Who We Are
Who We AreBrookstone is a trusted professional partner providing a client-focused, disciplined, and safe approach to the building process, creating value for our customers and project teams. We empower our employees to constantly improve themselves and our processes while acting with high character to support our clients, projects, and fellow employees.
Founded in 1963 as Rayko Construction, Brookstone, as we know it today, was formed primarily to construct retail service stations for the large oil companies. John Carson joined the company in 1972 as a project manager. As a result of the oil embargo in 1973, the company was forced to diversify its markets and soon thereafter, was awarded its first religious project for Kingwood United Methodist Church. Along with this new religious market, additional diversity developed in the healthcare, community, education, and other commercial sectors. In the healthcare market, the first project was a renovation at the Texas Medical Center; and the first public K-12 education projects were constructed for Tomball ISD. The company’s first community/non-profit project was constructed for Houston Child Guidance Center which later became DePelchin Children’s Center.
Steve Dishman joined the company in 1977 as a project manager. In 1978, John Carson purchased the company and became president while Steve Dishman, Gale Gaither, and Grace Applewhite became shareholders. The group changed the company’s name to Brookstone Construction in 1979. During the 1980’s, Brookstone benefited from the strength of its growing market diversity to weather the economic booms and busts. Brookstone moved its headquarters to 3715 Dacoma Street in 1991 where it remains to this day. In 1992, John Carson became chairman and chief executive officer; and Steve Dishman became president and chief operating officer. Andy Richardson joined Brookstone in 1994 as senior estimator. In 1998, 1999, and 2007, Samantha Hutchison joined as staff accountant, Jeremy Stovall as assistant project manager, and Jeramy Moffitt as project estimator, respectively.
Throughout its history, Brookstone has developed into one of the premier commercial construction companies in southeast Texas with diverse markets in the community/religious, education, healthcare, municipal and aviation/industrial sectors. In 2021, Jeremy Stovall became president; and Steve Dishman transitioned to chairman. Samantha Hutchison is chief financial officer and Jeramy Moffitt is vice president and chief estimator. Sadly, in March 2022, Steve passed away unexpectedly in Tasmania, Australia, while riding in a vintage British motorcycle rally.
Brookstone’s history is rich with an incredible legacy of leadership, valued clients, and diverse markets. Today, Brookstone’s team of industry-leading professionals provides exceptional service to a diverse group of clients on complicated construction projects. The measure of Brookstone’s service is the fact that many clients invite them back repeatedly. Upon this history and with its team, Brookstone is well-positioned to continue forward serving its core markets and creating new chapters of its story by building "The Brookstone Way".
Jeremy Stovall, LEED AP
An affinity for building runs deep in Jeremy. His grandfather was a woodworker and construction superintendent and his uncle, an architect. Growing up in the small east Texas town of Alba as the son of a Baptist minister further spurred his passion for projects that enhance faith, the community, and human experience. While pursuing a degree in construction science from Texas A&M University, Jeremy interned with Brookstone and joined full-time following graduation.
He genuinely connects with clients representing all project types, seeking to understand each organization’s core mission and how the mission is supported by all stakeholders. Jeremy delivers functional buildings that are cost-effective to maintain and adapt to changing needs. He also explores new delivery methods, such as design-build and integrated project delivery, to help organizations achieve the quality they seek for the budget and schedule they require.
Jeremy serves as a board member with the Associated General Contractors (AGC) Houston Chapter and AGC Texas Building Branch. Additionally, he is actively involved in leadership at Texas A&M University’s Construction Industry Advisory Council and the Dean’s Advisory Board for the School of Architecture. He is also a board member on the Center for Christianity in Business at Houston Christian University (formerly Houston Baptist University).
Jeremy is a deacon at Houston’s First Baptist Church where he and his family attend the church’s Cypress Campus.
In his spare time, he enjoys camping and spending time with his wife Janet, and their three children, playing the mountain dulcimer, disc golfing, hanging out with their cat Julius, and cheering on the Fight’n Texas Aggie Football Team!
Jeramy Moffitt, LEED AP
From an early age, Jeramy took an interest in construction. Assembling erector sets, building forts in the woods, and later tagging along with his uncles to help with electrical and plumbing work, he was always headed toward a career in construction. As vice president and chief estimator, Jeramy continues to build, but now the structures and building components are put together in his head as he generates estimates and contracts that set up the project team for actual construction.
After receiving his degree in construction science from Texas A&M University, Jeramy started out working in the field, managing projects. He then transitioned into estimating where he worked his way into his current leadership role. Jeramy prides himself in anticipating and planning what projects require to be successful.
He looks for ways to constantly improve preconstruction services and interactions between the parties involved. Jeramy enjoys being involved with projects as they develop from conceptual ideas on paper to finished building structures that facilitate various functions for our community.
When Jeramy isn’t estimating projects for Brookstone, he is searching out the next adventure by traveling the United States with his wife, Terrie, and their two sons. His passions include roller coasters, hiking, snow skiing, and whitewater rafting.
