Team Member Derek Koen

Who he is: Derek Koen, Accounts Receivable and Asset Manager

Derek was born and raised in Abilene, graduating from Abilene High School. Derek has a B.S. in Accounting from McMurry University. Derek loves any recreational sport, but especially enjoys kayaking, bowling, and playing disc golf. He recently got married and describes his wife lovingly: “My incredibly talented wife Melanie is an eighth-grade algebra teacher at Abilene ISD and we have been married for four months now.” They have a one-year-old husky named Aspen who they like to take to the park. Derek and Melanie also enjoy spending weekends with their families. Derek worked part-time for Extreme Exteriors before joining the team full-time in December 2016. 

Why he does what he does: “I do what I do for Extreme Exteriors for a sense of accomplishment. I strive every day to leave work knowing I’ve done work that matters and that I have assisted in turning our clients’ dreams into reality.”

Team Member Archie Crosby

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Who he is: Archie Crosby, Purchasing Agent

Archie has worked for Extreme Exteriors for a year and half. He enjoys camping trips with his family and taking nice long road trips to Georgia, where he grew up.  He misses the tall pines of south Georgia, but he’s settled into country life with his beautiful wife and soul mate Shasta. Together they have a daughter, Scarlett, and two sons, Evan and Frost. They also have two dogs, six cats, and a small flock of chickens. His land adjoins his brother’s and his parent’s, and Archie enjoys being close enough to spend time with family but far enough away to still have his own space. Archie also enjoys drawing, helping others, going to zoos with his kids, and working outdoors.

Why he does what he does: “The why is such an important part of our lives. It’s who we are. Why is not a question, it’s an answer. I want to be part of something that is so much bigger than myself and I get to do that with Extreme Exteriors. I get to help make memories for families and generations. I’m a part of that regardless of whether I get credit or not. I don’t need my name passed around the fireplace we built. I just get to know that I was a small piece of that positive effect on someone’s life.” 

Team Member Jake Griffith

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Who he is: Jake Griffith, Project Manager

Jake has worked for Extreme Exteriors for seven years. Over the years, he’s worked on some pretty large projects and has been a part of exciting changes within the company. He lives in Hamlin, Texas with his wife Kimberly and children Hailey, Lexi, and Charlie. He also has two dogs, Bobo and Harley. Jake’s interests include old cars and rat rods. Jake enjoys hanging out watching movies with his family and playing video games. And whether you call it a recreational activity or a necessary evil, from time to time he goes “varmint hunting.”

Why he does what he does: Jake enjoys that his work contributes to people’s happiness; and he loves how clients are able to make memories that carry on for generations.

Team Member King Buchanan

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Who he is: King Buchanan, Accounts Payable

King loves exercising and outdoor adventures! His favorite outdoor sports include skydiving, rock climbing, and hiking. This year, he’s also trained for and completed a variety of running and cycling races. In addition to his full-time work with Extreme Exteriors, King owns a small property rental business. He looks forward to building equity with his business for a more comfortable and stable future.

Why he does what he does:

King has worked for the Extreme Exteriors team for 3.5 years. The company has earned his loyalty through a culture of excellence and comradery along with caring and personable leadership. Building friendships within the team has been one of the many experiences he values from his time with Extreme Exteriors. King said, “It is common for people to attend work and communicate well with coworkers, but the work week becomes fun when you view your coworkers as your team and friends. I have been blessed by this taking place. I have also grown to love the products and quality that Extreme Exteriors provides. Meeting customers and seeing their excitement from our work is a powerful, driving force that inspires me to do my part for all our future customers. I do what I do because of my conviction for excellence, my loyalty to the team and leadership, and a desire to provide the absolute best to our customers.”

Team Member Blayne Street

Who he is: Blayne Street, Project Manager

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Blayne loves everything about the outdoors, including golfing, hunting, fishing, or just plain working around the yard. He also loves spending time with his wife Lindley. They like to watch sports together, especially the Dallas Cowboys. Lindley works nights at Abilene Regional Hospital as a labor and delivery nurse, so the time they spend together is always precious. Blayne and Lindley are high school sweethearts and were married October 3, 2015, after they both graduated from college. Blayne said, “My wife is very outgoing and tough, but is also very kind, generous, and loving. She is going to be an amazing mom and will always be the love of my life.”

