MEET THE

SOUTHLAKE TEAM

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JOHN HUFFMAN

CEO, Director of Sales

John and his wife Elizabeth founded Black Door in 2016 as a project to improve the lives and homes of those around them. They both serve the community in a variety of ways, including serving as Mayor here in Southlake. When John isn’t at Black Door HQ, he’s spending time with family, coaching kids sports, spending time in the outdoors, or playing basketball.

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MATTHEW MCGREGOR

Director of Preconstruction

Matthew is our Sr. Project Developer and Estimator at Black Door. An early career in multi-media and live show production left him with an eye for visual design and a keen sense of style as well as good timing and a puzzler’s mind for putting things together and making them work in harmony. He works to capture your ideas and vision and assemble it into a buildable project applying 16 years of building experience. He also holds a professional property inspectors license to keep the focus on quality.

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ANDREA MOORE

Lead Designer

After graduating from Texas Christian University's accredited Interior Design program, Andrea joined the Black Door Team as a Project Developer helping to produce floorplans and building out the projects before construction begins. From there she took over as lead designer, curating all design aspects to help create a beautiful finished product! Her favorite activities outside of work include traveling, spending time with friends and family, and cooking. 

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GABBY LAMANNA

Design Associate 

After graduating from The University of Oklahoma and receiving her Bachelor’s in Interior Design with a Minor in Architecture, Gabby joined the Black Door team as a Design Associate. Her main role is to assist the Lead Designer and our clients throughout the design process. In her free time, Gabby enjoys making memories with family and friends, eating sushi, and exploring new places.

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GWENNA KAMAN

The Queen

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BELINDA LAHAR

Office & Accounts Payable Manager

Belinda has held various positions in the homebuilding industry for the past 17 years. Currently, she is the Office & Accounts Payable Manager at Black Door Renovation. She has been married for 30 years and has a 23 year old son. She likes to read, watch movies, and spend time with her family, including the four-legged ones.  

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JOE URBON

Project Manager 

Joe is a Senior Project Manager at Black Door. He has extensive experience in all phases of construction starting with building houses as a carpenter and finish carpenter while earning his Industrial Design degree in college. Early in his career, he built cabinets and trade show exhibits and models, followed by 20 years of owning and operating a trade show display company where he designed and built custom trade show displays, for small companies to Fortune 500 companies. Joe is a perfectionist with a discriminating eye for design, fabrication techniques, and detail. In his circle of friends, he is known as “MacGyver” for his extraordinary talent for unconventional problem solving and creative solutions. Joe enjoys spending time boating, jeeping, traveling, outdoor activities, exploring new destinations and spending time with his family and dogs.

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SAM TAKAYAMA

Project Manager 

Sam is a Project Manager at Black Door Renovation and has advanced experience in this position for over 4 years. Before his time as a PM, Sam worked as a General Contractor for 10 years. Prior to joining Black Door, Sam focused on federal building remodel jobs, specifically, federal court rooms and personal chambers. In his free time, Sam enjoys building engines and race trucks. 

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RICHARD BLEDSOE

Project Manager

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