Meet The Team

Greg and Missy Manuel

At Manuel Builders, we don’t just want to build your house, we want to build your home. We understand that this is a big decision and that the process can seem overwhelming. We are here for you. We will be with you every step of the way.

Our purpose is to find out what features you want in your home, offer customizations and options to fit how you live, and to serve you to the best of our ability. You control your square foot price, your home selections and how quickly you move through the process. 

Our promise to you is to be honest, to keep you “in the loop” and to be with you while you make decisions.

We can’t wait to work with you!

-Your Manuel Builders Team 


Candi Viator

Regional Sales Team Lead | 337-981-5315 x11 | Email

Candi is our Team Leader for all building consultants. With a healthy history of extremely high homeowner satisfaction and referrals, exceptionally thorough custom home design and an ability to understand exactly what each of her homeowners need on an individual level, she is both highly respected by her team and loved by the families whose homes she designs.


Hannah Swain

Building Consultant, Baton Rouge | 225-424-8600 x401 | Email

"Customizing our floorplans to fit the unique visions of our clients is one of my favorite parts of the process. I love working with homeowners and I'm always interested in their differing requests based on their lifestyles." Truly listening to what a homeowner needs in their new home is at the forefront of all of Hannah's interactions. She has always been fascinated with home design and interior decorating and she credits this interest to her mother, who is always teaching her new tips and tricks as they tackle home projects together. Almost all the furniture in Hannah's home started as a repurposing project for the two of them!


Taylor Burtner

Building Consultant, Baton Rouge & Lafayette | 225-424-8600 x25 | Email

Taylor has been part of almost every stage of new home building, including as an actual project manager over homes in construction, but his most unique asset as a building consultant is his 2+ years in our Warranty and Service department. He knows from experience all about what works and what doesn't, what products and applications work best, which flooring is and isn't truly waterproof and what past homeowners wish they had or had not done on the front end.


Grant Guidry

Building Consultant, Lake Charles & Lafayette | 337-240-9999 x24 | Email

Grant's thoroughness in the early stages of the building process always results in happy and satisfied homeowners who understand exactly what their options are and what specifically is going into their home. He has a passion for people and making sure he truly understands the vision for their home, and then doing everything he can to help them bring that vision to life. His previous experience in professional land and resource management gives him an edge on the most unpredictable part of building a home, site preparation.


Wendi Ritz

Building Consultant, Lafayette | 337-981-5315 x38 | Email

With more than 13 years of experience in new home construction, Wendi is our most seasoned consultant. She first began working with families to design and style their dream homes while living in Katy, Texas, but - after having three beautiful children - decided to move home to Louisiana to be closer to family. She specializes in walking homeowners through their options and helping them weigh the pros and cons of each decision and plan customization.


Tassie Fonseca, REALTORĀ®

Community Sales Manager | 337-981-5315 x44 | Email

Tassie Fonseca is licensed REALTORĀ® with Lamplighter Realty, LLC and the leader of our communities sales team. As our home-buying expert, she consults with clients who are interested in living in our Manuel Builders communities. Whether you are looking for a ready-to-move-in home or want to build on one of our lots, Tassie can guide you through the process. As a seasoned REALTORĀ®, she is great at helping home-buyers navigate everything from pre-approvals to closings.