Our Story

Since 2009, CB JENI Lifestyle Homes has proudly built new townhomes in premium Dallas-Fort Worth locations for lifestyle-conscious homebuyers. CB JENI, part of the Green Brick Partners group of companies, was founded to provide new home options for an underserved portion of the market: those looking to buy moderately-sized homes (whether first-timers or those moving down) with beautiful architecture, low maintenance and a level of service and professionalism that puts them at ease. Over the last ten years, we have grown to become DFW’s largest townhome builder, both in locations and units sold. Our townhomes also lead the way in quality, amassing numerous awards each year.

Our senior leaders have more than 200 years of combined homebuilding experience, expertise that is passed along to each individual customer. Our team of professionals is dedicated to you from the moment you visit our model to well after you’ve moved in.

 

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Meet the Team

Steve Schermerhorn

President

Steve brings an extensive knowledge of the homebuilding business to his position as President for CB JENI Homes, having spent the majority of his career in the finance and operations departments for small and large homebuilders. His experience with building a company from the ground up along with maintaining finances for multiple divisions provides a foundation for CB JENI’s rapid growth.

His career ranges from working in corporate finance for a nationwide building contractor in Illinois to working with another homebuilders regional purchasing department where he implementied electronic processes and streamlined communication.

He earned his MBA from the University of Texas at Dallas and his undergraduate degree from the University of South Dakota.

Christina Wilcocks

Director of Design

Christina is responsible for all aspects of the design process. As Director of Design, she handles all exterior selections, creation of finishes and option programs. She focuses on model home interior selections and furnishings. She is heavily involved in the Normandy experience from the very beginning by creating a vision for every home and bringing it to life.

CB JENI Homes welcomed Christina at its inception. She started in administration, accounting and marketing and has worked her way up to run the design department. Her experience and knowledge of different roles in homebuilding give her a unique perspective in the industry and led her to find her true passion in design. Christina’s designs are centered around innovation, quality and, most importantly, family living. Her state-of-the-art designs have been recognized by the Dallas Builders Association with multiple McSam Awards.

Rebecca Gibson

Director of Sales

As Director of Sales, Rebecca is responsible for all aspects of CB JENI’s highly successful sales team. From hiring, coaching, training, and overall management, Rebecca leads the CB JENI sales team in all facets. Her insight and experience have brought amazing successes both to her as an individual and to our team. Rebecca was the recipient of the 2017 McSam award for Sales/Project Manager of the Year and has consistently led CB JENI’s sales team in record numbers of sales year over year. 

Rebecca started her career in homebuilding as a sales assistant in 2004 after studying business at Texas Tech University. Over the course of her career she has held positions as an on-site sales counselor, online sales counselor, and Area Sales Manager. She started at CB JENI as an Area Sales Manager in 2016 and worked her way up to the Director of Sales. Rebecca’s extensive experience has allowed her to excel in helping customers through the homebuying process and create a driving desire for the CB JENI sales team to excel in national rankings of customer satisfaction. 

Rick Davis

Director of Construction

Rick oversees all aspects of the construction process, including supervising all Community Construction Managers, and is responsible for estimating, construction budgeting and quality control. He is also heavily involved in neighborhood association management, new product development, customer relations and the CB JENI Homes Customer Care Program.

CB JENI Homes welcomed Rick to the company when it was founded in 2009. He began his career in the homebuilding industry by framing houses for his father in 1987 and continued through college. Rick then joined a major homebuilder in the Dallas area first as field manager and then, as an area construction manager. Later he became Director of Recruiting and Development for construction and sales, where he spent two years developing training programs.

Erin Martin

Director of Purchasing

As Purchasing Director, Erin oversees the contracting, acquisition and procurement of our trade partners to construct our homes as well as managing the various product offerings that set CB JENI apart. Erin and her team work tirelessly to control construction costs and support the sales and construction teams to help build dream homes.

Erin is well versed in CB JENI’s business; she started in 2011 shortly after it was founded in 2009. Erin took a position in accounting but quickly assumed other various roles in construction/warranty, purchasing and operations. She has worked through the ranks to become a part of the leadership group and move the company to new heights with processes and development of new technology.

As a native Texan, Erin grew up in North Texas and went to UNT in Denton, Texas. She is a proud alumnus of Alpha Phi Sorority of UNT and graduated with a BA in marketing.

