Meet Ironwood Master Crafters

Jason Duby, Owner

Jason Duby, Owner Jason has lived in several other states but his Texas roots have always brought him back to the great Lone Star State! Jason was born in San Antonio, TX, lived in the Midwest, Florida, southern California and New Mexico. After serving in the United States Navy he landed in Lubbock where he attended Texas Tech University and received a BBA in Management Information Systems. He soon realized that a desk job is not a good fit for his personality. He moved again to Indianapolis where he helped an old Navy buddy build his construction company. He specialized in high end residential remodeling, historic homes and custom woodworking projects. After several years of living in Indiana, he decided to return to Lubbock and the West Texas culture he loved. Jason has been an active member of the West Texas Home Builders Association for 10 years.

Jason started Ironwood Master Crafters, LLC in 2005 and has been specializing in high end residential remodeling in Lubbock ever since. Since Jason has had to repair all sorts of construction problems throughout the years, he finally decided to build new homes the way he would want them to be built for himself. This attention to detail is what has given Ironwood Master Crafters, LLC. the loyal client base they enjoy.

Jonathan Schipper, Craftsman

Jonathan Schipper was born and raised in Michigan. He moved to Texas when he was in middle school and after high school attended the University of North Texas where he received a Bachelor of Business Administration in Real Estate. He spent 10 years in property management before deciding to expand his knowledge into the construction side of real estate. Jonathan started working for Ironwood Master Crafters in 2014. Since working here he has said, “It is rewarding to see the finished products that you create. However, seeing the joy on the clients face is an even bigger reward”. Jonathan has now lived in Lubbock for 9 years and he and his wife Amy have two boys.

Hayden Shinn, Craftsman

Hayden Shinn was raised in Lubbock, Texas and graduated from Trinity Christian High School. After graduating from Trinity, Hayden decided to take a year off from college in order to continue working for Ironwood Master Crafters. He plans on using his experience from working at Ironwood Master Crafters to help him pursue a career in custom remodeling and home building. Like many of the guys who work at Ironwood Master Crafters, Hayden loves being able to use his hands to create and build. “The sense of accomplishment that you get when you see a project come to completion is indescribable. God has gifted me with the ability to make and build things, and I thoroughly enjoy doing this every day”.

Robert Mears, Craftsman

Robert Mears was born and raised in Lubbock. He received a Bachelor in Fine Arts from Texas Tech University and specialized in jewelry and metal smithing. Robert has worked in the jewelry making industry for more than 15 years before he decided to take a turn in his career and dive into remodeling and home building. He enjoys working in a team environment and is a constant student of construction techniques. Robert has always been highly intrigued by the spaces we live and work in. Robert’s interests in construction drive him to understand carpentry as well as the organization of construction to a higher degree in order to create a space worth living and working in. Robert’s lovely wife, Lisa, is a Spanish teacher at Lubbock Cooper Middle School. Although they do not have children right now, they hope to start a family soon.

David Tardy, Craftsman

David Tardy was born and raised in Lubbock, Texas and graduated from Trinity Christian High School in 2013. David has grown up in a large family (eleven siblings to be exact) that is very artistic. David’s personal interests are driven by a desire to challenge the status quo and push his personal limitations. He has participated in long distance running events, has started a custom speaker business out of his garage and is currently saving up money to go live on a sailboat. Working at Ironwood has allowed him “to work with his hands and create things that he considers to be art”.