Experienced and Dedicated Professionals at Your Service

We have a great team working passionately to bring you closer to your ideal home. Learn more about us today.

Work With a Team You Can Trust

Starting a custom home build with Live Oak Home Builders means working with professionals dedicated to helping you achieve your vision of the ideal home. Each team member brings experience and passion to the table—qualities that result in consistent project success.

We believe that an efficient system contributes to providing consistent results. To stay ahead of the curve while staying in tune with our clients’ needs, we have adopted a unique team structure designed to ensure the effectiveness of all communication channels.

All team members will be a significant part of your journey, from the president to the field superintendent. Get to know our team in Ocean City, MD.

Meet the People Who Make the Magic Happen

Justin White
President and Owner

Justin is a second-generation builder born and raised on Maryland’s Eastern Shore. Growing up, he worked closely with his father, who nurtured his passion for construction. This passion eventually became the driving force that motivated Justin to start Live Oak Home Builders.

Justin’s favorite part of Live Oak is being able to meet some of the most amazing people along the way. “Having someone choose us to build their home is both an honor and a privilege. It is our responsibility as a company to foster that relationship well, to do right by each client, and to hold to the highest standard during each phase of the process,” he says.

When Justin isn’t busy with Live Oak Home Builders, you can find him with his wife Anna, their two children, Jase and Savannah, and their pup, Primo. Justin is also an avid fisherman and enjoys serving at his church, 3C USA.

Astrid Schiavone
Office Manager

Astrid has been our office manager since 2019. She has more than 12 years of experience in customer service, and it shows in her work ethic and attention to detail.

When she isn’t directing our daily office operations, you can find Astrid making memories with her husband, Trevor, and their son, Dominic.

Sayuri Velazco
Social Media Director

Sayuri is graduating in 2023 with a degree in computer science and graphic design from Salisbury University. Her passion for helping others and giving back to the community, alongside her creativity and fun personality, make her an excellent fit for our team.

In her spare time, Sayuri loves painting landscapes and pet portraits.

Daniel Richardson
Project Manager

Daniel is an Eastern Shore Native and Delaware Technical Community College graduate. He joined our team in 2019, bringing more than 15 years of construction experience to the table. His extensive experience shows in his attention to detail and superior work ethic. With every project, he ensures that the home achieves the highest possible quality standards.

When Daniel is outside of the office and job site, he enjoys fishing and spending time at the beach.

Troy Harrington
Client Experience Manager

Troy will serve as your contact throughout the building process, from the initial meeting until move-in day. He is here to make your experience as enjoyable and stress-free as possible.

His commitment to his faith, values, and community makes him the perfect advocate for our clients. His strong sense of loyalty is also a quality that our clients highly appreciate.

Outside of work, Troy focuses on building a strong marriage with his wife, Dana, and being a great father to his sons, Logan and Jacob.

Walt Bennett
Field Superintendent

Walt is a valuable member of our team who brings more than 30 years of construction experience to the company. He has worked on a diverse range of projects that include residential and commercial builds. His experience has developed his ability to make the home building process a positive and memorable experience for each of our clients.

When not at work, Walt enjoys spending time with his family and close friends.

Your Client Experience Manager

Your Partner Throughout the Project

The journey toward your custom home can be stressful. The Live Oak Home Builders team will work closely with you to ensure that you have a seamless experience. However, your client experience manager (CEM) will be your foremost advocate throughout the entire build.

The best CEMs are proactive communicators and adaptable individuals. They are detail-oriented and organized professionals who can help you pivot when certain situations require you to make impactful decisions.

Our CEM doesn’t limit project-related communication to the usual channels. Their role involves using project management software that enables the team to set schedules, adjust timelines, and provide updates with utmost efficiency. Your CEM will then loop you in regarding any changes and the progress on your home. This technology also allows us to serve clients who are living out-of-state while their home is being built, making for a fun and engaging process.

This role ensures that you get the guidance and support you need, especially during the journey leading you to your dream home. When you work with our CEM, you can rest easy knowing that you’re in capable hands. By the end of the project, you’ll have made a meaningful friendship that will last long after your home is complete.