The BDR Team
OVER 400 YEARS OF BUILDING INDUSTRY EXPERIENCES
The award winning BDR Team is led by Todd Bennett, a highly respected leader in the residential development community. Throughout his career, Todd Bennett has been recognized with major industry awards including the Master Builders Associations Builder of the Year Award (twice), over 100 industry wide MAME Awards, National Gold Nugget Awards for building excellence, JD Power Service Awards and numerous Built Green recognitions, (including the coveted Built Green Hammer and Pioneer Awards). BDR Fine Homes has been voted as 425 Magazine’s Best Builder three times in a row, in 2018, 2019 & 2020, and has been awarded 22 New Home Tribute Awards, including Best Builder, recognizing excellence in home design, sales, and marketing. The communities that the BDR Team has built are among the most successful, exceptionally designed and highly recognized new home communities in the greater Seattle region.
Todd R. Bennett
Todd Bennett is the Founder & Chairman of BDR, a diversified real estate development company specializing in innovative housing communities throughout the Puget Sound region. Mr. Bennett manages the formation of independent LLC’s to acquire real estate investment projects. Value is added to each project through a combination of development improvements and management efficiencies.
Kelly Faccone is responsible for overseeing all finance activities for BDR Companies. She maintains relationships with financing partners, fulfills information requests, and provides quarterly company reporting. In addition, she manages the budgeting process and provides strategic financial analysis on new and existing projects.
Wendy Bragalone is the Vice President of Operations & Marketing. In her role, she oversees BDR projects from feasibility through project completion, ensuring smooth and efficient operation throughout all stages of the project and construction. In addition, she is responsible for Sales and Marketing at BDR, overseeing all Sales and Marketing functions and BDR Marketing Managers. Ms. Bragalone is specifically focused on Sales and Marketing for BDR’s Eastside division, partnering with our local Broker community on upcoming and completed BDR properties.
Eric Hardie is responsible for coordinating purchasing activities for all products that comprise the BDR Family of Companies. Mr. Hardie has primary responsibility to assure the BDR Companies obtain quality products and services at the best possible value. Mr. Hardie builds and maintains relationships with existing trade partners and vets/approves all potential new trade partners (see Vendor Application here). Mr. Hardie is responsible for negotiating vendor contracts, establish builder programs with manufacturers and suppliers, and identifying process improvements within all areas of purchasing.
James Dwyer is Vice President of Architecture for the BDR family of Companies. Mr. Dwyer manages the process of designing homes for speculative construction, custom home construction and homes built in resort communities. Once homes are designed, Mr. Dwyer coordinates the process of completing working drawings for each home and manages the process of submitting homes for building permit. In addition, Mr. Dwyer is responsible for completing new plans for the BDR Companies extensive plans library, incorporating the latest in design concepts.
As the Director of Construction for BDR, Sean Patrick oversees the execution of all mixed-use construction activities. His responsibilities include overseeing contract negotiations with general contractors, providing value engineering to each project, and managing complex project scheduling for all projects that he oversees.
Maksim Levchenko is the General Manager for BDR’s Eastside encompassing the regions acclaimed communities of Medina, Clyde Hill, Yarrow Point, West Bellevue, Kirkland, and Redmond. From project formulation and development, to the construction phase and home completion, Mr. Levchenko is responsible for overseeing all aspects of BDR’s new home communities throughout the Eastside.
William Fort is the General Manager for BDR Custom Homes. From project formulation and development, to the construction phase and home completion, Mr. Fort is responsible for overseeing all aspects of the BDR Custom Homes process.
Amy is a Development Manager for both BDR Homes and BDR Urban. Ms. Donlan’s recent experiences in land use planning and construction permitting allows her to anticipate process needs and proactively guide projects through the extensive permitting processes. This provides value based decision making at the earliest design stages which leads to enhanced homebuyer reception of the finished homes. Ms. Donlan is currently responsible for the creation and management of consultant teams and directing projects from start to finish including such critical aspects as the initial vision, design development, obtaining necessary entitlements and building permits, construction oversight, and finally sales & marketing oversight.
Sarah Skryabnev is the Project and Marketing Manager for BDR’s Seattle division. As a licensed Real Estate Broker, she oversees various Real Estate and Project Management activities for BDR from land acquisitions through project completion, ensuring a smooth and efficient operation throughout all stages of the project, work closely with property managers and listing brokers to ensure sales and leasing success.
Kieleann Cordon is the Project & Design Manager for BDR Urban. In her role, Ms. Cordon oversees the process of home design through product and material selections for all BDR Urban projects. In addition, she oversees the project as a whole from feasibility through project completion in her role as Project Manager.
Michelle Shur is Design Manager for BDR Homes. Ms. Shur oversees the process of home design and product selections for each BDR Homes project. Working with each home client on a one-on-one basis, Ms. Shur specializes in personalizing each home to a client’s unique specifications.
Allison Taylor is an Interior Designer and Project Coordinator for BDR Custom Homes and BDR Renewal. In her role, Ms. Taylor contributes to the process of home design and product selections for a variety custom and remodel projects. She is involved in all stages of the home design and remodel process, from initial product and material selection, to overseeing installation. Throughout the design process, Ms. Taylor assists each client as needed, from initial product selection to the final walk-through, to ensure that the end result is exactly what the client envisioned for their home or remodel.
Kenneth Dinh is the purchasing Coordinator for the BDR Family of Companies. Mr. Dinh oversees the purchase order management for the day-to-day operations of the company. Additionally, he also manages trade partner subcontractor agreements and COI’s for the BDR Family of Companies.
Gerry Perkins is a Project Manager for a variety of BDR Fine Homes projects. Mr. Perkins is responsible for managing all field activities for projects that he oversees, including managing client relationships as well as all aspects of on-site field operations. Mr. Perkins is also involved in the selection of trade partners for each project and manages detailed project scheduling and quality control processes for BDR Fine Homes projects.
Jeff Fraser is a Project Manager for a variety of BDR Fine Homes projects. Mr. Fraser is responsible for managing all field activities for projects that he oversees, including managing client relationships as well as all aspects of on-site field operations. Mr. Fraser is also involved in the selection of trade partners for each project and manages detailed project scheduling and quality control processes for BDR Fine Homes projects.
Kevin Hilpert is the Customer Care Manager for the BDR Family of Companies. Mr. Hilpert oversees customer satisfaction and warranty items for all BDR Homes customers.
Joanie Topacio is the Office Manager for the BDR Family of Companies. Ms. Topacio organizes office operations and procedures, ensuring that BDR is always running smoothly.
Jennifer Geyer is the Controller for BDR Homes. She is responsible for preparing financial statements, budgets, taxes, compliance certificates and special projects.
Shin Han is the Controller for BDR Urban. He is responsible for preparing financial statements, budgets, taxes, compliance certificates and special projects.
Lisa Wheeler oversees the accounts payable department. She is responsible for managing vendors, payments and the department staff.
Kristin Debusk is the accounting specialist for BDR Holdings and Fine Homes.
Lara Melki is the Finance Assistant for BDR Companies. She assists with financial reporting and investor reports for all BDR projects.