Kevin joined Lifestyle Home Builders in 2004 as the Land Acquisition Specialist and eventually was promoted to President in 2008. In 2016, he purchased Lifestyle Homes when the founder, Lloyd Poe, retired. He is a big believer in servant leadership and recognizes that the most valuable contribution he can make to the company is to ensure that the right people are in the right roles. “Then I get out of the way and let our great people be great!”
The most favorite part of the job … is seeing the people on our team excel in what they do.
If I wasn’t working for Lifestyle … I’d be in a teaching role. I’ve served as a teaching volunteer in various capacities, and I’ve always found it quite fulfilling.
Favorite hobbies … Motorcycle riding and anything with water.
Dream vacation … I’d love to learn how to operate a sailboat, so one of my dreams is to spend at least a week on a working sailboat in the Caribbean.
Fun fact: I’m a family person. There is a sign in my office that says, “Family is everything. Everything else is just everything else.”
Lori helps our clients through the selection process—one area of the home at a time. Selections can often be an overwhelming process. But with Lori’s guidance, she helps our customers choose interior and exterior materials, fixtures and finishes at a manageable pace. She wants to ensure that designing your new home stays fun and exciting.
The most favorite part of the job … The Design Studio gives me the opportunity to help the homeowners find their unique style and make it come to life. That’s the best part of my job.
If I wasn’t working for Lifestyle … I’d be a counselor, which is kind of what I am to our clients.
Favorite hobbies … Cooking, boating and water skiing.
Dream vacation … Relaxing on a white sandy beach under an umbrella.
Fun fact: I’m a self-proclaimed “big chicken” because I get scared easily. I’m scared of my own shadow and still scared of the dark. My family takes great pleasure in this and often will hide, waiting for the opportunity to startle me just to hear me scream.
As one of our new home sales specialists, Chris guides his customers through the new home buying process.
The most favorite part of the job … Working with a focused and qualified team is very satisfying. I also enjoy seeing my customers find a home that makes such a big impact on their lives. I get excited by their excitement!
If I wasn’t working for Lifestyle … I would still be a boat captain, navigating the waters of Florida and the Bahamas.
Favorite hobbies … I enjoy boating, water sports and playing catch with my sons.
Dream vacation … That’s easy! I’d fly to Marsh Harbor, Abaco, Bahamas, and have the taxi driver take me to the marina, where my 23’ Albury boat is docked and ready. I’d load up the boat and head over to my cottage’s dock in Hope Town. I’d spend the next two weeks cruising around the Sea of Abaco and hitting the beaches and bars we love.
Fun fact: In my previous career, I was the captain of a 92’ private yacht. I was lucky to follow this passion for many years and have some great memories from that experience. It was my childhood dream, and I feel fortunate to have accomplished this
Jessica utilizes her skillset to support the sales agents in making sure our customers receive a smooth and enjoyable purchasing experience. She understands what a meaningful process building a home is for our customers, and she strives to be thoughtful in every aspect of their new home journey.
The most favorite part of the job … the newness I experience every day. I enjoy working with new customers and learning about each one as everyone is unique in their own way.
If I wasn’t working for Lifestyle … I would be doing all I could to do so!
Favorite hobby … is watching my son play sports. Whether it’s basketball, baseball or volleyball, my favorite place to be is on the sidelines cheering him on!
Dream vacation … Bora Bora!
Fun fact: The way to my heart is with a good “dad joke.” The cornier the better!
As a new home sales specialist, Maureen helps our customers work through what can seem to be an overwhelming process. She has a knack for matching her clients to the perfect floorplan that ultimately creates the lifestyle they seek and for keeping the process streamlined, exciting and fun.
The most favorite part of the job … After all of the hard work, seeing the beautiful homes ready for our customers and their excitement to know it’s theirs.
If I wasn’t working for Lifestyle … I’d be a teacher or a nurse.
Favorite hobbies … I enjoy cooking, reading and spending time with my family.
Dream vacation … On a beach in Italy.
Fun fact: I do not like Chick-fil-A.
