Lisa Tate

Owner

Lisa started building when she was just a kid in Maryland. She built forts in the woods, tree houses equipped with zip lines, boats to use when the backyard flooded, and all sorts of furniture.

She holds a degree in Architectural Design from Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C., not far from where she grew up. After graduation, although Lisa had never traveled west of the Mississippi, she packed everything she owned into her small Honda Hatchback, and she started driving west. After weeks of exploring the mountains and the desert—camping near the Four Corners, biking in Utah, and hiking through Sedona—Lisa landed in Phoenix and she never left.

She started working for the award-winning architectural firm, Jones Studio, where she worked for Eddie Jones and where she first met her husband, architect, Mark Tate. She and Mark opened their own studio where they did architectural design and made custom furniture and cabinets. For over ten years, she designed and built furniture, large cabinet installations, and entry doors—all by hand—until they closed the business, and she returned to her true passion: residential construction.

Lisa has been a custom home builder in North Scottsdale, building high-end residential homes ever since—for nearly 15 years. She has created and implemented systems that make the building process simpler for her homeowners, encompassing everything from material selection, and pricing, to obtaining purchasing approvals, and each step of the development stage. All of these processes allow her homeowners to understand what they’re buying and how each piece fits into their budget.

Lisa has a great eye for architectural design, building details, and, as she says, just the right amount of OCD to be thorough in her work and communications. Lisa works with unwavering integrity and enthusiasm—she treats each of her homes as though it is her own.

She lives in Cave Creek with Mark, their children, and their many animals, including their new pug puppy, Edison. She loves hiking, biking, watching her son’s soccer games and sitting on her patio listening to the sounds of the desert.

Matt Zeno, Construction Manager

Matt Zeno

Construction Manager

Matt first started building when he was just 14-years-old. His family had recently relocated from Michigan to Cave Creek, exchanging 40 below zero temperatures and 14 foot snow berms for the 70 degree winters of Arizona. As a teenager, he worked construction for local artists and did framing, windows, and roofing.

Matt studied Business Management and Human Resources at Northern Arizona State University, and when he returned to the Valley, his new expertise allowed him to delve deeper into construction.

Matt’s career began in commercial construction. For over ten years he worked with goliath construction companies like Del Webb and Toll Brothers, working his way up from Lead Builder, to Lead Superintendent and Project Manager. Matt learned the ins and outs of general contracting and studied the checks and balances built into the systems of these successful companies. In more recent years, Matt was building high-end custom homes in the same communities that Lisa builds in.

Over the years, he has managed a team of 25 superintendents, closing on over 5,000 homes a year. At Full Circle, he’s involved in every piece of the building from moving dirt to the final finishing touches prior to move-in, all while ensuring the highest workmanship from each trade and meeting or beating the quick turnaround that Full Circle offers.

Matt lives in Cave Creek with his other half, Melissa, and their four kids. One of his favorite pastimes is picking a spot on a map at random and going there to explore. When he’s not outside hiking, fishing, four-wheeling or camping, Matt is studying alternative building like solar systems, how low voltage works, or straw-bale construction builds. He recently installed solar panels on his home and a coop in the backyard for his family’s five chickens.

Susan Wilson, Accounting

Susan Wilson

Accounting

Born in Topeka, Kansas, Susan has lived in the Valley for nearly forty years. She comes to Full Circle from Logos Builders where she did accounting and bookkeeping. Prior to that she worked for a CPA firm for over 15 years. She has managed Quickbooks, Accounts receivable, and Balance sheets for construction businesses, a real estate investment firm, and the small printing and postal franchise that she co-owned for many years.  

Susan has her BA in Business Education and over the years she has been a photographer, small business owner, bookkeeper, staff accountant, and a breeder of pure bred poodles. For five years, she bred 4 litters, producing over 40 puppies, of which she became particularly attached to the four who still live with her today. For a period, she even showcased her poodles and has the awards to prove it.

In her spare time, Susan enjoys water aerobics and visiting her 4-year-old granddaughter who lives in Atlanta.  

Lauren Sigston

Lauren Sigston

Office Manager

Lauren has been assisting Full Circle with administration for over three years.

Lauren moved to Phoenix with her family when she was just 12-years-old. She attended Chaparral High School and Scottsdale Community College before she started work in the financial industry as a banker. She brings over 20 years of administrative experience in finance and residential leasing, and an enthusiastic commitment to the diverse Full Circle team.

She’s an active mom. When Lauren isn’t working, she’s shuttling her two daughters to school, cheerleading, and golf, and herself to Hidden Hills Elementary School where she is the Vice President of the PTSA. She lives with her daughters, her husband Paul, and their 22lb Siberian cat, Bear, and their 16 lb. Chiweenie, Bosco.