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Our Team

Frank Lott, III

President/Owner

Frank Lott, Jr.

Owner

Sales / Marketing

Joe Houk

Vice President of
Sales & Marketing

Kristin Hardin

Marketing Director /
Alabama & Mississippi Sales

Mike Houk

Florida Sales Manager

Girard Bolton

Customer Service
Coordinator

Thea Willard

Sales / Accounting Assistant

Finance / Accounting

Michelle Hunter

Closing Specialist

Candice Norwood

Accountant / Human Resources

Warranty

Donnie Waltman

Warranty Manager

Construction

Tim Lovvorn

Vice President of Construction

Mary Russell Miller

Executive Assistant/Office Manager

Samantha Zieman

Pre-Construction Manager

Earl Rutherford

Builder/Superintendent

Kevin Watley

Builder/Superintendent

Markel Rocker

Builder/Superintendent

Butch Lewis

Builder/Superintendent

Marvin Lucas

Builder/Superintendent

Eric Smith

Builder/Superintendent

Eric Brewer

Builder/Superintendent

Logan Hall

Builder/ Superintendent

Anthony Teran

Builder’s Assistant

Graham Williams

Builder’s Assistant

Michelle Vaz

Construction Assistant

Frank Lott, III

President/Owner

“Our Heritage Homes team works every day to deliver more value in a new home every Heritage Home while still delivering quality homes and exceptional customer service. The company culture separates Heritage Homes from other builders. Everyone believes in the mission, and our customers enjoy the benefits”

Frank is married with two sons and is active in the community. Frank is past President of the Home Builders Association of Metro Mobile, past Chairman of the Mobile Area Chamber of Commerce, and past Chairman of Goodwill Easter Seals of the Gulf Coast. He currently serves on the Board of Directors of Infirmary Health, UMS-Wright Preparatory School, and YPO Southern 7.

Frank Lott, Jr.

Owner

More of Everything isn’t just a slogan at Heritage Homes. It is what we strive to provide to every customer. We provide more value with the homes we build. In addition, we provide more value with the services and attitudes of our employees. We have built nearly 4,000 Heritage Homes that have delivered ‘more’ to our customers. Many customers have resold their homes at considerable profits. A number of our customers have bought more than one home from us. Currently, more than 50 percent of our sales are referred to us by satisfied customers.”
Prior to founding Heritage Homes, Frank worked in the home components manufacturing industry where he served many large builders. Frank is semi-retired and stays involved in many business and civic organizations.

Joe Houk

Vice President of Sales & Marketing

“I’ve been with Heritage Homes for 26 years now. They are a great company to work for and an equally great company to build with. With over 40 years in this business, I have experienced most phases of the construction process. I find it very fulfilling to help people find the right home at a price they can afford. My job is to help people find the right home or change a home to fit their specific needs, work out the related price, prepare contracts, get blueprints ready and help with financing when needed.”

“I have a great deal of experience in home plan design. I tell people to find the plan closest to what they want, then sit down with me and tell me what they are really looking for. You would be surprised at how quickly this process is handled to the great satisfaction of our customers. If you need help with finding your plan, call and make an appointment. I can help!”

Kristin Hardin

Marketing Director /
Alabama & Mississippi Sales

“My job as the Marketing Director is to create awareness of the Heritage Homes brand and the value we offer. I make sure that our customers know what sets us apart from the other local home builders. Whether it is through print ads, online, or face to face, I want you to know how great our company is!”  

Kristin is a graduate of the University of South Alabama. She was very involved in the Marketing department and became the President of the Professional Sales and Marketing Club her senior year. Last year, she was the Chairman of the Young Professionals Council of the HBA of Metro Mobile. She previously interned for Sherwin-Williams where she was introduced to the home-building industry and the needs of the market.

Mike Houk

Florida Sales Manager

“My job is to help people find the right home or change a home to fit their specific needs, work out the related price, prepare contracts, get blueprints ready, and help with financing when needed.

I have worked with customers for over 20 years, so I know when a company offers good service. The people of Heritage Homes work with customers on every step of building their new home, from the initial choosing of the plan, through financing and closing to make this process as smooth and orderly as possible. I’m proud to be part of a team that provides such good service to our customers – what we call treating them like family.”

Mike graduated from the University of West Florida. He and his family enjoy fishing, camping, boating, and going to the beach – anything that keeps them near the water.

Girard Bolton

Customer Service Coordinator

“I’ve been an employee with Heritage Homes since 2006. However, I’ve worked as an outside consultant and sub-contractor with the Heritage Homes Family since 1992. During those early years, I provided house plan drawings, pre-construction lot inspections, construction support and sales assistance. My 38 plus years in the architectural engineering industry gives me an inside scoop on what it takes to answer clients’ and potential clients’ concerns about their new homes.

My decision to join the Heritage Homes Team was based on my respect for the quality of construction of the builders and the overall professional management of the business. I’ve always been impressed by the attention to details the Heritage Homes Family utilizes for every new home we build for our clients. Heritage Homes negotiates the best material and labor prices so our homes can remain affordable.

