7B Building and Development is a family-owned and operated business. Established in 2009 by Chad Merchant, 7B is founded on a deep faith in God and love for His people.
Chad Merchant – Owner
Chad understands the importance of a solid foundation. That’s why he established 7B Building & Development on the bedstone of faith and family. After graduating from Texas Tech University in 1991, Chad and his wife Donell raised their three boys, Derrick, Trey and Jordan, who now serve as co-owners of the Merchant Family Companies. They credit the faithfulness of God that they can do what they love as a family. When not working, Chad can be found spending time with his seven grandkids or practicing his team roping skills.
Derrick Merchant – CEO
Derrick oversees all divisions of 7B Building & Development as well as the other Merchant Family Companies. With a business degree from Lubbock Christian University. Derrick gives credit to his father Chad for teaching him everything he knows about business & leadership over the last 2 decades. Derrick was a natural fit for the companies and assumed the CEO position 3 years ago. He and his wife Tasha have two boys, Malachi and Lincoln. When not in the office, Derrick spends his time with his family, golfing, hunting & watching Texas Tech athletics. With a heart for service, you can often find Derrick at his church or serving on the board of a faith-based ministry such as the Lubbock Christian University Business Board, Higher Ground Ministries or Business Operation on Mission
Jordan Merchant – President of Construction
Jordan is a man who understands commitment. As the President of Construction, he oversees each project from breaking ground to completion. Jordan married his high school sweetheart Taylor, and the two are raising their sons, Jaxson and Grayson. When not on a job site, you can find Jordan playing basketball with his boys, fishing or cheering on his, you guessed it, Texas Tech Red Raiders.