Jake Bruton is a custom home builder in Kansas City and Columbia Missouri. As the owner of Aarow Building for more than 15 years, Jake brings his education in art and architecture to energy-efficient, durable, and architecturally significant homes. Growing up in construction also positioned him for success in building having renovated or repaired nearly every mistake made in the industry. Jake is a contributor to the Build Show, co-host of the UnBuild It Podcast, contributing editor for the Journal of Light Construction, as well as a contributor to Fine Homebuilding. As a speaker he has presented at IBS, JLC Live, the Fine Homebuilding Summit, and the Midwest Building Science Symposium. Jake is currently raising a family with his wife in Columbia, Mo.