Education: Graduated 1997 from Lockhart High School, Lockhart, TX

MEET THE TEAM

Brent Doucette | Senior Project Manager

Jorge Marcano | Project Management Director

Mr. De La Cruz will provide on-site coordination for all phases of construction projects, including coordinating subcontractors, material and equipment, ensuring that specifications are being strictly followed, and work is proceeding on schedule and within budget. Mr. De La Cruz will be responsible for scheduling, inspections, quality control, and job site safety.

  • 15+ years of construction that include K12, Higher Education, and Civil projects
  • Local experience with subcontractors

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Mrs. Rowell is a seasoned Project Manager who brings over 15 years of experience to the JR Thomas Group, Inc. team.  Her portfolio incorporates extensive Institutional and Healthcare experience.  Antionette began her career RHJ-JOC where she successfully managed several various multi-million dollar projects, during her tenure, she broadened her expertise in scoping, estimating, procurement and scheduling. 

In her role as a Project Manager, Antionette has managed several major projects for JR Thomas Group, Inc. and lends her expertise in all facets as needed.  She promotes a team player mentality and ensures that philosophy is maintained in all aspects of her work and attitude.


Kimberly Wilder | Finance Director / Controller

Mr. Marcano has accumulated over 20 years of solid field experience in construction management. His ability to take on and accomplish challenging projects is indicative of assisting Texaco Venezuela in building the first service station on Margarita Island as part of the new market penetration. He garnered recognition nationwide by Texaco as being the first General Contractor to deliver a Service Station in one(1) month time frame and positioned Texaco as the first leading multinational oil company on the island. Mr. Marcano has been recognized throughout his career for managing projects efficiently in fast paced environments with tight schedules.

  • 20+ years of construction and practical problem solving
  • Strong experience in estimating, scheduling, cost management and green building.


Joesph Thomas | Project Superintendent

With a career as a certified welder and fabricator spanning over 30 years Mr. Thomas is also knowledgeable and experienced with structural and pipe construction, electrical troubleshooting and repair.  He also encompasses years of valued field management experience. 

  • 30+ years of Certified Welding and Fabrication experience
  • Vast Project Management & Jobsite coordination skillset

Mr. Thomas has served as Project Manager/Marketing Manager for the past 13 years providing direct contact and support for a variety of K-12, Higher Education and non-profit organizations. His services have added in the development of a variety of grass-root initiatives. He is proficient at utilizing information technology to manage multiple contracts, project tracking, project analyses, budget administration and human resource management. Mr. Thomas understands and is knowledgeable in procurement.

  • 13 years in delivery order contracting including 9 years as an owner.
  • Extensive experience in contractor procurement. 


     Education: Bachelor of Science, Texas Southern University, ​Texas 

Education: Master of Science in Construction Management; Bachelor's of Science in Civil Engineering,

Andres Bello Catholic University, Caracas, Venezuela.

Education: Graduated from Vinton High School, Vinton, Louisiana.

Education: Bachelor of Business  Administration (BBA) in Accounting, University of Houston Downtown, and matriculating at University of Houston, School of Business, Master of Business Administration (MBA).

Jason De La Cruz | Senior Project Superintendent

Education: Certified Welding Graduate; T. H. Harris Vocational Technical School, February 1982

Derrick DeBerry | Procurement Analyst

Education: Bachelor of Business Administration, University of Phoenix, Houston, TX

With over 30 years of experience in the construction industry, Mr. Doucette has spent the past 12 years developing an extensive resume utilizing the Job Order Contracting methodology. As a Senior Project Manager, Mr. Doucette completed Job Orders valued at an estimated $75 million. This has enabled him to gain significant experience working with Houston area schools bond programs and developing strong customer relation skills along the way.

  • 30+ years of construction that included 20 years in the Caribbean's working design build and commercial renovation
  • Strong experience in project management, estimating, scheduling, and cost management

Education: Bachelor of Science, Construction Management, Texas Southern University, Houston, TX; Associate of Arts, Architectural Technology, The College of the Bahamas, Nassau, Bahamas

Antionette Rowell | Project Manager

JR THOMAS GROUP INC.

Ms. Wilder has accounting and financial management experience with variety of businesses in the Houston area and has training and experience in hazardous abatement. She has held challenging and responsible positions with a major Accounting firm and served as Financial Aid Director and Business Manager for an environmental science training institute.

  • 19 years of accounting and financial experience
  • 4 years customer relations experience
  • Hazardous abatement experience 

John Thomas | Principal-In-Charge

Mr. DeBerry has over 20 years of operational accounting and administrative business experience with a Fortune 500 Company.  During this tenure he held the position of Wire Manager, managed over 5,000 internal bank accounts and reviewed and approved corporate expense reimbursement accounts; affording him the opportunity to grasp valuable budget allocation and project management experience.

  • 20+ years of operational accounting and business administrative experience
  • 4 years of treasury experience