 

Our Accomplishments



A+ Ranking with the Better Business Bureau
A+ Ranking with the Better Business Bureau

2021
Best Sales Office Design - McSam Awards
Villas at Southgate

2021
Rookie Sales Professional of the Year - McSam Awards
Melanie Davis

2020
Claims Free Builder with StrucSure Warranty
Claims Free Builder with StrucSure Warranty 2009 - 2020

2020
Warranty Manager of the Year - McSam Awards
Noah Marshall

2020
Sales Professional of the Year - McSam Awards
Steven Harvey

2020
Best Architectural Design - McSam Awards
Townhome Plan - Lancaster at Pecan Square

2020
Purchasing Team of the Year - McSam Awards
CB JENI Homes

2019
Builder Neighborhood of the Year - McSam Awards
The Village at Twin Creeks

2018
Best Architectural Design - McSam Awards
Townhome Plan The Renzo, Heritage Creekside

2018
Sales Professional of The Year - McSam Awards
Terah Skarsten - Sales Price $275,000 - $325,000

2018
Best Interior Merchandising - McSam Awards
Townhome Plan – Zoe Plan, Viridian

2017
Sales/Project Manager of the Year - McSam Awards
Rebecca Gibson

2017
Best Interior Merchandising - McSam Awards
Townhome Plan – Dalton II, McKinney Ranch

2017
Best Architectural Design - McSam Awards
Townhome Plan The Sutherland, Villas at Los Rios

2016
Project Manager of the Year - McSam Awards
Rick Davis

2016
Best Architectural Design - McSam Awards
Townhome Plan - Winslow at The Canals at Grand Park

2014
Best Architectural Design - McSam Awards
Townhome Plan - Zoe at Brick Row

2013
Best Interior Merchandising - McSam Awards
Zoe at Brick Row

2013
Best Product Townhome - McSam Awards
CB JENI Homes

2013
Best Innovative Home Design - McSam Awards
Camille at The Chateaus of the Settlement at Craig Ranch

2012
Best Interior Merchandising - McSam Awards
Bridgeport
 

Green Brick

Green Brick Partners logo

As a subsidiary of Green Brick Partners, CB JENI Homes combines our local building expertise in the DFW area with the strong financial resources of a national, diversified homebuilding and land development company.

Green Brick Partners, Inc. is listed on the Nasdaq Capital Market under the ticker symbol “GRBK”. The Company acquires and develops land, and provides land and construction financing to its subsidiary homebuilders. Green Brick’s business model is founded on the belief that locally-focused land development is the starting point for a builder’s profitability and that both homebuilding and land development are best executed on a local decentralized basis.

While all construction decisions are made solely by CB JENI Homes, our position as a subsidiary of Green Brick Partners allows us to access Green Brick’s centralized state of the art operational support in IT systems, accounting, operational systems, national purchasing, marketing analytics, and human resource management. Additionally, Green Brick’s mortgage and title operations make buying a home a seamless experience and provide real-time visibility into its buyers.

Green Brick Partners currently operates in Texas, Georgia, Colorado, and Florida. The company owns or controls approximately 18,939 prime home sites in high-growth sub-markets throughout the Dallas and Atlanta metropolitan areas, and the Vero Beach, Florida market as of 3/31/21.

To learn more about Green Brick Partners, please click here.

 
Green Brick Mortgage logo

Choosing the right lender is a very important decision for every home buyer. CB JENI is confident our partner, Green Brick Mortgage can offer you a variety of competitive mortgage financing options, along with an easy-to-use experience to close on your new home.

With a proven record of outstanding customer service and performance, Green Brick Mortgage provides:

  • Above and beyond customer support that is attentive and timely
  • Powerful tools and resources, ensuring a hassle-free loan process
  • A vast selection of loan solutions to meet your home financing needs

Whether you’re ready to build your perfect home, or just have questions, connect with a Green Brick Mortgage loan expert today. We’ll help make your homeownership dreams come true.

Green Brick Mortgage, LLCSM (NMLS:  1765654) Equal Housing Lender. Green Brick Mortgage is a subsidiary of PlainsCapital Bank and is exempt from mortgage banker licensing/registration in Colorado, Florida, and Texas. Click here for legal/licensing information and disclosures. Green Brick Mortgage is an affiliated business arrangement between Green Brick Partners, LLC (GBRK), and PrimeLending Ventures Management, LLC. GBRK is affiliated with CB JENI Homes.

 

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