— John Stoker, president of Victory Homes of Wisconsin, has been
named the 2018 Builder of The Year by the Metropolitan Builders
in 1953, the Builder of the Year award has recognized the best
innovators and leaders in the home building industry using
criteria including integrity, business accomplishments and
the highest honor we can get from our industry; it’s very
flattering and humbling,” said Stoker. “Personally, it’s a
hats off to my sales and management teams. They’re the ones that
get the work done and they’re the ones that made this
involvement with the MBA began over 19 years ago and includes
service on many boards and committees within the Association.
Recently he served as the 2017 president.
Homes of Wisconsin has designed and built homes since 2003.
company’s foundation was built on the principles of quality
construction, providing an enjoyable building experience, and the
unique opportunity for each homeowner to customize their new home
to meet their needs.
Homes does what a lot of our competition doesn’t. Victory Homes
builds custom homes,” Stoker said. “Every home is customized,
we want people to be able to get what they want. If I’m going to
build someone their dream home, I’m going to let them build
their dream home.”
path to Victory Homes was a unique one.
had no interest in being in real estate, I was a commercial pilot,
that’s what I wanted to do. Unfortunately in the ’90s, when I
was ready to become a commercial pilot the airlines weren’t
hiring,” Stoker said.
accepted a position in real estate and after a few months realized
not only was he good at it, but he liked it. He soon began working
at Allan Builders, became the sales manager and eventually bought
the company. In 2003 he purchased the assets of Victory Homes LTD.
the Victory Companies are comprised of two building companies,
Victory Homes of Wisconsin, Inc., and Allan Builders, LLC and a
remodeling company, Victory Renovations, LLC.
love this industry. It’s a frustrating industry. It’s hard.
There’s a lot of competition, challenges, there’s tariffs,
taxes, lumber prices, but there’s few jobs where you can take
some land and in a few months you can hand somebody the keys to
their dream home and that’s very gratifying,” Stoker said.