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Born and raised in Arlington Texas, TJ Moore is a civil engineer who fell in love with land development. After getting his undergraduate degree in civil engineering from the University of Texas at Arlington, TJ worked for Graham Associates Engineering where he designed over 3,000 residential lots and several multifamily developments. He then decided to pursue a career in land development with David Weekley Homes. There he gained experience and cultivated his passion developing over 1,100 lots, specializing in high density urban infill. In early 2019, TJ created his own development company, ECM Development. He currently serves on the City of Dallas comprehensive housing policy task force, the development process improvement committee, and the shared access development committee. He is an involved husband and father to three young children (Elijah Cole, Emelia Claire, and Emerson Cade), TJ is also an active member of First Baptist Church of Arlington serving as the chair of their leadership committee and leading a young married adult class.

TJ Moore


Robert “Bob” Kembel has introduced several notable projects to Dallas-Fort Worth, including the first Transit Oriented Development in North DFW and the master-planned community Viridian, one of the largest public/private partnerships in the region. Bob has a background in banking and worked as chief operating officer for McStain Enterprises and Denver Metro President for John Laing Homes before returning to Texas in 2004 as President of Huffines Management Partners. He is currently a partner and president of The Nehemiah Company since 2012.  Bob is an accomplished glider pilot and private pilot. He enjoys backpacking and fly fishing, and has served on numerous local boards, including the Cotton Bowl Board, The Arlington Chamber of Commerce as its chairmen for two terms, and River Legacy Park Foundation.  Bob is a pastor with Mission Arlington and the founder of the Nehemiah Builds Foundation working with inner city youth through the sport of wrestling. 

Robert Kembel



Hailing from a small town in the Catskills of New York, Howard Porteus has spent his entire life in residential construction. Howard first worked professionally in Colorado, handling contracts for a real estate title company and then managing operations for a builder in Southern California. He came to Texas in 2007, teaming up with Nehemiah President Robert Kembel when they were both at Huffines Communities. Howard manages all development activities within Viridian. During his career, Howard has been instrumental in the development of and/or delivery of 3,500 single-family homes, and more than 200 high-end condominiums and townhomes. Howard is a licensed pilot and an avid cyclist, and is very active in Mission Arlington’s wrestling program.

Howard Porteus