I purchased Imago Dei from Jeremy in 2016. My vision for this company has been to take what was built by artists and grow it on a lattice of streamlined, integrated service platforms. Although humans are imperfect by nature, we have had many successes. Our branded feature walls at five Amegy Banks locations, our work at Hotel Valencia – River Walk published in Conde Nast Traveler magazine, our stunning recreation of the Ima Hogg Bayou Bend mural, as well as many other projects have demonstrated that our philosophy and strategy translates to many types of products and offerings throughout all of Texas and beyond.
In April of 2018, we discovered an opportunity in Dallas for a neighborhood revitalization project. I wasn’t sure if I should pitch the project idea, but we saw an opportunity to combine the Imago Dei philosophy with our past experience to create something bigger.
|Despite my twenty years of experience in construction management, this was something over which I needed to pray. How often are we afraid and lack the confidence to venture out, despite our experience or qualifications?
I discussed it with my team, my family, and God, and I decided to pitch the proposal. The idea presented entailed building three high quality but affordable homes all at once, saving on costs by combining resources and integrating the innovations we have discovered by utilizing Imago Dei finishes.
The proposal to my surprise was accepted, and now Imago Dei is six weeks out from ground-breaking on our first three homebuilding projects.
These houses will become homes, built by a team of people who, just as in all our other work, strive to honor God and serve him in the quality of our craftsmanship. There will be challenges, there may be a learning curve, but with God’s blessing, we will see it done.