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.”
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.
Robyn has over 20 years of experience in new home sales, marketing and operations. Starting as a marketing coordinator and working her way up through sales management and into division leadership, Robyn has held national executive roles with a large public builder and she brings outstanding strategic leadership to the Lokal team.
Slade Nelson has over 13 years of experience in Land Acquisition with several national homebuilders. Slade is passionate about bringing a high level of professionalism and knowledge to the Land Acquisition department at Lokal Homes. Slade is an outstanding asset to the team and has helped Lokal obtain land across Colorado that fits with our vision of building attainable housing in urban suburban locations.
Nicole has over 16 years of experience focused on finance and accounting within the real estate industry including private builders and property management companies. Nicole joined Lokal Homes in 2018 and brings a positive attitude to the team and drives focus on collaboration and teamwork.
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 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.
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.
Steve has 10 years of experience in homebuilding, all of which have been with Lokal! He started as a Construction Manager in 2013 at Lokal's first community in Buffalo Run. From there he has held multiple different roles at Lokal, including the Area Manager of Construction for single family and then multi-family, Director of New Communities, and now Director of Purchasing as of June 2022. Steve's background in restaurant/brewery development makes him a great lead for any department.