About

Since 1972, Smart Companies has demonstrated a commitment to providing quality service, materials, and workmanship at a competitive price. Whether we are partnering with General Contractors or Property Managers, we understand what it takes to turn a quality product on time!

Misty has been a regular fixture in her family’s business ever since childhood, and she officially stepped into a leadership role back in 2006. Since then, Misty has carried the torch of innovation, trust, and loyalty — the bedrock values which her father built Smart Companies upon nearly a half-century ago.

Today, Misty oversees everything from HR and finances, to final negotiations of contracts, to big-picture strategic planning. And she does it all the Smart way. That is, with the unwavering belief that you pave the way for tomorrow by restoring yesterday’s values — values that proved a simple handshake is worth more than a signature on a dotted line, and that the quality and service of a true family company will always speak for itself.

Misty enjoys her team of hard workers, and she loves visiting job sites and watching everything come together. On her free time, you might find her dabbling in massage therapy, or juggling her children as a mother.

He rebuilds classic cars, works the cattle on his ranch, and even leads a team of professionals as VP of Field Operations. Ever the problem-solver, there’s little Phillip can’t do. He’s worked with Smart Companies in some capacity since the early 90’s, and today he enjoys his leadership position over all things field related. Sure, the opportunities to work with his hands don’t always present themselves, but when they do he jumps at the chance to dig in and get his hands dirty. And he never shies away from a challenge. If Phillip could board a plane to visit anywhere in the world, he would point north to Alaska to embrace the cold and the snow, and the pristine mountain landscapes.
Richard serves as the VP of Operations, and he’s been an integral part of Smart Companies since 2007. He holds a degree in Economics from Texas A&M University, an education that helps him with day-to-day tasks of estimating and cost controls. Richard enjoys building relationships with everyone from his project managers to his suppliers — but his favorite part of the job comes from the satisfaction of providing a fresh living space for others. In his free time, you’ll catch Richard behind his drum set or watching Aggie sports. And when he can, he enjoys camping with his family and taking trips to the mountains and high-plains of far west Texas.
Whether he’s at work managing job sites, or at home tending the farm, Jairo strives for quality and results. He’s tallied 18 years in the business, 11 of which he’s spent with Smart Companies. Jairo oversees projects in Austin, but often visits Houston, Dallas, and San Antonio to lend a helping hand and mentor Project Managers. Ever the perfectionist, his superpower of choice would be that everything he touches turns perfect. And if he could jetset to some faraway place, this man of faith would head for the holy land of Israel.
John’s story dates back to his early 20’s. He went right into construction after attending Mankato State University, and then worked as a union carpenter before moving his way up through the trades. Today, with over 20-years’ of experience in our industry, John Luckie has become something of a household name. Having joined Smart Companies in 2013, he primarily works on high-rises, dorms, hotels, and condos. Whether bidding and securing jobs, pricing, or estimating — he handles it all. John is quite the sports fan, and even coached AAU Wrestling for 10 years. In his free time he enjoys spending time with his wife of 52 years and attending his grandkids’ events.
Alan has been in the business for a good decade and has managed projects since 2012. When he brought his talents to Smart Companies in 2017, there was no looking back. Two things Alan prides himself on: his organizational skills and the ability to keep a healthy pace without sacrificing quality. And his favorite part of the job is the trust and support that comes from the leadership team. Off the clock, Alan enjoys cruising the streets of Austin on his motorcycle. And if he could see any place in the world, he’d like to explore the historic canals of Venice, Italy.
They say there are three kinds of people in this world: those who are good at math, and those who aren’t. You’ll find Luis in the first camp, as he loves to deal in numbers. Whether its payroll or pricing — or counting the floors of the high-rises he manages — Luis has what it takes to see a project through. He’s worked professionally in the business since 2011, and he’s been with Smart Companies since 2015. He enjoys a good challenge, so keeping tight schedules and strategizing future projects is all in a day’s work. Off the clock Luis enjoys soccer, running, and the outdoors.
John teamed up with Smart Companies in 2013, but his industry experience goes as far back as the mid-90’s. He holds a BA in Organizational Communications and Leadership from St. Edward’s University, and an AS in Biotechnology from Austin Community College — a deep well of education that he still draws from in all aspects of business. Today he serves as Multifamily Estimator and manages everything from contract reviews to coordinating projects in the field. During his free time John enjoys fishing, hiking, and camping.
Juan joined Smart Companies in early 2017. Since day one, he set a personal challenge to manage projects like a true professional — while always trying his best to keep everyone happy. His favorite part of the job is the painting itself. Like a regular Michelangelo, Juan puts his best behind every project and every stroke of the brush. If he could have one superpower, he’d want to be totally immune to pain. And something of an amateur astronomer, Juan likes to spend his quiet nights at the homestead stargazing through his telescope.
Sure she’s a Yankee’s fan, but some things we let slide. Iris happens to be a motivated professional with a strong background in construction accounting, human resources administration, and organizational leadership. She’s been in the construction industry for 15+ years and on-staff with Smart Corporation since early 2016. Iris see’s each new day as a chance to seize every opportunity and make it great. And if she could vacation anywhere in the world a couple times a year, you’d find Iris basking under a Cayman Islands sun.
Andres joined the Smart Companies family back in the summer of 2013. For him, the word “family” truly is the best way of describing this tight-knit team. Andres enjoys the challenge of keeping to a budget, taking care of his workers, and orchestrating a project to completion. He’s also certified in fireproof paint and operating a boom lift. If Andres were granted one superpower, he’d want the ability to see into the future (talk about smooth sailing on upcoming projects!). In his spare time you’ll find Andres geeking out about electronics and everything tech-related.
Martha wears multiple hats as Project Coordinator. On any given day, you’ll find her assisting in the bid process, helping the project managers, or ordering materials. And she never shies away from a big project. Prior to joining Smart Companies in early 2017, Martha worked six years in the construction industry helping to build large stadiums. Before that, she made good use of her degree in Communications by writing for various publications and news outlets. Today she’s invested in the relationships and the people she works with. And she thrives in Smart’s collaborative culture. Off the clock, Martha values quality time in the great outdoors with her husband and three-year-old son.


