The Team

We see our team as much broader than just the people on payroll. our business model relies on a network of talented entrepreneurs, consultants, and community leaders.

Stop by anytime to see who is making 5 Points a reality today!

Tom Litke, Owner

Tom has served in community-based economic development for more than twenty years. He began DC Facades in 2012 after managing The Wander Group for almost a decade. He is active in redeveloping local spaces to support neighborhood revitalization, coordinating $6 million in projects across the Mid-Atlantic and New England on behalf of local nonprofits and small businesses. He served as Executive Director to the award-winning Roslindale Village Main Street and as Community Development Block Grant Program Manager in Massachusetts. His historic preservation-based development projects in Turkey and the United States were recognized by World Monuments Fund. Tom received his Master’s Degree in Heritage Preservation from Georgia State University and his MBA from Salve Regina University in Rhode Island. He is slowly plodding through his doctoral dissertation that focuses on the role of nonprofit institutions supporting the small business lifestyle. Tom is also certified in Construction Management, having worked in the field in various projects. He enjoys working in diverse neighborhoods and has lived in Wards 1, 5 and 6 in Washington, D.C. since 2004.

John Mains, Executive Director of SB Works

John has worked with community improvement programs around the US and abroad for the last six years. John has helped to plan and manage development projects for both public and private organizations in various locations including Kentucky, Ohio, Thailand, Armenia, and the Republic of Georgia. He has experience working in the public health, small business, and agricultural development fields. John has received a BA in Community Development, a Masters of International Diplomacy and Development, and a law degree, all from the University of Kentucky. John is also a practicing attorney and an active volunteer in the 4-H Youth Development program. John lives near Takoma Park.

The whole SB Works team supports the development of 5 Points. Meet them all here.