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Our Team

The team to help you make your dream home a reality!

  • Jeff Burch

    Jeff Burch, owner, and General Contractor was born in Miami and raised in
    Key Largo, FL. Jeff began his career in construction following in his
    father's footsteps and was on construction sites at a very young age. He
    worked for the family-owned construction company and supervised the
    construction of luxurious waterfront homes throughout the Upper Keys as well as the prestigious, upscale community of The Ocean Reef Club. Jeff has been in all aspects of construction including commercial properties, swimming pools, and home inspections.

    Jeff and his family relocated to SWFL where he could continue his career in the industry in 2002. His wife LeeAnn, has joined him in creating a great
    career in helping homeowners build their dream homes. Jeff enjoys his past time with family, boating, and reading.

  • LeeAnn Burch

    LeeAnn Burch, owner and a licensed Real Estate agent, was born and raised in Miami, Fl. Moving to SW Fl in 2002, raised their 3 children and finally joined her husband Jeff in the construction industry in 2006. She plays an important role keeping the books in order as well as assisting the sales team at the model homes. She makes effective use of her strong business and marketing background as well as her extensive social network to help with the business strategy, marketing initiatives and community involvement.

    LeeAnn enjoys spending her spare time with family, boating, vacationing and dining with family and friends.

  • Robert Zahn

    Sales Professional Robert Zahn is originally from Ocean City MD and has been residing in North Port, FL for the last 20 years.

    Following in the family tradition of Real Estate, Robert’s father moved down from New York in 1972 and started building homes in Port Charlotte and North Port, while Robert’s mother was selling homes with Century 21.

    At the age of 12 Robert started his sales career, now offering over 30 years sales experience.

    Since being licensed in 2001 Robert has sold in excess of 900 homes, generating over 500 million in sales, taking pride in building communities and neighborhoods here in SW Florida.

    In 2006 Robert was ranked # 3 in the USA for New Home Sales.

    The proud father of two 18 yr old children born, raised and recently graduated from North Port High School in 2018.

    When Robert is not building homes, He enjoys cruising the Bahamas, restoring classic cars and spoiling his Granddaughter.

  • Kendall Ellis

    Project Manager Meet Kendall Ellis, he is originally from Illinois. He made his way to Florida, after attending High School outside of Atlanta and Graduating College in West Virginia. He is the proud Dad of 3 wonderful kids, 19, 13 & 11.

    Ironically, he first entered the Construction Industry with Jeff Burch back in 2004. He has worked in every aspect of construction from Secretarial to Sales to Management. He takes personal pride in making sure the process
    of Building goes as smoothly as possible, but he even takes greater joy in making sure the needs of the Homeowners

    When Kendall is not putting his all in building homes, he Loves being a Dad, traveling and is the President of a Non-Profit Basketball Academy, where he spends time investing in youth in the community to provide leadership & guidance.

  • Ann O’Flaherty

    Sales Professional Ann was born and raised in N.Y.C. Before moving to SW Florida in 1998 Ann was a manager for a Fortune 500 company in New York City. She has a Masters degree from New York University in Education and used that knowledge in the corporate training center in downtown Brooklyn. Once in Florida, she became the Program Director for Charlotte Votec in their dental assisting program, worked as a Registered Dental Hygienist in Sarasota and was invited into the Real Estate world by a major brokerage firm in 2004. She incorporates her love for education and real estate into her daily business. Ann has been selling new homes since 2004.
    On a personal level Ann is an avid runner (Disney Marathon) and many half marathons and loves to cook.

  • Carla McGucken

    Sales Professional Carla was born in Elkhart Indiana and moved here to SW Florida in the early 1980's. Carla has been married to her husband Robert, a true born Floridian, for 30 plus years and has raised their three daughters together, right here in North Port.

    The girls graduated from North Port High school in 2005, 2010, and 2015 but not before Carla logged countless volunteer hours being involved with Pal's, Girl Scouts, and Jr. Achievement! Being a Dance mom, band mom, cheer mom, and working full time kept her busy! Employed full-time in the Financial Services and Risk Advisory arena since 1999, she has been recognized with several awards for outstanding sales achievements, sales excellence, and professionalism.

    In 2017, encouraged by her husband and many professionals in the industry, she finally made the leap into real estate. A few years into general real estate with a well known local agency, she received the training and experience to pursue her true passion of new home sales.

    In her spare time, Carla and her husband spend time with their kids, granddaughters, and many friends in the area. She enjoys traveling and has traveled extensively throughout the United States and several other countries. Carla's motto is " Today is all you really have, so do your best to be happy "

  • Lesley Barber

    Sales Professional Making an impression on people’s lives and helping them at the most stressful but yet the happiest time in their lives; can leave a lifelong impression.

    Living in Apollo Beach Florida since 1980, Lesley decided at 22 years old to leave her marketing career & get her real estate license working for Century 21 Beggins, the top real estate company in a small waterfront town, in the early stages of mass development.
    Working and having a new family at the time and taking on a large career she made Real Estate her passion. As the years passed & the new South Shore area blossomed, she decided to learn more about the architectural side. Taking on a new venture in Central Florida for 3 years at the Lake Ashton 55+ Active Adult Community.

    Meeting people from all over the world who were planning for retirement and wanted not just to build a home, but creating an entire lifestyle with over 300 Clubs and Amenities on site.

    As that project was completed, she found her next hidden gem in Southwest Florida, in South Gulf Cove. She is very excited to be with First Choice Home Builders.

  • Trevor Burch

    Job Superintendent Trevor Burch was born in Raleigh, NC, and raised in Punta Gorda/Port Charlotte, Florida.  He moved to the area in 2002 and went to Charlotte High School and then graduated early via Charlotte Technical School. He was naturally pushed into the construction industry and has been on job sites working with his dad Jeff, since he was 14 years old. 

    Trevor is the field superintendent for First Choice Home Builders. He meets with subcontractors, homeowners and is Kendall’s right-hand man.  His vast knowledge and skills in the industry is impressive at such a young age.  With a great attitude and kindness, he helps make sure the process is running smoothly and people are accounted for.

    In Trevor’s past time, he enjoys fishing, shooting, wakeboarding and spending time with his family.

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