Devin is our customers’ first point of contact. Her friendly way of asking the right questions is part of our process to steer them toward the perfect home. When they are ready to move along to the next step, she’ll match them with one of our team’s sales agents.
The most favorite part of the job … Being able to help someone find their perfect home—and seeing the home building process from start to finish—is quite rewarding.
If I wasn’t working for Lifestyle … I would travel!
Favorite hobbies … I enjoy playing games, reading, crafting and exercising.
Dream vacation … Travelling as much as possible! I would welcome the opportunity to travel to some countries in Asia, North Africa and Europe.
Fun fact: I traveled to Peru as part of the Light Up the World program. There, we installed solar panels for people who didn’t have electricity.
Alissa is our social media extraordinaire! If you’ve seen Lifestyle posts on Facebook or Instagram, she’s the master behind those posts. She is also our “go-to girl” for anything that needs to be done around the office.
The most favorite part of the job … is being creative with photo captions and social media emojis.
If I wasn’t working for Lifestyle … I’d still be a college student finishing my degree in graphic design at VCU.
Favorite hobby … I love making things, whether it’s painting, taking photos or doing crafts. My hands need to stay busy.
Dream vacation … A month-long trip to Europe. I’d spend the month visiting as many museums as I could, eating all the good food I could handle and shopping until my splurge account went dry!
Fun fact: When I was a kid, there were several times when I fell asleep at the dinner table after my parents told me that I couldn’t be excused until I’d eaten all my vegetables.
What is a Director of Construction Services anyway? Corey plans, directs and oversees the operations of Lifestyle Home Builders ensuring the development and implementation of efficient and cost-effective systems to meet our clients’ current and future needs. We have a great team, and they make it fun to come to work.
The most favorite part of the job … is building things. Whether it’s homes, systems or work teams, whenever I’m building, I’m enjoying my job the most.
If I wasn’t working for Lifestyle … I’d still build houses as I really enjoy the process.
Favorite hobby… Watching the Virginia Tech Hokies play football. I also enjoy RVing, fishing and visiting microbreweries.
Dream vacation … I’d grab my wife and the dog and hop into the RV and just start cruising! The destination isn’t important, as long as we’re RVing. One of these days, we’ll do a great cross-country trip.
Fun fact: Always wait 30 minutes after thunder before going outside.
Jen acts as the guardian of all things financial throughout the new home construction process. She is the liaison between our customers, the company and the lenders, settlement agencies, consultants, and tax professionals. From securing the lot and handling the construction loan to facilitating all the moving parts to meeting the closing date, she is “with the home” through the entire process.
The most favorite part of the job … is coming to work every day and making things happen.
If I wasn’t working for Lifestyle … I’d work as a bookkeeper or librarian in a small town.
Favorite hobbies … I still thoroughly enjoy being a mom to my (adult) son and a dog-mom to our two dogs. I’ve also always been fond of camping and antiquing—having done both since I was little.
Dream vacation … Since I am English, Scottish and Irish, my dream vacation is touring the entire United Kingdom. I am fourth generation U.S. born, and I can trace my heritage back to Catherine Howard, King Henry VIII’s fifth wife.
Fun fact: I’ve always loved building and have long been fascinated with architecture, history and antiques. They speak to me, and I admire the artistry in their conception and perseverance. That passion became my career.
Henry works as a construction services liaison. As an estimator, Henry’s days are filled with budgets and spreadsheets. In his role in purchasing, he ensures that the field team has everything they need to build the home—from materials to permits. He also works behind the scenes to keep up with current market prices for labor and materials.
The most favorite part of the job … is tweaking things. There is always something new to learn or a better way.
If I wasn’t working for Lifestyle … I’d still be working with Lifestyle, albeit indirectly with my dad’s siding company.
Favorite hobbies … Collecting sports cards, fishing, and spending time with my family and friends.
Dream vacation … Bora Bora.
Fun fact: If I could be in a video game for a day, I would be the character Kratos in “God of War.” My son and I played this game for hours when he was younger, and we always joked about being in the game.
As a Design Studio Coordinator, Paige focuses on making you feel at ease and having fun while you work with her to design a home that compliments your lifestyle.
