New Construction & Renovations Experts
MEET THE ESPIRE TEAM
Together, our team strives for excellence. Our goal, whether you’re working with our new construction or renovation team, is to provide your family with a wonderful space that you’re proud to call home. Over the years, the members of our team have gathered several awards in the home building and remodeling industries, which represents our true passion and dedication in what we do.
Having been involved in the home building industry for more than 23 years, Daryl understands every aspect from concept to move-in. Daryl had his start in the industry as a New Construction Sales Representative in 1996, where he had the opportunity to grow quickly into the position of Sales Manager. Since then, his experience and expertise in all things building have grown exponentially. His knowledge of the business will put your mind at ease as he guides you through the home building process step-by-step, transforming your dream into a beautiful and functional home while respecting your timeline and budget.
For almost 20 years, he has been an active member of the Metropolitan Builders Association, serving on numerous committees, including the Parade of Homes Committee, Site Selection Committee, Membership Committee, and the Construction Arbitration Board. Aside from starting Espire with his wife Jenny of 22 years, Daryl enjoys spending time with his three children, who are all active in sports. He also coaches basketball for a local school and select club, taking a great passion for helping the kids become better players by teaching them the importance of focus and growth.
Daryl graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee with a bachelor’s degree in business.
”Nothing is more important to us than our clients’ vision and happiness. That’s why I enjoy working closely with each one of them; it gives me the opportunity to ensure an enjoyable experience for them, every time.” — Daryl Prusow
Jenny is no stranger to the client-side of home building, as that’s how she first fell in love with the industry. However, she also has more than 20 years of diverse experience within the building industry, from sales and design to warranty claims, having worked in all areas of the building process. Her goal is to leave you with a home that truly represents you and your lifestyle. From functionality concepts to interior design, Jenny has a niche for the creative side of the building process, making sure to consider space and style in your future home.
Jenny grew up in the North Shore area and currently resides in Delafield, WI, with her husband and business partner, Daryl, along with their three children. She is an active member of the Women’s Soccer Club and enjoys outdoor adventures with her family. In her free time, she also likes to scrapbook, as well as work on other projects that allow for her creativity.
She has a bachelor’s degree from University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee in business administration, with an emphasis in marketing.
“It’s an honor to be entrusted with our clients’ dreams and plans for the future. Building a home or remodeling an existing home is a big decision and an important investment. I love that we get to make that entire process enjoyable for them.” — Jenny Prusow
Michael is the General Manager for all three divisions of Espire. He brings more than 30 years of experience in the construction industry working on residential, commercial, education, and government projects. In his free time, he enjoys spending time with his wife and three daughters; enjoying snow skiing, boating, sports, and the outdoors.
Amy’s role is crucial to the organization of team Espire! She especially loves meeting new people and learning about the various aspects of the home building industry. With a background in insurance, Amy understands the need for detail and efficiency to keep all projects moving forward. Amy enjoys the family atmosphere at Espire and, when not at work, Amy enjoys reading, trying new experiences, and spending time with her family.
Kristin has joined Espire as a pre-construction coordinator. She brings more than twenty years of experience to the team and loves this company because her responsibilities vary from day-to-day, which she really enjoys. When she’s not busy completing surveys, collecting information and attaining permits, she spends time with her family. Kristin enjoys the outdoors and tapping into her creative side with scrapbooking.
Kristin comes to Espire Homes with over 25 years of experience in the Education and Training Management field where she managed the training and development of new staff on a regional level while directing and running a school in the Lake County area. Her strong leadership, team-building, and organizational skills ensure that our customers receive VIP status in all aspects of the home building process. Kristin’s favorite pastime is going on adventures indoor and outdoors with her husband, Chad, and their three daughters. She received a bachelor’s degree in education from the University of Wisconsin – Eau Claire.
As the Lead Architectural Designer for new construction, John thrives on helping make his clients’ dreams come true. With his 27 years in the design and construction field, including eleven years as the Architectural Design Manager for a large home builder in Southeastern Wisconsin, John is a valuable asset to the Espire Homes family. A man of many interests, John enjoys riding his Harley, playing sports and the drums, amusement parks, and spending time with his family.
