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Windsong Properties’ Builder Story

Since 2003, Windsong Properties has set the Standard of Excellence for Active Adult Living in North Atlanta. The company was founded upon the idea that the transition from family home to empty nest should be an enjoyable and exciting experience, focused on improving Quality of Life. Windsong founders Mark Carruth and Steve Romeyn share more than three decades of building experience and a personal understanding of the unique needs and desires of the active adult homebuyer.

Homebuyers appreciate Windsong’s unique blend of style, design, and sought-after components: a private neighborhood clubhouse; professionally designed and maintained landscaping; innovative and open ranch floor plans; generous design selections for personalizing one’s home; attention to every detail; and superior ongoing customer care. Each home is fully accessible with wide, no-step doorways, lever handles and other amenities which allow for life’s changing situations.

Windsong Properties’ commitment to excellence has been recognized both by homeowners and building industry peers, earning Excellence in Customer Satisfaction Awards for eight consecutive years as well as Obie Awards for superior design and construction from the Greater Atlanta Homebuilders’ Association. Windsong’s team of highly qualified experts is committed to improving your Quality of Life by building you the best possible home in a community filled with enjoyment and lasting relationships.

The Windsong Team

Steve Romeyn Co-Owner of Windsong Steve Romeyn, Managing Partner
Steve Romeyn has spent the last 30 years in Residential Development and Homebuilding in the metro Atlanta area, and brings a wealth of experience to the Active Adult communities market. As co-founder and co-owner of Windsong Properties, Steve handles the design, sales, and process improvement for the company. He regularly meets with customers to ensure that they receive the stylish, sophisticated homes and communities they are seeking. He enjoys getting to know Windsong Properties customers throughout the sales and building process, and designing homes to meet their specifications and desires. Certified Professional Homebuilder, Steve’s executive experience with regional builders has contributed significantly to the success of neighborhoods at Big Canoe, Brookhaven, and Country Club of the South. Steve and his wife, Carlyn, are enjoying their own Active Adult lifestyle as the parents of two grown daughters.
Mark Carruth, Co-Owner of Windsong Mark Carruth, Partner
Mark Carruth is a third-generation homebuilder with more than three decades of construction management experience. A Certified Professional Homebuilder, Mark co-founded Windsong Properties and enjoys being part of a team of motivated, talented individuals who are dedicated to meeting the needs of Windsong’s Active Adult customers, and who have a passion for the jobs they do. Mark’s passion is building quality homes and creating long-term customer relationships with Windsong home buyers. Mark has built in the North Atlanta communities of Eagle Watch, Towne Lake Hills, Bentwater, Seven Hills, and Legacy Park. He and his wife have lived in the north Metro Atlanta area for 27 years. They have two adult children, and one grandchild.
Carrie Roeger, Operations Manager of Windsong Carrie Roeger, Operations Manager
Formerly the Marketing Manager, Carrie Roeger is now the Operations Manager for Windsong Properties. Carrie spent five years on active duty in the US Marine Corps. Upon completion of her service, Carrie earned a Bachelor degree in Finance at the University of North Carolina at Wilmington. Carrie has worked in purchasing and marketing and has a comprehensive knowledge of homebuilding, the active adult market, and Windsong Properties. She enjoys working with Windsong’s team of individuals who have a passion for providing quality housing for the Active Adult homebuyer. She lends her talents to Windsong by addressing the changes and challenges of a growing company. In her spare time, Carrie enjoys riding her motorcycle in the North Georgia mountains, and spending time with her husband, Ralph, and their daughter, Samantha.
Sharon Williams Accountant for Windsong Sharon Williams, Controller
Sharon Williams is Windsong’s Controller and a lifelong resident of Cherokee County where she lives with her recently graduated, teenage daughter. Sharon enjoys the excitement of growing with a young, successful company and addressing new challenges each day. Handling a variety of details that keep the company running, Sharon’s diligence and attention to detail is essential to the success of the organization. She looks forward to working with Windsong Properties homeowners when she handles their Homeowners’ Association payments and other accounting matters.
Jeff Shaw, Purchasing Manager of Windsong Jeff Shaw, Purchasing Manager
Jeff Shaw has 22 years of home building experience and will develop and maintain win/win relationships with the best contractors and suppliers in Atlanta to provide the best value to Windsong’s homebuyers. After graduating from Southern Tech with a bachelor’s degree in building construction, Jeff worked as a licensed residential and light commercial contractor. He has worked for multiple home builders, including Colony Homes, Forrest Homes, Choice Homes, Sharp Residential and Parker and Son General Contracting. His positions ranged from estimator, builder, area manager and project manager to vice president of purchasing and estimating. In order to help the company stay up-to-date on the latest in building, he will also research new technologies and products. A resident of Canton, Jeff is married with two children. His hobbies include watching his kids play sports, fishing and hunting.
