SPECIALIZED TEAMS

Breaking Barriers For Your Benefit

To create your showcase space, we adopt a unique and efficient approach by organizing our team into specialized internal teams. Each internal team focuses on a specific aspect of the construction process, enabling them to become experts in their field. By doing so, we streamline the project’s timeline and budget, while also enhancing the overall quality and reducing the likelihood of errors and mistakes. This way, we can ensure that your showcase space is built with the utmost precision and attention to detail.

To see how our teams work together to your benefit, visit our Process.

Meet Our Teams

Estimators

The key to the success of your showcase space lies in the expertise of our Estimators. With a track record of over 200 successfully completed projects in Austin, you can trust our Estimators to provide you with precise and reliable estimates for both pricing and timeline.
Estimator

Lalita Astvatsaturian

Lalita is Belarusian born with a background working in the housing industry in Silicon Valley and Austin. She has a love for helping people find new ways to fall in love with their homes and spent a year flipping houses in Austin, San Antonio, and Dallas.

Lalita is Belarusian born with a background working in the housing industry in Silicon Valley and Austin. She has a love for helping people find new ways to fall in love with their homes and spent a year flipping houses in Austin, San Antonio, and Dallas. In her spare time she loves trying new food spots, hanging out with her cat, and exploring Texas with her sister and their Chow Chow mix.
Business Development Director

Edgar Fauconnier

South-African born Edgar’s skill set includes an extensive sales background selling building finishing products to big box stores in Western Africa. Being active in the industry is where his love for construction came from and led him into project management where he finally made the move to the USA in 2018.

South-African born Edgar’s skill set includes an extensive sales background selling building finishing products to big box stores in Western Africa. Being in the industry is where his love came for construction and lead him into project management where he finally made the move to the USA in 2018 to move into construction full-time as a project manager and later as a COO of a construction company in Minnesota. Edgar and his family recently relocated to Austin, Texas after Edgar accepted the opportunity to be employed as a project manager for Skelly Build – a reputable high-end commercial and residential construction firm. He loves playing golf and mountain biking and spending time with his wife, Shannon, his 4-year-old daughter, Bailey, and their 10-year-old Sharpei/Labrador mix, Fred.
Sales Manager

Tori Mihalik

With a heritage deeply rooted in the construction industry, Tori brings a familial passion for building, shaping, & connecting spaces. Construction isn't just a profession for her—it's a legacy that has spanned generations. Tori considers it her privilege to contribute to the narrative of bringing your dreams to life.

With a deep heritage in the construction industry, Tori brings a familial passion for building, shaping, & connecting spaces. Construction isn't just a profession for her—it's a legacy that has spanned generations. For over 15 years, Tori has honed her expertise in sales, cultivating relationships with discerning clientele seeking not just structures, but tailored solutions that reflect their vision. Tori understands that every project is a unique tapestry of aspirations, and her commitment is to weave them seamlessly into reality.
Tori’s journey in sales has been marked by her relentless pursuit of excellence and a keen eye for understanding the intricate needs of high-level clients. Tori thrives on the challenge of not just meeting expectations but exceeding them, ensuring that each partnership is not just transactional but a collaboration grounded in trust. Tori is excited to partner with you in crafting a future where construction is more than an industry; it's a legacy, a story, and a testament to the art of bringing dreams together.

Materials

Our specialized Materials team is here to assist you throughout the material selection process, ensuring that both your budget and timeline remain on track. With their expertise, you'll receive valuable guidance on choosing the right materials that align with your project's timeline and financial considerations.
Materials Manager

Britt Bailey

Born and raised in Austin, Britt has seen the incredible evolution of Austin and is excited to grow with Skelly. She is a Texas State graduate with a degree in Interior Design. Britt has worked with commercial, residential designers/home builders and worked in construction.

Born and raised in Austin, Britt has seen the incredible evolution of Austin and is excited to grow with Skelly. She is a Texas State graduate with a degree in Interior Design. Britt has worked with commercial, residential designers/home builders and worked in construction. Britt flipped homes in Austin and truly enjoyed the construction process of seeing the project transform from start to finish. She doesn't mind getting her hands dirty and doing the work herself if it means getting the project done. In Britt's downtime, she spends time with her family, including her daughter, Brinley, and 3 dogs, she loves to travel, photography, cook, and dine at all the fabulous new restaurants in Austin!
Materials Manager

Ashton Reed

Ashton grew up in a family full of craftsmen and contractors which instilled in her an eye for detail and eventually pushed her into interior design. She loves having a hand in the process of curating products and materials which allow people to feel at ease in their homes so that it is a place of flourishing, rest and connection.