As a native Mobilian with a strong sense of Southern Hospitality, I enjoy working with each and every family I meet on the internet, via your telephone calls, email messages, and when you visit our office. When you have questions, let me know – I am here to help you and your family achieve your dream of home ownership.”

Girard and his wife, Cheryl, have two daughters and four grandchildren. Girard is a military veteran and volunteers as an advocate for Army, Navy & Air Force Atomic Cleanup Mission Veterans.

Thea Willard

Sales / Accounting Support

 My job here is unique because I split my time between three departments: sales, accounting, and construction. If you call our Mobile office, you’re likely to speak to me. I can answer your sales questions or mail you one of our informative brochures. However, I can also be found inputting vendor invoices for the accounting department or creating purchase orders for the construction department. I help keep all three of these departments running smoothly.

My favorite part of my job is making customers feel like they are part of the Heritage Homes Family from the first time they call or walk through the door. If I can set someone at ease or make them laugh, it’s a good day!

Michelle Hunter

Closing Specialist

“I became part of the Heritage Homes’ team in 2003. Since that time, I have helped numerous families move into their new home. I communicate with our customers, lenders, and title companies to ensure that the funding is available for a smooth closing process.

It gives me great pleasure being the last person that the customer sees and the one to give them the keys to their beautiful new home.”

Candice Norwood

Accountant / Human Resources

“I started working at Heritage Homes in 2004, as the Accountant. My way of helping keep construction running smoothly is by paying the suppliers & subcontractors on time. I enjoy dealing with our suppliers & subcontractors, creating a healthy relationship and trust. Talking to them about invoice problems and addressing it immediately, helps to keep a good business relationship. I also handle Human Resources as part of the Heritage Homes Team. From paying employees to handling health insurance.”

Donnie Waltman

Alabama & Mississippi Warranty Manager

”When you build your new home, you won’t be seeing me until after your home is complete and you have moved in. My main priority is taking care of concerns from homeowners regarding the warranty of their new home. A new home has thousands of moving parts. We try and keep any issues at a minimum but, with that many parts, there are occasions where concerns can arise after you’ve moved in. I’m here to manage those concerns and get them repaired in a timely manner.

When you have a good experience building your home, I want that to continue – even after the build. I get the most gratification when I see that our homeowner is happy and satisfied that we’ve addressed their concern and they get to continue enjoying their home for years to come.”

Donnie has been working with Heritage Homes for over 30 years. Most of those years, he was a subcontractor for the company, installing all of our trim work. In the most recent years, he moved in-house to help in our warranty department. Donnie has 3 sons and 4 grandchildren, his pride and joy!

Tim Lovvorn

Vice President of Construction

“I’ve been with Heritage Homes since its inception. You might say I grew up with Heritage Homes. I work with people to make sure the lots are ready and help the other builders when they need assistance. This company has always put the customer first. As the vice president of construction, it’s my job to make sure we don’t forget that. But with the great builders we have, that’s not much of a problem. I’m always available to help out a customer if they run into a problem or have something they don’t understand.”

Mary Russell Miller

Executive Assistant/Office Manager

“I am so excited to be a part of the Heritage Homes Family. I joined the team in May 2019 as Executive Assistant/Office Manager after 7 years of working in the construction business. My job is to help support the construction and accounting departments and assist the president with making sure we achieve our sales, production and construction goals.

The construction of a new home is a big process and it takes all of us working as a team. I am happy to be a part of this team by helping the construction department run smoothly.”

Samantha Zieman

Pre-Construction Manager

“Though I’ve only been with Heritage Homes for a short time, my favorite thing about working here is the family environment. The people have been welcoming and have truly shown me the meaning of the Heritage Homes Family. My role here is to handle the permitting and take-offs for each home so we can get started with the build. As part of my job, I also manage the construction side of the computer program we use to streamline the building process. I make sure that it is used efficiently and that all of our superintendents are utilizing it to the best of its abilities.

I grew up in Mobile and went to McGill for high school. I now have a Master’s degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Alabama. I am an Alabama Licensed Professional Engineer and my background in construction comes from 8 years of experience in commercial estimating and project management.”

Sam is married to her husband, Matt, and together have a dog named Cooper.

Earl Rutherford

Builder/Superintendent

Earl is a builder in our Florida area and has been with us the longest. He has years of experience in homebuilding and brings a wealth of knowledge to all aspects of our building process. You’re as likely to see Earl with a paint brush as you are a blueprint. Earl enjoys spending time with his children and grandchildren. He is as skilled in the kitchen as he is at the worksite and is famous for showing up at the office with his home baked cakes.

Kevin Watley

Builder/Superintendent

“As a builder, I work with clients from orientation to completion of the new home. I will ensure that every part of your new home is satisfactory. My favorite part of the homebuilding process is when the house is turned over to the homeowners and it becomes a home.”