Becky Knight, Purchasing and Operations Assistant at Windsong Becky Knight, Purchasing Assistant
Rebecca Knight brings an extensive background in new home construction office estimating and administrative support to the team, including experience in Accounts Payable, Bid Review, Project Cost Reporting, and more. She earned her Bachelor of Business Administration Degree in Management from Kennesaw State University. Her professional development includes serving as Administrative Assistant and Estimator with C.W. Matthews Constructing Company (formerly APAC) in Marietta, Accounts Payable and Receivable professional with Devore and Johnson in Forest Park, and as Contracts Administrator with W.H. Bass Inc. in Johns Creek. Rebecca’s ability to review civil drawings, home plans, and site specifications provides new opportunities to both develop new and existing properties, and to work with homeowners and prospective home buyers to answer their questions. And her experience with cost estimating and bid review ensures cost effective approaches enhance the value and quality of each Windsong home.
Brian Alcott Brian Alcott, New Home Warranty Manager
After college, Brian entered the workforce as a code compliance officer with the City of Margate, Florida, giving him the opportunity to work with review committees and builders, and launching his career in the residential construction industry. Upon relocating to Georgia in 2004, he specialized in residential warranty work. Brian likes getting to know his clients and he says active adults tend to enjoy the more personalized attention. Brian has the opportunity to interact with Windsong homeowners to ensure all warranty work is completed to their satisfaction. He lives in Canton, GA, with his wife and two children.
Matt Benson Matt Benson, New Home Warranty Assistant
Working with Brian Alcott, Matt will serve Windsong homeowners with their new home warranty issues. Matt has always been interested in homebuilding and how things are constructed. His experience as a sales representative/warehouse manager with Timberland Flooring introduced him to homebuilding industry as a hardwood flooring supplier. He said that with Windsong Properties, he has found a homebuilder that is committed to quality and working with homebuyers to build a house that will fit their changing needs. Matt is excited to work for a customer service focused builder and he looks forward to working with Windsong homeowners in the warranty department to give them the best service and experience after closing possible. Matt earned a Bachelor of Science degree from University of Central Florida. He currently lives in Woodstock and has a 4 year old daughter.
Amy Ackerstein, Design Center Manager for Windsong Amy Ackerstein, Design Center Manager
Amy has dedicated her career to helping homeowners transform their floor plan into the one-of-a-kind retreat they are proud to call Home. Amy’s Design Center Management experience includes more than a decade with Ryland Homes, where she managed the Design Center and trained Ryland’s employees on design center selection. With her passion for and lifelong involvement in sports, Amy was inducted into the Columbus, Ohio, Jewish Community Center Sports Hall of Fame, as well as the Bexley High School Athletic Hall of Fame, and was a nominee for the Big East Athlete of the Decade award. She has served as coach for the Lassiter Jr. Trojan feeder girls’ basketball teams, and the Georgia Bimmers AAU girls’ basketball team, as well as with an East Marietta 8th-12th grade girls’ team. A graduate of Syracuse University, Amy earned her B.S. in Advertising with a Concentration in Psychology, providing training that she calls upon both as a Design Center Manager and as a Community Volunteer.
Rayna Jepsen, Marketing Manager for Windsong Rayna Jepsen, Marketing Manager
In an industry in which professionals and customers all seem to come from “somewhere else,” Rayna Jepsen is a rare find: a native Georgian, who grew up in Cobb County and graduated from Sprayberry High School, before earning her Bachelor of Science degree in Communication Arts at Georgia Southern University. Rayna’s marketing background includes extensive experience in the homebuilding industry, having served as Marketing Manager with Colony Homes and KB Home, as well as Steve Simpson Investments, before joining the Windsong team. A confirmed Parrothead, Rayna has attended at least one Jimmy Buffett concert every year for the past decade! She also enjoys sewing, camping, hiking, and SCUBA diving. Rayna lives in Acworth with her husband, Randy. She is a devoted aunt to three nephews and two nieces, and serves as a volunteer at their elementary school.
