First Capital Builders

First Capital Builders takes a thorough and comprehensive approach to each of our clients’ unique projects. Whatever your construction needs, we work as your partner in process from inception to completion, always delivering on time and on budget.

Our team’s diverse and extensive experience allows us to manage every facet of your project successfully - from collaborative initial design meetings to smooth and seamless closeouts - all while adding value and mitigating risk.

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Chase International

Chase International is a dynamic, independent real estate firm committed to the success of its clients, sales associates, staff and community. Founded in 1986, Chase has developed a strong reputation as the “leader in luxury real estate.” The company has a proven track record throughout the region and sets the standard for real estate in all price ranges. It is this history of success that has brought about the growth of the company. Chase successfully serves the community with offices in Zephyr Cove, Glenbrook, Incline Village, South Lake Tahoe, Tahoe City, Squaw Valley, Truckee, Reno, Carson Valley and London. The sales associates live and work in the communities they serve, providing an ‘insider’s view’ of local market conditions. Chase has a family of over 325 sales associates supported by a staff of 20 professionals. As a leader, Chase is continually on the fast track to expansion and exploration into new areas.

Chalets at Montrêux Agents

Donna Spear
Searching for a classy and client-friendly agent who is ready to serve you in style? Donna Spear has knowledge of both Lake Tahoe, where she lived for 24 years and Reno, her home since 2000. Donna is excited about the future growth and development of Reno, as well as the charm and uniqueness around the Lake and wants to share her insight with you. With more than 30 years experience in the custom homebuilding industry, Donna understands what the discriminating client wants and brings her strong work ethic and people skills to work for buyers and sellers. She is there to listen to your needs and help you through every detail of your real estate transaction. If you want to find a conscientious, caring and hardworking agent who will cater to your custom-built real estate dreams in the Lake Tahoe/Reno area - call Donna.

Ruby von Schwerin
Trusted and experienced, Ruby von Schwerin brings an unflagging optimistic approach to the ever changing world of real estate.  Ruby works within a sphere where obstacles are conquered and resolutions are commonplace. Her passionate persistence to succeed is chartered by her iconic ability to find the right solution to any challenge in life.

For 25 years, Ruby's love of the real estate profession has driven her to new levels as your local market expert and trusted advisor. As a member of the respected Luxury Portfolio and affiliate of Leading Real Estate Companies of the World, Ruby is well-poised in the marketing and sales of homes of the highest caliber. 
Her respect for the earth and its natural resources has led Ruby to achieve in-depth training and certification by NAR GREEN on issues of energy efficiency, green building and sustainability practices.  As such, she assists her likeminded clients with appropriate energy efficient solutions, which lower home costs while reducing the carbon footprint.
Ruby's real estate career also encompasses vast experience in new home development, sales management, research, design, architecture and construction, thus rounding out her extensive industry experience.
Holding many positive roles in life, Ruby has been a tireless volunteer for Nevada Humane Society and as such, she is the guardian of many abandoned four-legged 'kids' that bring immense joy to her life.
Heartfelt and always ready to help, Ruby can be reached through Chase International's Reno office.


Donna Spear
NV 42018
CA BRE 01226918
(775) 691-7947 cell
(775) 850-5900 office
(775) 850-5901 fax

Ruby von Schwerin
NV #0026519
(775) 232-3884 cell
(775) 850-5900 office
(775) 850-5901 fax