We’re taking a new approach to building homes.

Your dedicated concierge will coordinate across a team of industry-leading experts.

Our team has decades of experience building thousands of homes.

Michael Richards

When Michael was 15, he recruited his mom to make dump runs with the family station wagon so he could start a construction cleanup business.

Since then, he has dedicated his career to innovating in construction, and now few people in California have more experience building single family homes. Michael is one of Homebound’s founding team members, overseeing construction operations.

  • Homes built 1000+
  • Years building 25

Julia Donoho
Legal & Insurance

A licensed attorney and architect, Julia is regarded as one of the nation’s leading experts on wildfire recovery.  Julia’s passion is advocating for homeowners and helping communities rebuild.

Now at Homebound, she works closely with homeowners leveraging insurance financing to simplify the complex claims process so they can rebuild.

  • Years in construction 28
  • Expertise Insurance

Kristi Paganini

Kristi has built design studios for home builders all across California. She specializes in guiding clients through a process to select interiors that perfectly suit their lives, tastes, and budgets. Kristi manages Homebound’s design operations.

  • Years in design 20
  • Hometown Sonoma

Nikki Pechet
Cofounder, CEO

After the 2017 wildfires in Napa, Nikki watched as the community around her home set out to rebuild, and knew there had to be a better way. With a background in technology, construction and real estate, she teamed up with other experts in the area to found Homebound, with a focus on making the process of building a custom home simple, transparent, and human.

A serial remodeler and DIY aficionado, Nikki has been managing her own construction projects for a decade. Nikki started her career in real estate in New York City, spent almost a decade at Bain & Company leading innovation strategy across industries, and then returned to the building world to help make it easier to get home projects done as an early executive at Thumbtack, the fastest-growing online home services marketplace, now valued at over $1B. 

  • Teams built 20+
  • Home projects enabled using tech Millions

We’re here to get you home.

See all of our open roles here.

See open roles
  • Nikki Pechet

    Cofounder, CEO
  • Michael Richards

    Construction Operations
  • Donnie Flood

  • Ceci Clarke

    Construction, SoCal
  • Jon Cromwell

    Construction, NorCal
  • John Martin

  • Ian Bishop

  • Justine Palefsky

    Customer Experience

Let’s collaborate.

We work with the best architects, contractors, installers, landscapers, and designers in our communities.

Together, we can deliver a better building experience. Tell us about your company.