President, Project Developer Kevin enjoys taking care of people, helping them to realize their dreams, and problem-solving. His passion and experience in the building industry brings thoughtful expertise to developing solutions for client’s homes and businesses. Most rewarding for him is to see the teamwork between the clients, vendors, and employees all working together for the best final result.
VP of Operations Trent works well with the team to keep them motivated and looking forward to each day. He enjoys pushing forward to keep projects on task and to complete them on time with high quality. Teamwork is Trent’s goal, which is a core value of Home Specialists and is very important in meeting client expectations with employees and subcontractors who enjoy their work.
Design Consultant Jan earned her way in the design business through her passion and intuitive eye on making clients dreams, visions, and ideas a reality. She is naturally motivated by hard work and providing exceptional service. Her design philosophy has always been to enhance the story and create new chapters for your life. Her positive approach and a little fun along the way make client relationships turn into trusted friends.
Project Manager No stranger to construction, Shawn has over twenty years of residential and commercial remodeling experience. Shawn’s leadership education while in the military has taught him the skills of how to be a true leader. His experience in commercial construction and his expertise in all aspects of residential construction has led him to Project Management. This position utilizes Shawn’s problem-solving skills, and his eye for detail, to effectively oversee quality control, to ensure every construction process runs smoothly while working together with project managers and vendors. His goal is increasing his expertise in construction and growing better relationships with team members and clients.
Project Developer Scott is a highly respected project manager involved in many phases of the remodeling process. He has over 28 years of experience in residential construction. His first 18 years in contractor sales gave him unparalleled product knowledge and invaluable experience in client relations. Scott is responsible for critical tasks of project management including permits and inspections, communication, and coordination, and ensuring that each project remains on schedule and within budget. His primary goal is to make his client’s dream become a reality.
Project Manager Lee’s past work in mechanics, carpentry, and custom cabinet woodworking has laid a solid foundation for his understanding of how a home is put together and the process needed. His ability to take care of many of the details as he is managing the project is very helpful in keeping on schedule. Lee’s strength lies in the wide variety of work he has performed and being innovative in his approach. His attention to these details enables him to expertly add a personal touch to the work he does for clients.
Foreman, Windows & Doors Mykal is a foreman working in residential window and door replacement for Home Specialists. The three most important principles in his life for are his Savior, his family, and his relations with clients and his co-workers. He brings quality and character to the table in each project as he and the team collaborate to make each house a home.
Foreman, Exteriors & Windows Prior to working for Home Specialists, Josh spent 7 years in residential framing. He continues to enjoy this as a foreman along with exterior work and installing windows and doors. He enjoys the client interaction and achieving their satisfaction.
Foreman, Carpenter Rick has been an integral part of Home Specialists almost since its inception. He was one of the first employees, providing us with 22+ years! Rick has experience in all aspects of construction, performing those skills with dexterity. He has been a foreman for many years. He now focuses on fine-tuning projects to enhance their completion to the satisfaction of our clients and Home Specialists.
Foreman, Windows & Doors Jeremy is a hard worker and lead window install foreman with Home Specialists. His pleasant character makes working with him a pleasure. His past work in plumbing, apartment maintenance, and landscaping give him a great foundation to build on his work with Home Specialists. His goal is to work every day and perform well. This positive work ethic shows in his completed projects.
Foreman, Cabinetry Scott completed the construction program at Grand Rapids Community College, and about a year later started working for Home Specialists. This was about 18 years ago. Scott is passionate about achieving the highest level of performance and project excellence as possible. This quality has led him to excel in each step of his career. He is currently leading trim and cabinet building.
Foreman, Framing & Exteriors Steve specializes in exterior work, including siding, framing, and decks. His skill and love in these areas show in his hard work and project outcome. The guys enjoy working with Steve because he is a knowledgeable and enjoyable guy to work for on the job. He excels in his leadership and his relationships with clients.
Foreman, Framing & Exteriors Austin’s background in residential and agricultural framing, roofing, and siding have prepared him well for his work at Home Specialists. He enjoys framing and exterior work the most. It is a joy for him to see beautiful, finished products that make the clients happy.
