Project Management/Business Development
BILLY JACOBSON, VP of BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT
Billy Jacobson currently serves as VP – Business Development for TCC and is tasked with channeling the nationwide growth of the TCC sales effort. Mr. Jacobson is responsible for expanding the customer base and enhancing the efforts of the sales and estimating staffs. He brings an appreciation for the built environment, smart growth principles, and the development of our cities and civic localities. Billy has fifteen years of sales and sales management experience in the healthcare, insurance, petroleum, and industrial trades.
Mr. Jacobson graduated from Stanford University with a B.A. in American Studies and a minor in Economics, and attended Rice University. He also played minor league baseball in the Houston Astros organization. Billy is blessed with an amazing family which includes his wonderful wife, and their 2 daughters and 3 sons. With his free time, Mr. Jacobson relishes investing in youth via coaching sports and engaging in thought-provoking conversation and reading.
TODD HARDY, SENIOR PROJECT MANAGER
Todd Hardy has over thirty years of ensuring customer satisfaction, providing superior service, and offering valuable leadership in the industry, the last fifteen of those with the TCC family. Having grown up straightening his father’s carpet samples, loading crews and installing relays, Todd brings a lifetime of experience to every professional relationship. His early career with a variety of carpet mills offers unique technical perspective on materials and his experience with new multi-family builds from coast to coast makes him a valuable resource for all his trade partners. Mr. Hardy has managed over 175 projects totaling over 35,000 units. Todd has served in various capacities, including the Hold ‘Em & Hit ‘Em and the Corral Club, within the leadership of the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo.
DEBORAH NELSON, SENIOR PROJECT MANAGER
Deborah Nelson provides valued service and knowledge for her customers on a nationwide basis. Her five years with TCC (and 10 years with BSI prior to the merger) have included strong dedication to customer service across a variety of product offerings and specialties. In the five years since the merger, Debi has managed over 50 jobs across 9 states. Debi’s experience as a Project Manager building apartments coupled with years spent as a Vice President at Dero Products afford her valuable professional perspective on her customer’s projects. Ms. Nelson earned an Architectural Engineering Degree from the University of Texas. She also happens to be a big-time NASCAR enthusiast, loves watching sports, and enjoys traveling.
GARY KRAMER, SENIOR PROJECT MANAGER
Gary Kramer brings an intense desire to provide service that you can stand behind to every one of his customers. Those ideals have served him well in his ten years with TCC Multi-Family Interiors and in his previous sales and leadership roles which included 25 years with Diamond Shamrock/Valero. Mr. Kramer has managed over 100 projects that have included in excess of 25,000 units finished. Gary is a Southwest Texas State graduate and has volunteered for almost 30 years with the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo as a member of the Corral Club and Hold ‘Em & Hit ‘Em Club. He is married, has one daughter and enjoys hunting and golf.
LESLIE WATSON, SENIOR PROJECT MANAGER
Leslie Watson brings over fifteen years of flooring experience in all aspects (distribution, installation, and retail) and a strong customer focus to the TCC family. She has spent the past 12 years focused exclusively on Multi-Family builds and her enthusiasm for enhancing her product knowledge brings added value to her customers. Ms. Watson has managed over 135 projects accounting for 27,000+ units. Leslie enjoys tinkering with computers and gadgets, guns and shooting, and loves her niece, nephews, and animals.
JEFF GENTRY, SENIOR PROJECT MANAGER
Jeff Gentry has over twenty-three years of experience in flooring. Having spent the last 10 years in sales, including the last six with TCC. Jeff makes every effort to ensure his customers are taken care of. Mr. Gentry also spent ten plus years installing floors in commercial, government, and residential builds offering beneficial hands-on product and installation knowledge. Jeff is married with one son and enjoys golf, poker, and football.
GRANT CLYDE, PROJECT MANAGER
Grant Clyde grew up around the flooring industry working for his father’s flooring business on residential projects. He attended North Carolina State University in Raleigh, NC earning a degree in Parks, Recreation, and Tourism while leading the baseball team to a berth in the College World Series. Mr. Clyde worked with Cameron International across South Texas, Pennsylvania, and West Texas prior to joining TCC. While his passion is to meet and exceed customer’s expectations and deadlines, Grant does find time for recreational pursuits such as hunting, fishing, and golf.
TAYLOR HODGE, PROJECT MANAGER
Taylor Hodge is a Sales Manager turned Project Manager, passionate about exceeding all service expectations. He is extremely service oriented and has proven it throughout the last 7 years through multiple channels in the construction industry. He has spent time learning the roofing industry on the contractor side (Beldon Roofing), the insulation industry on the distributor side (IDI Distributors), and the flooring industry on both the manufacturer/vendor side (Emser Tile) & the contractor side (TCC).
