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anderson homes

Recognizing that significant events in your family's life will occur within the walls of your home, our craftsmanship reflects that trust. We approach each home as an artist would a canvas. We don't merely build a house, we craft a masterpiece. We treat each one of our houses as if it was our own and are committed to constructing the finest built homes in the most attractive locations. 

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russ anderson

founder & ceo

Born in Columbia, Missouri, Russ Anderson grew up around Central Missouri. At age twelve, he moved to a farm in Clark, Missouri before later attending Centralia High School where he participated in football and wrestling. During his senior year, Russ joined the Army Reserves and began drilling on the weekends. By the time he left for basic training, he had earned a promotion to E2. While in the Army for eight years, he served as a Food Inspection Specialist (91R). Upon returning home, Russ enrolled at Kemper Military Academy where he attended classes for a year before buying his first business, The Axle Shop. Russ owned and operated the business for seven years before selling it to one of his employees in 2004. In 2003, Russ built his first home. Since that day, he has built over 400 homes, commercial buildings and multi-family units.

Russ is a family man and has been married to his wife, Andrea, since 1997. He is a proud father of two sons, Grant and Graden. Away from work, Russ enjoys attending church at Grace Bible, spending time with his family, cooking, and golfing.

Working hard and living well: a motto Anderson Homes brings to every project.






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ken anderson

project manager

Originally from the outskirts of Mid-Missouri, Ken and his family now reside in Columbia. After high school and many vo-tech classes later, Ken joined the United States Marine Corps where he served for four years, two of which were with the Fleet Anti-Terrorism Security Team (F.A.S.T.) company. After completing his four years of service and obtaining the rank of (E5) Sergeant of Marines, Ken returned back home and attend the Law Enforcement Training Institute (L.E.T.I.) at the University of Missouri where he became a certified police officer.

Ken served his community as a police officer for 15 years before deciding to join his brother, Russ, at Anderson Homes. Since joining Anderson Homes in 2015, he has played an integral role in all of our projects. When he's not at the office, Ken enjoys spending time outdoors with his wife, Crystal, and their three daughters and two sons.

"I love our build process and the joy it brings to people seeing their dream homes become reality."

jensyn angell

project manager

Jensyn is a recent addition to the Anderson Homes team. Growing up in Centralia, Jensyn has always been passionate about building. After attaining his Construction Science and Management degree from Kansas State, Jensyn spent time in Texas working for a commercial construction company before returning home to be closer to his family. He enjoys woodworking, fishing and spending time with his wife Amanda and their three children: Liyah, Lyric and Wells.

"I really enjoy collaborating with our team and seeing a project come together from start to finish."

scott williamson

project manager

Scott was born and raised in Hallsville, Missouri and still resides in Mid-Missouri with his wife Brittany and their three children: Garet, Cooper and Phinley. After graduating from Avila college, Scott started working as an electrician. Scott brings a wealth of knowledge to every home project and plays a crucial role in keeping our projects on time and on budget.

"I’ve always loved construction and working with people. There’s nothing like seeing the look on their faces when their dream home is complete."

Dave Ellingboe

project manager

design team

tyler wallace

architectural designer

Tyler Wallace moved to Columbia from Southeast Missouri in 2006. After a degree in Civil Engineering, a job with a home remodeling company, and getting married, he decided to call Columbia home for good. Tyler is new to Anderson Homes, but plays an extremely instrumental role as the Architectural Designer. Away from work, Tyler is a huge hockey fan and has recently taken up playing roller hockey. He loves cycling, cars, and is fascinated by maps and geography. Him and his wife love to travel - they’ve even trekked to Juneau, Alaska by car four times!

"I love being able to dream with my clients. Seeing ideas come together from a conversation, through the plan set and rendering stage, and then finally built is incredibly satisfying."

alexis arey

selections coordinator

Alexis joined our team in 2020 and plays a crucial role in making your dream home possible as our Selections Coordinator. A lifelong resident of Columbia and a graduate of Mizzou’s Business Program, Alexis enjoys spending time with her husband Bennett and their daughter Eleanor. They are currently expecting baby number two!

