Meet the owners
Kevin Gabriel, owner, has been developing custom properties
in the Galveston/Houston area for over a decade. After graduating
from Stephen F. Austin with a Finance degree, Kevin held various management positions in the corporate world. The lure of the Island lifestyle inspired him to make a career change, and Kevin began
developing custom homes with his father on beautiful Galveston Island.
A passion for creating quality structures led Kevin to draw upon
his business background and form Alta Vista Development, a
partnership with Jimmy Clore. Kevin continuously strives to make
every client’s experience a positive one, exceeding their expectations
for quality and service.
Kevin and his lovely wife, Pamela, live on West Galveston Island with
their two children, Sara and Austin. In his spare time, Kevin enjoys
relaxing with his family or traveling to Grand Cayman or The Bahamas.
An avid pilot and always up for an adventure, Kevin especially loves the
view from his Beechcraft Bonanza.
Jimmy Clore, owner, has been building exceptional homes for over 20 years. After graduating from Baylor University, Jimmy began building custom homes in and around Austin and has since built homes throughout the South Texas and Gulf Coast region.
Family ties on Galveston Island lead Jimmy to move there and form Teakwood Homes. Jimmy eventually joined forces with Kevin Gabriel, and together they formed Alta Vista Development. Jimmy's keen eye for design
and construction detail helps ensure total client satisfaction with the
Jimmy is married to his childhood sweetheart, Lynn. They reside on Galveston Island with their three children, Ben, Will and Erin. When he’s not building homes, Jimmy enjoys spending quality time with his family and their many friends. He devotes his free time to coaching youth football and can be found attending his kid’s extracurricular activities on the weekends. Also an avid runner, Jimmy enjoys exercising along Galveston’s picturesque seawall.