About Us

McKee Homes Executives and Staff

We are a dedicated service team with an unwavering commitment to provide a unique and incredible homebuying experience. We collaborate to give personal and professional service from the beginning of the homebuying process to move-in and beyond. There is no back office at McKee – we are one team, front and center.

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Leadership

Trish Hanchette

Trish Hanchette

President

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.


Bert Radford

Bert Radford

Chief Financial Officer

Bert 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.

Patty Sloan

Patty Sloan

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.


Paul Longworth

Paul Longworth

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.


Ed Rain

Ed Rain

Director of Construction

Ed has been working in the construction industry for over 20 years. He has extensive knowledge and expertise in all phases of construction. He started his career with Drees Homes as a Builder Superintendent and moved into management for their offsite building program. He then worked for American Homes For Rent in various positions, most recently as their VP of Construction. Ed is originally from Rochester, MN and earned his degree from the University of Minnesota. He moved to NC in 1998 and lives in Raleigh with his wife, Ashley. He has 3 children, Ben(26), Chris(24) and Anna(22), all residing in Raleigh. In his spare time, he enjoys golfing, hunting and spending time with family.


Owners

Pat McKee

Pat McKeeFrom 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.


Michael McKee

Michael McKeeFrom 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

Julie Russo

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.


In Memoriam

Joe McKee

Joe McKeeMr. 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.

Executive Assistant

Isabel Wood

Isabel Wood

Executive Assistant

Isabel earned her Bachelor's in Sport Management at NC State University with a Minor in Business Administration. She loves cheering on the Pack and spending time with family and friends. Prior to joining McKee Homes, Isabel started her career in the event industry. Isabel loves to travel, so you can typically find her relaxing at the beach or lake on the weekends. She is an avid coffee drinker, long walker, and dog lover. Her favorite pastime activities are exercising, reading, watching HGTV and shopping!


Finance and Accounting

D'Andra McNeill

D'Andra McNeill

Senior Accountant

D'Andra McNeill is the book keeper 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

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.


Femi Kwesi

Femi Kwesi

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.


Merry Taylor

Merry Taylor

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.


Purchasing

Jason Morelli

Jason Morelli

Purchasing Manager

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.

Morgan Brown

Morgan Coffey

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

Kelsey Rivera

PreConstruction Coordinator

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 Cortes

Monica Cortes

Purchasing Agent

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!


Donnette Golder

Donnette Golder

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!


Land Acquisition

Blayze Di Pasquale

Blayze Di Pasquale

Land Acquisition Manager

Originally born and bred in Bucks County, Pennsylvania, Blayze has called North Carolina home for 10 years now. In the several years Blayze has been in the residential home building industry, he has served as a Project Manager and Sr. Land Development Manager. Blayze began his career at Toll Brothers where he was a Project Manager. Blayze learned the importance of each facet of home building by overseeing sales and marketing, finance, construction, and warranty for four communities. Wanting to concentrate on Land, Blayze joined Meritage Homes where he worked as a Senior Land Development Manager responsible for the Greater Triangle Area. While at Meritage Homes, Blayze was responsible for all horizontal development and was able to put down over 600 lots across 14 communities.

Newly married, Blayze can either be found on the golf course (enjoying 18 or even 36 holes) or relaxing with his wife, Alessandra, and dog, Nolen, named after their alma mater, Elon University where Blayze played Division I golf for four years.

Sales

Jenn Buckwalter

Jenn Buckwalter

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 Nisonger

Ashley Nisonger

Sales Administrator

Ashley Nisonger 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.


Billy Howell

Billy Howell

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.


Cristina Hobbs

Cristina Hobbs

Area Sales Manager

Born in California and raised in Raleigh, Cristina brings almost 20 years of experience in the homebuilding industry. After attending the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Cristina began her career in homebuilding and was most recently with national homebuilders DR Horton and Lennar prior to joining McKee Homes in the Fall of 2019. In 2018, Cristina was awarded the NAHB National Silver Award for Sales Manager of the Year and the MAX! Award for Sales Manager of the Year by the Cape Fear Board of Realtors.

In her spare time, Cristina enjoys spending time with family, the outdoors, live music, travel, literature and volunteering at her son’s school. Cristina and her son, Cash (7), live in Wrightsville Beach and feel blessed to call North Carolina home.


Erica Allen

Erica Allen

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.


Brad Norris

Brad Norris

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.


Brenna Patten

Brenna Patten

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.


Diana Delponte

Diana Delponte

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.


Lawrence Wilson

Lawrence Wilson

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.


Ashley Paxton

Ashley Paxton

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.


