Leadership TeamOur leaders have a combined 150+ years of community management, construction and insurance restoration experience.
Chuck Schneider is an experienced business owner and executive who now focuses his energy on leading the day-to-day operations of LHR. In 1999, he co-founded and served as President of the Minnesota-based community management company, Community Development Inc. (CDI). In 2006, he went on to cofound Lincoln Hancock Construction. When CDI was acquired by Associa in 2012, it was one of the largest community management companies in Minnesota. Having owned his own restoration and construction company for 12 years, he has extensive experience in the construction industry, and has been involved in more than $150 million in insurance claim work. Under his leadership, LHR has completed major construction projects in 20 states, as well as in Canada and Mexico, with projects ranging in size from $350,000 – $45,000,000.
Ben Smith CMCA®
VP Business Development
Matt Steele PCAM®, CMCA®, AMS®
Senior Vice President, Integrated Services, Associa®
As senior vice president, Matt is responsible for the oversight of all of Associa’s integrated services – including maintenance, construction, insurance and purchasing -throughout North America. Previously, Matt lead Associa’s management branches in the western region for five years. He also served as the vice president of Associa’s National Field Services, where he was responsible for managing the maintenance operations for Associa branches. He holds his AMS®, CMCA® and PCAM® designations from the Community Associations Institute (CAI) and has more than 25 years in the community association management industry.
Robert (Bob) Smith is a strong operational leader who provides excellent data-driven services along with timely and actionable information. With over 20 years of experience, Bob has managed financial teams in many construction industry areas, including general contracting, land development, property management, commercial and residential plumbing, and HVAC. He is a proven team player and has interacted with all management levels, employees, vendors, and customers in a variety of settings. Bob joined LHR in 2019 and holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in accounting from St. John’s University (MN).
VP of Construction
Alexander Gough is an experienced executive in the construction and restoration industry and focuses on the overall production, operations, and probability of the LHR construction department. In 2011, he graduated with his BA in Construction Management and completed his four-year basketball scholarship at Texas State University. He went on to oversee the construction division at Dry Force Corp, one of Texas’s largest restoration companies. Alexander joined LHR in 2018 as a project manager and was promoted to vice president of construction in 2019. He has completed all three levels of Xactimate user certifications and received his WRT certificate, ASD certificate, OSHA 30 HR Card, OSHA 10 HR Card, CPR/AED/First Aid Card, and Microsoft Project User certification.