Samantha Hutchison, CPA, CCIFP
A double major in finance and accounting, Samantha worked in England just after graduating with a degree in finance from Texas A&M University. She then came home to Houston to work in banking before joining Brookstone. The busy pace of construction, the hard-working ethos of staff members and pride in seeing tangible results of the work all aligned to secure Samantha’s career in construction. She continues to be impressed by the wealth of knowledge and the unsurpassed coordination skills possessed by the Brookstone team.
In addition to overseeing the systems that preserve financial solvency, Samantha supports training in risk analysis to continue raising the professionalism throughout the company. As a marathon runner, Samantha also champions Brookstone’s focus on wellness.
Samantha is a CPA and Certified Construction Industry Financial Professional. She is active locally and nationally in the Construction Financial Management Association (CFMA), including having served as Past National Chair. Samantha is also a previous recipient of the AGC Houston Chapter’s Pat Kiley Excellence in Leadership Standard of Excellence Award.
In her spare time, Samantha can be found spending time with her beloved dog, JoJo, training for her next marathon (yes, she has run the Boston!), cooking, and hiking.
Max Montegut, LEED AP
Max has always been intrigued with how things work. As a child, he frequently took apart and reassembled just about anything with parts. After-school jobs in high school as a car mechanic reinforced his innate analytical abilities and furthered his problem-solving skills.
Max has a degree in building construction from Texas A&M University and an MBA from Rice University.
Early immersion into large-scale construction projects honed Max’s aptitude in maintaining complex schedules with continually moving parts. He built a major Texas Medical Center parking garage expansion just two years out of college; managed new construction and renovation of casinos in the Southeast, Midwest and Pacific Northwest; oversaw the completion of new hospitals; and completed 8,000 hospitality units encompassing hotels, multi-family housing and high-rise condominiums.
This advanced insight into construction means, methods, and materials allows Max to serve as a company-wide resource in moving projects forward. Max also lends his expertise to the Greater Houston YMCA, serving on its facilities committee.
“Fore!” Max is an avid golfer, and travels throughout the year with his wife, Toni, to many golf destinations and water-front resorts. For Max, golf and travel are important, but they take second priority to spending time with his grandchildren.
You could say construction runs in Travis’ family with one grandfather a custom homebuilder, and the other grandfather a commercial superintendent. Coupled with his father’s career in oil and gas production management, it was inevitable that Travis grew an interest in building, production, and technical aspects.
From Portland, Texas, Travis headed to College Station where he graduated from Texas A&M University with degree in construction science, and a minor in business. Upon graduation, he joined Brookstone full-time as a project engineer, and quickly moved up the ranks to project management. During Travis’ tenure in project management, he experienced and enjoyed building projects in a variety of markets including community, education, and industrial.
He enjoys the building process, finding solutions, and making the construction experience rewarding for our team, clients, subcontractors, and design partners. Travis is passionate about continuing education and is consistently encouraging, supporting, and promoting the growth of our staff with new learning opportunities.
In his down time, Travis enjoys spending time with wife, Melissa, and their two children, who are both in Scouts. He enjoys a variety of hobbies, including traveling, the outdoors, foreign language learning, cuisines, tea, coffee, and cats.
Raised in a family of educators, from an early age Chris was exposed to an environment that fostered critical thinking and encouraged creativity. Chris often sketched his ideas of new projects and how to improve on existing concepts. It was in high school he took a specific interest in design and ultimately found his way to study construction management in college.
Raised in Houston, Chris recognized its vast opportunity to construct different types of projects. He has built many of Houston’s iconic projects, including places of worship, green spaces, places of refuge, and healthcare facilities. This eclectic mix of projects has given Chris an ability to work with a wide range of clients and designers.
Chris is an avid foodie with specific interests in pizza and cookies. He and his wife, Jackie, support their children’s participation in dance, drill team, hockey, and baseball activities. When Chris has free time, he enjoys working in his yard, going to movies, and watching baseball.
Ben has more than 30 years of experience in a variety of industries including construction, oil and gas, and banking. His background includes management of construction from the vantage point of the general contractor, subcontractor, and owner helping him develop an appreciation for all parties interested in a successful project.
Construction has always been in the family DNA with a father who worked as a site superintendent and facility manager. Growing up in the household of a self-taught residential handyman, Ben spent weekends handing his father tools as he conducted HVAC and appliance repairs for neighborhood homes and businesses.
During time away from work you can find Ben working on his golf swing, going for a long bike ride, or cooking up something special on the BBQ pit.
Chris Roberts, CHST, CSHO
With more than 25 years of construction safety experience under his belt, Chris is the award-winning safety director of Brookstone.
Chris grew up in the construction industry, as his father was a partner in a commercial construction company in Tyler, Texas. Chris became passionate about our industry’s most valuable resource – its people – and was drawn to a career as a safety professional. Having an understanding of how projects are built allows him to uniquely promote safe work systems, processes, and guidelines.
He has a degree in applied science in occupational safety and health from Texas State Technical College. Chris has served as past Co-Chair for the Houston Chapter AGC Safety Committee, Texas Building Branch Safety Committee and is currently active with the AGC National Safety Committee.
An avid outdoorsman, Chris enjoys hunting and fishing, as well as traveling with his wife, Christin, and their children – all safely, of course!