7B Building & Development Team

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7B Building & Development is a family business started in 2009. The merchant family and all of our team are committed to the success of your project. Meet the team that will be working with you to get your project off the ground and across the finish line. 

Chad Merchant – Owner

Chad created 7B Building & Development in August of 2009.  Chad graduated from Texas Tech University in 1991. Chad is married to Donell Merchant for 35 years. They have three children Derrick, Trey and Jordan which all work in various aspects and roles of the Merchant companies. Chad is the proud grandfather to 7 grandkids all under the age of  5 years old. Most days to can find Chad practicing or competing in Team Roping. He is currently trying to qualify for the world series of roping. Chad is very much a Godly man and a generous man. He is also an active member in Open Church. His faith is the foundation of what we all aspire to be. 

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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. 

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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.

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Trey Merchant – CEO Champion Express/Dale Shine Express Car Wash

Trey is the CEO of Champion Xpress Car Wash and Dale Shine Xpress Car Wash. Trey graduated from Texas Tech University in 2012. Trey is married to his wife Corie Merchant for six years and has three children. Trey and Corie have twin boys Britton and Madden, who is four years old and a daughter Sutton who is two years old. Trey enjoys spending time with his family, playing basketball, golf, hunting and watching Texas Tech Basketball. Trey sits on the board for Fellowship of Christian Athletes.
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Kent Davick – President of Real Estate

Kent is President of Real Estate and handles development for all new sites. Kent has over 20 years of real estate development and management experience throughout the West and Midwest for multiple retailers, including Family Dollar, Dollar General, Stage, and Anthony’s. Kent and his wife, Mary Ellen have 3 children and 7 grandchildren. They enjoy travel, regular family activities with their children and grandchildren and family visits to Walt Disney World. Kent is active in many local church activities and enjoys serving those around him.

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Tyler Houk – Senior Estimator

Tyler is the Senior Estimator and assists with project management for 7B Building & Development. Tyler graduated with two bachelor degrees from Texas Tech University in 2014. Tyler and his wife Lauren have been married for 4 years and they have two children. His daughter, Hadlee, is 2 years old and his son, Jensen, is 1 year old. Tyler enjoys spending time with family and friends, watching and attending sporting events, working out and playing any and all sports. He is faith and family-oriented and will do everything he can to help those he cares about.
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Gabriel Macias – Junior Estimator

Gabriel also known as GB. Is the Junior Estimator, working closely together with Tyler (Senior Estimator). GB graduated with a Bachelor degree in Architecture from Texas Tech University in 2020. GB and his wife Miranda have been together since 2015 when they started college. GB enjoys spending time with his wife and family as well as doing any sort of outdoor activities or sports, especially Disc Golf since it is a combination of the two. He has dedicated ‘ service above self ‘ as his life goal which allows him to put his faith into everything he does.

Heather Murry – CFO/CPA

Heather is the Chief Financial Officer of 7B Building and Development and the other Merchant entities. As CFO, Heather oversees the accounting, business support, financial planning, and tax functions of all organizations. Before joining the Merchant entity group, Heather worked in public accounting for 12 years assisting clients in tax and accounting functions across multiple industries. She earned her Bachelors’s in Accounting in 2007 and later her MBA in 2012, both from Park University.  Heather is a member of AICPA, TSCPA, the local chapter of TSCPA and WTWCPA. She is actively involved in West Texas Women Certified Public Accountants and her church The Heights Fellowship serving others as a youth leader, children’s ministry leader and through the discipleship of other believers. Outside of work, Heather enjoys reading, laughing loudly and walks with her husband of 10 years Michael and there two dogs, Jesse, and Frankie Jo.
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Amalia (Lea) Bradley – Estimator

Amalia, also known as Lea, is an Estimator and assists with project management for 7B Building & Development. Lea graduated with her bachelor’s degree from Texas Tech University in 2015 and was also a middle infielder for the Texas Tech Softball Team. After earning her degree, Lea went on to play for the Team USA Women’s Baseball Team in 2016 and played in the Women’s Baseball World Cup in Gijang, South Korea.  Lea and her husband Ethan were married in May 2019 and are expecting their first child in February 2021. Lea enjoys spending time with her family and friends, watching and playing baseball, basketball, and football, and going to the Bradley family’s ranch on the weekends. Lea is very family-oriented and a devoted Christian.