Royal Oaks Building Group Hires Melissa Venia Wickstrom as Accounts Payable Specialist

North Carolina Homebuilder Welcomes Addition tTo Accounting Department with Six Years of Industry Experience.

Raleigh, NC, August 02, 2012 --( Royal Oaks Building Group, LLC (, an award-winning residential new homebuilder, has announced that Melissa Venia Wickstrom has joined the company as an accounts payable specialist. In this position, Wickstrom will be responsible for monitoring company expenses and vendor invoices, evaluating client contracts, executing third-party payments and maintaining accounts payable files for Royal Oaks Building Group. She brings nearly six years of industry experience to her newly appointed position. Wickstrom previously served as the project accountant for Baker Residential. She holds an associate of applied science degree.

“A valued asset to our company, Melissa brings an extensive background and working knowledge of the accounting industry to the table,” said Rich Van Tassel, president of Royal Oaks Building Group. “We are excited to have her on board and look forward to the role she will have in the future with us.”

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- Wickstrom resides in Cary, N.C., with her husband, Bob, and son, Aiden.

About Royal Oaks Building Group, LLC:
Royal Oaks Building Group, LLC builds fine homes throughout Raleigh, Holly Springs, Fuquay-Varina, Wake Forest, Cary, Apex and Angier, N.C. Locally owned and operated, the company focuses on quality of design, construction and customer service, offering a portfolio of plans and a wide selection of standard features from which to choose in price ranges from starters to multimillion-dollar luxury homes. Royal Oaks is a member of the Home Builders Association of Raleigh- Wake County and has received multiple gold and silver awards from the HBA Parade of Homes. In 2008, the company received the highly coveted Triangle Major Achievements in Marketing Excellence (MAME) Building Company of the Year Award, and its president, Rich Van Tassel, was named a recipient of the Builder of the Year Award presented by the Home Builders Association of Raleigh-Wake County (HBA). Additional company awards include the Triangle Business Journal’s Fast 50 Award, the Small Business of the Year by the Apex Chamber of Commerce, as well as consistent listings in the Triangle Business Journal’s premier list of residential builders, based annually by volume in the Raleigh-Durham market. For more information, visit

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