Philosophy

A Multidisciplinary Approach

  • 01 / Design Build
    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
    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
    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
    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

Tyler Jones - Owner/Founder
Tyler Jones Owner/Founder
Denis Bacon - Chief Operating Officer
Denis Bacon Chief Operating Officer
Matthew Bunin - Chief Financial Officer
Matthew Bunin Chief Financial Officer
Shelly Stewart - Chief Sales Officer
Shelly Stewart Chief Sales Officer
Todd Richardson - Director of Construction
Todd Richardson Director of Construction
Ryan Thompson - Chief Marketing Officer
Ryan Thompson Chief Marketing Officer
  • Tyler Jones

    Owner/Founder

    As the owner and founder, Tyler Jones is responsible for the overall creative vision and innovation at Blue Heron. A fourth generation Nevadan, Jones has been brought up in this industry from working in construction with his father at a young age to beginning his design career by working for architects while still in high school. He later moved to Boulder, Colorado to study Architecture at the University of Colorado. In 2004, Jones founded Blue Heron. With a passion for green building and cutting edge contemporary design, he incorporates both in every Blue Heron home. As a result, Blue Heron has become synonymous with the best of the best – recognized with over 30 prestigious awards.

  • Denis Bacon

    Chief Operating Officer

    As Chief Operating Officer, Denis brings over 25 years of experience in the design build business. He has successfully managed design build projects up to $200M and served as Director of Operations for a Fortune 500 global engineering construction firm. Denis is a Professional Engineer, LEED accredited, and holds a masters in management. Denis' unique background and experience enables him to provide leadership and vision to the Blue Heron team, enabling them to successfully deliver the homes our clients dream about. With a focus on quality and service, Denis supports the talent of Blue Heron through continuous improvement of our valuable team members, our tools and our processes to ensure our clients will enjoy their Blue Heron experience for the rest of their lives.

  • Matthew Bunin

    Chief Financial Officer

    As Chief Financial Officer, Matthew brings over more than two decades of financial and executive leadership experience, working with international developers of mixed use and residential properties world-wide where he helped raise hundreds of millions of debt and equity offerings and oversaw the development of over $600M in construction. As the leader of Blue Heron’s finance organization, Matthew manages the company’s financial strategies and operations as well as overseeing finance, accounting, risk management, information technology and human resources. As a part of the leadership team, Matthew is responsible for the company’s overall growth and financial health.

  • Shelly Stewart

    Chief Sales Officer

    As Chief Sales Officer, 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 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.

  • Todd Richardson

    Director of Construction

    As Director of Construction, Todd brings over 25 years of custom, commercial and residential construction experience. He has a verifiable track record of improving efficiency and motivating construction teams to exceed expectations and maintain high quality standards. Todd has successfully managed large scale projects while maintaining schedule, safety, budget and client satisfaction throughout his career. In this role, Todd is responsible for all construction and warranty services for our customers. He works directly with our clients during the construction process to help Blue Heron deliver the beautiful home of their dreams.

  • Ryan Thompson

    Chief Marketing Officer

    Ryan Thompson is an entrepreneurial executive leader and creative strategist that builds successful teams focused on vision, purpose and results. Ryan is currently the Chief Marketing Officer for Blue Heron, an award-winning modern design and build firm specializing in custom homes and boutique communities headquartered in Las Vegas, Nevada. He started his career at global and regional boutique advertising agencies steering brands such as SanDisk, Charles Schwab, Blue Cross, and Microsoft. Prior to joining Blue Heron Ryan was the Senior Vice President of Global Hospitality Marketing with Caesars Entertainment and spent six years as part of the senior leadership team at both the property and corporate level. During his tenure he was responsible for the success of the Las Vegas region which included nine properties, the brand campaign #LikeACaesar for Caesars Palace, the global development and launch of Caesars Dubai, new experiential events and activations such as Evel Live, the launch of new marquee restaurant concepts including Hell’s Kitchen and Vanderpump Cocktail Garden, and the transformation of the performance marketing team and digital strategies. He is now focused on the next phase of growth for Blue Heron. Ryan is an outdoor enthusiast who lives and plays in Las Vegas, Nevada with his wife and daughter while also finding time to escape to his hometown of San Diego to surf, visit family, and support the Padres.

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.

Blue Heron Video - The Blue Heron Philosophy The Blue Heron Philosophy

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.

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Green Building

Overview
Technologies
Awards
  • 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

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