Ramon Guajardo Jr.
A native of Fort Worth, Texas, Ramon Jr. began working in the construction industry before earning a construction engineering degree from Southwest Texas State University (Texas State University) in 2003. After graduating from SWT, Ramon Jr. began working for Thos. S. Byrne, Ltd. and worked his way up to managing the construction of several Healthcare, Higher Education, Museum, Aviation, School District, and Private Residence projects. Ramon Jr.’s experience with Byrne included Program Management, Project Management, Estimating, Scheduling, Cost Control, Quality Assurance/Quality Control, Document Management, and Project Closeout/Turnover.
After 13 plus years with Thos. S. Byrne, Ramon Jr. joined Ramel Co. to lead the efforts in providing Program and Construction Management Services, while assisting with the in-place Development and Financial Consulting Services. Ramon Jr. leads the Ramel Team in client communications, program and design development, construction management including review of in-place work, document management, and on-site progress review and acceptance.
Personally, Ramon Jr. spends his time with his wife and two sons outdoors as much as possible. He enjoys sporting events, camping, hiking, grilling, hunting, fishing, and competitive shooting. Ramon Jr. also serves on the Board of Directors for Leadership Fort Worth and as a volunteer and mentor to the Leaders Kids program. In addition, Ramel Jr. also serves on the Board of Directors for BoardBuild, a joint venture non-profit between Leadership Fort Worth and United Way of North Texas.
Ramon Guajardo Sr.
Growing up on a farm in West Texas, Ramon Sr. never envisioned working in the development and construction industry. After receiving his Bachelor of Science degree from Texas Tech University, Ramon Sr. unexpectedly served in the US Army during the Vietnam War. After serving his country, Ramon Sr. with his wife and child in tow, relocated to the DFW area in the early 1970s.
From this point forward, Ramon Sr. worked in various public administrator positions at a College and with different municipalities. It wasn’t until Ramon Sr. was employed by the City of Fort Worth, Texas that his career became established. During this period Ramon Sr. earned his Master's Degree from the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University. After a very successful and respected 27-year career with the City of Fort Worth, Ramon Sr. retired as an Assistant City Manager in 2001. It was at this time that the Fort Worth Housing Authority requested that Ramon Sr. consult them with the upcoming task of selling a major piece of property that provided housing to more than 400 tenants. From that point forward Ramon Sr. unintentionally started a new career as an expert in the implementation of affordable housing. Ramon Sr. has come to gain the respect of clients such as the Fort Worth Housing Authority, the City of Fort Worth, the City of Granbury, the Granbury Housing Authority, the Denton Housing Authority, and private developers within the industry.
Personally, Ramon Sr. loves to spend time with his wife, children, and grandchildren. Either at home, outdoors, or at the beach of Port Aransas. Ramon Sr’s love for sports is shown in his support for Texas Tech, TCU, Texas Rangers, Dallas Cowboys, and the Dallas Mavericks. Ramon Sr. and his wife enjoy the arts and are often seen at local plays, musicals, and operas. Active in the community, he serves on specific non-profit boards and committees that benefit local child development and education.
Ben Marr grew up in Fort Worth where he enlisted into the Marine Corps in 2011. Ben relocated to Twintynine Palms, California for his training and schooling. After completion of training, Ben was stationed in Camp Pendleton California. In 2015 he finished his enlistment to pursue his degree from the University of Texas at Arlington. While in school he enlisted in the Marine Corps reserves where he is an active reserve to this date. Ben graduated with his Bachelor in Science in 2018 from UTA. He then went on to join the Ramel Company after a short tour in Latvia with the reserves in early 2019. Ben’s responsivities include weekly reporting of all active construction projects, document control for all projects, and review of technical documents related to testing, coordination, and payment.
Personally, Ben likes to attend local events and concerts in Fort Worth. When not being active, Ben enjoys his downtime with his girlfriend Jennifer and their pet corgi, Donut.