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David Lemnah and co-owner Ryan Lantz also believe their company’s customer-focused culture has been a big contributor to growth. “We have the luxury of focusing on things the big public homebuilders don’t … like customer satisfaction,” Lantz said of Lokal’s culture. “We want to close on homes when they’re ready, not by a certain date.”

David Lemnah & Ryan Lantz


Lokal Homes LLC’s name comes from its focus on being a local, rather than national, homebuilder that knows what Colorado homebuyers want and provides it. That strategy also has helped the builder grow in recent years. “We wanted to provide a better homebuilding experience. … Denver is controlled by big-box builders, so we wanted to be the local choice,” said Lokal co-owner David Lemnah. “We know what makes communities in Colorado great, we know our trade partners and vendors. We’re able to do things that make sense … for here.” 

Lemnah and Lantz started putting Lokal Homes together in 2012, but the company didn’t begin operating in earnest until 2013. The partners met while they worked at Denver-based M.D.C. Holdings Inc. (NYSE: MDC) and its national Richmond American Homes homebuilding business.

“Our standard features set us apart,” Lemnah said. “We have a straightforward value proposition — a house you’d be proud to call home.” The builders’ growth comes down to giving the home-buying market “what it’s thirsty for, which is attainable housing,” said Lantz.

Marc Towne

VP of Operations

Marc earned an MBA from the Manning School of Business at the University of Massachusetts, Lowell and attended law school at the Concord School of Law at Purdue University. Marc is a fourth-generation Colorado Native with extensive experience in serving his community across various roles including the Colorado Springs Homebuilders' Association, Denver Homebuilders' Association, and President of the Colorado Association of Homebuilders. Marc's extensive experience in the homebuilding industry paired with his diligent work ethic make him a great addition to the Lokal team! 

Marcus Abramowitz

VP of Human Resources

With over 20 years of Human Resources experience across diverse industries, Marcus is dedicated to building a world class culture for Lokal Homes. He has an uncanny ability to multi-task and support cross functional departments while maintaining his focus on the employee experience.  His collaboration in the development of the company’s Core Values has allowed Lokal to be recognized as a "Best Place to Work" by multiple Colorado publications including the Denver Business Journal and Denver Post.

Tommy Pucciano

VP of Community Development

Tommy Pucciano was one of the first employees at Lokal Homes and has worked in a variety of roles for us. While working as a project director for Pucciano & English, Inc, his father's Architecture firm, Tommy would help Lokal Homes after hours. Tommy eventually made the leap to be with Lokal Homes and has since been a construction manager, Area Director, and Vice President of Forward Planning before transitioning into his current role.

Shane Rugg

VP of Land Development

After graduating from Lehigh University in Civil Engineering, Shane moved to Denver and began his career in residential land development working for both local and national developers.  Since joining the Lokal team in early 2023 Shane has brought a "get it done" attitude with excellent attention to detail. 

Nate Levy

VP of Sales and Marketing

A University of Denver graduate, Nate brings a diverse background to Lokal from his work in commercial real estate, land development, venture capital, private equity and entrepreneurship. In a previous role, Nate worked closely with the team at Lokal on several projects starting in 2016 through 2022. He earned an MBA and an MS Information Systems from Boston University and likes using data-driven decision making to guide the sales and marketing departments.