Jill specializes as Espire’s Selections Coordinator, giving her the opportunity to work closely with clients and aid them in choosing the perfect interior and exterior selections to make their homes exactly what they dreamed. She loves providing the customized experience that gives each home a personal touch. Jill spends her time away from work enjoying her husband and young son, running, crafting, ice fishing, and traveling.
Based on their synergy working together in the past, Linda knew joining Jenny and Daryl’s Espire team was a great fit! As a new home construction and real estate expert at Espire, Linda loves working closely with clients, building relationships and their dream home. Her passion is providing the best service and experience based on detailed communication; a crucial piece of the home-building process. She values the teamwork and collaboration culture at Espire, where everyone works with the client as the top priority. With her family, she enjoys traveling, attending baseball games, and relaxing at home.
William is a new construction professional with a passion for helping his clients realize the “American Dream” in designing and building their own homes. He embodies the Espire Homes philosophy of creating a personal, individualized experience for each client by walking with them from the project’s conception to its completion. Outside of his twenty years of home construction experience, William is passionate about nature and enjoys a wide array of outdoor activities including camping, fishing, hiking, and boating.
As a new construction sales professional, Mark understands the most important aspects of sales and customer service: going above and beyond the expectations of great service to providing that additional 10% that will make the client’s experience even more remarkable. This attitude creates bonds with his clients which last long beyond the scope of the building project. Mark enjoys playing, watching, and coaching soccer, as well as spending time with his wife, Stefanie, and their three children.
Laura is a new construction professional for Espire. She has worked in the new construction industry since 2012 and brings unique knowledge to the team with her role as a Realtor. Being a realtor enables her to have the knowledge and experience of the existing market along with the ability to help her clients find land and sell their existing homes. In her position, she works with clients to understand how their family functions in a home to ensure that the layout meets their needs and that the styling and functionality mirrors their personalities and budget. She enjoys building relations and seeing her clients’ home building dreams come to life. As part of the Espire family, she has enjoyed embodying the saying “home is where the heart is.”
Meet Ryan, a project manager for Espire. Ryan comes to Espire with 15 years of experience in remodeling and home renovations, including five and a half years running his own remodeling business. As part of the Espire team, he is responsible for managing the day-to-day jobsite activities, planning and coordinating new builds, and working directly with the customer. Ryan enjoys seeing the transformation of a project from start to finish and working with the customers to build their dream projects! Outside of work he attends Brewers and Bucks games, spends time with his family, and golfs. He’s most excited to be working with the team at Espire!
Dave joins the Espire team with extensive experience in the construction industry, he started is career in land development and transitioned to full design and construction prior to becoming a licensed architect in 1999. With experience under his belt he decided to start his own business in 2001. Dave is involved with all three divisions of Espire as a Project Architect. Espire offers him the opportunity to be creative while also enjoying a fun work environment. Outside of work he spends his time fishing and golfing, as well as occasionally playing music.
Tracy is a new construction professional for Espire. She is enthusiastic about home design and style which is an instrumental aspect in helping you build your dream home. Her love to help others and caring nature is ideal for helping customers connect their visions and wish lists with any budget. Tracy will help guide you throughout the process of customizing your home design to meet your family’s specific needs and wishes. In addition to her extensive new construction knowledge, she’s also a licensed realtor with knowledge of the existing market and can help you find the ideal lot location or sell your existing home. Tracy prides herself on being welcomed into your personal story to ultimately help you achieve your dreams. Her family recently relocated from Canada. They have embraced Milwaukee as their home and feel that where you live becomes the center of your world, where lifetime memories are made.
Meet Haley, an administrative assistant for Espire. She comes to our team with a variety of experience including framing and roofing, six years in customer service, followed by three years in accounting. Haley spends her time facilitating and streamlining the building process by implementing procedures within the office. She enjoys being able to see and work with multiple aspects and departments throughout the company. Outside of work, Haley enjoys spending time with her husband and son. They spend their summers on the water barefooting and winters snowmobiling. Her favorite part about Espire is that it’s a family because they always manage to put employees and customers first.
Jim has been in the home building business for over 15 years including remodeling, buying and selling, and new home construction; he is in a vocation that he truly loves. He considers his greatest reward in this business to be having the ability to work with multitudes of customers and make their dreams become a reality. He values his customers’ loyalty above and beyond just the home seller and buyer approach and takes pride in listening to and striving to fulfill all their lifestyle needs and wants within their budget. Outside of work he can be found with family and friends, particularly his son Mitchell, who is serving our country proudly in the Marines.
