Benchmark Realty Agents

matt2Matt Dammerman

Owner/Managing Broker
1102 W. Jefferson, Effingham, IL 62401
Phone: 217-342-HOME (4663)
Fax: 217-342-4668
Cell: 217-259-3277

E-Mail Matt

Matt Dammerman is the Owner/Managing Broker of Dammerman & Associates Benchmark Realty in Effingham Illinois. Matt is married to Amy and has 2 daughters Kassy and Taylor. Matt attended Effingham High School, Lake Land College, and Eastern Illinois University. Matt and Amy started and owned Amy’s Power Tumbling and Dance in 1996. Matt and Amy founded and started Get-Fit Family Fitness in 2006 and built the Rickelman Plaza in 2005 in Effingham IL. Matt has worked for the Effingham County Sheriff’s Department since 2000 and the Effingham Water Authority since 2005 and still actively participates and works with them. Matt’s real estate career started with Remax before starting Benchmark Realty. Matt enjoys fishing, golf, baseball, sports cars, and being with friends. Matt is active in the community by participating in fundraisers and benefits. 

 


 higgsEric Higgs

Broker/Associate

1102 W. Jefferson, Effingham, IL 62401
Phone: 217-342-HOME (4663)
Fax: 217-342-4668
Cell:  217-994-6526

E-Mail Eric
I have been a lifelong resident of Effingham County.  I was one of the last kids to go to Watson Grade School, and enjoyed my years of high school in the “old” EHS.  After attending Lakeland College and SIUC I married Tami, my highschool sweetheart in 1994. About a year later I started at the Sheriff’s Department.  I have two wonderful kids, Tyler and Rachel.  I am a member of Christ's Church of Effingham, where our family has attended for the last 10 years. I enjoy spending time with my family, woodworking, cooking, and I have recently been dabbling in photography.

 


Kevin0006-1-1Kevin Harris

Broker/Associate 

1102 W. Jefferson, Effingham, IL 62401
Phone: 217-342-HOME (4663)
Fax: 217-342-4668

Cell:  217-343-4443

E-Mail Kevin

Kevin is a lifelong resident of Effingham. He and his wife Megan have 3 sons Noah, Rucker and Cash. Kevin is a graduate of Effingham High School and attended Lake Land College. He is also employed at the Patterson Technology Center in Effingham as a Technology Specialist. Kevin enjoys hunting, fishing, grilling, frisbee golf, football, basketball, and playing outdoors with his boys. With 15 years of sales experience, he is driven to assist his clients in listing and finding the perfect home for their needs.

 


 Keith Lewis

Broker/Associate 

1102 W. Jefferson, Effingham, IL 62401

Phone: 217-342-HOME (4663)

Fax: 217-342-4668

Cell:  217-821-4907

E-Mail Keith

Keith graduated from Bradley High School in 1969 then attended Kankakee Junior College for 2 years.  He has an associates in Law Enforcement, and completed assorted trades classes.  He worked at Armstrong World Industries for 39 years, retired and moved to Effingham in 2010 where he currently resides.  He has been working in Real Estate for approximately 10 years, starting with Coldwell Banker where he stayed for 2 years then moved to Speckman Realty GMAC where he spent the next 7 years.  He started with Benchmark Realty on January 1st 2013.   He attended classes in Chicago for his GRI designation.  He enjoys fishing, hunting, hiking and most other outdoor activities.  Motorcycles have been part of his lifestyle since he was 12 years old.  He has 5 children that live in northern Il and Indiana. He also has 6 grandchildren.

 


Amy Dammerman

Broker/Associate 

1102 W. Jefferson, Effingham, IL 62401

Phone: 217-342-HOME (4663)

Fax: 217-342-4668

Cell:  217-821-3337

E-Mail Amy

I am a life long resident of Effingham, I am married to Matt and have 2 children. I was the owner and operator of Amy's power tumbling and Get Fit Family Fitness. I am currently employed by Sarah Bush Lincoln Health Center.  I obtained my real estate license so I could help people purchase their dream home and help those looking to sell their homes.

 

 


Larry Massengale

Broker/Associate 

1102 W. Jefferson, Effingham, IL 62401

Phone: 217-342-HOME (4663)

Fax: 217-342-4668

Cell:  217-821-8295

E-Mail Larry

I have lived in the Effingham area for the past 35 years. My lovely wife, Theresa, and I have 7 children, 22 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren. We are members of St. Anthony of Padua Church. I am a member of Knights of Columbus, Fourth Degree Knight. I attended Arkansas State University in Beebe, Arkansas. My hobbies include traveling, woodworking, fishing and other outdoor activities. My wife and I have enjoyed remodeling our last two homes and I have an extensive knowledge of houses. Whether it's a small bungalow or a majestic mansion, I take your comfort seriously! I will work tirelessly for you to ensure that you get the best deal possible. I greatly value the personal relationship I have with you and hope that you will consider contacting me for any of your future real estate needs.

