About Planet Three

Elevation | Reconstruction | New Construction


  • 25+ Years of Home Elevation Expertise
  • 1000+ Homes Elevated by Our Team
  • Expertise: Slab Home Elevation, Pier & Beam Home Elevation, House Moving
  • Expertise: Turn-key FEMA Projects
  • Lifetime Structural Warranty
  • Solid Leadership = Predictable and Methodical Work Execution
  • Designated Contractor for FEMA Elevation Projects
  • Track Record of Excellence in House Elevation and Reconstruction Services
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Decades of Home Building Experience – Consultative Approach

Planet Three (P3) owners deliver 25+ years of elevation experience with over 1,000 home elevations completed by our team. The principals of P3 provide expertise and care to help homeowners realize their dreams of a safe and predictable home life.

P3 leadership also has significant financial and operations management experience that enables predictable and methodical work execution. We operate with disciplined planning and management methods and our collaborative approach focuses on homeowner comfort so that anxieties are minimized before and during the project and there is durable satisfaction with the finished results.

Prior to forming P3 in 2016, founders Chad Jonassen and Joe Fairley led a variety of home elevation projects and enabled other companies to enter the elevation business. In Galveston County, Joe led all selling, estimating, bidding, and design on 68 projects from 2012 to 2016. Chad lifted those 68 homes and directed the turnkey work. Prior to that, Chad and Joe led elevation operations in Louisiana where hundreds of homes were lifted after Hurricane Katrina.

Chad is a pioneer of slab home elevation and was instrumental in its inception. Jonassen House Moving was the elevation contractor for the slab-home proof of concept project sponsored by FEMA and LSU in 1994. Since successfully lifting the 5 homes in that very first program Chad has lifted over 1,000 homes. He has lived in Dickinson, TX since 2012.

P3 was formed so that Chad and Joe could, as principals of the firm, control the full life-cycle of elevation services and deliver projects with a focus on construction excellence, homeowner satisfaction, and straightforward business practices.

Today Chad Jonassen directs all P3 elevation and construction activities. Joe Fairley plans and designs all elevation projects.

P3 has offices in Houston, Katy, and Dickinson, and is 100% owned by the officers and directors who are involved in daily operation of the business and in the execution of all contracted services and obligations. P3 operates with a fiscally conservative approach.

Meet Our Team

Joe Fairley

Elevation Design Expert

Joe is a home construction and home elevation expert. Joe assesses homes and slabs and designs specific elevation plans for each so that homeowners can visualize their elevated home and all considerations are identified. Joe has managed hundreds of home elevations and is an expert in the FEMA SRL elevation process.

Joe is hands-on as a quality control inspector for P3 projects. Joe also helps with hiring and training of employees and selection and oversight of sub-contractors. Joe served 15 years in the USAF and Reserves before working in the construction and elevation industries.

Chad Jonassen

Elevation Construction Expert

Chad is known throughout the Moving and Elevating Industry as among the best in the nation at this line of work. Chad has moved and/or elevated thousands of structures in his twenty plus years of experience. He has been involved with large, difficult projects such as the 3000 ton Schubert Theater, 1500 ton McDonogh #11 School in New Orleans, and many more. Chad and his father accomplished the very first FEMA contracts ever awarded in the “elevate homes above the floodplain” program by elevating five large slab buildings in Denham Springs, LA in 1995. Elevating slab type buildings was leading-edge in the industry in the 1990’s, where Chad and his father developed much of the trend-setting elevation methodology used today. He assisted southern Louisiana communities after Hurricane Katrina by training lifters and elevating almost a structure per day from late 2006 until early 2012. His work can be seen and read about often in Structural Mover and House and Building Mover.

Wayne Fairley

Managing Director

Wayne Fairley has 30 years’ experience managing operations for global financial services and global software firms. He led the implementation of enterprise technology solutions prior to co-founding P3. Wayne’s extensive consulting, accounting, and finance background enables P3 to predictably deliver resources and solutions for homeowners.  Wayne holds a BS in Accounting from the University of Southern Mississippi and is a Certified Public Accountant (retired).

Wayne oversees Planet Three’s accounting, capital, legal, contract management and risk management.

Contact Us for an Elevation Consultation

We find most homeowners have many questions about the home elevation process, project costs, and funding. You should expect a friendly consultation (at no cost) which covers all your questions.

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Successfully preventing flooding through home elevation for over 25 years.Your Gulf Coast Home Elevation and Home Reconstruction Experts.

We proudly raisereconstruct, and build homes in:

Guadalupe County | Harris County | Ft. Bend County | Galveston County  Aransas County | Brazoria County
Liberty County | Montgomery County Jefferson County | Orange County | Chambers County | Hardin County

Cypress | Katy | Simonton | Pasadena | Galveston | Nassau Bay | Seguin | New Braunfels
Bellaire | Lake Jackson | Dickinson | Bevil Oaks | Kingwood | Humble | Friendswood

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