Who We Are

Who We Are

What started as a husband and wife company has now grown to 8 employees helping clients build their dream homes in Northeast Oklahoma. Eric & Jamie saw a need to bring each client individualized attention and in 2021, Kennedy Homes welcomed its first Superintendent, Admin & Billing Assistant, Communications and Marketing Director, and additional sales support. We stand on our mission that each Kennedy Homes employee will provide our clients with quality work serviced with honesty and integrity

Meet our team that is ready to serve you!

Eric Kennedy with Kennedy Homes

Eric Kennedy

Co-Owner & Builder

Eric was raised in Claremore, OK since the age of 3. Eric and his wife, Jamie have two daughters. Eric has 20+ years of construction experience including tile laying, framing, cabinet building and much more. He ventured out in 2009 to get his real estate license and in 2014 started Kennedy Homes. Eric saw an opportunity to be an honest contractor that home building clients could trust. He will always tell you the truth. He stands firm on the Kennedy Homes mission; Building Quality Homes with Honesty & Integrity. Eric is passionate about his business, wife, and family. The Kennedy’s oldest daughter, Shelbey, is married to Derek and they reside out of state where Derek is serving in the Air Force.  Their youngest daughter, Carlee, is currently in her last year of high school with plans to attend veterinary school in Fall of 2023.

Eric enjoys spending his free time with his family, friends, traveling, and going to Grand Lake!

Jamie Kennedy

Co-Owner & Operations Director

Jamie was born and raised in Tulsa, Oklahoma.  She and her husband, Eric, live in Claremore and have two daughters, Shelbey & Carlee. Prior to entering the real estate industry, she held various roles within businesses including office management and billing. Jamie became interested in real estate after witnessing her husband’s growth and success and decided to step in and help with managing their two real estate companies; Kennedy Homes, for new home construction, and their real estate brokerage firm, Superior Real Estate.  Jamie’s attention to detail and design have helped clients that wanted to bounce their ideas off her (which she loves!).

In her free time, she enjoys spending time with family and friends, traveling to new places, and relaxing at the lake & beach.  

Jamie Kennedy with Kennedy Homes
John Brito Kennedy Homes Superintendent

John Brito


John is Kennedy Homes dedicated Superintendent. John was formally with a local lumber company for 5+ before joining the Kennedy Homes team. He is highly involved in every project that Kennedy Homes builds. John is fluent in Spanish which adds tremendous value for communication between subs/contractors and our clients. He is organized and detail oriented with a keen eye for quality construction.  Some of his responsibilities include: overseeing construction budgets, ensuring project site health and safety compliance, as well as inspecting and supervising construction activities at our project sites. John is in constant communication with clients and supports them throughout the build process. 

In his free time, he enjoys spending time with his family, attending his children’s activities, and coaching youth teams. He loves to go fishing any chance he gets!

Ryan Deckard

Sales Support & New Client Orientation 

Ryan has experience in new home construction as a building superintendent and will assist in meeting with future clients and sales!
He is a licensed real estate agent with nearly 8 years of experience in real estate and was also managing broker for just over 2 years.
Ryan was born and raised in Claremore, OK. He and his wife, Katie, have 3 girls and a family dog named Leo. Ryan is an Air Force Veteran where he served as a Communication and Navigation Specialist on the E-3 Sentry Awacs.
In his spare time Ryan enjoys spending time with his family, taking fun vacations with the kids, playing as much golf as time allows and enjoying time in the great outdoors and fishing.
Ryan Deckard
Ditto with Kennedy Homes

Darrell “Ditto” Shanholtzer

Sales Support & Superior Real Estate Realtor

Ditto is a licensed Real Estate Realtor for our sister company, Superior Real Estate Group and also offers sales support for new clients looking to build. Ditto has helped many clients find property or residential lots that they want to build their dream home on. Looking to relocate to Oklahoma or simply moving within your town? Ditto can help you secure a piece of property and facilitate the beginning phases of building like pricing and quoting. 

In his spare time, Ditto loves to spend time with his wife and two children. They live in a new Kennedy Homes custom home you can see here. The Shanholtzers are active in church, sports, and enjoy going to Branson in their free time.  

Shelby Smith

Admin & Billing Assistant

Shelby is responsible for all things money! She keeps an active cost-tracker of each client’s project and communicates to the client and bank/mortgage companies. She is organized, timely, and helps keep our clients on budget. 

Shelby is married to Klint, and they have two children, Heidi and Owen. 

Shelby Smith Billing Specialist Kennedy Homes
Delayna Trease Communications & Marketing Director Kennedy Homes

Delayna Trease

Communications & Marketing Director 

Delayna Trease is our communications gal! As an added bonus of choosing Kennedy Homes as your builder, you get weekly updates about your project. Delayna communicates to our clients what has happened with their project the previous week and what is scheduled for the week ahead. She also helps clients know when it is time to pick out finishes all the way from shingle color to paint selections. Delayna also runs our social media accounts, website and helps spread the word about Kennedy Homes throughout Northeast Oklahoma. Anything marketing related she has it covered! #mykennedyhome

Delayna is very busy with her husband and two kids. She is busy taking her kids from school, church, and activities but keeps a fun smile on her face at all times!

Ally McClellan

Office Assistant 

Ally McClellan is Kennedy Homes office assistant. She is the niece of Eric & Jamie Kennedy. Ally does many functions inside and outside of the office that help the team and clients keep projects moving timely!

Ally is a student at NEO and is working towards an interior designer degree. 

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