Our team

Meet the people who make your ADU possible.

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Adam Stewart

CEO and Founder

Meet Adam Stewart, an experienced construction professional based in Los Angeles County. Adam holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Finance from Brigham Young University and a Masters in Business Entrepreneurship from the University of Utah, which has equipped him with the knowledge and skills necessary to excel in the construction industry. Adam’s passion for entrepreneurship started at a young age when he launched his first company in the residential services space at just 14 years old. Over the years, he has gained a wealth of experience in the construction industry, working on various projects and honing his skills in areas such as project management, budgeting, and quality control. As the CEO of Backyard Estates, Adam brings his extensive construction experience and expertise to the table. He is known for his attention to detail, strong work ethic, and ability to manage projects efficiently, ensuring that every project is completed on time and within budget.

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Thomas Gibson

Head of Construction

Tom Wright is an experienced construction industry professional who has been working in the field for over 50 years. He attended Eastern New Mexico University and Pierce College in California, where he studied construction and electrical work. Tom has worked in various roles throughout his career, including as an electrician and estimator at Cal-Crest Electric, where he started his career. Later, Tom led Walton Construction Inc. as it’s President, a family owned general contracting company that specializes in mixed-use Multi-Family and Senior Housing developments, collaborating with non-profit clients on new and rehabilitation projects for family, senior and special needs residents. He also founded Tom W. Gibson, Inc., where he oversaw general and electrical construction projects. Tom’s expertise in the construction field makes him a key component to all of Backyard Estate’s projects.

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Serge Mayer

Head Architect

Meet Serge Mayer, a licensed architect with a passion for design and a unique background in civil engineering and surveying. Born and raised in Claremont, California, Serge discovered his love for architecture in high school and went on to graduate with a professional Bachelor’s degree in Architecture from Cal Poly Pomona, where he ranked among the top of his class, Magna Cum Laude. Serge honed his skills under the tutelage of Steven Phillips Architect of Laguna Hills, working on some of the most extravagant private homes in Southern California. Serge is well-versed in various architectural styles, but his true passion lies in designing Craftsman-style homes. His extensive civil engineering and surveying experience make him particularly valuable on projects involving difficult site conditions. He is deeply committed to his community and is currently serving on the Upland City Planning Commission. His passion for design, dedication to sustainability, and well-rounded background make him an invaluable member of our team here at Backyard Estates.

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Mary Martin

Office Manager

Mary Martin is a key employee at Backyard Estates, having joined the company during its founding. With over five years of experience in the industry, Mary brings a wealth of knowledge to her role as an ADU specialist. She has become an expert in all of the city ordinances and permits related to ADUs, which has been invaluable to the company’s success. Mary has been instrumental in building the organization that Backyard Estates is today. Her expertise and guidance have helped the company navigate the complexities of the ADU market and grow into a leader in the industry. Her contributions have been vital to the company’s success. Her dedication to her craft, her expert knowledge of ADUs and city ordinances, and her commitment to excellence make her a valuable asset to the company and a highly respected member of the industry.

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