Meet Our Team

Foundation Homes is one of Tallahassee’s finest custom homebuilders with over 35 years of combined experience in building, remodeling and selling homes. Partners Gil Chason and Steve Byrd belong to the National Association of Home Builders, are Green Certified Professionals™, and use green building practices. Foundation Homes is also the 2010 Tallahassee Builders Association Parade of Homes Gold Award winner and an Energy Star Home Building Partner.

Gil and Steve are certainly no strangers when it comes to the Tallahassee area. Gil, a Quincy native, and Steve, who grew up in Perry, have both developed a high appreciation for the area and all it has to offer. “This area truly is Florida living with four seasons,” says Gil.

“Tallahassee grants you access to great fishing, the Forgotten Coast beaches and offers a great scenic backdrop thanks to the great oak trees scattered throughout town and the rolling hills,” Steve adds. “This is Old Florida at its best.”

Steve Byrd, PresidentAs President/Builder of Foundation Homes, Steve Byrd draws on his vast experience and knowledge of the construction industry to maintain the quality and integrity Foundation Homes desires. He has been self employed in the remodeling and subcontracting business since 1985 working with many of this area’s premier builders. This experience and his desire to build the best home possible is one of the driving forces behind Foundation Homes exceptional quality.

Gil Chason, Vice President > Gil has always had a passion for construction since working with his Grandfather in his homebuilding business. He studied Construction Management at University of Florida, as well as Business at Florida State University. After 10 years in the Network engineering field, Gil had the opportunity to transition his career back to his passion. Before forming Foundation Homes with Steve in 2006, Gil worked in residential real estate sales and residential construction and design.