Creating an organization built on integrity, professionalism, and attention to detail, Phillip Huffines has worked tirelessly to create a legacy that will be spoken about for years to come.
Continuing a practice of three generations of business and community work in the Dallas area, Phillip and his twin brother, Co-Owner Donald, have developed their Land Development and Land Investing legacy by creating superior master planned communities and multifamily community living styles. The firm has developed over 15,000 single family homesites, 2,800 multifamily units in the DFW metroplex, and invested in thousands of acres of land. The Huffines name has become widely esteemed within the industry and the State of Texas. Huffines Communities has assembled over 100 limited partnerships, created hundreds of jobs in North Texas, and generated billions in asset values. In 2021 alone, Huffines Communities invested over $120 MM in land.
Phillip has established an unblemished reputation of high integrity. He brings to every project undaunted enthusiasm, a commitment to excellence, and an unwavering dedication to success for everyone involved. He has been married to Holly Hartwell for more than 36 years; they have three adult children, Haley, Hayden, and Garrett. Phillip graduated summa cum laude from the University of Texas at Austin in 1981 with a BBA in Petroleum Land Management. Phillip enjoys exercising, skiing, biking, hunting, and mountain climbing. He is passionate about teaching business classes at local high schools as a volunteer with Junior Achievement, where he serves on the Board.
As Community Relations Director, Terry serves as the operational leader for all homeowner associations, from conception to transition. With over 30 years of successful business leadership within the hospitality and property management industries, Terry brings vision and support to build and strengthen association operations, enhance community culture, and deliver exceptional customer service. She collaborates with project managers, builders, property management, volunteer leadership and homeowners to implement results-oriented strategic plans that cultivate community involvement and establish the foundation for the long-term success of each community.
Previously, Terry served as a senior executive within the property management industry providing direction, continuing education, and leadership to Community Managers, Directors and Boards. She has also served the private club and resort industries in executive and consultant leadership roles specializing in revenue growth and customer service excellence.
Terry has authored articles on customer service and marketing for The Boardroom and Club Management Magazines, and served as a Speaker/Trainer for Crittenden, The Professional Marketing Association and Club Manager’s Association of America.
As a Project Manager, Edward’s responsibilities include financial analysis, due diligence, scheduling and budgeting, and construction management, among a variety of other roles. Prior to starting at Huffines Communities, Edward worked as a Project Manager for Lee Lewis Construction. Edward has an MBA in Finance and Real Estate from Southern Methodist University and a BS from the University of Texas at Arlington. His construction experience, coupled with an MBA, has led Edward to the development side of real estate, where his passions lie. In addition, Edward enjoys fishing, hunting, playing golf, and trying out new restaurants in his free time.
With over 18 years of accounting experience, ranging from multi-family development and general construction to property management, Sheri brings many talents to Huffines Communities. She is responsible for the overview and preparation of financial information for several of the organization’s entities. With a strong background in the accounting software, Timberline, she is a great asset in adapting new investment opportunities into the software for GAAP reporting purposes.
As Senior Vice President, Mrs. Blankenship is responsible for delivering to market the quality of communities that have built Huffines’ reputation. With over 30 years of experience in the real estate industry, she works closely with the Huffines team to engage, manage and coordinate with engineers, architects, contractors, attorneys, consultants and governmental agencies from inception to completion of each development. Her expertise in overseeing communities’ development, from entitlements through buildout, is a constructive formula for building successful communities. Mrs. Blankenship maintains a balance between effective people management, cost control, and corporate goals, with communication being the key ingredient.
A highly distinguished figure in the industry, Mrs. Blankenship has recently been awarded Project Manager of the Year twice: McSam Award (2018) and the Texas Star Award (2017). Also, Ms. Blankenship is a graduate of the Dallas Builders Association Leadership Program, Class of 2019.
Previously, she was Director of Land Development for a homebuilder in Dallas, developing over 3,500 single- family lots and entitling/acquiring additional lots in over 50 metroplex communities. Earlier in her career, she worked as a Civil engineer; designing, entitling and developing commercial properties, single family residential lots, and master planned communities in California, Arizona, Nevada and Texas.
She received a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering from Northern Arizona University. Mrs. Blankenship is currently a Texas Licensed Professional Engineer and a California Registered Professional Engineer.
Sheryl joined the Huffines Communities team as Senior Accountant in December 2022. Mrs. Briscoe brings several years of experience in real estate development from Compass Datacenters and Tomlin Investments. She is responsible for the overview and preparation of financial information for a variety of entities within the Huffines’ portfolio.
She earned her BBA in Accounting from Stephen F. Austin State University. Sheryl enjoys spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren, and playing Pickleball.
As a construction manager, Jerry is responsible for contractor coordination to maintain the production schedule and ensure that Huffines Communities continue the tradition of developing first class family-centered Signature Communities.
Jerry is a second generation veteran of the construction industry with 40 years of hands on experience, starting with working in the ditch as a laborer through supervision and company ownership.
