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Meet the Team


ABOUT THE BUILDER

Mike White

Mike has been building homes since 1994. Mike uses his years of experience to construct well planned, functional and quality homes from the design stage to the day you move into your dream home. He is committed to quality, communication and attention to detail.

Mike has also built numerous commercial buildings including Medical Office, Class A Office and Retail. He developed Kings Pointe of Sylvania, one of Sylvania’s premier office destinations.

Mike grew up in Toledo. He attended University of Toledo and graduated with a Marketing Degree from the College of Business. He currently resides in Sylvania with his wife Anne and their 4 children, Jacob, Jason, Aaron and Ellie.

Mike is a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church, past Board member of Habitat for Humanity, current board member of and is a member of the Toledo Home Builders Association.

THE TEAM

Mike White has worked diligently to create an extremely talented team to construct your home. The team is led by Jeff Kaminski.

Jeff Kaminski

Jeff is a native of Temperance, Mi and graduated from Bedford high school where he participated in football and wrestling. He was part of two state championship wrestling teams and also holds a state champion wrestling title. He attended the University of Illinois and later entered the construction field, beginning his career at the 84 Lumber Company where he managed the Maumee, Oh store from 1992 – 2003. He left 84 Lumber to pursue a career building homes with the Buckeye Real Estate Group. Jeff brought a repertoire of skills to Buckeye including purchasing, scheduling and sales. Jeff has used his skills, talents and experience in the industry not only to build homes but to also build relationships with the clients he serves. “I've been able to surround myself with top quality contractors and suppliers who have made my job fun and successful. “ 

Jeff and his wife Kris have been married 23 years and have two sons, Kyle and Austin. Both boys are in college preparing for their next phase of life. Jeff is currently in charge of the overall construction process and looks forward to working with Mike White and the team at Buckeye to continue producing quality homes.

Brian Arbaugh

Brian is the Superintendent on all Buckeye homes during the building process from the time drywall is installed until the home is completed. Brian handles all of the interior construction of the home and works closely with our vendors to ensure the clients finishing choices are installed properly. He has over 18 years in the construction industry working in commercial construction, residential construction, hotel renovations and remodeling. Brian has a degree from the University of Toledo in Marketing and Business Administration and resides in Toledo with his wife Jen, and his 4 daughters Mackenzie, Hailey, Drew, and Quinn. In his free time, Brian is learning to play the drums and enjoys spending time with his family. 

Jeff Noble

Jeff Noble is our Superintendent. Jeff oversees all of our home builds from when the foundation is dug thru the drywall stage of the home. Jeff has over 30 years experience in the housing industry, and began his career in a lumber yard. He then moved from the lumber yard into lumber sales, and has even done some home rehab projects with his wife. Jeff and his wife, Marilyn, have two children, Alex and Ashley. In his free time, Jeff enjoys spending time with his family and being out on the water. 

Elizabeth Laeng

Elizabeth is the Warranty Coordinator and the Marketing Director at Buckeye. Elizabeth comes to us with over 10 years experience in both Marketing and Real Estate.  She handles any warranty issues from the time a home owner moves in the home til the completion of their one year warranty period. Elizabeth also, runs the Marketing Department and creates all the marketing materials for Buckeye, along with assisting our Real Estate Partners in providing materials to help educate buyers on Buckeye. Elizabeth resides in Perrysburg with her husband, son, daughter, and two dogs. She enjoys exercising and vacationing at the beach in her free time! 

Amy LaFata

Amy is our Project Coordinator. Amy, her husband Jeff, their children recently moved to Northwest Ohio from Michigan. Amy has 21 years of experience in quality control management. Amy has a Associates Degree in Business Administration from MCC, in Warren, Michigan. She currently handles organizing and ordering interior finishes for our clients, along with assisting in punch list walk thru's with our clients when their homes are complete. In her free time, Amy enjoys baking, spending time with her husband and daughters, and camping. 

Crystal Garlick

Crystal is the office manager/bookkeeper at Buckeye. She handles all the accounts receivable and accounts payable, bills for change orders, pulls all permits associated with building the house, keeps files organized for each house, and creates a warranty binder for all homeowners. She also requests the draws for each project. Crystal holds an Associate’s Degree in Business Management. She has been doing accounting/bookkeeping for 9 years, 7 of those years in the construction industry. Crystal and her family currently reside in Berkey, Ohio. In her free time she enjoys camping with her husband and their combined 4 children, raising goats, painting, and crocheting.