The most favorite part of the job … is getting to know our homeowners and ensuring that their selections work beautifully together—while always being mindful of their budget.
If I wasn’t working for Lifestyle … I’d still be a mom, which is my favorite “job.” But now that my kids are older, I think I’d enjoy being an archaeologist.
Favorite hobby … Exploring. From the forest to antique shops and historic buildings, I truly enjoy it.
Dream vacation … Going back to visit Cuba. I was there for a short visit and would love to go back. It was like taking a step back in time with the historic architecture and antique cars.
Fun fact: I like rocks! I guess you could call me an amateur rock enthusiast.
As an assistant field manager/estimator, Dwayne does a little bit of everything for Lifestyle. He splits his time between the jobsite, the design center and the office.
The most favorite part of the job … every day in this position is different. I never know what to expect week to week, which keeps it interesting!
If I wasn’t working for Lifestyle … I would probably get my real estate license.
Favorite hobbies … I love to try new restaurants and play sports in my free time.
Dream vacation … I’ve always wanted to go to Italy just because I love Italian food.
Fun fact: I am a huge football fan. On the weekends, games are playing on two different TV screens in my room.
As an assistant field manager, Tara has a key role in ensuring that our customers get a quality-built home.
The most favorite part of the job … scheduling and communicating with people.
If I wasn’t working for Lifestyle … I’d design homes and do renovations.
Favorite hobbies … I love watching reality TV and action movies. I also enjoy reading and designing my dream home.
Dream vacation … No less than a month on an Italian beach.
Fun fact: I had my first child and mammogram in the same year.
Patrick ensures that our customers are taken care of after the sale by handling any repairs that are needed under our new home warranty program. He facilitates this by scheduling the workday with the contractors for our homeowners so their warranty repairs are completed efficiently and with minimal interruption.
The most favorite part of the job … is troubleshooting warranty concerns. The more unusual, the better.
If I wasn’t working for Lifestyle … I’d be a sheriff’s deputy.
Favorite hobbies … Being around my family, taking day trips and hunting.
Dream vacation … A cabin next to a river in the mountains during early fall.
Fun fact: In my childhood through early teen years, I threw several no-hitters and always batted clean-up because I could hit dingers.
Tim works with the construction services team, and when it comes to plans and permitting, he’s the liaison between the field and office.
The most favorite part of the job … being with a fantastic group of people as we all collectively work toward the common goal of giving our clients what they want in their homes.
If I wasn’t working for Lifestyle … I’d travel and enrich myself with copious amounts of culture as I am eager to learn so much more about what life has to offer.
Favorite hobbies … I’m pretty “outdoorsy,” but I prefer to play golf, mountain bike or go fishing.
Dream vacation … I’d love the opportunity to climb Mt. Everest, even if it was just to the base camp.
Fun fact: Currently, I am on a quest to grow my food and reduce my carbon footprint through alternative energy.
Shawn plays an integral role with Lifestyle Homes; he turns the visions our customers have for their homes into reality. His start date is November 15, 1999, which makes him the longest standing Area Construction Manager. His extensive experience is incredibly valuable as he trains and mentors new field managers. Shawn is an avid fisherman and loves the Outer Banks.
The most favorite part of the job … is seeing a smile on our clients’ faces when they see their homes are complete.
If I wasn’t working for Lifestyle … I’d live in the Outer Banks of North Carolina (OBX) and work on a charter boat.
Favorite hobbies … Surf fishing in the OBX. I also enjoy doing anything with my kids and grandkids that they want to do.
Dream vacation … I’d go to the Caribbean and take multiple fishing charters.
Fun fact: For nearly 20 years, I volunteered with a local rescue squad. I was an EMT, operated the crash truck and was the Captain of the Sunday night crew.
As a field manager, Chris oversees the day-to-day operations on the jobsite. He manages the constant flow of subcontractors and ensures that all the details—big and small—are completed to safeguard that our customers get the homes of their dreams.
The most favorite part of the job … is making families happy and knowing that they will make wonderful memories in their new homes.
If I wasn’t working for Lifestyle … I’d still be working in construction. It’s what I enjoy.
