CEO of Smith House Company
20 Years Experience
From oil rigs to custom homes, Jordan has been engineering, designing, and building for over two decades.
Former Engineer and Welding Inspector
Jordan made the move from working in an office to running his own business, and loves to share what he’s learned along the way.
Based in Austin, Texas
With his wife, Veronica, Jordan started Smith House Company to build beautiful, functional, resilient homes.
Jordan Smith's Courses
How to Read Blueprints
Learn how to understand, navigate, and use residential blueprints from professional builder Jordan Sm…
Apprentice Carpenter Training
Advance the skills of your new apprentice carpenters with this training series to teach them essentia…
Introduction to Hand Tools
Learn to recognize, handle, and safely use the construction tools that are essential to a new career …
Introduction to Power Tools
Discover a variety of power tools used in general, residential, and light commercial construction tod…
Fasteners & Adhesives
Learn about the effectiveness, strength, and durability of commonly used fasteners and adhesives.
Introduction to Wood Materials
Learn about joints, beams, sheet goods, and the properties of wood materials used in construction today.
How House Framing Works
Learn about the structural elements behind construction framing: load paths, internal forces, externa…
Learn essential construction math skills, including measuring, conversions, and geometry to be more e…
Tools and Building Materials
This training series is designed for new and current employees at materials manufacturers, distributo…
Jordan Smith is the CEO and Founder of Smith House Company, a design+build firm based in Austin, Texas. He learned to build and weld while working on the farm with his grandad, and after earning a degree in Welding and Materials Engineering, he spent the next 10 years working in the heavy construction building everything from robots to ships to offshore oil rigs before transitioning to residential construction. After spending a couple of years working with industry leading builders in Austin, Jordan and his wife Veronica struck out on their own to form Smith House Co.
Smith House Co. strives to build more beautiful, functional and resilient spaces which are self sustaining and harmonize with their natural surroundings.
“Be Kind. Be Grateful. And whatever your hand finds to do, do it with all your might.”
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