With over 200 employees, Stock Development has grown to become one of the most dynamic and innovative development and construction companies in Southwest Florida. The firm is led by a team of experienced, knowledgeable and dedicated executives.
K.C. Stock, Chairman
Originally from Oconto, Wisconsin, K.C. Stock first started out in the lumber business in 1971 after buying his retired father’s share in Stock Lumber. Along with his wife Georgia and four sons, K.C. ran the lumberyard for 30 years and sold it in 1997. Four years later, K.C., along with his son Brian, formed Stock Development. Since then the pair have developed several high-end luxury communities throughout South West Florida, including Grandezza in Estero, Olde Cypress and Lely in Naples, Paseo in Fort Myers and Vivante in Punta Gorda.
K.C. continues to be active in the development company he started with his son Brian and together they have built one of the most successful development companies along the Gulf Coast.
Brian Stock, CEO
Stock is a native of Oconto, Wisconsin and a graduate of St. Norbert College in DePere, Wisconsin, where he earned a degree in business administration. Brian has close to 30 years of experience in real estate development, construction and sales & marketing. Stock learned business from the bottom up working in his family’s business in numerous positions. Stock Development is a family owned company and Brian along with his father, K. C. has created one of the most dynamic development companies along the Gulf Coast. Stock Construction, the homebuilding division has built over 2,500 homes throughout Southwest Florida and was named the Builder of The Year in 2009 by the Collier Building Industry Association . Stock Development is currently building in 8 communities throughout Southwest Florida.
Today, Brian makes his home in Naples and prides himself on seeing to it that the company with his name on it gives back to the community in which it does business. As a result, Stock Development and its employees are active in numerous local charities and associations.
Bob Imig, President, Stock Construction
Bob Imig a native of Green Bay, Wisconsin, has seventeen years of experience in the construction industry. He is a graduate of Ottawa University in Milwaukee, Wisconsin where he earned a degree in business administration.
Imig spent 18 years as an industrial engineering manager for United Parcel Service in Elm Grove, Wisconsin. In 1995, he became the manager of Stock Lumber in Sussex, Wisconsin before founding Imig Development in Green Bay, Wisconsin in 1998.
Imig moved to Southwest Florida in 2002 to start Stock Development’s Construction Division. Imig currently serves as the President of Stock Construction, the home building division of Stock Development. Since its inception Stock Construction has built over 2,500 homes through out Southwest Florida in six luxury Master Planned Communities.
Imig currently serves as President of the Collier Building Industry Association and is actively involved in the local community. Bob prides himself on his team’s customer service approach to the home-building industry and as the 2009 Builder of the Year it is apparent in every home Stock Construction delivers to a new homeowner.
Claudine Leger-Wetzel, VP of Sales & Marketing
Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Stock Development
President – Stock Development Real Estate Services
A native of Montréal, Canada, Claudine Léger-Wetzel is a graduate of Florida State University where she earned her degree in Business Administration. Léger-Wetzel has over 20 years of experience in the Southwest Florida Real Estate, Marketing and Sales arena.
In 1985, Léger-Wetzel joined the Ritz-Carlton Hotel in Naples where she served in a variety of capacities within the hotel industry. She later joined Westinghouse Communities where she served for over 10 years in marketing, sales and country club management.
Léger-Wetzel joined Stock Development in 2001 and currently serves as the Vice President of Sales and Marketing.
Leger-Wetzel has been recognized by her peers and has won numerous Pinnacle and Sand Dollar Awards for excellence in Marketing and Sales. In 2006 she was awarded the Gold Award for Marketing from the National Association of Home Builders.
Claudine is very involved in the community where she lives and has been involved in numerous local charities including the Collier County Education Foundation, The Lee & Collier Building Industry Associations, The Boys & Girls Club of Lee and Collier County to name a few. Claudine has been married to her husband Greg for 25 years and they have three children.
Chad R. Kocses, Chief Financial Officer
Originally residing in Upper Saddle River, New Jersey, Chad Kocses graduated from Roger Williams University, Bristol, Rhode Island, with a degree in Business Administration and Finance. He relocated to Florida in 1998 and joined the WCI Communities Homebuilding Corporate Division as a Staff Accountant. Throughout his seven years with WCI, Chad was promoted to Financial Manager of their Treasure Coast Division and then became the Corporate Homebuilding Account Manager.
In 2005, Chad became Corporate Controller for Stock Development and was soon promoted to Vice President of Finance where his expertise was relied upon for all accounting, financial and banking matters for the Company. In January 2011, he became the Chief Financial Officer, his current position today.
His accreditations also include completion of various Leadership Development and Training Programs as well as Ed Klopfer School of Real Estate. He has over twelve years experience in all aspects of homebuilding accounting, finance and banking.
Keith Gelder, Director of Land Development
Keith Gelder joined Stock Development, LLC in 2006 and currently serves as the Director of Land Development responsible for overseeing all land acquisitions and development operations. His responsibilities include leading all due diligence, entitlement, planning, permitting, project management, and compliance for all of Stock’s land holdings. Since joining the company, he has developed infrastructure for 15 communities encompassing more than 3,000 residential units including Lely Resort, one of Collier County’s largest DRI’s.
Prior to joining the company, Mr. Gelder worked as an Acquisition Analyst at Raymond James Tax Credit Funds specializing in the acquisition of income properties. Mr. Gelder received a B.S. in Finance and a Masters of Business Administration (MBA) from the University of Florida. He is also an active member of the Urban Land Institute (ULI) and holds an active Florida real estate license and a Private Pilot’s license with the FAA.
Ronnie Evans, President of Noble Title & Trust
Ronnie Evans serves as the President of Noble Title and Trust where she manages a team of 10 associates who serve the needs of Stock Construction and those throughout SW Florida
Erica Lolli, President of Stock Financial
Under Erica Lolli’s leadership Stock Financial has established itself as one of Southwest Florida’s most respected mortgage companies. Despite the challenging market and regulation changes in the mortgage industry, Stock Financial remained busy and profitable. Lolli attributes this to the company’s adaptability, believing that knowledge is power. Many mortgage brokers claim competitive interest rates and attractive programs, but Stock Financial placed a greater emphasis on educating their customers to the new realities in the mortgage industry and ensuring their clients were not surprised by the more onerous loan applications.
Erica insisted that her loan officers be well-educated in the latest changes in the industry and pass that information on to clients to set realistic expectations about the new reality and to establish Stock Financial as a trusted financial advisor rather than simply a mortgage company. In particular, the credit crunch dramatically impacted mortgages on condominiums, making them more difficult to obtain and Stock Financial became an expert in this area.
Leading by example, Erica continues to stay current with the latest changes in the real estate industry and the mortgage industry. Erica is a well known speaker and has delivered numerous presentations to the local real estate boards on issues that affect their industry and her strength is sharing this complex subject information in terms the public can understand. Her approach paid dividends by setting realistic customer expectations at the outset of the loan process, which removed obstacles and streamlined the loan process.
In 2008, Stock Financial earned the Gold Award of Excellence for Retail Mortgage Production from the Mortgage Bankers Association of Florida. Erica served as President of the SW Chapter of the Mortgage Bankers Association in 2010. She received the NABOR Rising Star Award and Stock Financial was named Affiliate of the Year.