Experience Provides Expertise You Can’t Learn Anywhere Except On The Job Site.

Derek Olander and James Andreatos have decades of experience in the construction industry.

We build relationships and trust with our clients throughout the construction process. We operate as a project guide, sounding board, and consultant.

Happy clients are our goal. And we’re proud to say that our business has grown through many referrals over the years. There’s no greater testament to our brand of service and commitment to quality than a client’s referral.

We’ve used the same subcontractors for more than 20 years developing trusting relationships with all of them and impacting their ability to deliver for our clients on time and within budget.

Meet the Owners


For as long as he can remember Derek has loved to take apart and build things. It’s a passion that has only grown throughout his lifetime. After graduating college with a BS degree in mechanical engineering, Derek entered the Air Force where he got his first taste of construction after being assigned to the Civil Engineering Group at …


James started his building career in 1997 with Carl Construction Company where he learned the principles of quality construction while building custom homes. Working under William Carl and Paul Carl as a project manager, James enjoyed 6 years building some of Houston’s finest homes in River Oaks, Memorial, Tanglewood, …

Derek James Homes believes in giving back to the communities that give their trust to them. The company has sponsored events and donated to many different organizations such as, but not limited to: Cub Scouts, Girl Scouts, American Heart Association, Kolter Elementary, Boy Scouts, Westbury Little League, American Cancer Society, Make a Wish Foundation, Crosspoint Church, Future Farmers of America FFA, Sunny Glen Children’s Home, Wounded Warrior Foundation, Goodwill of Houston, Habitat for Humanity, Blessings in a Backpack and Shriners Hospital.