McKee Homes Executives and Staff
What Makes McKee Homes Unique
Trusted Partner: At McKee Homes we are solution experts who live our core values with an unwavering commitment to giving our customers a unique and incredible home buying experience.
Socially Engaged: We are active in every community we build in with a percentage of every home sold supporting key charities and helping find a cure for Alzheimer’s through our Joe McKee Memorial Alzheimer’s Fund.
Established Reputation: We give our customers piece of mind through our financial strength and our commitment to them through our 2-10 Home Warranty.
2020 January Group Photo | Fayetteville Market House
2018 January Staff Meeting
2016 Fall Staff Meeting in New Office
Fayetteville 2016 Field of Honor
2016 Spring Staff Meeting and Cornhole Tournament
Second Annual Halloween Day Paintball Tournament 2015
Fayetteville 2015 HBA Cornhole Tournament
Fayetteville 2015 Field of Honor
McKee Homes is proud to announce, Trish Hanchette, as the company’s new President, leading all regional operations.
Trish brings 28 years of impressive homebuilding experience with several widely-known national homebuilders. Most notable are her lead roles as Division President at Meritage Homes Raleigh (2018 – 2019), as well as her long tenure as Division President of Lennar Homes Raleigh from 2009 – 2018.
Director of Sales and Marketing
Patty is originally from Miami, FL but has called Cary, NC home since 1999. She brings over 15 years experience in several facets of the homebuilding industry including sales, marketing, design gallery and property management. Over her homebuilding career, she has worked for Lennar Homes and K. Hovnanian Homes. Patty’s last nine years were spent working at Nestle USA as a Regional Sales Manager where she gained operations management experience. Patty enjoys spending time with her husband Tony, son AJ and Beagle Winston. She loves to travel, and volunteer at her son’s school. Being bilingual, she also enjoys being involved with the Hispanic ministries at her church.
Chief Financial OfficerBert Radford joined McKee Homes in February 2019 as the Chief Financial Officer. He brings over 22 years of construction finance experience to McKee. After receiving his Accounting degree from Western Carolina and completing two years in public accounting, Bert began his journey into the construction industry. His first six years were in commercial concrete construction, before discovering the rewards that created his love for homebuilding. He was the VP of Finance for Beazer and K. Hovnanian Homes for 8 years. During the homebuilding downturn, he served as the CFO for a large lumber and building products cooperative, Independent Builders Supply Association. Bert’s last five years were spent working with Lennar homes, most recently as VP of Finance. In his free time, Bert enjoys making memories with his wife Meredith and his son Curt. He is active in his church most recently serving as the Director of Men’s Ministries. He is a devoted NC State fan and loves spending time at Topsail Island with his family.
Director of Purchasing
Paul has over 20 years experience in the new home residential construction industry and brings both purchasing and operations experience and knowledge. He has worked with a few large national builders in the area, Toll Brothers Inc., K. Hovanian Homes, and most recently Stanley Martin Homes.
Like many others, he and his wife Roberta are transplants to NC. Although he is originally from New Jersey, he attended Elon University and they both fell in love with the beautiful state of NC and decided to make it home.
He and his wife have been married for 23 years and have 2 fantastic children, both who are girls. Ashley (18) is a freshman attending APP State University, and Alyson(16) is currently a junior at Holly Springs High School. They currently live in Holly Springs, right outside of Raleigh NC.
In his spare time, he enjoys traveling, sports, outdoor activities, like camping and hiking, and spending time with family.
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 and inducted as President of the FHBA in 2016.
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.
Julie Russo is a co-owner of McKee Homes, which was formed in 2010 by Pat and his brother, Mike McKee. In 2012, she left the teaching profession to help Pat with the day-to-day management of the company. Since then, she has taken on many different roles from Director of Sales and Marketing to Vice President of Human Resources. Regardless of her role, Julie’s main focus has been the development of a strong company culture, based on three ideas: Passionate, Professional and Performance. Julie oversees The Joe McKee Memorial Alzheimer’s Fund, which was established in 2010 and is funded by a portion of every home sold. Although McKee Homes works with several nonprofit organizations, Julie’s main focus continues to be the Alzheimer’s Association.
Julie has not let go of her passion for educating the young students of North Carolina. She continues to work with NC State and volunteers at local elementary schools, where she focuses primarily on elementary mathematics. She has developed a system, which fosters the importance of reading comprehension when solving a math word problem, which she calls "Structures of Equality".
Julie and Pat have four busy, beautiful children at home. The family enjoys the beach and traveling together whenever they have the opportunity.
