About Us

Homes by Dickerson Team, Summer 2012

COMMITMENT. QUALITY. CRAFTSMANSHIP. SERVICE.  It is understood that each staff member at Homes By Dickerson plays an integral role in providing and maintaining the commitment to craftsmanship, quality and service at Homes By Dickerson.  We are made up of dedicated professionals that not only work directly with each customer, but also work with one another to achieve the most quality-built, custom home that each person involved is proud to be a part of.

Linwood Strickland
The Homes by Dickerson team is led by President and CEO Linwood Strickland who has been in the local home building business since 1975. Linwood and his dedicated team of professionals are known for their integrity and commitment to build their customers the home of their dreams. Because Homes by Dickerson builds custom and semi-custom homes, each project is highly unique, ensuring that each homeowner receives a personal level of care and customer service that is unmatched.
Brant Chesson
Vice President
Brant brings over a decade of experience to Homes by Dickerson. As Vice President, Brant oversees many of the operations of the company.  With his background in construction, project management and drafting, Brant plays an important part in the vision of our homes.  He assists with product design, community development and customer relations while leading multiple project managers.  Brant was recently named to Professional Builders 40 under 40 Home Building Young Leaders.  

Brant@HomesByDickerson.com | 919.524.0629
Jon Showalter, CGP
Jon has been with Homes by Dickerson for more than 15 years. He began as a Construction Manager, supervising the scheduling, construction, purchasing and overall management of homes. Now, Jon uses his experience managing major projects by estimating, budgeting, administering purchase orders and performing cost analysis.  Jon is the head of our high performance green building initiatives.  As a Certified Green Professional Jon is able to bring great knowledge and expertise to our company and building practices.  Jon was also the 2011 Chair of the Green Home Builders of the Triangle.

Jon@HomesbyDickerson.com | 919.847.4447
Mike Mehringer, CGP
Project Manager
As a Project Manager for Homes by Dickerson, Mike oversees the overall construction and production of HBD homes in Chatham County. With nearly 10 years of experience, Mike brings many achievements to Homes By Dickerson, including being named Superintendent of the Year and has earned several Gold, Silver and Bronze Parade of Homes awards. Mike strives to continue his education and is a Certified Green Professional (CGP), and is an "Accredited Builder" through the NCBI while working to obtain his NCBI "Master Builder" designation. In his spare time, Mike enjoys using his building expertise assisting in his relative's non-profit organization, "Invisible Girl Project". 

Mike@HomesbyDickerson.com | 919.422.1344
Marc Masotti
Project Manager
As a Project Manager for Homes by Dickerson, Marc is responsible for scheduling, overseeing and maintaining the construction process in Heritage Wake Forest, Carrie's Reach, George's Grant and our Build on Your Lot Program. Marc is known for his detailed approach to building, as well as his creativity when it comes to design.  Marc works closely with the homeowners ensuring each home is built with the utmost quality and care.  Marc's dedication to his customers and the homes he builds is evident.  Marc was recently named Superintendent of the Year and has earned several Gold, Silver and Bronze Parade of Homes awards. While Marc's competitive spirit makes him a successful project manager, it also comes in handy at the Homes By Dickerson corn hole tournaments, where Marc is the reigning champion.

Marc@HomesByDickerson.com | 919.868.7331
Ryan Speight, MBA
Project Manager
Ryan handles and oversees the Hamptons at Umstead, Croasdaile Farm and our Build on Your Lot Program.  Ryan is well versed in making custom changes and being very flexible with customers needs. 

Ryan@HomesByDickerson.com | 919.889.5694
Bryan Pendergraft
Project Superintendent
Bryan is a Project Superintendent as well as a licensed Broker.  He works with the team at Briar Chapel on our Carolina Collection.  Brian has a great attention to detail and is also an avid golfer.  Bryan also helps us stay on top of the latest safety regulations.

Bryan@HomesByDickerson.com | 919.271.8941
Mark Russell
Project Manager
Mark oversees Homes by Dickerson's Village Collection in Briar Chapel working alongside Mike Mehringer, Bryan Pendergraft and Lea Ricks.  Mark has over 13 years in the residential building industry and has his General Contractors license. Mark brings a lot of enthusiasm and dedication to his work every day.  He is also an avid outdoorsman.  

