The development of the Lakewood community began as a joint venture of two partners:  Farm & Home Savings Association (F&H) of Nevada, Missouri as the lender, and Astro Building Corporation (Astro), Wilmer Andes and Paul Roberts, as the developers.  During this time, they also began the planning of the Raintree subdivision in south Lee’s Summit.  The first 80 lots were platted the following year,beginning with West Lake areas including Lake Drive, Bramble Trail, Beechwood, Blue Jacket and Basswood. There would be over 2400+ homes built in 50 years, and there are still new homes being built in 2024.  (Pictured are Paul Roberts (2nd from Right) & Wilmer Andes (Far Right)—developers of Lakewood.)