our team

Executive Leaders

John Warren



John Warren is a proven leader with over 25 years of experience leading high-performance teams in challenging and complex operations. Prior to Joining Capital in January 2021, John served as General Manager for Clark Construction Group for the state of Texas where he successfully managed large-scale, multi-phased projects including the $117M Frost office tower in downtown San Antonio.

After earning a B.S. in Construction Science from Texas A&M University in 1996, John served nine years with the U.S. Marines Corps. During John’s career with the Marines, he led combat operations in Southern Afghanistan shortly after the events of September 11, 2001 and returned to the U.S. in 2002.  Upon returning to the U.S., John was selected to be one of twelve instructors at the infantry officer course where he served as Deputy Director until he resigned his commission as Captain in 2005.

John and his wife Kari have been married for 20 years and have two sons, Jack, and Grayson, along with three golden retrievers, Georgia, Tucker, and Riggs.

Ed Belmares

Chief Operating Officer


Prior to joining Capital, Ed was the owner of IConnect, LLC, a management consulting firm focused on business strategy and business management consultancy for small and medium-sized businesses. It is through that consulting work, that Ed found his way to Capital.

Prior to beginning his own management consulting firm, Ed served as the Chief Operating Officer for KFW Engineers and Surveying, Assistant City Manager for the City of San Antonio, and Vice President of Business Operations for CPS Energy.

Ed has been civically engaged throughout his career. He is currently a Trustee for the San Antonio Water System (SAWS), the past-Chair of the San Antonio Board of American Heart Association, and formerly the Chair of the March of Dimes board, board member for the San Antonio Mission Heritage Society, and board member for the United Way of Comal County.

Ed has a Master of Science in Public Administration from Trinity University and a Bachelor’s in Sociology from Our Lady of the Lake University. He is married to Niki Belmares and they have three children, Stevie, Marisol, and Diego.

Don Austin

Chief Financial Officer


Don earned a bachelor’s degree from Baylor University. He was recruited by Arthur Andersen, LLP, and earned his Certified Public Accountant license while beginning his career in the oil and gas audit division. He then went on to a corporate controller position, fulfilling SEC reporting requirements with a publicly traded holding company and venture capital fund of funds firm in Dallas.

Don partnered with a college friend and bought an air conditioning company in central Texas where he began to learn service and construction. After selling that business he started doing consulting work, helping businesses to increase margins and meet management goals.

Capital became a client in 2021 and shortly thereafter, Don joined the team as its Chief Financial Officer.

Don is married with four children and is an active leader in his community, serving on the Wurstfest Association, Downtown Rotary, Brauntex Performing Arts Theater, and New Braunfels Economic Development Corporation boards.



Sean Schoenert

Project Manager
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Donny Puente

Sr. Project Manager
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Brian Weller

Utilities Division Manager
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Amy Wootan

Utilities Division Director
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Juan Ramos

Service/Special Projects Manager
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Cade Deines

Pre-Construction Manager
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