The Dominion Companies Team Members

About Vernon N. Smith

For over 30 years Vernon’s mission has been helping others in the areas of Real Estate, Financial  Investments and Ministry.   Vernon is the Real Estate Broker and President of Dominion CDP - Construction / Development/Properties.  His primary focus for the last few years has been as a developer through Dominion Development.  He is an independent financial advisor and the creator of The Financial Game™ a program designed to aid families in understanding how money works and how to provide wealth for generations.  He spent 8 years with Xerox in Computer Systems and Networks and 7 years for a national Ministry where he was the Technology Department Manager responsible for the MIS Department, the Audio/Video, Television Ministry and established a private Satellite Uplink Network.  He is a Licensed Minister, a Texas Certified Mediator and a faithful member of Windsor Village United Methodist Church.  Vernon previously served on the Board of the Houston Black Real Estate Association (HBREA) and currently serves on the Boards of the Five Corners Improvement District (HCID 10-B), the Friends Of Levitt Pavilion Houston and Special Angels Of The Woodlands (SAW). His education is from The University of Houston and Prairie View A & M Universities.  He is licensed as a Broker with the Texas Real Estate Commission, and was previously licensed with the Texas Department of Insurance and the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA).  Vernon is the author of, RICHE$! …In Secret Places.

Vernon credits the blessings of his many experiences to God, for he was raised as a Christian, an avid hunter and fisherman, built dragsters in his Fathers shop from age 12 (spent the weekends at Houston International Speedway) the 15 years in Computer Systems and Networks, 28 years as a Real Estate Broker, 15 years as a Financial Adviser, and encompassing it all, 28 years in Ministry, (22 years Licensed).  Most important, he credits his success to his marriage to the lovely, intelligent and spiritual powerhouse, Jacquetta Y. Smith!   Together, they have raised six children and have eight grandchildren.

About Jacquetta Smith

Jacquetta (Brown) Smith is a true professional dedicated to providing stellar client service to the community.


She believes that real estate ownership is an inherited right and should be pursued by all. With Jacquetta as your Realtor, you will benefit from her keen organizational skills and eye for excellence. Using a strategic approach, she is sure to bring the utmost satisfaction.


Loyalty, dedication, and character are words to best describe Jacquetta. She is focused on her craft and has worked behind the scene in the Dominion Properties business for over 25 years. Skillfully learning and developing a power team, she is now aggressively fulfilling her mission to help families accomplish their dream of homeownership. Prior to being a Realtor, Jacquetta was a successful Executive Director.


Equipped with years of people experience and education, Jacquetta holds a Masters Degree in Organizational Management and Behavior and a Bachelors degree in Public Administration. She is also a Senior Fellow of The American Leadership Forum.


An author of two books; Loyalty, The Pathway to Promotion and My Manners Matter, Jacquetta is also the wife of Broker Vernon N. Smith.

About Akia Smith

Akia has been in the Real Estate field for over twenty years.  She holds a degree in Economics from Hampton University  which allows her to keep a pulse on the trending economics of Real Estate.   She holds the prestigious MAI designation through the Appraisal Institute which is the highest level of achievement in the Appraisal field.  This prized designation further advances her skill in the field as she is highly skilled in the valuation of all Real Estate properties.  Her accomplished background includes working in Real Estate sales, Residential and Commercial Appraising, and Mortgage servicing.  Akia is committed to helping families achieve their dreams of home ownership and volunteers her time teaching Home Buyer Education courses.  She is married with two children.

About Donovan Smith

Donovan is a dedicated licensed Texas Realtor.  As a gifted artist, he is a social media expert and proficient in all the platforms of social media to connect you to the world.  This skill allows you, the client, to have an advantage in marketing your home for sale, or finding you your perfect home.  In his career as a Manager and Auditor, he has keen attention to detail.  Donovan’s educational background from Xavier University is in English Education.  He is the single parent of a gifted son, Xavier Smith.  Donovan will use his talent, education, experience, and professional techniques to advance your home-buying experience.

About Andre Smith

Andre Smith is a dedicated individual, with high morals, and work ethic. He has worked in the Architecture field for the past 3+ years. He has extensive knowledge of AutoCAD and has worked with multiple fortune 500 companies, small businesses, non-profits, and even independent contractors to create construction documents and plans for permits. Andre has worked on projects such as building commercial kitchens for some of Houston’s highest ranked chefs and well know chains, Senior assisted livings facilities, HUD projects, as well as traditional residential dwellings. He has a great vision for things that people think can’t be made functional or beautiful. Creating something out of nothing has become his specialty.

About Lauren Griggs

Lauren has over 7 years of experience working in the Architecture field. She holds a degree in Architecture from Prairie View A&M University. She has also taken a sabbatical at Harvard University for urban planning to further her knowledge and sharpen her skills. Her intelligence, experience and attention to detail has helped her to create well planned and masterfully designed construction projects. Her projects include banks, schools, Doctor & Dentist practices, large scale Apartment Buildings, multi-family and single-family dwellings. Her goal is to create beautiful yet functional spaces that you can feel good to work from or even call home.

About Anna Rhodes

I have always had an interest in real estate ventures. I started as a real estate investor and later migrated to become a real estate agent. Now I welcome the opportunity to be your Realtor. With over 20 years in the customer service arena, my experience addressing individual needs truly benefits my clients. Having the heart of a teacher, my first time home buyer clients always learn something new along their path towards home ownership. Even those selling their homes often pick up knowledge they were previously unaware of in the sale of their home. Although real estate has a basic structure, each deal is unique and I work with each and every client as a unique member of the team before, during, and after their deal closes. I look forward to being YOUR real estate agent! Give me a call today.

About Jacqueline Dade

Are you looking for an agent with integrity, honesty, and has your best interest in mind? LOOK NO FURTHER.

About Lavoisier Cornerstone

Lavoisier Cornerstone is a Houston-based real estate agent with a background in digital marketing, technology and education. Prior to joining Dominion Properties, he founded media and e-commerce companies and taught students of all ages how to use social networking and technology to start and grow their businesses. As a graduate of The Flatiron School, New York's elite web development program, Lavoisier was highlighted by activist and former White House advisor Van Jones in USA Today for his work with underrepresented students in technology and the world of tech startups. Lavoisier is a digital marketing expert with more than 100K followers on social media and has videos that have accrued millions of views and knows just how to connect with a wide range of audiences across virtual mediums. This specialized knowledge enables him to use the latest technologies to meet all of your buying, selling and investment needs. If you're selling, he will work with diligent attention to detail to get you the fairest price in the shortest amount of time. If you're buying, he will work tirelessly to provide you with the best information and market data so that you're an informed buyer with the strongest possible negotiating position. Backed by the expertise of the Dominion Properties team and armed with a commitment to serving the residents and families of Houston in excellence, Lavoisier is on a mission to become your favorite Houston real estate agent. Lavoisier and his wife Jenny have a blended family of five children and a dog named Breuklen.


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