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.
Finance and Accounting
D'Andra Bennett is the Bookkeeper for McKee Homes. She was born and raised in Fayetteville, NC and is an ambitious, family oriented and fun-loving person. Graduating from Methodist University with a bachelors in Mathematics has strengthened D'Andra's love of numbers and driven her to pursue an MBA concentrated in Finance. Her interests include singing, dancing, reading and spending time with her wonderful 3 year old son, Donovan.
Jessica De La Cruz
Accounts Payable Coordinator
Jessica graduated from Fayetteville State University in May of 2015 with a Bachelors degree in Accounting. Shortly after graduating she got married to her high school sweet heart and started actively pursuing a job in accounting. Jessica says she is happy to be part of the McKee Homes team. In her spare time Jessica likes to read, mostly mystery or fantasy novels. She also likes to draw, paint and tackle D.I.Y. projects and enjoys bowling, watching television/movies and spending time with family and friends.
Business Systems Analyst
Femi is a Business Systems Analyst, he brings over 13 years progressive management experience serving organizations in various roles as an investment analyst, relationship manager and business intelligence analyst. He is passionate about data and a big proponent of interrogating it, toderive insights, which aid in decision-making.
Femi has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration and an MBA concentrated in International Business both from Babcock University, he also has a Certificate in Analyzing and Visualization of Data with Microsoft Power Business Intelligence.
His interests are fishing, playing and watching soccer, watching TV shows with his wife and enjoys the company of his Daughter Amiyah.
Senior Cost Accountant
Merry Taylor is the Senior Cost Accountant for McKee Homes. She has more than 15 years of construction experience. Prior to becoming a McKee Homes' employee, she served as Associate Director in the Financial Aid Department of a local university for 10 years. Outside of work, Merry loves spending time with family and friends.
Jason Morelli - has over 12 years of experience within the residential home building industry, primarily working for top 10 national home builders. Jason started in the construction industry by getting his real estate license in Northern Virginia. After spending some time in sales, he discovered a passion for new home construction. During his career, Jason has participated in many different aspects of construction; sales, purchasing, contract negotiations, estimating, project management, architecture and operations.
In 2014, Jason and his wife, Jennifer, decided to relocate and raise their 4 children in North Carolina. They have 4 daughters ages 8, 7, 4 and 11 months. They keep him and his wife, mostly his wife, very busy! In his spare time, Jason enjoys watching sports, doing puzzles and spending time with his family.
Special Projects Coordinator
Morgan Coffey joins the McKee Homes team as a Special Projects Coordinator serving in the Fayetteville, NC area. Previously, Morgan had a seven year career in Accounting. She loves to travel and is a Chicago Cubs fan! Morgan was also a McKee Home Owner prior to joining the team.
Kelsey Rivera joined McKee as a part of the Purchasing department and grew into the PreConstruction Coordinator. She has a Bachelor degree in Hotel and Restaurant Management and Accounting. She loves spending time with her husband and daughter.
Monica and her husband recently moved from South Florida to Eastern North Carolina. They have a 2 year old daughter and a doggie. Monica loves to design and play sports. She's very excited to be a part of the McKee family!
Options Purchasing Agent
Donnette has had the opportunity to be in the home building industry for more than three decades. Her passion for what the industry does is relentless. She truly enjoys seeing the contribution she can make to a family and the community, from foundation to closing. She enjoys all genres of music and living where she can smell the salt air and hear the sea buoy. Donnette's favorite food is seafood. She warns everyone not to get between her and a bushel of oysters!
Ashley has lived in Fayetteville more than half her life. She has made a home with her husband, Zachary, and her Russell terrier, Buster. She earned her Bachelor's Degree in Christian ministries with concentrations in counseling and children's ministry. While earning her degree, she worked a number of jobs including substitute teacher, university librarian, and administrative assistant. After graduating from college, she worked as the Administrative Assistant to the CEO of Building Blocks Early Education Centers. She also serves as Children's Ministry Director at the Lakes Community Church in Sanford, NC. Ashley loves coffee, reading, and spending time with her family.
Sales and Closing Manager CSP
Jenn is our Sales and Closing Manager at McKee Homes. Jenn joined the McKee Homes team in 2013, bringing over 13 years of combined professional experience after relocating from Alaska. Prior to becoming an employee at McKee Homes Jenn found her passion for the new home building industry when she began working for a custom home builder in Alaska. Jenn has a passion for customer service and has spent her professional career working for top companies in their industry. Jenn was designated a Certified New Home Sales Professional by the National Association of Home Builders in 2017. In her spare time she loves to travel and spend time with her family.