He graduated from Texas A&M Commerce with a Bachelor of Science in Construction Engineering Technology and one in Business Administration. He also has a Master of Science in Industry and Technology.
As a Senior Paralegal with Huffines Communities, Cheryl is responsible for contract administration, preparing and reviewing contracts and documents, performing due diligence concerning title and survey matters, and coordinating all closings. In addition, she assists in negotiating legal points on contracts and documents and acts as a liaison between the respective parties and their attorneys. Cheryl is also responsible for forming new entities and maintaining corporate books. Cheryl’s background includes years of experience handling transactions that include; single family master planned development, multi family development, office acquisitions, office development and retail projects located in Texas and throughout the United States. Cheryl brings her expertise as a senior paralegal to Huffines Communities with her knowledge, dedication, and natural desire to excel. Additionally, Cheryl supports the Owner, Executive Management, Directors and Project Managers. She worked for Huffines Communities from 1994 – 2011 and has rejoined Huffines Communities in 2021.
As a Project Manager at Huffines Communities, Israel is responsible for delivering master planned communities throughout the DFW area. He oversees projects starting from conceptualization through the delivery of the final product.
Israel previously worked as a Civil Engineer for seven and a half years focusing on single family residential design. His projects ranged from single phase subdivisions all the way to master planned communities. Israel worked in the construction side of Real Estate during High School, which led him to pursue a career in Land Development.
He graduated from The University of Texas at Arlington with a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering and is currently a Licensed Professional Engineer. In his spare time, Israel enjoys exploring the outdoors and working on restoring his 1953 pickup.
As an Assistant Project Manager, Schuyler manages various land development tasks. Schuyler is passionate about the development process from conceptualization to final delivery as a creative and visionary thinker. Prior to joining Huffines Communities, Schuyler worked as an Owner’s Representative for a family office where he was responsible for executing projects from real estate development to entrepreneurial endeavors. Schuyler graduated with a BS from Southern Methodist University in 2016 and is currently working towards his MBA in Finance and Real Estate from the Cox School of Business at Southern Methodist University. He is expected to graduate in May 2023. In his free time, Schuyler enjoys skiing, golfing and hanging out with the family dog, Boots.
As Construction Manager, Dewayne is responsible for single family development projects. He spends his days working closely with project managers and community managers to deliver the Huffines Communities vision for high-quality, family-oriented communities.
With over 15 years of experience, Dewayne has worked in construction from home building, excavation, hardscape and utilities. Mr. Grissom has worked for such companies as Ratliff Hardscape and H3 Construction.
His attention to detail and hard work make for a great fit in this role. Dewayne is a native of North Texas who enjoys spending time with family and friends.
Garrett joined the Huffines Communities team as a Project Manager in 2018. As a project manager, Garrett oversees all aspects of development from project inception to completion. Garrett’s responsibilities include due-diligence, civil-coordination, contractor management, budgeting, scheduling, on-site construction management, design and master-planning, and jurisdictional and regulatory coordination.
His love of nature and penchant for practicality enhance his developments, incorporating green space and outdoor elements in an intentional functional design.
Ultimately, Garrett’s job is to implement the vision of his projects ahead of schedule successfully and under budget.
Garrett began his real estate career as a Development Associate with a national real estate development company, Foremark, Ltd., where he worked closely with national clients such as Saltgrass Steakhouse, Studio Movie Grill, and Primanti Brothers in site feasibility analysis and entitlements. While at Foremark, Garrett was promoted to Project Manager and worked with Foremark’s affiliate company, Palio Partners, where he served as a project manager and oversaw the design and entitlements of a 35,000 sf commercial entertainment building.
Garrett graduated from The University of Texas at Austin with a BBA in Finance and Certificate in Energy Management from the McCombs School of Business.
Ongoing Projects: Aspen Meadows, Heritage Trails
Barry Jameson is responsible for managing the Huffines Communities’ involvement with the special districts in which several of the company’s developments are located. These districts are political subdivisions of the state, with various water, wastewater, drainage and road powers, or public improvement districts within municipal boundaries or extraterritorial jurisdiction that impose assessments to pay for specific improvements. As a liaison to the many entities involved with each district, he helps form, coordinate and manage these special districts.
His extensive background includes public accounting with a big-4 firm, financial reporting with a real estate company and professional placement services. Committed to excellence, he strives for the highest service level in all he does.
Mr. Jameson graduated from the University of North Texas with a Master’s in Accounting and has held certifications as a Certified Public Accountant and a Certified Personnel Consultant.
Angela has more than 15 years of accounting experience in residential and commercial real estate, working for one of the largest real estate companies in Illinois.
Angela holds a BS in Economics from the University of Tirana, Albania. Passionate about accounting, Angela continued her education to eventually earn a Post Bachelor Certificate in Accounting from Benedictine University of Illinois in May 2015.
