McBride Homes, the 69th largest company on the 2023 BUILDER 100 list, announced that Jake Eilermann has been appointed as CEO, effective immediately. Eilermann will become the fifth CEO in McBride Homes’ 77-year history.

“I am honored to have the opportunity to lead this team into the next chapter and build on the company’s strong foundations,” Eilermann says. “Along with the leadership team, we will further develop our high-performing home building operations and continue our growth as St. Louis’ leading hometown home builder.”

The change follows the decision of John Eilermann Jr. to turn over the role of CEO of the company; he will continue to serve as the chairman of the board for the Missouri-based home builder.

“It has been a tremendous honor to serve as CEO of McBride Homes over the past 18 years, and I’m incredibly proud of our growth as we became St. Louis’ dominant home builder and one of the nation’s top builders,” says John Eilermann. “I am very confident that Jake is the right person to build on this momentum. He is a true leader with exceptional dedication and vision.”

Jake Eilermann, CEO of McBride Homes
Jake Eilermann, CEO of McBride Homes

Jake Eilermann joined McBride Homes as the manager of architecture in 2016 and was promoted to the role of vice president of architecture, purchasing, and the design studio later that year. In 2019, he was promoted to the role of president, leading the company’s day-to-day operations. In addition to his new role as CEO, he will remain president of McBride Homes.

McBride Homes says Jake Eilermann’s “operational and communication skills” combined “with his strong leadership abilities” will help the company deliver improved production and financial performance.

“McBride has always been a very family-oriented business, and, throughout the years, I have been involved in all aspects of this company,” Jake Eilermann says. “As I step into this role, I am thankful for the support of our leadership and all of our employees. They are the key reason for our continued success and dominance.”

John Eilermann says the newly appointed CEO has focused on taking “decisive actions” to transform the performance of McBride Homes during his years with the company, highlighting the company’s design studio. McBride’s design studio is a 10,000-square-foot, $4 million home buyer selection center that provides a “one-of-a-kind customer experience” for over 900 buyers each year, according to the builder.

In addition to his help in launching the design studio, Jake Eilermann spearheaded the conceptualization and construction of McBride Homes’ new corporate headquarters, a 13,000-square-foot facility that sits adjacent to the design studio.

Chesterfield, Missouri-based McBride Homes closed 893 homes in 2022, generating $356 million in gross revenue.