» Lombardo Homes Management Team
In 1986, Anthony Lombardo studied Technical Building Construction Technology at Ferris State College. Two years later, at the age of 21, he took the helm of the family business, Lombardo Homes. He has transformed the company into an organization that generated as much as 70 million dollars in revenue annually.
Holding true to the company’s core values of quality and affordability, has been a major focus for Anthony and in J.D. Powers and Associates named Lombardo Companies as one of the top 3 home builders in Detroit for Customer Satisfaction. As our industry declined over the past several years Lombardo Homes has had to recreate itself. With Anthony's leadership, new innovative sales programs were developed to tap new buyer segments. The organization also made the bold move of purchasing all the land assets of the Detroit Division of Centex Homes.
Since then, the company has not looked back, growing closings and revenue by nearly 35% annually for the last 3 years. In addition, the company has added 1600 developed lots and 925 acres of raw land in the Detroit Metro area. The companies continued success has lead them to now be the largest homebuilder in the Detroit Metro area. We look forward to taking what we have learned in arguably the most devastated economy in the country and applying it to the St. Louis Market.
Anna Lisa LombardoVP of Finance, Michigan and St. Louis
Anna Lisa Lombardo began working in the business during high school. She worked in both the office and in the apartment complex. Anna Lisa attended Northwood University where she graduated with Honors in Business and Accounting.
In 1986, Anna Lisa obtained her CPA certificate while working for a public accounting firm. She further broadened her accounting and finance career when she worked for a division of Lever Brothers. There she served as an Assistant Controller for Mrs. Butterworth Syrup. In 1989 Anna Lisa joined the Lombardo Companies’ accounting department and she is currently the company’s VP of Finance. Her experience in multiple industries as well as overall knowledge of the business continues to be an asset to the organization as it grows into the future. Anna Lisa also has a builder’s license as well as a real estate sales license both in the State of Michigan.
Cathy Lombardo JaraczewskiDirector of Property Management
Cathy Lombardo-Jaraczewski has a broad range of experience with a primary focus on business and development. She began working for Lombardo Homes while in high school as a groundskeeper at the family’s apartment buildings. She attended Alma College as a double major in Business Administration and Computer Information Systems. As an Honor’s graduate, Cathy pursued her MBA at Michigan State University with an emphasis in Finance.
She began working at Ford Motor Company as a part of the Finance Department and moved to several areas in the company over a 10 year span. She worked in Marketing Finance, Product Development Finance, Heavy Truck Marketing & Sales, International Finance and as the Stamping Plant Controller.
In 2003 Cathy became a full-time employee of Lombardo Homes where today, she is the Director of Property Management. She oversees the company’s five apartment complexes and is working on expanding to include more communities. She is also a licensed Real Estate Agent in the State of Michigan.
Sebastian LombardoPresident, Cranbrook Custom Homes
Sebastian Lombardo’s involvement with Lombardo Companies has been a constant for most of his life. As a licensed builder and real estate agent, his education and experience have been centered in the business of building homes. He continues to focus on upholding the company’s core values, quality and customer service, that were established by his father.
During the summer, while in high school, Sebastian did general maintenance at his father’s apartment complexes during his summer vacations. He went on to study Electronic Technology at Ferris State University and received a Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering from Oakland University. After college, he went to work for two engineering firms.
Since 1991, Sebastian has been working for Lombardo Companies and he has done everything from being a construction superintendent, to managing the company’s Customer Service Department and serving as V.P. of Construction. Today, he manages New Community Openings, Special Sales Programs - Trade In - Trade Up and Market Place Homes as well as the new custom home division, Cranbrook Custom Homes.
David HamiltonVP of Construction, Michigan
David Hamilton began working for Lombardo Homes not long after graduating high school in 1993. For the next few years, David was mentored by a senior Construction Coordinator and was quickly promoted to Construction Coordinator where he was responsible for all phases of construction within his assigned community.
Through the years David received several promotions and is currently the VP of Construction for Lombardo Homes in Michigan. David has been directly responsible for the construction of over 3,500 homes, condominiums, apartments, and multi-million dollar custom homes. His knowledge & experience spans the full circle of residential construction including personnel management, scheduling, building codes, purchasing, and customer service.
During his tenure with Lombardo Homes, David has continued to implement numerous well defined process improvements resulting in higher efficiencies with an overall reduction of cost. These improvements are achieved by his constant monitoring of his suppliers and subcontractor base, analyzing their scope of work to increase their quality and accountability. Additionally, by streamlining our scheduling process along with implementing ProHome, an independent 3rd party warranty management company, our total number of days for construction as well as the our construction team head count has decreased significantly.
Through this process, he has consistently delivered completed high quality homes on time and within budget to our valued homeowners. David’s vast knowledge of the construction industry continues to be an asset to Lombardo Homes as we continue to grow into the future.
Gregory WindinglandVP of Land Development, Michigan
Greg Windingland, Vice President of Land Development, provides Lombardo Companies a wealth of experience as well as a strong educational background.
Mr. Windingland spent 23 years in municipal government working for the City of Rochester Hills in Oakland County, Michigan. While Fleet Manager, he implemented a computerized system for vehicle cost tracking, repair orders, parts inventory and reporting. As Engineering Field Manager, he was responsible for all field related aspects of private development for residential, commercial and industrial property including ensuring compliance with local ordinances and state and federal regulations, inspection for public and private infrastructure improvements, site inspections and surety requirements. In addition to internal staff members, Mr. Windingland coordinated and managed the services of testing and quality assurance consultants.
As Vice President of Land Development, Mr. Windingland is responsible for all aspects of land development for Lombardo Companies except land acquisition. In this capacity, he manages projects from beginning to end both in the approval and entitlement process as well as in the field during site improvements. With his extensive municipal knowledge and experience, Mr. Windingland is extremely skilled and efficient in his interactions with all regulatory agencies.
Educational achievements include an Associates Degree in Automotive Engineering Applied Science from Oakland Community College and a Bachelors Degree in Business Administration, with honors, from Central Michigan University.
Heather Buchanan SmithManagement, Michigan and St. Louis
Heather began her career with The Selective Group, a Detroit based homebuilder shortly after graduating from college in 1993. After having tremendous success as a Sales Consultant, Heather was promoted to Sales Manager in 1999.
In 2001 Centex acquired the Selective Group and Heather was instrumental in managing the transition of company operations. After six years of leading the Sales Team in Detroit, Heather transferred to the Illinois operation where she served as VP Sales and Marketing. In 2009 Heather became the Midwest Regional Vice President of Sales for Pulte Homes. In this role she worked with Division leadership in Minnesota, St. Louis, Indianapolis, Denver, Chicago, Detroit and Cleveland markets to facilitate a smooth transition, integration of processes, and training after the acquisition of Centex by Pulte.