7B Building & Development is a family-owned and operated business. Established in 2009 by Chad Merchant, 7B is founded on a deep faith in God and an appreciation for the people He has surrounded us with.
Chad Merchant – Owner
Chad, founder of 7B Building & Development graduated from Texas Tech University in 1991. He is married to his wife Donell of 35 years. Together, they have three children Derrick, Trey and Jordan who all serve as co-owners of the Merchant companies. Chad is the proud grandfather to seven grandkids. Most days you can find Chad practicing or competing in team roping. Chad’s faith and desire to serve the Lord is the foundation on which 7B was built and continues to grow.
Derrick Merchant – CEO
Derrick handles & oversees all divisions within 7B & other Merchant companies. Derrick graduated with his business degree in 2008. Derrick is married to his wife Tasha Merchant for 8.5 years and they have 2 boys. Malachi is 5 years old and Lincoln which is 2 years old. Derrick enjoys playing with his boys, golfing, working out, watching Texas Tech athletics, worshipping Jesus at Open church and helping people. Derrick currently serves on the Lubbock Christian University business board, Higher Ground Ministries board and is active in Business Operating on Mission.
Jordan Merchant – President of Construction
Jordan Merchant is the President of construction, oversees construction from breaking ground until the project is open and operating. Jordan is married to his high school sweetheart, Taylor Merchant and they have two boys, Jaxson & Grayson. Jordan enjoys playing basketball, hanging out with family, watching Texas Tech sports and hunting.