Saddletree Team

the people behind the home

Blake Barcus


Chadney Barcus

Working in the home building industry and expanding on years in the Real Estate Industry is an honor. My role works in all facets of our extensive custom building process, from home buyers to sub-contractors and business development. I have the privilege of curating the conversations, visions, and meetings to support creating the home they see when they close their eyes and dream. Working at Saddletree Homes is an opportunity to experience the team's unparalleled talent and longevity, with each person working hard to enhance their craft while strengthening others on the team. Saddletree Homes is steeped in values and traditions that continue with tenacity and a passion for innovating.

Kelly Burke

Construction Superintendent

Claudia De La Riva

Customer Service
Bio Coming Soon!

Ashlyn Drewry

As the Design Studio Lead, I have the privilege of assisting our homeowners while they create the home they see when they close their eyes and dream. With a bachelor’s degree in interior design from Colorado State University and almost a decade of experience in commercial and high end residential, I am truly passionate about all aspects of design. My role revolves around guiding our homeowners through a seamless preconstruction experience, where dreams are articulated into concrete plans.

Jose Estrada

Construction Superintendent
My role as a Superintendent with Saddletree Homes is to oversee the build of your home from planning to completion. My duties are to manage, plan, and schedule the daily operations on the construction site. After 20 years in construction, 13 of those years as a Superintendent, I take pride in building and delivering a beautiful home that exceeds our clients expectations. Being a part of this process, from working with our great clients and working with such a great team, it never gets old seeing our clients smiles when they walk into their finished home. In my spare time I enjoy watching football and rooting for my San Francisco 49ers! I also enjoy bbq'ing and spending time with my family and friends.

Josh Franzak

Estimating Manager
As the Estimating Manager, I work with Sales and Design to take the client's vision and create a plan to accomplish it. My favorite part of my role is being able to listen to our client's ideas and be able to tell them confidently that we can achieve them. With the backing of our skilled superintendents and the vision of our designers, there is almost always a way to "Build The Home You See When You Close Your Eyes & Dream."

Vincent Grabowski

Chief Operating Officer
My role at Saddletree Homes is the Chief Operating Officer. I oversee all the daily needs involving contracts, budgeting, design, construction, and warranty. I rely heavily on the team of people that work here, without them nothing would be accomplished. Over my 15 years with the company I have enjoyed watching and participating in making our clients dream a reality. Everyone at Saddletree always does their best work for our clients which means we have not only built homes for them but also strong relationships with our clients.

Claire Keckritz

Finance Department Lead
I work closely with our Subcontractors and Superintendents to assure accuracy in billing and payments. This involves reviewing subcontractor bids to ensure accurate numbers, matching client selections, approving bids, and paying subcontractors.

I help with Design and Admin duties such as maintaining current subcontractor insurance, entering client design selections, and auditing jobs at the end of construction. Though I work in the background, I love how essential my job is in helping " Build The Home You See When You Close Your Eyes and Dream!"

Jonathan Keenan

Construction Assistants provide support to Construction Project Managers and help them with operational and clerical tasks. Typical duties described in a Construction Assistant position include monitoring costs, ordering construction materials, liaising with contractors, coordinating workers, identifying construction project mistakes, and making sure safety standards are being followed. The best part about it all is getting to learn new things from multiple perspectives and people to help contribute to future growth.

Susan Lynch


Harlan Mager

Architectural Designer
Aloha, my name is Harlan and my specialty and primary roll at Saddletree Homes is exterior and interior Architectural Design. I have been designing and crafting most all of Saddletree's exteriors for a majority of their history in Colorado Springs, creating the award-winning curb appeal Saddletree is so famously known for. Although most of my time is spent in the office on designs and plan production, I also spend some time in the field, working together with our field team and trades to insure that design integrity is carried into construction. My department is sometimes referred to as "The Land of And", since I can help design almost infinite possibilities to the buyer's content. This means my favorite thing about working at Saddletree is the opportunity to personally work together with buyers and the creative freedom we have to express their individual needs and wants in regards to living space and functional design quality into every aspect of their home.

Kimberly Mason Forrest

Bio Coming Soon!

Josh McCausland

Assistant Superintendent
As the environmental and safety coordinator, I maintain the storm water regulations per the state of Colorado’s guidelines. Safety is always the number one priority while homes are under construction to ensure the safety of our subs, vendors and help maintain a quality workflow. I love being a part of the Saddletree Team and delivering dream homes to our clients!

Kyle Sheets

My job is to essentially take care of the warranty of every home and assist the home owner's acclimate to their new home with orientation walks. What I like most about my job at Saddletree is being able to build new relationships with our clients and staff. Everyone I work with is amazing and I appreciate all the hard work they put into their work for our clients.

Thomas Allison

My role as the detailer is to make sure your home is as beautiful as possible. I love being able to pay attention to the small details that make the bigger picture that much more. We have an amazing team and I enjoy everyone working together to make your dreams come true. This team is my family away from home. Speaking of family, this company is very family oriented and welcomed my son like he was their own. You will feel that by choosing Saddletree as your builder.

Jeff Ahner

I have worked in the building industry since 1993. Starting as a draftsman and eventually design and then architectural project management. My role at Saddletree is to get the plans drawn to meet the buyers expectations and then turn them into working drawings,then to get them approved at our local building department. I have been married to my wife for 27 years and have two adult sons. I love spending time with family and friends. My hobby is building and restoring classic cars.

Parade of Homes 2023!


1239 Kelso Place. Colorado Springs, CO.