Foreman, Interior Trim Work Prior to working for Home Specialists, Jason was self-employed in construction. He enjoys trim carpentry and window installation, giving strong attention to detail. His goal is to do well and make happy clients. He truly appreciates working together on the Home Specialists team.
Office Manager, Billing Pat’s experience as a physician assistant makes her the go-to person if anyone has medical questions. However, she has enjoyed laying those skills aside and working in the office at Home Specialists. She is the voice you'll hear when you call our office, making sure your needs are met with the utmost care and concern. She oversees the office needs, ensuring everyone has what they need. In addition to this, Pat is an integral part of the billing process and customer relations.
Estimator Chris’s background in sales of bathrooms and basements has given him the ideal background for his work with Home Specialists as an estimator. His keen eye for detail is utilized in assembling the projects together. He and the project managers work closely together in meeting with and caring for their clients. Chris works closely with each vendor and subcontractor through the details in preparation for the final proposal. As projects move forward, Chris obtains permits and works together with the project manager to the project for construction.
Estimator Andy states that the project manager brings to life the client’s visions and dreams of their projects. Andy quantifies those details and works with vendors and subcontractors to ensure they meet the client’s needs. He then builds them into proposals to send back to the clients. He loves to build and formulate Excel spreadsheets to assist in any process or calculations necessary. Andy’s background as a restaurant manager helps him considerably with customer and coworker interactions. He is very flexible and is ready to do whatever needs to be done.
Accounts Payable Recording Len’s education and skills in teaching woodworking in shop classes prepared him well for many years of trim carpentry work. His wide knowledge in all aspects of carpentry including the materials used lends well into his current position of allocating and recording projects costs in current projects. Len’s motivation and his expertise gives him a respected place in Home Specialists as a growing company. He appreciates the early morning activity of the crews preparing their work for the day.
Accountant Bill is very dedicated and knowledgeable in accounting, IT, and HR. He is an integral part of our team and a great all-around team player, working to make sure everything in the office and warehouse runs smoothly.
Administrative Assistant Tia has recently joined our team. Her positive nature and can-do work ethic are what made us want her as part of our team. She is proving to be a quick learner and team player.
Trim Carpenter Jake came to Home Specialists with experience as an advanced composite technician. This experience of good eye-hand coordination with attention to fine details laid an excellent foundation to prepare him for the details of trim carpentry that he performs for Home Specialists. Jake enjoys working with clients to make sure their expressed needs and desires are met, while appreciating the Home Specialists teamwork in meeting these goals. He is striving to achieve a master carpenter level of expertise.
Carpenter Brian has many years of experience as a self-employed carpenter. His strength lies in his knowledge in all aspects of construction. He is very pleasant and excels in client relations. His goal is to work every day to achieve happy clients.
Carpenter Steve is very willing to help and assist with anything he is asked to do. He spent time in commercial construction and really appreciates working in the residential aspect. He enjoys working with metal in addition to woodworking. Steve is very good at boosting morale and enjoys being a part of the team.
Carpenter John’s history includes working in a steel factory and doing remodeling with another company. His strong areas of skill are in installation of cabinets, trim, windows, and doors. As Home Specialists continues to grow, his desire is to grow with the company.
Carpenter Tyler has grown up in the building trades and has a passion for building and trim work. He is ready to learn and can often be found in the evenings researching additional methods of construction and ways of solving problems or making the task easier. He is ready to push just a little harder and a little longer to get the job done right. He is attending Davenport University for a business degree in the evening.
Carpenter Danyer comes from Cuba, where he worked in the world of construction for 12 years. Organization, discipline and good communication are qualities he values highly. Danyer loves the work he does and finishes each project meticulously because a happy client is his greatest satisfaction.
Carpenter Jack is a hard worker with a great attitude. He shows this through the care he takes in his work, learning each day, and by maintaining good relationships with those around him. He is also a student at GRCC with a passion for art, history, and design.