Why he does what he does:

“I do what I do with Extreme Exteriors because I feel that the work I perform matters. It gives me tremendous satisfaction to turn my customers’ dream outdoor living spaces into a reality. It gives them a space to make countless memories with their friends and family.”

 

Team Member Steve Freeman

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Who he is: Steve Freeman, Senior Consultant for Development, Growth, and Team Leadership (Retired Athletic Director and Head Football Coach for 30 years.) Steve, “Coach”, has worked in his current position with the Extreme Exteriors team for 2 1/2 years.

Steve and his wife of 37 years, Jani, enjoy spending time with their children and grandchildren. Steve says, “Our family enjoys family time. Lake Brownwood has been a destination for me since I was five years old. Growing up on a family farm and ranch operation around Roscoe, Texas, my four siblings grew up knowing how to work. Back when “getting caught up” was still a terminology that meant something, my mom and dad would reward us by taking us to Lake Brownwood for a few days. A few years later, the lake continued to be a special destination for our children. Now our grandchildren enjoy the same stretches of smooth water we enjoyed when I was a kid. Only now, we live on the lake. Just about anything that happens at our place these days is a festive event, no matter the day, month, or season.” 

“Our family continues to have a strong interest in Texas high school and college football. Game days are a big deal with our family! Growing up working on the farm and ranch and having a grandfather in construction, I still tap into those areas. I normally have a welding project waiting in the wings to work on in a hobby-type way. Messing with equipment is enjoyable, with emphasis on the “messing with” part, which is a lot different than the daily grind of necessity while growing up. My hobbies normally involve a project and most often includes family help.

Why he does what he does: “I’ve been in and around athletics my entire life, and most of my life has involved being on a team or a staff of people. I’ve been very fortunate not to have ever been on a bad team or staff, but that doesn’t mean that we won all the time. The point is that we were all working toward doing all the things necessary to win. When retiring from the coaching profession almost three years ago, my every intention was to quickly be positioned in the batter’s box of entrepreneurial business. My number one priority was to continue with a good team and a good staff. I was introduced to Extreme Exteriors and discovered that a good team and a good staff was looking me square in the eye. I was clearly drawn to the beautiful work and credibility of Extreme Exteriors. The need to work for the win hasn’t changed, nor has the need of a good team working together to gain success. Extreme Exteriors continues to enhance the important things I’ve believed in throughout my athletic coaching career. Every day is an opportunity just as it’s always been — only now our Extreme Exteriors team can play again tomorrow and we don’t have to wait until the next season! 

 

 

 

 

 

Meet Team member Jess Donaghey

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At Extreme Exteriors, we firmly believe that we do more than design and build a beautiful custom outdoor living area for your home or business. Why? Because we know that we have a small part in helping you create the backdrop to the story of your life.
Welcome to the story of why. We all have stories to tell. And we thank our clients for allowing us to be a part of theirs.

Who she is: Jess Donaghey, Executive Assistant

Jess has been an important part of the Extreme Exteriors team for a year and a half. She and her four-year-old son Brayden enjoy being outside, swimming any time they can and traveling to waterparks. Jess also said, “We are blessed with a close family and we see them as often as we can, Brayden enjoys spending quality time with his cousins. Brayden and I volunteer every Wednesday at Freedom Fellowship, which is an organization here in Abilene that our church sponsors. We help serve food to the community and Brayden is allowed the opportunity to help and talk with everyone he meets. Our house watched a lot of baseball, of course the Texas Rangers and Brayden enjoys playing soccer. I have a passion for photography and capturing moments in time that can last for generations to come. I have been given the wonderful opportunity to also capture and document the dreams of our clients at Extreme Exteriors as well.”

