Meet Our Team

Chad Keune

Chad Keune

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.

Kim Miller

Kim Miller

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."

Leslie Keune

Property Manager
Licensed Real Estate Agent in the state of Iowa
PMP, Project Management Professional

Originally from Farley, Iowa, Leslie Keune plays a central role in Advantage Rentals. On most days, you will find her showing and qualifying clients interested in moving into Advantage Rental properties. The properties, which include new construction options, range from two to five bedrooms, from ranches to multi-levels.

What does she love about her job? Leslie says, "No two days are the same. Every day brings new challenges and new opportunities for us and our clients."

Her favorite style of home? A two-story Chestnut model. "I like the classic style and appeal. High tech, energy-efficient without riding a style trend."

Peter McCarthy

Peter McCarthy

Construction Superintendent
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.

Nate Laing

Nate Laing

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 Wecker

Staff Accountant

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.