Get to know our model home center in Portage.

It’s time! Your family is finally building their dream home in Ohio. As you start to explore home builders and floor plans that work with your lot, lifestyle and family needs, consider visiting the Wayne Homes model home center in Portage. We will personally walk through two model homes that showcase our most popular floor plans.

Both are located off exit 43 at the intersection of I-76 and State Route 14. We’re ready to turn your new home wish list into a reality. Give Wayne Homes a call at 866-914-4735 to set up a time that works for you!

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Counties served by this model center

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Monday: 10am-8pm
Tuesday – Friday: 10am-6pm
Saturday: 10am-5pm
Sunday: 12pm-5pm

Also serving the following areas:
(WV) Northern Panhandle
(PA) PA / Ohio Border

Meet the sales team

Our dedicated team of Sales Managers and New Home Consultants are here to make your dream home a reality.

  • Rick New Home Consultant

    Rick Danals

    Funny story. After spending decades in higher education, Rick decided to take the plunge into real estate. So one day, as an agent for a local brokerage, he dropped by a Wayne Homes Model Home Center to do a little research on behalf of a client. And he was so impressed by what he discovered — the family-like attitude, the well-honed process, the commitment to quality and to customers — he decided he’d rather be a Wayne Homes New Home Consultant than a real estate agent. So now he gets to take his teaching skills and help people learn about all the benefits of building with Wayne. And then he gets to take his love of the arts and help people create a home that’s an artful expression of who they are. All of which is to say, we sure are glad Rick dropped by that day.

  • Lauren Sales Manager

    Lauren Reihl

    Lauren describes herself as having a passion for problem-solving and an eye for design. We disagree. Over the years that Lauren has worked with us at Wayne Homes, we’ve come to realize that she has a unique gift for problem solving and a wonderful, artful sense of taste and design. And she puts all that together on a daily basis, helping people build homes that are perfectly customized to fit their needs and their style. To Lauren, working at Wayne Homes is more than a job. It’s her way of making the world a better place, one happy homeowner at a time. And when she’s not doing that, you can find her whipping up something fabulous in the kitchen, traveling to a fascinating destination, or doing something crazy on a wakeboard. She says the words that best describe her are outgoing, creative, and funny. We wholeheartedly agree.

  • Lori New Home Consultant

    Lori Richardson

    With nearly two decades of experience in furniture layout and design and an eye for detail, Lori’s expertise will help you design the home of your dreams! “I am looking forward to helping my clients build their dream home and working with a great team that really cares,” she said. Lori and her husband, Mike, live in a beautiful custom farmhouse, which they built themselves 15 years ago. Together they enjoy spending time with their “large boys,” Timber, a Newfoundland mix, and Porter, a Saint Bernard mix. In her time off, Lori likes to go horseback riding with her horse Cowboy and visit their lake house in Pennsylvania.