Ashley Fortney moved to Fayetteville from Washington, but she grew up in Alaska where she lived for 17 years. She currently lives in Fayetteville with her husband, Alex, and their 3 dogs. She enjoys going to concerts, hockey games, and spending time with friends and family. Ashley has a Bachelor in Business Administration and has worked a variety of jobs. Ashley has worked in health care, accounting, and marketing. When she is able, she enjoys traveling.
Area Sales Manager
Billy Howell has worked the past 7 years in the wireless industry in sales. Prior to sales he worked on the builder's side at Standard Pacific homes, and his passion has always been with in the housing industry. He enjoys spending time with his two children and his wife, and salt water fishing. North Carolina has been his home for most of his life. He enjoys the city life for play, but feel great comfort laying his head down in the small town of Erwin.
Senior New Home Sales Consultant
Erica joins the McKee team after working as a licensed real estate agent with more than 8 years experience in the Moore County area. Her love for real estate and new construction brought her to McKee Homes as a New Home Specialist. She is knowledgeable in the community, schools and the recreational activities Moore County has to offer. Erica enjoys assisting buyers in purchasing their dream home and goes above and beyond to make it a wonderful experience. She specializes in military relocation with clear communication from abroad. Erica and her husband, Mark, a retired First Sergeant, reside in Moore County with their 4 children.
New Home Sales Consultant
Brad is a Real Estate Sales Professional with over 15 years of experience in the industry ranging from being the Owner / Managing Broker of his own firm, serving as a District Director and Broker in Charge for a national firm and being a Top Producer for one of the nation's largest building companies.
During his time off, Brad enjoys surfing, scuba diving and boating with his two children Addison and Will.
New Home Sales Consultant
Brenna worked as a sales and customer service representative for two years and then as a Fonville Morsey Barefoot sales agent fill-in at a McKee Homes model home. She became so fascinated by helping more and more people build their dream home with this one of a kind family owned company that she wanted to be more involved and came to work for McKee Homes full time in 2016. In her free time, Brenna enjoys DIY projects, playing with her dog Dingo, who looks like a Dingo! and date nights with her husband.
New Home Sales Consultant
Diana recently moved to Leland after 18 years of residing just outside the Raleigh area. She owned and operated her own licensed home daycare center for children up until they reached kindergarten. Throughout the years, she has built 4 homes and has enjoyed the building process, which led her to her current position. Diana is married with 2 children. She enjoys spending time with her family, reading, and taking classes at Pure Barre.
New Home Sales Consultant
Lawrence joins the McKee Home team as New Homes Sales Advisor serving the Raleigh area. He brings with him 25 years of sales experience with 20 of them in retail sales management. Lawrence is a native New Yorker and moved to the Raleigh area in 2009. He enjoys the mountains specifically the Biltmore estate. He lives just outside Raleigh in Garner where he purchased a McKee Home in 2015.
New Home Sales Consultant
Ronnie grew up in the Great Northwest but is proud to call North Carolina home. She is a veteran of the US Army. After staying home with her children for the last 15 years she is excited to join the McKee Homes team.
New Home Sales Consultant
Ashley is a proud military spouse of 15 years and mother to 4 wonderful boys. After living in Kansas and Georgia for the last 5 years she is excited to be back in the Fayettville area, where she calls home. Ashley has always had a passion for the real estate industry and joins the McKee team after obtaining her real estate license in early 2019. In her free time, she enjoys running, decorating and spending time with her friends and family.
New Home Advisor
Inger joined the McKee family the same day she closed on her McKee Promenade in Evergreen at Flowers Plantation. She's originally from Massachusetts, but had lived in upstate New York for the past 12 years. Inger and her husband Patrick moved here to enjoy the warmer weather and to be closer to the beach. She graduated with her BS in Hospitality Management and has worked in the food and customer service business for over 25 years. At her previous job, she was an outside sales rep. for a family owned food distributor and is excited to be part of another fast growing family owned business. She enjoys spending time with her 2 boys when they are down visiting from college and reading on the beach.
New Home Sales ConsultantDerek was born and raised in NC. He was in the retail sales industry for multiple years and became a top sales rep. He began his real estate journey when he lived in Miami FL and found his wife there as well. He went to school for Aviation Administration with a concentration in Air Traffic Control but fell in love with real estate, which brought him back to North Carolina. He has 2 daughters, a wife, and a small dog.
