Mr. Bounds grew up in the retail carpet business. He came in contact with the masonry world at the age of 16 while working as a laborer. Since that time, he has always worked in some phase of construction. Upon graduating, he pursued a career in landscaping, became a landscape designer and at the age of 21 owned and operated a successful wholesale greenhouse and plant leasing business. Mr. Bounds moved to Texas in 1980 and worked in Waco for Barsh Construction and Kent Mill & Supply (architectural design and woodworking manufacturer) as an estimator. Throughout this time he remained fascinated with the masonry industry and continued to take advantage of opportunities in masonry. In 1982, Mr. Bounds became Vice-President of Al Brown Masonry (a commercial masonry contractor) and helped the company grow into one of the leading masonry contractors in the southwest United States. In 1989, Al Brown moved to Colorado and Mr. Bounds decided that the time was right to pursue his dream. After careful planning and crafting of a business plan (along with a policy and procedure manual) to operate a commercial masonry contracting firm, on March 21, 1989, Brazos Masonry, Inc. (BMI) was born. Shortly thereafter, James Clay and Walter Dossett joined as partners in the business and BMI quickly became recognized by their competitors as a leader in the industry.
Mr. Motley studied Construction Science at Texas A&M University in College Station, Texas. He has over 30 years of experience in the construction industry. He is experienced in an array of delivery methods from lump sum projects and cost-plus projects to CMAR and Design/Build Projects. He is also experienced in integrated Project Delivery. Mr. Motley has over 25 years of estimating experience in commercial construction projects. He began his career in the United States Marine Corps serving as an Engineer Technician while being crossed trained as a Combat Engineer. He also served as Platoon Sergeant of his platoon while stationed in Yuma, Arizona. After being honorably discharged from the military, Mr. Motley moved back to Texas where he continued his construction career with C.F. Jordan, L.P. Throughout his career he worked with BMI on multiple successful projects. In 2011, Mr. Bounds started a new commercial construction company and brought Mr. Motley on Board to run the company.