Proactively Changing How Active Soil Foundations Are Done
Tella Firma was awarded its first of 7 patents in 2011 and quickly began to revolutionize the way foundations are built in Texas. Tella Firma continues to develop intellectual property and now has eleven patents bringing new solutions to the construction industry.
Today, Tella Firma products are widely used in Commercial, Oil and Gas, and Residential developments, and are rapidly becoming the proven choice for clients who need their projects to stay on time and on budget.
Meet the Tella Firma Team
Chief Executive Officer and President
Ryan brings twenty-five years of experience in various sales management roles in the construction and manufacturing industries. He has spent over a decade in senior leadership positions that focused on building teams and increasing revenue on a national level. He is responsible for developing and implementing comprehensive strategies to position Tella Firma for predictable and sustainable business growth. Ryan joined Tella Firma in September of 2018 as President and was appointed the CEO position in June of 2019.
William (Eddie) Basso
Chief Operating Officer
Eddie has served as Chief Operating Officer from the beginning of Tella Firma. Eddie has been involved in the high-technology electronics industry for 33 years. He has specialized in Operations with extensive experience in building teams with total ownership of cost, supply chain management, and cradle-to-grave responsibilities for new product introduction and high volume manufacturing. His hands-on approach has enabled him to be a key contributor at all stages of a company’s life from early start-up first product development, to volume production ramp-up, to profitability.
Director of Field Operations
Kris brings 20 years of construction industry experience to Tella Firma, with extensive knowledge in foundation structural engineering, client and vendor relationships, and construction processes. He has worked with the suspended foundation process for nearly a decade.
Structural Engineering, P.E.
Chase’s background includes project design for large commercial projects such as schools, churches, and warehouses. He serves as the in-house engineer for Tella Firma, acting as key liaison for new projects, consulting with outside engineers, and working on product innovation.
Tella Firma Board of Directors
Jim Fountaine – Board Member
- Former Company President
- 30 years of successfully starting and building product-oriented companies
Tony Childress – Board Member
- Product Inventor and Technical Advisor
- President and Founder – Childress Engineering
- Commercial and residential structural engineering services
Jamie Rogers – Independent Outside Board Member
- Compensation Committee Chairman
- Former Chief Operating Office at TXI
- TXI – was the largest concrete supplier in the Southwest
Tella Firma Board of Advisors
Chris Copeland – Structural Engineering Advisor
- CEO & Founder – Copeland Engineering
Chas Gile – Strategic Advisor to the Board
- Partner at Third Coast Ventures and former Hilti Executive
Rob Leonard – Foundation Engineering Advisor
- President, South Texas Engineering
Tim Looney – Advisor to the Board
- President – TWL Group and former CEO – Optex Systems Inc.
Brian Powell – GeoTechnical Engineering Advisor
- President and Principal, Alpha Testing
Jim Roach – Commercial Construction Advisor
- Pre-Construction Manager – Tribble & Stephens Construction
Tami Spicer – Structural Engineering Advisor
- President / Owner Strand Systems Engineering