Heather brings 6 years of experience in new construction and real estate to the new construction sales team for Espire and Nupath. Clients lean on her expertise throughout the building experience, from finding the perfect lot or land to designing a home that fits their unique lifestyle. Heather loves meeting new people and learning all about them to help them create their dream home. When she’s not guiding families through the adventure of home building, Heather likes to take her family on adventures of their own, traveling to new places and experiences different cultures. Heather loves the positive, respectful atmosphere at Espire–not only at the office but at each and every building site.
Kris joined the team as Selections Coordinator in 2021, but she has been doing photography work for Espire since the beginning! She loves the creative side of the building process and helping customers turn their ideas about interior and exterior finishes into a beautiful, functional family home. She supports Espire’s goal of making sure that each customer has a great experience throughout the entire building process and ends up with the home of their dreams. In her free time, she enjoys photography, art, live music, days on the lake, and spending time with family.
Rob came to Espire in 2021 with 20 years of experience in rough carpentry and more than 6 years of experience with texture and drywall. As a Warranty Specialist, he helps Espire customers with warranty repairs. He enjoys Espire’s company stability and team pride. Outside of work hours, you can find him hunting, fishing, playing softball, or shooting billiards.
Mel joined the Espire team in 2021 as a Selections Coordinator, helping customers pick the perfect finishing touches for their new home. She has more than 20 years of experience with new construction and real estate–which means she really knows how to make our homeowners happy! To Mel, the best part of being part of the Espire team is seeing everyone’s smiling faces at the office every day. When she’s not at work, she enjoys spending time with her husband, daughter, and three wonderful rescue dogs.
Ross is a project manager for our new construction divisions. He is primarily responsible for being a field supervisor of our home builds. He enjoys the schedule challenges that this job presents while working with the homeowners to create their dream home. Ross joined our team with over 25 years of experience in residential and commercial construction. What he likes most about working for Espire is that it is a family! While not working, he enjoys cycling, golfing, working in the yard, and cooking!
Brenda Fritsch joined the Espire team as an architectural designer in 2021. She has an acute sense of great design, built through more than 25 years of experience in residential design and construction. Her expertise helps make sure Espire homeowners are delighted with their finished homes! Outside of work, she enjoys spending time outdoors with her husband and three wonderful children.
Justin joined the Espire New Construction Team in July 2021. After acquiring his architecture degree from UW-Milwaukee, he has spent more than 20 years in residential construction design. As a designer, he helps our clients turn their biggest and grandest dreams into reality by creating a home design that meets their every need, want, and expectation. When he’s not working, he enjoys playing volleyball and soccer and spending time at the lake with his family.
Jen joined Espire in 2021 as a New Construction Professional, which involves guiding clients through the entire build process from picking out a customizable floor plan through moving day. Prior to joining Espire, she was a real estate agent, an entrepreneur, and a stay-at-home mom (so she really knows what families are looking for in a new home!). She especially enjoys getting to know the people who visit Espire and NuPath models and discovering what they want from a new build. She loves the supportive family environment at Espire that makes coming to work each day fun! Outside of work, she likes spending time with family, relaxing on her back porch with a good book, and taking care of her furry friends.
Donnie brings decades of experience with custom-built homes to the Espire team. As Warranty Manager, he is responsible for following up with Espire and NuPath homeowners about their warranty needs and ensuring that they’re satisfied with their new home. He loves that the Espire family is so welcoming and that he can contribute his plentiful knowledge and skills so that the team can build quality homes together. In his free time, he enjoys gardening, fishing, golf, and spending quality time with his wife, three children, and grandson.
Ann joined Espire in July 2021 as our Warranty Coordinator, which involves coordinating clients, subcontractors, and our Warranty Team to take care of any repair work that’s needed in our new homes. Her intensive customer service experience ranges from high-end salons to 40,000 feet in the air as a flight attendant, so she sure knows how to take great care of our clients! She loves being able to connect with clients to ensure that they’re happy homeowners. Her favorite part of working for Espire is truly feeling like a part of the family and the positive team dynamic that she experiences every day. Outside of work, she enjoys traveling, spending time with family and friends, kayaking, and checking out local restaurants.
