We are dedicated to bringing creative projects to life with quality craftsmanship, professionalism, and exceptional customer service.
To build long lasting and enjoyable outdoor living spaces that improve the lives and homes of the people of Texas.
Partner and CFO
Marty, Kelly, Carly, Abby, “little” Marty, and Zachary Haisten live in Katy, Texas. Marty and Kelly have called Fort Bend county home for over 25 years. Marty has been involved in Outdoor Living construction since 2001. When he began work in the field, construction was only a part time job, while working toward a degree in Finance from Texas A&M was his main focus.
After getting married, Marty and Kelly graduated from Texas A&M and moved back home to the heart of Katy in early 2006 to start their careers. Kelly taught in Katy ISD while Marty worked downtown at Ernst & Young. Shortly after, Marty realized that building had become a passion that was worth pursuing. Becoming a business owner in 2006 was the start of a wonderful career path in the field of outdoor living and a God- given blessing for their growing family.
Partner and Project Developer
Wheeler BeMent was born and raised in Fairchilds, Texas. Wheeler earned a Bachelor’s degree in Engineering from Baylor University and worked 12 years as a Manufacturing Engineer for Schlumberger, the industry leader in oilfield services and technology. The desire to build and remodel has always been in the forefront of Wheeler’s passions. After managing the quality and production of multi-million dollar assets in the oil and gas industry, Wheeler decided it was time to focus his time and talents on building something families would enjoy and appreciate.
Wheeler and Felicity were married in 2002 and have three wonderful children. Felicity works hard as a home school teacher, personal trainer, and Mary Kay consultant. The kids enjoy playing outside, cooking, jumping rope, playing basketball, soccer, T-ball, and the list goes on…
Partner and Project Developer
Ryan Yokubaitis is a native Houstonian, calling Pecan Grove in Fort Bend County home for over 20 years. Active in local and overseas church missions, Ryan graduated with a Bachelor of Science from College of Biblical Studies Houston and Masters Degree in Theology from Dallas Theological Seminary. While in grad school, Ryan worked in the technology field as an IT and Systems Administrator. But he found his passion is helping others, working with his hands, and the outdoors.
Ryan’s background includes working as a field supervisor, licensed electrician, ranch facility rehab projects, multi-million dollar commercial water treatment plant projects and general contracting in residential remodel projects. Additionally, Ryan has been building outdoor living projects since 2008.
Ryan and Kathrin are high school youth group sweethearts and have three precious and crazy children. Kathrin works at Star of Hope Mission as Director of Community Relations & Events. Ryan enjoys wilderness hiking, hunting, fishing, Texas road trips and the Texas Gulf Coast region.
Kenny Burris was born and raised in Houston, Texas. In 2006, he began working in the construction industry where his focus was on Outdoor Living specific projects. Creating beautiful and functional outdoor living environments for customers to enjoy was his forte. Initially, Kenny was working summers and holidays as he made his way through school at Sam Houston State University. Athletics, and specifically baseball, was a big part of his college journey and led him to sign a contract to play on a Minor League team on the West Coast.
Prior to joining the team as a Project Developer at Tradition Outdoor Living, he worked full time overseeing the proper operation of completion tools in the oil field.
Kenny has always loved outdoor activities such as fishing, biking, and camping. He also still enjoys many sports such as baseball, football, and basketball.
Most importantly he loves spending time with family and his many nieces and nephews.
Blake Roder was born and raised in Houston. He graduated from Texas Tech University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Restaurant, Hotel, Institutional Management. Blake managed fine dining establishments where he learned a sharp eye for detail and the value of hard work. He switched careers and has spent the last 13 years selling John Deere equipment. No matter what, Blake has always had a passion for getting to know his customers and taking care of them in a timely and efficient manner.
Blake and Sarah were married in 2008 and have two boys, Shane and Cooper. Sarah is a dedicated nurse and has been with MD Anderson for 13 years. His kids enjoy playing baseball, swimming, camping, basketball… basically anything outdoors. Blake enjoys wade fishing, hunting, camping, cooking, baseball, college football, playing with his two boys, gardening, and always trying different ways to green up his lawn.
Josh Hughes was born and raised in Kansas City, Missouri. He graduated from the University of Central Missouri with a bachelor’s degree in Tourism and International Studies. After living in The Netherlands and Hilton Head Island, South Carolina, Josh found his way down to the great state of Texas where he has resided for the last 10 years. Before joining the team at Tradition, Josh was employed as a Project Controls Specialist with an engineering firm in the oil & gas sector for 7 years and spent 1 year as a Project Manager in the roofing industry. Being a hands on person, Josh decided to pursue Construction Management through the University of Houston.
Josh’s wife, Caitlyn, is employed by Katy ISD as an Autism Behavioral Specialist and share a 7 year old daughter, Quinn. In his free time, Josh loves to spend time with his family, travel and work on vintage arcade games and pinball machines.
Joey Hatton was born into a military family, so he has lived all over. Born in California, raised in Ohio, and now in Texas. He’s called Sugar Land/Richmond area home for the last 15 years. After graduating from high school, he attended Abilene Christian University. Shortly after, Joey also completed a degree in Construction Management from LSU.
After college Joey jumped straight into residential construction, managing custom homes in the Greater Houston area. He has a true passion for construction and making peoples dreams become a reality. Joey loves creating outdoor living spaces that are functional, inviting, and a great place to gather with family and friends.
Joey and Karen were married in 2013 and have added to the pack Ellie, Bear, and June. Joey enjoys hanging out with his family, watching/playing hockey, golf, Astros baseball, fishing, and being outdoors.
Business Development Manager/Photographer
Patrick Janacek was born and raised in Houston. In 2018 He graduated from the University of Houston with a Bachelor of Science degree in Digital Media.
In college Patrick worked as a digital media intern for the University of Houston football team his junior year and then with Tradition Outdoor living his senior year. After graduation, he worked for a marketing agency where he managed video production and performed various SEO operations and website maintenance. He decided to reunite with Tradition in April 2019 and continue his career as the Business Development Manager for the company.
In his free time, Patrick enjoys playing disc golf and guitar. He is a sports fan and enjoys following his Houston teams. You can often find him hanging out with his two brothers or enjoying the great Texas outdoors.
Kristin was born in Houston, TX but has called Fort Bend County home for most of her life. She grew up in Stafford, TX and later moved to Richmond in 2008 to raise a family of her own. She married her high school sweetheart Augie Sampa in 2009 and has two amazing children named Trey & Taylor.
Kristin has spent a majority or her career in the fields of oil and gas and law. She started her career with Schlumberger where she became a field customer service representative. She was responsible for the transaction and logistics of assets, both domestic and internationally. After the birth of her daughter, she began working for the courts in Fort Bend County. It is there that she found her passion for law and began working on her law degree.
In her free time, Kristin enjoys traveling with her family, cooking, spending time outdoors, and volunteering with her church and various organizations around Fort Bend County.