Meet The Showhomes Team

As a franchisee in the Showhomes system, you have a lot of contact with the home office staff. We are in this business relationship together and everyone at the home office is interested in your success. With that in mind, we want you to get to know our team:

Bert Lyles

Bert Lyles, Showhomes CEO

What he does:

Bert oversees Showhomes making sure we continue our growth while providing real value for our franchise owners and customers.

What’s his background:

Bert has over two decades of real estate development and property management experience, and has renovated several large apartment complexes and turned struggling developments into top-tier performers.  Extremely focused on adding value, Bert understands the importance of helping Showhomes customers illustrate the actual worth of their home.

Where he’s based:

Nashville, TN

Matt Kelton, Chief Operating OfficerP1010184

What he does:

Matt oversees the franchise development efforts and is in charge of field operations and support for Showhomes.

What’s his background:

Matt is the third generation of his family to be in the franchise industry and literally grew up in the business.  He began his career as a multi-unit franchise with Colortyme Rent to Own.  Matt was with Radio Shack Corporate for 8 years as a Director of Merchandising.  For the last 15 years he has been Chief Operating Officer for a number of franchise organizations around the country.

Where he’s based:

Dallas, TX

P1030122Lynn Chapman, Director of Operations, East

What she does:

Provides day-to-day operational support for Showhomes franchises in the eastern half of the US.

What’s her background:

Prior to joining the Showhomes operations team in late 2008, Lynn ran a top-performing Cookies by Design franchise in Chattanooga, TN, and then worked as an Operations Director for CBD for five years. Lynn brings a wealth of marketing, staffing, and business management experience to the table — from both the perspective of a franchise owner and from the operations side of the business.

Where she’s based:

Chattanooga, TN

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Traci Hanzalik, Director of Operations, West

What she does:

Provides day-to-day operational support for Showhomes franchises in the western half of the US.

What’s her background:

A franchise operations professional with Chem-Dry carpet cleaning for more than 10 years, Traci joined the Showhomes operations team in 2009.  She has tons of experience training and supporting all types of franchise owners from all walks of life and is expert in value added sales and customer service.

Where she’s based:

Logan, UT

DSC_0057Phyllis Spencer, Executive Administrator

What she does:

Phyllis oversees the business and finance side of Showhomes. You’ll deal with her on your franchise agreements, when you setup your books and monthly when you have questions about reports.

What’s her background:

Phyllis has decades of real estate and business expereince. In addition to running her own real estate brokerage, she has managed all sizes of business and knows a lot about managing both businesses and people.

Where she’s based:

Nashville, TN

Christie Crawford, Executive AssistantDSC_0052

What she does:

Christie is the go-to person in the home office. She handles much of the admin and bookkeeping functions as well as assisting in just about every activity that takes place in the Nashville office.

What’s her background:

Christie has worked her way up from the inside in Showhomes.

Where she’s based:

Nashville, TN

 
 

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