THE GRACEPOINT DIFFERENCE

Old Roots - New Ideas from our experienced team

Tom Cox Jr. has assembled a team who share their Judeo-Christian values. The Gracepoint Homes team strives to blend timeless worth and cutting-edge innovation in every home they build.

The Gracepoint Homes team is committed to improving the architecture building industry from the inside out. This quest is accomplished by:

  • Operating Gracepoint Homes as an example in the industry.
  • Supporting new property codes and laws.
  • Advocating enforcement of minimum builder standards.

Meet Our Leadership Team

Tom Cox, Jr, President

Thomas D. Cox Jr, is Co-Founder and President of Gracepoint Homes. Cox, a second -generation homebuilder, began his homebuilding career as a customer service representative for nationally-recognized Emerald Homes in 1993. He went on to serve as Project Manager in Guadalajara, Mexico; Senior Operations Manager of Emerald’s Phoenix Division; and Division President of Emerald’s Dallas Division. Upon Emerald’s sale to a national builder, Cox became Houston Division President in the organization, managing the company’s entire Houston portfolio. He achieved profitability in three months and successfully took the startup from producing 190 units and $30 million in revenues to more than 2,670 units and $490 million in revenues, representing an unprecedented growth of more than 400 percent in four years. Cox left the national builder to start Gracepoint Homes in 2006.

Cox holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Agronomy from Mississippi State University where he also served as President, Rush, Social and Philanthropy Chairman of Pi Kappa Alpha Fraternity and was also President of IFC.

Over the course of his career, Cox has actively participated in major homebuilding industry associations such as GHBA and TAB where he co-chaired the committee that established the Sunbelt Builder Convention, and has won 10 prism awards for design, marketing and advertising. His accomplishments are outstanding. At Gracepoint Homes alone, Cox raised more than $70 million dollars in capital funds, raised institutional capital and most notably, successfully attained $75 million dollars in revenues in 2016, despite a soft market. Cox also created In City MUD for Stillwater.

In his spare time, Cox has been involved in many not-for-profit endeavors including the design and build of the Tamina Community Center—a 2500 square-foot home in Tamina that serves the underprivileged in both after school programs and as a regional food pantry. In 2016, Cox built a 3200 square-foot home for Angel Reach, which serves as home to a foster care program designed to help young adults who age out of institutional orphanages in Montgomery County. In addition, he rehabilitated a home in Splendora by building two acres of fence to help a family who has mentally challenged children. Finally, Cox also participates in home make-overs with Keller Williams Realty and Keller Williams Red Day.

Cox not only serves his community, but his church as well. He has served on many committees at The Woodlands United Methodist Church including a six-year stint as a member of the Pastoral Parish Relations committee and a two-year stint on the Finance Committee. He served as building chairman in 2004 and negotiated the purchase of land where The Loft Church now sits. He also led a team that constructed The Loft and main campus additions.

Finally, Cox serves on the Board of Directors for Arteriorvenus Malformation (AVM) and is an outside advisor to Angel Reach Foundation.

Cox has been married to his wife, Bonnie, for 23 years and has three children—Maddie who attends Auburn University, and Lily and Kylie who both attend Mississippi State University.


Steven Prevost, MBA/CPA/CMA, Chief Financial Officer

Mr. Prevost is an entrepreneurial leader with 20+ years of CFO, commercial banking, and real estate development experience. His expertise extends to all real estate product types including homebuilding, retail, office, multi-family, industrial, and land development. He is especially adept at raising debt and equity capital, managing bank and investor relationships, and improving company profitability and cash flow.

Mr. Prevost’s currently serves as Gracepoint Homes’ Chief Financial Officer. Prior to joining Gracepoint, he was CFO for the Signorelli Company in The Woodlands, TX (a diversified real estate developer specializing in homebuilding, land, and commercial development) and for Wallace Bajjali Development Partners – a master planned community developer focused primarily on large-scale public private partnerships. Earlier in his career, Mr. Prevost was CFO for a regional homebuilder in San Ramon, CA known as Pacific Mountain Partners, and was Vice President and senior real estate lender for Wells Fargo Bank in San Francisco.

Mr. Prevost started his career in public accounting at Ernst and Young in the Dallas/Fort Worth Area and holds M.B.A., C.P.A., and C.M.A. credentials. He is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, the Institute of Management Accountants, and is a performing arts volunteer partner at the Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion in The Woodlands.


Justin Hood, Vice President of Operations

Justin Hood is a homebuilding executive with extensive private and public company experience, including budgeting, process documentation, cash flow forecasting, estimating, sales and operations management and job cost accounting. He is currently the Vice President of Operations for Gracepoint Homes having previous served as Executive Vice President – Treasurer for the company, and earlier served as Director of Land Acquisition & Development. Mr. Hood was also the CFO of Dunn & Stone Builders, LLC for many years and earlier in his career served as a Division Controller for D. R. Horton, Inc.

Mr. Hood is a graduate of Texas A&M University and holds a B.B.A. in Accounting.


Jenna R.L. Hansen, Controller

Ms. Hansen has 20+ years of executive, project management, and accounting experience in the United States and Europe and is currently Gracepoint’s Controller. She opened the London office of the International Commission on Holocaust-Era Insurance Claims, an organization established to identify, settle, and pay Holocaust-Era insurance claims, and was pivotal in ensuring both administrative and claims processes were established and followed by all international parties. She worked for over 10 years as Director of Implementation at DealerTrack Systems, where under her direction, the division expanded into the Canadian market, and the number of U.S. implementations increased by 800%, and expenses were cut by 25%. As Vice-President of Product Marketing for Mobile Productivity, Inc., Ms. Hansen led her team through four successful product launches in under one year, as well as established the product marketing practices for an additional 20+ product and service offerings. She has been actively recruited as a consultant by several organizations for both her process efficiency and accounting experience. Ms. Hansen holds a B.A. in Linguistics and Teaching English as a Second Language from Brigham Young University. In her free time, she plays the organ and is a leader in the youth organization at her local LDS church. She enjoys being the accompanist to the Bear Branch Junior High choirs in Magnolia, TX, and is a private piano instructor.


Gerald Jolly, Vice President of Sales

As Vice President of Sales, Mr. Jolly’s broad responsibilities include managing the sales staff for all communities, overseeing marketing and realtor relations. Additionally, he is involved with product development in Houston’s constantly changing market. In the year 2016 alone, a total of 52 new plans were developed. Plans are developed in accordance with land pricing, consumer trends, and changing market needs for the Houston area. Before accepting the Vice President of Sales position in late 2015, Mr. Jolly was in new home sales with Darling Homes for more than a decade and Village Builders for five years. Throughout his career in new home sales, Mr. Jolly was recognized as a top performer.

Mr. Jolly’s educational background includes studies at Louisiana State University and the University of Houston.

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