About

The E2 Homes team brings passion, diverse backgrounds and a wealth of experience to every project.

Rob Smith

Manager + Owner

Rob is a fully-insured, state licensed Certified General Contractor (CGC 1522599), LEED Accredited Professional (LEED AP), and enjoys spending time on each job site. Born and raised in Central Florida, Rob received his B.S. in Economics and Masters of Environmental Studies from the University of Pennsylvania. He is married to Denise Smith and a proud parent of Elliot, Hayley and Emerson. Rob’s hobbies include beekeeping and ultimate frisbee.

Denise Smith

Landscape Architect

Denise is a graduate of Purdue University, a licensed registered Landscape Architect in the state of Florida (RLA), a LEED Accredited Professional (LEED AP), and a Florida Water Star Accredited Professional in Landscape. Denise is also the founder of Evergreen Consulting (4EGC).

Annika Umbers

Design Coordinator + Marketing Manager

Annika managers all selections and design needs for our clients. She is currently enrolled in an Interior Design program and previously earned her bachelor’s desire from Rollins College and MBA from the Rollins College Crummier School of Business. Originally from Finland, Annika grew up in Singapore and Italy. Annika lives happily in her E2 home (2014) with husband Matt, their twin sons Aksel and Olson, their golden doodle Rugby and labradoodle Sammy.

Amy Lorenz

Accounting Manager

Amy is a Certified Public Accountant and earned her B.S. in Accounting and Masters of Accounting from the University of Florida. Amy has many years of accounting experience in the real estate and construction industries. She enjoys spending time with her husband and her two children, Mckenna and Jack.

Karina Larios

Accounting Assistant

As the Accounting Assistant, Karina loves to work with numbers. Her passion for accounting began at Hudson Country Community College, where she specialized in the field and earned several certificates. Outside of work, she enjoys going to the movies, nature walks, exploring new places, traveling around the world and helping others, all while spending time with her husband Henry, stepdaughter Sydney and lovely Yorkie, Maurice.

Denise Smith

Landscape Architect

Denise is a graduate of Purdue University, a licensed registered Landscape Architect in the state of Florida (RLA), a LEED Accredited Professional (LEED AP), and a Florida Water Star Accredited Professional in Landscape. Denise is also the founder of Evergreen Consulting (4EGC).

Annika Umbers

Design Coordinator + Marketing Manager

Annika managers all selections and design needs for our clients. She is currently enrolled in an Interior Design program and previously earned her bachelor’s desire from Rollins College and MBA from the Rollins College Crummier School of Business. Originally from Finland, Annika grew up in Singapore and Italy. Annika lives happily in her E2 home (2014) with husband Matt, their twin sons Aksel and Olson, their golden doodle Rugby and labradoodle Sammy.

Amy Lorenz

Accounting Manager

Amy is a Certified Public Accountant and earned her B.S. in Accounting and Masters of Accounting from the University of Florida. Amy has many years of accounting experience in the real estate and construction industries. She enjoys spending time with her husband and her two children, Mckenna and Jack.

Karina Larios

Accounting Assistant

As the Accounting Assistant, Karina loves to work with numbers. Her passion for accounting began at Hudson Country Community College, where she specialized in the field and earned several certificates. Outside of work, she enjoys going to the movies, nature walks, exploring new places, traveling around the world and helping others, all while spending time with her husband Henry, stepdaughter Sydney and lovely Yorkie, Maurice.

Caitlin Browder

Administration / Scheduling

A graduate from the University of Central Florida, Caitlin received her Master’s degree in Early Childhood Development and Education. With her teaching background, she brings strong communication and organization skills to the E2 team. She has a passion for nonprofit work, spending time with family, paddle boarding, and baking.

Rita “The Renovator” Canan

Project Manager

Rita provides E2 with a diverse set of management capabilities, long developed as an industrial engineer at the United Parcel Service and as a Founder/Operations Manager at Orlando-based Muralistically Inclined. A University of Florida graduate, Rita also has years of studio work at the California College of Arts & Crafts and general construction course work at Seminole State University. An accomplished artist and daring cook, Rita and spouse Tom have two excellent adult children.

Robbie "Jr" Knight

Assistant Project Manager

Robbie is a graduate of Wake Forest University where he received a B.S. and M.S. in Accounting. Robbie provides project management assistance for E2's custom home and renovation projects. He enjoys playing sports, and coaches volleyball in his spare time.

Austin “Mr. T” Copeland

Service

Austin received his B.S. in Psychology from Florida State University and provides a variety of handyman services to our clients. In his free time, he enjoys riding his Harley, playing chess an engaging in a nice game of baseball.

Caitlin Browder

Administration / Scheduling

A graduate from the University of Central Florida, Caitlin received her Master’s degree in Early Childhood Development and Education. With her teaching background, she brings strong communication and organization skills to the E2 team. She has a passion for nonprofit work, spending time with family, paddle boarding, and baking.

Rita “The Renovator” Canan

Project Manager

Rita provides E2 with a diverse set of management capabilities, long developed as an industrial engineer at the United Parcel Service and as a Founder/Operations Manager at Orlando-based Muralistically Inclined. A University of Florida graduate, Rita also has years of studio work at the California College of Arts & Crafts and general construction course work at Seminole State University. An accomplished artist and daring cook, Rita and spouse Tom have two excellent adult children.

