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JEFF HUNT

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JEFF HUNT

GENERAL OVERVIEW

Jeff is the founder and President of Heritage Construction Services, a residential design-build firm in Houston Texas. His construction experience includes commercial projects up to $125 million such as luxury hotels, hospitals, schools, airports, and office buildings. His residential construction experience includes custom home building and remodeling on projects up to $750,000, including major additions, upscale kitchen and baths, fire & flood restoration, and whole house renovations. In addition to his construction experience, Jeff has over 10 years of experience as a strategic and information technology consultant, beginning with a career at Andersen Consulting (now known as Accenture). Backed by a strong background in both business and construction, he is regarded as an accomplished speaker and instructor, as well as a committed professional and advocate of the construction industry. His experience as an expert witness includes testifying on matters including contract disputes, duty of care, construction defects, damages resulting from negligence, and insurance claims resulting from hail, wind, fire, flood, and product defects.

Education

  • Bachelor of Science in Building Construction, Texas A&M University, 1985
  • Master of Business Administration, Texas A&M University, 1989

Professional Credentials

  • Certified Graduate Remodeler (CGR), since 2004
  • Graduate Master Builder (GMB), since 2005
  • Certified Aging in Place Specialist (CAPS), since 2004
  • Certified Green Building Professional (CGP), since 2008
  • Graduate Master Remodeler (GMR), since 2013
  • Texas Residential Construction Commission Star Builder, 2007-2008

Professional Affiliations

  • Greater Houston Builders Association
    • Board of Directors 2006-2012
    • Secretary, 2010
    • Remodelers Council Board of Directors 2004-2009
    • Remodelers Council President 2008
    • Education Committee Chairman, 2006
  • National Association of Home Builders
    • Board of Directors, since 2006
    • Education Committee, since 2009
    • CGR Board of Governors, 2007-present, Chairman 2009           
    • CGB Board of Governors, 2008-present, Chairman 2011
    • Remodelers Council Board of Trustees, 2009-present
    • University of Housing, Instructor since 2007
    • University of Housing, Subject Matter Expert since 2007
    • University of Housing, Instructor Review Board, 2008-2012, Chair 2010
  • Texas Association of Builders
    • Board of Directors 2007-present
    • Remodelers Council,  2006-present
    • Attorney Council, 2016-present

Awards and Honors

  • National CGR of the Year, 2006
  • Houston Remodeler of the Year, 2006 & 2007
  • Texas Association of Builders Best Kitchen Remodel Under $75K, 2007
  • National Remodeler of the Year, 2008
  • Texas Association of Builders Best Kitchen Remodel Under $100K, 2008
  • Houston’s Best Award – Remodeled Master Suite, 2011
  • Texas Association of Builders Remodeler of the Year, 2013

Media Appearances/Speaking Engagements~ Mr. Hunt has appeared or been featured in the following:

  • Houston Chronicle
  • Wall Street Journal
  • Professional Remodeler Magazine
  • Qualified Remodeler Magazine
  • Remodeling Magazine
  • Houston Builder Magazine
  • Texas Builder Magazine
  • Upscale Remodeling Magazine
  • HousingZone.com
  • Channel 11 News Defenders
  • HGTV
  • CNN Money.com
  • Frequent guest host, “Home Improvement Hotline” on 950 AM
  • Featured speaker at International Builders Show 2008 - 2015
  • Featured speaker at The Remodeling Show, 2010, 2011

Expert Witness Experience

  • Previous trial testimony:
    • Cause No. 2009-43155; Shawn Holloway & Stephanie Holloway, Plaintiffs vs. Flutobo, Inc. d/b/a Keller Williams Realty Northeast, Clint J. Simon d/b/a Sherlock Pest & Sherlock Spec and Jennifer Blalock, Defendants; In the 61st Judicial District Court of Harris County, Texas. Served as expert witness for Plaintiff.
    • Cause No. 2009-33086; Nathan Hurt, as Independent Administrator of the Estate of Mary Ann Hurt and of the Estate of R. Wayne Hurt, PLAINTIFF vs. Liberty Mutual Fire Insurance Company and Thomas G. Habben, defendants; In the 127th Judicial District Court of Harris County, Texas. Served as expert witness for Defense.

  • Previous depositions:
    • Cause No. 2009-43155; Shawn Holloway & Stephanie Holloway, Plaintiffs vs. Flutobo, Inc. d/b/a Keller Williams Realty Northeast, Clint J. Simon d/b/a Sherlock Pest & Sherlock Spec and Jennifer Blalock, Defendants; In the 61st Judicial District Court of Harris County, Texas. Expert witness for Plaintiff.
    • Cause No. 2009-33086; Nathan Hurt, as Independent Administrator of the Estate of Mary Ann Hurt and of the Estate of R. Wayne Hurt, PLAINTIFF vs. Liberty Mutual Fire Insurance Company and Thomas G. Habben, defendants; In the 127th Judicial District Court of Harris County, Texas. Expert witness for Defense.
    • Civil Action No. 4:10-CV-01886; h&h hospitality llc, plaintiff vs. discovery specialty insurance company, defendant; In United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas, Houston Division. Expert witness for Plaintiff.
    • Cause No. 2013-59573; Kaleigh Hardesty, Individually and as Representative of the Estate of Donald Hardesty, Deceased VS. Brian Westphal and Ginger Westphal; In the 189th Judicial District Court of Harris County, Texas. Expert witness for Defense.
    • Civil Action No. 7:15-CV-00393; Wing Joe, plaintiff vs. Colony specialty insurance company, defendant; In United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas, McAllen Division. Expert for Defense.
    • Cause No. 1075076; Felipe Ruiz, Plaintiff VS. State Farm Lloyds and Eric Gabriel, Defendants; In the County Court at Law No. 4 of Harris County, Texas. Served as expert witness for Defense.
    • Cause No. 82127-CV; Michael Sellars and Schon Sellars VS. Enterprise Products Operating LLC and Enterprise TE products Pipeline company llc; In the 412th District Court of Brazoria County, Texas. Expert for Plaintiff.
  • Previous appraisal assignments:
    • Cause No. CL-14-2716-A; Law Office of Jeanne E. Holmes, PC vs Hartford Lloyds Insurance Company & Affiliated Roofing Inc. In the County Court at Law No. 1, Hidalgo County, Texas, Mr. Artemio De la Fuente, Umpire. Appraiser for Defense.
  • Previous arbitrations:
    • Cause No. 15-02-01625; Jimmy P. Chandler and Sarah Law Chandler vs Darling Homes of Texas, LLC; In the 284th Judicial District Court of Montgomery County, Texas, Mr. Joe Davis, Arbitrator. Expert witness for Defense.