GIVING BACK

One of a Thousand Book Program

Giving BackIt has always been a “Smart” tradition to give back. In honor of that tradition, in August of 2008 Smart Companies committed to a 1,000 book give away. Our hope was to create a floating library of sorts. We resolved that it did not matter whose hands these books landed in — only that someone would find joy with them and maybe pass them on.

As of January 2018, we passed the 10,000 book mark and are still going!

Smart Companies Awarded Golden Trowel Award

Giving BackThe Onion Creek Lodge No. 220 in Austin, Texas has awarded Allan Tolbert III the highest award a Lodge can bestow upon an individual member.

Friends of Scouting

Giving BackFor many years, Allan Tolbert has been a supporter of the Friends of Scouting and continues his support today. He was presented a badge in May 2006 by the Capital Area Council.

CHARITIES WE SUPPORT

We are keen believers in supporting causes that are important to our employees and partners and that align with our values. Do not hesitate to let us know of charitable organizations that you support.

Charities we have supported include:

  • Alzheimer’s Association
  • AMVets
  • AM Cancer Society
  • American Diabetes Association
  • American Heart Association
  • Amigos de las Américas – Austin Chapter
  • Austin Children’s Shelter
  • Austin Community Food Bank
  • Austin Street Corner Arts Collective
  • Battle For the Cure Foundation
  • Ben Hur Shriners Hospital for Children
  • Blessed Sacrament Catholic School
  • Boy Scouts of America
  • Capital Area Food Bank of Texas
  • Children’s Wish Foundation International
  • Chincoteague Food Pantry
  • Concept Builders Turkey Drop
  • Discovery House
  • Doc & Gayle Young Food Drive
  • Dress for Success Austin
  • Ducks Unlimited
  • Elgin Arts Association
  • Foundation Communities
  • Hospice Austin

  • Houston Shelter
  • Kiwanis Club of Elgin
  • Knights Templar Eye Foundation, Inc.
  • MADD
  • Make-A-Wish
  • March of Dimes
  • Marine Toys for Tots
  • MD Anderson Cancer Center
  • Meals on Wheels & More
  • Multiple Sclerosis Association / MS150
  • Nashville Rescue Mission-FLC-Hope
  • National Multiple Sclerosis Society
  • Salvation Army
  • Scottish Rite Dyslexia Center of Austin
  • SpawGlass Foundation
  • Special Olympics Texas
  • The Friends of Franklin
  • The National Children’s Cancer Society
  • United Breast Cancer Foundation
  • University Area Kiwanis
  • Veterans of Foreign Wars
  • VFW Department of Texas
  • Wounded Warrior Project
  • Youth & Family Alliance

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