ABOUT

The Morning Star Builders team is committed to building functional, livable custom homes with attention to creating distinctive details in each home. Morning Star Builders, a design/build firm, has been a Preferred Builder in High Meadow Ranch in Magnolia since 2002 and in Hidden Falls in Cypress since 2007. Morning Star Builders has built custom homes in Benders Landing in Spring and High Meadow Estates in Montgomery, Towne Lake in Cypress and Leyland Shores in Cypress.

The Southern Living Custom Builder Program is a network of approximately 100 of the South’s top custom home builders brought together by Southern Living magazine. This invitation-only program selects custom builders acclaimed for their detailed craftsmanship, excellence in customer service, financial stability, and use of quality building materials in their homes. Morning Star Builders is honored to be a member of this program.

Morning Star Builders is a member of the Greater Tomball Chamber of Commerce and the Better Business Bureau.

About Southern Living program

Ted Cummins
Ted CumminsChief Creative Officer, CCO
Ted Cummins serves as the CCO (Chief Creative Officer) for Morning Star Builders LTD. In this position Ted brings his creative passion for award winning design to the custom home building process. He is a Graduate Master Builder (GMB) and a Certified Green Professional, a designation specified by the National Association of Home Builders which requires the completion of educational courses and experience in the building industry.

Ted is a member of the Greater Houston Builder’s Association and the Custom Builders Council and for 2014 served as the President of the Custom Builders Council. He has worked with the Builders Blitz with Habitat for Humanity project in the Houston area. Ping Pong is his all time favorite sport. He is a passionate camper and kayaker.

Yvonne Cummins
Yvonne CumminsCertified Aging in Place Specialist
Ted and Yvonne attend Houston’s First Baptist Church in Cypress. They volunteer as couples coaches for Outback, a ministry inspired to reconcile relationships.

Yvonne, a Certified Aging in Place Specialist (CAS) assists in universal design and creating barrier free custom homes for Morning Star clients. Other duties for Yvonne include sales, marketing, and financial administration.

Yvonne has retired as a home school teacher to sons, Heath and Blake. Heath is a sales rep for Tex Brite and Blake is a graduate from Texas A&M and financial rep for Northwestern Mutual. Yvonne’s hobbies include grand-parenting Noah and Luke, reading and scrapbooking.

Eric Wentworth
Eric WentworthVice President of Construction
Eric Wentworth, Vice President of Construction for MorningStar Builders is a Certified Graduate Builder, through the NAHB and has 20 years of construction experience in the Houston area.

Eric spends his free time serving as a coach for his daughters’ running club and camping with his family.

Jay Schimpf
Jay SchimpfProject Manager
Jay is a project manager for Morning Star Builders. He graduated from Colorado State University with a degree in Management, Finance and Entrepreneurship. Jay has been in the construction industry for 5 years building/remodeling and flipping houses. Jay spends his free time with his family, volunteering at his church, hunting and being a sports fan (Denver Broncos).
Kelly McCaslin
Kelly McCaslinSelections Manager
Kelly graduated in 1982 from Rice University with a Bachelor’s in Business Management. She worked in Pharmaceutical/Medical Sales for 23 years. She took her interest in design and turned it into a successful Staging/Remodeling/Design business. This led her to meet Ted and Yvonne, which is how she became an integral part of Morning Star Builders. She has held many positions but is currently their Custom Selections Manager and works alongside clients in making critical decisions. She and her husband, Ray, have been married 24 years and have 3 great kids. One is a Web Designer in Dallas and is recently married, one is working on her degree in art and design and the third will be attending college this fall in Arkansas. Kelly loves playing tennis in her free time.
Beau Parker
Beau ParkerRenovations Project Manager
Beau is Project Manager for Morning Star Renovations. He is a Texas A&M graduate with a Bachelors of Science in Construction Science and has been in the construction field for over 10 years in the Houston area: 4+ years residential new home construction; 6+ years commercial new and remodel projects; Residential new home construction for production builders; Partial participation/overseeing of construction of large residential projects-
$3.5 million remodel, $9 million new home.
Enjoys working with clients through the design and construction process to change their current homes into their dream homes.
Spends free time volunteering at his church and training and participating in triathlons with his family.