Meet The Team

About The Team

Pictured (left to right): Mark Johnson, Andrea Lambert, Pedro Olague, Teresa Parsley, Mike Kerr, Betty Baker

Betty Baker, Principal, President of Veranda Designer Homes

Betty oversees all general operations with a critical eye towards architectural and interior design focus. Betty’s background includes working for other home building businesses and owning her own interior design firm. She is a Certified Master Builder and Certified Green Professional. Betty strives to build the most unique architectural properties that far exceed the goals of the client, deliver outstanding customer service and secure a client for years to come.

Mark Johnson, Principal, Operations Manager

Mark oversees all construction and has a passion for building science and building net zero homes. The predominance of our new home construction to date has included geothermal and other high efficiency mechanical systems that results in extremely comfortable living. Mark’s past experience includes owning and managing a stainless steel fabrication plant, a cabinet and furniture facility, and a stair and trim company, which gives him unique skills in custom home construction.

Mike Kerr, Senior Project Manager

Mike brings a rich background to Veranda with experience from working on historic homes and buildings to high end luxury homes in the mountains of Colorado and Montana. His focus is on making the home building process a happy and enjoyable experience for all involved. He prides himself on a superb level of customer service, attention to detail, and honest and ethical approach to project management. Mike is also vital to us in land and site development.

Teresa Parsley, Business Office Manager

Teresa oversees all aspects of office operations in accounting and payables. She brings 40 years of accounting expertise to Veranda as well as a passion for excellence in customer service to our clients and trades.

Andrea Lambert, Interior Designer

Andrea is a graduate from Abilene Christian College with a degree in Interior Design. Andrea’s background includes working for an architectural firm in Southlake for over 5 years, working for other home builders and owning her own interior design firm. She works closely with our clients to personalize their home.

Pedro Olague, Construction Details

Pedro brings many years experience in construction and more specifically trim detailing. His eye for perfection makes Pedro an excellent team member in Veranda’s goal for attention to detail.