TEAM

50+ YEARS OF EXPERIENCE

Paragon Builders is a woman-owned construction company comprised of a talented team of seasoned professionals.

Elizabeth Wright

ELIZABETH WRIGHT

FOUNDER

Elizabeth Wright graduated from Florida Atlantic University in Boca Raton with a Business Marketing Degree before returning to her roots in Minnesota. Elizabeth was a successful residential realtor in the West Metro market beginning in 2004. In 2013, she founded Paragon Builders, as a residential and commercial general contractor, Paragon is a woman owned, operated and licensed building contractor, located in the Twin Cities.

Elizabeth is an honorary inductee of the National Association of Professional Women of The Year Circle for excellence, leadership and commitment to her profession while encouraging the achievement of professional women. Elizabeth’s team collectively brings over 35-years of expertise in the areas of residential luxury home Restorations, innovative senior housing, multi-family housing, with specialized expertise in water intrusion repair. Paragon has built a thriving client-driven project list solely on word-of-mouth and referral business.

TREY W. BOWMAN

CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER

Trey Joined Paragon Builders to oversee the company’s accounting, tax, budgeting, treasury and finance, planning and analysis functions. Trey previously led a Federal General Engineering Contractor as its Vice President, CFO in California for several years prior to joining Paragon.

As the CFO of Paragon Builders Trey Bowman is responsible for executing PGB short-term and long-term goals including its continued growth in its primary markets, growth into new markets and expansion into new service offerings as well as establishing internal controls to mitigate risk. His guiding philosophy for his work and his role at PGB is to constantly put people over profit.

Trey has demonstrated strength in working as a strategic business partner with executive leadership teams while delivering overall financial goals.

Trey’s keen eye for detail, integrity and leadership skills are helpful in his role as he is responsible for all PGB accounting and finance activities. His vast experience and knowledge are invaluable to the PGB team and our clients.

“Leadership is a potent combination of strategy and character”

JAI BOWIE

BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT MANAGEMENT

Paragon Commercial Builders is proud to introduce Jai Bowie, our esteemed Business Development Manager. With over 28 years of experience in strategic business development and marketing across diverse industries, Mr. Bowie brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to our team.

Jai’s career in business took a pivotal turn in 2006 when he directed his focus towards the financial sector and became a partner and investor at a financial mortgage brokerage firm based in Minneapolis, MN. Bowie effectively bridged the gap between private investors, buyers, and sellers in the real estate market.

Bowie’s experience extends beyond conventional business ownership and management realms, he also has a past role in managing catastrophic logistics and disaster relief initiatives during Hurricanes Harvey in 2017 (CAT4) and Michael in 2018 (CAT5) highlighting his ability to navigate complex challenges. In the aftermath of these devastating historical events, Jai coordinated first-response emergency services, and worked closely with private and public adjusters, construction companies, and insurance providers to help protect policy holders. He spearheaded initiatives to support the integrity of reconstruction efforts, mitigate potential financial losses for stakeholders, and combat negligent construction practices and fraudulent insurance claims.

“We Are Either Evolving or Dissolving, Choose Evolution Over Dissolution, and Build with Confidence” J.Bowie

JEFF SCHULER

DIRECTOR OF CONSTRUCTION MIDWEST

Jeff has more than a decade of construction experience guiding clients from concept to completion. Jeff started his career as an architect and has transitioned into construction management. Jeff has experience in water intrusion, multifamily, commercial construction, renovation, and historic restorations.

Jeff’s unique understanding of the entire construction process and problem-solving skills makes him a tremendous asset in any construction process. His leadership is exemplified in design build projects and in the pre-construction phase. Jeff has excellent working relationships with clients, architects, engineers, and project-related personnel resulting in successful construction experiences.

He maintains an architecture license in Minnesota and North Dakota. Jeff is a member of AIA and has been a part of NAIOP and its various committees.

JAY WRIGHT

Construction Manager
Arizona Field Office

Paragon Commercial Builders is thrilled to welcome Mr. Jay Wright to the team in Arizona. With 25 years of experience, Mr. Wright is an accomplished Construction Manager known for leading complex projects across diverse industries. He excels in managing project teams and fostering effective communication and collaboration to achieve project goals. Jay’s meticulous attention to detail and strategic approach make him an expert in project planning, execution, and risk management.

Jay values stakeholder engagement and excels in building strong relationships with clients, vendors, and team members. His strong business acumen enables him to align project objectives with broader organizational goals, identifying opportunities for process improvement and cost optimization. With a proven track record of consistently delivering successful outcomes, Jay stands out as a Construction Manager who drives project success and achieves organizational objectives.  You can’t go wrong with Mr. Wright!

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