About Us

We Are Tella Firma

Tella Firma is revolutionizing the way residential and commercial foundations are built in Texas. The company was formed with a team of industry professionals dedicated to bringing the foundation of the future to life. The leadership team is leveraging a proven technology, that was patented in 2011 and used extensively in luxury custom homes, and bringing it to the volume production home, multifamily and commercial office and warehouse markets.
Tella Firma gets its name from the Latin “strong home.”

Tella Firma Management

Jim Fontaine – President and CEO

Over 30 years of successfully starting and building product companies from inception through M&A, IPO and sale.  Grew most recent company to $110M and was acquired in 2010.

Eddie Basso – Chief Operating Officer

Over 30 years of experience specializing in operations with cradle-to-grave responsibilities.

Wendy Traylor – Vice President of Sales

A career of consulting with C-suite executives across multiple industries in both financial and operational areas. Has consistently worked with top-level managers to solve high-level problems and implement solutions with major impact.

Kris Kirby – Director of Field Operations

20 years of construction industry experience with extensive knowledge in foundation structural engineering, client and vendor relationships, and construction processes.

Tella Firma Advisory Board/Board of Directors

Brian Powell

President and Principal, Alpha Testing

Tony Childress

President / Owner Childress Engineering Services

Tami Spicer

President /Owner Strand Systems Engineering

Steve Kaufman

President / Owner Kaufman Concrete

Jamie Rogers

Former Chief Operating Officer of TXI (largest concrete supplier in Texas)

Proven. Respected. Trusted.

Feel confident knowing your next project stands strong on a Tella Firma Foundation.