A family-owned business since 1948. The Constine family has over 70 years of experience in all facets of building, maintaining, and daily operation of manufactured housing communities. A number of successful business ventures have added to an interesting history, and has resulted in a diverse and dedicated staff.

In 1948, Lawrence and Clara Constine, grandparents of the current owners, opened a “trailer court” on the property where Woods and Fields West is located today. This smaller “court” expanded, improved, and evolved into Owosso Trailer Park. The next generation, Dale and Lorraine Constine, became the owners of this park and also established a successful RV sales business. They eventually sold the RV business and built an excavating and trucking company, what is now known as “Constine Gravel Company”.

The third generation purchased the business in 1987, expanding the trucking operation and adding aggregate mining to the Constine portfolio. Owosso Trailer Park East, the Krouse Rd. location, was developed and opened at this time. The names of the two communities were changed to “Woods & Fields Communities” in January of 2000 to more accurately reflect the transformation of the homes and the business.

In July of 2009, Constine Communities incorporated the manufactured housing and sales divisions, separating them from the mining and trucking businesses. Since this time Constine Communities has added the Maple Leaf and Northwoods Communities, each bringing their own unique character. Constine Communities has come a long way from the original “trailer court” of long ago.

Dawn Ballard
Dawn BallardOffice Manager

Dawn graduated from Corunna High School. She attended Baker College and earned a degree in accounting with a minor in computer information systems. Dawn taught several math, software, and intro to business classes at Baker College of Owosso. After working for Baker, she became the Staff Accountant at Woodard for about 2 years. Throughout her time working for Woodard, she was also employed through Robert Half, traveling all over doing various accounting jobs.

She started with, what was then called the Owosso Trailer Park, in February of 1996 as the receptionist. Dawn played a huge role as the Owosso Trailer Park expanded into Constine Communities, Inc, and our number of communities doubled in size. She is currently the Office Manager for CCI.

She has three children and seven grandchildren, as well as two great-grandchildren. She enjoys spending time with her friends, gardening, and traveling.

Randy Lawrence
Randy LawrenceSales Manager

Randy graduated from Ovid-Elsie High School in 1979. After high school, Randy took insurance classes at Michigan State University.

Prior to starting with CCI, he worked with Household Finance as the Assistant Manager doing consolidation loans. Randy started with Constine Communities Inc. in April of 2004 as the Sales Manager.

He married his wife Ester on December 9, 1995. With three children and 17 grandchildren, he stays busy. An avid outdoorsman, he enjoys hunting, camping, and boating. He is active in the Church of Jubilee in Owosso. He also enjoys spending time with his grandchildren.

Mackenzie Constine
Mackenzie ConstineSales & Marketing Coordinator

Mackenzie graduated from Corunna High School in 2017. After graduating she jumped into the workforce feet first as she began working for Durand Senior Care and Rehab Center full-time. After three months of working for DSCRC, she was offered a position working for a physician. She worked for the physician for nearly two years before coming to CCI full-time.

Mackenzie started with Constine Communities part time in November of 2019 and transitioned to a full time position at the beginning of February of 2020. She is currently staging our sales homes, selling homes out of our Northwoods community, and is working alongside AZEE Business Solutions on the marketing for CCI.

She welcomed a baby boy in May of 2021 and currently resides in Ovid with her husband, son, and her Laborador Retriever. She enjoys spending time with her family, traveling, and shopping.

Richelle Watz
Richelle WatzAdministrative Assistant

An Owosso native, Richelle graduated from Owosso High School in 1993. After graduating high school she earned an associates degree in applied science/medical assistant from Baker College of Owosso. In 2013 Richelle went back to Baker and obtained an associates degree in business.

Before coming to CCI, Richelle worked for six different ear nose and throat surgeons for 13 years, did in-home daycare, and was a receptionist at a local salon, Looks Unlimited. She started as an Administrative Assistant with CCI in March of 2019.

She married her husband Jeremy on August 23, 2019, making a blended family of eight with six boys between the two of them. She enjoys spending summers at the lake, shopping, and playing with her dogs.

Before coming to CCI, Richelle worked for six different ear nose and throat surgeons for 13 years, did in-home daycare, and was a receptionist at a local salon, Looks Unlimited. She started as an Administrative Assistant with CCI in March of 2019.

She married her husband Jeremy on August 23, 2019, making them a blended family of eight with six boys between the two of them. She enjoys spending summers at the lake, shopping, and playing with her dogs.

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