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Heroes of Custom One: Cheryl Mann – Vice President

At Custom One Homes, we firmly believe each and every member of our team is what sets us apart from the rest. Their hard work, dedication, and creative spirit are what drives our business and we wouldn’t be where we are without them. So, we think it’s only fair to give them the recognition they deserve!

It’s time to shine the spotlight on our Vice President, Cheryl Mann. Cheryl has been with Custom One Homes from the very beginning and it’s safe to say she’s an integral part of our team! With 40 years of experience, Cheryl knows the custom home building industry inside and out. Keep reading to learn more about how Cheryl got started in the industry, how she serves our clients, and what she loves about being part of the Custom One team.

Name: Cheryl Mann
Title: Vice President
Years at Custom One: 36
Years in the Industry: 40

What is your brief professional history?

I started working for a local real estate company in 1979 until that owner later sold it to start a building company in 1983.

How did you get into the custom home building industry?

I handled closings and all accounting for the real estate company, then I transitioned into estimating/accounting for a building company. 

Favorite part of your job?

I love the interaction with all parties (homeowners, tradespeople, suppliers) and collaborating to see a project come to completion. Turning over the keys to a new home and watching the process happen from the ground up is the best.    

How do you overcome challenges or problem-solve in your position?

Challenges are always overcome by working together as a team, including staff, tradespeople, and suppliers. It is important that everyone is on the same page and understands their responsibilities. 

What design trend are you digging right now?

I love anything our interior designer comes up with! She is the best; and just when I think she’s nailed it, she comes up with something new.   

What’s your design style?

Modern Rustic 

What do you wish people knew about your job or industry?

I wish people knew the number of parts and pieces it takes to build the whole puzzle. There are loads of moving pieces, and the colors and patterns of them are changing constantly.   

What’s your biggest work quirk or what are you known for around the office?

I have been here forever and am obsessed with my job, is that a work quirk?

Where can you be found outside of work?

With family, especially my kids and grandkids.   

What are your hobbies?

Soaking up some sun on a boat in the middle of the lake, riding the motorcycle with my husband, and definitely travel.   

Do you have a pet?

No pets currently, but I sure do want one. We just haven’t made that leap again.  

Twins or Vikings?

Vikings – go, team!

Summer or winter?

Summer, always summer!

Lake or ocean?

Ocean, preferably on a cruise ship.

Traveler or homebody?

Both really; I just don’t travel as much as I would like.

Ice cream or hamburgers?

Hmmm, I really love a good hamburger. 

What’s your favorite meal or Twin Cities restaurant?

My son is a foodie, anywhere he picks becomes favorite.

We hope you enjoyed getting to know a little about Cheryl and her experience as part of the Custom One Homes team. We’ll be sharing more about the heroes of Custom One Homes, so be on the lookout for future Q&A’s!

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