Ashton grew up in a family full of craftsmen and contractors which instilled in her an eye for detail and eventually pushed her into interior design. She loves having a hand in the process of curating products and materials which allow people to feel at ease in their homes so that it is a place of flourishing, rest and connection. Outside of work, you’ll most likely find her at a coffee shop people watching with a book in hand or working on her charcuterie board skills with friends.

Project Managers

The successful realization of your showcase space is in the hands of our dedicated Project Managers. Our award-winning project management team takes charge of the execution process and ensures smooth communication with you at every step of the construction journey. Rest assured, with our skilled Project Manager leading the way, your showcase space will be managed efficiently and professionally to deliver exceptional results.
Senior Project Manager

Lily Harpham

Lily Harpham is a dynamic and passionate construction project manager who brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to every project she leads. As a graduate of the University of Texas, Lily has always had a keen eye for beautiful spaces and an innate talent for managing complex construction projects.

Lily Harpham is a dynamic and passionate construction project manager who brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to every project she leads. As a graduate of the University of Texas, Lily has always had a keen eye for beautiful spaces and an innate talent for managing complex construction projects.
Lily's natural inclination for project management has earned her the reputation of being an all-star PM, consistently delivering outstanding results on every project she touches. Her commitment to excellence is exemplified by her achievement as a Nari Certified Remodeling Project Manager, an elite group of remodeling professionals who have been vetted and tested to the highest industry standards.
When Lily is not leading construction projects to success, you can likely find her enjoying the great outdoors with her loyal companion, Boone.
With Lily Harpham at the helm of your construction project, you can rest assured that every detail will be meticulously managed, and your project will be completed to the highest standards of quality and excellence.
Project Manager

Greg Herman

Greg Herman is an experienced construction project manager with over 20 years of experience in the industry. Starting right out of high school, Greg has worked his way up through the ranks and has been in project management for the past 9 years.

Greg Herman is an experienced construction project manager with over 20 years of experience in the industry. Starting right out of high school, Greg has worked his way up through the ranks and has been in project management for the past 9 years. His extensive experience in all aspects of construction, combined with his excellent leadership and communication skills, make him a valuable asset to any project.

Coming from a family of construction professionals, Greg has always had a passion for the industry. As the youngest of three boys who all work in construction, he has a deep understanding of the value of hard work and dedication. He brings this same work ethic to every project he manages, ensuring that each job is completed on time, within budget, and to the highest standards.

In his personal life, Greg is a devoted husband and father to a daughter and son, as well as a proud owner of a boxer. He enjoys spending time with his family and taking them to fun places around town.

Project Manager

Tiffany Lohmar

Tiffany was born and raised in Chicago, Il. Construction has been her family's business for generations. Her parents owned a masonry company as well as her grandparents. After attending college for Interior Design, Tiffany went into real estate for several years.

Tiffany was born and raised in Chicago, Il. Construction has been her family's business for generations. Her parents owned a masonry company as well as her grandparents. After attending college for Interior Design, Tiffany went into real estate for several years. After getting married and having kids, she switched gears and moved to Austin in 2011 to open a motorcycle shop. While running the shop her passion for design and construction never ceased as she helped countless friends and family with home renovations. Finally in 2018, Tiffany dove back into construction selling custom closets for a bit then joining a remodeling company as a project manager for 3 years in Northwest Austin. She is thrilled to be a member of the Skelly team and is looking forward to all the beautiful projects in her future.
Project Manager

Carley Scott

Carley is a proud Longhorn and University of Texas graduate. She made her way back to Austin after living abroad in Asia for 2 years. Carley has a passion for design and all things creative.

Carley is a proud Longhorn and University of Texas graduate. She made her way back to Austin after living abroad in Asia for 2 years. Carley has a passion for design and all things creative. She enjoys getting to be a vital part of the construction process behind the scenes leading up to the end result of a project. When Carley is off the clock you’ll find her traveling, anywhere there is live music, country dancing, or spending time with family and friends
Project Manager

Nelson Flagg

Nelson is an experienced and dedicated construction project manager. Born and raised in Austin, Texas, Nelson brings a deep understanding of the local community and its unique construction needs. With a background of 6 years in the industry, Nelson has honed his expertise in overseeing the successful completion of new build projects, encompassing both custom and production style homes.

