Who We Are
From 1990 to 2007, Mr. McKee was employed in various sales and management capacities with a Fortune 100 Company that specializes in building construction, renovation and maintenance. During that time he was the Business Director responsible for building construction, renovation and facility maintenance for the Company’s fastest growing and most profitable Division that included 16 aftermarket automotive battery manufacturing plants. Specific responsibilities included the creation, staffing and management of a team to address the Division’s growing needs for construction and maintenance. The team under Mr. McKee’s leadership was responsible for all facets of development, construction and renovation of various manufacturing plants.
From 2007 to present Mr. McKee has been a Developer and Home Builder in the Fayetteville, NC market. Specifically, he is responsible for developing & building one of Fayetteville’s most successful communities The Cottages at North Ramsey. He is also a 1990 graduate of North Carolina State University with a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering. In addition, he holds an Unlimited General Contractor's License in the State of North Carolina.
Mr Mckee was elected to the Home Builders Association of Fayetteville Board of Directors in 2013.
Mr. McKee & his wife Julie Russo and their 4 kids reside in Raleigh, NC. They are active supporters of the NC State Wolfpack.
From 1984 to 2008, Mr. McKee held various positions with both public and privately held technology manufacturing companies. He has founded and managed several manufacturing, service, construction, and investment companies, along with managing several large multi-national development projects for a multi-billion dollar publicly traded corporation. Since 2008, Mr. McKee has been an active investor and developer of commercial and residential properties.
Mr. McKee is a resident of the greater Chicago area, and was inducted into the Chicago Area Entrepreneurship Hall of Fame in 2008. He holds a Bachelor of Science in electrical engineering from Rose Hulman Institute of Technology.
Mr. McKee and his wife of 22 years are blessed with four wonderful children.
Director of Administration
Julie Russo began working at McKee Homes in June of 2012. As the director of administration, she prides herself on hiring and managing a top-notch office and sales staff. She also helps McKee Homes support several nonprofit programs including the Alzheimer’s Association, The Fayetteville Ladies Power Lunch, Operation Military Kids, The Fayetteville Duck Derby and KidsPeace. Julie has helped organize the Fayetteville Walk to End Alzheimer’s, which has raised over $60,000 for the cause.
Prior to working for McKee Homes, Julie was an elementary school teacher for the Wake County School District. She taught in several schools in the Raleigh and Knightdale area and currently volunteers in Wake County Schools on a weekly basis. She has a strong desire to help students read, comprehend and solve math word problems. She has developed a system, which fosters the importance of reading comprehension when solving a math word problem. Through the use of graphic organizers, Julie teaches children to diagram a math story prior to solving. This technique encourages students to fully process the meaning of the math story.
She hopes to expand this program to the Fayetteville and surrounding areas schools.
Customer Care Manager
Charmaine joined the McKee Homes team after relocating from Wichita, Kan. where she worked as a communications and marketing coordinator at an aerostructures companies.
Charmaine has a wide spectrum of responsibility that includes our online warranty system, accounts payable, assisting in online marketing efforts, sales support, community outreach activities as well as various administrative tasks.
Customer Care Consultant
Michiline joined the McKee Homes team in April 2013. As the customer care consultant, she monitors and manages all McKee Homes closings to ensure that all transactions close smoothly and on time. She also handles permitting.
Michiline relocated to the area with her husband and two cats. In her free time, she enjoys reading, playing soccer, and spending time at the beach.
Mr. McKee managed programs and divisions for Union Carbide Corporation for over 35 years in various positions around the globe. Notable contributions include his position as General Manager and Member of the Board of Directors for Chemical Division for Union Carbide do Brazil, Ltda., and Litigation Coordinator for multiple hazardous events in India.
Mr. McKee also served in the US Air Force during the Korean War. He was recognized with a Korean Service Medal, two Bronze Service Stars, a United Nations Service Medal, a National Defense Service Medal, a Presidential Unit Citation, and a Good Conduct Medal.
Mr. McKee graduated from the University of Alabama, Magna Cum Laude, with a BS in Chemical Engineering. He was also a member of the Million Dollar Marching Band at the University of Alabama. He later earned his Masters in Chemical Engineering from West Virginia University.
Joe Marsena McKee passed away in April 2010 from complications of Alzheimer’s Disease. He is survived by a loving wife, two sons, two daughters in law, and eight grandchildren.
McKee Homes, LLC is dedicated to Joe McKee’s love for the home building business. He built many personal homes over his life and had always dreamed of becoming a Home Builder. His two sons Pat and Mike are carrying out that dream.
