Text Box: The Team

The Builder

Jimmy McDonald, Jr. is married to Annette and they have four children; Garrett, Josh, Meagan and Austin.

Jimmy and Annette make a dynamic team, Jimmy handles the day to day construction activities and scheduling while Annette handles the financial aspect of the construction process. Teamwork makes your home building experience a pleasant and efficient one. They make their home in Tuscola, TX and build homes in Abilene and the surrounding areas (Tuscola, Buffalo Gap, Clyde, Albany and more).

The BlakeLee Team not only includes Jimmy & Annette, but also their superior sub-contractors and suppliers. Compromising quality or workmanship is never an option. You can be assured you have the most professional team in the industry working on your home.


Jimmy currently serves on the Board of the Big Country Home Builders Association

2004 & 2007 President, Big Country Home Builders Association

2003 & 2006 First Vice-President, Big Country Home Builders Association

2002 & 2004 Builder of the Year

Education, Experience and License

Jimmy attended the University of Texas Arlington and has 14 years of construction experience. Jimmy is a Licensed Home Builder with Texas Residential Construction Commission.

Owner, BlakeLee Builders, Inc., Abilene, TX

Park Place Builders, Bedford, TX

Mastercraft Custom Homes, Grand Prairie, TX

Candlewick Custom Homes, Arlington, TX

Young Construction, Hurst, TX

U.S. Army


Abilene Association of Independent Business Owners

Big Country Apartment Association

Texas Association of Builders

National Association of Home Builders

Authorized Distributor of Arxx Building Products

Annette attended Hardin-Simmons University and has 20 years experience in procurement and accounting.

Owner, BlakeLee Builders, Inc., Abilene, TX

Lauren Engineers & Constructors, Abilene, TX

Zoltek Corporation, Abilene, TX

General Dynamics / Lockheed Martin, Abilene, TX

Jimmy & Annette have a combined 20 years experience in Property Management