Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Professional Builder's 2017 40 Under 40 Awards

An Eagle Scout, professional dancers, and a former hotel manager are among this year’s array of home building superstars picked as 40 Under 40 winners by the editors of Professional Builder. Once again, several honorees cited surviving the great recession as one of their proudest achievements, while many others were notable for not only starting their companies but for also launching and growing more than one business during the recovery.

In addition to owners and principals, this class includes managers, team leaders, and associates who stood out as innovators because they found creative ways to cut overhead and enhance customer relationships; some even innovated by inventing apps or algorithms to simplify complex functions. Off the clock, these professionals are fighting blight, building homes for disabled veterans, mentoring low-income youth, and giving back to their communities by volunteering their many other services and talents. We proudly present our 40 Under 40 Class for 2017

Three modular home builders made the HONOR ROLL:


Jason Adams, President & CEO, Arbor Builders

Stephen Adams, Owner &  Manager, Adams Craig Acquisitions

Ryan Anderson, Owner, RKA Construction

Regis Arnold, Director of Construction, Van Metre Homes

Tom Baldwin, VP Sales & Marketing, Caruso Homes

Katherine Bardis, President, Bardis Homes

Clint Bayless, Builder, Superintendent, Carpenter, Bayless Custom Homes

Aren Bazzocco, Division President, Taylor Morrison

Hillary Bonham, Land Manager, Goodall Homes

Vaughan Buckley, President, Vaughan Buckley Construction



Vaughan Buckley Construction



• Bachelor of International Hotel Management, Southern Cross University, Australia; MBA, International Business, Arcadia University; JD, Temple University

Professional Credentials

• Admitted to Pennsylvania bar


• Started his own construction company at age 20 after managing a hotel in his native Australia at age 17 • Grew the company’s top line by triple-digit percentages every year • Built more than 100 housing units in 2016, earning more than $12 million in revenue • Passed the bar exam with just six days of study • Oversaw the development of several multimillion dollar projects • Won a 2015 NAHB Jerry Rouleau Award for Excellence in Home Design


• Member of the Modular Home Builders Association, NAHB Building Systems Council, and the Building Industry Association of Philadelphia

Doug Carlson, Owner & Managing Partner, Dreamline Modular Homes


Owner & Managing Partner

Dreamline Modular Homes

Lexington, Mass.


• BA, Roger Williams University


• Company has won awards including MHBA Home of the Year 2015 and Home of the Month in July 2014, January 2015, June 2016, and October 2016 • Dreamline was ranked 1,653 in the list of the 5,000 fastest-growing private companies in the U.S. by Inc. Magazine • Doubled sales on a consistent basis with Dreamline • Project featured on episode of Breakneck Builds on the DIY Network


• Member of Modular Home Builders Association, Builders and Remodelers Association of Greater Boston, and the Lexington Area Chamber of Commerce

Off the Clock

• Involved with Big Brothers Big Sisters, Boston Children’s Hospital, Autism Speaks, and The Jimmy Fund

Secret Life

• Knows how to juggle

Roussa Cassel, Designer, The Artisans Group

David Clark, Owner, David Clark Construction

Rob Clemons, Operations Director/Broker-in-Charge, Dawol Homes and Carolina Bays Real Estate

Corey Craig, VP & Partner, Celebration Homes

Elaine Dai, Design Studio Manager, Van Metre Homes

Anthony D’Amore, Director of Construction, Sackman Enterprises

Will Duderstadt, Marketing Manager Web Platforms, M/I Homes

Chris Dunn, Operations Manager, Westport Homes

Brad Haigh, Principal, Norris Design

Tyler Jones, Founder & Owner, Blue Heron

Anna Keller, New Mexico Division Manager, Desert View Homes

Allison King, Division VP, Garman Homes

Ed Kubiak, VP Construction, Beechen & Dill / Summit Signature Homes

Jason LaFleur, Building Scientist & CEO, Eco Achievers

Ryan Lantz, Co-owner, Lokal Homes

John Leggett, Founder & CEO, On Point Custom Homes

Brent McCaffrey, President, The McCaffrey Group

Kristopher Megna, President, Dreamline Modular Homes


Dreamline Modular Homes

Lexington, Mass.


• BA, Business Management, music minor, Roger Williams University

Professional credentials

• Certified Modular Home Design Consultant


• Company was listed on Inc.’s 5,000 fastest growing private companies in 2016 • Won 2015 Modular Home of the Year from the Modular Home Builders Association (MHBA) • Built more than 150 custom modular homes over six years • Best of Houzz 2015


• Campus School at Boston College for children and young adults with physical, cognitive, and health impairments • MHBA director • Big Brothers Big Sisters, Children with Autism, the Jimmy Fund, and Boston Children’s Hospital • Featured on DIY Network’s Breakneck Builds

Off the Clock

• Piano, guitar • Working

Andrew Modley, Project Manager, Habitat for Humanity

Annjielyn Narvaez, SEC Reporting & Compliance Manager, UCP

Michael Neal, Land Development Manager, Neal Communities

Rachael Overall, Director of Marketing, Goodall Homes

Julia Kaye Reinert, Marketing Manager, Homes by Dickerson

Vic Remmers, President & Co-owner, Everett Custom Homes / West Hills Homes Northwest

Rich Robinson, VP, Member Rebate Program

Tessa Smith, Principal & Co-owner, The Artisans Group

Lara Swanson, Division VP, Meritage Homes

Andrew Travars, Design/Build Project Manager, Stanton Homes

Daniel Whitehurst, Partner, Ten Oaks Homes


Tom Hardiman said...

Well deserved, gentlemen!

Ken Semler said...

Great Job Gentlemen! We need more like this stepping up and leading in the industry. Looking forward to seeing more names on this list from the modular industry next year.

William aka "Little Bill" said...

Congrats to everyone on the list but more importantly, the 3 from the modular industry. Keep up the good work!

Anthony said...

Great job to all winners-very nice to see the modular builders being recognized. Keep up the good work and let's keep the momentum moving forward! CONGRATULATIONS!!!