Meet our team

John Zeller

VP of Sales & Marketing
John joined the Hearthside Homes team in March of 2011. He loves working at Hearthside because of his fellow co-workers and the tight-knit group of experienced individuals. He also enjoys interacting with the customers and watching something starting out on paper turn into a brand new home!

With two active teenage boys, it’s safe to say John doesn’t have a whole lot of extra time! However, when there is free time, he enjoys traveling and going to the lake with family and friends!





Jerry Copeland

VP of Construction
Jerry has been with Hearthside Homes since 2014. He now serves as the Vice President of Construction. He loves being a part of this team because everyone always works towards the exact same goal: a positive customer experience and a quality product that the entire team can be proud of!

When not at work, Jerry is probably going to be spending quality time outside with all of his family and friends!




Brett Smith

VP of Operations
Brett has been at Hearthside Homes since 2015. His favorite part of working at Hearthside is the people, both employees and our trade partners. With such a great group of professionals, it’s awesome to see everyone working together with the same mutual goal!

When not at work, Brett enjoys spending time with his wife and their two daughters, cooking up some BBQ, working out and watching Nebraska football. As always, Go Big Red!

Mike Reed

Warranty Manager
Mike joined the Hearthside Homes team in 2016. He serves as our warranty manager. When homeowners go through their warranty appointments, Mike is the point of contact! Mike loves making sure each and every home reflects exactly what the new homeowner had envisioned!

Away from work, he loves spending time with his six kids and ten grandkids (plus there’s one more on the way!)






Chris Sellers

Construction Manager
Chris has been with the Hearthside Homes team since 2013. He loves working here because everyday he is around a great group of co-workers, contractors and suppliers! Plus, everyone takes pride in the work they do, ensuring a quality product is produced! When not at work, you’ll more than likely find Chris spending time with family and friends. If not there, he’ll be at one of the local jazz clubs in Kansas City enjoying some world-class musicians! 





Richard Hoefgen

Construction Superintendent
Richard has been on the Hearthside team since 2013. He serves as the construction superintendent at Hearthside Homes! He loves working here because of how Hearthside treats its employees as family and not just as workers.

When away from jobsites, Richard  enjoys cooking and serving food at numerous charitable fundraisers throughout the year. 





Fred Foster

Construction Manager
Fred has been with Hearthside Homes since 2013. However, he’s actually been in the industry for over 40 years! For Fred, the best part of working here is the freedom to get out and be on jobsites all day. At the same time, he can always make sure things are being completed the “Hearthside” way! 

Away from work, Fred simply loves being outside! Whether that be working on an old classic car, out fishing or even out getting some work done on the farm, he loves it!




Carrie Smith

Title-Contract Administrator
Carrie joined the Hearthside Homes team in 2019, serving as the Title-Contract Administrator. During her time here, she has loved how everyone is always willing to help each other out, no matter what the situation may be! Everyone here has the same end goal in mind which translates to happy homeowners!

In her free time, Carrie enjoys spending time with friends and family, traveling and supporting all of the local sports teams!




Lori Bailey

Project Coordinator
Lori has been with the Hearthside team since 2018! Her favorite aspect is, without a doubt, the fact that everyone has a voice here! If someone has an idea on how to make the homes better, they’re more than welcome to speak up and be heard!   

Away from work, Lori is probably going to be busy running around after her little ones and spending time with family friends. Additionally, she enjoys traveling, gardening and cooking up some new recipes!   





Vicki Robertson

 Office/Accounting Manager
Vicki has been at Hearthside since 2002! She loves life at Hearthside because no two days are the same! With this, she’s able to be around great co-workers each and every day who truly care about the product they build! “I can go home each day and be proud of the quality homes that we build!”

When not at work, Vicki loves being on the go! Whether that be traveling or hiking, she simply enjoys the outdoors! That’s not to say she doesn’t enjoy reading a good book though!




Diane Hanke

Accounts Payable
Diane joined the Hearthside Homes’ team in 2016. Her favorite part about working at Hearthside is being able to work with such a great group of people. “Everyone here cares about the quality of our homes and making our homeowners happy.”

 When away from work, Diane enjoys spending time volunteering at KC Pet Project, a no-kill animal shelter. In addition to this volunteer work, Diane loves supporting Kansas City’s local sports teams!





Luke Farris

Punch Manager
Luke has been on the Hearthside Homes team since 2019! He currently serves as the “Punch Manager” making sure the homes are spotless when it comes time for the move-in date! During his time here, he’s quickly realized that it’s great to come to work with such an awesome team each day!

When not on jobsites, Luke still loves spending time outside. Whether that be just enjoying the weather or spending time with his two boys, that’s where you’ll probably find him!




Dennis Shriver

Dennis started at Hearthside Homes in 2009. His favorite part of working at Hearthside is being able to see the physical fruits of our labor. It takes a lot of planning, people and effort to build a house where there was once just empty land. Not to mention the fact that it’s fun to see the final outcome and somebody calling it their “home.”

Away from work, Dennis enjoys spending time at the lake with family or managing the deer habitat at the farm.





Marcus Crouch

Construction Manager
Marcus joined the Hearthside Homes team in 2019. He brings more than a few years of experience to the table, as he has been involved in many different aspects of the home building industry since the mid-70’s. One of his favorite parts of working at Hearthside is having co-workers and subcontractors who take pride in building a quality product!

During his off-hours, Marcus enjoys spending time with his family, woodworking, hunting and church.





Carrie Babbitt

Builder Liaison
Carrie joined the Hearthside team in 2020 as the Builder Liaison. She enjoys working with homeowners as they begin the process of building their new homes. She really enjoys the people she works with who work so hard to make building a great experience! When she’s not at work, Carrie is usually driving her kids places or watching their sports. She loves spending time with her family and friends, going to Jazzercise, and living life to its fullest!




Krista Gonzalez

Krista recently joined the team in August of 2020! Her favorite part about working at Hearthside Homes is the excellent staff culture.

“I look forward to coming to work every day and feel welcomed and cared for by everyone on staff!”

When not at work, Krista is studying to earn her Master’s Degree in Counseling at the University of Central Missouri! She also loves to spend time outdoors with her husband and her dog Buddy.”

Jackie Chastain

Warranty Admin
Jackie has been working at Hearthside since May of 2021. She loves the amazingly positive attitude of all her colleagues and the beautiful homes, of course!

When not at work, Jackie enjoys playing outdoors with her three children and dogs. Jackie loves to spend time with her husband. shopping, fishing, and attending events at church. 

Jaimie Macoubrie & Liz Zimmerman

Hearthside Agents

Jaimie Macoubrie & Liz Zimmerman are the preferred real estate agents at Hearthside Homes. This dynamic duo keeps our sales process run smoothly!

Away from work, Jaimie & Liz enjoy traveling and spending time with their families.





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