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Meet the Overstreet Team

 


Doug Overstreet – President

Doug’s father 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 Overstreet – Project Manager

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 6 and 9. 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 missions work. He is active at Crossroads Community Church.

 


Jessica Overstreet – Sales Manager of Ashwood Park

Jessica started working for Overstreet Builders as a junior higher, doing odd jobs from filing paperwork to drawing custom details and plotting homes on surveys. After college, she worked on the website and with marketing, and moved into the sales manager position in 2008.

Jessica currently takes customers through the process of choosing their community, homesite, home, and options/changes to the floor plans. She makes recommendations based on popular trends, resale considerations, and customer needs and wants. She also works with customers as they go through the selection process, choosing all exterior colors (brick, shingles, siding, door and window colors, etc.) as well as many interior features (hardwood flooring and stair colors, plumbing fixtures, paint colors, fireplace options, trim styles, etc.). She sits down with customers to review the redline prints and ensure the home is exactly the way they want it before the building process begins. Jessica loves the creative aspects of working with customers on their home design and selection process to truly create their perfect home. Some of that love of the artistic process probably stems from her dance background, and also from working on arts/crafts with her grandmothers and mom when she was a kid.

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. 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 experience. 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.

 

 

 

 


R
ob 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.

 

 

 

 

 


Jim White – Superintenden
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Jim joined the Overstreet team in 2014, bringing over 30 years of past experience in various facets of residential construction management. After obtaining his degree in business administration, Jim worked as a superintendent for a local home builder. He then went on to work as a construction manager, and then as director of construction and general contractor for two local custom builders. Jim’s background in both front lines and behind-the-scenes aspects of construction make him a great addition to the Overstreet Builders team. Jim enjoys spending time with his wife of 30 years and their three kids.

 

 

 

 

 

 


Kara Menadue – Accounting Specialist

Kara has recently joined the Overstreet team as an administrative professional. 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 3 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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Ritu Yadav – Service Coordinator / Real Estate Associate

Ritu joined Overstreet Builders in 2014 after becoming one of our satisfied homeowners in 2013. She brings a strong business and real estate background to the table, having previously owned an IT company and worked as an office administrator for a large realty firm. During her time in real estate, Ritu compiled data for agents, assisted agents and brokers, and managed daily office duties for hers and other offices. She is focused on boosting Overstreet’s visibility in the market, and enjoys working with realtors and potential buyers to help them find exactly what they are looking for.

Ritu and her husband have two daughters, ages 7 and 10, she enjoys taking family vacations.