Shaun Members

Shaun Members

New Home Sales Consultant

Shaun was born and raised in Chicago where he went to a Vocational School and studied Architectural Drafting. He is a Veteran which he served as a Sergeant in the US Marine Corps. Shaun is excited to join the team in the Raleigh area. He brings with him over 15 years of sales and customer service experience. He takes great pride in offering the absolute best customer service where dreams become a reality. He has been happily married for 12 years with a teenage son in high school. He enjoy spending his free time on the back patio singing , listening to music and watching sports. He also enjoys Movies and having family and friends over and firing up the grill.


Victoria Lemrabott

Victoria Lemrabott

New Home Sales Consultant

Victoria is a North Carolina native. She has one child and has been happily married for 4 years. Victoria is new to the new home sales industry, however, she boasts 15 years in the sales and customer service industry. She's excited to be a part of the McKee Homes team, and is most thrilled about helping people customize their dream home! In her spare time, Victoria enjoys going to concerts, attending her son's sporting events and traveling with her family and friends.


Matt Seymour

Matt Seymour

New Home Sales Consultant

Matt Seymour has been in sales management for the last 12 years. Ten of those in the wireless industry and the last two as a sales and finance manager in the powersports and golfcart industry. Before that Matt was a licensed contractor specializing in commercial and residential building. He is a devoted husband and father of two boys. Matt is very excited to join the sales team at McKee Homes


Rachel Bailey

Rachel Bailey

New Home Sales Consultant

Joining the team in the Raleigh area, Rachel is very eager to assist home buyers throughout this exciting experience. She prides herself on exceptional customer service after having worked in the retail and wireless sales industry for the past 6 years. Being born and raised locally in the Raleigh area, Rachel has watched her community explode with growth, development, and success. She enjoys spending her free time with friends and family, boating, and running or biking the Capital Area Greenway Trail System.


Crimson Walton

Crimson Walton

New Home Sales Consultant

Crimson moved to Wilmington from Colorado in 2006 but she grew up outside of Buffalo, NY. She earned her BA in Communication from UNC-Wilmington and has been here ever since. Crimson is so excited to join the McKee family and she comes to us with years of experience in both healthcare sales and new home sales. She takes great pride in offering the absolute best customer service to her clients! When time allows her to slow down you can find her at the beach with her family and friends, floating in her pool, traveling, reading, and always learning and growing. She is happily married to a man who loves to cook for her and they have two beautiful kiddos named Alexa and Lennox.


Randy Farley

Randy Farley

New Home Sales Consultant

Randy is a lifelong resident of North Carolina spending the first 18 years in Chapel Hill and going to college at the University of North Carolina at Wilmington. He has over 15 years of experience in new home sales including working for both local and national builders all over the triangle and most recently running his own company doing 3D virtual reality tours for builders and realtors. Randy is super excited to be back in the position of a new home sales consultant which he and his family believe he was born to do. As a father of 3 kids Randy enjoys days off with them at the beach, the mountains and occasionally on the golf course.


Inger Gerbasi

Inger Gerbasi

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.


Ayana Barnes

Ayana Barnes

New Home Advisor

Ayana is originally from Long Island, NY and has lived in the Triangle for 12 years. Having been an educator and nonprofit professional, she loves people! She’s built four new homes and loved the process, so she has always wanted to work in the new home sales industry. When she is not at a McKee homesite, you can find her in the great outdoors hiking, kayaking or riding her bicycle on local greenways.


Online Sales

Jayne James

Jayne James

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.


Mirandy Bishop

Mirandy Bishop

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.


Rebba Row

Rebba Row

New Home Specialist

Rebba joined the McKee Homes Family as a New Home Specialist. Living in Whispering Pines, NC, she has 2 beautiful sons and is happily married to her highschool sweetheart of 15 years. She can't leave out her sweet yellow lab Rylee. As a military spouse and Veteran, she understands the sacrifices of our military families. She has always had a love for the real estate business and decided to obtain her real estate license in 2019. In her pastime, she enjoys traveling, camping, hiking, fishing, and playing trivia games! She has a passion for helping others and is eager to help new home buyers begin their journey!.


Design and Selections

Lara Jimerson

Lara Jimerson

Senior Design Studio Consultant

Lara Jimerson serves as our Senior Design Studio Consultant. 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!


Ronnie Kaminsky

Ronnie Kaminsky

Design Studio 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.


Marketing

John Rives

John Rives

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 digital marketing efforts including our company website, renderings, photography, video, digital and content marketing and advertising.