Favorite hobbies … Fishing, playing cornhole and watching sports.
Dream vacation … Going to Hawaii. I’d love to enjoy the clear water and relax with my wife and two daughters.
Fun fact: I’ve been with the love of my life since 2004 yet have only been married since 2017. We now have identical twin daughters born in 2019.
When a client builds a home with us, it is Julia’s job to make sure that we have a schedule, soil reports, Architectural Review Board (ARB) approvals and plats. She also submits for building permits. If there are any questions or concerns along the way, she quickly mitigates them, so it doesn’t hold up the building permit approval process.
The most favorite part of the job … working with my wonderful co-workers.
If I wasn’t working for Lifestyle … I’d work in construction or real estate in sales.
Favorite hobbies … Finding antiques, using Photoshop to create art, designing spaces and learning new software.
Dream vacation … Here in the U.S., I love going to The Homestead Resort in Hot Springs, Virginia. But if I could, I’d tour Ireland’s castles.
Fun fact: I used to own a historical home built in 1867. I renovated it for short-term rentals for the officers at Fort Lee.
As the accounting assistant, Kristia handles the accounts payable, but she also manages much of the behind-the-scenes items that occurs while we are building our customers’ homes, including trade
partner documentation, submits for utility connections, and ensures that we are compliant with insurance requirements. Kristia also oversees the closing desk, which guarantees that the homes we build get to closing.
The most favorite part of the job … is the atmosphere and the people.
If I wasn’t working for Lifestyle … I’d travel the world!
Favorite hobby … Trying different foods.
Dream vacation … I have three: The Maldives, Iceland and Greece.
Fun fact: I have lived in eight different states: Hawaii, California, Illinois, Minnesota, North Carolina, Maryland and, of course, Virginia.
Bill oversees new home construction in our market north of the James River. He manages all facets of construction from pre-construction meetings through the building process and the customer’s new home orientation.
The most favorite part of the job … I enjoy being a part of building our customer’s homes and seeing the homes come to life, especially in the latter stages of construction when the finishes and fixtures are installed. I cannot think of much that is more rewarding than that.
If I wasn’t working for Lifestyle … I’d still be in construction and in the field. If for whatever reason, that was no longer an option, I’d take a shot at hosting a few episodes of Man vs. Food.
Favorite hobbies … Fishing, snorkeling and playing golf, and above all else, any activity that involves my family.
Dream vacation … At least two weeks in Europe capped off with some time hopping the Greek Islands. I was all over the Pacific and Middle East with the U.S. Navy, and I’ve traveled throughout the Caribbean and United States at other points in my life. Europe is still on my bucket list.
Fun fact: My name and hometown were stenciled onto the side of an EA-6B Prowler (jet) for two years while I was in the U.S. Navy. I was a Plane Captain stationed with VAQ-139 based out of Whidbey Island, Washington. During that stint, my carrier group spent over six months in the Persian Gulf as part of Operation Desert Watch.
A Jack of all trades is a master of none, but oftentimes better than a master of one. I have to wear many different hats throughout my day to day at work and they don’t always fall underneath my job title. This is what I love about my work, it always keeps me on my toes and makes life more interesting. I never know what problems I will get the opportunity to help solve on a day to day basis. This allows me to get creative with our team and we always find a way to solve it.
The most favorite part of the job … I learn something new everyday without fail. This keeps me stimulated and motivated as a employee and I love it.
If I wasn’t working for Lifestyle … I would be renovating an old asbestos riddle building on broad street in downtown Richmond.
Favorite hobbies … Hunting, archery, Jiu Jitsu, exploring the blue ridge mountains for the views most people miss.
Dream vacation … Would be Bow hunting Elk in Utah.
Fun fact: I can call in a turkey with nothing but my mouth.
As a field manager, Lacy is in charge of overseeing the build process of your new home.
The most favorite part of the job … watching a home be built from start to finish.
If I wasn’t working for Lifestyle … running a framing crew.
Favorite hobbies … I love playing poker.
Dream vacation … travel to the Turks and Caicos Islands.
Fun fact: I love to joke around and have fun with my good friends.