Nate has been part of the Espire team since August 2021. As Project Manager, he’s responsible for scheduling each step of a new construction project, making sure the build stays on track. He loves that his job makes it possible for him to give families their dream home! Before coming to Espire, Nate worked as a plumber and concrete contractor, which helps him understand the many moving parts of a construction project. His favorite part of working for Espire is that everyone treats each other like family. He truly looks forward to going to work each day. In his free time, he likes attending sporting events and spending time with his wife and kids.
Brian joined us in October 2021 as one of our talented Project Managers. In this role, he’s responsible for planning and scheduling new construction projects, communicating details, and delivering an end product that our homeowners are excited to call home. Prior to joining Espire, Brian spent 25 years serving the city of Milwaukee as a police detective and fire investigator, while undertaking lots of home remodeling and rehabbing projects on the side. His favorite parts of his job are interacting with homeowners and coordinating with the entire Espire family to give clients the best possible outcome: a beautiful home. In his free time, he enjoys water and snow skiing, golf, boating, baking, and running.
Chris has been part of the Espire team since October 2021. As Project Manager, he guides the process of new home construction for our Espire Homes and NuPath Homes divisions, ensuring that each new home exceeds the homeowners’ expectations. Chris uses his background as a construction supervisor to keep projects on track. He is excited to be part of the Espire family.
Rebecca has been part of the Espire team since October 2021. In her role as Selections Manager, she assists the rest of the Selections team and guides homeowners through the process of picking the perfect materials and finishes for their dream home. The expertise she has developed through eight years of working in residential interior design is invaluable. She loves the working atmosphere at Espire and meeting our happy homeowners! Outside of work, she enjoys crafting and playing volleyball.
Lisa comes to RGI with over 20 years of experience in customer service, sales support, and marketing where she managed print and information distribution for global fortune 500 companies. Her extensive experience in team and project management make her an incredible asset. Her role as RGI office manager is critical in providing a seamless experience behind the scenes for staff and clients during the home remodeling process. Lisa enjoys spending time with her husband, Dan, and their daughter at sporting events, concerts, or outdoors. She received a bachelor’s degree in communication from St. Norbert College in DePere, WI.
Bryan’s role on RGI’s Design and Sales team allows him to meet with new clients, get a feel for the vision they have for their home, and propose creative solutions to make their environment the perfect fit for the lives. His skills and prior experience in the design and remodeling industry make him a great asset to the Espire family. When he’s off the clock, Bryan enjoys open-wheel, sports car, and kart racing, honing his skills with his driving simulator, and spending time with family and friends.
Donna joins Renovations Group with a background in both designing commercial interiors and residential remodeling projects. As a design consultant, she works with clients to help design their remodel project with the main goal of satisfying the needs and lifestyle of the client. Outside of work, Donna spends time with her amazing husband, and fantastic adult children, family, and friends. She enjoys crafting, organizing, and cleaning. Her favorite part about the Espire family is the comfortable and positive atmosphere. She also appreciates that there is compassion for each other, the customers, and the job. Everyone works hard, plays hard, and laughs often.
As a Project Manager for Renovations Group, Jeff enjoys working with homeowners to answer all their questions and partnering with all the various trades as they remodel a client’s home. In addition to the experience he’s had in building a handful of his own homes with his wife and his work as a project manager for Espire Homes, Jeff’s previous career in graphic design gives him a keen eye for quality and detail. He and his wife enjoy spending time with their daughters when they are home from college, and together they watch and attend all types of sports events.
Erika has been part of our RGI division since 2021. As Sales Design Representative, she meets with homeowners to discuss their remodeling projects, from vision through the final details. Before joining the Espire team, Erika worked in residential real estate and custom new home building for more than seven years. She loves that working for Espire doesn’t feel like a job–it’s being part of each client’s special process of creating a one-of-a-kind home and making a positive impact on homeowners and the community. Outside of work, she enjoys spending time outdoors and watching sports, especially her daughter’s soccer games.
At Espire, we start with family. Bringing yours and ours together, we can perfect the building process. We’ll help you hone your approach, customize your package, and build a home that will be a gathering place for years to come. Let us share our story and process with you.