Kristi Johnston Jude

Co-founder and President 

DUNNS # 079676010

 Asian American Hotel Owners Association

With more than twenty years of experience in the architecture/ engineering/construction industry, 


-  ICC National Contractors License #34760562

-  Licensed in TX, MS, Al, AK, GA, LA, NC, SC & TN

-  Texas Electrical License # 238596

-  Building Performance Institute-certified Building and 

Thomas Jude

Founder and Vice President 

Envelope Energy Specialist

We are a woman-owned, Texas-based general contractor specializing in hospitality sector
​construction projects. With 30+ years of experience, 100% project completion record and 
​no-secrets pricing, our client/owners confidently partner with us for turnkey, quality projects.

Our Leadership

Thomas founded Byrd Building Services (BBS) in 2014. Under his strategic leadership, the company  

Kristi has cultivated a well-rounded background in marketing communication, project management and business development.

Her marketing communication experience includes strategy development, research, technical writing/editing, presentation support and quality control. She has led technical teams to produce winning proposals and managed strategic planning initiatives for multi-million dollar public infrastructure projects throughout Texas and Pennsylvania.

She has extensive experience in developing visual communication solutions for client-specific marketing and sales initiatives, including developing and designing branding, advertising, print collateral and web design.
​She has managed public relations campaigns for companies and governmental agencies.

Kristi has a Bachelors Degree in Communication.

has grown into a significant market sector construction company. He has built a reputation on his willingness to do whatever it takes to deliver a quality product

Throughout his more than thirty years of experience in the construction and real estate development marketplace, Thomas has worked in all levels of the construction trade including superintendent, project manager, estimator, construction manager, vice president of operations
​and owner/VP of BBS.

In addition to overseeing the company’s daily operations, Thomas serves as the sole estimator, buyout manager
​and contract manager. His close supervision of the company’s projects, attention to detail and extensive construction knowledge adds tremendous value to the construction process.

Thomas served as chairman of the workforce certification program for the U.S. Department of Energy and National Renewable Energy Laboratory. He studied Business Management and Administration at the University of
New Hampshire and St. Edwards University.

Byrd Building Services is fully insured:

-  Workmen’s Compensation (Texas Mutual)

-  General Liability (Kinsale Insurance)

-  Builders Risk (US Assure)

-  Inland Marine