MRussell@HomesByDickerson.com | 919.720.2280
Christian Foss
Project Manager
Christian has always been passionate about building homes.  Growing up around the business made it a natural fit.  Christian oversees our Build on Your Lot Program and assists in all of communities as needed.  

Chris@HomesByDickerson.com  | 919.418.7983
Jonathan Bailey
Jonathan joined the Homes by Dickerson team after graduating from East Carolina University.  He works with Marc Masotti and Chris Foss in Heritage Wake Forest, George's Grant, Carrie's Reach and the Build on Your Lot Program.  

Jonathan@HomesByDickerson.com | 919.413.5655
David Stone
David manages and oversees the cost of materials and products that go into all of our homes as well as oversees plan submissions and permitting.  David is an avid cyclist and loves the outdoors.  

David@HomesByDickerson.com | 919.847.4447
Cliff Atchison
Senior Accountant
Cliff manages all of the money in and out of Homes By Dickerson.  He is quick witted and handles all of our accounting, payroll and financial records.

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Debby Gist
Design & Project Coordinator
Debby coordinates all the selections and interior designs for Homes By Dickerson.  She, along with our Project Managers will personally work with you to help you make your interior and exterior selections for your new custom home. 

Debby can also usually be found making everyone in the office laugh.

Debby@HomesByDickerson.com | 919.522.0711
Pam Craig
Pam has long been apart of  Homes by Dickerson specializing drafting and exterior and interior design.  Pam will work with you one on one to assist in making your interior and exterior selections on your new home.

PCraig@HomesByDickerson.com | 919.847.4447
Pam Williams
Office Manager & Closing Coordinator
Also known as Pam-a-lama.  Pam serves as glue in the office keeping everyone and everything held together! Her laughter is contagious and she is often the friendly voice that answers the phone when you call the office.  Pam handles all the contract to closing paperwork in the office and attends the new home closings regularly.  In addition, she oversees processing invoices coming into the office.  Pam is also the baker of all things sweet and delicious in the office for everyboy's birthdays.

Pam has two sons in addition to taking care of all of us!

Pam@HomesByDickerson.com | 919.847.4447
Dale Pearce
Customer Service & Warranty
Dale brings an extensive background of experience to Homes by Dickerson.  He works closely with homeowners on their warranty, walk-thru items and any other customer service related items. Dale is an expert in customer relations.

Dale@HomesByDickerson.com | 919.847.4447
Jenn Nowalk, CSP, CMP, CGP
Director of Sales and Marketing
Jenn is a REALTOR®/Broker with ten years of experience in New Home Sales and has a true love for new home construction. It is a natural fit for Jenn to join Homes By Dickerson and lead Sales & Marketing for the HBD Real Estate Team because of her passion for new homes, technology and working closely with people.   

Jenn's other passion is helping children and is a co-founder of the Triangle Spokes Group, a non-profit organization that raises money for need worthy children in the Triangle.

Jenn@HomesByDickerson.com |  919.454.8173
Linda Bohling, CSP, CMP, M.I.R.M.
Broker, Homes By Dickerson Real Estate
Linda is a REALTOR®/ Broker and Certified New Home Sales Professional.  She manages and runs our Carrie's Reach and Barton's Grove communities in North Raleigh.  She has been in new home sales for over 9 years and is on the Top Producer Council for the Raleigh Regional Association of Realtors. 

Linda has three daughters and a beautiful rescue dog named Lolly.

Linda@HomesByDickerson.com | 919.413.7104
Peter Winkler, MBA, CSP, SPS, CMP, CGP
Certified EcoBroker, Homes By Dickerson Real Estate
Peter is a REALTOR®/ Broker, Certified New Home Sales and Marketing Professional, Strategic Pricing Specialist and Certified Green Professional. He manages our Briar Chapel community in Chapel Hill along with Jason Sanko. Peter is also a Briar Chapel resident and writes a widely popular Briar Chapel Blog.  Peter has his MBA and a Certifed EcoBroker license.  Peter has long believed in investing in Real Estate and purchased his first property at age 19. 

Peter is also an accomplished pianist and has a beautiful daughter, Lauren.

Peter@HomesByDickerson.com | 919.360.1285