Nelson is an experienced and dedicated construction project manager. Born and raised in Austin, Texas, Nelson brings a deep understanding of the local community and its unique construction needs. With a background of 6 years in the industry, Nelson has honed his expertise in overseeing the successful completion of new build projects, encompassing both custom and production style homes. Nelson is fluent in Spanish, which allows him to effectively communicate with a diverse range of team members, subcontractors, and clients.

While Nelson is passionate about construction, he also loves the outdoors. During his free time, you can find him exploring the natural wonders of Texas alongside his family. With twin boys who keep him on his toes, Nelson understands the importance of balance and family values, which he brings into his professional endeavors.

Superintendent

Jose Sandoval Jr.

Jose originally hails from Los Angeles, although his life story weaves through the cities of LA, Las Vegas, New York, and most recently Austin, due to the arrival of his first grandchild. He is the father of six and a proud grandparent. Jose and his wife now call Leander home, where they share their lives with their two dogs, Coco and Miley.

Jose originally hails from Los Angeles, although his life story weaves through the cities of LA, Las Vegas, New York, and most recently Austin, due to the arrival of his first grandchild. He is the father of six and a proud grandparent. Jose and his wife now call Leander home, where they share their lives with their two dogs, Coco and Miley.

With a construction career resume of building custom homes with budgets from $10 to $60 million, Jose's construction expertise shines through every detail of his job sites. Skelly Build's fusion of commercial and home remodel projects captured Jose's interest, driven by the growth opportunities of the construction industry in Austin, Texas. Jose's dedication to managing projects of any scale underscores his commitment to surpassing client expectations and always ensuring quality work with clear communication.

Operations/Management

Our experienced Operations Team works diligently behind the scenes to bring your showcase space to life in the most efficient and economical manner possible.
Founder / CSO

Diana Skellenger

Diana is the founder of Skelly Build. Diana enjoys creating beautiful, functional spaces that fit the home owner’s lifestyle. As a female leader in the construction industry, Diana brings a special viewpoint that allows for her passion for quality renovation, teamwork and integrity to be integrated in every project.

Diana Skellenger is the founder & CSO of Skelly Build. She strives to maximize quality & minimize loss of time or resources through organization, creative solutions and meticulous quality control. As a female contractor, Diana brings a unique perspective to construction. She believes that construction should be held to the same standard of efficiency, organization, timely communication & project management as any other industry. Across the board, Diana's passion for quality work, synergy & integrity can be seen in her team management, operations, client relations and renovation processes.
Weekly, Diana leads her team in progress report meetings to discuss any obstacles or victories occurring on current job sites. Together, obstacles are brainstormed & the best solution is put into place. "Victories" (as the Skelly team calls them) are discussed & integrated into daily practice when possible.
Diana is a Longhorn Alum and enjoys spending her free time with her three children, traveling, trying new recipes, attending Austin events or reading a great book.
Operations Manager

Josh Olson

Moving to Austin from Las Vegas, Nevada over 5 years ago Josh, his wife, son, two dogs, one cat, and a bearded dragon have acclimated well to the city of Austin. He brings to the table over 20+ years of experience in the Multifamily, Commercial, and Residential Construction industries. He has managed many projects of different calibers from ground-up hotel builds...

Moving to Austin from Las Vegas, Nevada over 5 years ago Josh, his wife, son, two dogs, one cat, and a bearded dragon have acclimated well to the city of Austin. He brings to the table over 20+ years of experience in the Multifamily, Commercial, and Residential Construction industries. He has managed many projects of different calibers from ground-up hotel builds, to 100,000 sq ft commercial space renovations, to extremely high-end luxury home remodels. Josh comes from humble beginnings, growing up working in his father's cabinet shop, manufacturing and installing high-end custom kitchen and bathroom cabinets for luxurious homes. Josh takes great pride in craftsmanship, quality, and accurate timelines. He brings his high level of detail to work every day as our Operations Manager, fine-tuning our processes and policies with the Skelly Build Team. Josh believes in the power of teamwork and is vigilant in making sure excellent communication exists between clients, designers, architects, engineers, material managers, & project managers. Most importantly, Josh brings a very high level of energy and positivity to any situation and is dedicated to troubleshooting and problem-solving. For his personal time, Josh enjoys spending time with his wife and son, remodeling his home, working on his 63 Nova SS, dirt bike and ATV riding, playing football with his son, and hanging out with friends.
CEO

Sean Skellenger

Sean’s role within Skelly Build is to provide support and other vision necessary to ensure that the company has the proper operational controls, administrative procedures, and team members in place to effectively grow the organization and to ensure financial strength and operational efficiency.