Markel Rocker

Builder/Superintendent

Markel started in the construction industry when he was in high school. He fondly remembers working with his dad on the trucks as a plumber. Markel then started with Heritage Homes right out of high school and worked for 7 years before going to work for the Railroad. He has now returned to the Heritage Homes Family and has been here since 2015. Markel is a Superintendent for some of our Mississippi areas. He manages both the jobs and subcontractors to makes sure that everything is built to plan and that the homeowner is happy with their new home before closing on it. “My favorite part of the process is seeing the homeowner satisfied and excited about moving in.”

Butch Lewis

Builder/Superintendent

 “My name is Butch and I am one of the superintendents over our Mississippi area. I have over 24 years of experience in construction and 4 years with Heritage Homes. After 15 years away, I recently returned to the Heritage Homes Family and I am happy to be back!

My favorite part of being a superintendent is watching the excitement on the face of our homeowners when the slab is poured. It is the first thing they can actually see towards their home being built and it is when they think ’Wow, this is the beginning of my dream home.’ We build a relationship with the homeowners and it is fun to be next to them as they watch it from start to completion of the home.”

Marvin Lucas

Builder’s Assistant

“I knew I wanted to be in construction when I was 10 years old. I started out working with my dad for his company, being his gopher and learning the tricks of the trade. As I got older, I was given more responsibility and grew to love the construction industry and the process of building a home. I’ve consistently worked in construction since then and it has brought me here to Heritage Homes.

One of my favorite things about working for Heritage Homes is seeing someone’s patch of dirt turn into a home. It is a matter of pride to me to know what was put into that home to get it there – the time and teamwork among our crew and subcontractors. My role in the process is to check on the jobs and make sure that each subcontractor has completed their parts to our standards and then at the end to help finish up any punch list items so the homeowners can get moved in.”

Marvin is local to McDavid, FL where he lives with his wife and 2 kids.

Eric Smith

Builder/Superintendent

“I come from many generations of builders. The men in my family have always been in the construction industry in some form. I was interested in building things from a very early age and was happy to join the ranks. I got my home builder’s license in the late 90’s and I have continued building new homes since.

As a superintendent, I negotiate and manage all of the subcontractors and vendors pertaining to my jobs. I cover jobs in both Florida and in Baldwin County, Alabama. Heritage Homes is a dream to work with. My decision to join the Heritage Homes Team was based on my respect for the values of the company and the overall professional management of the business. What I enjoy most is working with the homeowners. There is no feeling like the satisfaction of watching a home be built on what was previously just a pile of dirt. I get to be a part of their dreams coming true and it is rewarding.”

Eric is married with 2 kids. He is a U.S. Marine Corp veteran and his favorite activities include hunting, fishing and precision rifle shooting.

Eric Brewer

Builder/Superintendent

“My dad was a builder and taught me everything there is to know about building a home. I started on my own in 1991 and have never looked back. My role with the company, as a superintendent, is to check every job site and evaluate the work that was done the previous day. I check my jobs frequently to ensure the highest quality. I will then schedule the next step or make corrections as needed. My favorite part of working for Heritage Homes is getting to interact with our wonderful homeowners!”

 

Eric is married and has 5 children ranging from 15 to 28 years old.

Logan Hall

Assistant Builder

“My role with Heritage Homes is to go from job to job ensuring it is ready for inspection and that it meets the homeowners’ expectations. I also assist the superintendent in any way I can – whether it is helping with the slab pour, punching out the home or delivering materials. One of the perks of working out in the field is that I get to see firsthand the excitement in our homeowners’ eyes when they see their new home. The construction of a new home is a big process and it takes all of us working as a team. I am happy to be a part of this team by helping the construction department run smoothly.”

Logan graduated from the University of Alabama with a degree in Commerce & Business Administration. Logan is originally from Baton Rouge, LA and moved to the area in 2017.

Anthony Teran

Builder’s Assistant

“As a builder’s assistant, I am in charge of cleanouts, material transportation and small jobs such as insulation or window installation. I started in landscaping but wanted a more stable career in construction that would broaden my skill set and lead to more opportunities. My favorite part of working with Heritage Homes has been the knowledge and experience I have gained already. I have learned skills that I will be able to take with me into different aspects of my life. I get to travel to different areas of the Gulf Coast and see new places that have been close by but I’ve never had the chance to visit.”

Graham Williams

Builder’s Assistant

“My role at Heritage Homes is to go from job to job making sure that everything with the build is in order and that everything has been scheduled correctly. I also do a lot of site clean-up, as well as punch-out items and delivering materials to different job sites as needed. My favorite part of the building process is closing on a home and feeling the accomplishment of seeing a complete home and knowing I was a part of building it. I originally went to school for consumer science. However, once I got into the construction industry, I knew it was where I wanted to start my career path.”

Graham graduated from the University of Alabama with a degree in Consumer Science.

Michelle Vaz

Construction Assistant

“My role at Heritage Homes is to support the construction department. My tasks include entering the job material lists, monitoring and updating materials costs, generating job budgets, creating and distributing purchase orders, plans and information to selected subcontractors. My favorite part of working at Heritage Homes is the ease of communication; everyone is accessible. We work like a team and can easily communicate with each other about what needs to be done.”

Michelle has one son and loves to visit with family and go on bike rides. She graduated with a double major in Communications and Sociology from the University of South Alabama.