Robert V. Coolman – Owner/President
has been in the development business since grade school. (Robert B. Coolman and Florence Coolman, his parents, began developing land in Valparaiso in the late 1950’s). Bob began building homes in 1972 after returning from military duty in Southeast Asia and completion of his formal education in Civil Engineering at Purdue University. Since then, Bob has built over 1,000 single-family and multi-family homes and has developed many well known neighborhoods in our area. Bob’s desire is to provide homes and neighborhoods that maximize benefits to the customer and minimize expenses.
Ronald Fisher – Owner/Vice President – Retired
Construction Field Superintendent and Developer
began a career in the building trades in the late 1950’s. Since then, Ron has been responsible for the construction of nearly 1800 single-family homes, condominiums, etc. in our local area. Ron joined Coolman Communities in 1973, and was responsible for all construction and development for Coolman Communities until his retirement in 2007. As an owner, Ron still checks in and keeps an eye on how we are all doing here at Coolman.
Carol Carden – Owner/Vice President – COO Director
began her career with Coolman Communities in 1988. Carol spends her days managing operations including marketing, financial and production. Carol’s goal is to make sure that our homebuyers are proud that they built a Coolman home, and that they know we have their best interest in mind as our homeowners.
Eric Veldman – Sr. Builder
started with Coolman Communities in 1994 as a builder’s assistant and has grown in his responsibilities. He now manages the day-to-day operations in several Coolman communities and is very involved with our homebuyers while he builds your new home. Eric is available to consult with you as you’re considering building your new home.
Kelly Kaminski – Production Manager
graduated from Purdue North Central in 1995 with a degree in Building Construction Technology. She joined the Coolman Communities team in 1995 and is ready to give you accurate pricing on your new home. We pride ourselves in giving our home buyers up-front pricing and Kelly is key in the process from the plan development to current base pricing on all of our homes.
Tina Daugherty – Customer Care Manager – Click here for a service request form
Tina started with Coolman in 1996. Tina enjoyed working with the sub-contractors and suppliers in
the day-to-day operations in Essex Park and Aberdeen for over 10-years, which more than fully prepared her for her new role as your Customer Care Manager.