The Foundation of Element 119

Element 119 is a small family business dedicated to building homes that are perfectly suited to our clients’ needs, tastes, and lifestyles. With several decades of combined experience, the Element 119 team is committed to performing honest, dependable work that meets the highest quality standards.



An out-of-the-box thinker and creative innovator, Brad has been working in the building industry for more than 20 years and considers himself a lifelong builder. He says that everyone on his team has a great deal of autonomy but also works together very well, bringing out the best in everyone’s talents and skills. He believes that Element 119’s dedication to creative problem solving sets the company apart, enabling them to give clients more of what they want while staying within budget. Brad fills many roles throughout the design-build process, including architectural design, materials curation, cost analysis, arranging financing, working directly with clients, and procuring future projects.

James McDole

Construction Manager

A 45-year veteran of the construction industry, James began working in the concrete business when he was a freshman in high school. His father had worked in construction, and finding that the work came naturally to him, James worked his way from concrete into carpentry and then into construction management. James and Brad have been working together for over 15 years and have built a multitude of homes together. James’ current role involves supervising on-site work and scheduling and coordinating with suppliers and subcontractors. He takes pride in Element 119’s depth and breadth of experience and dedication to the highest quality standards in each home that they build.

Andrew McDole

Skilled Carpenter

Andrew McDole works as his father, James’ “right-hand man,” following in his footsteps as a carpenter. With more than 16 years experience in the construction industry, Andrew deals primarily with installations, finish details, and customer service. He appreciates the emphasis that Element 119 places on attention to detail and boasts that “Brad is always on the leading edge of what’s cool.” He hopes to one day train Brad’s sons in the business.