Carrie Riggin

Carrie Riggin

Marketing Manager

Although Carrie hails all the way from Washington, DC, 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.


Lindsey Cirillo

Lindsey Cirillo

Marketing Coordinator

Lindsey recently graduated from East Carolina University in 2019 with a major in Communications & Marketing. She has previously worked in the Sports and Country Club industries and has developed a true passion for Marketing over the years. Lindsey is most excited to work at McKee Homes because of the team atmosphere and positive influences that are a part of McKee.

Lindsey is a Raleigh native and loves everything about North Carolina. Outside of work, Lindsey enjoys any activities on the water, traveling and creating new social media content. She also has a passion of finding new and unique restaurants in the NC area.

Construction

Shane McLeod

Shane McLeod

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.


Randy Finch

Randy Finch

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.


Justin Phillips

Justin Phillips

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 Powell

Mark Powell

Builder

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 Valentine

Michael Valentine

Builder

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.


Justin McLeod

Justin McLeod

Builder

Justin, was born and raised in central NC. He joined the Mckee family in December of 2017. He is a son of a contractor and grew up around the construction industry. Before his time here at Mckee he was a police officer and then decided to go back to his construction roots. He enjoys spending time with his wife and his two daughters, fishing, and just about anything outdoors.


Brian Frietag

Brian Frietag

Builder

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.


Jeff Schroeder

Jeff Schroeder

Builder

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.


Israel Demus

Israel Demus

Builder

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

Tim Hearne

Builder

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.


Casey Honeycutt

Casey Honeycutt

Builder

Casey was born and raised in central North Carolina. He joined the McKee family on June 3, 2019. Casey found his niche in new residential construction and offered his services in warranty management as well as project management with a previous building the triangle prior to joining McKee Homes. Away from work, he enjoys the company of his beautiful wife Brittany. Together they have four rambunctious cats. For the exception of the weekend beach getaway, he considers himself the true definition of a homebody.


Nichole Riggio

Nichole Riggio

Builder

Nichole has 15+ years in the construction industry, gathering knowledge while building in Florida, North Carolina and Boston. She is passionate about building memories with families during this exciting time. Focusing on educating homeowners during the construction process, she believes this helps to ease the anxiousness that comes with having a home built. During her off time she enjoys the beach, spending time with family, reading good crime novels and volunteering at food banks.


Teri Worthington

Teri Worthington

Builder

Teri is excited about being a builder She enjoys working outside no matter what the weather and loves the interaction with buyers and getting them involved in the process of building their forever home. Quality and communication are two, among others at the top of her must do list. Teri says, “I build every home as if I was moving into it. I have a little chihuahua who I adore named Giairmo. I enjoy bowling, shopping (of course), listening to music and reading a good book.”


Antonio Ray

Antonio Ray

Builder

Antonio has been in the building industry for almost four years. He's passionate about building a family's home, not just a house. A place where they will make memories. Antonio enjoys golfing, working out, and doing things with his family. His kids mean the world to him. Favorite sports are football and baseball. Favorite football teams are the Pittsburg Steelers (pro) and the Georgia Bulldogs (college). His favorite baseball team is the NY Yankees. Antonio also enjoys cooking. His friends say, he has an expensive pallet, but Antonia says he just enjoys eating good food!


Donnie MacKenzie

Donnie MacKenzie

Builder

Donnie relocated to North Carolina in 2010 from South Carolina to pursue a career as a builder. He lives in Wake Forest with his wife Kellie and their two kids Ethan and Kyleigh. Favorite hobbies are bowhunting, golfing and fishing. Donnie got into construction because he loves the whole process and experience of building something from the ground up and delivering a quality product to buyers.


Seth Lockamy

Seth Lockamy

Builder


Harold Teal

Harold Teal

Builder

Harold was born and raised in Raeford,NC. He is a third generation carpenter, a licensed General Contractor and has a certificate from Carolina AGC for Construction. He is married with 4 kids and loves spending time with Family and friends.


Quality Management

Mark HIll

Mark Hill

Area Quality Manager

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. Mark's past times include being the President of the Parkton Youth Association and a valuable supporter of my his brother's dirt track racing teams. Mark is very proud to be a valuable member of dynamic McKee Homes team. Go team McKee.


Stanley Ballance

Stan Ballance

Quality Manager

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.


Pauline Stippich

Pauline Stippich

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!


David Wait

David Wait

Quality Manager

David has been doing Warranty, Customer Service, and Quality Assurance for more than 20 years. He's also trained in Historic Preservation and Residential Carpentry from Durham Tech and is married with two children. In David's spare time, he likes to go boating at the beach with his wife.