In 2011, Todd and his wife Dana decided to move their family back to the New River Valley and start Stateson Homes. The area’s superior quality of life, cultural diversity, and economic opportunities made this move very easy. They are thrilled to be back in the area where their family roots run several generations.
As the Principal of Stateson Homes, Todd brings over 22 years of leadership experience in the real estate industry. Prior to launching Stateson Homes, Todd spent nineteen years with a large national homebuilder where he started his career in 1992 as an assistant project manager. During the first five years of his career, Todd spent time in construction management, sales and marketing, and cost estimating. He was promoted to various management roles and was promoted to Division President in 2004 where Todd's divison grew from two counties and 100 sales per year in 2005 to seven counties in Northern Virginia and over 300 sales per year in 2010. Todd’s focus on customer service allowed his division to consistently rank in the top 10% of the company in customer survey scores. In 2010 his division was awarded The President’s Award for Customer Service for having the best customer ratings for a division in a territory that spanned from Florida to Maryland.
Todd brings a wide array of skills and experience to Stateson’s clients seeking real estate expertise and a lasting value in a new home. Todd is a results-oriented business leader who understands the importance of the customer as well as the many other stakeholders who play a role in the homebuilding process. Todd has a proven track record of successfully starting and growing organizations. Todd earned a Finance Degree from Virginia Tech and an MBA from the Darden School of Business at the University of Virginia.
Customer service is a big part of Travis Folden’s job as Director of Construction. And since Stateson Homes’ customers come from diverse backgrounds, cultures, and occupations, he is very adept at tailoring his approach to best fit their needs. “Our customers come into the process with various degrees of experience, from first-time buyers to empty-nesters looking to ‘downsize’,” says Travis. “In each case, they look to us for guidance, comfort, and attention to detail. In many cases, you get the opportunity to explain the homebuilding process, but also to learn something unique from them in return.”
Travis loves to see a home take shape from the ground up, and to know that it will be a place in which his customers will develop relationships and families. He believes that great customer service comes from a genuine interest in others and an ability to empathize with their situations.
Originally from Charleston, West Virginia, Travis previously owned his own construction company. He also managed a heavy equipment dealership at Carter Machinery. He has a B.S. in Accounting with Information Systems Option, with a Minor in Construction Management from Virginia Tech.
Travis is married with two children. He enjoys the outdoors, whether camping, hiking, biking or barbequing. And he’s a firm believer that EVERYTHING tastes better after being smoked!
As the CFO, Reid is responsible for keeping track of the company’s finances and ensuring that all of the bills are paid on time. He leads major initiatives at Stateson Homes aimed at making the company more efficient in order to deliver the best value to our customers. “My favorite part of working with our customers is having the privilege to be involved in such a monumental aspect of their lives. The houses we build become so much more than four-walled structures, and it’s an honor to play a role in creating a space with that kind of potential.”
While Reid has a passion for analytics and all things financial, his HR experience has taught him the value of building a great team to achieve extraordinary results. “I’ve learned over the years that running a business is more than designing strategies and managing numbers. For any company, the defining feature of success lies in the people that work there. At Stateson Homes, I am surrounded by passionate people whose top priorities are delivering a superior product and offering top-notch service to our customers.”
A native of Giles County, Reid earned his Bachelor’s degree from the University of Pennsylvania, graduating summa cum laude. He came to Stateson Homes with over a decade of experience in designing and implementing HR strategies for large companies. Most recently, he spent seven years managing the employee compensation and benefits programs at a Fortune 500 company. “One of the best things I ever did – both for my professional and my personal life – was deciding to return to the New River Valley in 2007. It took some courage to leave the career that I’d spent so much of my life building, but the payoff has been tremendous. There is no better place to live, work, and raise a family than in the beautiful mountains that we now call home.”
Reid is married to his high school sweetheart, April, and they have three energetic children. He is an avid runner, which helps him stay in good enough shape to chase after his kids. Reid is active in an after-school tutoring ministry sponsored by his church.
His philosophy is that “home is the place where we find rest, where we get inspired to pursue our passions in life, and where we build our relationships with family and friends. At Stateson, we’re not just building houses, we’re building dreams.”
Denise Jones has been an Administrative Assistant for 40 years, so she manages her work here at Stateson with assurance and grace, whether processing and distributing new sales contracts, change orders, and builder warranties, or coordinating home closings with the settlement company, lender, and customers. She also handles builder’s risk insurance, bank deposits, and homeowner guidebooks.
“There are so many moving parts behind the scenes when selling, marketing, and building a fine quality home,” says Denise. “And customers appreciate it when document distribution and the coordination between the many agencies flows smoothly. It provides a sense of comfort and reassurance when they see the company has good administrative processes in place.”