Why she does what she does: 

“At Extreme Exteriors, I am given the privilege to help so many team members and I have constant interaction with them, I do work that matters. Working directly with Randy is the biggest blessing of all. He is a wonderful leader and he teaches and guides all of us on a daily basis, for this reason alone, I have so much respect for my team members and my mentors because the leadership at Extreme Exteriors sets a great example for the rest of us to follow. Extreme Exteriors cares so much about the community and as a company we are extremely involved in our surroundings and that matters to me. We get the privilege to design, create and build dreams and in a small part, I get to help make that happen. It is such a privilege to be a part of this Extreme family. I couldn’t imagine going anywhere else. This isn’t just a job, a paycheck or a place I go five days a week. I come to Extreme Exteriors every day to help bring dreams to life. We all do work that matters. Thank you Extreme Exteriors for allowing me to be a part of the team.”

Team Member Brandon Beale

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Who he is: Brandon Beale, Estimator

Brandon met his wife, Paige, while a student at Abilene Christian University. Paige and Brandon enjoy playing tennis, attending sporting events, hunting, golfing, and spending time with family. They also like spending time with their pet dogs, Benelli and Beretta! Brandon has been an Extreme Exterior team member for four years.

Why he does what he does: “I believe at Extreme Exteriors we have the opportunity to fulfill our client’s dreams. We give our customers a place where family memories are made and a place of relaxation. I enjoy coming to work knowing that I do work that matters.”

Team Member Kurt South

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Who he is: Kurt South, Fort Worth branch manager

Kurt and his wife Kristin and children Hiatt, Harper, and Jack like to do many fun things together such as building furniture, traveling, cooking, and participating in church activities. Kurt also loves TCU sports, fishing, woodworking, and music.

Why he does what he does: “I love the opportunity to positively impact the lives’ of others by designing and building things that last. Our society today is overrun with disposable merchandise, so what we do at Extreme Exteriors goes against the grain by creating outdoor spaces that will be as much a part of the home as any inside room. And it will be there just as long.”

 

 

 

 

Team Member Chris Cantu

Who he is: Christopher Brandon Cantu, pool technicianteam member chris cantu

Chris has been an Extreme Exteriors team member for one year. He’s a self-proclaimed “homebody” who likes to spend time with his girlfriend Hayley Haynie, her parents Russ and Jennifer Lloyd, and Hayley’s sister Hannah. They enjoy hanging out with their doggies, going to shows, and attending church together at Renew Life Church.

Why he does what he does:

“I do what I do because of the satisfaction in completing anything for someone else’s happiness. It’s a great thing to be part of contributing to our clients’ well-being.”

 

Team Member Misty McIntosh

Who she is: Misty McIntosh, designer misty

Misty has been with Extreme Exteriors for four years. She and her husband Dan have been together for 20 years and have two sons, Claude, 13, and Maysen, 6. Here’s a little bit about Misty!

“As a family we like motorcycles! My husband owns RSR Motorsports, a local motorcycle shop, and has been in the motorcycle industry since his teen years. The boys love to ride their motorcycles and the youngest wants to be a racer. I am a big chicken so I enjoy just watching them ride. We like going to the race track together and cheering on the local guys. Maysen won the 5-year-old class bicycle race at the track last year and even made the news! We like pretty much anything with wheels, especially if it goes fast.”

Why she does what she does:

“I have the best job in the company! Although I don’t get to deal directly with our clients, my clients are my fellow team members. My job is to set them up for success. I get to draw the plans of the designers’ ideas and bring their vision to life on the drawing so they can bring their vision to our clients. When their vision is accurately portrayed they can be confident in and excited about what they are presenting. When our clients decide to have Extreme Exteriors do their project I get to do the construction plans as well. I want our construction team to have all the information they need to have their jobs go as smoothly as possible, as well as be efficient and cost effective. I am lucky enough to have joined Extreme Exteriors early on and been able to be a part of the company growing and improving each day. The people here are more than my co-workers, they are my family.  We care about each other, celebrate our children’s birthdays together, support each other in tough times, and are happy for each other in the good times. I am so happy my life has led me here.”