Taylor graduated from The University of Texas at San Antonio with a B.A. in International Management and a B.A. in Marketing.
In his free time, Taylor enjoys spending time with his wife and daughter, traveling, sporting events, and the occasional round of golf.
MARY GASSIOT, ASSISTANT PROJECT MANAGER
Mary Gassiot brings over 35 years of experience in the flooring industry.
Mary joined the TCC Multi-Family Interior team eight years ago where she assists in various functions in bidding and managing numerous projects. Prior to TCC she spent five years purchasing flooring and scheduling installation in the medical field in the Texas Medical Center, twenty-two years in the commercial industry (for interior tenant finish buildouts, retail, and hospitality projects), where she handled various aspects of the business from the purchasing to the accounting (A/P and A/R).
Ms. Gassiot is a native Houstonian and attended University of Houston where she obtained a Purchasing Management Certification. Mary is a mother of one son. She enjoys spending time with her family and friends, riding her motorcycle, participating in fund raisers to bring joy to the less fortunate, horseback riding, dancing, bowling, hunting, fishing and is a certified rescue diver.
GEMMIE JACKSON, ASSISTANT PROJECT MANAGER
Gemmie Jackson brings 22 years of procurement and 15 years office/warehouse management and forklift operator experience to TCC. She enjoys working with her team as they collaborate on new ideas to better serve the other departments. Her goals and passion are to help others grow into their strengths and to encourage. Mrs. Jackson believes there are no bad ideas, some are just better than others, and knowing that her teammates are bringing their thoughts and ideas to the table is exciting to her; especially when she gets to see their ideas become reality, and to quote her, “they are a fearless group”.
Outside of work, Gemmie’s passion is going into the prisons with her husband and sharing the love and hope of Jesus Christ. She loves spending time with her 2 daughters and 2 grandkids, but the one thing she most enjoys is riding her motorcycle with her best friend, her husband.
NIKKI SESSION, ASSISTANT PROJECT MANAGER
Nikki has over 20 years of experience in the flooring industry, which includes 10 years as part of the subcontractor organization for The Home Depot (our nation’s largest flooring retailer). Past experiences include all aspects of the industry with a heavy focus on project management and expediting. She has a reputation for resolving issues and meeting project deadlines. Nikki’s earlier flooring experience includes new construction residential projects as well as commercial. Her added knowledge specialties (blinds, postal and shelving) make her a valuable resource.
Mrs. Session is committed to providing her customers with quality service and is focused on TCC’s goal to become the nation’s premier provider. Nikki has collaborated on TCC projects from the east coast to the west.
She is a native Houstonian with a love for traveling the globe, football, and fishing. She is also the proud mother of 2 daughters.
HEATHER SHIFFLET, ASSISTANT PROJECT MANAGER
A Houston native, Heather has been a part of the TCC Family for 4 years, with a total of 10 years’ experience in the construction industry. Before joining TCC, Heather had an extensive career in the medical field as a NCCMA, where she developed a keen eye for detail. Heather’s impeccable work ethic ensures her projects are running smoothly and efficiently.
Outside of TCC, Heather enjoys spending time with her family, especially her two children.
FABIANA HERNANDEZ, ASSISTANT PROJECT MANAGER
Fabiana Hernandez is a Project Controller with 6 years of flooring experience that started with residential construction in the sunny city of Miami and moving into multi-family builds in 2017. Fabiana holds a bachelor’s degree in Marketing from UNITEC Venezuela.
Fabiana uses her positive attitude to work hard and succeed in all aspects daily. In addition to her construction experience, Fabiana is a certified nutrition coach. In her free time, Fabiana likes to workout, go for walks with her husband and dogs, and go to the beach.
BRANDI STOUT, ASSISTANT PROJECT MANAGER
Brandi Stout has over 5 years’ experience in the construction industry wearing many different hats as most do in this fast-paced industry! Brandi’s attention to detail, ability to multi-task, and passion for work help her to cultivate projects to their highest potential.
Originally from Louisiana, Brandi received a bachelor’s in Psychology from the University of Louisiana at Monroe. Knowing she wanted to pursue a career in human resources and organizational development, Brandi also received a master’s in Industrial and Organizational Psychology from LA Tech University.
Upon graduating Brandi moved to Spring TX where she worked for 3 years before moving to Houston, what has held a special place in her heart since she was a young woman and Brandi is proud to finally call it home.
BASMA OSHIBA, ASSISTANT PROJECT MANAGER
Basma Oshiba joined TCC in 2013 upon graduating from the University of Houston with a bachelor’s degree in Architecture and Environment Design. She worked various roles and projects within the company from the east to west coast, currently majority of her focus is at the California division. She possesses the gifts of being detailed, a quick thinker, and typically has a hearty smile on her face.
Basma takes any chance she gets to go traveling the world, camping, being on the lake, and playing sports.