Meet the Apple Exteriors Team
Khue LePresident/General Manager
Yousef AbumayalehChief Executive Office
Kelly LeOffice Manager
Charles SpiesSales Manager
Allen DuvalProduction Manager
McDaniel ScalesProject Manager
Jere SolbergAdministrative Assistant
David LeCommercial Business Development
Khue started his career in the restoration industry as a door to door salesman for a local Twin Cities roofing company in 2006. In 2012 Apple Exteriors offered him a partnership in exchange for building and growing their restoration division. Since Khue has joined the company, Amana has enjoyed steady growth every year and has become very reputable in the industry.
As General Manager, Khue oversees all company operations; sales, marketing, production, project management, estimating and administrative. He’s a “get your hands dirty” type of guy, spending more time in the field working with homeowners, insurance adjusters and sub-contractors rather than sitting at the office.
Khue’s demanding day doesn’t end after work, he is a husband and a father of two, 2-year-old boy & 1-year old girl, Teddy & Eleanor. Whether it’s summer or winter, he spends as much outdoor time with his kids as possible. If he’s not with his kids, it must be Sunday during football season!!! SKOL Vikings!!!
Yousef began his career in the restoration industry after seeing multiple friends succeed and enjoy what they were doing. He liked the flexibility that it provides in order to spend more time with family.
As a Chief Executive Officer, he is hands on with sales, production and the office. He enjoys working out solutions to issues that people may face and likes the challenge of doing so. A successful businessman and entrepreneur, Yousef all owns a Speedway as a Grocery and Tobacco shop.
Yousef’s most important value is his family. A husband and father of 4, he loves to spend time watching his children grow. When he is not at work, or with his family, he enjoys sport clay shooting with friends, fine cigars and a passion for sports cars.
Kelly is head of Human Resources and handles all the bookkeeping for Apple Exteriors. She received her B.S in Financial Economics in 2012 and spent the first couple years out of college working for a large financial institution. In 2015, Kelly joined Apple Exteriors to help with some of the office responsibilities. Since then, Kelly’s role has gradually evolved into an administrative role.
As head of HR, Kelly oversees compliance, new hire onboarding, payroll and other company administrative responsibilities. She helped to create new policies and procedures to ensure compliance and takes charge when tasks and procedures seem like they need additional attention. Kelly also handles all the bookkeeping for Amana and uses her financial and organizational skills to help maintain a successful business.
While Kelly works very hard in her role here at Amana, she must maintain a flexible work schedule to care for and maintain hers and Khue’s children and household. In between working at Amana and caring for the children and house, Kelly manages to squeeze in time for herself, friends and family every chance she gets.
Charles started his career with Apple Exteriors in June of 2018 as a Sales Manager. His experience as a Civil Engineer and knowledge of the construction and insurance industry has helped Charles adapt quickly to his new role at Apple Exteriors.
As Sales Manager, Charles oversees recruiting and training new talent. He sets goals and works with his team to achieve them. While bringing in new business it critical for Charles’ role, he pairs that task with focusing on customer experience and satisfaction. We are excited to have Charles on board with us.
Charles was born and raised in the south of Brazil and came to Minnesota in September of 2017 with his wife to start their new adventure together. When Charles isn’t working, he enjoys spending time with his wife and their dog. He also likes to watch sports, especially soccer, and enjoys cooking too!
Allen “Al” started his career with Apple Exteriors after climbing roofs at 5 years old. Later in life, he got into laboring with a friend. Al attending Fridley High School before attending Anoka Vocational Tech for Mechanics.
As Production Manager, Al oversees production job orders, crew placement, subcontractor placement, and readiness. Customer satisfaction is very important to him and he does his best to make sure that it is complete.
As a father of 4, his family life is also very important to him. Al enjoys working on cars with his sons and shooting. Outside of work and family life, he enjoys training animals and dirt bike racing.
McDaniel is a Project Manager who works with our customers and specialty tradesmen to help ensure all our customers are happy from the start to finish of the work being done on their home. McDaniel knows the importance of a happy customers and there to keep our customers up to speed on the difference aspects of their home project, including scheduling the different trades, making sure the right materials are on site, keeping the flow of projects moving, and ensuring everything is fully complete and cleaned up once the job is complete. McDaniel has garnered seventeen years of specialty trades experience including roofing (7), siding (2) and painting (8) experience. McDaniel holds a high standard of workmanship of himself and the people that he works with.
McDaniel puts a lot of time and effort into his work here at Apple Exteriors but when McDaniel isn’t working, he is a father to two sons, currently 10 and 15 years old that he loves more than anything. McDaniel is also very active and spends any other free time he has bowling on a league, biking, golfing and playing basketball.
Jere works in the Apple Exteriors office providing administrative support, documentation, data entry and more. A life long Minnesotan, Jere has extensive experience in administrative support and is a bright addition to our staff.
When she’s not working, you’ll find Jere spending time with her family and anywhere near the water. She’s an avid fisherman, loves to kayak and is an avid snowboarder. If you find her inside, she’s hanging with her dog, Lucie Lu, and probably watching the Twins, Wild or Vikings.
“I started my career with Apple on 3-15-19. I have past experience selling roofs, windows, siding, as well as additional construction projects in the past. I worked 10 plus years in irrigation/ landscaping as the first contact to the property manager for over 300 living town home units. I have sold both residential and commercial renovations.”
In his free time, Quinn enjoys watching sports and spending time outside, especially fishing. His favorite sports team is the Vikings. In high school at Mounds View class of 2007, Quinn set the All Time Minnesota track and field State record for the 400 meters. That remains the record today. Quinn ran track at University of Wisconsin with an Athletic Scholarship and graduated with a degree in Sociology.
David joined Apple Exteriors to focus on Commercial Construction Sales. His extensive experience in sales and business development and patient approach and commitment to understanding the client’s needs have made Apple Commercial Construction a successful venture.
When he is away from work, Dave enjoys long walks on the beach and reading ancient Gaelic literature. He’s an accomplished Salsa dancer too!
“Working with Apple Exteriors was great. Jeff
The siding, window wraps, soffit, and fascia was completed quickly and in a very professional manner – Apple Exteriors’s service was over the top from start to finish. I highly recommend using Amana for your exterior home improvement needs!”