Leadership

Donald W. Knutson

President

Don Knutson has over 25 years of experience designing, developing, building and selling all types of residential real estate. Prior to starting the Knutson Companies, Mr. Knutson spent 14 years as the Division and Regional President of a Top Ten public homebuilder.

During his tenure in public homebuilding, Mr. Knutson managed the construction of more than 15,000 homes in seven states, including 10,000 in the Washington, D.C. Metro area. He was named Builder of the Year by the Northern Virginia Building Industry Association in 2001. He serves on the Board of Directors for HomeAid Northern Virginia. Mr. Knutson graduated from Wake Forest University with a B.S. in Accounting.

Ollin E. Toler

Vice President Construction

Ollin Toler has over 30 years of experience in the homebuilding industry. Prior to joining the Knutson Companies, Mr. Toler spent eight years as the Vice President of Homebuilding for Gumenick Properties, a Richmond-based residential builder.  Prior to that, he spent 10 years as the Vice President of Construction for EYA, a builder/developer based in Bethesda, Md.

During his career, Mr. Toler has been responsible for the design and construction of over 3,500 homes, totaling more than $1 billion in sales. He is a Certified Green Professional (CGP), Certified New Homes Sales Professional (CSP), and recently served as Vice President for the Home Builders Association of Richmond. Mr. Toler attended Northern Virginia Community College.

Lauren L. DeSomma

Director, Acquisitions & Entitlements

Lauren DeSomma has over twelve years working in the homebuilding and architectural services industries throughout the Mid-Atlantic region. Overseeing the development of communities by working with design teams and collaborating with all stakeholders, from the acquisition team to purchasing, production, sales, and trade partners, Ms. DeSomma’s collabrative style of working is key to the workflow management.

Stephanie A. Bills

Controller

Stephanie Bills grew up in the homebuilding industry. With a father in construction and real estate and a mother in interiors and renovations, her experience began early on the right at home. Working in the Finance Department at her father’s construction business gave Ms. Bills a strong foundation for her career.

Her professional experience then led her to work for a small custom homebuilder in Virginia and then as CFO of Waterford Development for nearly two decades. She currently holds the position of Controller for the Knutson Companies. Ms. Bills is a graduate of Averett University.