since 2010
A Miami native, Chris’ experience in real estate development has helped hone his knowledge of home development. Chris’ appreciation for all-things constructive and creative have cemented his belief that people should not only have affordable, reliable and simple options, but things should make sense and be done the right way when remodeling a home. Chris received an Architecture Degree from the University of Miami in South Florida and his Masters of Business Administration from Duke University in Durham, North Carolina. His background in business, specifically the healthcare and real estate industries, has given him the tools to proficiently help raise capital and manage the logistics for Habify. Having already previously built a successful start-up company, Chris finds excitement in the new business process and gets a rush out of everyday business challenges. In his spare time, he enjoys spending time with his wife their his two children and suffering through theirChris@habify.com
AMY RAMOSDesign Manager since 2014
Amy received her degree in Interior Design from Seminole State College. With more than 15 years of design experience, she has pursued many different disciplines in the design field. Amy began designing kitchens with Expo Design Center and eventually transitioned to new construction design consultation with Levitt and Sons. In 2007, Amy partnered as a Principal Designer with English Pointer Interiors, focusing on residential interiors and model home merchandising. She brings a deep understanding of the most technical aspects kitchen & bath design, appropriate materials selection and color to each project. Her passion for great design shows in all of her work. Amy recently relocated to Miami from her hometown of Orlando, Florida. She enjoys travelling, cooking and her two miniature dachshunds.Amy@habify.com
ALEX GARCIAConstruction Manager since 2012
Alex is Certified General Contractor whose career began in 2004 working as a Project Manager for a commercial construction company. In 2007, Alex started his own company, which focused primarily on interior remodels. After building his skills and knowledge on his own for five years he was ready to take his career to the next level, which brought him to Habify. Alex is an avid obstacle racer and has participated in many extreme competitions such as the Spartan Race and Tough Mudder.Alex@habify.com
KURT BIRCHENOUGHProduction Manager since 2013
Kurt comes from a family of carpenters and masons in an upstate New York dairy farm, and his childhood experiences have paved the way for his future in home improvement and construction. After earning a Bachelors of Arts in Biology, he moved to Miami and learned about Habify. He has worked at almost every aspect of the company including sales, construction and operations. Kurt is the president-elect of the Dade Chapter of the Florida Native Plants Society and reigning champion of the Miami-Dade Darting Association.Kurt@habify.com
JESSE RUSHLead Carpenter since 2012
Born in North Carolina, Jesse moved to Miami at the age of 5. He started working in the construction field at 18, and has been laying tile for more than 10 years. Jesse specializes in tile and any type of flooring, but is skilled at all of Habify’s services. He joined Habify in 2012 and has been continuously expanding his skill set. Jesse loves all water sports and never misses a Dolphin or Heat game.
RAM MATHEUSConstruction Superintendent since 2015
A native of Venezuela, Ram was actually born in the Amazon region. He immigrated to the US at the age of 12 and completed school in Miami. His career in construction began more than 15 years ago when he and his father built and eco-tourism lodge in his native Amazon, which remains in operation today. After career stops in California and Mexico, he returned to Miami in 2014 and joined Habify as a Lead Carpenter. In his free time Ram enjoys designing and building vertical gardens and spending time with his wife.
RUSSELL EINHORNLead Carpenter since 2015
Born in Oklahoma City, Russell has over 20 years of experience in the industry. In his spare time, he enjoys concocting projects around the house and catching Sooners play. But prior to becoming a Florida native, Russell was a model for a popular cleaning brand. Can you guess which one?