Dan handles land acquisition and initial meetings with new home clients. Janet is the Office Manager, overseeing daily accounting and general office management. She also assists the homeowner with exterior color selections.
Dan and Janet live in Strasburg Township and are members of New Providence Mennonite Church, where Dan serves as Trustee and Janet as Treasurer. They have three married children and five grandchildren. Dan enjoys rooting for the Phillies, hunting, fishing and outdoor activities in his free time. Janet enjoys vacationing with the family, watching sports, reading, bird-watching and outdoor activities with their grandchildren.
New Home Adviser
Dan and Janet’s son, Jordan, meets with clients interested in building a new home. Other responsibilities include estimating, drafting, and permitting. Jordan joined the family business in the summer of 2011 after six years working as a drafter in the civil engineering field. From this experience, he is able to guide our customers through the storm water management process. He enjoys backpacking, kayaking, recreational sports, fantasy football, and rooting for the Philadelphia sports teams. Jordan and his wife, Anna, live in Strasburg with their children, Jordan Jr., Evelyn, and Hudson.
Addition and Renovation Adviser
Senior Designer / Estimator
Tim Zehr has been employed by Metzler Home Builders since 1988. He guides our customers through the process of determining their needs and wants for their home, then creates an addition or renovation to fulfill those desires. When not working, Tim enjoys volleyball, golf and hiking. He lives in Strasburg with his wife, Sharon, and three children, Ashley, Josiah and Nicole. Tim is a Certified Green Professional, a member of the Lancaster County Career and Technology Center’s advisory committee for the Architectural CAD Course, and is a member of the Lancaster County Code Association.
Project Manager, Safety Coordinator
Barry Yoder worked as a framer for six years before joining the Metzler Home Builders team in 1993. He can be found working in both the field and in the office as he tackles his many responsibilities as Project Manager. Barry is also the Safety Coordinator at Metzler Home Builders, ensuring that our employees and subcontractors take the proper precautions while working on the job. He resides in Narvon with his wife, Heather, and two daughters, Alyssa and Megan. Barry enjoys relaxing and hunting at his cabin in Centre County.
Project Manager, Service Coordinator
Michael Trout, in his role as Project Manager for Additions and Renovations, supervises remodeling projects from beginning through completion. In addition, Mike coordinates all service calls. He attended Lancaster County Career and Technology Center for carpentry and has been with Metzler Home Builders since 1995. Mike enjoys hunting, fishing, and rooting for the Steelers. He lives in Quarryville with his wife, Jeanie, twin daughters, Shelby and Sarah, and son, Michael.
(Harriss) Skip Butler
Skip Butler graduated from Stevens Trade School and has been with Metzler Home Builders since 1989. He enjoys creating some of the custom details in our homes such as bookshelves, cubbies, and built-in cabinetry. Skip also currently does all of our interior trim work. He lives in Lititz with his wife, Jill, and has two daughters, Elizabeth and Julia, both married, and a son, Tad. Skip enjoys kayaking, hiking, and spending time outdoors.
Nancy Craul had been employed as an Administrative Assistant at Metzler Home Builders from 1999-2009. After spending a few years away, she was delighted to return in 2015. Nancy takes care of the phone and general office duties, including marketing and advertising. She lives in Lancaster with her husband, Ken, and enjoys reading, kayaking, going to the mountains, and following the Phillies. Ken and Nancy enjoy spending time with their family, which includes three married daughters and two granddaughters.
Kent joined Metzler Home Builders in 2019 after working for another construction company as well as owning his own business. He specializes in the design and construction of sustainable, healthy, high-performance homes and works with clients on both the new home and remodel sides of the business. Kent and his wife, Cindy, have two children, Eiliyah and Valour. He enjoys traveling and cultural experiences, sports, history, learning and creating, along with biology and nature.
Jeffrey Shirk joined the Metzler team in 2021 after completing the Residential Carpentry program at the Lancaster County Career and Technology Center. Jeffrey is a carpenter’s apprentice and works on both new homes and additions and renovations. He lives in Lancaster and enjoys photography, hiking and playing sports in his free time.
Design and Selections Coordinator
Megan came on board in 2022, and assists clients with designing their home for practicality, and walking them through the selection process. Her studies include interior design and architecture at Pennsylvania College of Art and Design, as well as multiple art classes. Previously, Megan worked at the local YMCA in many roles, and has a passion for strength and conditioning coaching, which she is also certified in. At home, Megan spends her down time creating mosaics in her garage workshop. She and Lee have a blended family with 5 children, Owen, Zach, Myah, Wyatt, and Evelyn. They enjoy challenging each other to all sorts of games, playing sports in the back yard, hiking, enjoying the outdoors, and creating artwork, but most of all coming together for good food and a fun evening at home!