Jay Freischlag joined Five Star Builders, the new home builder founded by his father, in 2004. He moved to South Texas from Illinois to help run the family business. In the process, he also set out to raise awareness of high-quality craftsmanship and energy efficiency that was lacking from many Rio Grande Valley new home builders.
Together with his father, Buddy, Jay was successful in becoming the first Energy Star Builder in the Rio Grande Valley. More awards would follow recognizing Jay and Buddy for their high-standards and dedication to quality.
Buddy suffered health complications in 2011 and was no longer able to continue working. Jay decided to continue where he and his father had left off and created a new company. Gold Star Construction was launched in honor of his father, Buddy, and the brand they had worked so hard to build.
2014 – Tyvek Weatherization Certification
2016 – Huber – Subfloor: The hidden Asset, or Lurking Liability
2016 – NAHB – Advanced Green Building: Building Science
2016 – NAHB – Advanced Green Building: Project Management
2016 – Sub*Zero/Wolf – Luxury Kitchen Ventilation
2016 – Sub*Zero/Wolf – Luxury Outdoor Kitchens
2016 – Wyco: Advances in Concrete Consolidation
2017 – ICF Complete Solution for Disaster Resilience
2017 – ICF Mid Rise Buildings
2017 – Troubleshooting Masonry Part II: Leaky Walls