With each employee active in all our developments, the collaboration of various areas of expertise results in practical, unique, and sustainable developments in our area. EagleRidge’s success is directly correlated to our team’s talent, work ethic, and experience. Each member of our team is as valued as the next. Meet our family.
James R. Bullis has been actively engaged in the planning and development of residential and mixed-use communities in the Fargo-Moorhead and surrounding areas for more than 20 years. These developments include rural estate developments such as Gray Hawk and master planned communities such as Eagle Run, Shadow Wood, Maple Ridge and Eagle Pointe. Mr. Bullis is an attorney licensed to practice in both North Dakota and Minnesota. His legal practice concentrates in the areas of commercial law and real estate development. Mr. Bullis has extensive experience representing developers in the Fargo-Moorhead and surrounding areas as well as Western North Dakota, Arizona, and Wyoming.
Jim lives in Fargo, ND with his wife and three children.
Jonathan Youness, PE
Director of Development
Since joining EagleRidge Development in 2013, Jonathan Youness has played an integral role in land acquisition, entitlements, and financial analysis for single family and multi-family properties in Fargo, Moorhead, West Fargo, and Mandan. Mr. Youness also oversees and coordinates the design, permitting, and construction of multiple multi-family and commercial developments and is also actively involved in new product development for EagleRidge Development’s multi-family construction affiliate.
Mr. Youness graduated from North Dakota State in 2004 with a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering and currently holds an active Professional Engineering license in the States of Texas and North Dakota. Prior to working with EagleRidge Development he worked for six years in Dallas working at a local engineering firm and as a development manager for a private residential developer. While working for the residential developer, he oversaw the entitlements and construction of 400 single family residential lots and performed due diligence reporting and financial modeling for prospective investments. Mr. Youness previously worked for the City of Fargo as a Project Engineer in charge of the design and construction of multiple new residential developments and municipal infrastructure projects.
Jon lives in West Fargo, ND with his wife and three children.
Director of Construction
Jeff Laliberte has been the President of EagleRidge Partners, which is the construction division of EagleRidge, since 2009. Over the past 10 years, Mr. Laliberte has played an active role in the construction of more than 2,000 multifamily units across the states of North Dakota and Minnesota including the Diamond Creek Townhomes, Stonemill Pond Communities, Eagle Ridge Plaza and The Grand off 45th. In addition to this, Jeff is also the President and Chief Operating Officer of Hebron Brick Company, a role that he has had since 1998.
Jeff graduated from North Dakota State University in 1991 with a degree in Business Administration. Originally from Crookston, Minnesota, he currently resides in West Fargo with his wife and two stepdaughters.
Director of Sales
Drew Likness is the Director of Sales for EagleRidge Development and the Broker for Chase Realty. He has been involved with several developments throughout Fargo, Moorhead, and West Fargo since 2007. Drew is responsible for both residential land sales and commercial sales and leasing.
Drew holds a B.S. degree in Finance from Minnesota State University Moorhead. He is actively involved with the Masons and serves on various national committees for Shriners Hospital for Children. Drew also serves on the West Fargo hockey board.
Drew lives in Fargo with his wife and 2 children.
Abbey Benson joined EagleRidge Companies as an intern in 2015. In 2017, she joined the team full time as the Marketing Director. Ms. Benson promotes EagleRidge Companies brand through various outlets, such as social media and print media. She also conducts research for the company so they can better understand the industry’s market.
Ms. Benson graduated from Concordia College in Moorhead, MN with a major in Business with concentrations in Marketing and Organizational Leadership and a minor in English-Writing.
Abbey now lives in Fargo, ND.
Ian Bullis joined EagleRidge full time in 2016 as a Project Manager. His role in the company includes the design, permitting, bidding, scheduling, and overseeing of construction for the Company’s General Contracting division. Prior to starting full time, he interned with EagleRidge for three years, working on single family and multi-family projects in Fargo, Moorhead, West Fargo, Minot, and Mandan.
Ian graduated from North Dakota State University with a Bachelor of Science in Construction Management. He is also a licensed Realtor in North Dakota and Minnesota, and is part of the Chase Realty sales team.
Ian lives in Fargo, ND.