Century 21 Team Elite Broker
Broker for CENTURY 21 Family Realty, Team Elite. According to Corinne, the role of a Real Estate Agent is to guide the client through the buying, selling or relocating process, taking time to make sure they understand every step of the transaction. Team Elite services the Fayetteville, Ft. Bragg, Hoke, Harnett and Moore County areas of North Carolina. The Team Elite commitment to every client's satisfaction is the foundation from which a solid business relationship is built.
Century 21 Team Elite Sales Agent
Deborah received her real estate license in 2005 where she worked as an On site Agent in new construction with several builders near Fort Stewart GA, and Hunter Army Airfield.
Deborah moved to Fayetteville in July 2009 and immediately began working as a realtor in new construction with a local firm. She is currently working with Team Elite, Century 21 Family Realty, as a New Home Sales Consultant for McKee Homes.
Century 21 Team Elite Sales Agent
Gary works with Century 21 Family Realty-Team Elite. He Graduated from Methodist University in 2005 with several scholar athlete awards, and continues to enjoy the strong dynamics of the Fayetteville area.
Real estate transactions can be complex and frustrating, but with the right agent on your side, your job becomes much easier. Give Gary a call so he can start answering your questions.
McKee Homes Sales Agent
Wendy Haynes worked for one of the top builders in Clark County Washington for nine years before relocating to North Carolina. Helping over 1500 new home buyers obtain their dream of home ownership has been one of her top achievements.
Wendy is continuing her career in the home building industry with McKee Homes as a sales agent in one of their prestigious communities—The Cottages at North Ramsey.
Online Marketing Manager
John joined the team at McKee Homes after working in the digital services division of a local Fayetteville advertising agency and running his own marketing and web development business for over 10 years.
John is responsible for all of our online marketing efforts including our new website, Facebook sites, and YouTube Channel. He also writes blogs and newsletter articles related to the building industry as well as designing and running promotions for Facebook and various realtor events.
Director of Operations
Kyle joined McKee Homes in June 2013 as the Director of Operations. Kyle brings over 20 years of experience in the homebuilding industry including nine years with the US Naval Construction Battalion (SEABEES). Kyle oversees the day-to-day operations of McKee Homes. His experience comes from working with national and privately held builders. Before joining McKee Homes, he was with a local builder from Raleigh and grew the company to new record sales and revenues during one of the worst recessions and plans to do the same here at McKee Homes but at a larger scale. Kyle lives in Apex with his family, Lisa and Zachary. During his free time, you can catch Kyle at the soccer field watching his son play.
Director of Planning and Development
Geoff's position as Director of Planning and Development includes coordinating land purchse and development for new communities, purchasing and contract administration, and overseeing McKee Homes Customer Care program. Geoff's professional experience includes over 34 years in real estate development and single-family and multi-family home construction. Geoff's resume includes Purchasing Manager, Project Manager, Construction Manager and Vice President of Construction for two top 20 national builders.
Construction Project Manager
Dave has 12 years construction/project management experience. He has worked for one of the largest Builders in the country. Dave is married with 2 children. He enjoys Chicago Bears Football and music.
Constuction Project Manager
Mike has been in the residential, commercial and remodeling business since 1977. Mike has two grown children. He enjoys the fresh air, the outdoors and restoring old motorcycles, especially Harleys, and cars.
Constuction Project Manager
James joined the McKee Homes team with 30 years of experience in residential construction including framing, project management, punch and warranty. James and his wife have been married for 22 years and have one son. In his spare time, he and his family enjoy being on their boat, water skiing, fishing and camping.
Constuction Project Manager
Mark has been in the Construction/Building business for 20 years. He has been building semi-custom homes in the Apex, Cary area for the last 10 years. He believes that communication with his buyers is “key” when building a home and results in a great purchasing experience for his clients. His hobbies include going out with his daughter on weekends and seeking vintage collectables.
McKee Homes News
The new McKee Homes design center in downtown Fayetteville, NC will be the location of a press conference 02-19-14 at 10:30 AM …
McKee Homes grew by leaps and bounds in 2013 and almost doubled the number of homes built and sold from 2012 …
McKee Homes is proud to announce the opening of the new McKee Homes Design Center located in Downtown Fayetteville …
Grand Opening 01-18-14. Any buyer that writes a contract or reservation on a completed home by 01-19-14 will receive free blinds for their new home …