Davar Ashtin, CAD Operator for Windsong Properties Davar Ashtin, Architectural Project Coordinator
Davar is responsible for using his extensive knowledge to use computer software to create innovative designs for our communities. First receiving a master of science in architecture from IA University in Tehran, the capital of Iran, Davar then studied at the Georgia Institute of Technology. There, he earned a master of science in building construction and facility management in the winter of 2012. Davar has held multiple positions in the field. He has served as an architect/designer and project manager at Capital Design and Construction, Inc. in Atlanta and was also a part-time project assistant at Excel Capital Construction, Inc. in Atlanta. Davar holds certifications for international residential code and erosion and sediment control, level II. He belongs to the International Construction Engineers Organization, International Architects Society, Construction Management Association of America (CMAA) and the International Code Council.
Mike Shina LEED AP, CAPS Home Builder Mike Shina, LEED AP, CAPS, CGB, Construction Manager
Mike Shina brings the highest level of quality and experience to homes built for Windsong Properties homeowners. Mike graduated Cum Laude from the University of Massachusetts-Amherst. He is a LEED Accredited Professional (US Green Building Council-Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design), a Certified Aging in Place Specialist (CAPS), and a Certified Graduate Builder (CGB). He enjoys bringing his talent to a forward-thinking company like Windsong, where he is able to build elegant, energy efficient, highly unique and personalized homes. Mike meets home buyers throughout the building process; holding scheduled meetings with buyers during the construction process, including a Pre-Drywall walk-through and a Pre-Closing Orientation. Mike has lived in the north Metro Atlanta area for 18 years. He enjoys outdoor activities from biking to boating with his two sons.
Brian Hester Brian Hester, Builder
One of the most exciting parts of the new home experience is when construction begins on your new home, and having the opportunity to meet the professionals who will work tirelessly to perform each phase – from laying the foundation to the time you turn the key. Brian Hester fills home buyers with confidence, as he brings a 20-year history of new construction, remodeling and home repair experience to Windsong at Seven Hills. Brian also has earned his International Residential Code (IRC) Certification in home inspection, providing him with a unique perspective on the home building process, and ensuring a superior level of quality through every step of construction. When he isn’t on-site at Windsong at Seven Hills, Brian enjoys fishing, wake-boarding and playing volleyball. An avid billiards player, he has been a member of an amateur billiards league for 15 years. A native of Cincinnati, Ohio, Brian has lived in the metro Atlanta area for more than 24 years, and is the proud father of his son, Daniel.
Andrew Coles, Home Builder for Windsong Properties Andrew Coles, Builder
With more than 22 years in the construction industry, Andrew completes 14 hours of continuing education every two years, as a Georgia State Licensed Residential Contractor. A graduate of Bournemouth University, in the United Kingdom, Andrew owned Churchill’s Home Improvement Services in Cherokee County before joining the Windsong team of builders. He maintains a passion for building only the highest quality new homes, making him a perfect fit with Windsong’s stringent standards. Andrew has also attended numerous educational seminars and courses, offered by Shinn Consulting, a leader in the home-building industry, and he follows online journals, blogs, and websites including Houzz, Pinterest and Builder Online. Andrew has served as a volunteer with Habitat for Humanity, and is a member and 2013 president of SECBN (Southeast Cherokee Business Network) in Cherokee County. An avid tennis player, Andrew serves as captain of a local Men’s ALTA and USTA tennis team. Andrew and his family enjoy vacationing together, and he has served as the soccer coach for his children’s teams for the past 12 years. Andrew and his wife reside in Canton with their two teenage children.
Jeb Gibbs, Finish Manager at Heron Pond for Windsong Properties Jeb Gibbs, Assistant Builder
Jeb comes to Windsong with over 8 years of construction experience. His background includes insurance restoration, remodeling and complete home renovation. Jeb’s focus is on maintaining the highest standards of quality while bringing your new home to completion. Jeb brings a unique perspective to the company. As a restoration contractor, he has helped many of his clients through a very difficult construction process, while restoring their homes from flooding and fire damage. An avid outdoorsman, Jeb is also the proud father of a 5 year old girl.
Zach Walker, Finish Manager at Windsong Manor for Windsong Properties Zach Walker, Assistant Builder
Zach Walker brings an extensive background in construction, customer service, and business processes to his position as Assistant Builder at Windsong’s Bel-Aire Community in West Cobb. While attending school, Zach developed a landscape and design business, where he established strong relationships with his customers, enabling his business to increase through referrals and testimonials over the course of eight years. As Director of Sales & Marketing with an independent construction company, he worked closely with project managers to ensure projects were completed on time and within budget; and his work as a sales representative with an exteriors company provided the knowledge and experience that make him a valuable asset to the Windsong Construction Team. Zach earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration from Life University, where he was a scholarship student athlete on the school’s undergraduate and graduate rugby teams.