Though her hometown is Hampton, VA, Denise grew up traveling extensively as part of a USAF family. After getting married, she settled in Blacksburg in 1974. In addition to taking courses in management, economics, business law, and accounting at NRCC, Denise also earned her Certified Administrative Professional designation from the International Association of Administrative Professionals, as well as various other certificates in Leadership and Supervision, and Human Resource Management.
Over the years, she has served as the executive assistant to the Dean of Pamplin College of Business, the Associate Provost, and the head of the Department of Finance at Virginia Tech, as well as the hospital administrator at Montgomery Regional Hospital, and the president of Snyder-Hunt Builders in Blacksburg.
Denise, a born explorer, has parachuted from a plane, ridden a motorcycle to work, and dabbled in various art forms. She loves to travel, and is looking forward to biking when she moves into town. Her proudest accomplishment is “having great kids and friends.”
As the Design Coordinator for Stateson Homes, Becca has the opportunity to use her passion for design every day. She assists with the sales process, consults with customers on their design selections, and helps communicate customer's requests to the construction team and trade partners. Becca enjoys getting to know the homebuyers, learning about their individual preferences and how they can be incorporated into their new home.
Originally from Manassas, Virginia, Becca came to Blacksburg to attend Virginia Tech. She studied Architecture and Interior Design, and has a degree in Housing with Concentration in Kitchen and Bath Design. She has experience as a freelance designer for high-end real estate, and worked in the Washington Design Center in D.C. with a to-the-trade fabric retailer. The choice to stay in Blacksburg after graduation was an easy one for her. She loves the scenery, the Hokies, the commute and the small-town feel!
A lover of remodeling and all things HGTV, Becca spends her weekends on DIY projects with her husband, John. They are currently working on a home gym so they can share their love of fitness with their two children.
As a Project Manager, Joshua Boothe gets to enjoy both the construction and customer sides of our company. While he loves the fast-paced, ever changing nature of the construction site, he also enjoys interacting with the customers. Notes Joshua, “At the end of the day, I want our clients to not only have a quality built home, but to fully enjoy the experience of building it. When we are able to exceed their expectations, I feel that I have done my job well.”
Originally from Floyd, Virginia, Joshua has a B.S. Degree in Animal and Poultry Sciences from Virginia Tech, and has worked for Perdue Farms in Delaware, Maryland, Virginia, and North Carolina in multiple positions. Before moving to Blacksburg, he worked as a Senior Farm Manager.
In his spare time, Joshua enjoys fishing, hunting, and working on his family’s beef cattle farm in Floyd. And, of course, spending time with his wife, Siobhan.
Fredericksburg native Matt Justis handles permitting, scheduling, quality control, and customer hand-off here at Stateson Homes. He loves handling new challenges each and every day. As Matt notes, “Our customers come from such diverse backgrounds. I enjoy bringing their backgrounds out and learning about the many ways people will be living in the homes we put so much time into.”
After graduating magna cum laude with a degree in Sociology from Virginia Tech and prior to coming to Stateson, Matt worked as a data reductionist and database management specialist at HP Environmental in Reston, Virginia.
Matt has many interests outside of work, including martial arts, guitar, archery and gaming. And he can maintain a gymnast’s handstand for 5 minutes!
Matt’s philosophy for providing great service is that “there is no sense in leaving for tomorrow that which can be done today.”
As a Project Manager, Scott’s job involves delivering a quality home, customer interaction, setting (and hopefully exceeding) expectations, scheduling, budgeting, quality inspections, and problem solving. He loves getting to know the homeowners during the building process, but also coming back after they move in to see how they have transformed the house into a home for their family. “This job provides an ever changing environment,” Scott says. “And I enjoy the excitement of the process!”
A Hillsville, Virginia native, Scott has a BS from Virginia Tech and has worked for a variety of building and construction firms, including as a project engineer for John S. Clark Company and as a project manager for Ryan Homes in the Richmond area.
In his free time, he enjoys hanging out with his family and taking trips. He led two mission trips to Costa Rica to build a home for men facing the challenges of recovery from addiction. He also once drove from Blacksburg to Chicago to NYC and back (1,947 miles) in one weekend to answer the age-old question “Which pizza is better - Chicago or NY style?”
Scott’s goal is “to build each home as if it were for my own family. I rest well at night knowing that I have given it my all each day – honesty, transparency, a caring attitude, and the desire to please my customers.”
As the Costing Administrator, Emily gets a “behind the scenes” look at the process involved in producing quality homes and excellent customer service. Her position involves checking budgets, processing invoices, updating and maintaining a costing system, and assisting the CFO and Director of Construction. “When I started working as Costing Administrator, I was so intrigued by the process,” says Emily. “I really enjoy working with our small team because we depend on each other to make things work. I find a lot of satisfaction in helping other people meet their goals.”