"Building a custom home is a huge undertaking and labor of love. I love working with our clients so they can feel confident in their design selections and I take pride in helping them create the perfect environment for their family. We work really hard to create a unique experience unlike anything else in Columbia."

jordan jones

design coordinator

Originally from Centralia, Missouri, Jordan moved to Columbia for college where she studied Health Science. Before joining the team at Anderson Homes, she worked for a custom cabinetry shop designing cabinets for clients, which she now does for all Anderson Homes’ clients. Jordan understands that a home is where you spend a large portion of your time, and is dedicated to bringing clients’ inspirational photos to life. Helping families feel comfortable and giving them a home to look forward to at the end of a long day is what she finds to be the most rewarding. Jordan and her husband have three children: Kinley, Kohen, and Kolby.

"I love working at Anderson Homes. I truly think we offer the best services to create
the home of your dreams. We have the best sub contractors and employees around."

andrea anderson

styling & staging

A Mid-Missouri native, Andrea has a unique understanding for the housing market and the finishing touches homes in the area require. Whether she is preparing a home for a sale, a feature on the Parade of Homes, or photographs in a magazine, her touches truly emphasize our brand. Her interior design knowledge and classic approach to home staging is unmatched. She is a master of transforming empty, finished houses into emotion-evoking homes.

Andrea has been married to Russ for over 20 years and enjoys spending time with him and their two boys, Grant and Graden. She enjoys cooking and spending time with friends and family.

in-office team

lindsey braik

office manager

Lindsey, originally from St. Charles, Missouri, moved to Columbia in 2009. She attended Lindenwood University, where she obtained her Business Administration degree, and worked for Porlier Outdoor Advertising, handling their finances, before coming to work for Anderson Homes. Within our office, she uses her skills to keep our team running smoothly on a day-to-day basis. When she’s not at the office, she enjoys spending time with her husband, Dan, and their three children: Charlotte, Mason and Amelia.

"I love being part of a process that plays such an integral part in someone’s life. Russ creates an experience in which he builds a beautiful home that has instant equity for families to create a lifetime of experiences and memories. I love our team and getting the opportunity to take part in such a meaningful process means the world to me."

laura arey

business manager

After a long career in Professional Photography, Laura joined the Anderson Homes team as the Business Manager in 2020. She is a Midwest native, having attend Hickman High School and then both William Woods University and Columbia College. At Anderson Homes, Laura helps to manage all client relations, as well as company growth and marketing. Outside of work, she lives here in Mid-Missouri with her husband, Carter. They have one daughter, Hunter Kate, and have a little boy on the way!

"Your home is where the most special memories of your life often occur. When Anderson Homes gets to play a role in that, it's a special thing."

jd landis

warranty manager

Joshua Dean (JD) Landis is a Missouri native, born in Columbia and raised in Centralia. Throughout his childhood, JD was very active in sports, mostly playing baseball and football. JD and Russ actually met during their freshman year in high school! After graduating, JD joined the United States Army and spent nearly five years in the an infantryman. During his enlistment, JD was stationed in Fort Benning, Georgia; Fort Irwin, California; Baumholder, Germany; and had a six month deployment to Macedonia/Kosovo during the Kosovo Campaign. After honorably discharging from the army in 2001, JD attended the University of Missouri Law Enforcement Training Institute (L.E.T.I.). JD served several communities as a police officer for 12 years. During his law enforcement career, JD was an instructor and a field training officer (FTO) and enjoyed teaching and training officers. In 2012, JD became a certified real estate agent for Century 21 and worked part-time until accepting a position with Anderson Homes in 2014.

JD is married to his wife, Laura, and they have four daughters: Kyleigh, twins Khloe & Karli, and Kenzie. JD is a family man and enjoys spending time coaching his daughters in their sporting activities.

"Building a custom home is a huge undertaking and labor of love. I love working with our clients so they can feel confident in their design selections and I take pride in helping them create the perfect environment for their family. We work really hard to create a unique experience unlike anything else in Columbia."

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