Shamus McInerney

Director of Construction

Shamus brings over 25 years experience in the building and construction industry to his role as Director of Construction. Before joining Oaxaca, Shamus handled the construction and renovation projects for Samsung in the US, running teams across the country on a variety of critical projects. Prior to that as Vice President and Construction Executive, he helped grow and build a successful general contractor specializing in large glazing and exterior work across the southeast. Shamus also has used his architectural training and construction experience in residential product design, on the national level for Fortune 500 builders throughout the US. 


Shamus attended Tulane University School of Architecture. Though his previous positions kept Shamus traveling, he has been based in Dallas the last few years and has come to love the vibrant downtown area. When not working Shamus can be found enjoying downtown - dining out in its many restaurants - exploring parks with his dog - working out - spending time with his grown children - or boxing to stay on his toes.


Donna Leavell

Director of Purchasing

Donna has 30 years of experience in the construction industry working in various roles.  She started her

career during high school working for a local lumber company in Colorado.   She moved to Texas in the

80’s and worked for a couple of lumber companies prior to eventually moving into the homebuilding

industry in various accounting, estimating, and purchasing rolls.  She has worked in the Florida, New

Mexico and now has worked her way back to the DFW area where she has spent most of her career. 

Most recently, Donna has served as Director of Purchasing for small to medium and large national

homebuilders. Donna enjoys spending time with her family and friends, along with her two adorable


Joe Gandara


Joe has been active in the construction industry for 20 years. Ten of those years were spent as a superintendent. Joe’s industry experience includes tenant improvement finish outs as well as ground up construction. This experience has been helpful in forming his current position as superintendent of the Haciendas where he’s been instrumental in their success. Joe considers himself an outdoorsman, and in his free time enjoys grilling and spending time with his friends and family.

Juan Chavez


Juan has been a superintendent for the last 11 years out of his 17 years of experience in the construction industry. He has worked in infrastructure, commercial real estate, healthcare, and residential construction. He is particularly proud to have been a superintendent on the Amazon building in Boise, Idaho, as well as the New Balance warehouse in Connecticut. Juan is currently the superintendent of Oaxaca Construction’s multifamily townhomes project. Juan enjoys watching NFL football and playing golf in his spare time.