Sean’s role within Skelly Build is to provide support and other vision necessary to ensure that the company has the proper operational controls, administrative procedures, and team members in place to effectively grow the organization and to ensure financial strength and operational efficiency.
Sean graduated from the University of Texas at Austin with a Master's in Profesional Accounting and a Minor in Finance. At UT, he developed a strong foundation in business and management. Sean has since honed his skills through years of hands-on experience in the construction industry, where he has worked in a variety of roles and gained a deep understanding of the challenges and opportunities that come with building and growing a successful business.
Outside of work, Sean enjoys spending time with his family, golfing, traveling, and exploring new places in Austin.
Chief of Staff / Permitting Expert / Warranty

Alex Siminski

Alex strives to ensure that our company is working as efficiently and effectively as possible in her role as office manager. She is a proud Longhorn and previously worked as a 2nd-grade teacher.

Alex strives to ensure that our company is working as efficiently and effectively as possible in her role as office manager. She is a proud Longhorn and previously worked as a 2nd-grade teacher. During her teaching career, she discovered a passion for problem-solving, organizing, and helping others. When she is not working, Alex loves to travel, explore Austin, and spending time with her nieces and nephew, Atlas, Cleo, and Bond.
Marketing

Jonelle Tucker

Jonelle’s role as the Marketing and Operations Manager at Skelly Build combines several of her passions: real estate, good design, and travel.

Jonelle’s role as the Marketing and Operations Manager at Skelly Build combines several of her passions: real estate, good design, and travel. When she is not at work, Jonelle enjoys spending time with her husband and two kids, teaching a dance fitness class, and exploring Austin’s hike & bike trails.
Marketing Director

Angela Pedowitz

Angela has more than 20 years of marketing experience, specializing in content development and growth marketing strategy. Fueled by her passion for the life-changing power of a beautiful and functional space...

Angela has more than 20 years of marketing experience, specializing in content development and growth marketing strategy. Fueled by her passion for the life-changing power of a beautiful and functional space, she leverages her industry knowledge to develop content and collateral that resonates with homeowners. Outside of work, Angela enjoys trying new restaurants with her husband, shuttling her kids to activities, practicing yoga, and cheering on her alma mater, the University of Texas.
Finance Manager

Lexus Ambrosio

Born & raised in Austin, Texas. Lexus is a Texas State student graduating in Spring 2024, with a dual degree in English and Accounting. Both degrees combine her passions with numbers and ability to talk and meet new people everyday!

Born & raised in Austin, Texas. Lexus is a Texas State student graduating in Spring 2024, with a dual degree in English and Accounting. Both degrees combine her passions with numbers and ability to talk and meet new people everyday! During her free time, she likes to travel, read, and spend time with her corgi Daisy. Fun fact, “ I’ve traveled to 4/7 continents! My goal is to hit all 7 before I turn 30!”.
Executive Assistant

Ally Dougherty

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Skelly

Skelly joined our Skelly Build family in March 2019 and hasn’t looked back since! When you come to the Skelly office Skelly (the cat) will dazzle you with her beautiful blue eyes.

Skelly joined our Skelly Builder family in March 2019 and hasn’t looked back since! When you come to the Skelly office Skelly (the cat) will dazzle you with her beautiful blue eyes. Her favorite activities are cuddles, being beautiful, hiding, sleeping, begging for food, and eating food.

Some love from our clients

We recently completed a whole-house renovation with Skelly Build and had a really positive experience from beginning to end. Their process was highly organized, communication was always timely and reliable, and the quality of the work was great. They were flexible along the way, helping to find solutions as unforeseen issues arose (as they're bound to when renovating a 1920s house) and accommodating of our requests for changes as we tweaked our plans in the process. Everyone on the team was professional, helpful, and went out of their way to make sure our project was completed exactly as we wanted. We highly recommend Skelly Build!

HunterClient

I renovated nearly my entire home with Skelly and had a great experience start to finish. Diana and crew were by far the most professional and responsive contractors I have worked with and the results show. It was extremely refreshing to work with someone that I felt was on my team and not constantly trying to cut corners. They often would come to me with ideas for improvements on the initial plans that didn't result in initial cost. Seems like common sense, but I've had too many experiences with people who don't want to think while they're on the job and instead rush to the finish line.

Project was finished on a reasonable time frame and there were no hidden costs. Tile work and carpentry in particular deserve an A+. Thanks Skelly!

ScottClient