A construction company that is invested in the success of your project.
IBJ construction was founded because of the immense frustrations and hundreds of thousands of dollars that were lost by its owners hiring other construction companies that didn’t know how to manage their cash flow or the quality of their jobs effectively. So Ideal Built Jobs was born out of necessity to fill a massive hole in the market for a reliable affordable contractor to serve the investor community.
IBJ construction and its sister company Senna House Buyers has been serving the Houston investor community for over 6 years and hundreds of houses. We have the robust experience to handle large investment funds that need hundreds of houses renovated a year and the local know how with the personal touch to ensure your rental or flip is completed on budget and on time.
Sam started IBJ Construction with a mission to build a business that impacts the lives of its clients and team members in a positive way. He fell in love with real estate after graduating from Texas A&M University with a degree in Engineering. After exploring his options of starting an investment company he became disillusioned by the house buying companies in the market because they were not run by professionals and had no standards for customer service. So in 2012 Senna House Buyers was started by Sam and Robert Craven to deliver an exceptional experience for their clients.
Sam has been featured in internationally syndicated podcasts, radio shows, infomercials and news articles for our unique people centered approach to building real estate investment business. Sam also travels a few times a month to cities across the US to educate people on how they can start their own real estate business.
When not working Sam enjoys travel and overlanding with his wife, working on his cars and spending his weekends at the race track.
Mat Trenchard earned an accounting degree from University of Houston – Downtown. Right out of school, he went to work at KPMG as a public auditor. He quickly found that his career path did not align with the vision he had for his life. Shortly thereafter, Mat realized his true passion was working with people, growing and running a business, and found an interest in real estate. Mat is a co-owner of Senna House Buyers, one of the top house buying companies in Houston. He has a unique ability to think outside the box to find creative solutions to any type of situation, which he has used to help grow that business from a team of 3 to 13. He has used his experience buying over 300 houses and rehabbing over 150 of them to help create IBJ Construction. Mat enjoys spending time with his wife Shanna and son Aiden. He loves being outdoors, playing lacrosse, and participating in triathlons.
After getting into real estate and having some success on his own Kyle decided he wanted to join a team doing big things. He brings over a decade of experience in the hospitality industry where he lead a staff of over 100 and prides himself on delivering phenomenal service to our clients. Kyle loves working with IBJ Construction because no two days are the same and the passion and enthusiasm the team shows day in and day out makes work seem like play.
Sandra joined IBJ Construction in October 2018 to provide administrative support as the company continues to develop and grow. She loves working with this dynamic team that has built a solid company culture encouraging employees each step of the way. Outside of the office, Sandra enjoys exploring the city with her dogs Kiwi and Mango, spending time with family, and listening to old-school hip hop.