Robbie "Jr" Knight

Assistant Project Manager

Robbie is a graduate of Wake Forest University where he received a B.S. and M.S. in Accounting. Robbie provides project management assistance for E2's custom home and renovation projects. He enjoys playing sports, and coaches volleyball in his spare time.

Austin “Mr. T” Copeland

Service

Austin received his B.S. in Psychology from Florida State University and provides a variety of handyman services to our clients. In his free time, he enjoys riding his Harley, playing chess an engaging in a nice game of baseball.

Juan “Mr. Fix-it” Gomez

Concierge / Handyman

“Super” Mario

Field Supervisor

Mario serves as a field supervisor for E2 Homes and will work tirelessly to finish any project.

Xavier “Mr. X” Oliveras

Field Assistant

Xavier assists Super Mario in the field as part of our concierge team. He recently moved to Orlando in the fall of 2019 and enjoys traveling and watching football.

Conan Disney

Carpenter

Conan is originally from the Isle of Harris, Scotland and attended University of Edinburgh, UK. You will find him and his brother Gavin on all E2 jobs doing a variety of projects. Conan has been a carpenter in the U.S. for over 20 years and before that, was a commercial fisherman on lobster and prawn boats. An animal lover at heart, Conan has two dogs and two cats. If he isn’t working with us, you will probably find him fishing, boating and spending time with his nephews and nieces.

Juan “Mr. Fix-it” Gomez

Concierge / Handyman

“Super” Mario

Field Supervisor

Mario serves as a field supervisor for E2 Homes and will work tirelessly to finish any project.

Xavier “Mr. X” Oliveras

Field Assistant

Xavier assists Super Mario in the field as part of our concierge team. He recently moved to Orlando in the fall of 2019 and enjoys traveling and watching football.

Conan Disney

Carpenter

Conan is originally from the Isle of Harris, Scotland and attended University of Edinburgh, UK. You will find him and his brother Gavin on all E2 jobs doing a variety of projects. Conan has been a carpenter in the U.S. for over 20 years and before that, was a commercial fisherman on lobster and prawn boats. An animal lover at heart, Conan has two dogs and two cats. If he isn’t working with us, you will probably find him fishing, boating and spending time with his nephews and nieces.

Dmitry

Tile Installation

Dmitry is originally from Russia and holds a Master’s degree in Psychology. He has lived in Florida with his wife and two daughters for several years and his hobbies include 3D computer graphics, design, and photography. He leads the trickiest tile installs for E2 and you can always find him on the job with his green lasers set up!

Terry McDermott

Transportation Coordinator

Terry is responsible for E2 Homes construction and demolition materials transport. He comes to us from New York, where he owned a Manhattan-based leather garment factory and gained 27 years experience in the apparel industry. Terry is also a CLD driver with several years of oil tanker transport in NYC. After relocating to Florida, Terry has served as a field technician with the U.S. Department of Agriculture for 14 years. HIs passion is beach doubles volleyball.

Luan Nguyen

Procurement Manager

Luan is a graduate of Creighton University and has a Masters in International Relations/Dispute Resolution from the University of Hawaii, as well as an MBA from the Rollins College Crummer School of Business. Originally from Honolulu, Hawaii, Luan previously worked with GE Capital’s Real Estate Finance division. He lives in Winter Park with his wife and two sons in their E2 home (2016). He enjoys working out at the Winter Park YMCA and supports a number of YMCA programs.

George Devitt

Property Manager

George oversees the day-to-day operations of E2 managed commercial properties. He is a graduate of the University of Florida and is a fan of all things “Gator.” George’s career includes over 30 years in senior sales and marketing positions in the technology sector with firms including IBM and Hewlett-Packard, as well as early-stage startups. He lives in Maitland with his wife, Dr. Leslie Gavin Devitt, and is the proud parent of four children: Kimberly, Ashley, Christian and Emily.

Dmitry

Tile Installation

Dmitry is originally from Russia and holds a Master’s degree in Psychology. He has lived in Florida with his wife and two daughters for several years and his hobbies include 3D computer graphics, design, and photography. He leads the trickiest tile installs for E2 and you can always find him on the job with his green lasers set up!

Terry McDermott

Transportation Coordinator

Terry is responsible for E2 Homes construction and demolition materials transport. He comes to us from New York, where he owned a Manhattan-based leather garment factory and gained 27 years experience in the apparel industry. Terry is also a CLD driver with several years of oil tanker transport in NYC. After relocating to Florida, Terry has served as a field technician with the U.S. Department of Agriculture for 14 years. HIs passion is beach doubles volleyball.

Luan Nguyen

Procurement Manager

Luan is a graduate of Creighton University and has a Masters in International Relations/Dispute Resolution from the University of Hawaii, as well as an MBA from the Rollins College Crummer School of Business. Originally from Honolulu, Hawaii, Luan previously worked with GE Capital’s Real Estate Finance division. He lives in Winter Park with his wife and two sons in their E2 home (2016). He enjoys working out at the Winter Park YMCA and supports a number of YMCA programs.

George Devitt

Property Manager

George oversees the day-to-day operations of E2 managed commercial properties. He is a graduate of the University of Florida and is a fan of all things “Gator.” George’s career includes over 30 years in senior sales and marketing positions in the technology sector with firms including IBM and Hewlett-Packard, as well as early-stage startups. He lives in Maitland with his wife, Dr. Leslie Gavin Devitt, and is the proud parent of four children: Kimberly, Ashley, Christian and Emily.

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