Doug’s father – Walter Overstreet – founded what is now Overstreet Builders in 1961. Doug joined the family business in the summer of 1971, cleaning job sites. From 1973-1976, he worked as an assistant carpenter, and then went to work as a full-time carpenter in 1977. From 1980 to 1987, he was a carpenter foreman, and in 1987 he took the helm, becoming President of Overstreet Builders. As president, he works on home design, oversees the sales team, acquires land, and functions to guide the general direction of the company.
Doug and his wife of 35 years have two grown children and two grandchildren. He regularly leads medical/construction mission trips to Honduras. He enjoys mountain biking, hunting, fishing, boating, snow skiing, snowmobiling, exercising, and spending time with his family.
Greg started working for Overstreet Builders in junior high, cleaning job sites, installing hardware, and sweeping houses. During high school, he spent his summers working with rough carpenters, where he learned how important framing of the house is to the success of the rest of the build. He also spent time with superintendents, gaining a vision for the whole process, from contract signing to managing the building process efficiently and accurately, to closing.
During his years at Purdue University, where he studied business management, Greg spent his summers managing field operations and learning the inner workings of the site design, management, and the back office as they pertain to the building industry. He joined the Overstreet team full-time upon his graduation in 2003, managing bidding and pricing of homes, and supervising job expenses. In 2005, Greg completed his real estate managing broker licensing and established his own brokerage in order to broker real estate transactions in-house.
Greg currently works with our sales staff, streamlining the selection and prebuild process, answering prospective clients’ questions and working with customers throughout the build process. He manages all custom bidding, pricing, and design based on customer requests. He assists with oversight of the construction and accounting staff throughout each job, helping to ensure accuracy and a smooth process from start to finish. Greg is also involved in IT, marketing, site selection and lot purchases, and model selection for new communities.
Greg has two sons, ages 9 and 12. He likes being outdoors and being active: mountain biking, wakeboarding, snowmobiling, hunting and fishing. He enjoys spending time with family and friends, building and fixing things, and doing mission work. He is active at Crossroads Community Church.
Jessica Overstreet – Marketing
Jessica started working for Overstreet Builders at the age of 12, doing odd jobs from filing paperwork to drawing custom details and plotting homes on surveys. After graduating college in 2007, she she stepped into a more permanent role with marketing and website design. In 2008 she became the Sales Manager for our Bolingbrook / Naperville area. After nine years she has transitioned back behind the scenes to participate in marketing, plan design and helping update our systems.
Jessica loves the creative aspects of building custom homes – her favorite part of working at Overstreet Builders has been helping customers create their own unique sanctuary. The love of the artistic process stems from her dance background and from working on arts/crafts with her grandmothers and mom when she was young.
Jessica loves doing anything that keeps her active, including going to the gym, dancing, and volleyball. She also enjoys baking and crafting, and spending time with family and friends and participating in mission work and a small group through her church. She feels blessed to be part of a company and family that puts their all into their work. She loves that she can be proud of not just the quality of Overstreet Builders’ homes, but also the integrity of the company.
James T. Janik – Sales Manager of Highland Woods
As the Sales Manager of Highland Woods in Elgin, Jim joined the Overstreet sales team with over 30 years of custom home building experience. He has been a home builder himself, as well as the Broker/Owner of a real estate office. He truly enjoys utilizing his experience to assist our prospective buyers in the realization of achieving their “dream home.” Jim has personally counseled thousands of homeowners and has provided them with an enriching and joyful home building experiences. Jim says he considers it a privilege to work in an industry where we can make a significant difference in the lives of the buyers we serve. He believes that building a brand new home can enhance the quality of life for our homeowners and their whole family.
Jim and Sandi, his wife of 28 years, enjoy spending time with their two grown sons and their extended family by attending sporting activities and community events while contributing time to local church and charitable endeavors.
