Hi, I’m Adam Pettengell. With a smile, a few English words, and a story or two, let me make this new chapter of your life a fun one!
No, the accent isn't from Australia or New Jersey! I'm from across the pond and the rainy, often grey, London, England.
I joined Schell Brothers in 2010 and have never looked back. Recent career highlights include being named 'Rising Star' for the state of Delaware at the Regal Awards in 2012, MVP in sales for Schell Brothers 2014, Company MVP in 2017 and in 2015 & 2016 was named Top Sales Person at Schell Brothers. I’ve also been personally involved in two Nationally (NAHB) recognized gold and silver awards for work at Schell Brothers. Since being promoted to Community Manager, I have had the pleasure of seeing the Avenue SOLD OUT, Villages at Herring Creek SOLD OUT, kicking off both Bayfront SOLD OUT and Sawgrass and now am located at Schell Brothers at Governors, where the location places you biking distance to downtown Lewes, the beach and State Park.
I know, I know, how in the world did a smashing young chap from London make it across to Lewes? Well, in 1999, I came over to coach soccer camps along the East Coast. Long story short I came to Rehoboth on my last week and met my wife-to-be at the Summerhouse. In my previous life I was a teacher but my new adventure required a new career and I was fortunate enough to find a home in the Schell family.
My Rehoboth-born wife, Brandi, and I embarked on growing a family at the beach. With Brandi being an outstanding 5th grade teacher at Shields Elementary we knew that Lewes and Rehoboth were the places we wanted our children to grow up. Well, Oliver and Minnie, plus Milo Pistachio the dog, have made us a family and we all love living at the Beach.
I'm a little different from most people in my position. Well, yes, the accent and bright Summer coloring is part of it. The odd scooter ride into work may be an oddity as well. The fifty or so pictures of myself scattered all around the model is somewhat strange. The full fridge of beer in the model is a big positive for most but more importantly I'm a big believer in looking at the big community picture. I see my role as much more than building individual homes. I see my role as building a community from the inside out. Bringing people together who are embarking on a new stage of their life at the beach. Not just about making the build process a fun and happy experience but also making sure, once the house is finished, the homeowners can call this community/area their forever home, as I have come to do.
Please take a look at some of my videos and blogs to truly see what I am all about. I look forward to sharing with you not only an amazing home-building experience but also my local knowledge. Remember, everybody who lives at the beach becomes a local... and I can say from experience there is no better thing to be.