 


Brent Budde

Broker/Associate 

1102 W. Jefferson, Effingham, IL 62401

Phone: 217-342-HOME (4663)

Fax: 217-342-4668

Cell:  217-343-2841

E-Mail Brent

Hello everyone. My name is Brent Budde and I have lived in Effingham all of my life. I graduated from Effingham High School in 1998 and went on to work at World Color Press until 2002. Since then, I have been employed with Effingham County and am currently the Program Administrator for Effingham County Animal Control. My wife is Jessica (Looman) Budde, and we have 2 wonderful children together, Tyler and Kaitlin. I enjoy fishing, golfing, playing softball, baseball, and disc golf. Most of all, I enjoy spending time together with my family and friends. I am pleased to have the opportunity to help my clients in all of their real estate needs!

 


Lois Hoene

Broker/Associate 

1102 W. Jefferson, Effingham, IL 62401

Phone: 217-342-HOME (4663)

Fax: 217-342-4668

Cell:  217-343-4790

E-Mail Lois

Lois Hoene is a fulltime Illinois Licensed Real Estate Broker who has over 15 years of experience to provide you with assistance with all of the many complex real estate documents required in the buying and selling of Real Estate. The key is to get knowledgeable real estate assistance from a real estate specialist who knows the Effingham area and surrounding counties and will place your interest above anyone else’s. Real estate transactions involve thousands of dollars and many complicated documents, so it is highly recommended that you seek help from an experienced licensed real estate broker who knows the area. If you are buying a home, a real estate specialist can provide you with competitive home prices. If you are a home seller, you want to work with a real estate professional who knows the current market value of your home. If you are searching for an Effingham area real estate professional call Lois Hoene for help.

 


Henry Hoene

Broker/Associate 

1102 W. Jefferson, Effingham, IL 62401

Phone: 217-342-HOME (4663)

Fax: 217-342-4668

Cell:  217-246-3623

E-Mail Henry

Henry Hoene is a full time Illinois Licensed Real Estate Broker specializes in land and farm sales anywhere in the state of Illinois. Henry was a Dairy farmer for over 45 years and has hands on experience to help you navigate through the many complex documents with today’s land sales all the way to closing. Henry also has experience working with 1031 Tax deferred exchanges. Real estate transactions involve thousands of dollars and many complicated documents, so it is very important that you seek help from an experienced licensed real estate broker who knows the market area. If you are searching for an Effingham real estate professional to help you sell your property or find property for you to purchase give Henry a call today. 


Michelle Henkelman-Boatman

Broker/Associate 

1102 W. Jefferson, Effingham, IL 62401

Phone: 217-620-6953

Fax: 217-342-4668

Cell:

E-Mail Michelle

My name is Michelle Henkelman-Boatman.

 

 

 

 


 

 

Glen Phillips

Broker/Associate 

1102 W. Jefferson, Effingham, IL 62401

Phone: 217-246-2735

Fax: 217-342-4668

Cell:

E-Mail Glen

My name is Glen Phillips.

 

 

 

 


 

 

Paul Looman

Broker/Associate 

1102 W. Jefferson, Effingham, IL 62401

Phone: 217-342-HOME (4663)

Fax: 217-342-4668

Cell:

E-Mail Paul

Paul Looman is passionate about the needs and goals of his clients, and specializes in bringing peace of mind to home sellers who have previously struggled with selling their homes on their own or with another agent. Paul is well-respected for his high ethical standards and being a honest, hard-working family man who does absolutely everything in his power to ensure his clients’ success.

 

Paul received his Associate Degree from Lake Land Community College and went on to graduate Cum Lada from the Art Institute of Schaumburg IL with a Bachelor Degree in Media Art and Animation. After working in Chicago for a short while, he then moved back to the Effingham area. Paul has worked 20 years in the creative field doing everything from photography and graphic design to marketing and videography.

 

Paul is the father of 3 children and has been married for 9 years. Some of his favorite family pass-times include: science experiments, movie night, teaching his children to paint and going on family walks with their dog, Gizmo.

 

Give me a call if you would like to list your home or start your search today.