University Village Maintenance Techs Earn Promotions

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Josh Harris (left) and Thomas Gullett of University Village both recently accepted Maintenance Supervisor positions with Homestead America.


University Village Maintenance Techs Josh Harris and Thomas Gullet both recently accepted promotions with Homestead America. Harris accepted the position as Maintenance Supervisor at Winchester Oaks in Columbus. And Gullet was promoted to Maintenance Supervisor at The Village at Appian Way in Gahanna.

Both have been held in high regards as Maintenance Techs at University Village during their time there. Homestead America Regional Manager, Cheryl Davis, said that they are both excited to have their own properties to take care of.

University Village Maintenance Supervisor, Donna Grove, said of Gullett “He is truly a success story for our company – having started out as a painter working for someone else, moving to a maintenance trainee and grounds, becoming a full fledged maintenance tech, and now moving on to his own property.  It shows that with hard work, you really have a lot of potential with Homestead!”


Village West and Hillary Hunt Honored by

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Village West Apartments and Property Manager, Hillary Hunt, were recently honored by with their Top Rated Award.

The annual awards recognize properties with outstanding resident satisfaction ratings as measured on Only approximately 5% of the properties listed on the site qualify for award consideration, making winning a Top Rated award an exclusive and admirable accomplishment.

Congratulations to Hillary and Village West for being awarded this great honor! Read the reviews Here.




Edmond Rodriguez promoted to Maintenance Supervisor at Northpointe

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Congratulations to Edmond Rodriguez on his promotion to Maintenance Supervisor at NorthPointe Student Apartments!

Edmond was born in Visalia, CA, and has been in maintenance for 30 years. He began with the California Department of Recreation and worked there for 11 years, which included a promotion to Lead Tech.  This prepared him for his role of Maintenance Director for a nursing home, a position he held for 7 years. After moving to Arizona with a home development company and pursuing his entrepreneurial spirit owning his handy business, Edmond moved into the apartment industry in May of 2012.
Edmond came on board with Homestead U when the company acquired The Ranch at Star Pass, and transferred to NorthPointe in January.  Edmond has been a huge asset to the property during the transitions within the maintenance department; we are very happy to have him as part of the NorthPointe and Homestead UTeam!


Employee Spotlight: Issac Mensah

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Employee Spotlight

Name: Issac A. Mensah

Job Title: Maintenance Technician

Property: Shaker Square



1.) How long have you been with Homestead? 7 Months

2.) What were you doing before Homestead? Schooling

3.) Where are you originally from? Ghana, West Africa

4.) What’s your favorite part about your job? The problem solving aspect, and the teamwork

5.) What do you like to do outside of work? listening to music, play soccer and read

6.) What’s your favorite band or type of music? David Crowder Band (Gospel)

7.) What’s your favorite website?

8.) What’s your favorite local restaurant? Tee Jays

9.) What’s your dream vacation? Australia and China

10.) What’s the best movie you have seen recently? The Secret


2013 CAA Expo at The Ohio Union

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Everyone had a great time at the 2013 CAA Expo! Homestead America made their presence known in their red “You Mustache Me about Homestead America” t-shirts. The team played their own scavenger hunt during the expo, of which those who completed the tasks were put into a drawing to win prizes at the after-party at El Vaquero. Now the question remains, how will the company top this next year?



Getting to know our new Human Resources Manager, Laura Schulman.

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L_SchulmanGetting to know our new Human Resources Manager, Laura Schulman.


What were you doing before you joined HAHU?  Most recently (since August) I was working for myself doing HR Consulting. Before that I was doing HR for a company in Plain City.

What is the best thing about working in HR? Connecting with employees.  I love that part of my job.

Where are you from originally? Chicago.  Born and bred there.  Moved here with my family 7 years ago.

What is your favorite food?  French Fries

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