Our talented and experienced team are committed to delivering excellent results.
Our team at Auzmet Architectural, from the office to the job site, have a collaborative industry experience totaling over 130 years.
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Bruce Huff | President
YEARS IN INDUSTRY: 33
EXPERIENCE - Bruce's career in the construction industry began in 1986 with approximately seven years as a structural ironworker, spending time as an apprentice and then as a foreman. In 1993 he went to work for an architectural façade company, cladding the exterior of an additional row of box suites during a remodel of Texas Stadium, then home of the Dallas Cowboys.
Bruce's experience in the architectural façade industry has ranged from site foreman to general superintendent. After a decade, he then moved to the office side of the business as a project manager and estimator.
Bruce started with Auzmet four and a half years ago when he earned an opportunity to build Auzmet Architectural from the ground up, starting as senior estimator, then vice president, and now as the president of Auzmet Architectural.
He is proud of the tremendous growth in a short space of time working with some outstanding architects during the design and development phase, and also general contractors from pre-bid to project completion. Bruce is excited about the continued hard work and looks forward to a great future with Auzmet for many years to come.
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Richard Ellis | IT Manager / Estimator
YEARS IN INDUSTRY: 30
EXPERIENCE - As of 2008, Richard had already seen three decades of I.T. and systems development experience. By 2010, the recession provided the opportunity to re-start as a metal panel fabricator where he worked his way up the ranks from there through submittal clerk to sole estimator for an annual $8M+ Installer by August of 2012.
Richard found his way to Auzmet in 2018 and plans to combine his I.T. capabilities with his estimating skills to help propel Auzmet Achitectural, Inc. to the next level.
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Patrick Stoddard | Estimator
YEARS IN INDUSTRY: 18
EXPERIENCE - Patrick started working in the metal panel industry in 2001 while attending college for Computer-Aided Drafting. After graduating and getting married, he then worked for a general contractor for several years before returning to his roots in metal panels.
During this time Patrick worked in every aspect of the industry producing submittal drawings, managing a CAD department, installation and fabrication and finally project management and material procurement. He finally settled in estimating about 10 years ago where he has been awarded over $50 million in contracts.
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Vince Sapina | Project Manager & Safety Director
YEARS IN INDUSTRY: 15
EXPERIENCE - Vince recently joined the Auzmet Architectural team as a Project Manager in 2020. With over 15 years of experience in construction project management, quality assurance and site safety experience. Vince brings a fresh new perspective having worked for one of America’s largest home builders as the Quality Assurance Director, Vince will continue to lead Auzmet Architectural’s product fabrication and installation high quality standards and policies, and exceed client project completion expectations. Vince has also worked for industry-leading and innovative General Contractors in both Australia and the United States, working on multi-story and award-winning LEED projects in Southern California and Texas.
Vince started as an apprentice carpenter under the instruction of his father, Ante, who had worked on the famed Sydney Opera House until it’s completion in 1973; managing various building projects and developments. Vince studied Construction Management at TAFE NSW and has an AD in Accounting - with Distinction. In 1997 Vince was a nominee for the Young Australian of the Year Award in career achievement, and has been recognized for leadership and integrity superintendency in the construction industry. Vince is an avid traveler, enjoys sailing and admiring American Colonial architecture, visiting many communities and settlements across the United States.
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Shamus Crowe (M. Arch)
YEARS IN INDUSTRY: 10
EXPERIENCE - In 2010 Shamus began his architecture degree in New Zealand. In 2015 he graduated with a Master of Architecture and began his professional career. Over the past five years Shamus has developed his skillset and experience working in top tier design firms across a wide range of projects.
He has played a key role in the design of medium and high-density residential developments, medical facilities, sports stadiums and mixed-use commercial buildings. Shamus relocated to Dallas in 2019 and has been using his varied experience to ensure an efficient and aesthetically pleasing result across all Auzmet projects.
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Auzmet Architectural started their long and rewarding journey to the top of the architectural facade industry in Dallas, Texas in 2015 led by Australian duo and company founders Shane Tucker and Jesse Ross. Both Shane and Jesse have a rich history of success in other walks of life combined with immense entrepreneurial ability. Their interpersonal and business skills they have developed over the years have placed Auzmet in the position that it is in today.
