Mark has more than 8 years of experience happily helping people accomplish their dreams of owning a brand new home. He has been a member of the Allen Edwin team for 3 ½ years.
Hometown: Northeast side of Grand Rapids Education: B.S. Degree from Michigan State University Hobbies/Sports/Recreation: Fishing, camping, basketball, running and enjoying the beautiful West Michigan Outdoors!
Lance is a Regional Sales Director for Allen Edwin Homes. He manages the greater Kalamazoo, Battle Creek, Lansing and Livingston County areas. He came to Allen Edwin Homes with extensive experience in the home building industry. He served as the Vice President of Sales and Marketing for the largest builder in the country as well as Vice President of Operations for a private builder prior to working for Allen Edwin. He also has been established as he co-authored a national sales training manual.
Why Lance decided to join Allen Edwin Homes: "The quality of a person's life is in direct proportion to their commitment to excellence. Allen Edwin homes demonstrates this commitment to both our internal and external customers."
Hometown: Northville, MI Education: Michigan State University, Finance/Business Hobbies and Interests: Reading, travel, exercise and family.
Trevor has been with Allen Edwin since 2007. He is the Regional Sales Manager for all Grand Rapids and Lakeshore areas. His past experience includes new home construction sales management with a lumber company.
Hometown: Battle Creek, MI Education: Western Michigan University Hobbies/Sports/Recreation: Spending time with my family and kids.
Before coming to Allen Edwin Homes, Tracy co-owned a building and remodeling company with her husband in Livingston County. She has worn many other hats as well, including working in the cell phone industry, plumbing wholesale and furniture sales,but home building is where her heart is.
“Allen Edwin Homes has allowed me to come back to new home sales. The satisfaction of helping someone realize their dream of home ownership, with a beautiful high quality home they can be proud of is very important to me. What I love about our company is that we have programs for almost every situation, making home ownership a possibility for more people than ever before.”
Hometown: Brighton, MI Education: Lansing Community College Hobbies/Sports/Recreation: I have three awesome kids, Zach is a sophomore at Grand Valley State, Hannah is a Junior at Brighton High School and Emily is a Freshman. My husband and I have been married for 20 years and we love to garden and cook together and watch movies. I am an avid reader but mostly spending time with my family is my favorite way to relax.
Prior to joining the team more than 4 years ago, Gary was already a two time Allen Edwin homeowner. His past experience includes 10 years at Classic Stereo and Video. He now works with Allen Edwin's Michigan Home Buyer's Club to help put families in homes.
Hometown: Portage, MI Hobbies/Sports/Recreation: Spending time with my family.
Prior to joining Allen Edwin Homes, Jeff enjoyed 10 years working in the paint industry for Sherwin-Williams and 3 years at Bankers Life & Casualty.
On why Jeff joined Allen Edwin: "Allen Edwin offers a value that allows more people to own a beautiful new home. The business model we use is one that I believe in. I enjoy being the person that helps people through their buying process!"
Hometown: Caledonia, MI Education: John Carroll University Hobbies: golf
Erin is part of the unique Home Buyer’s Club here at Allen Edwin. Prior to joining Allen Edwin Homes, Erin spent eight years working with mortgage lending and customer service.
“I joined Allen Edwin because I heard great things about the company, I love new homes, and want to help others get into a good quality home by a great builder!”
Hometown: Pinckney, MI Education: Central Michigan University Hobbies/Sports/Recreation: I enjoy many Recreational activities especially when it is warm outside! But to name a few: reading, frisbee, swimming, playing with my two kids, and traveling with my husband.
Before coming to Allen Edwin Homes, Sammone was the Director of First Impressions at Keller Williams Realty in Ann Arbor.
“I joined Allen Edwin Homes because I wanted to be a part of making people's dreams a REALITY!”
Hometown: Chicago, IL Education: Master of Arts in Political Science from Arizona State University Hobbies/Sports/Recreation: I enjoy spending time with those I love, playing the piano and playing basketball.
Mark recently joined Allen Edwin's team, bringing with him almost 20 years of new construction sales experience! Prior to working for Allen Edwin Homes, Mark has worked for companies such as Delcor Homes and Centex Homes.
"Getting back into the industry with a local customer focused builder was my goal. I’m excited to join the Allen Edwin team and add to customer satisfaction."
Hometown: Windsor, Ontario, Canada Education: University of Windsor Hobbies/Sports/Recreation: Family, Finance, Golf, Hockey and Travel
Mike is the Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Allen Edwin. He joined Allen Edwin Homes in February 2010. Prior experience includes new home sales with Pulte Homes of Michigan in 1999, becoming sales manager in 2003 and VP of Sales and Marketing for Pulte Homes of Ohio in 2004. From 2008 to 2010, Mike worked with KB Homes in South Carolina and North Carolina as VP of Sales and Marketing.
Reason for Joining the Allen Edwin Team: “The people of Allen Edwin. The team is highly focused and devoted to building and delivering a great home and experience for our homeowners. I toured and visited several communities and the New Home Showroom and was amazed at the features and style that was offered for a new home including Energy Star, 10 Year Structural Warranty and great style features such as granite counter tops, crown and chair moldings, stainless steel appliances and more. All of this is designed to give homebuyers an unparalleled home buying experience.”
