At Bloomfield Custom Homes, we diligently work with you on building a home that you can truly call your own. We understand that each individual has their own sense of style and need for functionality. Every Bloomfield Custom Home is constructed with a professional approach toward the owner’s taste. We complete each custom home in a timely manner with the best interests of the client at heart. Our experiences allow us to provide a friendly and enjoyable environment allowing the customer to watch their vision become a reality.
Formed as a division of Lockwood Development, Bloomfield Custom Homes was created to meet the increasing demand of custom built quality homes for which Lockwood has become known. We have constructed homes of all sizes and styles leaving our clients pleased with the outcome of their home building experience. Since our inception, we have built and/or remodeled approximately $7 million worth of custom homes, priced at $400,000 and above.
Bloomfield Custom Homes takes pride in building on schedule and within budget. We look forward to working with you on this once in a lifetime experience that is uniquely your own!
Meet Our Team
We believe that building a great team is crucial to a strong and successful company. At Bloomfield Custom Homes we pride ourselves on having a team that is knowledgeable, experienced and talented. Designing the home of your dreams requires a team of builders to help guide you through every decision and to make your experience worthwhile. Our team provides meaning, purpose and creates a positive atmosphere for everyone involved.
Lawrence “Chip” James, II, Owner
Chip attended Drake University where he earned his Bachelor’s degree in English. After graduating in 1992, Chip began his real estate career working at a company specializing in real estate development, brokerage and management in Omaha, Nebraska.
In 2002, Chip founded Lockwood Development, a full-service commercial real estate company. Lockwood primarily focuses on the development of land, office, retail and multi-family residences as well as brokerage and property management. The company has completed or is in the development phase of completing over $400 million worth of commercial projects. In 2005, Chip formed Lockwood Construction to build most of the development projects for the company. The formation of Lockwood Construction allows us to maintain control of each project and make sure that it is constructed to our high standards.
Building his own custom home in 2006 inspired Chip to become more involved in the residential custom home market. Discovering his passion for home building, he continued to expand his residential portfolio which resulted in the creation of Bloomfield Custom Homes.
Bryan Yannone, Project Director
Bryan earned his Bachelor’s degree in Engineering from the University of Nebraska. He began his construction career as an Engineering and Construction Administrator for a consulting group and later as a Project Manager for a prominent construction company before joining Lockwood Construction in 2005.
As Project Director at Lockwood Construction, Bryan is ultimately responsible for all construction projects. Since 2005, Bryan has constructed over 900,000 square feet of commercial space valued at $20 million and approximately $7 million worth of residential homes. As well as being Project Director at Lockwood, Bryan has been given the additional responsibility of directing Bloomfield Custom Homes. Some of those responsibilities include: negotiating and coordinating with clients, creating construction budgets, estimating, project management, value engineering, detailed reporting and efficiently completing projects.
Emily O’Connor, Project Coordinator
Emily joined Lockwood Development in 2005 as an assistant property manager. She quickly became more involved in all aspects of the company focusing on asset/ property management, sales and leasing as well as involvement in real estate development. As the Property Manager for Lockwood Development, Emily was responsible for managing over 500,000 square feet of office, retail and residential properties. She then transitioned within the company to the development side focusing primarily on new development projects.
When Bloomfield Custom Homes was formed, Emily used her project development expertise to help coordinate all aspects of the company. Emily is currently the Project Coordinator for Bloomfield Custom Homes and works as a liaison between the client and the developer. Emily holds a real estate license in the state of Nebraska and is a member of the Building Owners Management Association (BOMA) of Omaha and the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC).
She is also a committee member on the United Cerebral Palsy local Omaha Chapter. She earned her bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from the University of Nebraska at Omaha specializing in Real Estate and Land Use Economics.