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Rooted Modernity

The Fernandez Family, local, loyal, leading the way

Kyle Fernandez Construction – also known as “Ridgecrest Custom Homes Ventures, LLC” officially launched in 2017 but the story didn’t start there.

Kyle Fernandez cut his teeth in construction as a teenager working in the mission field in the 1990’s as an active member of a Christian youth movement known as “World Changers”. Kyle spent his teen summers as a volunteer across the United States gutting and rebuilding homes for people and communities in need.

Throughout college Kyle was the resident handyman, building custom bunks for dormmates and worked his way up the ladder in the restaurant industry to pay the bills.

At the age of 27, Kyle left the restaurant industry and entered into sales where he continued to excel. Growing companies, breaking records, there was seemingly nothing Kyle could not accomplish, yet something was missing.

He had recently married his wife Nicole and they had a strong desire to start a family. However, being the leader of sales for a global supply chain company came at a cost of time. Kyle decided to resign, take a leap of faith, and go back to the industry that always gave him the most joy – construction.

Alongside Kyle is his wife, Nicole. A licensed realtor who specializes in the Hill Country and Greater Austin areas. Although a realtor, Nicole says her two most important roles are being a wife and mother to Tillie Sue. 

Feeling called to serve the community, Kyle and Nicole have embarked on a soul-filling journey together as foster parents.  With the guidance of mentors and founders of Foster Village - Nick and Chrystal Smith - they have grown in wisdom and passion to serve children in need from the greater community.  

Native Texans, the Fernandez family moved out of Austin to Dripping Springs in 2018 and have fallen in love with the Hill Country. “We wouldn’t choose to live anywhere else”.

Fun Fact:  As a kid - Kyle's dream was to be Maverick; an F14 Tomcat Fighter Pilot.  He's watched the original Top Gun so many times he can quote the movie word for word - start to finish. He actually had flight suits and a bomber jacket just like Maverick.  Needless to say - Kyle was one of the first to watch Top Gun: Maverick when it hit theaters earlier this year.  

To learn more about fostering and the mission of Foster Village - please visit their website @ or contact Founder & CEO - Chrystal Smith @ 512.599.4144

  • Kyle with his wife Nicole and daughter, Tillie

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