Ideal Homes Names Steve Shoemaker Company President
September 11, 2020
NORMAN, OKLA. – Ideal Homes has promoted Steve Shoemaker from Vice President of Sales and Marketing to President of Ideal Homes. Shoemaker has led marketing for the company since 2003. He is the first company president to be named from outside the original ownership group.
“Steve and I have worked closely together for the last 16 years. He loves this company and its people,” said Vernon McKown, Founder/CEO. “While his primary strategic focus has been on the sales, marketing, and design center side of our organization, he has a great strategic mind for the big picture and has played a vital role on our senior management team as we’ve set big goals for growth and leadership development. Along with the other owners, I have tremendous confidence in Steve and look forward to our bright future with him in this new role.”
McKown will remain as CEO and chairman of the management team. As part of the ownership group that started the company in 1990, he has led the company’s sales, marketing, land development and day-to-day operations. Going forward, he plans to focus on setting the stage for Ideal’s future growth.
Shoemaker will continue to guide sales, marketing, and the design center while taking on IT, and company leadership development initiatives. Shoemaker completed a Bachelor of Science degree in mass communications/public relations at Oklahoma Christian University and holds the MIRM, Master in Residential Marketing, designation from the National Association of Home Builders.
Appointed by Governor Fallon/Stitt, he has served on the Oklahoma Occupational Licensing Advisory Commission since 2018. He has been a continuing education instructor for the Oklahoma Real Estate Commission for 11 years, has served as a judge for the National Sales and Marketing Awards and held various committee chair positions in the Central Oklahoma Home Builders Association. He and his wife, Jama, have three sons.