Meet the Milwaukee home builder team of Belman Homes!
Don Belman – President of Don Belman Homes
Don is a Builder, Broker, Realtor, and Land Developer. He founded Don Belman Homes, Inc. based on the highest level of construction quality and Satisfaction in 1971. Don is proud to be a Waukesha home builder for over 43 years. Don is past President of the Metropolitan Builders Association and 1996 Builder of the Year. Don was recently inducted into the MBA Hall of Fame in 2014. The funniest thing Don has ever seen in this business is when a skunk moved into the basement of a new construction home. A contractor found it, got scared and laid a plank down and crawled out of the window so he would not get sprayed. The skunk then later used the same method to escape. Don says if he could do one thing in life, and not fail, he would build the Empire State Building. Don enjoys fishing in Canada, watching the History and Weather channel, and gambling.
Professional Certifications: Don Belman is a licensed Realtor®, Real Estate Broker, NAHB member, Spike Member, Past Metropolitan Builders Association President (MBA),MBA Builder of the Year. He has served on countless councils such as a City of Waukesha Housing study, public storm water study, Metropolitan Builders Association Arbitration, and many more.
David Belman – President of Belman Homes
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David is an MLS Broker and Realtor®. He received his Business Administration degree from Carroll University and has won numerous awards over the years including the 2016 NAHB Young Professionals Award, 2014 Best Young Entrepreneur of the Year, 2014 WBA Rising Star, and the 1997 Metropolitan Builders Association Salesperson of the Year. David also introduced Belman Homes to the MBA Parade of Homes and helped design the 2011 People’s Choice Award winning model, the Tuscany. He founded Belman Builders, the firm that handles all scattered site construction in 2000. David helped develop the companies unique vision, mission & culture, and Porch to Patio Protection ® program. When David is not working (which is not very often) his wife Susan claims he is hyperactive and enjoys working out, playing basketball, Tae-Kwon-Do, swimming, playing games with his daughter, or watching movies. David claims his wife can’t say no to animals, and since David can’t say no to Susan, they have three 3 cats; Riley, Callie, and McKenzie.
Professional Certifications: David Belman has a B.A. in Business Management, a Licensed Realtor®, Real Estate Broker, Uniform Dwelling Contractor, CAPs (Certified Aging in Place contractor), CCP (Certified Construction Professional), Metropolitan Builders Association (MBA) Board of Director and 2016 President, Wisconsin Builders Association (WBA) Board of Director and current President for 2017, past Chairman of MBA Green Building Council and Single Family Builders Council. David is currently or has recently volunteered on the MBA Parade of Homes Task Force, MBA By-Laws task force, WBA Convention Committee, Chaired the MBA Website task force as well as served on the MBA ethics hearings panel.
Bill Schmidt – Accountant/Controller
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Bill received an accounting degree from the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater. He is a member of Institute of Management Accountants. Bill has been with us for 22 years and oversees new construction closings, draw paperwork, and accounts payable and receivable. Everyone loves Bill – he’s in charge of the paychecks! Bill comes from a big family; having eight brothers and sisters. Bill has 4 step children; Joshua, Maddie, Colin, and Gretchen, in addition to two daughters, Kailey and Kendall. Bill enjoys playing in softball and basketball leagues and watching sports.
Professional Certifications: Member of Institute of Management Accountants.
Linda Jason – Real Estate Closing Coordinator/Administrative Assistant
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Linda has always had a passion for home design, landscaping and remodeling so she was a great fit for Belman Homes. She has several years experience in customer service and as an administrative assistant. Her cheery attitude and enthusiasim for homes makes her a great point person for Belman Homes. She coordinates Real Estate transactions, prepares closing documents, and answers phones. When not working, Linda enjoys being outdoors planting flowers and gardening or redecorating her home. She once won a Better Homes and Gardens award for a remodeling project in her home. She has two daughters; Jamie, and Danielle, and one son, Eric. Linda is always willing to go the extra mile to help anyone in the office and make sure you have a terrific building experience. Linda is in charge of the warranty operations, OSHA safety program, and is a notary public.
Jeff Kmiecik – Director of Construction Services
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Jeff has over 34 years of new construction rough and finish carpentry experience. He is responsible for applying and obtaining permits for construction, and scheduling new construction. Jeff has been with Belman now for over 14 years. He has built hundreds of homes for Belman Homes including 3 Parade of Homes models and both Operation FINALLY HOME homes. He also provides feedback on structural design changes to improve the homes we build. Jeff is a handy guy to have around. He can build and fix just about anything. When he is not at Belman Homes, he enjoys fishing on Lake Michigan, watching the Discovery and/or History channel, and building boats. He has a son and a daughter, Wyatt and Kayla.
Professional Certifications: Certified Uniform Dwelling Contractor
Gary Herkert – Project Manager/Customer Care
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Gary has over 17 years experience constructing new homes and managing home sites. His approach to listening and communication are vital throughout the process. Gary also takes care of warranty and service calls on your new home. He brings excellent communication and organizational skills to his job. Gary is always willing to help out around the office. In his off time, he is a volunteer Fire Fighter and has helped organize our “Fill the Bucket” drives for our Operation FINALLY HOME projects.
