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February 18, 2022

The Talented Individuals Who Make Sure the Foundation of Home Stands the Test of Time

The backbone of every beautiful home includes a team of dedicated, influential and dexterous architects and purchasers. These two teams work hand in hand to ensure meticulously designed homes, with quality materials that meet the budget. Without them, a house wouldn't be a home, so let's take a minute to get to know them!


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Jennifer Rowe

Purchasing Manager 

What’s a common mistake you see people make in your line of work? 

“A common mistake I have seen would be awarding the least expensive vendor. One of my favorite quotes by Benjamin Franklin is - "The bitterness of poor quality remains long after the sweetness of low prices are forgotten."

 

If you have one piece of advice for someone looking to minimize the cost of building a home, what would it be?

“Dial in as much as you can before you start building. Changes while building always cost more. Having an excellent builder that can help guide you through the process makes all the difference.”


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Brett Davis 

Purchasing Manager 

What’s one industry secret you can indulge us with? 

“You get more flies with honey than you do with vinegar. Treating people with respect pays dividends down the road when you need someone to go above and beyond.”

 Favorite way to decompress? 

“Get on the boat, and go somewhere!”

What’s a common misconception about what you do for work? Why? 

“‘Anyone can do it’. It takes years of experience to learn enough about every aspect of constructing a home that you can perform successfully.”


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Ryan Redman

Architectural Manager 

What’s a common mistake you see people make in your line of work? 

"Not adapting or researching new design trends happening throughout the world of architecture and being a new trend setter in lieu of being a follower. Be bold and bring new ideas and concepts!" 

 What’s one industry secret you can indulge us with?

"You always pay close attention and listen to your clients wants, needs, and lifestyle. You ultimately design the house around the clients/ family, their lifestyle and how they function and live."

What are you looking forward to most in JayMarc’s future? 

"Growth and looking forward to expanding into new markets, market share, becoming the preferred custom home builder of choice. Also setting new design trends and not always doing what everyone else is doing."

 

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Dan Klaassen 

Draftsman  

Favorite part about working at JayMarc?

“The people. It’s a fun work environment!”

If you had any piece of advice for somebody from your job perspective, what would you say? Common mistakes you see?

“Pay attention to heights and spacing because it’s critical in getting permits passed. And drafting-wise, clean drafting. Which means your lines all connect, there are no empty buckets and not a bunch of double lines.” 

Favorite way to decompress? 

“Going on walks, working out, going to the driving range.”


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Randal Larsen 

Custom Architectural Design Manager 

What is one piece of advice for somebody that you see in your line of work? 

“Not keeping a budget in mind, because we don’t always have the resources. Sometimes people design too much and then have to come back and redesign everything.”

What’s a common misconception about what you do for work?

“Everybody asks me, ‘oh, so you must know a lot about math!’ and that’s not always true. You don’t have to know the math, there are some rules of thumb and that dictates a lot. You DO need to know proportioning and the relationship between numbers.”

What is the most treasured thing (person, item, hobby) in your life and why?

“My family. My wife and two step-kids. They are the center of everything I do and I am super grateful for that because I know what it’s like to not have that.” 


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Nick Lund

Custom Purchasing Manager 

What is the most treasured thing (person, item, hobby) in your life and why? 

“Family (my immediate family and my girlfriend) as I would not be the person that I am today without them in my life.”  

What’s one industry secret you can indulge us with? 

“Things are constantly changing in the construction industry and we deal with issues and adversity on the daily. Once I took this to heart and started accepting that some things were out of my control and to really focus on what I could control and change, it made everything much more enjoyable.”


If you are looking to start your homebuilding journey, our team would love to get you started. Contact Mandi Highland at mandi@jaymarchomes.com for a snapshot of our custom home program. We look forward to you joining our growing family of homeowners!

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