McBride Homes, the St. Louis region’s largest homebuilder, on Monday appointed President Jake Eilermann its next CEO, effective immediately, making him the fifth CEO in the firm’s 77-year history.
Jake’s father, John Eilermann, longtime CEO, will continue to serve as chairman of the firm’s board.
Jake was named president in 2019, overseeing day-to-day operations, after having joined the company in 2016, serving as manager of architecture, and vice president of architecture, purchasing and the company’s design studio. Jake will retain the president title.
John said in a statement that Jake “has focused on taking decisive actions to transform out performance…”
“He has a proven track record with intense focus on process, technology and talent development,” John said. “He also brings a wealth of experience to the role and has played an integral part in the growth and innovation of our company, including the success of our world-class Design Studio.”
McBride said that John has worked at the firm for 37 years, starting as an estimator. He was promoted to president in 1993.
McBride Homes reported 2022 revenue of $356 million, making it the largest homebuilder in the region It sold 893 homes last year, had 409 homes under construction as of the third quarter, and employs 147 full-time workers.