Originally from Rhode Island, Emily grew up in Grayson County, VA, and has lived in the NRV for 12 years. She has a Bachelor’s degree from Radford University. Prior to working at Stateson Homes, Emily worked in a variety of positions, from bar manager at Applebee’s to office manager at an animal hospital. Until she came to Stateson, she was the assistant property manager at BCR Property Management, managing over 250 rental units close to Radford University, as well as a maintenance and support team.
Emily enjoys spending time with her family in their log cabin home. She loves refinishing and repurposing furniture in her workshop, and has dabbled in everything from motorcycle riding and photography to knitting and home decorating. In fact she “absolutely loves re-organizing, decorating, and helping others create a space that has good flow and is aesthetically pleasing!”
Originally from Christiansburg, Virginia, Adrienne Kingma knows the New River Valley well and enjoys sharing her wealth of knowledge with people new to the area. She values the relationships she builds with clients and appreciates the opportunity to assist them in every aspect of the home-buying process. Learning about her client's unique circumstances, needs, and desires and using that information to help shape their dreams of homeownership into a reality is the most rewarding part of Adrienne’s job as Sales and Marketing Coordinator.
Adrienne earned her bachelor's degree in Housing with Concentration in Kitchen and Bath Design from Virginia Tech. While attending Virginia Tech, she studied abroad in Germany to expand her education in multi-family housing and energy-efficient construction practices. She also attended the Kitchen and Bath Industry Show in Chicago and interned with a cabinet company in Radford, Virginia. During her internship, she helped with remodeling projects and enjoyed meeting with clients to discuss new designs.
Adrienne loves to travel in her free time and her favorite destinations include Germany, Italy, Czech Republic, Spain, and France. She also enjoys spending time outdoors, shopping, entertaining with friends and family, and discovering new restaurants.
Having spent many years helping people evaluate the purchase of a new home from a mostly financial perspective, Sales Manager Nick Campagnoli finds it extremely rewarding to be more involved with the emotional and practical aspects of picking a home. “Every person or family I encounter has unique desires and concerns. Listening to them helps me to understand and provide them with the most relevant and accurate information to make an educated decision.”
As Sales Manager, Nick enjoys being able to help people with one of the most significant decisions they will make in their life. He evaluates not only the financial considerations but also the lifestyle considerations that drive a customer’s decision. “An important part of my job is helping customers with the questions they did not think to ask.”
Born and raised in Olney, Maryland, Nick has a Bachelor’s Degree in Economics from UMBC Honors College. He has 18 years’ experience in the mortgage banking and brokering industry, and was previously the Managing Partner of Established Mortgage Professionals, a Florida licensed correspondent lender. Throughout his many years in the finance industry, he is proud to have been a reliable source of information and guidance for people as they make prudent and sustainable decisions during uncertain financial circumstances.
His dedication is also evident in his love of animals. Nick has fostered over 100 homeless animals. He is married to a wonderfully talented and tolerant wife, and has 9 (!) four-legged children. He also makes his own wine, and enjoys exploring VA wineries, hiking and camping.
Alex loves being a part of the “American Dream”. As a Sales Manager, he helps match quality Stateson homes to each client’s goals with an informative, efficient, and exciting process. Notes Alex, “Every home is different, but each homeowner is excited. I like that no future homeowner is the same. There are always different details that they choose for their new home that makes it theirs. I like that I get to hear about those details, and then work with the team to make them happen.”
A native of Roanoke, VA, Alex has a Bachelors in Business Administration from Roanoke College. A huge automotive enthusiast, Alex previously worked in the automotive industry for the Berglund Automotive Group, dealing with an array of customers in a fast-paced team environment, while managing and leading a sales department.
In his free time, Alex enjoys “pretty much any fun-in-the-sun activity”, including hiking, boating and water skiing around Smith Mountain Lake, and four-wheeling in the Franklin County area. He loves traveling to favorite spots including Memphis, Manhattan, and Clearwater Beach, FL. One of his proudest accomplishments is “purchasing and remodeling my own home… which is an extremely rewarding feeling each day.”
As the Stateson Homes Interior Decorator, Dana is responsible for furnishing and decorating all of our model homes to show them at their very best. “I love meeting - and then exceeding - the homeowners’ expectations,” says Dana.
A Newport, Virginia, native, Dana worked for Wilkinson Builders, a custom builder in Landenburg, PA, and for Toll Brothers as a Sales Trainer. She’s been married to Todd Robertson since 1995, and became a stay-at-home mom after their daughters were born.
In her free time, Dana enjoys football, fishing, and hanging out at home with family and friends. She also loves traveling to Charleston, SC, and going to antique auctions.