New Home Sales ConsultantHelping folk's create their new home, and sharing in the excitement of their future is why Christine has chosen a career in new home sales! She believes it's so rewarding to watch the sense of community and dreams come to life. Christine really loves meeting people and has a large family herself! Outside of work, she enjoys traveling, outdoor activities, and walks on the beach with her pets. Soon, Christine will be welcoming her first grandchild to the family!
Online Sales Manager
Jayne is a licensed REALTOR and was a member of Coldwell Banker Team Elite while living in the Fayetteville area. After moving to the DC area, Jayne began working for McKee Homes remotely and became our first Online Sales Counselor.
Jayne is now our Online Sales Manager and oversees our online team who are responsible for engaging and following up with all online web leads, live chat and phone calls as well as many adminstrative tasks.
New Home Specialist
Tracy joins our team with more than 10 year in the hospitality industry. She started out as a desk clerk/night auditor, and worked her way up to General Manager at Fairfield Inn in Lumberton and Fayetteville as well as a key management position at Courtyard Fayetteville. Tracy enjoys helping people, making customer service one of her strong points. Tracy also worked as a transaction coordinator for a Realtor learning every aspect of real estate transactions. For McKee, Tracy works with lead data and follow-up, closing data input and homeowner communication, as well as working directly with real estate agents. She is also one of our website live chat operators.
Tracy is a native of Fayetteville and is the proud mother of two teenage daughters.
New Home Specialist
Mirandy currently lives in Leland with her family. She has 3 wonderful children and has been happily married for 15 years. In her free time, Mirandy enjoys going fishing with her family, visiting the mountains and watching her kids play sports. Mirandy is very excited to join the McKee Homes family, and cannot wait to begin helping new homebuyers.
Design and Selections
Wilmington Selections Coordinator
Lara Jimerson serves as our Wilmington Selections Coordinator. She has a Degree in Interior Design from Iowa State University. She has lived in Wilmington for the last 10 years, working in management for Pier 1 Imports. She enjoys the beach, tennis, biking, reading, HGTV & Pinterest!
Digital 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 manages all of our online marketing efforts including our company website, live chat, sales call center, photography, video, online and content marketing.
Digital Marketing Specialist
Although Carrie hails all the way from Washington, DC, (HAIL to the REDSKINS!), she has called Raleigh her home since 2009. For more than 11 years, she has been a publicist and digital marketer (specializing in social media marketing) for lifestyle Fortune 500 brands. In 2017, she said goodbye to the corporate world and decided to tap into her inner Joanna Gaines while investing in and flipping real estate. She now has a true passion for the home building and buying industry, and thus, is thrilled to be a part of the McKee Homes family.
Outside of work, Carrie is a blogger and speaker at Carrie On Confidently. Her love of writing & sharing inspiration previously landed her a health & wellness column in the Triangle’s News & Observer and a lifestyle correspondent role for WNCN (Raleigh’s NBC) and My Carolina Today. She’s also a board-certified health coach helping women build loving relationships with food and themselves.
When she gets a chance to slow down, you’ll find her in the gym, drinking wine on a patio somewhere or playing with her puppy Mikhaila.
Area Construction Manager
Shane graduated Campbell University with a degree in Trust management and received an MBA in business. As the son of a contractor, he spent many weekends and summers working in residential and commercial construction. Upon graduating Shane worked for a reputable custom builder out of Raleigh for almost 10 years. He holds an NC contractor license since 2007. Shane and his beautiful wife Heather have 2 boys Cole and Colin, ages 7 and 5. Shane and his family love to saltwater fish, golf and many other outdoor activities.
Area Construction Manager
Randy is a native of Raleigh who has been in the home building industry for over fifteen years. He has two boys, ages 19 and 17, who play hockey in the EHL. When not at work, he enjoys spending time riding motorcycles and going to concerts. He's looking forward to contributing to the McKee Homes team for continued success.
Area Construction Manager
After Justin served as a US Marine for many years, he joined the construction industry and is now going on 17 years. He began as a builder in Baltimore Maryland and moved to Wilmington in 2016. When Justin joined McKee, he started as a builder as well but was quickly promoted to Area Construction Manager overseeing the Wilmington and Leland markets. Outside of work, he enjoys fishing and spending time with family.
Mark joins as a Builder. He has been in the construction industry for close to 20 years. He has worked for two of the top 10 builders in the US, building single family, town homes and multifamily apartments. He is married to his wife Barbara and has two sons, Brandon and Michael. Mark is an NC State alumni. In his free time, he enjoys fishing and the beach. His favorite team is the Washington Redskins.
