Team Member Spotlight — John Billman

Team Member Spotlight — John Billman

Team Member Highlight – John Billman

After nearly 37 years in the building trades, John joined Nino Homes in October 2021 as a project superintendent on the Nino Homes at Vintage Meadows project. In his senior year of high school, he worked for a contractor after school and on weekends. After graduating, he earned an Associate in Science degree in construction management from Hartnell Community College while continuing to work in the trades. After the first year, he began working full time and continued with school in the evenings.

Once permits are secured, John oversees and coordinates the process from laying of the foundation, scheduling and construction to a walk-through with the homeowners. John also spends time scheduling and corresponding through email, messaging and phone calls with sub-contractors to keep the project on track. “It is nice working for a local company that cares about the quality of their product and their team members,” he says. “Mike, Tracy and the whole team are great to work with.”

Born and raised in Salinas, John, a licensed general contractor, has lived in Gonzales since 2000. Married to Greta for 21 years, the couple has three teenage children. In his leisure time, he enjoys fishing, biking and camping.

 

 

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Discover country living in Greenfield and King City

Discover country living in Greenfield and King City

Discover country living in Greenfield and King City

Small town living is the first choice for many people. Yet, we all want to be close to services, shopping, activities and other conveniences that enhance our quality of life. There’s a real sense of community here in South Monterey County. It’s a place where you can get to know your neighbors, local merchants and those who staff your favorite spots. A place where you can run into people you know at restaurants, the library, shopping centers, farmer’s markets and community events. And you’re in the midst of nature’s beauty and bounty, surrounded by fertile agricultural fields and vineyards, a variety of parks, historic landmarks, majestic mountain ranges and wonders like Pinnacles National Park.

The long-established communities of Greenfield and King City are vibrant and rich with activities for the whole family that harken of yesteryear. Holiday parades, fireworks and festivities, 4H clubs, Little League, picturesque picnic and gathering spots, and a warm, welcoming sense that lets you know you’ve found home.

King City is home to the Salinas Valley Fairgrounds and annual Salinas Valley Fair. The community also hosts a number of public events, including a weekly Farmer’s Market and annual Christmas and 4th of July parades. It is also home to Mee Memorial Healthcare System, a municipal airport, a golf course, a community college satellite campus, performing arts center, a campground, and a variety of local parks and sports facilities.

The Greenfield area is home to some of Monterey County’s most prized wineries, well-equipped parks, youth and adult summer activities, holiday parades, fireworks and community events that bring people together to celebrate the seasons, and library programs that delight children of all ages.

Drive on down for a visit, take a walk through town, plan to attend a community event and see for yourself what good old-fashioned country living is all about.

Resources
ci.greenfield.ca.us
facebook.com/GreenfieldLL (Little League)
facebook.com/soledadchamber (covers Greenfield)
Kingcity.com
Kingcitychamber.com
seemonterey.com

 

 

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Path to Homeownership–You may be closer to owning a new home than you think.

Path to Homeownership–You may be closer to owning a new home than you think.

Path to Homeownership–
You may be closer to owning a new home than you think.

Have you always dreamed of owning your own home? Or are you looking for a larger home away from the city and crowds? It’s a big step. A big step that can help you build a better future. And there’s a lot to consider. Our salespeople and preferred lender can help guide you through the process to see where you stand.

STEP 1:  Schedule an Appointment at Our Sales Centers

  • Reach out to Sofia in King City or Cris in Greenfield to arrange a personalized tour of our neighborhoods and models.
  • If interested, move on to Step 2.

STEP 2:    Find Out Your Purchasing Power

  • Reach out to our preferred lender—Rob Nino at Premier Mortgage Resources.
  • To see the amount you would qualify for, Rob will guide you in pulling together the needed information.
  • Ask Rob about our currently-offered INTEREST RATE BUY-DOWN PROGRAM that can help you secure a better interest rate!

STEP 3:   Work with Cris or Sofia to set up a contract to get the perfect home for you and your family.

