About Swadley Development, LLC


L.R. Swadley

L.R. Swadley is a leading Community Developer and custom homebuilder in the Upper Peninsula and has over 40 years of experience in the construction and development field. He has developed many of the Marquette area’s finest neighborhoods, such as the Summits, Huron Woods, Granite Pointe, North Bay, and Harlow Farms. He is dedicated to his profession and is a strong believer in community service, having served on dozens of State and local Boards, Committees and Commissions. He is a Licensed Builder and Real Estate Broker in the State of Michigan and holds a CGB designation from the National Association of Home Builders. He is the past President and Senior Officer for HBA of Michigan.


Nicole Weldum

Nicole started with the Swadley Development team in 2013. Prior to working at Swadley Development, Nicole spent the last 25 years in sales, and customer service and many years in the banking industry. Nicole is often the first person who our clients meet, and she manages the home or homesite buying experience, as well as maintaining and building outstanding client relationships. She is a licensed Realtor in Michigan, the Property Manager for North Creek Townhomes and is also responsible for the advertising and marketing. Nicole’s greatest joy is her daughter Sierra, a recent graduate of NMU. In the summer you can find her at her Lakehouse in Big Bay, biking, & other outdoor activities. Winter activities include downhill skiing, snowshoeing, and snow biking. Nicole also loves to garden, read and travel. 


Erin Swadley

Erin joined the Swadley Development team in 2017. Erin has a wide variety of experience working with Swadley Development on some of the major projects we’ve seen in Marquette County such as Mill Creek Assisted Living, Mill Creek Commons Senior Living, Negaunee Assisted Living. Erin is also the owner of Marquette Home Care in Marquette. Erin provides concierge level service to our clients through the finish selection process and helps manage each of our jobs. Erin has two lovely daughters, Ruby and Stella that keep her busy with hockey and soccer. In her spare time she loves to downhill ski with her girls, mountain bike, play soccer and enjoy her family lake home.


Laura Swadley

Laura Swadley, returned to the Marquette area from Madison WI, where she was a manager in corporate finance and customer service for 10 years. Since moving back in 2010, Laura has served as CFO and Property Manager for Swadley Development LLC, obtaining her Realtors license and Property Management Certification. Laura also owns Ridgeline Property Management where she provides a variety of services in Marquette County. Laura’s attention to detail and her vast knowledge of the construction industry makes her the perfect liaison to any project and she is an asset to anyone she works with. She is proactive, involved, knowledgeable and resourceful.  In her spare time, she loves the outdoors and spending time at her family lake house.