Education: BA Degree from Michigan State University Hobbies/Sports/Recreation: Family, golf, travel and reading. Licenses/Affiliations/Memberships: Michigan State University Alumni Association, Knights of Columbus.
Prior to joining Allen Edwin Homes in February, 2010, Laurie sold homes for two other builders, and worked for several years as a programmer/systems analyst.
“I joined Allen Edwin Homes after doing much research about the company, because I was very skeptical. What I found, is this…WOW! This really IS the real deal!! Outstanding quality. Outstanding value. It’s too good to be true….but it IS true!!”
Hometown: DeWitt, MI Education: Associates Degree in Information Technology and Management Hobbies/Sports/Recreation: Photography, interior design, landscaping
Karen most recently worked for Tullymore, before coming to Allen Edwin Homes. There, Karen was the Managing Real Estate Broker, providing custom homes and condos for families in a golf/resort community.
“I am excited to be part of the Allen Edwin Team. I joined AE to be part of a growing company that has a vision for the future of home building.”
Hometown: Farmington, MI Education: 27 Years in the Michigan Real Estate industry, 19 of which are exclusively in new home communities. Licensed Broker in 1995. Hobbies/Sports/Recreation: Attending my children’s sports activities is a joy. Natural Medicine.
Nathan joined the Allen Edwin team with a great sales background. He came from 8 years of business to business sales in commercial mechanical maintenance. Prior to his service there, he worked for 3 years for an electrical contractor as a pre-apprentice. He has great residential as well as commercial building and construction experience. He would love to get into the details of how our homes are constructed with you!
“I came to Allen Edwin because of several reasons. One being that I am a proud owner of an Allen Edwin home myself. Another reason being that I am a helper by nature. I love helping people and seeing them make improvements in life. I’ve coached baseball in the community for over 11 years and my passion for helping people drives from coaching. I know by experience what a great feeling it is to build your own home and I'm excited to help people experience those same feelings.”
Hometown: Holt, MI (All 31 fantastic years of my life) Hobbies/Sports/Recreation: I enjoy coaching, watching, studying, listening to and playing baseball. I have a passion for all athletics and the life lessons they teach. I love spending time with my wife Melisa and our son, Conner (9) and daughter, Lennon (5). My other son Kit (7) is a 100 plus pound Doberman Pincher who in his mind believes he’s a lap dog. I have a passion for dogs, history and music.....when there’s no sporting events on. I appreciate all the true and solid relationships in my life. I’ve enjoyed the many people I’ve met in life and look forward to meeting many more through Allen Edwin.
Ray spent his youth, through college, building houses. After college, Ray spent 7 years living in Illinois, working as an outside sales representative for the hardwood, lumber and plywood industry. He brings a great deal of sales experience to the Allen Edwin team, and has sold directly to cabinet, door, and millwork manufactures.
"Family is very important to me, so I decided to make the move back to Michigan to be close to them. Selling homes has always been something I was interested in and I really love what Allen Edwin is doing. Helping people find the home of their dreams is something to be proud of."
Hometown: Reed City, Michigan Education: Ferris State University - Business Management Hobbies/Sports/Recreation: Golf, Basketball, Football, fishing. Love anything sports related or to do with my wife, Tiffany, and dogs.
Laura recently relocated with her family to Michigan from Lafayette, Indiana. She brings with her experience as a sales manager for three furniture stores and a home accessory store. Laura and her family are happy to be back in Michigan again and are having a great time getting to know the Kalamazoo area and all it has to offer for fun and recreation.
"I am thrilled to b on board with Michigan's #1 builder, Allen Edwin. This company is operating on a fantastic business model to achieve such high customer service ratings. Quality built homes with more square footage, more choices, and a better experience...this is what people are looking for in home ownership! I can't think of a more fun and rewarding career than helping others find their dream homes!"
Hometown: Coldwater, MI Education: Bachelor of Science in Psychology, Michigan State University Hobbies/Sports/Recreation: In the summer, I enjoy Lake Michigan beaches with my two daughters and husband. We also enjoy fishing and walking our dog. In the winter, I love to go see a great movie.
David comes to Allen Edwin homes with a wealth of worldly knowledge and travel, including academic pursuits and a professional music career. He now continues his adventures in the Lansing area as he raises his three daughters.
"I seem to have followed a 'road less traveled' on my path to my career with Allen Edwin.From academia to life as a professional musician to journeys throughout Europe, including the Eifel tower on warm Paris nights and enjoying my own private hermitage atop brilliant moonlit nights in the Alps! I put my trust in the kindness of strangers enjoying stints as a gardener outside of Frankfurt, and working as a carpenter in Innsbruck; I expected little but received multitudes. I respect the position of the poet William Carlos Williams as he uncovered the beauty of the world in his small backyard in New Jersey.I am happy to now be a part of the Lansing Community and will sing her praises to those who will listen."
