our Team

Our Team

The Citation Northern team is a dedicated group of professionals, many of who have been with the company for over a decade, working together to make new-home dreams come true. From the principal to the sales consultants, to the customer service representatives to the contractors, everyone under the Citation Northern umbrella consistently goes above and beyond the call of duty to exceed homebuyers’ ever-changing expectations. They are the foundation for the builder’s success.

  • President
    Dennis Cheney

    "I founded Citation Northern over 40 years ago, and since day one I have put something of myself into each Citation Northern home. I believe my personal involvement with neighborhood location, artistic home design and selection of quality materials has kept Citation foremost among industry leaders."







  • Vice President of Operations
    Cari Cheney

    Cari started her road to Vice President of Operations as a customer service representative in 1994 working directly with Citation Northern homeowners. From 1996 through 1999, she became skilled in the duties of an assistant housing superintendent, contracts administrator and purchasing.

    In 2000, Cari was promoted to Vice President of Operations where she currently among her many other responsibilities works with architects, designers, marketing and sales teams to create homes and sales campaigns that are uniquely Citation Northern.

  • Executive Vice President
    Dan Nicolaus

    Dan joined the Citation Northern team in 1988 as an assistant superintendent and customer service representative. Dan quickly moved up to Job Superintendent in 1990, where he oversaw all the aspects of project management for 7 years.

    In 1999, Dan was promoted to Executive Vice President. After working closely with Dennis Cheney for many years, Dan brings his industry expertise and knowledge of the Citation Northern vision to all he does. Whether it is forward planning and land acquisition, land entitlement, or subdivision improvements, Dan is consistent in upholding the integrity of the Citation Northern brand.

  • Vice President of Sales
    Chantel Lamphear

    In 1995, Chantel came to Citation Northern where she worked as its community sales manager for 3 years. In June of 1999, Chantel was promoted to Vice President of Sales, where she is the broker of record and performs all the necessary functions of the home-buying process.

    For over 10 years now, Chantel has been the “face” of Citation Northern to its homebuyers. She prides herself in giving each buyer a wonderful home buying experience, making each one feel that they are part of a special family. Citation Northern enjoys a healthy repeat buyer business, which in great part, is due to the personal handling she gives each buyer.