At a time when most homebuilders were simply trying to stay afloat, Region President Ron Martin of M/I Homes had far grander plans. He was launching M/I Homes of Chicago and growing it into one of the top five builders in the market. Now, with six to eight new communities in the works for 2013, he is showing no signs of slowing down.
In keeping up with M/I Homes’ national brand, Martin’s vision for the company’s Chicago communities is to provide quality homes in premier locations. M/I Homes’ projects are located in some of the state’s best school districts, and the company has more than 21 fully decorated models to show off its fresh and exciting home designs.
The company puts homebuyers at ease with a litany of features, including Worry-Free Mortgages, 30-Year Transferrable Structural Warrantees and M/I Homes’ own robust financial outlook. The company is so confident in the quality of its construction that each customer is presented with a personal hard hat and invitation to visit their home as it is being built as often as they wish.
“M/I Homes is consistently reaching higher, working toward something better,” Martin says. “Whether we are looking at our newest communities, our innovative floorplans or improving the customer experience, I believe that our customer sees and feels the difference.”
In the year ahead, Martin is excited to oversee M/I Homes’ emphasis on growing the company’s single-family locations. This includes new communities in Westmont, Oswego, Joliet and Willow Springs. M/I Homes will also be bringing 12 new single-family home plans to its portfolio.
The best part of the job for Martin, however, is putting families into new homes. “It is truly a blessing to be a part of so many families’ dreams,” he says. “From all the hard work that goes into the design and construction of a home, seeing their smile at the delivery reinforces my commitment to this industry.”