Meet the Team
Don Stockell, President
Don has been in the construction industry for 42 years. In 1976, he started as a brick & stone mason while attending St Louis Community College and the University of Missouri at St. Louis, studying architecture, business and construction related coursework. Within a few years Don became a foreman for the masonry company he worked for. In 1984 Don wanting to learn more about the construction industry, took work with a custom home builder building executive and estate homes. He learned much from this experience about quality, detail, best building practices and workflows.
In 1986, the homebuilder he was working for retired and Don started Stockell General Contracting Inc. One of his first contracts was remodeling Algonquin Golf Club in Glendale MO. Don soon became known for his attention to detail and superb craftsmanship that he had acquired through his masonry and custom homebuilding experience. His business flourished as a result of many successful projects for the clientele and businesses associated with the Golf Club.
Through the years Stockell General Contracting has built large and small custom homes, remodeled homes, has built new and remodeled commercial retail spaces, offices, industrial build out work and has finished churches and libraries.
Don has a strong personal commitment to building quality, long lasting, energy efficient and healthy buildings while protecting the environment in the process.
Director of Field Operations
Ken began his career as a framing carpenter before starting his own remodeling company and then running his own landscape supply business. Through his career, he gained extensive knowledge of both running a business and providing excellent customer service. Ken began at Stockell Custom Homes in 2017 as a Project Manager and has recently assumed the role of Director of Field Operations. He visits every job site frequently ensure every home is being built to our high quality standards.
Jake is a recent graduate of Missouri University of Science and Technology with a Bachelor of Science in Civil and Architectural Engineering.
Jake is bringing his engineering knowledge to our estimating department and has caught on to the homebuilding process. He is working with our trade partners to provide detailed specifications and bids so that our clients know what their budget is before beginning construction.
Director of Sales & Design
Delayna comes to Stockell Custom Homes with over 20 years experience in the Interior Design field. Working with clients on both new construction projects and historic renovations, her attention to detail and passion for authentic design has helped clients create beautiful homes and spaces throughout the St. Louis area. She has an extensive background in sales, space planning, custom furnishings and textiles, and was a freelance Interior Designer in her own company since 2011 before deciding to join our team.
Julie graduated with a Bachelor of Science from the University of Missouri-St. Louis in Accounting and has a Masters in Business Administration from Fontbonne University.
Julie worked for a local homebuilder for over 20 years heading the accounting department, finance, contract processing, and property management before working in commercial land development. Julie decided to return to homebuilding and took the position with Stockell General Contracting Inc., as our Controller. We are truly blessed to have Julie on our team.
Marketing Director & Social Media Manager
Kaitlin graduated from the University of Missouri St. Louis with a degree in Elementary Education. She worked as a kindergarten teacher before joining the Stockell Team in 2017.
Laborer & Apprentice Carpenter
Nathan is currently a full-time student at the University of Missouri St. Louis, where he is studying secondary education. When he isn’t working or studying, Nathan enjoys all things outdoors, from hiking and mountain biking to bow hunting and fishing.