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Latest Episodes

#91: New Podcast Direction + State of the Market with Mark Sprague

Dec 04, 2022 

We have a new, slightly different (and hopefully upgraded) direction for Building Optimal, and are excited to share it with you in this episode.

#90: Financial Freedom with David Gerstel

Aug 15, 2022 

David Gerstel has written some of the top books available for construction professionals who want to build a better business. His latest book, Building Freedom: A Construction Pro's Path to Financial Independence, is the topic of today's conversation.

#89: Sub-Zero Wolf Supply Chain Update and New Innovations with Amy Kerr

Aug 01, 2022 

We are visiting with Amy Kerr of Sub-Zero Wolf Cove to discuss supply chain updates and new innovations in their appliance lines. This episode is a short one, but full of great updates. Enjoy!


By Builders For Builders

I am Owner and President of Gossett & Co, an employee-owned luxury home building company in Austin. We build spec and custom homes from $3 to $8 million.
I believe in combining innovation with time-tested principles, and am working to advance the industry in several key areas, especially with health and wellness in the homes we build.

I started building and remodeling homes on my own in 2009, and later formed a partnership to start Gossett Jones Homes, a company that focused primarily on building 'spec' homes and small multi-unit communities in urban Austin.

We achieved early success, earning a spot on the Inc 500 Fastest Growing Companies list in 2014 and winning Austin Business Journal's Builder of the Year in 2012 and again in 2022.

Prior to that, I worked in investment banking and real estate private equity, developing a strong base of knowledge around structuring deals and investments and raising capital for projects. I’m also a CFA charter holder.

Jared Gossett

Austin, TX

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I’m offering for sale many of the documents that helped me quadruple my revenue, more than 10x my profitability, and become Austin’s Custom Home Builder of the Year.Proceeds from these sales go directly to support young entrepreneurs in Latin America who are transforming their communities for the better. We are doing this through a non-profit I founded, Exponencialistas, which trains and invests in these high-potential entrepreneurs. So, level up your own business and help another entrepreneur while your’e at it.