Graduate Master Builder
Master Certified Green Professional™
Licensed Real Estate Agent in the state of Iowa
Chad Keune has grown Advantage into a leading home builder and developer. Chad holds the highest designations from the National Association of Home Builders. He is the only builder in the state to hold both Master Certified Green Professional and Graduate Master Builder designations. He and his team have also won awards including the Home Builder of the Year from the HBA and several Parade of Homes awards.
Director of Finance and Operations
Kim Miller, who joined Advantage in 2016, serves as the primary guide who walks clients through the building process from start to finish. A native of Lake in the Hills, Illinois, Kim’s goal is to understand how clients ‘live their lives’ so Advantage can build them a home that fits their needs. Kim says, "It’s fun to think I get to play a small role in giving someone a place to make memories."
NCIDQ Certified Interior Designer
LEED Accredited Professional for Sustainability
Trish Haderthauer is a Corridor native who joined the Advantage team in 2021. Trish uses her expertise to guide homeowners through the design process for their Signature and Simplicity Homes, helping them select interior and exterior materials and modify floor plans to suit their lifestyle needs. She also looks forward to working on Advantage's commercial property developments. Prior to coming to Advantage, Trish worked as a Commercial Interior Designer in Minneapolis and then locally at Dwell Home Furnishings.
Trish’s favorite style of home? While the Signature custom homes are always exciting, she loves the modern look of the newest Simplicity Homes. “It’s wonderful to offer a forward-thinking design aesthetic at a price point that is accessible to many buyers.”
Outside of work, Trish loves to kayak, spend time outside with her family, and get creative in the kitchen with her cooking.
Marketing & Customer Relations Manager
Bacherlor's Degree in Art from the University of Iowa
Leah Johnson joined Advantage in 2021. Leah creates thoughtful content to propel Advantage forward in the market. She also builds and oversees relationships with Advantage’s valued customers to ensure they have the best possible home building experience throughout the entire process.
Leah’s favorite part of Advantage is the small business feel, the focused energy of the employees, and the company’s dedication to quality. “Much like the Corridor, it’s the perfect combination of everything you want in your community.”
Leah, who is originally from Pella, Iowa, loves to be outdoors and enjoys trout fishing, kayaking, paddle boarding, camping, and hiking. Fittingly, her favorite Advantage home is the Signature Home on Lake Macbride. She and her husband Tyler have two cats, Carl and Kat, and one 3-legged rescue dog, Barb.
OSHA 10, carpentry certificate
Peter McCarthy, a native of Vero Beach, Florida, oversees all of Advantage’s Signature and Simplicity homebuilding projects. He ensures they get done on time and according to the homeowners’ specifications.
One of his favorite moments on the job? Peter says, "I stayed late to help a customer lay out her dining room table using tape so we could figure out the perfect placement for her custom dining room lights."
One of his favorite projects? "It was a ranch home with a finished basement. This home had a very tight deadline, and I assisted with making sure the deadlines were met."
When Peter isn’t at work, he enjoys spending time with his kids outside.
Assistant Construction Superintendent
Nate Laing is an Iowa City native who joined Advantage in 2016. Nate assists with framing and dirt work, and enjoys helping Advantage set the standard for detail, cleanliness, and knowledge on the job. One of the reasons he loves what he does? Nate says, "I get to be outside all of the time."
When he’s not building homes, Nate enjoys hanging out on his home patio with his two black labs, Max and Arlo.
Echo joined Advantage in 2020. Her favorite part of working for Advantage is the fast pace that creates a constant learning environment. “I’m proud of the high standards Advantage holds for its homes, the level of detail that goes into every project, and the small team that makes each project personal.”
Her favorite project? The Advantage for Veterans home built in late 2020. “Hearing the details and care that went into that project is what it is all about,” Echo said.
Outside work, Echo, who is from Osceola, Iowa, enjoys reading and exploring the state with family and her dogs, Freckles and Dennis.