Our Story

Bobo Design Build is an innovative design contractor that offers the ultimate full-service home remodeling package. Being a successful, design build firm has allowed us to remodel some of the finest homes in the San Antonio area since 1989.

Project after project, year after year, Ken Bobo has proven to master the art of satisfying his clients by demanding only excellence from his team. This continued dedication has made his business one of the most respectable design build firms in San Antonio and the South Texas area. Over 72% of our business is based upon referrals because of our hard work and dedication to our clients.

At Bobo Design Build, our sole focus is on home remodeling. By being actively involved in the planning process and making sure the remodel meets all of our client’s expectations, we are able to turn our customer’s house into the home of their dreams. Whether it’s a full home remodel or a simple room addition, we handle every project with the undivided artistry that it deserves.

We are the problem solvers for the modern homeowner who’s looking for a change. If you’re searching for established home builders in San Antonio, be sure to contact us so we can help you create the home of your dreams!

Our Team

Ken Bobo

Ken Bobo

Owner

Experience: I have been working in the construction industry for 38 years
What do you like about your job: I really enjoy watching people grow in the company and seeing how happy our clients are at the completion of their project.
Named After: My Father
Interest outside of work: Spending time with family, hunting, fishing and golfing
Favorite Sport: Golf
Best Time of the day: Morning
Defining Moment: Birth of my daughter and when I started my own business
From: Harlington, TX
If Life gives you lemons: Make lemon butter
Favorite Meal: Ribeye steak and baked potato

Cody Engel

Cody Engel

Construction Manger

Experience: I’ve been in construction for over 25 years, from hands on to management and I’ve thoroughly enjoyed the journey.
What do you like about your job: I like seeing how our work improves our clients perspective on how the new space functions and the enjoyment they get from it.
From: Blanco, Texas-lived there my entire life!
Favorite Movie: Shawshank Redemption
Items on my bucket list: Hunt in Alaska
Favorite movie quote: Those aren’t pillows!
If life gives you lemons: Put them in sweet tea
Motto: Question everything!

John McMhancey

John McChancey

Construction Superintendent

Experience: 31 years in construction management & remodeling
What do you like about your job: Working with our clients and trade contractors to create the desired vision and living environment for our clients and making their dreams come true.
Interest outside of work: Influencing and spending time with my grandchildren. Enjoying the outdoors like hunting, fishing, camping, motor cycling, mountain biking, snow skiing & snowboarding.
Motto: What you think is what you are and what you believe you can achieve!
Music: Rock-N-Roll – Led Zeppelin, Pink Floyd, Stevie Ray Vaughn & Van Morrison
Items on my bucket list: Catch a 100 pound Tarpon, see all my grandkids grow up to be happy successful adults, Ski Corbett’s couloir in Jackson Hole, Wyoming.
Nicknames at the office: The Hammer, The Remodeling Genius
Back in my day: Fax machines where all the rage.

Emily Ryba

Emily Ryba

Architectural Designer

Experience: I graduated from Appalachian State University in Boone, North Carolina with a degree in Building Science and a concentration in Architectural Technology and Design, I have been in residential remodeling ever since.
What do you like about your job: Remodeling is like a puzzle to me, from building code restrictions to keeping with the home’s character the most functional design for the homeowner, I love fitting the right pieces together to help a space or home reach its potential. I love leaving a house and lives better than they were before.
Interest outside of work: Mountain biking, horseback riding, hiking and traveling
Inspired by: Historic architecture and nature
Favorite Movie: Tombstone
Pets: I used to have an Iguana named Virgil, after Wyatt Earp’s brother in Tombstone
Design Style: Eclectic…I love designing/decorating with contrasting styles and materials
Defining moment: When I packed up my bags and moved to Texas.

Kelly Wilnes

Kelly Wilnes

Office Manager

Experience: 3 years in construction, 18 years in A/P, A/R, payroll and Human Resources
What do you like about your job: My Co-workers.
Interest outside of work: Cooking, gardening and spending time outside with my grandchildren
Motto: Everything happens for a reason, mind over matter
Favorite Movie: Sound of Music and Willy Wonka
Music: Nat King Cole, Eagles, Steve Miller & Dave Matthews
Back in my day: Hashtags were called pound signs and we played tic-tac-toe on them
From: Nebraska