Team Member Spotlight: Lyndsay Loomis
At Capital Homes, our goal of “Building Trust” begins with the people on our team who uphold our Capital Standards. We are thrilled for the opportunity to allow you to better know our team. In this blog, meet Lyndsay Loomis from our accounting team and read more about the behind-the-scenes work that goes into building your Capital home.
Junior Staff Accountant
Q. How long have you been a member of the Capital team? What is your role?
A. I’ve been with Capital since May 2014, and I have quite a few areas that I support throughout the accounting and purchasing departments. A big part of my job is working with our vendors to make sure they are happy and taken care of. I also maintain the construction schedules, which is always interesting with Oklahoma weather! Our construction team really works to take advantage of the nice days so we can get as much done as possible, despite unavoidable situations.
Q. Tell us about the behind-the-scenes work you do with Capital.
A. We spend a lot of time and resources as a company making sure our vendor partnerships stay strong. I often take on the role of vendor relations to resolve any questions – an attitude of helpfulness goes a long way! I always try to remember a simple fix on my end could mean a paycheck for our trusted vendors at the end of the day.
I’m also the transition point after homebuyers make their selections. I create the final draft of the home plans that the construction team then works off to build our buyers’ dream homes!
Q. How do you like to spend your time outside of the office?
A. I like to work out and spend time with my two kids. We go to the park, watch movies, do arts and crafts, and shop. I’m also a fulltime accounting student with a minor in management, so that takes up a lot of time! Oh, and I also love to travel. Even if I traveled my whole life, I could never see it all!
Q. What is something that others may be surprised to learn about you?
After I graduated from high school, I wasn’t sure which career I wanted to pursue. I served seven years in the U.S. Army where I spent time in White Sands, New Mexico working border patrol.
Q. How did you go from the Army to accounting?
After I got out of the military, I thought I was going to be a nurse…then I did my first rotation and realized I had a weak stomach! I took an accounting class and really liked it.
Q. We hear your mom is building a home with Capital Homes! What are your favorite parts of helping her with this experience?
I like seeing her have the opportunity to build the house that she wants to retire in. She started out wanting certain things, and I was able to help her realize that through building, it would be easier to include from the ground up rather than add it later. When her home is done, it will be exactly what she always wanted.
Q. What makes you most proud of working for Capital Homes?
A. I know we all say it, but Capital really is a family-oriented environment. I can bring the kids to the office with me if I need to, and everybody knows everybody else’s family. I couldn’t imagine working anywhere else.
Q. What nuggets of wisdom could you provide to someone interested in buying a home or learning more about Capital Homes?
A. Find a company that’s very transparent in what they do and has a good reputation and consistency with their product. Building a home is a big decision, so you need to work with someone you can trust!
Q. What is your favorite memory on the Capital team?
A. There are so many bonding moments that happen throughout the day, it’s hard to choose. I really enjoy the round table lunches. The whole company is able to sit down and break bread after a busy week. We don’t talk about work – just enjoy those moments we have together.