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
For the past 5 years, Jerry has been with Hearthside Homes. 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 for 4 years. 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 currently serves as Hearthside Homes’ customer service warranty manager. When homeowners do their home orientation and final closing, Mike is the point of contact! This goes hand-in-hand with his favorite part of working here. He loves seeing the excitement on homeowner’s faces when they see their new home!

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 for 7 years now. 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

Closing Superintendent
Richard has now been on the Hearthside team for 7 years. He serves as the closing superintendent and punch team member! He loves working here because of how Hearthside treats its employees as family and not just as workers.

When away from jobsites, Richard is a member of BACA (Bikers Against Child Abuse). Additionally, he enjoys cooking and serving food at numerous charitable fundraisers throughout the year. 





Fred Foster

Construction Manager
Fred has now been with Hearthside Homes for 6 years. However, he’s actually been in the industry for nearly 45 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 for about a year! 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
This year marks #17 for Vicki here at Hearthside Homes! 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

Warranty Administrator
Diane has been at Hearthside Homes for 3 years now. 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 Team
2019 marks Luke’s first year here on the Hearthside Homes team! He currently serves on the “Punch Team” 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 on the links getting some swings in, that’s where you’ll probably find him!




Dennis Shriver

Dennis has been with the Hearthside team for 10 years. 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.





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