A Multidisciplinary Approach
01 / Design Build We believe building a home should be a seamless process. This innovative and integrated design/build approach to business is evident in the creative and distinctive homes Blue Heron produces. You should feel confident that the entire team involved in the design and build of your home is working together with the same vision in mind. The level of integrated design-and-build services that Blue Heron offers is unparalleled. From the architect to interior designer, general contractor, landscape and pool designer, Blue Heron’s full range of services will make sure you get an exquisite home.
02 / Architecture A home that’s perfectly suited to its environment and to its owner doesn’t just happen. Blue Heron’s award-winning architecture expertly blends aesthetics with function in our desert contemporary style. And with an emphasis on sustainable design, our elegant homes bring together indoor and outdoor living, delighting even the most discerning clients. We work tirelessly to achieve our clients’ goals through the most innovative methods of design and construction.
03 / Interior Design You also want the inside of your home to be well designed while showcasing your unique style. That’s where Blue Heron’s interior designers come in, providing expert guidance that ensures you’ll be happy with both the interior design process and the final result. And because our interior designers are part of the process from the very beginning, interior design is fully integrated with the architectural design.
04 / Construction At Blue Heron, we spend a lot of time getting to know you. We make sure we understand your family’s needs, your design preferences and your budget to create a home design that’s both practical and elegant. That means that when construction begins, you can relax. We manage construction closely, ensuring that our contractors stay on budget and on time, and that your home is built according to the highest industry standards.
Meet the Team
As an owner, Tyler is responsible for creative design development, forward planning and operations at Blue Heron. A fourth generation Nevadan, Jones has worked in the construction industry with his father since he was young and began his design career working for architects while still in high school. Later, he moved to Boulder, Colorado to study Architecture at the University of Colorado. With a passion for green building and cutting edge contemporary design, Jones incorporates both in every home. As a result, Blue Heron has been recognized with over 30 prestigious awards. In addition, Blue Heron was selected by the National Association of Homebuilders to serve as the architect, interior design and builder of the 30th Anniversary New American showcased at the International Builders Show January 2013 and selected again for all three categories for the 2015 New American Home.
As an owner, Steve oversees the construction and quality control at Blue Heron. Born in 1949 in Las Vegas, Steve had the unique opportunity to grow up with the city and has been building custom homes in the Valley for more than 30 years. Throughout his career, Steve Jones has developed a reputation for integrity, honesty and an unprecedented level of quality. He has instilled those same values into the entire Design / Build team at Blue Heron. In addition to his responsibilities at Blue Heron, Steve has owned and operated Merlin Contracting since 1989. Under his direction, Merlin Contracting has developed many of Las Vegas’ finest estate properties and has won dozens of awards. After attending college at the University of Nevada, Reno, Steve finished his studies at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas.
As Principal Architect, Dave brings many years of experience and expertise in the design and construction of custom homes, as well as numerous commercial and industrial projects. He brings the highest possible professional, technical, sustainability and aesthetic standards to Blue Heron Architecture. Dave received his Bachelor of Science in Design and his Master of Architecture degrees from Arizona State University, moved to Las Vegas shortly thereafter, and has called Las Vegas home ever since. He is a registered architect in the State of Nevada, and is certified with the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB), which leads the regulation of the practice of architecture in the US and in several other countries.
Director of Operations
As Director of Construction, Chris brings over 35 years of luxury homebuilding operations experience. He has successfully managed from the “boots on the ground” construction management to an upper level Division President position with a publically held luxury homebuilder. In this role, Chris directs all aspects of construction. purchasing, and customer service of the business, with a commitment to quality construction and on time delivery. He works directly with our clients during the construction process to help Blue Heron deliver them the beautiful home of their dreams. In addition, Chris actively engages along with Blue Heron senior leadership in the development and review of operational processes and systems to both complement and enhance the organization.
Director of Sales and Marketing
As Director of Sales and Marketing, Shelly brings over 25 years of experience in the Real Estate and homebuilding industry to Blue Heron, with 10 of those years in executive level positions. In this role, Shelly directs all Sales and Marketing aspects of the business, with an unwavering dedication to client satisfaction. She has built a reputation in the industry of integrity and trust and has a sincere desire to help people make smart real estate decisions. In addition, Shelly actively engages along with Blue Heron senior leadership in the development and review of operational processes and systems to both complement and enhance the organization.
As Chief Financial Officer, Jay brings 17 years of financial and operational management experience to Blue Heron, spending almost his entire career in the homebuilding industry. In this role, Jay directs all financial aspects of the business including accounting practices, financial planning and analysis, human resources, information systems and monitoring of financial performance. In addition, Jay actively engages along with Blue Heron senior leadership in the development and review of operational processes and systems to both complement and enhance the organization. Jay holds a BS degree from Arizona State University.
Led by Las Vegas natives, Blue Heron knows Las Vegas. We know the landscape, the communities, the vibe. And with multiple generations calling Las Vegas home, the family-owned business is here to stay. Our diverse team is comprised of design, construction and real estate professionals who are experts in their fields.A Family-Owned Business
From the moment you walk through our doors, you’ll notice you’re working with the very best — a team that values honesty and integrity and is passionate about designing and building the highest-quality homes. You’ll also find that the owners of the business care deeply about every home and every client and are involved throughout the entire process. Every member of the team understands that overall homeowner satisfaction is the cornerstone to our long-term success.
Blue Heron is committed to being environmentally sensitive as well as ecologically smart. That commitment affects a multitude of decisions ranging from site selection, to energy efficiency, passive solar design, building materials and color selections as well as an intelligent, long-term perspective on regional and community development.
Open Cell Foam Exterior wall insulation
Closed cell foam roofing material
Highly reflective cool roof coating
Blown cellulose exterior wall insulation
Insulated cocoon system-sealed attic space
Low VOC (Volatile Organic Compound) Paints and Flooring
Energy Star Appliances
Water Smart Landscape
Low Flow Toilets
High Performance Low E
Passive Solar Design through Architecture
Active Solar Design (Photovoltaic Solar Panels)
Tankless water heaters w/recirculation pump
Automatic window shades
PCBC Golden Nugget Award of Merit:
Sustainable Residential Neighborhood
Dream Home Awards Gold Award:
Green Home Project of the Year
Best in American Living Award Silver Award:
Best Green Built Home
The Heidi Awards: Best Residential Green Design
Las Vegas Parade of Homes: Best Green Build
2013 New American Home: NAHB Emerald Certification
2013 New American Home: LEED Platinum Certification