Terry Russell - CEO / Partner

Terry Russell is a 30 year veteran of the homebuilding industry and has played a significant leadership role in the southeast real estate industry for over two decades. Prior to forming FrontDoor Communities with Mike Langella, Terry served as President of Reynolds Development and Management Group and has extensive experience in leading all disciplines of a real estate company. Terry spent 22 years with John Wieland Homes & Neighborhoods (JWH&N); the last 5 years as its CEO.  As CEO, he led the company to five straight years of record revenues and profits. Under his leadership,  JWH&N won hundreds of national and local awards, including being named “America’s Best Builder” in 2005.

Terry is a member of Urban Land Institute (ULI) and has served as the Chair of ULI Atlanta. He is currently Chair of the Community Development Council of ULI National.


Mike Langella - President / Partner

Mike Langella is a 21 year veteran of the homebuilding and community development industry with extensive experience in the Southeast, US. Prior to partnering with Terry Russell to establish FrontDoor Communities, Mike was with John Wieland Homes & Neighborhoods (JWH&N) for 11 years where he held a variety of senior leadership positions including Senior Vice President Strategy & Development and President of the Charleston, SC homebuilding division. As President of the Charleston, SC homebuilding division, Mike oversaw the development/homebuilding process for hundreds of homes at a time. Prior to his time at JWH&N, Mike worked for WCI Communities, developing and operating communities in Southwest Florida and California.

Mike received a BS in Business Administration from University of Connecticut and an MBA from Duke’s Fuqua School of Business.


Bill Fox - General Manager SW Florida

Bill Fox is responsible for managing FrontDoor Communities' real estate acquisitions, development, homebuilding and sales in Southwest Florida.  Bill is a third-generation homebuilder who started working in his family’s construction business at age 14.  He has significant experience in all types of residential construction and holds the designations of Graduate Master Builder and Certified New Home Sales Professional from the National Association of Homebuilders.  He is licensed in the State of Florida as a Certified General Contractor.

Bill is also a United States Marine Corps veteran and a graduate of Purdue University.  Originally from Indiana, Bill and his wife make their home in Naples and are proud parents and grandparents.