Team Members

Sandy Kipp – Vice President, Operations

Sandy has been working at Lemel Homes since 1991. Her 24 years with the company gives her an excellent base for problem solving, public relations, etc.

Sandy is responsible for the day to day operations of the company along with working with customers during the construction process doing pricing, guiding them through the selections process, change orders, draws, etc. She enjoys the one on one contact with the customers.

During her free time, Sandy enjoys cooking. Other activities include biking, snow shoeing and spending time with her grandchildren.

Rich Nakles – Project Manager

Rich has been working for Lemel Homes since 1998. He is the project manager that oversees the day to day operation of the jobs. He enjoys working with customers on a daily basis and answering any questions or concerns they may have. He works with the homeowner, building inspectors, contractors and suppliers to ensure that the jobs are completed on time and to Lemel Homes high standards. After construction he continues to work with the homeowner during our 1 year warranty period.

Rich enjoys spending time with his family, football, camping and working outside. He is the proud father of two sons and one daughter. His younger son is a U.S. Marine.

Todd DeLonge – Construction Manager

Todd DeLonge is our Construction Manager at Lemel Homes. He joined us in 2013 following a 15 year ownership of a carpentry sub-contracting and general contracting company. Todd earned a Construction Management degree from the Milwaukee School of Engineering and is a Certified Remodeling Project Manager from the NARI association.  Todd enjoys the roles of Chief Estimator, Project Manager, Scheduler, Specifications Coordinator and Sales/Design Assistant as he works hand in hand with the Lemel Homes team. In his free time Todd enjoys spending time with his wife and three kids while camping, hiking, fishing, biking, doing carpentry projects, cooking and baking. Todd is an active member in the Potowatomi Area Scouting Council and serves on numerous committees. Two unique things Todd has achieved in his life are, he is an Eagle Scout and he has successfully Thru-Hiked the Appalachian Trail from Georgia to Maine.

Dave Lemel – New Home Specialist

As Joe’s oldest son I have been around the business since he started the company when I was four years old. I started working for Lemel Homes the summer after I turned sixteen and have been working as a new home specialist since I earned my realtors license about a decade ago. I particularly enjoy solving design issues in new homes and remodeling so that our clients get the home they truly desire. I look forward to getting to know you and helping you and your family achieve your specific goals for the place you will call home.

In November of 2011 I went out for dinner with my high school sweetheart to catch up. I am very proud to say we have been happily married since June of 2013 and welcomed our first daughter Sophie to the world October of 2014.

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