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 division 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.
Originally from a small town just outside of Cincinnati, Ohio, Jasen Otten moved to Virginia about 8 years ago. As someone who loves nature, Jasen fell in love with the Blue Ridge Mountains while hiking the Appalachian Trail in 2010. Jasen settled in Floyd, VA with his wife, Morgan. Together, they have created a small homestead and are expecting their first child later this year. Whenever he can, Jasen enjoys hiking, kayaking, camping, and working in his garden and orchard.
With a professional background in residential building, Jasen has extensive experience with all facets of construction and excavation. Having several years of involvement with customer service, Jasen is excited to use his knowledge to help customers have a worry-free homeowner experience. Jasen not only has an attention to detail and a passion for getting things done right, but is willing to go the extra mile to make sure clients walk away happy.
Director of Construction
As Director of Construction, 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.”
Customer Service and Product Development
Customer service is a big part of Travis Folden’s job, 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 home building 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!
Originally from Pembroke, Virginia, John graduated from Emory & Henry College in 2018 with a BS in Business Management. Prior to coming to Stateson, John interned with Giles County and managed the ACCE (Access to Community College Education) Program, which allows graduating high school students from Giles to go to New River Community College tuition free for two years.
As Assistant Project Manager, John says, “I enjoy being able to meet so many unique people and seeing the level of excitement grow as we proceed throughout the process.” John’s current responsibilities include providing customer services, job site management, inspections, and learning everything he can. “I love taking on new challenges, and each day has its new challenges.”
In addition to his work here at Stateson, John says, “I really enjoy activities that involve being outdoors with friends and family.” His list includes golf, hiking, and kayaking. He enjoys working with kids in the community by training and teaching them the game of basketball as well. (He really loves basketball. In fact, he says, “one accomplishment I am most proud of is winning the Men’s Basketball ODAC Championship my senior year of college.”)
Design Center Coordinator
As the Design Center Coordinator, Jade enjoys meeting with homeowners to help them select all of the interior elements of their new home. “It’s so exciting to work with an incredible team, bringing happiness to families through home building,” notes Jade. “The greatest thing about Stateson Homes is that we don’t just build houses for customers, we create homes for families.”
A native of Austinville, Virginia, Jade graduated from Virginia Tech with a BA in Communications. She is currently working on her MBA at Liberty University. Prior to coming to Stateson Homes, Jade worked for the MiLB Pulaski Yankees as the Assistant General Manager. She also was a Personal Banker and Loan Officer for BB&T.
In her free time, Jade enjoys watching all kinds of sports, attending music festivals and concerts, going to the gym, and fishing. In addition to earning her degree from Virginia Tech, her proudest accomplishment is completing Spartan Race (a series of obstacle races).
Director of Sales
As Director of Sales, Reid’s 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.”
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.”
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.”