About

Our Mission

We build communities, one home at a time.

 

We believe in:

 

Quality . Affordability . Substance . Energy efficiency . Simplicity. Authenticity

 

From our architects to our designers, agents, builders and craftsmen, these commitments to our clients and the communities we build frame everything we do at Milestone Homes.

Our Team

Lance Windel

CEO
Lance is our leader. His career building homes began when he left the U.S. Marine Corps in 1998. First, he worked out of Dallas, Texas for national home builder, Ryland Homes. In 2000, Lance returned to his hometown of Ardmore Oklahoma to start the residential construction business that has become Milestone Homes.

Lance is a pragmatist. Years ago he recognized that the most important factor in a home-buying decision is affordability. For many, that means purchasing worn and energy inefficient older homes in desperate need of updating, something that often only happens when money and time for upgrades are available. That could take years.

Lance decided that Milestone Homes would provide the solution: affordable new homes with solid construction and energy efficiency, just like custom homes. And, if the money isn’t available for features like crown molding, granite countertops or a screened in porch, it’s the homeowner’s choice make the additions or upgrades when the time is right for them. In the meantime, they enjoy a new home in a safe neighborhood. surrounded by other new homes.

After graduating from the University of Chicago, Lance began his construction career in the Marine Corps as a combat engineer, acquiring knowledge of building technology like soil plasticity, concrete design and mixture, framing and finished construction. Lance is a Certified Builder with the Oklahoma State Home Builders Association and a state director with the local home builders association.

Lance continues his commitment to service as a Lieutenant Colonel in the Marine Corps Reserve and is the commanding officer of 4th Combat Engineer Battalion, Baltimore Maryland.

Elizabeth A. Windel, AIA

Principal Architect
Beth is our Registered Architect. She shares her design skills with both Milestone Homes and the company she founded, Southern Design Group, LLC, a commercial architectural design firm. Prior to focusing on their current companies, Beth and her husband Lance owned a residential design-build firm and a construction company, which Beth managed while Lance was deployed overseas.

Previous to business ownership, Beth spent six years with Miles Associates as an architectural intern and project coordinator.

She holds Bachelor’s of Architecture from the University of Oklahoma and worked as an intern with MVA Architects, concentrating their efforts on commercial tenant improvements. Beth also earned an interior design degree from the Brooks College of Design in Long Beach California.

Beth’s awards include recipient of the Herman Miller for Healthcare Intern Architect Scholarship. She is a member of the American Institute of Architects and NCARB. Beth serves as a University of Oklahoma College of Architecture Professional Advisory Board Member, is the past Board President and current Board Member for Girls on the Run of Southern Oklahoma and is the Design Committee Chair for the Juliette Low Leadership Society.

Ilse P. Hernandez

Design Coordinator
Ilse is our Interior Decorator. We rely on her decorating, staging, and graphic design skills to bring style and flair to Milestone homes. Ilse is a part-time employee of Southern Design Group and a student at Murray State College. She is originally from Torreon, Coahuila, Mexico. She is one of our team members who gives us the resources to communicate with the Spanish speaking communities surrounding our area. Ilse is a graduate of Ardmore High School.

Julie Lollman

Sales Manager
Julie is our point person. She guides our clients along the path to home ownership. Her hats include sales, customer service, contract management, home inspection coordinator and closing specialist. Julie joined the Milestone Homes team in 2012, bringing with her a 15 year career in sales and customer service.

Tayler R. Thompson

Senior Project Coordinator
Tayler is our Intern Architect and Space Planner. She helps to create our beautiful model homes. Tayler’s time is shared between her staff positions at both Milestone Homes and Southern Design Group.

Tayler is also our resident lobbyist. In 2006, she supported the effort to pass the Title Act for Registered Interior Designers with the Oklahoma state legislature. Tayler considers it a priority to her profession to continue to monitor design legislation at the state level. She is a graduate of the University of Oklahoma with a Bachelor’s of Architecture and holds a degree in Interior Design from Oklahoma State University. Tayler is a member of IDP, NCARB, AIA and the International Interior Design Association, a Grace Center Board Member and an Ardmore Young Professionals, Service Committee Member.

Alex Mendoza

Construction Supervisor
Alex is our man on the job sites. He coordinates the construction of all Milestone homes. Originally from Juarez, Chihuahua, Mexico, Alex is another team member who helps us reach out to the Spanish-speaking community. He has an Associate’s degree from Murray State College and is a graduate of Madill High School.