From the Battlefield in Afghanistan to Home Remodel Mastery: Elevation Construction’s Incredible Journey

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In the unforgiving terrain of Afghanistan, where survival and ingenuity were paramount, a remarkable journey was set in motion. It was 2009 when Chris Tighe, a determined member of the World’s Finest Navy, was deployed to a remote region in western Afghanistan to work alongside U.S. Special Forces. Upon his arrival, he was met with an unexpected and formidable challenge: Chris was the first member of his unit to set foot there, and he needed to build their operations center from scratch.

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Chris had zero experience in construction. Yet, with a blend of sheer determination and an unwavering commitment to his mission, he embarked on a path that would forever change his life. Between missions (check out this video of Chris’s team getting stuck in a river) over the next seven months, through trial and error, learning and adapting, Chris transformed the barren site into a fully functional operations center. This impressive build included plumbing, septic, electrical systems, IT infrastructure, a maintenance area, a recreation area, a lounge area, and a comprehensive operations hub to support the Special Forces in western Afghanistan.

This baptism by fire in the world of construction instilled in Chris a deep-seated passion for building and creating. Fast forward to 2020, Chris found himself at the helm of a thriving property management company. When his clients began seeking someone trustworthy to oversee the renovation of apartment complexes, Chris didn’t hesitate. Drawing from his invaluable experiences in Afghanistan, he embraced the challenge head-on. And so, Elevation Construction was born in Tacoma, Washington.

Transforming a 16-Unit Apartment Complex: One of Elevation’s First Major Remodel Projects

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After establishing our roots in Tacoma, Washington, Elevation Construction embarked on its journey with a focus on apartment renovations. Our dedication to quality and excellence quickly set us apart in the industry. One of our earliest and most impressive projects was the complete renovation of a 16-unit apartment complex, showcasing our ability to deliver outstanding results on time and within budget.

A New Chapter in Houston, Texas!

In 2022, feeling a strong desire to live in Texas, Chris and his family took a leap of faith. They sold their home in Washington and relocated to the Greater Houston Area, opening Elevation Construction in Houston, Texas. This move was driven by a shared vision of growth and community, aligning perfectly with their commitment to quality and innovation in home remodeling.

Elevation Construction, based in Cypress, Texas, stands as a testament to Chris’s home remodel journey from the battlefield to the blueprint. Our company is grounded in the same principles that guided Chris through his initial construction venture: resilience, innovation, and an unwavering commitment to excellence. Elevation Construction specializes in home remodel projects that transform ordinary spaces into extraordinary environments.

Our home remodel services span residential remodels to include kitchen remodels, bathroom remodels, new additions, and new construction (for small business owners, we also do commercial build-outs to fit your needs). Each home remodel project is approached with meticulous military style attention to detail, ensuring the highest standards of quality and customer satisfaction. Just as Chris built a multifaceted operations center in Afghanistan, our team is dedicated to constructing spaces that meet and exceed our clients’ visions.

We believe in building more than just buildings; we believe in building trust, relationships, and futures. Elevation Construction is here to turn your home remodel dreams into reality, backed by the resilience and innovation that began in the most challenging of circumstances in western Afghanistan. Whether you’re looking to renovate your home, add a new addition, or undertake a commercial project, we’re here to elevate your home remodel experience to new heights.

Everything you want in a contractor…

Elevation is everything you want in a contractor/builder: prompt, great communication, skilled workers who take pride in their work and step out of their way to solve problems, on time, on budget. I couldn’t be happier with their work. Plus, they’re darned nice people.
-Karen K., Cypress, TX

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Chief Executive Officer – Chris Tighe: Chris serves as the visionary leader of Elevation Construction, driving our strategic initiatives and fostering relationships with key industry partners. With a focus on providing resources and support to empower our team members. Chris ensures that our projects are set up for success from inception to completion.

In addition to overseeing the team’s day-to-day activities, Chris is always ready to jump in and lend a hand wherever needed, embodying our commitment to collaboration and excellence.

Executive Assistant – Isamar Perez: Isamar plays a vital role in ensuring seamless operations at Elevation Construction. As the Executive Assistant to the CEO, Isamar ensures clients receive timely responses from Chris Tighe, assists with all administrative tasks, ensures meetings are conducted efficiently, and manages the team’s schedule. Additionally, Isamar acts as Elevation’s “Team Mom”, fostering a supportive and cohesive team environment.

Field Operations Specialist – Pablo Trevino: Pablo leads our on-site services, overseeing all aspects of field operations to guarantee efficient project execution. With his keen eye for detail and extensive experience in construction management, Pablo ensures that every aspect of the project meets our rigorous standards of quality and safety.

Operations Manager – Alma Chavez: Alma serves as our Operations Manager, playing a vital role in coordinating trades, deliveries, communications, and supply ordering. With her exceptional organizational skills and proactive approach, Alma ensures seamless collaboration among team members and timely delivery of materials and resources to the job site.

Finance Manager – Liz Garcia: Liz serves as our Finance Manager, overseeing project budgets and monitoring cash flow to ensure financial stability and adherence to budgetary constraints. With her expertise in financial management and strategic planning, Liz plays a crucial role in ensuring the financial success of each project.

Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) Developer – Elsa Chavez: Elsa is our SOP Developer, responsible for documenting all operational processes and assisting with compliance matters. Through meticulous analysis and strategic insight, Elsa helps streamline our workflows and optimize efficiency, ensuring that our operations remain compliant with industry regulations and best practices.

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