Vanessa & Mike Shadix met in 1989 at Dancemakers. Mike was taking Country & Western lessons and Vanessa was taking Ball Room Dance. Mike noticed Vanessa and soon decided to take Ball Room Dance lessons, too. And the rest is history. They were married in 1992.
Vanessa is a graduate of LSU and in addition to home building, works for Old Republic Title as a Marketing Representative. She has constructed approximately 100 homes and was elected by her peers in the Central Oklahoma Home Builders Association as Home Builder of the Year in 1998. Vanessa was elected Woman of the Year for the Oklahoma State Home Builders Association in 1999 and was Associate of the Year twice at COHBA. She was elected as the National Association Of Home Builders 2011 Member Of The Year for Professional Women In Building.
Vanessa has always been involved on many committees and advisory boards such as Board of Directors for Central Oklahoma Home Builders Association, Home & Garden Expo Committee, Christmas In April, Habitat for Humanity, The Children’s Center in Bethany, Professional Mortgage Women and more.
Mike was an assistant golf professional out of college before becoming a 25% partner in a home building company. After a few years, Mike became a 50% partner and went on to start his own company in 1989. He was elected Home Builder of the Year for the Metro Area in 1993 and was President of the 1000 member Central Oklahoma Home Builders Association in 1997.
Mike has served on and chaired numerous committees and advisory boards. He has an excellent reputation in home design, construction and warranty. In various Parade of Homes competitions through the years, Vanessa and Mike have won awards for Most Innovative Design, Best of Show, Runner-Up Best of Show, Best Kitchen, Best Master Bedroom, Best Master Bath, Best Landscaping and Best Décor. On occasion, they enjoy researching and then building a different style, like Art Deco, Mediterranean, Country French, Contemporary, etc.
Meet David M and David H…
Some key team members that should be mentioned are our builders David Macias and David Hiebert. Starting out as our painter and trim carpenter six years ago, David’s responsibilities have steadily increased over the last four years into his current role of overseeing our north Metro Area homes. David has always been around the construction industry as his uncle was a builder and David got “volunteered” to help when he was a kid, so he brings plenty of experience that is a great assets to our company. David H most recently joined our team as a builder and also to help us with our warranty program. As a kid David H was also “volunteered” to help his father and uncle build and remodel homes growing up in northern Oklahoma. It didn’t take David long to figure out that he wanted to do something else for a living! His most recent occupations prior to joining our team were in the Information Technology field. Although he enjoyed working in IT very much, when given the opportunity, he looked forward to getting back into building business. His building experience and IT background makes David H a great addition to our team. David and David are our feet on the street and are here to help throughout the homebuilding process!
Beginning in 2012, Brett Shadix joined Mike and Vanessa with the company to learn the business. Brett spent thirteen years working in the grocery industry in the Information Technology field, so he brings the technical background that is almost required in today’s technology driven society. With his management, organizational, and project planning experience, Brett has incorporated several key systems and processes into our business. These processes have helped Blue Ribbon procure additional construction credit, manage more annual sales and closings, purchase at better prices, and help perform overall more consistently in building and warranty through efficient scheduling and documentation. As you can imagine, even with his knowledge and background, he has a lot of catching up to do in the construction industry! He is up to challenge, looking forward to learning something new each day, and helping to make the buying/building process a special one for our families.
There are few experiences greater in life than owning a new home. Together, Vanessa and Mike have constructed over 800 new homes ranging from different price points and sizes – including homes up to 6000+ sq feet.
Our goal is to under promise and over deliver, Our team has the talent and ability to build very expensive homes, but we enjoy most the excitement shared by providing an excellent value.
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