Jesse, Chief Operating Officer of Auzmet, forged his character in the boxing world where the pillars of success are built on discipline and hard work, principles he has since applied to his business career. He achieved his athletic dream in 2012, qualifying for the Olympic games, representing Australia. Since then he has directed that same energy into his business career, with the ever present goal of being the hardest worker in the room.
Company founder, Shane, Chief Executive Officer, is a competitive risk taker and a natural born entrepreneur. He excels in high pressure environments and has also juggled business life with a world class sporting career as an NHRA pro stock racer, winning six national event titles in Australia before taking on the American racing scene first in 2014. Shanes vibrant energy and innate ability to bring the right people together to drive startup ventures has been the catalyst for Auzmet's success.
Together, with a diverse team they have assembled, Shane & Jesse have led Auzmet from $0 - $15million annual turnover in a short space of 4years, with the company standards being raised with every success and with every goal they continue to achieve.
"Success starts with a good culture, and culture starts at the top"
Dion Harrison | Project Manager
YEARS IN INDUSTRY: 10
EXPERIENCE - Dion started his career as an apprentice cabinet maker and shop fitter in Sydney, Australia, before moving into the glass and glazing industry were he worked for over 10 years.
In this time he learnt all facets within the industry and eventually moved into a project management role, overlooking multiple job sites at once and working on some of Sydney’s largest and most detailed construction sites to date.
At the beginning of 2017 he was given the opportunity at Auzmet to tick off a life goal and work in the United States starting in a prominent project manager position with Auzmet Architectural. Dion says the move, and the job, has been challenging but extremely rewarding and he has learnt a lot in his three years here and is looking forward to continue his growth and knowledge of the company and the industry.
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Zach Large | Marketing Manager
YEARS IN INDUSTRY: 10
EXPERIENCE - Zach completed his Bachelor of Communications (majoring in Marketing and Digital Media) at the Auckland University of Technology in 2013.
Upon moving to Australia that same year he slowly built his own business creating digital content for businesses and individuals. Over the next six years he transitioned into the specialized area of photography, videography and drone work, which led to his introduction to the team at Auzmet.
Earlier in 2019 Zach relocated from Australia to Dallas in a full time capacity to build and maintain Auzmet's online presence and to ensure the quality and passion the rest of the Auzmet team put into their work is showcased correctly in the modern online world.
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Daniel Rodriguez | Production Manager
YEARS IN INDUSTRY: 4
EXPERIENCE - Joining the Auzmet USA team in its first year (2016) as metal panel fabricator hand, Daniel concurrently completed multiple welding and fabrication certifications at nights whilst learning the metal panel fabrication trade during the days.
Daniels attitude has governed his altitude and in a short 4 years his work ethic, and commitment to honing his fabrication craft and in depth knowledge of all machining equipment types has seen him soar to Production manager of Auzmet.
Age is purely a number at Auzmet and whilst he lacks the industry average age for someone with his level of responsibilities, Daniel holds himself among the very best and has a very bright and long future playing an integral role with the Auzmet team.
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YEARS IN INDUSTRY: 3
EXPERIENCE - Danny graduated from high-school in 2012 and immediately went on to study architecture at UTA for two years. He then pursued his drafting certification at Collin College thereafter. Danny worked with mechanical engineers stationed in Dallas and help developed shop drawings in AUTOCAD MEP for six months.
Following this he proceeded to intern at an architecture firm located in Plano and learned more about honing his skills in shop drawings, AUTOCAD and design intent for various buildings, both residential and commercial. Danny is excited to be at Auzmet and develop his skills as a draftsman and help the company grow to achieve even greater heights.
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YEARS IN INDUSTRY: 3
EXPERIENCE - Emmanuel’s interest in a career in Architecture started as he learned Autocad back in 2014 at Poteet High School in Mesquite Tx. After finishing High School he moved to Mexico to attend college, beginning his major in Architecture in 2015. During his first year in college in 2016 he was awarded an Internship at one of the biggest construction companies in the city and worked his way up to a position as Junior Draftsman.
Between college and work he improved his skills greatly in Autocad and Revit software which eventually led him to a position with Auzmet. Now a part of the team, he is happy sharing his knowledge and abilities to best benefit the company and be part of their success.