Ben has been involved with Paul Maurer from a very young age. Laying a brick patio earned Ben enough money to buy his first tee-ball bat, which he still has to this day. Ben studied Philosophy and English in college and finally transitioned to a Business degree for its applicable purposes. After college, Ben worked in the field at PMGC on framing crews, trim crews and flooring crews. After years in the field, he has transitioned into the managerial role which he holds today.
Ben Zeits has been a part of the PMGC team since 2004 when he was hired on to work in our Home Services Division. Since then he has honed his lifelong carpentry skills which have been passed down through his family. He has worked his way up the ladder from lead carpenter, to foreman, and now works in the office as a project supervisor. Ben takes pride in working with clients from the very beginning stages to help make their vision a reality. He is timely and efficient, making sure all of his projects run smoothly while keeping his clients abreast of any changes to the project and schedule. Ben believes building a new home should be a rewarding and gratifying experience for everyone involved, especially the homeowners. Ben is big on family; whenever he is not working, he is with his wife and three boys. They love being outside and enjoy all the local activities such as ice fishing, hunting, 4-wheeling, horseback riding, and so much more.
Dave found his passion for construction in high school when he started working with a building trades program. He has been involved in the industry ever since and also became a Licensed Michigan Builder in 1996. Dave joined Paul Maurer a few years after he became licensed and has been with PMGC ever since, working both in the field and in the office. He loves overseeing each project from the design phase to final occupancy and enjoys working closely with homeowners to coordinate job schedules to help ensure that the entire process runs smoothly and timely.
Jim was born and raised in Traverse City and has been in the building industry since 2006. Since entering the industry he has been involved in the distribution side of the construction business; including, Marketing, Procurement, Inventory, Sales, and Management. Jim enjoys facilitating homeowners' desires to help bring projects from dreams into reality, then on through construction and ultimately through the home completion. In his free time, he enjoys spending time with his son on the golf course in the summer, and during the winter months at the hockey rink.
John received his Masters of Architecture and Bachelor of Architecture from Lawrence Technological University. He is a NAHB Certified Graduate Builder and a licensed and certified LEED AP Architect Professional in the states of Michigan and Florida. John has previously operated his own design build company, architectural consulting firm and worked as a Senior Associate for a mid-sized architectural firm. John works with the Paul Maurer Team providing project support, as a client developer and project estimator. John is President of the Northern Michigan Chapter American Institute of Architects and also a State Director of AIA: State of Michigan.
Lauren was born and raised down state, and received her BBA at Siena Heights University in Adrian, Michigan. After getting married, Lauren and her husband, along with their dog Moose, decided to take up permanent residence ‘up north’, instead of driving up every weekend. Lauren’s background
includes industrial, agricultural, and commercial construction, as well as work in the technology and manufacturing fields. In her free time, Lauren is at the beach searching for Petoskey stones, snorkeling, camping, or two-tracking in their Jeep.
Annalee graduated from Albion College with degrees in Economics & Management and Communication Studies; two days after graduation she packed her car and moved to Traverse City. Four months later she joined the Paul Maurer Team and has since been with the company for a few years. She works at the front desk managing incoming calls while helping coordinate many different aspects of the business from advertising to marketing along with job site visits and prospective client meetings. Annalee has a true passion for horseback riding and loves working in the garden and relaxing with a good book and a cup of tea down by the lake whenever she can.
Lee came to PMGC with years of experience in window/door sales, installations, and roofing/siding construction expertise. He started working in the field over 30 years ago and came to the PMGC team with a wealth of knowledge of exterior house work. Lee has been certified with Pella as well as many other exterior installation applications in the Midwest. In his free time he enjoys rock hunting with his wife on the shores of the Great Lakes along with anything outdoors; hunting, fishing, Jeeping, and 4-wheeling are huge passions for Lee.
Brian is a lifelong Leelanau County native. He graduated from Albion College in 2003 with a degree in Communications. Brian started working for his Dad when he was 14 and was promoted to management in 2005.
Paul started PMGC back in 1980 and with his leadership and vision helped grow the company to what it is today. With over 40 years of building experience in Northern Michigan, the name Paul Maurer is widely recognized as a leader in custom home building. Paul retired in the beginning of 2021 and is enjoying his time with his family and his past times of biking and wintering in Florida.
Kobe was born in Kansas but made the move to Traverse City in 2010 in search of greater opportunity. Kobe has “worked” in the office at PMGC as our greeter and office mascot. In her free time, Kobe enjoys all things Northern Michigan but her true passion is barking at squirrels and chasing rabbits. She also is an avid sleeper.