Director of Planning
Thrive Home Builders

Jay has been in the residential construction industry for over 15 years. Prior to joining the Thrive team Mr. Garcia was the Director of Planning and Senior Project Manager for a master plan community developer; a Professor and Lecturer at the University of Colorado College of Architecture, Planning and Environmental Design; and, a Planner and Project Manager for Adams County Planning & Development.

Since joining the team in 2014, Jay has managed acquisition, design, entitlements and land development for multiple award-winning communities; implemented strategic planning methodologies for project feasibility and product research; organized and directed diverse cross-functional consultant teams and facilitated overall company growth and record-breaking profits in 2018.

Jay holds a Bachelor of Architecture/Environmental Design (BEnvd) from the University of Colorado Boulder; a Master of Urban & Regional Planning (MURP), and a Master of Urban Design (MUD), both from the University of Colorado Denver.