Meet the Team


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Douglas is a seasoned expert in earthwork and underground utilities, including foundations, septic systems, and drainage. If it involves dirt, he's the go-to professional. With more than 40 years in construction, including extensive experience in the commercial sector, Douglas is eager to share his wealth of knowledge with our clients. His commitment to delivering projects on time and within budget is unwavering. Additionally, he possesses a unique talent for designing and installing decorative concrete.

Dana isn't just a diligent professional; she's also the life of the party! Check out her whimsical side on Perfect Party Games.

Dana exemplifies integrity and possesses a robust work ethic. Her extensive experience in event planning and detail-oriented nature makes her a valuable asset to any project. Coupled with her roles as a Certified Residential Real Estate Appraiser, Pierce County Septic Installer, Construction Manager, and her tenure in an escrow office, she has developed a formidable combination of talents.


Melissa's passion is unmatched. Her endeavors are pursued with creativity and distinction. Yet, her artistic approach is just one facet; she is also a skilled draftsman and was a licensed Residential Real Estate Appraiser for six years in California. Share your visions while enjoying a cup of cocoa with Melissa, and you'll understand exactly what we're talking about.

The HBA Story

When Roger and Melissa Aylstock decided to build their own home again in Texas, they were surprised to find out they would need to utilize the services of a builder of record (BOR), a term that appeared to be unique to Texas.

Having built and remodeled multiple homes in the past, they felt fully competent to execute the build. The house was finished in a timely fashion, however over the course of the build, when presented with unique complications the BOR instructions they had been given were outdated and less than helpful.

Given the amount of money they had paid for this service, they felt there were better, more technologically based ways to approach the management of a build. This lead to discussions with friends and family. They spoke with Steve Bradshaw (a former plumbing contractor) and his son, Nick Bradshaw (a website developer), who had recently moved to Texas and Dana Palmer (a concrete contractor) and Doug Palmer (a former building contractor) who were moving to Texas themselves. They realized that both families had extensive experience that complimented Roger Aylstock’s (a certified project manager) and Melissa Aylstock’s (a former draftsman).

The Palmer’s, Aylstock’s and Bradshaw’s spent over a year doing their due diligence. With a plan in place, they took the necessary steps to form two separate LLC’s, HBA Construction and Home Builder Assist. At the end of 2016, both Bradshaw’s decided on different professional paths. Prior to 2020, the Aylstock's relinquished part ownership in the LLC, but Melissa still occasionally advises on projects.