Our People

Our skills are diverse. Our dedication is identical. Each of us is a part of what makes Home Indeed great, and we're very proud of the company we keep.

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BJ Collins

President / General Manager

BJ is passionate about remodeling. In opening Home Indeed, it is his belief the remodeling industry was lacking a solid process that created clear communication and organization between suppliers, remodelers and clients. BJ's promise to his customers and partners is to always have clear communication and a direct line from project conception to completion.

"Sometimes bad things happen in remodeling. How quickly you respond and resolve these issues tells a lot about how good you are."

With more than 25 years in the construction industry, 18 of those as an owner, BJ leads the company vision along with a majority of marketing. When not busy at work, BJ enjoys spending time with his 3 children, watching football, and keeping up with ever-changing home design trends.

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Ashley Connolly

Designer / Showroom Coordinator

Ashley holds a unique eye for design and planning. As a member of the Home Indeed team, she has played an instrumental role in nearly every project and takes great pride in her work. Ashley has and associate's degree in Applied Arts and Interior Design.

"I love that design options are endless and it's very rewarding to watch a project go from a vision to a reality."

Ashley and her husband Nick reside in Independence and keep busy with their one-year old daughter. They enjoy camping with friends and family, playing with their rescue dog Mac and completing DIY projects around the house.

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Angela Fitzpatrick

Design Specialist

Angela is an accomplished design professional with more than 20 years of experience in kitchen and bath design. She's designed for high profiled clientele, with her design work featured and published in many magazines including HGTV & House Beautiful. Well known for having an eye for efficient space planning along with all the fine details.

"The key to great design is capturing the client's needs and wants while ensuring functionality of the space - Ultimately making the clients dreams reality."

Angela and her husband Michael reside in Waterloo with their three daughters. They enjoy motorcycling, camping with bonfires, and spending time with their family and friends.

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Dennis Larson

Project Manager

Dennis brings a tremendous amount of energy and positive attitude to Home Indeed on a daily basis. His attention to detail and people skills makes him a very important asset to the company. Dennis has more than 30 years' experience in the construction industry.

"To give anything less than your best is to sacrifice the gift."

Dennis and his wife Kerri reside in Jesup, and have 2 sons. In his spare time, Dennis enjoys golfing and attending sporting events.

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Joe Sadler

Project Manager

Growing up on a farm, Joe is no stranger to hard work. Having nearly 25 years in many phases of construction allows him to see building from multiple perspectives. From doing estimates, scheduling work orders, communicating with the craftsman and sub contractors - if your project enters the building, it's safe to say Joe will play a huge role in making it a success.

"My passion for the work, along with the need to stay current on products, trends and technology, makes this an exciting and truly rewarding position."

Outside of work, Joe and his wife Elizabeth love spending time with their 2 sons and 1 daughter. Joe is active in youth coaching and enjoys hunting, fishing, and working in his garden. Joe and his family reside outside of LaPorte City.

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Uriah Thomas

Flooring Specialist

Truly a one of a kind addition to Home Indeed, Uriah is known for being able to come up with solutions to any problem that arises on a project. His vast knowledge of the flooring industry along with his installation talents, made him a perfect fit as our flooring specialist.

"Some days you're the pigeon, some days you're the statue, just live with it."

Uriah takes great pride in a job well done. Outside of work, Uriah enjoys spending time with his 7 children, raising Homer Pigeons and being a Fortnight legend.

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Decota Mangrich

Lead Craftsman

Decota has been with the organization for more than 15 years. He is the go-to-guy for just about any type of job site need at Home Indeed, from framing to finish and everything in between. Decota's skill set really is the definition of "Jack of all trades".

"Providing customers with quality workmanship and seeing, first hand, the satisfaction that brings to them...that's a very rewarding experience."

During his free time, Decota is an avid equestrian and enjoys woodworking, the outdoors, and being a helping hand for friends and family. Decota boasts an Associates Degree in Business Administration from Hawkeye Community College and a Bachelors Degree in Business Management from the University of Northern Iowa.

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Lane Zahourek


Lane is the Swiss army knife for the company. Whether he is working in the cabinet shop or on a project helping with an install, Lane's can-do attitude makes him a valuable asset to the organization.

"The construction industry is really a people industry. If you have the right people, and we do, there is really no bar too high for us to reach."

Lane is originally from Kansas but now resides in Independence with his wife, Phalen and their one son. Lane is a member of the Independence Fire Department.

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Rod Elson


Rod is the seasoned veteran of the Home Indeed team. Before starting with the company in 2010, Rod spent 32 years as the Industrial Technology Instructor for Jesup High School. Within those years, Rod had an influence on many current tradesmen and carpenters, including a few of his current team members.

"What I enjoy most about my profession is helping others to be the best they can be."

Rod resides in Jesup with his wife of over 40 years, Becky. Together they have 3 children and 5 grandchildren. Rod has a Bachelor of Science Degree from Mankato State University along with many coaching and teaching awards.

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