Meet The Habify Staff
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.
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 their
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?