We’ve built and sold a lot of homes since 1993.
John Davis, CEO
John has been directly involved in the housing industry since 1993. A graduate of the University of Alabama, John brings immense experience and leadership to John Hunter Home Builders.
Professionally, John has started from scratch and built several successful businesses that employed hundreds of people. Additionally, he has acted in a Senior Leadership role in several other companies with extraordinarily positive results. The list includes Manufactured and Modular Homes, a highly successful REO company, Land development, and of course home building. Providing consistent leadership through vision and mentorship describes his professional approach. Currently, John and his wife own a successful landscaping company and another company that owns a large portfolio of single-family rental homes.
Personally, John is a committed family man with a strong Faith in God, following and supporting The University of Alabama athletic programs and a love for the outdoors. He has 3 wonderful children and a ranch where he spends time enjoying hunting, fishing, hosting outdoor ministry events, raising cattle and horses. John believes in Honesty and Integrity in all things and never shies away from carrying that forward in his communication with others.
I am proud to support Outdoor Truths men’s ministries!
Where the ministry is to aim outdoorsmen toward Christ!
Ray McKinney, CIC, Finance, Insurance and Real Estate Consultant
Like John, Ray has been in and around various aspects of the housing business since 1974. His career path was somewhat different than Johns in that he worked in senior leadership in a public, vertically integrated Manufactured and Modular home company for 35 years where the territory he was responsible for was the western half of the United States. That transformed into a 4-year stent with a local Housing Company where he was blessed to learn an entire new set of skills related to housing, before embarking on a path of entrepreneurship.
Professionally, Ray owns an Insurance Agency that specializes in various personal lines including Manufactured Housing and small commercial insurance. Ray holds 7 different insurance licenses and an advanced insurance designation as a Certified Insurance Counselor. Ray also holds a Mortgage Loan Originators license and a Real Estate license, as well as manufactured housing sales and dealer’s licenses. He brings those skill sets and expertise to John Hunter Home Builders customers.
Personally, Ray and his wife of 40 years enjoy that same strong Faith in God and love of the outdoors that John and his family do. Ray has owned 2 different ranches locally in the past 15 years and currently fishes competitively on various bass fishing circuits and clubs.
Ron Strebeck, Construction Consultant
Ron has been in the home building business since 1975. He has built, directly and indirectly, 10’s of thousands of houses in his career. Ron brings to John Hunters Home Builders relationships with vendors and suppliers, expertise second to no one, and a reputation as one of the premier home builders in the area.
Professionally, Ron has worked with several of the large national home building companies, as well as several local companies. He has been in “field” capacities with these companies, as well as in senior leadership roles. He has also trained and mentored many others in various home building roles, both for administrative and superintendent positions.
Personally, Ron is a veteran and we are extremely proud of his service. Ron also enjoys being a grandparent where he gets to mentor and spoil them.
Lance Trout, Service Manager
Lance grew up in deep East Texas, close to Longview.
In high school he took Building Trades 1 and 2 where he learned many aspects of build construction. In 1981, after graduating High School he completed a 4 year apprenticeship program through the Local IBEW and obtained his Journeyman Electrician Certification. Shortly after relocating to the DFW area in 1985 he worked for several years as a Maintenance Supervisor for large apartment complexes.
He worked for Electric Avenue, part of Montgomery Wards for several years where he learned refrigeration and appliance repair.
He has worked with John Davis since 2001. Lance serves in many different capacities and his primary role is Project Manager. He ensures that things get done the right way and on time. He has many years of experience on everything from building, to managing contractors, to landscaping to maintenance.
He has lived in the Joshua area since 1988, and has a huge contact list of folks that perform just about every service imaginable. One of the great things about Lance is that he has been constantly involved in the community, and makes the effort to get to know folks.
Lance has 25 years of experience as a Fire Fighter and EMT, and served as the Fire Chief for the North Johnson County Volunteer Fire Department for 15 years.
All in all, Lance is a terrific guy to get to know, and helps the company in too many ways to list.
Kristen Schenone, Accounting
With over 25 years of experience as a business owner, CFO, and Director of Finance for private and public companies, Kristen is highly knowledgeable in her field of finance. In addition, she is certified as a QuickBooks Pro Advisor and full-charge bookkeeper. Kristen has extensive experience in construction accounting and lien laws. She handles all aspects of accounting from data entry through CFO duties in collections, payroll, audit, accounts payable, accounts receivable, audits, CPA liaison, quarterly and annual filings, financial forecasts and overview, job costing, securing lien rights, and budgets.