About Norton Luxury Homes

Bob Norton

Norton Development Company, it’s affiliate companies, subsidiaries and/or investment partners referred here simply as “Norton Development” specialize in land development, luxury home building, remodeling and other related real estate investments.

With over 30 years combined experience acquiring, developing, building, renovating and selling residential real estate, Norton Development has established itself as an industry leader. Targeting the growing wave of baby boomers, Norton Development designs each home with a focus on quality and functionality with a special emphasis on making each home unique as well as move-in ready.

Bob Norton

In 2003, Bob decided to start Norton Development Company and Norton Luxury Homes with the purpose of building luxury “spec” homes. Currently with dozens of spec homes completed and sold, Bob’s passion is the luxury market of Paradise Valley, Scottsdale and the Metro Phoenix area.

Assembling a group of exceptional team members including designers, engineers and architects, Norton Luxury Homes has and is developing a niche of reaching the wants and desires of luxury home owners.

Lainie Solie

Lainie Solie

Vice President

For nearly 25 years, Lainie Solie has been involved in real estate. Starting in 1996, she earned her real estate license and began helping clients buy and sell homes in northern Illinois. An interior designer at heart, in 2004, Lainie opened Lacy’s Design Gallery. From helping clients choose their flooring, cabinets, fixtures, and lighting, to roofing and external paint colors, to staging and furniture sales, Lacy’s Design Gallery served custom and semi-custom home builders and their clients in northern Illinois and southern Wisconsin.

In 2012, Lainie visited Scottsdale on a family vacation, and four months later, she permanently relocated to Arizona.

With a strong project management background and an eye for design, Lainie is driven to help home owners achieve their vision and dreams.

Jenna Woods

Lead Designer

In 2013, Jenna moved to Arizona from the North Carolina mountains, to attend Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts at Arizona State University. After graduating with a degree in Interior Design and a minor in Dance, Jenna became a residential designer in the Scottsdale/Paradise Valley area. Floor plan drawings, 3D modeling, material selections, and spec books quickly became her favorite way to express her creativity and contribute to designing beautiful spec and custom homes.

In 2019, Jenna joined the Norton Luxury team as an in house designer. Through her detailed drawings and heart for design, she is motivated to bring new ideas to the table and help the team build beautiful homes.

Aaron Ratliff

Office Manager

Aaron has proudly been an Arizona resident since 2004.  As a senior at Arizona State University, he is set to graduate from the W. P. Carey School of Business in 2021 with a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration.  Since first joining the Norton Luxury Team in 2019, his fascination for the luxury home market has grown.  From accounting to office management Aaron has always been motivated to manage the company’s finances.

Mitchel-Shepherd

Mitchel Shepherd

Construction Manager

As a college student, Mitchel began working for a home exterior subcontractor where his specialty became working on luxury homes in Park City, Utah.  After earning his Bachelor’s degree in Construction Management from Brigham Young University, he moved his family to Arizona to pursue his dream career in luxury home building.

After a short period of working with another builder, Mitchel jumped at the opportunity to work at Norton Luxury Homes.  His knowledge of construction and ability to solve problems are some of the strengths he brings to the team.  As the Construction Manager, Mitchel enjoys working directly with subcontractors to bring a home from dirt to finished product.