Meet the Ohio Turnkey Team!
Bryan Blankenship – President, Founder
(513) 443-8008 Bryan@OhioTurnkey.com
Bryan has been Licensed Ohio General Contractor, REO pro and pro flipper for over a decade. During this span of time he has established relationships in the industry that allow us to source properties at prices others can’t match which is the driving force behind the company’s success.
When he’s not working (which is quite rare!), you can find Bryan enjoying nature, traveling, racing anything with an engine, or spending quality time with loved ones. He and his wife reside in Lebanon, Ohio, and are both animal lovers with 3 rescued cats at home.
Tony Deal – Rehab Department Manager
(513) 443-8008 Tony@OhioTurnkey.com
As a former programming engineer in the tool and die industry, Tony was rehabbing properties in his spare time until he decided to make a full time move into the real estate industry and join our team. Tony has a long history of being able to build, fix, or make anything needed to complete a project and his true passion comes from seeing the property transformation take place.
Tony has lived in Ohio his entire life. During free time he enjoys being outside, working on a project, or relaxing in front of a fire. He enjoys spending free time with his family. One of his favorite past times is working or riding on something with an engine, either dirt bikes, buggies, or fast cars.
Eric Kottner – Director of Acquisitions
(513) 443-8008 Eric@OhioTurnkey.com
Eric was born and raised in the Butler county area and currently lives in Hamilton Townplace. He has been a real estate Investor for 10 years and with his expansive knowledge of the local market, Eric is our director of acquisitions and oversees full property assessments and due diligence before any new properties can be acquired.
Eric has an amazing wife named Kelly who is a veterinary technician. His hobbies include kayaking, video games, and B rated movies. Eric and Kelly are proud fur parents to 2 dogs named Snickers and Tucker and 3 cats named Sammie, Pockets, and Crystal.
Shawn Hamilton – Construction and Project Manager
Shawn began his career in the construction industry at an early age. At 8 years old, he was helping his grandparents rebuild their house after flood water went up to the roof line. Ever since that first day of demo, he has focused on a career in home building, remodeling, and project management. After 8 years in the US Navy, Shawn studied construction management at Illinois State University, while running a log home company and building HUD homes in his free time. Somehow, he even managed to make time to woo his wife of fifteen years. Shawn has also held numerous certifications in mold remediation, fire & water restoration. He is a current member of ASHI (American Society of Home Inspectors), NRSB (National Radon Safety Board Member) radon measurement and a licensed WDI (wood destroying insect) inspector. His favorite quote: “If you want a task to be completed, give the task to a busy person.”
When Shawn does take a moment to relax, you’ll find him enjoying time with his wife, two beautiful daughters, three dogs, eight chickens and the only other male allowed on the property – a outdoor cat.
Cindy Dixon – Office Manager/Transaction Coordinator
(513) 443-8008 Cindy@OhioTurnkey.com
Cindy came from a background of working directly for an upcoming CEO of Procter & Gamble to being a Customer Service Manager at Wal-Mart. We decided to hire her for a variety of reasons including the fact that if she can handle the diverse pressures and types of problems in those environments, then taking care of our problems should be easy! She currently drives 45 minutes to work every day and enjoys using that uninterrupted time to focus her thoughts and plans for the day. However, she does plans to move closer this summer to limit the nasty winter commute!
While she maintains a long distance friendship with a pilot who is most often in the air, she is perfectly happy staying rooted to the ground. She has a passion for motorcycles and even though she doesn’t currently own one, she rides often with others and plans to buy one in the near future. She has raised her family and has now found the time to pursue a passion in real estate. While her son is now older, they still spend a great deal of quality time together. She loves to read fantasy books that draw her into other worlds. She has volunteered at animal shelters and at the Cincinnati Zoo many years ago, as animals give her a great enjoyment. She has also done volunteer work in Senior Homes spending time and talking with people who do not have many visitors and organizing games and activities.
Darren Mullins – Dispositions Manager
Darren has a background in sales but wasn’t able to combine those skills with his love of real estate until joining us. He loves selling a high-quality product to people and you can tell he really cares about his clients! He has also spent time as an EMT/FIRE volunteer which is just further proof of his big heart.
Darren works hard to provide for his wife and their 5-year-old son, Jack. When he isn’t busy working Darren loves spending his time with his family, including their dog Abby. Between Jack’s passion for talking and Abby’s never-ending energy it’s a wonder Darren doesn’t take more naps! Finding time for himself can be difficult, but when he can, Darren likes to hit the gym, work on his own RE investment portfolio and read.
Nichell Williams – General Manager
Nichell is our Superstar General Manager. She’s also Mandi’s sister, but we don’t hold that against her! She’s been involved in Ohio Real Estate investing and Rental Property Management since 2008. She also holds a degree in Radiography that she obtained in 2006 before deciding that Real Estate was the way to go for her.
Nichell joined our team in 2009 and has been a hugely integral part of our continued growth and evolution. On top of her career with us, her little ones (Leif age 1 and Holly age 5) keep her very busy! She works from home most days to take care of her family. When she does get some free time, she loves outdoor activities of every kind. Hiking, biking, jogging, camping….anything involving nature you’ll find her there! We are all super thankful to have her as part of our team and she’s thankful for a company that allows her the flexibility to work from home when needed!
Tricia worked in the field with us for a year and now she divides her time between the field and the office.
We absolutely love her sunny disposition and sweet personality!
Erica Lipscomb, Executive Admin Assistant
Erica was born and raised in Butler County and currently resides in Hamilton, Ohio. She is a graduate of Talawanda High School and a business graduate of D. Russel Lee Career Technology Center class of 2003. Since graduation, she has dedicated herself to different aspects of business. In the past, she has been the head of a media department, an office manager, a rental manager and now our teams dedicated Executive Administrative Assistant.
Erica has been a professional cake decorator since the age of 12 when she was certified. She also enjoyed competing in beauty pageants; her most prestigious title is Miss 2000 Ohio Sunburst Overall. Her hobbies include cake decorating, cooking and baking, arts and crafts of all sorts, cosmetology and recently started creating decorations and coordinating weddings. She is also an animal lover with two beloved Chihuahuas at home.
Ryan Zaman, Client Relations Supervisor