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Our Team & Culture

The ultimate goal of J4 Development, LP is to build long-term relationships based on trust, professionalism and unsurpassed quality and service. Our project managers have a substantial background in construction management and experience that is paramount to the construction needs of our clients.

Our philosophy on customer service, safety, and leadership is the foundation of exceptional service from each of our team members.

Executive Team

Jeff Ausbrook –  Partner

Jeff Ausbrook is a founding partner of J4 Development, LP. His knowledge and management of construction operations and re-development set the foundation for the successful growth of the Company over the last decade. His efforts have been concentrated on providing a full complement of construction and acquisition services for a national client base of apartment owners, developers and management companies.

As Partner, Jeff has been instrumental in J4’s strategic direction, business planning and development. He has assembled sales and operations staff capable of continued fast pace growth.

Jeff stresses to all employees the importance of planning, accurate budgeting, realistic schedules, open lines of communication and most of all creating a culture of “Whatever It Takes.”

Chris Darby –  Partner

Chris Darby is a founding partner of J4 Development, LP. His designed sales and marketing plan resulted in a nationally recognized multi-family construction firm with a growth in annual revenue from $1 million to $43 million in 14 years. His background in manufacturing and operations management have sustain the Company from a local based business into one providing services to 33 states from coast to coast.

As Partner, Chris created banking relationships to secure and grow an operational line of credit. Additionally, he initiated annual audited financial reporting to support internal financial results.

Chris holds an MBA from the University of North Texas.

Francisco “Paco” Torres –  COO

Paco Torres has over a decade of experience in the construction industry. After several years managing residential construction projects he joined J4 Development, LP as a Director of Construction and was promoted to VP of Construction in 2014. Due to his remarkable talent and sound judgement as a leader within J4 in mid-2018 Paco was promoted to Chief Operating Officer.

Paco has a wealth of knowledge in planning, organizing and staffing to accommodate specific project requirements. He monitors all daily decision making and employee related matters and ensures that projects are completed ahead of schedule and under budget.

Scott Schucany –  CFO

Scott joined J4 Development in early 2017. Prior to joining J4, Scott oversaw financial operations for a variety of companies within several different sectors including, construction, family wealth management, property management, aviation and government contracting. His many years of experience in finance and background in a variety of different industries make him an invaluable asset to J4’s team as we position our Company for future growth opportunities.

Scott earned his BBA in Accounting from Southern Methodist University and is a licensed C.P.A.

Dustin Bailey –  VP of LIHTC

Dustin re-joined J4 in 2017 after some time away from the Company during which he operated his own award-winning construction business working in new and luxury home building as well as managing small to large scale remodeling projects. In 2018 Dustin was promoted to Vice President of Construction, his leadership of our field operations and Project Managers was critical as the Company worked to organize and streamline operations in order to be able to take on additional growth opportunities.

In 2019, Dustin’s role transitioned to VP of Sales in order to provide personal management to the portfolios of specific clients. Dustin’s extensive experience and wealth of knowledge about the industry and our Company make him the perfect fit to provide leadership across our organization and make sure we consistently uphold the company motto of “Whatever it Takes.”

Thomas Straight –  VP of Pre-Construction

Tom has over 20 years of building experience in both residential and commercial construction. He began his career owning a concrete staining business, this led him to a successful role as a top producing project manager for a Dallas/Fort Worth based home building company. Over the course of his career Tom has managed the construction of 500 apartment units and over 300 single family homes. His commercial background includes 3 Hilton Hotels, 17 Movie Taverns and 5 Studio Movie Grills.

Tom has worked for J4 since 2012 in different capacities, in early 2019 Tom was promoted to VP of Sales. Determination to achieve timelines, maintain quality control and meet budget goals are core to every project he leads.

Erin Hill –  Human Resources Manager

Erin joined J4 in 2013 to work on streamlining Company policies/procedures, benefits and payroll. She has worked to put the right personnel foundation in place to assist the Company with its hiring and employee needs as J4 has grown and expanded. Prior to coming to J4 Erin spent 10 years working in Human Resources in the mining and manufacturing industries. Her areas of expertise are labor/employee relations, contract negotiations and benefits.

Erin graduated from Boise State University with a Bachelor Degree in Public Administration, she also holds a Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) certification.