Your Premier Venture

starts with our key component, the Owner!

Ray L. Zimmerman, Owner – is a licensed class-A contractor with over 37 years’ experience in the residential building industry. He got his start in the industry as a punch out guy for RG Moore Building Corporation in 1981. Through this time, he worked diligently at learning the industry and within 5 years become the construction manager of all field construction, later becoming Senior Vice President of the corporation. During his tenure he was involved with the delivery of over 5,000 homes. In 1996, with 15 years of experience, Ray established a building construction firm that grew to deliver in excess of 1,500 homes, acquired 5,500 lots and expanded operations into ten municipalities from Hampton Roads to the Richmond area of Virginia.

Ray offers limitless knowledge of the construction industry and a personal approach to the home-building process. He is with you every step of the way, providing vast knowledge and expertise to everything from the design of your new home and the budgeting of the project to the management of the entire process.

Premier’s Staff

Steven F. Valdivieso (Vice President)
Steve holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering and is a licensed Class A contractor with over 33 years of experience in residential, single family, and multi-family land development and construction. Ray and Steve met at RG Moore Building Corporation in 1984 and have been working together ever since.

Steve brings extensive knowledge of city ordinances, land development and acquisition, entitlements, permitting requirements, zoning, and much more. Steve is with you from the start, ensuring that all of the necessary design and structural components to build your dream home are submitted to the appropriate government agencies for the approval process, your site meets all requirements, and all necessary permits are obtained. If you haven’t found the right piece of land to build your dream home, no problem! Steve’s expertise in land acquisition and planning gives him an advantage in finding you the perfect piece of real estate.

Samantha L. Buetow (Purchasing Agent)
Samantha has been working in the residential building industry for 2 years and is responsible for the purchasing of all materials, providing cost estimates for all change orders, and consulting with clients to make selections for their home.

Making selections for your home can be overwhelming. Samantha is here to make the selection process fun and effortless. Samantha offers a simple and straightforward approach to the selection process, taking you step by step through the options to help you make your vision a reality.

Raymond K. Zimmerman (Construction Manager)
Ray, or “Little Ray”, as we like to call him, has 19 years of experience in the residential building industry and is responsible for managing the construction of all job sites for the company. He got his start in the industry as a punch out guy and has been working as a construction manager for the last 10 years.

With Little Ray managing the construction process of your home, we guarantee that your project will be completed on schedule, supervised to ensure accuracy, and that the quality of workmanship is of the highest standard.

Felix Reyes (Punch Out)
Felix has worked for us since 2018 and is a dedicated, hardworking, employee who assists the Construction Manager in ensuring high quality workmanship and a timely completion of your home. He is also involved with properly addressing any warranty issues you may have. Many of our home buyers have raved about his attention to detail and professionalism.

Wendy F. Williams (Accounting Manager)
With over 20 years of experience in accounting, Wendy handles all financial aspects within the company. She is responsible for all contracts, draw schedules, invoicing, as well as all warranty items.

With her knowledge in finances, she is able to provide accurate, timely, and forecasted accounting. At the start of the homebuilding process she will draft a detailed contract, ensuring that all agreed upon items are thoroughly documented, as well as provide you with a draw schedule detailing at what points throughout the project payment must be remitted. Should any issues arise after you have closed on your home, Wendy works with you to ensure all warranty items are resolved.

Premier will provide you with the best experience possible! You can trust in our owner and our staff!