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GREG EVANS
Regional General Manager – South California

Greg is from Oregon, where at a young age he was taught a solid work ethic on his grandfather’s 80-acre farm. He is always on the move, whether it is for the love of physical activity, or as a dedicated, results-driven professional. Having lived and worked in the pacific northwest for many years, the move to California was a welcomed change, as it reunited him with his wife. Greg has been in the construction industry since 1983. By the age of 25, he had run his first project from start to finish. He has worked his way through all the ranks, from Laborer to President and Owner. On the job, Greg holds a high appreciation for the interworking of the job-site, the interaction between trades, and coordinating a path of success. With a home, son and daughter in Oregon, home and wife in California, and a stepdaughter studying abroad in France, his personal life is definitely busy. Even so, Greg still manages to spend quality time with his close-knit family, as well as time outdoors: backpacking, fly fishing, and dirt bike desert riding. According to Greg, “couch-time stresses him out.”
PETE YANEZ
Regional General Manager – North California

Originally from San Diego, Pete has uprooted and now resides in Northern California. He has been in the construction industry for 43 years, with titles ranging from Foreman to Superintendent to Co-Owner. Pete holds a talent and an eye for artistic creations of all varieties. As Regional General Manager for Colt Builders, he is creating a strong foundation for our ever-growing Northern California market. With the wonderful accomplishment of 35 years of marriage, Pete is also a loving father of 5 and grandfather of 4.
PHIL BLAKE
Regional General Manager – Texas

According to Phil, team building and watching a project come to life are the best parts of a job. He has had a full spectrum of titles within the industry, allowing him to have no fear in picking up a tool beside his crew members. With a history of plumbing as well as wood framing expertise, Phil has been with Colt since 2014. Originally from Australia, he has transplanted numerous times around North America, eventually landing him in Austin, Texas. It is here in Austin, where he works and plays. With two kids as the center of his universe, he also enjoys Spartan Racing, CrossFit, swimming, and music. With over 28 years experience in the construction industry, Phil has a love for the idea, ‘never stop learning’.
JOE AAGARD
Regional General Manager – Mountain

We can say Joe knows construction inside and out. His love for the industry started at a young age, working with his Dad’s insulation business in Montana. Since then, he has traveled and worked in 10 states throughout the Western United States, achieving titles in the full spectrum of framing and estimating. He has also worked as an Engineering Technician during his 25+ years of construction experience. Joe’s motto is to ‘die with memories, not dreams!’. To live up to this motto, he fills his spare time with travel, scuba diving, and is currently working on The Seven Summits (Kilimanjaro down, 6 more to go!). Joe is an inspiring individual, and brings much to the table here at Colt Builders as our Regional General Manager in our mountain region.
COLIN WAITS
Regional General Manager – Southwest

Originally from Iowa, Colin has brought his expertise to our southwest region. After working in the construction industry for 15 years as a Project Manager and Project Engineer, he now works for Colt Builders as a Regional General Manager in Arizona. When Colin isn’t building up his team of valued Colt employees, he is building up his two young children with an active lifestyle, holding a special appreciation for golfing, camping and cooking.
HERMAN “LEE” GUNN
Project Manager – Texas

Lee is originally from Houston, started his construction career in Dallas, and currently works in the Texas market for Colt Builders. However, this is far from the only state where he has lived and worked. While accumulating more than 34 years in the industry, Lee has resided in numerous places over the years. When he first left Texas, he headed for the East Coast; including stops in New Hampshire, Florida, and many of the states in between. He is a loving Grandfather of 3 grandchildren, who still manages to find time for his other passion, BBQ. Lee has a BBQ Competition Team called “Gunn’s A Smokin’,” that competes in 2 or 3 cook-offs a year.
MICHAEL “MIKE” WERT
Project Manager – Texas

Michael began with Colt Builders in 2019, but this is far from the beginning of his construction experience. Since 1996, he has worked in Multifamily Wood Framing. Michael holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Construction Science from Texas A&M University. He has lived in a handful of states within the continental U.S., and he has more than a handful of hobbies including snowboarding, surfing, mountain biking, road biking, and archery hunting.
JARED BLANCHARD
Project Manager – Texas

Just outside of New Orleans, Louisiana is where home is. – And the starting point of Jared’s construction career and focus. After receiving his degree at Louisiana State University, he began working for a heavy civil construction company that works with bridges and flood protection projects. Jared then moved to Chicago and began working in residential construction. After working in the construction industry for over 12 years, and having several titles along the way, Jared brought his expertise to Colt Builders in May 2020. Family time and physical activity are priorities for him, finding enjoyment in cycling, swimming and paddle boarding. While in Chicago, Jared spent his spare moments with recreational soccer leagues as well as a recreational rowing crew team.

Safety Credentials: OSHA 30
ROBERT “BOB” LANGTRY
Project Manager – Arizona

Beginning in the state of Wyoming and the year 1980, Bob started down the road of a construction career that has taken him through various titles ranging from Foreman, to Supervisor, to Project Manager. With experience also as a safety director, Bob stands true to the high bar of Colt’s Safety standards. Working for Colt Builders, in the big, beautiful skies of Arizona, Bob spends his free time exploring the world through photography.
MICHAEL “MIKEY” FRANCIS
Project Manager – Arizona

Though the little town of Quakertown, Pennsylvania is his roots, Mikey has a strong admiration for the Southwest: the boots, the horses and the bikes. After roofing houses in Pennsylvania, he started working for Colt Builders in 2015. His journey with our team has taken him through the Northeast, Mid Atlantic, Texas and now Arizona. This same journey has taken him through the ranks from carpentry to Project Management, where his expertise is helping expand our Arizona market.

Safety Credentials: CPR/First Aid, OSHA 10
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