After graduating from Indian Springs School in 1994, Brooks attended the University of Alabama where he majored in marketing and graduated cum laude in 1998. A couple of short years later, Brooks moved to Nashville where he earned his MBA from Vanderbilt University with a focus in both finance and marketing in 2002. This degree afforded Brooks the opportunity to work for the global investment banking firm Lehman Brothers in both New York City and Nashville. While this was a great experience, residential real estate was in his blood. So, Brooks moved home to Birmingham and began building new homes on his own in 2004. In 2008 he partnered with Russ Doyle to form Harris Doyle Homes, Inc. He now handles Acquistion & Land Development for HD and is the broker for HD's real estate brokerage arm, Harris Doyle Properties, LLC. Brooks is a Past President of the Greater Birmingham Association of Home Builders, a member of the Birmingham Business Journal's Top 40 Under 40 class for 2014 and currently serves on the UAB Athletics Campaign Committee.
Russ graduated from Chelsea High School in 1999. He then went to Auburn University and participated in the prestigious Building Science program. After graduating in 2003, Russ decided to put his education to work and came home to Birmingham to be a superintendent for his father's custom homebuilding company, DKM Homes, Inc. In 2005, Russ took his knowledge and experience and started his own building company, Fireside Homes. Russ has served a 3-year term on the Board of Directors for the Greater Birmingham Association of Home Builders as well as the Parade of Homes Committee and Land Developers Council.
After meeting in 2005 while building in the Highland Lakes neighborhood near Chelsea, Brooks and Russ began working on projects together in Pelham. It didn't take long for the two builders to develop a strong working relationship. Brooks and Russ ultimately decided to capitalize on each other's strengths and join forces to create Harris Doyle Homes in 2008. Since that time, the company has grown each year despite an unprecedented economic downturn that forced thousands of home building companies out of business. They have accomplished this by focusing on customers' needs, nurturing relationships and consistently providing a high level of service after the sale. Harris Doyle Homes understands that building a new home is more than just a financial investment; it's an expression of personality and a vehicle for facilitating people's unique lifestyles. It's also a place people rely on to relax, entertain and even raise a family. Simply put, Harris Doyle Homes builds homes with generations of experience and an eye for the future.
Alice Allen hails from the land of horses, basketball and bourbon, where she graduated with a degree in Interior Design from Western Kentucky University. She is happily married to her husband Chase. They have a daughter, Ann Adele, and a brand new bouncing baby boy named Woods. When she’s not creating fun, livable spaces, she enjoys gardening and spending time on Smith Lake with her family.
Erin graduated from Samford University's Interior Design program and has called Birmingham home ever since. She and her husband Hindley have a beautiful daughter, Dorothy, along with two dogs- a black lab and a French bulldog. When she's not helping our wonderful clients design their homes, Erin enjoys working in her yard, art projects, and spending time with her family.
Danielle Maros began her career at Harris Doyle Homes in May of 2016 as a design intern after graduating from the University of Alabama with dual degrees in Interior Design and Business Management. During her brief stint as an intern, Danielle demonstrated such superior design and customer relationship skills that she was quickly offered a full-time position as an interior designer and was overjoyed to accept her dream job. She currently lives in Tuscaloosa where she enjoys life with her friends, boyfriend and a black lab/pit-bull mix named Holly. When she isn’t helping her clients create their dream home she enjoys reading, traveling and sketching out ideas for her next project.
Micah graduated from Hoover High School in 1998 and an Associate of Science from Jefferson State Community College in 2006. He also earned his Bachelor of Science in Building Construction from the McWhorter School of Building Science at Auburn University in 2008. He has worked as Field Engineer for an International construction company and spent 6 years as an instructor and Program Coordinator for the Construction Management and Building Science Department at Jefferson State Community College. He has been an OSHA trainer and safety instructor since 2009. He has served on local and national boards and committees with the National Association of Homebuilders and the American Council for Construction Education. Micah joined the Harris Doyle family in August 2014 as an Estimator/Purchaser. Micah and his wife, Jessica, live in Hoover where they are raising three children. When he is not at work, he enjoys working on his house, woodworking, camping and family activities.
“I am nothing special, of this I am sure. I am a common man with common thoughts and I’ve led a common life. There are no monuments dedicated to me and my name will soon be forgotten; but with every home I build, it is a reflection of me. All the moments spent laughing and the milestones accomplished for the families that live within a home I built. Those moments will never be forgotten and in a small way, I will never be forgotten.”
From “The Notebook”
Incidentally, Peyton hails from Prattville, Alabama
Teb Berryhill originally hails from Adamsville, Alabama but currently resides in Jasper.
He has been married almost 10 years to his wife Mary and has a 4 year old son named Saylor. He is also expecting a daughter in late June. Teb has been with Harris Doyle since October of 2012 and is the project manager in The Preserve and Wisteria subdivisions.
Lonnie Dunn is from Birmingham, Alabama but now lives in Trussville, Alabama. He has three daughters the ages of 19, 12 & 6. He has been with Harris Doyle Homes since August of 2012 and is the Project Manager at Trussville Springs in Trussville.
Danny Smelcer is the plan designer at Harris Doyle. He has been working in the residential design field for 10 years designing many houses throughout the Birmingham area. He lives in Hoover with his wife Jessica and their daughter Jillian.
Katie Lanzit, Controller, has worked for Harris Doyle Homes since January 2008 when the company sold it’s first four homes. A 1998 graduate of Auburn University Montgomery, Katie moved to Birmingham in December of 1999. She comes from a military family with family located all over the world including China, Australia, Finland as well as the United States. She has many hobbies which include hiking, swimming, triathlons, and reading books, which she loves to share with her daughter and friends.
Chad Oosterveen joined the Harris Doyle team in 2016. A third generation builder originally from South Georgia, Chad graduated from Georgia Southern University in 2000 with a degree in Building Construction Science. He worked in commercial construction for 8 years as a project superintendent before opening his own residential building company in 2008 focusing on high end homes in Georgia. Chad now lives in Hoover with his wife and four kids.
Noelle graduated from Auburn University in 2003 with an undergraduate degree in Building Science. Having fifteen years of experience, both in and out of the field, has given Noelle a unique advantage when it comes to helping resolve warranties throughout the warranty period. From wobbly doorknobs to odd questions and even giving advice when someone hits your mailbox, Noelle enjoys every opportunity she gets to interact with our homeowners and their families. When she’s not helping Harris Doyle families enjoy their new ‘nest’, Noelle enjoys spending time with her husband, Stuart and their two boys, Charlie and Henry.
Jessica, a Birmingham native, holds degrees from Birmingham-Southern College and Louisiana State University (Geaux Tigers!). She and her husband Micah stay busy and happy with two young, active boys, and a baby daughter. When the children are asleep, Jessica loves to read.
Stuart attended Auburn University’s College of Architecture, Design and Construction. He has been with Harris Doyle since March 2016 but has been working in the construction industry for over a decade and in residential design for over 5 years. When he is not helping to design awesome houses for Harris Doyle, he enjoys playing with his two sons, Charlie and Henry, and spending time with his wife, Noelle. Despite the fact that he was born and raised in the Volunteer State of Tennessee, he is a fan of the Auburn Tigers. War Eagle!
Alex Rudyshyn began his career at Harris Doyle as an intern in 2015. After graduating from Jefferson Community College with a degree in Construction Management he began working full time as an Estimator. When he is not at work he enjoys traveling and spend time with his wife Natalie.