Meet Our Team


Randy Mathews

Managing Member
Principal and Managing Member of Renaissance Living, LLC, Randy started is professional career as a CPA with the largest local firm in St Louis. After nine years in the accounting profession, Randy left to start his own Real Estate Development and Construction Company. In 1994, he joined a large St Louis Metropolitan area builder as a member of their management team for eighteen years. In January 2013, he formed Renaissance Living to build a company that reflected his vision for a successful entity; A company focuses on achieving customer satisfaction first, employing a teamwork approach, while offering employees a career path that provides for complete job satisfaction and financial success along the way.


Nick Schellert

Principal Member
Principal Member of Renaissance Living, LLC, Nick started his career with a large St. Louis Metropolitan area builder after graduating from Purdue University majoring in Construction Management. As an Assistant Project Manager, he gained experience in Customer Service, Construction Estimating, Contract Administration, Construction Management, Marketing and Business Management. Nick has worked in other markets such as Louisville, Atlanta, and Nashville for top area builders gaining experience with a variety of building techniques. In addition, he worked with a local developer completing a high-end senior living facility in St. Louis. He joined Renaissance Living in September of 2014, to be a part of a Company that first focuses on serving its customers and insists its employees abide by the highest ethical standards.

Scott Eller

Scott joined Renaissance in October 2018 as a Home Owner consultant and Construction Site Manager. Scott has been in the industry for over 25 years. He began his career as a union carpenter for 15 years serving as the riding boss for the last 7 years. He worked for a national builder as a construction superintendent for several years and has more than 10 years as a construction superintendent. Scott’s duel experience as both the superintendent and subcontractor serves him well in day to day operations managing the subcontractors and controlling the efficiency and quality of our workmanship.

Wendell Smelser

Wendell joined the Renaissance team in May 2019. He has been involved in residential and commercial construction industries for 34 years. He has had extensive personal experience in electrical work as well as finish carpentry. His 15 years construction management background includes supervising multi-million dollar custom homes as well as higher volume production home builders. In addition, Wendell has built custom homes and completed a number of remodeling projects as a sole proprietor. He is well versed in all facets of construction and home design.


Tammie Loiacono Arne

Tammie had a significant role in establishing Renaissance Living, LLC. She joined Renaissance in the first few months of its existence working with our buyers and assisting them in designing and acquiring their home. Her many years and diversified experience in new home sales, existing home sales and operating a remodeling company proved to be very valuable to our home owners. Not only could she help design your home and assist with the selection of features and finishes, she could advise our buyers on preparing their existing homes for market. While Tammie is no longer a full-time member of Renaissance, she continues to be a valuable resource for the company as a market consultant and occasionally assists in home design and the selection process for individual buyers and Renaissance Market Homes.

Ruth McCormack

Ruth brings over 20 years experience and a wide range of skills unique to the home building industry in joining the Renaissance Team. As Business Manager for Renaissance, she is involved in many areas of managing the business. She handles all aspects of purchasing from identifying new products, new sources for existing products and services, managing subcontractors and suppliers and evaluating production efficiency. She works closely with our Construction Site Managers to resolve issues that occasionally arise in the construction process. She is heavily involved with our plan design and specifications to which we build. As an integral part of the management team, she helps formulate the business plan and Renaissance’s philosophy and approach to day to day operations.