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Meet Our Team

Mike Salomon

President and Co-Owner

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Mike Salomon

President and Co-Owner | mrsalomon@sbcglobal.net

Mike Salomon earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of Texas in 1983 and an MBA from the same institution in 1990. He has been involved in the construction industry since 1983, administering a variety of commercial, municipal and residential projects. He came to Houston in January 1991 to work for Village Builders/Friendswood Development Company, where he remained until the sale of the companies in late 1995. Since 1995, Mike has been focused on the formation and growth of Sandcastle Homes. Mike is a registered Professional Engineer and a Texas Real Estate Broker. He is in charge of land acquisitions, sales and marketing and business development. Mike and his wife Lauren have three wonderful children, Analia, Layla and Robbie. Mike enjoys cycling, practicing and teaching martial arts and spending time with his family.

Mike Dishberger

Chief Executive Officer and Co-Owner

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Mike Dishberger

Chief Executive Officer and Co-Owner | dishberger@aol.com

Mike heads up the construction/ purchasing/ accounting operations of Sandcastle Homes. His number one priority is to build solid homes that withstand the rigors and climatic conditions of Houston with minimal warranty. Mike was born and raised in Houston and he strives to make a positive impact on the city by building value and quality into each and every Sandcastle home. Mike has a Bachelor’s degree in Chemistry from Texas A&M and later earned an MBA from the University of Houston. Mike was a Captain in the U.S. Army and starting in 1983. Began working for several large national builders in Houston before starting Sandcastle Homes.
He was recognized as the Texas Association of Builder (TAB) Builder of the Year in 2016, Greater Houston Builders Association (GHBA) Builder of the Year in 2008, Bay Area Builder of the Year in 1988, Memorial Park Volunteer of the Year in 2015. Mike is very active in the building industry affairs and was the President for the GHBA in 2011. He has attained the prestigious Graduate Master Builder designation and holds a real estate broker’s license. He is on the Alley, Houston Zoo, and Stages Theatre Board of Directors as well as the University of Houston MBA Real Estate Advisory Board. Mike enjoys spending time with family, 3 adorable cats, and his lovely wife Debbie.

Mike Taylor

Vice President of Sales

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Mike Taylor

Vice President of Sales | miketaylor@sandcastlehouston.com

Mike is a lifelong Houstonian who grew up in and around the Heights area. He is a 30 year plus veteran of the Houston home building scene and has held sales and management positions with several national and local builders. He is recognized as a Certified Sales Professional by the National Association of Home Builders and was selected as the Builder Sales Person of the Year by the Houston Association of Realtors. Mike received his BBA from the University of Houston with an emphasis on marketing and sales. He and his wife, Diane reside in the Cypress area and enjoy traveling, golfing, live music and spending time with friends and family.

Jo Dunham

Field Operations Manager

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Jo Dunham

Field Operations Manager | jodunham@msn.com

Jo Dunham earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in 1998 from the University of Houston. She has been involved in the construction and landscaping industries since 1995, working on both new and remodel projects. In 1998, she began working for Village Builders, where she implemented and managed a successful Quality Assurance Inspection Program. Jo brought her diligence and quality-minded construction to Sandcastle Homes in 2000, when Mike Dishberger recruited her as Sandcastle Homes’ first employee. Four years later, Jo was the first woman to win the prestigious title of “Construction Superintendent of the Year” from the Greater Houston Builders Association. She has been quoted in the Houston Chronicle for her expertise in construction and landscaping. And—only Jo would be proud of this—she also won the Royal Caribbean Cruise Line’s “Men’s International Belly Flop” Contest. She lives in Garden Oaks with her my amazing son, 2 Golden Retrievers, cat, bearded dragon and hermit crab. In her free time, she enjoys training her dogs in obedience, agility, hunt test and dock diving.

Jose Salas

Construction Superintendent

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Jose Salas

Construction Superintendent | jose@sandcastlehouston.com

Jose went to Texas A&M and graduated with a bachelor of science in construction science in 2014. He has been in home building ever since he graduated and has built all types of homes from small starter homes all the way up to 6000 square ft. custom homes in the Houston area. In his spare time, he enjoys hobbies such as running, weightlifting and playing PC video games.

Anna Badger

Construction Superintendent

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Anna Badger

Construction Superintendent | anna@sandcastlehouston.com

Anna is a seasoned member of the team, having previously worked at Titan Homes. She brings her vast knowledge in home building and attention to detail to the table, with a side of her loveable personality. She has been recognized nationally for her skills in home building and earned the NARI Contractor of the Year in 2014 & 2015. Outside of work, she enjoys traveling, visiting wineries, working out, or playing soccer at Sphere. At home awaits her furry family, which includes her dog, Cookie, and two kittens, Kuzco and Patcha.

Carolina Lopez

Controller

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Carolina Lopez

Controller | carolina@sandcastlehouston.com

Carolina Lopez joined Sandcastle as Controller in May of 2021. After earning her degree in Accounting from the University of Houston in 2014, she began her career working for one of Houston’s largest foster care and adoption agencies. Carolina subsequently took an accounting position with Pulte Homes where she gains invaluable experience in the Houston home building industry. Since 2014, Carolina has expanded her knowledge in full-cycle accounting with a focus on bringing financial information forward in a way that informs strategic decisions and helps drive organizations forward. Known as the “MS Excel” Queen, there is nothing that she cannot figure out with a calculator and a spreadsheet. In her spare time Carolina loves the outdoors; spending as much time as she can riding her dirt bike, camping in the RV, and spoiling her Shih Tzu named Molly.

Katie Pritchard

Purchasing Manager

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Katie Pritchard

Purchasing Manager | Katie@sandcastlehouston.com

Katie Pritchard is the Purchasing Manager for Sandcastle Homes and has been a part of the team since 2016. Since Katie was 16 she has spent her summers, Christmas vacations, and spring breaks working for Sandcastle Homes. Her work ethic and dedication to the company made her the perfect fit for the Sandcastle Homes team. Katie was born and raised in Spring, Texas. She graduated from Texas State University with a Bachelor of Science degree. In her spare time, Katie enjoys traveling and spending time with her family and friends and her adorable dog, Ellie.

Raquel Gonzalez

Marketing Director

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Raquel Gonzalez

Marketing Director | rocky@sandcastlehouston.com

Raquel Gonzalez joined Sandcastle Homes as their new Marketing Director at the start of 2021. Previously, Raquel worked in the oil and gas industry as a marketing manager. Though her background is not in home building, she is excited to jump in and learn everything the industry has to offer. Her experience in graphic design, content creation, among other skills, are sure to make her a great part of the team. Raquel graduated from The University of Houston with a degree in Marketing. Fun fact, she actually prefers to go by Rocky! She also enjoys spending time with her family and three dogs, Oakley, Noah, and Adam.

Stevie

Office Cat

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Stevie

Office Cat |

Stevie joined Sandcastle Homes in 2018 as a foster but soon after, Sandcastle Homes became her permanent home. She is a sweetheart and loves to play and eat! One fact about Stevie is that she is blind, but that doesn't stop her from running around the office to play. She definitely enjoys a life of luxury, spending her days basking in the sun in Mike Dishberger’s office.

I just moved into my new Sandcastle home and I think it’s a wonderful place to live. They have been very helpful, particularly Lynette and Steve. From the owner Mike Salomen down, it has been a truly positive experience. I would highly recommend anyone who wants to buy a new home that is built of high quality to consider this home builder.

Neal Massey

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