Kris Johnson, Sales Manager at Windsong Kris Johnson, SRES, Sales Manager
As Sales Manager, Kris Johnson works with the sales team and homebuyers to create a superior sales experience for active adults. A graduate of the University of West Georgia, Kris has lived in Northwest Cobb County for more 25 years with her husband and two children. As a resident of Cobb County, Kris can easily convey the benefits of living in a Windsong community in Northwest Atlanta. Working with Active Adult homebuyers, Kris enjoys meeting people and developing a working relationship with folks to make the process from sale through post-closing a positive experience. Kris is proud to work for an industry leader like Windsong Properties and looks forward to the privilege of helping you enjoy the Active Adult Lifestyle in your new Windsong Properties home.
Holly Leggett, Lifestyle Consultant for Windsong Holly Leggett, Sales Agent
Holly Leggett brings a wealth of knowledge, creativity, and client focus to the Windsong Properties team at their Heron Pond community. She is dedicated to help active adults transition into their new quality, elegant, low maintenance dream homes that meet their lives’ changing needs and wants. Bringing over 15 years of involvement in Property Management, Investment Properties, Real Estate and sales, her customers experience an exceptionally comfortable home buying process from home selection to after the closing. Holly has lived through the process of buying a new home four times and looks forward to the privilege of bringing together her experience and all of the Windsong Properties resources to deliver your new home and let you enjoy Heron Pond where “Life’s A Breeze!” Holly has lived in Cherokee County since 1993, raised her 2 children and been involved in many charitable, school and sporting activities. She loves the Badgers and Packers as well as gardening, travel, skiing, reading and investing.
Joyce Schell, Lifestyle Consultant for Windsong Joyce Schell, Sales Professional
Joyce works with home buyers at all of Windsong’s communities. An Active Adult herself, who has lived in the metro Atlanta area for more than two decades, Joyce understands the importance of being close to family, as well as surrounding herself with the people and things that make her happy. She is able to take this first-hand experience and assist home buyers understand the benefit of making their new home in a Windsong community, and helping them plan the next chapter of their lives. Joyce has three grown children and four grandchildren, and looks forward to helping you decide which Windsong community is right for you.
Shelia Frey, Assistant Lifestyle Consultant for Windsong Shelia Frey, Sales Professional
Sheila will help buyers at Windsong at Seven Hills and Windsong Manor as they downsize and move into a low maintenance lifestyle. Sheila earned her degree in Business Administration from Georgia State University, and has made her career as a Certified Image Consultant. Image goes beyond what you wear but extends to how we live our lives as well, and Sheila walks the talk, as a volunteer at the Women’s Extension and Member of the Cobb Landmarks Historical Society and the Marietta Magnolia Garden Club. She also is a past member of the Junior League of Cobb/Marietta. Sheila’s professional background includes Fashion Contributor to Our Town Magazine, the Marietta Daily Journal, and Best Self Magazine; and she also has spoken at numerous events, including Wellstar’s “Be Your Best You.” An Atlanta native, Sheila is married, and the mother of two grown children. The epitome of “active adult,” Sheila enjoys traveling, riding her bike, gardening, and playing bridge. And her affinity for meeting new people will certainly come in handy at Windsong!
Shelia Frey, Assistant Lifestyle Consultant for Windsong Diane Graves, Sales Professional
Real estate professional and interior design specialist Diane Graves joined the Windsong team as Sales Professional at our prestigious Windsong Manor community. While living in Florida, Diane founded a home décor business that was chosen by Southern Living as a Preferred Vendor for their 2003 Idea House. She has since provided creative solutions for families and individuals as a New Home Sales & Marketing Specialist with D.R. Horton and Solid Source Realty, and as a leader in Sales, Design and Visual Merchandising for several well-known furnishing companies in North Metro Atlanta. Diane gained first-hand experience as an Empty Nester in 2015, when her daughter earned her Master’s degree from the University of Georgia. A graduate of Texas A&M University, Diane nonetheless has embraced the term, “Go Dawgs!” In addition to interior design, Diane enjoys antiquing, travel, hiking, and finding the perfect pizza! With a flair for design and good conversation, Diane looks forward to showing people how Life’s A Breeze at Windsong.