Derek grew up in Mendon NY and attended HFL. Derek still resides in Mendon with his wife and 3 children. At a young age Derek became the Groundskeeper and Head of Maintenance at a local estate. Over the years he has garnered experience in every aspect of home maintenance and construction from carpentry, roofing and siding, to mechanicals, interior finishes and painting. Derek brings his wide ranging skill set to Rode Homes, Inc. Derek enjoys spending time with his family, renovating his home and supporting his wife’s horse hobby.