Don oversees all aspects of design and construction for LM Custom Homes and is a Senior Vice President for Lagestee-Mulder, Inc.
Don has an extensive and diversified background in residential and commercial real estate, ranging from custom home building to commercial real estate asset management, development and investment. His custom home experience dates back to 1995 when he specialized in upscale custom homes in Chicago’s North Shore and Lincoln Park.
Impressed by the diversity and depth of his experiences, he was hired by Lagestee-Mulder in 2010, initially to launch commercial investment funds focusing on value-add commercial properties. When Lagestee-Mulder saw a need for custom homes in Hinsdale, Clarendon Hills and other highly acclaimed western suburbs, he was a natural fit to lead that effort.
Don is a licensed Real Estate Broker in the State of Illinois and received a BS in Finance from Illinois State University and an MBA in finance and Real Estate from DePaul University.
Assistant Vice President
Ken has a combined experience of over 25 years designing, building and managing the construction of more than 75 residential and commercial projects. He uses his design, extensive knowledge and attention to detail, to oversee the daily operations of all LM Custom Homes projects.
With a degree from Taliesin (Frank Lloyd Wright School of Architecture) Ken spent the first part of his career in Scottsdale, Arizona working with the designs of educational and medical buildings. He then moved to Vail, Colorado to design high-end mountain style residential homes. Ken then relocated to Illinois and desiring to not only design homes, but be a part of the building process, worked with both high-end design build firms and private clientele in the design and construction of residential projects in the Chicago suburbs. These projects included a 28,000 SF private residence which took two years to complete due to the complexities of the project, and many of the project designs received Key Awards through the Greater Chicago Home Builders Association.
Assistant Vice President, Accounting
Gwen manages the accounting and financial requirements for LM Custom Homes and is also a vice president in Lagestee-Mulder, Inc.’s Investment Group. Gwen brings 20 years of experience in residential and commercial real estate accounting finance.
As a CPA, registered in Illinois, Gwen provides project accounting services and manages the construction draw and administration processes for LM Custom Homes. Gwen is a licensed Broker in the State of Illinois and received a BS in Accountancy from the University of Colorado in Boulder and a Master of Science degree in Real Estate Appraisal and Investment Analysis from the University of Wisconsin at Madison.