Tracy Vaninger


Jamie Taylor Owner, Residential Designer Bachelor of Science in Interior Design Middle Tennessee State University

I love to form a plan and then make it happen. My 10 year career in the nonprofit sector as an event planner and team leader equipped me with the project management skills to efficiently take an idea from conception to completion. For the past decade, I’ve been able to join those skills with an extensive knowledge of the construction process through rehabbing homes for our real estate investment business.

In 2016, The Roman Group began offering our home renovation and new construction services to clients. This quickly became a passion for me: taking a house that is in poor condition or that simply doesn’t function well for the people living in it and turning it into a home that is beautiful both in form and function. Rehabbing a home is a personal experience for me; I want to make sure the homeowners' wants and needs are satisfied, their budget is respected, and the building process is smooth.

Micah Vaninger


Jamie Taylor Owner, Residential Designer Bachelor of Science in Interior Design Middle Tennessee State University

Earning a degree in Mechanical Engineering provided me with 15 years of creative outlet where I was able to design consumer products and industrial machinery obtaining 5 patents and numerous design awards.

After renovating my first home, I knew property development was my future. I now focus my love for creative design and project management in the residential real estate market of St. Louis’s central corridor.

My passion is transforming a struggling house into an aesthetically appealing, functional home that meets the client’s practical needs in a beautiful way. Whether this requires a gut renovation, an addition, or a completely new build the approach is the same. First, identify the client’s needs, wants, and style. Next, implement a comprehensive plan that achieves a high quality finished product while following the most economical path. Finally, see that plan thru to completion on time and on budget.

“We just happened upon Micah Vaninger’s new construction, custom property in the eclectic Kirkwood MO neighborhood a couple of years ago and this home is a gem.   The craftsmanship is top notch quality, all the details were carefully thought through.  Even though we didn’t customize it ourselves, his design tastes were in line with ours and market trends…it’s a beautiful home.

Micah takes great pride in his homes and work.  After moving into our custom home, with almost every upgrade you can think of, Micah was super helpful.  He had setup lawn care that we just rolled to our name, gave us the sprinklers/yard hoses, and continues to be a great resource to ask questions of.   How often does a builder care that much for the people who purchase their homes!?  Micah is a superb builder and an even better person!   We highly recommend a home built with such care by Micah Vaninger, unquestionably one of the best builders in the St Louis area.”

Justin and Jane Strickland

“Micah & Tracy are outstanding to work with. They are honest, extremely thorough and very hands-on throughout the entire renovation / building process. The Roman Group did a major renovation plus a 913 sq. ft., two-story addition at our family home in Webster Groves. From start to finish the process went as smooth as possible, and they were on time and on budget. As real estate professionals who work with many different contractors, The Roman Group has our strongest possible endorsement.”

Eric and Halli Bronner 

“Our bathroom and laundry addition could not have gone better!  Great planning that incorporated our needs into a small space and our budget.  Permitting and inspections were right on.  When you move to a new city, it is so hard to know the right contractor to use.  Micah and Tracy were recommended to us and made the entire process smooth and easy.”

Steve and Norita Cunningham