Meet The Team

Our team is committed to helping you build Your House, Your Way.

A company is only as good as its employees. And we believe each individual member of our team is the most skilled in their particular field. We’re glad you’re here and hope you get to know us just a little better.

Kenny Winter

President & CEO

Kenny has led Winter Homes to become one of the premier custom home builders in North Alabama. His main roles within the company are finding and procuring land on which to build subdivisions, as well as working with clients to design their homes and the amenity packages that go with it. Kenny has been happily married to his lovely wife Shana for 20 years. Along with their two sons, Carson and Cohen, the family loves traveling, snow skiing, hunting, and fishing, just to name a few. 

Jimmy Schrimsher

VP of Operations

Jimmy joined the company in 2006. One of his many roles is to ensure that the superintendents are supplied with the resources they need to complete their jobs in an effective and timely manner. For him, nothing compares to the satisfaction of making a customer’s dream home become a reality. Jimmy and his wife Bonita have two children and four grandchildren. He loves nothing more than spending his free time with his family.

Caleb Roberts

Production Manager

Caleb set his sights on working in the construction business early on. After studying Construction Management, he joined Winter Homes, a company he describes as centered on quality and customer satisfaction. As Production Manager, he oversees the process of ensuring homes are built on time and to the customer’s satisfaction. When he’s not bringing dream homes to life, Caleb enjoys hunting, fishing, and hanging with his wife.

Michelle Coker

Payroll Coordinator

Michelle loves working with numbers, which is probably why she’s so good at what she calls her “dream job.” As payroll coordinator, she basically handles the money, and making sure her numbers are precise is paramount. Numbers aside, Michelle enjoys spending time outside with her husband and two sons whether it’s on the baseball or soccer fields, or the basketball court.

Janene Harries

Design Coordinator

When it comes to making selections for your new-construction home, Janene is your guide. The inspiration she draws from her job stems from every unique encounter with a client as she listens to their wants and needs, and ultimately makes their dreams come true. Janene and her husband Mike have been married over 20 years. They have two teenage boys, and as a family, love to spend their free time between the beach and the ball fields.

Melissa Burke Fisher

Warranty Control Manager

Melissa’s 20-year Naval background is a tremendous asset for communication with our homeowners. She came to us for a three-month internship through the DOD Skillbridge program, Hiring our Heroes, which quickly turned into her managing our warranty department. She loves assisting homeowners as they transition into their new home. Melissa feels fortunate to work with her husband, Terry, a superintendent. If not at work, she is home with her five fur babies.

Terry Fisher


Terry loves the job responsibilities and leadership it takes to build a custom home. He currently manages several of our subdivisions and excels at his job because he has a wonderful rapport with our customers. He also gets to work with his wife, Melissa, our Warranty Control Manager. If Terry is not building houses, he can be found on the water, as he is a professional bass angler with Major League Fishing, Toyota series. In fact, he found out about Winter Homes during a tournament.

Tim Counce

Superintendent - Multi-Family Division

Tim was drawn to Winter Homes because of the company’s attention to detail and the quality of the finished product when we built his home a few year’s back. Today, Tim plays an important role in our Multi-Family Division, ensuring that projects are completed on time. Outside of work he has a deep love for fishing. In fact, he’s competed on both the FLW and ABT bass trails. Tim is a native of Florence, Alabama, and an Army veteran.

Steve Couch


As a Superintendent, Steve loves the job process of building a custom home. It is the relationships he’s able to develop with our buyers that make him so good at his job. He loves when a customer gets to take possession of a new home on a landscaped piece of property that was just a piece of dirt eight months prior. In his spare time, Steve loves to travel with his wife.


Jason Hawkins


Jason recently joined our team after retiring from 30 years in the natural gas industry. He has always had a passion for construction and new home development. He and his wife, Kacy, have built and renovated several homes throughout their 25 years of marriage. They have 2 sons, Jackson & Harrison and love spending time at the lake & beach with friends & family.  

Todd Schrimsher​

Purchasing Manager/Coordinator​

Todd literally grew up around the home building business, and specifically this home building business. Despite working for other builders early in his career, we finally got him on our team a couple years ago. As our purchasing manager, his job entails staying on top of costs associated with materials. When he’s not working, Todd loves to spend time with his wife and little girls. He’s also an avid hunter and fisherman.


Brian Brezak

Remodel Project Manager

As a Remodel Project Manager, Brian enjoys working on a variety of projects ranging from ground-up new construction to renovation/ remodel projects. With 37 years in the industry, he has gained well-rounded experience in a range of construction project applications. When he’s not bringing “dream renovations” to life, he enjoys travel, remote hiking, and mountain biking. 


Gary Davis​

Maintenance Supervisor

The pure satisfaction of completing a job, and knowing it’s done right, is the fuel that drives Gary. Born and raised in nearby Lauderdale County, Gary supervises and maintains rentals, as well as helps complete punch lists on new construction homes. He and his wife, Renate, have three daughters. And when Gary gets away from your work, he’s in the woods hunting or out on the water fishing.


Ashton Lucius​


Ashton’s job entails maintaining our rental properties and the custom homes we build. He studied electrical industries at Tennessee College of Applied Technology in Pulaski, which helped give him a jump start for the field he’s currently working in. Outside work, he loves hanging out with his new wife and spending time on his computer.


Zach Harries


Zach is one of the newest and youngest members of our staff. Before joining our maintenance team, he worked as a veterinary tech and medical assistant. He loves the Cubs and the Auburn Tigers. As well as several genres of music.

Terry Davis


Terry has always enjoyed working on different projects that allow him to challenge his creativity. At Winter Homes, he’s allowed to do just that. Terry lives in Anderson, Alabama with his wife Tonya. Outside of work, he enjoys spending time with his 5 children and 4 grandchildren. Some other activities him and his wife enjoy are spending time with friends, hunting, and just enjoying their life together. 


Celia Krome

Since her teenage years, Celia has loved design and custom homes. But it wasn’t until her college journey that she realized her love for numbers and pre-construction. While in college, she happened to stumble upon Winter Homes and interned for eight months before starting full time. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with family at the lake, trivia and board games, and her dog Wheeler.

Josh Ward


Josh helps oversee custom homes and other available properties. After graduating from Sparkman High School in May 2024, he completed an 8-week construction course from the National Affordable Housing Association (NAHA). He looks forward to gaining more experience and knowledge working with Winter Homes, and aims to become a Superintendent one day. When not working, Josh enjoys spending time with his family, friends, and girlfriend.

Kenny Winter

President & CEO

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Tammy Balch

Administrator 2

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Winter Homes is a custom home building and remodeling company based in Athens, Alabama, that has integrated distinctive home designs into surrounding communities, neighborhoods and coveted residential landscapes. Whether building on your site or one of our many available lots, Winter Homes is recognized among North Alabama’s custom home builders for its excellent build-to-suit approach. Guiding home buyers through a simple, step-by-step process, we enhance the building experience by providing practical advice, flexible accommodations, and educational insight.

Kenny Winter, President & CEO of Winter Homes, LLC