The Lumen Homes team is dedicated to designing and building each home to fit the lifestyle of the homeowner. We are intentionally a small business so we can manage each project with care.
Michael co-founded Lumen with Joel in 2015 with the mission to provide the best building experience with thoughtful design, quality craftsmanship and exceptional service. He received a Master of Architecture and Bachelor of Science in Design from the University of Nebraska and has been practicing architecture since 2002 and building homes since 2004. Both a licensed architect and general contractor, Michael designs and builds every home as if it was his own, knowing the job is well done when clients pass on referrals.
Joel had been remodeling and building in Denver since 2008 when he and Michael teamed up to start McAtee Levy Development in 2011 and then Lumen Homes in 2015. With a Bachelors in Business Management from California State University Fresno, Joel has always been drawn to both construction and real estate, and is a licensed real estate broker. He enjoys working with homeowners and the connections formed and takes great satisfaction and pride in seeing finished homes.
As owner of McAtee Studio Design, Paula works with Lumen Homes as the lead interior designer. She earned her BFA in Interior Design from The University of Kansas and holds a NCIDQ certification and LEED AP accreditation. With more than 15 years of residential and commercial experience, her vision and expertise blend her clients' goals with current and timeless design trends. Paula has received several Interior Design awards and her work has also been featured in 5280 Magazine. She takes a fresh, modern approach to her interiors and creates inviting spaces that meet the needs of her clients for years to come.
Lindsay manages the day to day of the building process at Lumen. She has been a project manager since 2010 - including a large hotel and apartment complexes - and with Lumen since 2014. She creates the project schedules, coordinates with subcontractors, meets with inspectors and is on site daily making sure the project stays on deadline. A graduate of Clemson University, Lindsay played professional soccer and was a Division 1 Women’s Soccer Coach. She is invested in delivering a quality product to clients and values the relationships built with the subcontractors, inspectors and homeowners.
After a career in finance at Wells Fargo, Morgan Stanley and The Meticulous Ledger, Kelly joined Lumen in 2016. She runs the front office, handles all the finances of billing and receiving and keeps the books in line. She attended South Dakota State University and is Quickbooks Certified. Kelly values the family culture at Lumen Home and the quality of the product