Meet The Team
President / CEO
Steve's career in construction and real estate took root in the early 2000s, when he began building custom homes in locales such as Lake St. Louis, Labadie, Sappington, Webster, and Ladue. This foundation led him into the broader, commercial-scale market of general contracting. Noted for his meticulous attention to detail and accuracy, Steve advanced into pivotal roles in the development of significant St. Louis projects. These include the Gateway Arch Museum Expansion Project, the Washington University Danforth Campus Five-Building Development—which serves as the centerpiece for their graduation ceremonies—Lumiere Place, and multiple projects for Edward Jones, including their Des Peres, MO, headquarters.
In 2015, while still managing these large-scale projects, Steve began part-time work in reconstructing homes and apartments. Since 2018, he has committed full-time to developing real estate and contracting his own spec homes and custom residences for clients. Over the years, he has successfully invested in hundreds of multifamily units, consistently achieving returns that exceed expectations. Driven by his core values of Excellence, Teamwork, Evolve, and Commitment, Steve is devoted to maintaining quality standards throughout every phase of a project.
Outside of his professional endeavors, Steve considers himself truly blessed, sharing his life with an amazing wife who works alongside him, and three wonderful children.
Vice President / CFO
Kristin serves as the Operations Officer for Iconic Construction and holds a BSBA with a focus in Marketing and Management from the University of Missouri-St. Louis. Prior to joining Iconic, Kristin specialized in expanding partner networks, building enduring client relationships, and crafting customer-centric experiences, particularly in the retail pharmacy and pharmaceuticals sectors. Her extensive expertise in these areas contributed to achieving seven-figure revenue multiples with optimized conversion rates, expediting two company acquisitions while maintaining seamless operations through each transition.
Kristin's versatile skill set served her well in the pharmacy industry until she became a key member of the Iconic Construction and Iconic Custom Homes team in 2021. Outside of her professional commitments, Kristin is an outdoor enthusiast who enjoys playing sports and reading. She cherishes her time with her three wonderful children and her supportive husband, who she describes as "breath-taking."
With over two decades of experience as a carpenter and nearly a decade in leadership roles, Ricky brings an expansive skill set to every project he undertakes. He began his career in residential framing before advancing to commercial construction and specialized finish work. This diverse range of experience has equipped him with an in-depth understanding of the various facets involved in building projects. Ricky excels in coordinating between workers and clients, ensuring that jobs are completed as smoothly as possible through effective collaboration with multiple trades.
Outside of his professional endeavors, Ricky is committed to helping others and is an enthusiast of individual sports and music. He enjoys pushing his limits and relishes opportunities to challenge himself in situations that take him out of his comfort zone.
As the Executive Assistant at Iconic Construction, Kelly plays a crucial role in streamlining the company's day-to-day operations. She is adept at swiftly processing permits, overseeing office supplies and purchases, and coordinating the onboarding of new hires. Her responsibilities also include managing the company's fleet of vehicles, monitoring budgetary hours and receipts, and liaising effectively with subcontractors. With a knack for creative problem-solving, Kelly offers progress oversight across multiple departments within the company. Her extensive research abilities equip her to deliver valuable insights that aid in informed decision-making processes.
Kelly serves as the point person for executing office errands, facilitating inspections, and collaborating closely on marketing and media initiatives. She also takes the lead in crafting itineraries and agendas for meetings, coordinating transportation, and booking accommodations for the company's president and for company-related events. Through her meticulous management of administrative duties and her commitment to effective communication, Kelly is integral to supporting Iconic Construction's objectives and ensuring its continued success.
Outside of her professional role, Kelly relishes spending quality time with her three dogs, family, and friends. She is an outdoor enthusiast who enjoys taking her dogs for walks and swimming at her family's lake property.
Customer Service Representative
Sarah Chandler serves as the Lead Customer Service Representative (CSR) at Iconic Construction, where she consistently delivers outstanding client experiences from the inception to the completion of each project. With an impressive track record of over 16 years in customer service across diverse industries, Sarah's unwavering commitment to client satisfaction is a hallmark of her role. As the primary liaison for clients, she excels in orchestrating all facets of client engagement. Her comprehensive responsibilities include managing the main phone lines, generating new customer leads, scheduling and generating in-depth estimates, and promptly delivering them to clients.
Beyond these tasks, Sarah cultivates ongoing communication between clients and the internal team, including project managers and designers. Her knack for making clients' projects as stress-free as possible is demonstrated in her meticulous coordination with subcontractors and the Iconic Construction crew. Sarah’s amalgamation of customer service expertise, exceptional organizational acumen, and steadfast dedication to seamless project management makes her an integral component in ensuring that Iconic Construction’s clients enjoy an unparalleled service experience throughout their journey.
Sarah cherishes moments with her two children, dogs, family, and friends. She loves the outdoors and relishes the discussions in her book club.
Architectural / Interior Designer
Semira possesses a genuine passion and keen instincts for design, relishing every moment of the creative process. From the initial client consultations to the final project execution, she exercises meticulous attention to detail to bring each client's unique vision to fruition. With a focus on harmonizing spaces through timeless designs, Semira never loses sight of functionality and the specific needs of the client.
She lives by the philosophy that "Life is beautiful, and our surroundings should reflect that beauty."
Away from the drawing board, Semira cherishes her personal life, particularly the quality time she spends with her three wonderful sons. Full of vitality, she delights in cooking for her family, taking leisurely walks in the park, and practicing yoga.
Our mission is to continually unearth the "acres of diamonds" that lie within our business by fostering open communication with our consumers and clients, and promptly addressing their questions or concerns. This transparency cultivates a level of trust that sets us apart in an often opaque marketplace. Iconic is committed to prioritizing quality over quantity—a long-awaited approach that answers a demand in the industry. To ensure we meet these standards, we have implemented robust Standard Operating Procedures, along with meticulously crafted checklists that track quality checkpoints under the watchful eye of seasoned supervision.
What distinguishes us is our unique approach: We cultivate a people-centric culture aimed at empowering individuals to reach their fullest potential. This, in turn, yields professional results that benefit our entire team. Recognizing the significance of social media as a tool for change, Iconic has heavily invested in promoting the allure of tradesman careers to mitigate the growing apprehension among younger generations about entering the trades.
Speed, efficiency, accuracy, be the difference.
Productive interactions. Respect given respect received.
Continuously learning and leveling up. You get what you give.
Commitment to your targets. Communication with our teammates.