Jim Singsime – Project Manager/Warranty Coordinator
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Jim has a vast background in new construction and safety spanning over 18 years. He helped plan our 2016 parade of homes model, the Augustine, and put a lot of his personal time into the model building furniture or specific features into the home. He has completed two historical third ward builds over 120,000 sq. ft. with 5 stories as a project manager elsewhere. Jim was a part of the 2006 Extreme Make Over in Dundee, WI. He has built over 100 homes in his career and is happily adding on to that list! He is also very handy and can build and take care of small issues on your home. Jim’s friendly attitude and pleasant personality make him a client favorite.
Abby Olson – Marketing Coordinator
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Abby is in charge of our social media and marketing and brings a fresh enthusiastic approach to communication. She has a degree in Marketing from the University of Milwaukee-Wisconsin. Growing up her parents moved a few times and she always enjoyed helping them with the process; going to open houses, decorating once moved in, and anything else in between! Abby has a huge passion for animals and loves to travel and experience new things.
Sherri Cudnohoske – New Home Consultant/Condominium Sales
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Realtor® Sherri has over 25 years of New Construction and Real Estate Experience. She was the MBA® Standard of Excellence Silver Award winner in 2014, as well as the MBA® Salesperson of the Year! Sherri has been a great addition to our sales force for over 13 years now. She is also our resident condo expert. When she is not working at Belman, she can be found shopping at the mall – she loves to shop! Sherri also enjoys spoiling her two dogs; a teddy bear named Emma, and her other dog named Skeeter. She has two sons (whom she also enjoys spoiling), Matt and Jason, and is happily married to her husband, Dave.
Melissa Peters – New Home Consultant
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Melissa has over 15 years of New Home Construction and Real Estate experience. She enjoys working with people to make a dream become reality. Melissa believes being real and listening to clients, with a smile, has been her secret to success. She has been happily married to her High School sweetheart for 24 years, sharing two kids and two rescue dogs. She enjoys spending her free time with family and friends; whether it be Up North, at a concert, grilling out, fishing, gardening, racing RC cars, or catching up on Grey`s Anatomy – but she is always only a phone call away!
Paul Atkinson – New Home Consultant
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Paul is an easy going listener who loves to help others. He has experience in various avenues of real estate such as; new construction sales, real estate agent, real estate title insurance, residential water treatment and construction estimating – giving him a true understanding of the process from beginning to end. He has many passions: playing/coaching ice hockey, woodworking, building home entertainment HI-FI speakers (he admits he is a bit of an audiophile), building hot rods/classic muscle cars, the mountains and anything outdoors. You may find Paul doing any of these things at any moment! He grew up outside of Chicago, lived in Colorado for 20 years and moved to Waukesha in 1998 where he has been ever since. He has four children with his better half, Bonnie; 2 boys and 2 girls.
Kimberley Seher – New Home Consultant
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Kimberley believes that helping people is her true calling in life. Homes have always been a fascination for her, having moved about every two years growing up. She has decided to leave the education field to pursue her dream job of a new home consultant to help people find the home of their dreams. She is married with two children that have grown up way too fast and also has a blind tiny toy poodle. When she’s not researching/remodeling/decorating homes, she enjoys hiking (especially to waterfalls), reading anything not on her college professors’ “required” list, traveling to as many states/countries as possible and watching cooking competition shows to get ideas. Teaching people about the home building process combines two of her favorite things and she`s excited to get started with this new chapter of her life at Belman Homes!
Nicole Becher – New Home Consultant/Designer
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Nicole just recently got married and has a new last name, Becher! You may have been working with her when her last name was McConkey, sorry for any confusion this may cause (her email/phone# is the same). Nicole graduated from WCTC in 2015 with an Interior Design degree and is excited to bring what she’s learned to Belman Homes. She lives an active and outdoorsy lifestyle with her husband, Jaime. Nicole and Jaime just recently purchased their first home. She is excited to help other families find and/or build their dream home!
Nicole Anderson – Interior Designer
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Nicole is our Interior Designer at Belman Homes. Nicole helped Belman Homes win the coveted People’s Choice Award for Best Overall Home with her work on our Parade of Homes model, the Tuscany. She has designed all (6) of our parade models. Nicole’s friendly attitude and eye for design and color are truly appreciated by our clients. She helps break the selection process into manageable parts to make it a nice smooth process. Nicole is married with two young children and enjoys spending time outdoors.
Matt Heaton – Designer/Architect
Matt received his Degree from the Milwaukee School of Engineering and currently owns MBH Architects. He engineers and designs new homes and makes design modifications to existing plans. Matt has been working with us for 23 years and we keep him very busy since we never seem to build the same home twice. Matt specializes in Lake Homes. When Matt is not drawing beautiful homes he enjoys playing Ice Hockey.
Aleta Bernar – Director of Model Apperances
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Aleta is our best kept secret here at Belman Homes. She is responsible for making sure our models sparkle and shine every time. She does a fantastic job keeping our homes looking great. When not cleaning, Aleta loves to sew and helps create costumes for local theaters. She even made a coat for our traveling trophy, the “Top Dawg”.
Jennifer – Online Chat Supporter
Jennifer is our online chat supporter. She is available for questions 24/7. Once you finish your chat, your inquiry will be passed onto the Belman Homes team and you will be contacted shortly after with further assistance.