Exceptional Team Members
Graceland Windows and Doors has a team of home improvement and remodeling experts dedicated to all customers.
Jacob Boone – Owner/Business Development
Jacob grew up in a small town of 1,600 north of Dallas in a community where everyone knew everyone and where a good reputation got you places. It’s this value of reputation that has manifested itself in the very principles Graceland holds dear. At the age of 6, his family of five moved to the Big Island of Hawaii to become missionaries. Over the next few years, Jacob, his two sisters and parents travelled all over Asia doing humanitarian work. It was during this time that Jacob saw up close and personal the value of solutions, the beauty of humanity and the power of teamwork. Today, these lessons serve as the bedrock of Graceland’s business model… a customer centric business based on The Golden Rule. You’ve got to give good to get good.
When not working, Jacob enjoys hiking with his Australian Shepherd, Blue, coastal fishing, road tripping through Texas, playing golf and spending time with friends and family.
Aric Garrett – Window Installation Expert
Aric was born in Florida and raised in Abilene, Texas. After meeting his wife, Aric moved to the Austin area 16 years ago and calls Austin home. He’s a graduate of Lubbock Christian University, where he played basketball while obtaining a degree in Business Management. Aric was recently inducted into the LCU Hall of Fame and holds the record for the most assists, but with his humbleness, you probably won’t hear him mention this. Aric has been married for 11 years and has 3 charismatic children. He’s a certified window and door installer and has 16 years of experience. He also holds EPA Lead, OSHA, and AAMA certifications. Windows and doors are Aric’s craft, as he takes honor and pride in his work to the utmost degree. He treats every home as his own and every client as family.
Nick Ewald – Project Consultant
Nick was born in the DFW area but grew up in Central Texas. Nick’s first love was basketball, he played club and school programs from elementary to high school. Having taken the core values and discipline he learned on the court and applied them to his profession, Nick has excelled in his role with Graceland. Nick enjoys creating and fostering relationships and educating customers through his specialized approach. He has a knack for making clients feel comfortable and engaged.
*This year Nick will become a Daddy for the first time*
“I can’t wait to see what this next chapter brings me and my family.”
Katie Boone – Operations Manager – San Antonio Branch
For nearly 10 years Katie has worked in the Real Estate/ Construction industry. From Development, Sales, New Construction to Renovation, Retrofit and even Interior Design. “If it can be built, renovated or designed I have had a part in it in some shape or form. What I love most about my job is the relationships I have made and how there is NEVER a dull moment. In this industry there is always creation and innovation happening. I love watching the progress and I enjoy being a creator has well.”
Katie is skilled in handling all the moving parts and personalities when it comes to managing a project and making sure expectations are exceeded. If you don’t see Katie on the job site, it is guaranteed she is behind her computer researching, learning or designing.
“She’s slightly obsessive about making every process more efficient. If there is a problem ahead she usually rights the ship before we even know there would have been an issue.” -JB
Kelly Sanford – Office Manager
Coming from a military family, Kelly has lived all over the country but eventually came to settle down in Austin. Kelly has many talents. She has been a professional musician for years and has enjoyed performing all over Texas. Her other passions include; alternative health, exercise, nutrition. She is also a lover of nature and horses and believes that these beautiful animals give her body and soul a great balance. Kelly has also worked in the real estate industry, staging and designing for builders and realtors.
When Kelly is not working, you will most likely find her spending time with her son out in nature.
“Helping clients transform their homes has always been extremely rewarding for me, through staging or transforming a space with windows and doors. You’d be amazed how different a space can become with just those 3 pieces.”