Southwestnern School Foundation

For Educational Excellence






2017 Southwestern School Foundation Dinner & Auction
Guest Speaker,

Mike Rathgeb


A 1987 graduate of Southwestern High School, Mike Rathgeb is Founder & President of
Spencer Homes and partner at Infinity Land Group both based in Edwardsville, IL. 
Mike also graduated from Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville with a degree in Finance.

 While attending SIUE, Mike worked in the residential construction industry.
The fascination of those early experiences never quite escaped him throughout a
corporate career with companies such as The Hahn Co., Famous Barr, Spectrum Brands
and FedEx.  In the spring of 2005, Spencer Homes was born. Since that time, Spencer Homes
has been designing & building fine custom homes throughout Madison County with primary operations in Edwardsville and Glen Carbon, IL.   In 2013, Mike and his companies introduced to
the area a “building envelope” development concept including maintenance-free living geared
to the retiree and boomer generation audiences.  Furthering his commitment to ensuring
customers may live in their homes comfortably, safely, and independently as long as they want,
regardless of age or ability, Mike received his Certified Aging-in-Place designation from the
National Association of Home Builders.  In 2017, Spencer Homes will expand business operations
into O’Fallon, IL with the opening of The Enclave at Augusta Greens, a 39 home site,
maintenance-free living neighborhood.  Mike sits on the board of directors for the
Home Builder Association of Greater Southwest Illinois and is a member of
Edwardsville Rotary. 


Mike and his wife, Melinda, are very active supporting the community,
but particularly involved with Edwardsville Neighbors in Need and African Vision of Hope.
  Mike, Melinda along with their 4 children, Logan, Livia, Gabby & Greyson,
all live in Edwardsville and are members of Metro Community Church.