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 Millville, DE.

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, and their two children, Jase and Savannah. Justin is also an avid fisherman and enjoys spending time on the water when he can.

Astrid Schiavone
Chief Financial Officer

Astrid joined Live Oak in 2019 and earned the Chief Financial Officer role through her work ethic, attention to detail, and over 13 years of customer service experience. 

As CFO, Astrid provides strategic leadership for Live Oak’s business and finance functions, as well as for the management of our capital resources. She has played a pivotal role in developing and executing financial strategies that have positioned our company as a market leader. In her day-to-day operations, Astrid oversees payroll, financial reporting, accounts receivable and payable, projects accounting, and financial systems.

Astrid is known for her strong leadership skills and her ability to inspire and motivate teams. She believes in fostering a culture of transparency, accountability, and continuous improvement within her organizations. 

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

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.

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.

Scott Fisher
Field Superintendent

Scott joined our team in 2023 and has quickly become an important member of our team. With over 28 years of experience in construction, he brings exceptional project management skills, coupled with a commitment to excellence.

When he’s not on the job site, Scott enjoys spending time with his family, relaxing on the beach, and playing golf.

Sayuri Velazco
Social Media Director

Sayuri is graduating in 2023 with a computer science and graphic design degree 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 enjoys crafting and spending time with her friends and family.


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.