MeetTheTeam1.jpg

Meet the Team

Blue Divider

Pictured from left to right: John Ramsey, Brandon Geis, Jeff Williams

John Ramsey, President Management Team

John Ramsey has been in the homebuilding industry for more than 16 years. A native of the Golden Triangle area, John is a graduate of Thomas Jefferson High School and Lamar University-Beaumont. He began his career in homebuilding after graduating, from Lamar University, with Royce Homes. 

Read More...

John Ramsey has been in the homebuilding industry for more than 16 years. A native of the Golden Triangle area, John is a graduate of Thomas Jefferson High School and Lamar University-Beaumont. He began his career in homebuilding after graduating, from Lamar University, with Royce Homes. After leaving Royce Homes, John has served in various management capacities for both public and private homebuilding companies including Centex Homes, DR Horton Homes, Richmond American Homes and other construction firms. At DR Horton, he managed operations and was responsible for more than 500 home closings per year and $100 million in sales revenue. 

Prior to starting Kinsmen Homes, John served as the President of a private production and custom homebuilding company that acquired Richmond American Homes - Houston operations in the summer of 2006. John was able to step into this role and utilize his experience with start-up operations and to turn around the company in the wake of a declining homebuilding market. Along with his leadership team, the builder tripled its size in revenues and closings in 2007. Throughout John’s career he has specialized in start-up and growth of operations, as well as windstorm compliant construction for the Texas Department of Insurance. This has allowed him to take the best of both ends of the homebuilding spectrum. Since John began his career in the homebuilding industry he has been personally built over 100 homes and managed others responsible for building over 1,000 homes. John and his wife Celeste have three daughters.

...Read Less

Jeff Williams, CFO/Principal Management Team

Jeff Williams founded Mainspring Capital, a Houston private equity and investment firm that provides services to privately-held, multi-business portfolios and private investors. Mainspring provides asset management infrastructure, investment opportunities, mergers and acquisition services, access to debt & equity capital and reviews of potential investments for their clients.

Read More...

Jeff Williams founded Mainspring Capital, a Houston private equity and investment firm that provides services to privately-held, multi-business portfolios and private investors. Mainspring provides asset management infrastructure, investment opportunities, mergers and acquisition services, access to debt & equity capital and reviews of potential investments for their clients.

Before founding Mainspring, Jeff led the corporate development and private equity initiatives for the Friedkin Companies, privately-held multi-business portfolio that included the largest private company in Houston. He also started three private equity investment groups for MetroNational Corp, a prominent Houston real estate owner & developer. He has spearheaded several start-up, turnaround and business development efforts for Mainspring and client portfolio companies; and he was the founder of an Internet-based business services firm serving the independent automotive service industry in 2000. Jeff began his career consulting to the real estate industry with Kenneth Leventhal & Company and is a Texas CPA. Jeff is a graduate of Texas - State San Marcos with a degree in Accounting. Jeff and his wife, Tiffanie, have two sons.  

...Read Less

Brandon Geis, Director of Operations Management Team

Brandon Geis is the Director of Operations for Kinsmen Homes. He is also a native of the Golden Triangle area who attended West Orange-Stark High School and graduated from Lamar University-Beaumont with a degree in Political Science.

Read More...

Brandon Geis is the Director of Operations for Kinsmen Homes. He is also a native of the Golden Triangle area who attended West Orange-Stark High School and graduated from Lamar University-Beaumont with a degree in Political Science. In his previous position as Purchasing Manager, Brandon worked with hundreds of vendors to bid jobs and negotiate the best possible pricing for our clients. He has been a key member in helping deliver over 7,500 homes over the last 10 years. Brandon and his wife, Jamie, have two sons.

...Read Less
Joanna Miller Houston Agent.JPG

Joanna Miller, Realtor Sales Team

Manages all sales in the Houston area. This includes Your Land, Our Plan Houston market. Top producing Real Estate Agent with Coldwell Banker, Joanna Miller will represent Kinsmen Homes in Houston. Joanna is originally from the United Kingdom & a former personal injury lawyer with an amazing attention to detail. She moved to the US & got into real-estate more than 10 years ago. Recently Joanna joined Coldwell Banker where she was named top selling Agent of her office in 2015. Joanna's vast qualifications include: Coldwell Banker International Presidents Circle CNMS - Cartus Network Marketing Specialist CNBS - Cartus Network Buyer Specialist CHMS - Certified Home Marketing Specialist e-PRO - Internet Marketing Specialist CSP - Certified New Home Sales Professional She specializes in new construction, luxury and relocation. Not only is Joanna passionate about real-estate but also the protection of animals. She spends most of her free time volunteering to help pets find their forever homes.

Contact Joanna

jenniferonblackbetter.jpg

Jennifer Jennings, Realtor Sales Team

Jennifer manages sales in the Bryan, College Station area. She has been a licensed Agent since 2003, Jennifer Jennings has been a top producer at Century 21 Beal, in College Station every year. Jennifer graduated from Texas State University in 1995 and spent 10 years in Texas classrooms before transitioning to real estate. As well as managing her own business as a broker associate, she is also the training director at Century 21 Beal. She received much of her sales training from the Floyd Wickman sales training team and is a member of the Master Sales Society within that organization. Personally there is nothing more Jennifer enjoys than traveling with her kids. Her daughter, Grace will be a freshman at Southern Missouri State this fall, and her son Clayton will be a Junior at College Station High School. Jennifer and her team joined Kinsmen Homes in 2016.

Contact Jennifer

kw1194103f13tantoblack_1352930937665.jpg

Kirby Smith, Lead Realtor, Broker Sales Team

Manages all Kinsmen sales in the Beaumont area. Kirby is affiliated with Keller Williams Realty. He is the founder of the Kirby Smith Real Estate Group, a consistent multimillion dollar producer of residential, luxury, & new construction property in the Greater Beaumont, Orange, & Mid-County areas of Southeast Texas.

Contact Kirby