Steve Belardo was born in The Bronx, New York.

He attended Texas A&M University, where he received his BA in Environmental Design from the School of Architecture.

After moving to Alpine, Texas, he worked at the Chihuahuan Desert Research Institute (CDRI), researching peregrine falcons, an indicator species.

He started Rainbow Adobe in 1979.


Steve has been working with adobe for over 35 years, specializing in adobe construction in Texas.

His mission is very simple:

“My goal is to build your dream home.”