makers who specialize in creating looks that suit unique settings or customer preferences. Much like countertops, a traditional cabinet will stand out with choice of wood species. You’re not likely to see too many bamboo kitchens in Sheboygan County, but there are people with more exotic taste—knowing how to accommodate customers whose interests range from Alder to Zebrawood is what sets Victory apart. In addition to offering distinguished cabinetry, Victory is a source for the latest and most sought after products in the home improvement industry, providing countless options from hardware to flooring. And as a Kohler dealer, Victory has access to some of the most progressive ideas for kitchen and bath design.
Owner Tod Hellmann believes that the keys to a successful building and remodeling company are design, quality and value. According to Hellmann, “It all starts with design, and Victory’s talented in-house design team, combined with the area’s best subcontractors and products, offered at an exceptional value, is a winning formula for Victory.” Victory currently has six fully-improved lots in Elkhart Lake’s Crestwood subdivision. These lots offer the rare opportunity to build a new home within an established neighborhood. “The lots are spacious, with a backdrop of open fields or woods, and are within walking distance to schools and in the heart of the village,” Hellmann said.
Victory Realty and Development
While Victory Realty and Development is new to Elkhart Lake, Tod Hellmann isn’t. Many of the area’s major developments have Tod’s imprint on them, including the design and development of subdivisions in Glenbeulah, Plymouth, Kiel and Cedar Landing in Elkhart Lake.
Hellmann said the main motivation for putting the Victory office on STH 67 in Elkhart Lake was the fact that Victory owns 45 acres of land directly across the street. Hellmann said, “We at Victory feel very privileged to own one of the last major pieces of developmental property within the village limits. What also makes this piece of land so important to the future of Elkhart Lake is its proximity to village infrastructure and ease of development. We are sensitive to developing this parcel with its best and highest use in mind.”
In 2004 Hellmann and a former partner originally bought this piece of land, subsequently entering into negotiations with Cedar Community, which was considering its first satellite community outside of corporate headquarters in West Bend. The outcome was that Cedar Community chose Elkhart Lake over many other sites and has been a welcome addition to the village.
The 45 acres is planned to be developed in several parcels including commercial, additional senior living, multi-family including apartments and two-family, and single family lots placed strategically to offer wooded back yards and privacy. “One of the most desirable parcels includes the pond area, which was the old go-kart track, and the wooded ravine east of the pond. Most of the buildings on this 12-acre parcel will have walkout basements to the water or wooded areas. Think about having that kind of view with privacy and yet be in the heart of the village within walking distance to schools, the beach, restaurants, churches, and the post office,” Hellmann said. “The possibilities are exciting for Victory and for Elkhart Lake.”