Take a closer look at our family run business and the people that make our organization what it is today.
Elisa LaBram Verch
The apple doesn’t fall far from the tree they say. And Elisa is no exception. Since early on, Elisa knew she would be involved in real estate. Watching her father build homes and being exposed to the home building process since a child, has created a lifelong passion for designing floor plans, and as she says, “putting the puzzle together“. This all started at the ripe age of 10. After graduating from Florida State University with a BS in Interior Design, Elisa moved to Atlanta where she worked for several commercial design firms on everything from retail build-outs, pharmaceutical clean rooms to high-end condominiums. In 2003, she decided it was time to move back home and join her father in the family business.
Today Elisa works hand in hand with every LaBram Homes customer to help them make their vision a reality. Elisa is the proud mother of two small children, Ethan and Addison. When not working you can catch Elisa designing floor plans (I’m not joking) enjoying her two small children, and planning her next vacation. Her love of travel is only exceeded by her love of design.
CHAIRMAN OF THE BOARD
A Michigan native, Dale grew up outside of Detroit in the suburb of Clawson. After attending Oakland University Dale, started to refine his skills as a carpenter working for various subcontractors in the residential and commercial building markets. After moving and living in Colorado for several years, Dale and his family decided to move to Brandon, FL to be closer to family and defrost. It was here that LaBram Homes was born in 1986. Since then LaBram Homes has built over 150 homes in the Tampa Bay area and has evolved into one of the most trusted high-end custom home builders in the area.
Dale has two beautiful daughters, Elisa and Sarah, who both followed in his footsteps and work in real estate. Elisa serves as his business partner, while Sarah works for a high-end real estate agency in Denver, CO. When he’s not at the office, you can catch him enjoying many different activities. These include his four grandchildren, taking in sunsets on Treasure Island and St Pete Beach, playing tennis weekly and traveling throughout the country and abroad.
Originally from the midwest, Brandon’s work ethic and knowledge of construction made him a great fit for the LaBram Homes team. Brandon has worked in both residential and commercial construction during his 25 year career. It was in high school that Brandon developed a love for woodworking and the art of construction. Brandon continued to develop his skill set and love for carpentry and construction in the home building industry before making the change to the commercial construction industry in early 2003. Moving to Florida in 2016 opened up a new opportunity for Brandon to utilize his skills once again in the booming residential home building industry in Florida.
Brandon and his family have embraced the lifestyle that Florida so graciously offers. The beach and Disney World are two of the weekend activities that Brandon and his family love to visit. He is a great lover of all kinds of music and St. Louis Cardinal baseball. You can take the guy out of the Midwest, but you can’t take the Midwest out of the guy.
Ana Lisa Cote