Michael Van Pamel, Division President

Michael J. Van Pamel began his career in Homebuilding with the Selective Group in Michigan in the accounting/finance department. Centex Homes, one of the countries largest builders, acquired The Selective group in 2001. His career developed from that point on as he held roles as Controller, VP Finance, Construction Operations Manager for Michigan, Mid West Region Product Manager, Division President of Ohio, then Division President of Michigan, and ultimately Missouri for the last 2.5 years where he helped return the Jones Company to profitability. He received his education from Michigan State and Oakland University in Accounting and has been in the homebuilding and contracting business since the late 80’s.


He has been certified in the following Centex Homes development programs; Management Development I, II, and III, Facilitative Leadership Development I and II, Field Management Training Programs I and II, High Potential Management Development Program, and was elected to the Executive Builder top 100 Division Presidents in 2009. He has managed more than 5,000 homes, $5 Billion dollars in revenue, and better than $150 million in profit in 3 different markets. He also orchestrated 2 major asset sales including the successful disposition of Real Estate assets in Michigan and Ohio including more than 45 different developed or partially developed neighborhoods.

Daniel Licari, Vice President

Dan has been in the homebuilding industry for over 11 years and has held positions with Centex Homes in Detroit, Chicago, and ultimately St. Louis with the Jones Company. His career started in the field management and customer service departments, where he won numerous awards for the highest customer satisfaction scores. As his career progressed, he was named Area Construction Manager, Division Construction Manager, and Construction Services Manager for all of Michigan. From there, Dan accepted a position with Centex Homes in Chicago as the Purchasing/Estimating Manager, where he excelled. His most recent position was with the Jones Company in St. Louis, where he was responsible for all Construction Operations and played the lead role in improving customer satisfaction to its highest levels ever. Dan earned a degree in Construction Management from Michigan State University, where he has also served as a University Board Member. Dan’s multi-market experience and customer focus is a great asset to our organization in St. Louis.

Jacqueline Needham, Director of Architecture

Jackie has over twenty-six years experience working for prominent St. Louis homebuilders; The Jones Company for over thirteen years, Taylor-Morley Homes for seven, and TR Hughes for six. Her work has contributed to the production of over 8200 units. Jackie has a strong background in Architecture, certified from Washington University, School of Architecture. Her designs have received numerous awards and recognition for design and design with affordability; over fifty Homer Awards, custom homes featured in Professional Builder, and St. Louis Home magazine. For the past several years, Jackie has also held a seat on the Codes Advisory Committee at the Home Builders Association of Eastern Missouri.


A strong architectural background enables Jackie to create designs that utilize products in the most efficient manner. She has experience with products from smaller starter homes and villas up to and including multi million dollar custom homes. With her understanding and experience of building components, construction documents, and current construction methods, she is able to discuss technical issues with sub-contractors and suppliers. Jackie has extensive experience qualifying professionals as well as negotiating vendor and supplier contracts. Experience in budgets, project management, financials and disbursing completes her overall knowledge base. With over twenty-six years of experience, in various facets of the building industry, she is a strong asset to our team and the building industry.

Melissa Cervin, Marketing Manager

Melissa is a multi-talented marketing professional with more than 15 years of experience in home building/construction industry. Graduating from Oakland University in 2001 with BA in Communications, Melissa began her career at Robertson Brothers Company. She then joined Centex Homes, where she spent two years as a Design Center/Marketing Coordinator, before transitioning to the Marketing Manager position. Now serving as Marketing Manager for Lombardo Homes, she is responsible for the overall management of Lombardo Homes’ branding platform and corporate and division specific marketing, across divisions in both Michigan and Missouri.

Steve Valentine, Purchasing Manager

Steve joined Lombardo Homes in early 2014 as the St. Louis Finance Manager.  He came to St. Louis via the Detroit automotive industry, having spent several years in Purchasing/Quality.  In December of 2015, Steve was happy to transition to the role of Division Purchasing Manager.  Having bid projects all over the world in automotive industry he understood the importance of good competition and worked steadily to augment the divisions portfolio of trade partners.  This was done with the on-going belief that the best value does not mean the cheapest.  Quality, communication, integrity and craftsmanship are just as important in the trade partner selection process.

In addition to working in construction and manufacturing the world over, Steve has pursued several educational endeavors.  Similar to other members of the St. Louis management team, he began his collegiate career at Michigan State University obtaining a degree in Mechanical Engineering.   He then went on to complete his Master of Science – Manufacturing Engineering at Purdue University graduating Magna Cum Laude.  Finally, and most recently, graduating with Honors Summa Cum Laude at Oakland University with an MBA – concentration in Finance.

Mike Price, Division Sales Manager

Having lived and worked in the St. Louis area his entire life, Mike has his native’s insight and knowledge of St. Louis and the surrounding areas to launch a successful career in real estate and new construction.

In 2001, Mike became a licensed Realtor and joined Coldwell Banker Gundaker. He was named Coldwell Banker Gundaker “Rookie of the Year” while at the Chesterfield/Wildwood office. With his professional service, continued trust and large referral base, he earned numerous awards and recognitions, including CBG’s President’s Circle representing the top 1% of the company’s agents. In 2006, Mike decided to start a career in new home sales.

Having owned three new homes himself and sharing the benefits of new construction with many of his clients as a Realtor, Mike took the opportunity to sell new homes with The Jones Company and Centex/Pulte. From 2006-2012 he was a top sales person at the Fortune 500 homebuilder and achieved several performance awards for highest monthly sales and dollar volume. Mike was either a “Gold” or “Platinum” level member at the Home Builder’s Association Sales and Marketing awards each year in new home sales.

Mike sold new and resale homes until he left to accept the Division Sales Manager position at Lombardo Homes in 2012. In 2012, Mike obtained his Real Estate Brokerage license and is the broker for Lombardo Homes St. Louis as well. For his career, Mike has sold more than $350 million combined in new homes and residential homes.

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