We’re Built for This. Southerly Homes.
We were builders at heart long before we were builders by trade.
The creative hands-on process of taking a vision and making something out of nothing, is something we grew up on. And that spirit is inherent and at the center of what we do.
We want to carry that experience and spirit throughout the process with you, from early visions and design plans, to working closely with you throughout the building process — all the way through to the reality of a beautifully custom designed home.
We know that the house we’re building for you is more than a house to you. And it’s more than a house to us too.
We’re Built for This. Southerly Homes.
To design and build beautiful, high quality homes with a focus on an exceptional customer experience
with true Texas hospitality — so that our customers feel right at home, right from the start.
Meet the Team
Nick Quijano is a native Texan, raised in Wimberley. Graduated from Texas Christian University in 2005, started in construction in Austin 2006 as a Superintendent at the largest private homebuilder in the country. He learned the trade and excelled as a Superintendent, Builder, and Lead Builder. After earning his Real Estate License in 2009, he quickly moved into an operations management role and began the Urban Development project specializing in land acquisition and redevelopment of Central Austin infill lots. He has experience in custom home building and speculative building in the City of Austin and most surrounding municipalities within 85 miles of Austin. His experience includes design, development, planning, real estate, permitting, sales and marketing, construction of single-family homes, Accessory Dwelling Units (ADUs), duplexes, and attached and detached condo development in all these Central Texas markets. Nick lives in Austin with his wife Holley and three daughters.
Josh is a native Texan, born and raised in Fort Worth, and a graduate of Baylor University. He started in home building when he moved to Austin in 2005 as a Sales Consultant for one of the nation’s largest publicly held homebuilders. In 2006, he became a licensed Texas Realtor, and in 2012, a licensed broker. In 2012, he joined one of the nation’s largest privately held homebuilders, where he excelled as a Builder, Lead Builder, and Senior Builder before moving into a management role. As a Project Manager, he managed numerous communities in and around Austin, successfully starting up and closing out several successful communities. From single-family master planned communities to high density communities and custom high-end urban infill. Josh has experience with several home building approaches, and he is committed to building timeless homes and communities with integrity and care, where the customer experience is paramount. Josh lives in central Austin with his wife, Amber, and their three children.
Senior Project Manager
Bryce was born and raised in South Austin. He has experience in varying parts of the residential construction industry for over 19 years. Bryce attended Concordia University in Austin. When not building beautiful custom homes, he enjoys being outdoors with his family and friends, hunting trophy whitetail deer, and trying the next best idea on the BBQ pit. Bryce, his wife Kerry, and their two beautiful daughters live in Dripping Springs, Texas.
Sales Associate / Realtor
Kajal Gandhi was born in India and immigrated with her parents at the age of 8 to Chicago. Once she graduated from Depaul University, she moved to Austin in 2013 where she began her career in education. After a few years of teaching, she shifted careers in 2016 and started working as a Sales Consultant for one of the nation’s largest privately held homebuilders. The knowledge from teaching has provided valuable skills that she uses daily in real estate negotiations and educating her homebuyers. As a Realtor, her first priority is to make her clients happy. She listens to her clients’ wants and needs to achieve the best outcome in every transaction, and she strives to ensure that the buying or selling process is fun, easy, and stress-free. In her free time, Kajal enjoys spending time with her husband and daughter outdoors, traveling, and trying new foods.
Micah grew up near Houston and has been in the construction industry for over 17 years. He graduated from Texas A&M University with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Ag Business and Management. When he’s not building amazing homes, Micah enjoys everything-A&M, going outdoors with his family, and entertaining friends with a great meal.
Ryan grew up in Michigan and graduated from Grand Valley State University in 2006 where he earned a Bachelor’s of Business Administration, Management, and Operations. He operated a family business helping restore homes in the state, until 2015 when he relocated to Texas. Ryan has experience in Purchasing and Operations Management in production and custom home building. He helped with procurement and supply chain for the first 3D printed home in America. Ryan holds a Six Sigma Certification in Supply Chain Management and a Google Project Management Certificate, bringing a wealth of knowledge and perspective to streamlining a custom home building experience for our clients. He, his wife, and two beautiful children live just north of Austin. They enjoy riding motorcycles in the hill country, spending time on the lake, and traveling in their RV.
Amber Yates grew up in Belton, Texas. After graduating from Texas State University with a BA in Psychology, she moved to Austin and began what would become a 19-year career as a legal secretary supporting attorneys in energy law. She joined Southerly Homes in January 2023 as Company Coordinator, providing general company administrative support, assisting clients with design coordination for their homes, and designing Southerly’s spec homes. Amber lives in Austin with her husband, Josh and their three children. She enjoys family time, canoe trips on the South Llano, being outdoors, going to the beach, playing 42, and reading.
John grew up in Del Valle, Texas just outside of Austin. He graduated from Texas State University in 2022 with a BS in Construction Science and Management and made the Dean’s list. He has experience in construction retail, custom home building, commercial project management and residential construction management. John enjoys getting outdoors with his friends and family, playing soccer, and enjoying great restaurants.
Kyle grew up in Corpus Christi, Texas. He earned a Bachelor’s in Economics for the University of Texas from the McCombs School of Business as a student athlete of the Texas Longhorns football team. Kyle has over 16 years of experience in commercial construction, business development, estimating and project coordination, as well as custom residential building. He, his wife, and two beautiful children live in Central Austin. When not building great homes, Kyle enjoys golf, Longhorn Football, and his competition BBQ team.
David is a native Texan born and raised in Houston. He graduated from Baylor University, and began his homebuilding career in Austin in 2005. After 10 years of homebuilding with one of the nation’s largest and most respected homebuilders, David launched his own brand DP Jones Residential. David has successfully completed multiple projects in central Austin over the last decade, bringing his experience to the Southerly Homes team. David lives in Central Austin with his wife, Molly and their three children.
Senior Project Manager