Michael was born and raised in the heart of NC. Since the early 90's, he has spent most of his career in the home building industry, all in the great state of NC. When he is not working, Michael enjoys being outside horseback riding or hiking with his wife and two pups.
Brian relocated from central Florida, but was originally from Pennsylvania. He has two sons. Hunter, who is 18, just graduated high school and starts college at Michigan Tech in August 2018 as a mechanical engineer major. Carson, who is 14, starts 10th grade. Brian has been Involved with residential construction since 1987. He also has 4 years experience in light commercial building. Brian was a business owner for 25 years as well as a private pilot. He recently passed the NASCLA general contractor builder exam.
Jon is originally from Raleigh and has spent his career serving the construction industry in the coastal Carolinas since graduating ECU with a major in construction management. Jon's experience includes operating a home building business as a licensed general contractor, being a building inspector, and many years of project management for the home building industry. When he's not working you'll find him on the water, with friends and family, or crafting furniture in his hobby wood shop. Jon loves the work atmosphere at McKee Homes and is excited about calling it his career home!
After serving in the Army, Jeff returned to Raleigh and earned his Construction Management Degree from Wake Tech. He shifted his focus from residential construction to stream restoration and roadway construction. Jeff and his family have recently moved back to North Carolina and he is excited to join the McKee family. In his spare time he enjoys being out doors and spending time with his wife, Jessica and their two children, Lily and Jack.
Tyler joined the McKee Homes family in April 2018. He has experience in multiple trades and has returned to residential construction. Tyler has an associates degree from Johnston Community College in applied science and is working towards a business degree at UNC Pembroke. In his free time he continues to remodel his home in Raleigh and refine his woodworking skills. Tyler and his wife Erin have two loving pups, Stogie and Baja.
Israel is originally from New York, has a wonderful wife, Melissa and three great kids, Shelby, Connor, and Owen. He retired from the military January 2017 and pursued a degree in Building Construction Technology, graduating with highest honors in March 2018. Israel is now with McKee for an exciting career working towards becoming a Builder really soon.
Tim Hearne, 30, eastern North Carolina native currently residing in Wilmington. I have been building houses for about 4 years and have been involved in construction (residential and commercial) since age 18. I studied at the University of North Carolina Wilmington and graduated in 2013 with a B.S. in Marketing, Business management. On the weekends you can find me in the ocean - either surfing or fishing - and in the winter months I’ll likely be in the woods. Working for McKee Homes has allowed me to further develop my skills and to pursue one of my many passions - building quality homes. My goal is to improve people’s lives when they decide to build a new home - and in the process I hope to create a positive impact in the community, and the world.
Andrew grew up in upstate New York in a very small town. Upon graduation, he elected to serve 8 years as a marine prior to deciding on home building as his long-term career. Andrew has been involved in the industry in some capacity for eight years now, most recently as a builder for a top 10 national builder. When he's not at work you can find him outdoors seeking adventure with his fiance Amanda and two working dogs, Milla and Lenny. Andrew is excited to bring his talents and qualifications to a great team where he hopes to help and learn.
Mark is married to a wonderful caring wife named Connie. They have three sons, Cody, Logan (presently a military airman in the U.S. Air Force) and Elijah who graduates next year. Included in this family are three grandchildren, two dogs and two cats. After graduating from high school in Virginia, Mark entered the U.S. Air Force and spent 21 years and 8 months protecting our country. Mark is a proud retired military veteran, and has been involved continuously in the housing construction for the past 20 years. His favorite football team Is the Dallas Cowboys, baseball team is the Cincinnati Reds, and hockey is the Carolina Hurricanes. Markâ€™s past times include being the President of the Parkton Youth Association and a valuable supporter of my his brotherâ€™s dirt track racing teams. Mark is very proud to be a valuable member of dynamic McKee Homes team. Go team McKee.
Stan was raised in Cape Hatteras, N.C. He left N.C. and ran Ballance Construction with his wife for 23 years in Va. as a Class A Contractor. He has been in the building industry for his entire career. He has been married to his wife Ann for 32 years and has 2 children. He is a die hard N.C. State fan. WOLF! PACK! I am excited and thankful to be with McKee in Wilmington.
Customer Care Coordinator
Pauline brings years of Customer Service experience she developed working for cruise lines. Home building was always part of her family as her husband was a contractor for decades. She finds that Warranty/Quality Management is a great combination of her skills and interest in homebuilding. Prime interests: Family, friends, food, cultures & travel. Happy places: Topsail and Ocracoke!