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!
Please note that as of Friday, July 24, masks or facial coverings are required when visiting any of our model center locations due to COVID-19 regulations. Our team will be wearing them as well.
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Model homes in Portage
Visit us and walk through some of our most popular floor plans.
Meet the sales team
Our dedicated team of Sales Managers and New Home Consultants are here to make your dream home a reality.
Sara Sales Manager
Sara’s dad initiated her passion for design and construction, so when she started her career with Wayne Homes as a Design Consultant, we knew she would be a perfect fit. Now, as a Sales Manager, Sara is continuing her passion by helping customers create and build their dream homes with our Portage team. When Sara isn’t helping our customers build their dream home, she is spending time with her husband, their two children, and boxer, Murphy, in her own Wayne home. Together, her family enjoys being outdoors and boating. Her family is very active and, as most moms would say, her children keep her on her toes!
Lauren New Home Consultant
Prior to working at Wayne Homes, Lauren was a bridal consultant. Now, instead of focusing on the “big day,” she will be focusing on the “happily ever after” with her soon to be homeowners. “Everyone has an idea of their own dream home,” Lauren said. “I am very excited to help my clients customize their home and turn their dreams into a reality.” Lauren grew up close by at Berlin Lake and graduated from the University of Mount Union in 2016. In her free time, Lauren enjoys staying active outdoors, including wakeboarding, surfing, flyboarding, and any other extreme watersports, and is an avid runner. If she has to be inside, she enjoys cooking magnificent meals and entertaining.
Lauren New Home Consultant
“Home is such a loaded word that means so much to so many people,” Lauren said. “Home is where family gathers and memories are made. I love finding out exactly what home means to each of my customers and then using that information to help them create a functional space that they can make all new memories in!” And home is exactly what Lauren will create for you as your New Home Consultant. After building a home earlier this year with her husband, Ryan, Lauren has first-hand experience with the building process. When Lauren isn’t at the office, she enjoys hosting game nights with her husband and friends, as well as dining out, working out, and spending time with their daughter, Cavanaugh, and dog, Randy.
Lori New Home Consultant
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.
Christian New Home Consultant
Christen comes to Wayne Homes with sales experience with the Cleveland Cavaliers and Browns and is a recent graduate from the University of Toledo where he majored in Marketing and Organizational Leadership and Business Administration. With so much passion and drive, we have no doubt he will create an outstanding experience for our homeowners. And you could say construction and customer satisfaction runs in the family – Christian’s father is the Construction Manager at our Hartland Model Center. In his free time, Christian enjoys producing music, playing video games, and attending music festivals.