Meet our People
Fabien Reille, Founder & CEO
Fabien is developing and growing Homesteady, a data-driven commercial contractor. As an entrepreneurial senior executive with expertise in launching and growing businesses, initiating new ventures and exceeding profit objectives, Fabien founded 3 companies (2 still in operations, 1 acquired). He also worked for the following companies JD Power, Deloitte, Reachlocal and ValueClick. Fabien holds an MBA from HEC in France.
Dwane Gant, Head of Construction
Dwane joined Homesteady in 2019 as Project Manager. Dwane holds a BA in Industrial Engineering from Long Beach State University. During his 25+ years career, Dwane worked for Bachem Americas, Edward Laboratories, Source Scientific in various technical and engineering capacities, leading the development, engineering, permitting and construction of numerous clean rooms, manufacturing spaces and general workplaces. In his spare time, Dwane sings in a gospel group and plays the trombone.
Jodee McClendon – Director, Special Projects
Jodee joined the Homesteady team in 2017. Jodee brings a plethora of experience from her 12 year tenure in the Planning and Development Department of the City of Pasadena. She joined Homesteady to manage and lead projects that require technical and analytical overseeing. Jodee has successfully developed many client relationships with customers such as Amazon, Barnes and Nobles or Walmart to name a few. Jodee is an avid horseback riding fanatic.
Justin Cary, Head of Finance
Justin obtained his Bachelors degree and Masters Degrees in Accounting from Michigan State University. He also served as an enlisted reservist in the United States Army for eight years. Justin’s specialties are accounting clean-up, audit/review support, efficiencies and process improvement, and SEC reporting. Justin is an MS Excel wizard and has knowledge and experience in a variety of accounting/auditing systems. His hobbies included salt water coral reef aquariums, weight lifting, and being a college football and basketball fanatic.
Amber Petersen, Office Manager & Bookkeeper
Amber handles the day to day accounting operations for Homesteady. She also tirelessly sprinkles magic all around to help us operate smoothly. Amber has been part of the team since November 2017. Her hobbies include going to baseball games, anything Harry Potter, and drinking a nice bottle of wine.
Jose Rodriguez, Sr Superintendent
Jose has and infinite passion for tools and wood working. He has been a superintendent for over 20 years, working for numerous commercial contractors. In his current capacity, Jose led the construction and completion of projects for California Lutheran University, Grifols, or Tilly’s. In his spare time, Jose likes to shape and build hand knives.
Martin Martinez, Superintendent
Martin joined Homesteady in 2018 and quickly took charge of multiple projects to grow in his current role. Martin has 15+ years of experience in drywall, dropped ceiling, remediation and overall project supervisions and management. Martin is always keen to grow his team competencies and knowledge. He is the happy father of 4 beautiful children.