Meet Our Staff

Tim Miller – President

  • Tim is married to his wife, Janet, and they have 2 children – Chelsey and Chase.  Chelsey is married to Matt Yoder and they have 2 daughters, Elliott and Rylee.
  • Tim’ hobbies are golfing, water skiing and snow skiing.  He is also a private pilot with his twin engine, instrument and helicopter rating.
  • Tim graduated from Concord High School in Elkhart Indiana in 1981 and attended Southwestern Michigan College for Business Management.
  • Tim grew up in the housing industry. He started framing houses when he was a freshman in high school and worked his way through almost every aspect of the residential housing industry. Tim started Fireside Homes Inc. in 1985 and started developing residential neighborhoods in 1986.  He has built over 650 homes and has developed 24 communities with more than 1200 home sites throughout Elkhart County in Indiana.
  • Tim has been a member of the Builder’s Association of Elkhart County since 1985.  He served as president of this association in 1991 and 1992.  He has also served on the Indiana State Builder’s Association and was elected president of the President’s Council in 1992. He was honored with the Outstanding Achievement Award that same year.  Tim also won the prestigious Fairbanks Award in Elkhart for beautifying the county. Among other awards over the years, he was presented with Best Interior Design, Best Bath, Best Kitchen, Best Exterior, and Best Overall Design for the Elkhart County Parade of Homes. Fireside is also licensed to build homes in Michigan as well as Indiana. Tim is an active member in his local church and supports numerous charitable organizations throughout Michiana.
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Mike Groves – Renovations

  • Mike is married to his wife, Niki, & together they have 5 children – Bo, Aaron, Molly, Brody, & Xavier.
  • Outside of work, Mike enjoys riding motorcycle, camping & golfing.
  • Mike graduated from Fairfield High School in 1991.
  • Mike has been working in the construction industry since 1987 & has earned various certificates from extensive training in the industry & also holds a Michigan Builders License.
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Josh Hatcher – Project Manager

  • Josh is married to Kelly and they have 2 children – Madison & Hudson.
  • Outside of work, he enjoys boating with his family, fishing, hunting, golfing, & fast cars.
  • Josh graduated from Gult Coast High School in Naples, FL in 2002. He then went on to Edison State College where he majored in Business.
  • Josh has been working in the construction industry since he was 15 years old. His father owned a custom home business in Naples where Josh started shadowing him at a young age. Josh then started his own business focusing on site development.

Dan Yoder – Production Manager

  • Dan is married to his wife, Rachel, & they have 3 children – Emily, Brody & Sadie.
  • Outside of the office, Dan enjoys being with his family, golfing, and fishing.
  • Dan graduated from Northridge High School in Middlebury, Indiana, in 1999. He went on to graduate from Indiana Wesleyan University in 2003 with a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration.
  • Dan has over 10 years of manufacturing and construction experience. He spent 5 years at Crest Homes, a modular home distributor in Middlebury, Indiana. There he was responsible for the cost accounting, as well as the service and warranty department. He then spent close to 6 years at Finish Line Corporate in Indianapolis, Indiana, where he did accounting, facilities maintenance, and was a vital member of their construction department.
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Crystal Wyse – Assistant Production Manager & Service/Warranty

  • In her leisure time, Crystal enjoys talking her dogs for long walks, reading, taking road trips to visit friends, and dabbling with sketching and painting. Slowing down life’s fast pace and taking time to enjoy the simple things is her main focus.
  • Crystal graduated from Northridge High School in Middlebury, Indiana.
  • After graduating from high school, Crystal started working in the construction industry at HHI Wholesale Home Center. She held several positions there, eventually becoming the Inside Sales Coordinator. She also managed a dental practice and owned her own pet supply store. She gained experience with fencing, railing, decking and pergolas while working in the Customer Service/Inside Sales at Vinyl By Design.
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Angie McDowell – Accounting Manager

  • Angie is married to her husband, Bill. She has 2 stepdaughters – Shawn and Shannon. Shawn is married and has 2 boys, Nathan and Travis. Shannon has 2 children, Derek and Addison.
  • Angie’s hobbies are golfing, playing cards and attending her grandchildren’s sporting events.
  • Angie graduated from Goshen High School in Goshen Indiana in 1983. She has taken several miscellaneous college courses between the years 1991 and 1993.
  • Angie began working as a credit manager for Keyline Sales in Elkhart Indiana shortly after graduating high school. Her responsibilities included organizing many detailed projects and several other duties relating to accounting. In 1994, Angie joined the Fireside team where she keeps record of all general bookkeeping. She is also responsible for accounts payable, invoice coding, payroll, maintaining job costs and organizing multiple land development projects.
  • Angie was the Elkhart Unit Commander for the Disabled American Veterans Auxiliary (DAVA) Chapter #19 from 2005-2008. She became the DAVA Department of Indiana State Commander as well as Chapter #19 Adjutant from 2008-2009. Until 2012, Angie remained the DAVA Chapter #19 Unit Commander. She is currently the treasurer of the Tri Kappa Sorority, Alpha Rho Chapter.
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Janet Miller – Design Coordinator

  • Janet is married to her husband, Tim, & they have 2 children – Chelsey and Chase. Chelsey is married to Matt Yoder and they have 2 daughters, Elliott and Rylee.
  • Janet enjoys being outdoors. She likes to spend time boating, golfing, snow skiing and shopping.
  • Janet graduated from Lincoln-Way High School in New Lenox Illinois in 1981. She attended Joliet Junior College from 1981-1982.
  • Janet started her Interior Design career by decorating Fireside’s first Parade of Homes in 1985. She continued working in interior design until 1994 when she decided to stay at home to raise her children. She re-entered the design field in 2005 when Master’s Builders of Union Michigan, a commercial contractor, asked her to help them do design work for churches and schools. In 2010, she rejoined the Fireside team and is now helping our clients choose their home’s decor that compliments for their lifestyles.
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Chelsey Yoder – Marketing & Social Media

  • Chelsey is married to her husband, Matt, & they have 2 daughters – Elliott and Rylee.
  • Chelsey enjoys spending time with family and friends. She enjoys being outdoors and spending time at her parent’s lake property.
  • Chelsey graduated from Elkhart Christian Academy in Elkhart Indiana in 2006. She then attended Taylor University before graduating from Bethel College in Mishawaka Indiana with an Associate’s Degree in Business Management in 2009.
  • Chelsey has worked in the marketing field for several years. She worked as an Administrative Assistant for a local church and then was an assistant to the director of the former YMCA of Elkhart County, Elkhart Indiana.
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