Meet the Custer team and you’ll understand that a commitment to quality is shared by all. The experience, dedication, and attention each team member brings to the creation of your home infuses the process with equal measures of trust, expertise, and enjoyment.
Stan Custer, Jr. • President
Stan’s commitment to quality and process improvement drives Custer Homes’ continuing evolution to meet, and at times guide, the needs of custom home buyers and businesses looking for custom office space. With a bachelor’s degree in finance and business management from Juniata College, Stan Custer, Jr. spent years gaining practical homebuilding experience working for his father, the founder of Custer Homes, before becoming president of the company in 1986. Stan’s leadership in the industry includes terms as President of the Home Builders Association of Metropolitan Harrisburg and President of the “Hammers” Builder 20 Club, the first professional custom builder group formed by the National Association of Home Builders. In 2009 Stan earned his Certified Green Professional designation from the National Association of Home Builders.
Renée Custer • Chief Operating Officer
Renée ensures that the daily activities of The Custer Group operate efficiently and effectively. She is the third Custer generation to join the family business, and enjoys interacting with clients to help make their vision a reality and their experience enjoyable. In 2015, Renée received the YWCA of Greater Harrisburg “Women of Excellence” award for her dedication to community, and she currently serves on the Executive Committee of The Women’s Fund of The Foundation for Enhancing Communities, the Board of Directors of Harrisburg Young Professionals, and is active in The Hill Society.
Lee Gehman • Chief Financial Officer
Lee is the financial manager for The Custer Group. Joining Custer Homes, Inc. in 1999, Lee’s vast experience in the home building industry included 15 years in construction management with a luxury custom homebuilder. He is certified in architectural drafting & design and handicapped-accessible housing design, and holds an associate’s degree in finance from Harrisburg Area Community College and a bachelor’s degree from Lebanon Valley College. In 2011, Central Penn Business Journal named Lee “CFO of the Year” in the Small Private Business category.
Highly Skilled Tradesmen
We are proud to have many highly skilled and dedicated tradesmen on our team, and enjoy a very low turnover rate. These long-term relationships have contributed to our success in maintaining consistent standards for quality and timeliness.