Education: B.A.: Briar Cliff College, Sioux City, IA; Music and English
M.M.: Indiana University; Voice and Early Music
Post Graduate: New England Conservatory of Music and Purdue University. Hobbies: exploring the waterways of Michigan, biking the back roads of mid Michigan and singing the esoteric music of the middle ages.
Lisa was born and raised in Michigan, and after spending time in Costa Rica working for an international travel company, she decided to move back home to friends and family. She started with Allen Edwin in the spring of 2007 and enjoys helping families find the home of their dreams.
"When choosing to join Allen Edwin, I was immediately impressed by Allen Edwin's knowledge of the local real estate market and ability to adapt to that ever-changing market. Allen Edwin understands what our buyers want and need in a new home; and I truly believe we offer the best value in the market!"
Hometown: Woodhaven, MI Education: BA in Marketing and Spanish Language from Western Michigan University - Go Broncos! Hobbies/Sports/Recreation: Kayaking, boating, and traveling.
Prior to coming to Allen Edwin Homes, Randy worked in Business to Business Technology. He has spent the last nine years in sales and marketing in the home building industry in Chicago, Indianapolis, Des Moines, and Ohio.
"I decided on working with Allen Edwin Homes for our team's commitment to customer service, sales excellence,and constant improvement in all areas we build and serve."
Hometown: West Branch, MI Education: Bachelor of Arts, University of Michigan Hobbies/Sports/Recreation: Family, travel, education, golf, sporting and social events
I have been with Allen Edwin Homes since 2007. As a New Home Sales Counselor I’m able to do what I love, help people find a perfect home in a great community. Over the years I’ve helped many families enjoy the satisfaction of home ownership. In 2008, I also became an Allen Edwin homeowner in our Gilmore Farms neighborhood. Over the course of my career, I was awarded Rookie Sales Counselor of the year in 2008, won the Operational Excellence Award in 2009 and had over 95% customer satisfaction in 2010.
Background includes Retail Banking & Residential Mortgage Lending.
Hometown: Delton, MI Education: BBA from WMU 2005 (Major: Finance) Hobbies/Sports/Recreation: I enjoy spending time with family and friends especially my wife and son Charlie. We love using the walking trails, pool, splash park and playground in our community. I enjoy any outdoor activities: Fishing, boating, swimming and camping. I’m a big fan of the Detroit Tigers, Red Wings, Lions and U of M. Licenses/Affiliations/Memberships: Residential Builders Sales Persons License, Member of Richland Area Business Association, Kalamazoo Area Young Professional Association, Gull Lake Area Rotary
"Allen Edwin built my family’s first home in 1998. In 2001 I was considering a career change. I didn’t know that new home sales was an actual career choice. Having gone through the building process with Allen Edwin, we were impressed with the company and its focus on quality, service, and customer satisfaction. It has been a thrill to be part of such a dynamic company. It is so rewarding to help first time home buyers realize their dream of owning a brand new home."
Hometown: Vicksburg, MI
Education: Western Michigan University B.B.A. Sales and Marketing
Background (work experience prior to AE): Pulp and paper industry
Jeff has been with Allen Edwin since 2007, just 6 months after purchasing his own Allen Edwin home. His background encompasses banking, customer service and food service. He now works with Allen Edwin's Michigan Home Buyers Club to help families get into the home they want!
“I had the pleasure of building my first home with Allen Edwin. I do not view myself as a salesman, and could never endorse something I did not believe in 100%. Allen Edwin is the real deal when it comes to a great home for a great price. I get a great deal of satisfaction knowing I am helping people better their quality of life by owning one of our homes. I look forward to helping you and your family experience the joy of owning a Allen Edwin home, much like my family has.”
Hometown: Muskegon Education: Bachelor’s Degree in Secondary Level Education with focus on Social Sciences Hobbies/sports/recreation: First and foremost, I love spending time with my wife and two boys. Hockey and Football are the sports I follow.
Prior to joining the Allen Edwin Homes team, Katie worked extensively as an entrepreneur on the lakeshore working with locally owned businesses. After obtaining her Real Estate License, she decided to pursue new home building with Allen Edwin.
"I recently relocated to Ann Arbor, from most of my life on the lakeshore. When the door opened to work with Allen Edwin Homes, I was so excited to be involved with Michigan’s most popular builder! I love being such an integral part in helping people become homeowners, and to be able to see a customer’s home being built in front of their eyes is so rewarding!"
Hometown: Grand Haven, Michigan Education: University of Michigan; Bachelor of Arts in Communication Studies Hobbies/Sports/Recreation: You can usually find me exploring our beautiful lakeshore in my spare time! Whether it’s standup paddleboarding, kayaking, surfing, & hiking in the summer months or cross-country skiing and snowshoeing in the winter – I love to enjoy our great outdoors! Licenses/Affiliations/Memberships: Licensed Realtor – Coldwell Banker Woodland Schmidt; Lakeshore Independent Business Alliance; Grand Haven Downtown Development Authority; Alliance for the Great Lakes