Angela moved from her country of origin, Albania, to Illinois in 1999. She moved from Illinois to Texas at the end of 2016, bringing her expertise to our Huffines team in 2017.
As Executive Office Manager, Rebecca oversees the day-to-day operations of Huffines Communities and the Huffines Family.
Rebecca brings over 20 years of experience supporting principals of commercial real estate and architecture/interior design firms in New York City, where she coordinated multimillion-dollar projects.
Born and raised in San Antonio, Rebecca graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree from Ambassador College, Pasadena, California. She backpacked in the United Kingdom, Ireland, Israel, Egypt, and Jordan upon graduation. She also studied New Testament Greek at Westminster Theological Seminary in Manhattan, served as Audio-Visual Team Leader in her local church congregation in Queens and now volunteers on the A/V Team in the Dallas congregation. She loves history, traveling, horses and motorcycles.
Chris, a seasoned, data-driven marketing leader with expertise in entertainment, hospitality, and real estate, has a proven track record of success in designing and executing marketing strategies that drive business growth. With over 15 years of experience, he has spearheaded the marketing of over 1,000 live events and concerts, resulting in an average of 53% increased ticket sales and revenue for the organizations he has worked with.
In addition to his event production and execution skills, Chris excels in utilizing data and technologies to inform marketing decisions. He is highly skilled in identifying key metrics and implementing tracking and reporting systems to accurately measure the success of campaigns. His expertise in measurement and analytics enables him to continuously optimize campaigns for maximum impact, ensuring that every marketing effort delivers measurable results.
Whether it’s leveraging data to identify target audiences, utilizing AI and machine learning to personalize messaging, or implementing cutting-edge marketing automation tools, Chris stays at the forefront of the latest technologies and trends to ensure that his clients are always one step ahead of the competition.
As Sr. Construction Manager, Mr. Stackenwalt is responsible for the delivery of our Multifamily communities. With over 25 years of experience in the industry, he diligently works to deliver on the Huffines Communities vision of resort-style, uniquely designed communities. Utilizing his experience and expertise in delivering a multitude of differing project types, Sean has direct oversight of design and construction, emphasizing quality construction and cost controls.
Sean is a graduate of the University of Oklahoma with a Master’s of Science in Construction Management.
Ongoing Projects: Harmony Luxury Apts, Hebron 121 Station, Heritage Towers
As a Senior Project Manager at Huffines Communities, Casey is responsible for all aspects of developing master-planned communities including, financial analysis, maintaining project schedules, budgeting, and construction management, in addition to a variety of other roles. Casey effectively manages projects by engaging, managing, and coordinating with engineers, architects, contractors, attorneys, and governmental agencies from entitlements through project completion.
Casey is a licensed professional engineer with 10 years of experience as a Civil Engineer focusing on single-family residential developments, as well as municipal projects. Most recently Casey was Director of Land Development for a build-to-rent company developing projects across Texas.
Casey graduated from Texas A&M University with a degree in Biological and Agricultural Engineering. In his spare time, Casey enjoys hunting, fishing, and spending time with his family.
Kelly joined the Huffines Communities team as an Associate Project Manager in April of 2023. Prior to joining Huffines, she worked as a Construction Coordinator for an owner’s rep company known as Wallace Construction Management. While at Wallace Construction Management, Kelly helped manage many commercial projects for multiple developers from conception, to permitting, to construction, and finally through completion. Kelly graduated from Auburn University with a BS in Business in 2017. In her spare time, Kelly enjoys being with her family, traveling, and spending time outdoors.
As a data analyst, Ms. Tjandra provides database design and management services, as dictated by the company’s needs. She is responsible for collecting project development, sales and accounting data, and integrating data to produce suitable project tracking, reports, and financial reports.
Graduated with BBA in Accounting and MS in Computer Science, her software programming and accounting expertise allows her to facilitate better collaboration and communication amongst different parts of the company, such as by developing automated applications.
As Chief Financial Officer for Huffines Communities, Jeff Winker is responsible for reporting, process implementation, internal controls, and general oversight of all the financial and accounting operations. During his 30 year career in real estate investment, development and management, Jeff has served as the CFO for such prominent real estate companies as CentreFirst Management Company, Carbon Development and Henry S. Miller Interests, Inc.
Mr. Winker graduated from Texas Tech University with a BBA in Accounting. Jeff has been married for 25 years and has 2 sons. Jeff enjoys golfing, hunting, helping young men earn their Eagle Scout award, and serving in various Christian ministries in the Dallas area.
Nate joined the Huffines Communities team as the Director of Special Projects in April 2022. Prior to joining the Huffines team, Nate worked as a consultant with PwC for over six years specializing in mergers and acquisitions. He applies his experience in due diligence, financial analysis, project management, and managing complex transactions to our various deals, including land acquisition.
Nate received his Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering and Master of Business Administration from Iowa State University. The son of a 5th-generation farmer, Nate grew up in Marion, Iowa.
Although he was not born in Texas, he got here as fast as possible!