In this digital world of interactions, HME is committed to getting back to the basics. People first, and the rest will follow.


HME Companies is a full-service real estate development firm in Brookings, SD, developing and managing an array of real estate entities across South Dakota. HME focuses on four real estate sectors: Senior Living, Multifamily, Commercial, and Residential.
HME Companies oversees all the assets in SLH’s portfolio. HME has consistently shown its ability to ensure all stakeholders have the highest levels of reputation and returns.

Core Values

Respect People's Differences

Help People Succeed

Understand Challenges of Others

Listen More

Seek Advice

Know Where we are Headed & Why

Our Leadership Team

Kirk Simet

HME Companies & HME Care

Erick Rangel

HME Companies & HME Care

Victoria Blatchford

Senior VP
HME Companies & HME Care

Corbin Kratovil

HME Companies

Lane Warzecha

Director of Development
HME Companies

Ann Brandt

Director of Marketing
HME Companies

Mark Elliott

Director of Strategic Planning & Leadership Development
HME Companies

Our Team


Lane Warzecha

Development Project Manager, HME Companies

Jerry Svennes

Development Project Manager. HME Companies

Jesse Brockhouse

Development Project Manager. HME Companies


Corbin Kratovil

Vice President, Development & Construction Departments

Jay deBlonk

Senior Project Manager, HME Companies

Lee Hegdahl

Project Superintendent, HME Companies

Jordan Zmuda

Project Superintendent, HME Companies

Kevin Hilmoe

Director of Technology, HME Companies & HME Care Services

Lucas Smith

Interior Designer & Procurement, HME Companies

Brad Merriman

Project Manager, HME Companies


Torin Peterson

Controller, HME Companies

Tracey Mahlstedt

Business Manager, HME Companies

Kristen Beer

Administration Risk Manager, HME Companies & HME Care Services

Bill Retterath

Consultant, HME Companies


Ann Brandt

Director of Marketing, HME Companies

Mark Elliot

Account Executive, HME Companies

Jenny Quinn

Design Professional, HME Companies

Makenna Mahanke

Media Coordinator, HME Companies


Lacey Rentschler

HR Manager, HME Companies & HME Care Services

Emily Crackel

Administration Assistant, HME Companies & HME Care Services

HME Care

Lisa Schaefer

Director of Operations, HME Care Services

Betty Steen

Advisor, HME Care Services

Andrea Riss

Administration, HME Care Services

HME Properties

HME Real Estate