Richard Laughlin

Richard is the Owner and President of Laughlin Homes and Restoration, Inc. Richard started the firm in 1984 after serving as a lead carpenter on the restoration of the Nimitz Hotel, a Texas Parks and Wildlife Project, in Fredericksburg. He is a third-generation builder and fourth-generation resident of Gillespie County. Richard is a Certified Graduate Builder and Certified Green Professional. The company has been a staple of the Hill Country over the last 34 years. Richard has a national network of material providers to find the right elements for any home. He has developed long-standing relationships with many local contractors whom he trusts to carry out his designs. Richard remains active in his community and was named the 2013 Fredericksburg Chamber Man of the Year, received the 2011-12 Rotary Club Vocational Service Award, and had the 123rd Gillespie Country Fair dedicated in honor of his 16 years of service (1989-2004). Richard resides in Fredericksburg, Texas. 

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Kent Hutton

Kent has served as Office Manager and Financial Manager for Laughlin Homes & Restoration, Inc. since 2000. He retired from Shell Chemical Company after a 32-year career. He earned his BS in chemistry from the University of Colorado in Boulder (1965) and a master’s degree in studies of the future from the University of Houston, Clear Lake (1999). He initially worked for the Shell Chemical Company at the Denver Chemical Plant where his positions included: Chemist, Technical Department Manager and Plant Operations Manager. In 1972, he was transferred to Shell Chemical Company in Houston, Texas, where he held positions in Corporate Economics and Planning Department, Staff Administration and Resins Business Center. From 1998 to 2008, he provided workshops for middle and high school teachers associated with the Texas Future Problem Solving Program. He and his wife, Diane, reside in Fredericksburg, Texas. 

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Douglas Grona

Douglas has served as Construction Superintendent for Laughlin Homes & Restoration, Inc. since 1990, making him the longest-serving member of the staff. After working for Great Texas Lumber Company for two years, and then working as a carpenter for his dad at Grona Construction for another 17 years, Douglas came to work for Richard. On a daily basis, Douglas is the field supervisor of the seven-man framing crew of Laughlin Homes. He and his wife, Linda, reside in Fredericksburg, Texas. 

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Shannan Bohnert

Shannan has been with Laughlin Homes & Restoration, Inc. since February 2012. She currently acts as the Project Manager, Selects Coordinator and Richard's Assistant. She has over 20 years of experience in the custom home building industry and holds several customer service certificates. She and her husband reside in Comfort, Texas.

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Autumn Bernhard

Autumn became the newest member of the Laughlin Homes & Restoration, Inc. team when she started in May 2019. She serves as the Marketing Manager, Front Desk Operator and Warranty and Maintenance Coordinator. This includes running our social media channels and updating our website. She graduated from Texas State University with a degree in journalism, before moving back home to Fredericksburg, Texas.

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Hill Country Home Builder

Laughlin Homes + Restoration

616 West Main Street 

Fredericksburg, Texas 78624