Grace Bagnole – Sales Manager in Naperville
Grace comes to Overstreet Builders with over 25 years of experience in the semi-custom and custom home industry. She has a strong background in many aspects of the home building process including Sales, Selections, and development to name a few. Grace brings her wealth of knowledge, experience, and client centric mindset to every prospective buyer she comes across. She truly listens to each buyer to uncover their hidden needs and get them into the home of their dreams.
Grace and her husband, Mike, enjoy spending time with their two children. She enjoys cooking and opening up their home to friends and family. In her spare time, Grace loves to travel to new places, gardening, reading and is obsessed with the game show Jeopardy!
Krisi McCleary – Offsite Sales & Real Estate Specialist
In 2004 I obtained my real estate license and promptly went to work with Kettley Realtors in their Elburn Office. I was Rookie of the Year and closed on 11 homes my first year. was with them through 2008, at which time I decided to go back to school to finish my Bachelor’s Degree. I graduated Magna Cum Laude from Aurora University in 2011 with a Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education. I ended up in the legal field, leading a team through the review of medical records to assist with mass tort litigations, and eventually ended up working as a paralegal for one of the largest person injury firms in Illinois.
I have a younger brother, John, who got engaged this spring to longtime girlfriend, Taryn. They have 2 beautiful girls, Kendahl, who is 7, and Havyn, who is 3. I call the girls my “favorite peeps” and have explained to them that while I love all our family very, very much, they are the only two that ever get this special designation. Kendahl is the practical and skeptical older sister, always questioning why and how, which has had to conversations that as an aunt, I am not ready for, but we get through them, and I try to change the subject as quickly as possible. Havyn is the wild child and should have been born with a crash helmet. Her scariest moment to date was running through the kitchen, slipping on the tile, and ramming her head into a corner. I’ve had never seen a “goose egg” actually swell up, but I did that night. I called 911 crying more than she was, the paramedics cleared her, and she was perfectly fine before they even left. We all share a love for Halloween, and enjoy watching Ellen videos on YouTube of people going through haunted houses, regardless of the time of year!
In my free time, I enjoy reading, writing, golfing, attending sporting events, and I am becoming quite a foodie!
Rob Thornton – Superintendent
Rob joined the Overstreet Builders team as a superintendent in 2009. He started work as a part-time carpenter when he was a teenager, and was running his own crew at the age of 19. While he worked as a full-time carpenter, he was also a full-time student at Roosevelt University. Rob worked for 3 years as a project manager, and then went on to run a builder’s custom division for 10 years. During the 8 years in which Rob ran his own carpentry company, he was a framer for Overstreet Builders. Rob’s expertise and commitment to excellence in all aspects of the residential construction process combine to make him a major asset to our customers and to our team. Rob and his wife have been married for 9 years, and they have three kids. He enjoys boating and traveling, and going on a yearly mission trip to Honduras.
Drew Niermann – Superintendent
Bio coming soon!
Kara Menadue – Accounting Specialist
Kara joined the Overstreet team as an administrative professional in 2016. She is currently enrolled in the University of Phoenix and will be completing her degree in Business Management / Accounting next year. She has a background in construction and accounting, and is excited to grow with our company. Kara and her husband have been married for 5 years and are active at their church in Oswego. In her down time, she enjoys working out, reading, writing, and spending time with family and friends.
Sue Salzbrunn – Scheduling & Service Coordinator, Bidding Assistant
Sue joined the Overstreet Team in 2017. Most of her background is in “building and developing” fields. Her father was a mason and her mother ran their business – Sue was able to help out in the office with their family’s company. She has over ten years of building experience having worked for a semi-custom builder. She prides herself in offering exceptional customer service from contract to close in her past and will continue doing so for Overstreet customers! For four years she also worked with the Land Aquisition Department for Kane County. In her own community she served as President and Vice President (among other roles) for the Home Owner’s Association.
In addition to that, Sue has obtained her paralegal certificate. In her personal life she enjoys spending time with family, friends and pets – two Yorkies and two rescue cats. She is well-versed in many aspects of the home building world and we look forward to what she will bring to the table at Overstreet Builders.