Team Member Nicole Geiger

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Who She Is: Nicole Geiger, Retail and Garden Center Manager

Nicole grew up on her family’s farm in Ruth, Michigan along with her three younger siblings and parents. She always enjoyed raising animals, volunteering, working outside, and spending time with her family. At a young age she felt very passionate about art and design which she devoted a lot of time painting, drawing, and learning the art of dance. She attended College for Creative Studies and received her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Interior Design. She met her fiancé, Jake, in college and they’ve been together for five years. They moved to Texas from Detroit, Michigan where both of them worked as designers in the automotive industry. Both Nicole and Jake enjoy traveling and seeking adventure. Nicole studied in Europe for four months where she traveled all over Italy, Germany, France, Switzerland, Croatia, and several surrounding countries. They love spending their free time working out, visiting family in Michigan and Minnesota, and playing with their two dogs Bella and Josie.

Why She Does What She Does:

“It is great to work with such passionate and hardworking team members at Extreme Exteriors. I am grateful to be part of such a wonderful team where I can contribute and make a difference. I love sitting down with clients and selecting furniture, fabrics, and pottery to complete their outdoor living space. Their outdoor living space is a place they will enjoy for years to come.”

 

 

Meet Team Member George Williams

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Outdoor living and landscape designer and sales team member, George Williams, has been a part of the Extreme Exteriors team for four years. He moves in all phases of residential design as well as assisting with the facilitation of commercial projects.  George, along with his sons Hunter and Reese, his daughter-in-law, Lauren, and his grandson, Ryland, enjoy traveling and playing golf. 

Why he does what he does: 

George says, “I find it interesting and rewarding to design spaces for clients that they love and enjoy with their family and friends.” 

 

Meet Team Member Alyssa Medder

 

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At Extreme Exteriors, we firmly believe that we do more than design and build a beautiful custom outdoor living area for your home or business. Why? Because we know that we have a small part in helping you create the backdrop to the story of your life.
Welcome to the story of why. We all have stories to tell. And we thank our clients for allowing us to be a part of theirs.
 
Who she is:
 
Financial Controller, Alyssa Medder, has been a part of the Extreme Exteriors Team for three years. She oversees all financial facets of Extreme Exteriors. Alyssa and her husband Ryan have two dogs, Harrison and Lennon. The Medders enjoy DIY home improvement projects along with spending time with their fur babies. With their family in Illinois, they enjoy traveling home and spending time with loved ones.
 
Why she does what she does:
 
Alyssa says, “I enjoy being on the team at Extreme Exteriors because I get to be an impactful part of something much greater than myself. The team here is very diverse, creative and passionate. Being part of a team that strives for such greatness as this one is very personally rewarding.” Alyssa also says, “I do what I do for Extreme Exteriors, in a way, to allow the team to showcase their creative talents to construct beautiful outdoor spaces for our clients. I use my abilities and skills behind the scenes to act as an organizational support system and a resource for information. It takes all kinds of team members to successfully operate such a vastly diverse business as Extreme Exteriors, and I am grateful that I can contribute in a positive way to the story of Extreme Exteriors and our clients.”
 
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Meet Team Member Nic Bryson

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At Extreme Exteriors, we firmly believe that we do more than design and build a beautiful custom outdoor living area for your home or business. Why? Because we know that we have a small part in helping you create the backdrop to the story of your life.
Welcome to the story of why. We all have stories to tell. We thank our clients for allowing us to be a part of theirs.

Who he is:

Project Manager, Nic Bryson has been a part of the Extreme Exteriors Team for 2 years. He oversees many outdoor living and commercial projects in the Midland area. He has a very tight knit family including his mother, Chris, grandparents, Jimmy and Deborah, sister, Paige and niece, KP. They enjoy traveling together as much as possible. When not traveling, they spend a large amount of time with each other.

Why he does what he does:

Nic says, “I do what I do with Extreme Exteriors because I’m fascinated by the design and creation of outdoor spaces. The creativity that goes into making intimate spaces is extraordinary. It’s exciting to see these designs come to life and bring uplifting experiences to homeowners and their families.”

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