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Our Journey

May 1, 1998

The Beginning

Jeff Seal works on home renovation project with father Mike Seal during his college years. From roofing to laying tile, Jeff gains insight into home construction.

May 25, 1999

Jeff Graduates from Texas Tech

Jeff graduates from Texas Tech with a Bachelor of Business Finance and moves to Dallas to work as a Building Construction Manager.

October 10, 2002

Seal & Seal Incorporated Established

Jeff moves back to his hometown of Lubbock, establishes Seal & Seal Inc. with Mike Seal, establishes Jeff Seal Homes of Distinction (custom homes) and Ventura Homes (semi-custom homes).

October 10, 2002

Eric Nyman Joins the Team

Eric Nyman, current Superintendent, joins the team. Holds Bachelor in Horticulture and additional classes in Landscape Architecture from Texas Tech University. Brings additional landscape design and construction experience to the team.

October 11, 2002

Jeff Joins NAHB and WTHBA

Jeff becomes an official member of many accredited home builder associations.

November 21, 2003

The First Project

The First Jeff Seal Homes of Distinction Project begins construction.

July 1, 2004

New Office Space

Seal and Seal Inc. opens new office space, the new home of Jeff Seal Homes of Distinction and Ventura Homes.

July 1, 2005

Designer Showcase House for Symphony Guild, Inc.

Jeff Seal Homes of Distinction designs and builds the 2005 Designer Showcase Home for the Lubbock Symphony Guild, Inc.

January 1, 2007

First Construction in Seminole, TX

Ventura Homes begins construction on new homes in Seminole, a town of about 6,430 people.

April 18, 2008

Abby Carter Joins the Team

Abby Carter, current Principal Designer, joins the team. Abby holds a bachelor of Interior Design from Texas Tech University. She brings experience from a Dallas staging design firm, with published projects. She also holds additional experience with home furnishing vignettes and has the natural eye for design.

January 1, 2009

Paula Evans Joins the Team

Paula Evans, current Project Manager & Completion and Warranty Specialist, joins the team. Paula brings over 30 year of commercial architectural construction experience to the team.

January 1, 2009

Ventura Homes Begins Lubbock Construction

Ventura Homes begins to consistently start building new homes in Lubbock neighborhoods.

June 10, 2011

First Parade Home

Ventura Homes does their first home in the Parade of Homes in Lubbock. Wins award for: Best Outdoor Living.

June 10, 2012

Wins Awards for Two Homes in the Parade of Homes

Ventura Homes builds two homes for the Parade of Homes in Lubbock and wins awards for both homes. Awards include: People’s Choice, Favorite Overall, Favorite Landscaping & Outdoor Living, and Favorite Decor.

May 25, 2013

Lauren Dewbre Joins the Team

Lauren graduates with a degree in Interior Design as an honor graduate and completes Master of Science in Environmental Design from Texas Tech University during her first years here. Brings a fresh edge to marketing and design for the company.

June 10, 2013

Wins Award for Primrose Pointe Parade Home

Ventura Homes wins awards for their parade house in Primrose Pointe. Awards include: People’s Choice, Favorite Overall, Favorite Landscaping & Outdoor Living, and Favorite Kitchen

December 12, 2013

Tuscan Style Magazine Publication

Jeff Seal Homes of Distinction is published in Tuscan Style Magazine.

December 12, 2013

Country French Magazine Publication

Jeff Seal Homes of Distinction is published in Country French Magazine.

January 1, 2014

Cedar Park Neighborhood Established

The first Ventura Homes exclusive neighborhood is established.

June 10, 2014

Awards for Kelsey Park Parade House

Ventura Homes wins awards for parade home in Kelsey Park. Awards include: People’s Choice, Favorite Overall, Favorite Floor Plan, Favorite Landscaping & Outdoor Living, Favorite Kitchen, and Favorite Decor

June 1, 2015

Castle on Lake Brownwood Completed

The largest Jeff Seal Homes of Distinction Project is completed. The home is referred to as “The Castle on Lake Brownwood.”

June 10, 2015

Awards for Fox Ridge Parade House

Ventura Homes wins awards for their parade home in Fox Ridge. Ventura Homes wins the People’s Choice Award for the 5th year in a row. Other awards include: Favorite Overall, Favorite Floor Plan, Favorite Curb Appeal, and Favorite Outdoor Living.

July 9, 2015

First Playhouse Contribution to Casas for CASA

Ventura Homes builds first custom playhouse for the Casas for CASA fundraiser put on by CASA of the South Plains. Recognized for building the “most creative” playhouse.

July 15, 2015

Final Jeff Seal Homes of Distinction Project

The final project for Jeff Seal Homes of Distinction is completed in Odessa, Texas. The company has a major shift in focus to building the brand of Ventura Homes.

January 1, 2016

Launch of the Ventura Homes Blog

Ventura Homes launches a full blog on the website. Includes: info on Ventura Homes, home decor, shopping guides, and more.

April 9, 2016

Second Playhouse Contribution to Casas for CASA

Ventura Homes constructs another playhouse for the Casas for CASA fundraiser benefiting CASA of the South Plains.

June 10, 2016

Awards for Fox Ridge Parade House

Ventura Homes wins awards for their parade home in Fox Ridge for the second year. Awards include: People’s Choice, Favorite Overall, Favorite Curb Appeal, Favorite Outdoor Living, and Favorite Interior Design.

September 21, 2016

Featured on Builder of Excellence TV Show

Ventura Homes is hand picked and filmed for a feature on the national TV program, Builder of Excellence.

October 10, 2016

Top Builder on Houzz.com

Ventura Homes becomes a top builder for Lubbock, Texas on Houzz.com, a major directory for design professionals.

November 1, 2016

New Website Launch

Ventura Homes launches an all new version of their website. Includes: 3-D walk-through feature, extensive home galleries, simplified listings, instant chat feature, and more.

November 1, 2016

First Episode of Ventura Web Series

Ventura Homes launches a Web series with episodes that dive into the design and construction of new homes.