IT’S THAT SIMPLE!  Your salesperson and our preferred lender will stay in touch and guide you throughout the process. We get comments from many of our homebuyers on how easy and stress-free we make the process of buying a new home. We provide informative materials that outline the steps including—the I Signed a Contract—What Happens Next letter and our 30-Day Before Closing letter to keep you informed throughout the process.

WE’RE HERE TO HELP!  Call or email Sofia Sandoval (King City Sales) at 831/902-9945 or sofia@ninohomes.com.  Cris Barreto (Greenfield Sales) at 831/902-9985 or cris@ninohomes.com. Rob Nino with Premier Mortgage Resources, LLC (our preferred lender) at 831/674-5847 or rob.nino@pmrloans.com.

 

 

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Team Member Spotlight — Lois Pape

Team Member Spotlight — Lois Pape

Team Member Highlight – Lois Pape

The overwhelming consensus among her coworkers is that Lois is the glue that holds Nino Homes together. With Nino Homes since 2005, Lois has the universal respect of all who work with her, from project superintendents and subcontractors to city planners, engineers and other officials.

Some of her extraordinary skills include forecasting and planning, working and thinking ahead to keep the many facets of building neighborhoods of homes moving forward efficiently and on time. She’s the person people call when they need something done but aren’t sure who can do it. Lois will figure it out.

Her responsibilities span a wide range including working with cities on permits and necessary applications; helping Mike gather tract maps for city approval; preparing presentations to City Councils; keeping an eye on the company website; managing insurance coverages; creating public reports required by King City and Greenfield; and tracking down needed information. “I’m just one part of the team who does all this, it’s not just me,” she says with characteristic humility. “I do a little bit of everything. Whatever needs doing.”

“I love the variety of work I do here,” says Lois. “No two days, or even two hours, are the same. Mike and Tracy are very supportive of us and our families. A major benefit is that we are all treated like members of the Nino Homes family.”

Lois and Greg, her husband of 40 years, have two grown children, two young grandchildren and a “very active” Lab named Jethro. In her leisure time, she enjoys walking, hiking, and playing the role of sous chef while cooking with Greg.

 

 

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Looking for a giving opportunity this holiday season? Sarah Nino has some ideas.

Looking for a giving opportunity this holiday season? Sarah Nino has some ideas.

Looking for a giving opportunity this holiday season? Sarah Nino has some ideas.



Sarah Nino, daughter of Mike and Tracy, is currently living at Rancho de Los Niños, an orphanage in El Porvenir, a small village about an hour and a half south of the U.S border. Rancho spreads out across nearly five acres with more than 115 people living on the property. About 85 kids, from infants to young adults, call Rancho home.  There are multiple houses on the property where the children live based on their age and gender. All the homes are watched over and ran by house parents who live in small apartments inside the homes.

“I am currently living in one of the dorm apartments right in the center of the property,” says Sarah. “I really enjoy waking up every day to the sounds of little voices running around and being in the center of the action. I am currently working with the 5th and 6th graders alongside a young woman named Lee. She speaks English, French and Spanish and is quite a hoot.”

Rancho de Los Niños exists through the support of generous communities and individuals, near and far. And now you can help.

“Many people have asked how they could support the kids that are a part of my amazing journey,” she says. “After observing and talking with employees at the orphanage, I put together an Amazon Wish List that includes some of the major needs at this time.”

Find the list at www.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/ls/3L3FVZT0ANCZZ?ref_=wl_share

“When you purchase from the list, the items will be sent directly to my parents, Mike and Tracy  in Hollister,” says Sarah. I’ll pick up donations each time I’m home. Your support will do a world of good for these awesome children.”

If you’re cleaning out your closet, clothing donations are always welcome and needed. The Nino family has set up drop-off locations at their sales centers in King City and Greenfield. Call in advance. You can also call Nino Homes in Hollister, at 831-635-0745 for other drop-off options.

King City Sales Center
636 Spreckels Rd., King City 93930
Phone: 831-902-9945

Greenfield Sales Center
12 Thirteenth St., Greenfield, CA 93927
Phone: 831-902-9985

 

 

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