MEET THE ELEVATED FAMILY

JIM WORK

CHIEF OF CHAOS
“OWNER/FOUNDER”

Meet Jim, the owner and founder of Silverthorne Homes. With years of experience working for larger builders and the knowledge of the local areas we serve, he has built Silverthorne to offer the best, most enjoyable experience for all Silverthorne Customers. Building an experience that allows the Customers to design a home custom to their lifestyle with a cost-effective and personalized approach that makes the home building process a breeze. With the same “Work Hard, Play Hard” attitude that the rest of the Silverthorne Team has; Jim spends his time away from work with his family, working on one of his 50,000 vehicles (okay, we’re exaggerating, but seriously he has a hobby car problem), or high in the skies, as we recently received his pilots license. Whether it’s about building and construction or planes and automobiles, you’ll be sure to have some great conversations with Jim.

KATIE GILBERT

CORPORATE MAGICIAN
“OFFICE MANAGER”

Katie or the office Mom, Manager, Boss Lady, whichever you prefer, oversees the daily operations of the office and handles most of the accounting and financial aspects of the business; meaning she tells us “No you can’t buy that!”. With years of experience in the construction industry, Katie offers plenty of knowledge and understanding of the day to day operations of Silverthorne. When she’s not working in office…well she’s practically always in office so we’re not quite sure what she does in her off time (we even think she sleeps at the office sometimes, it’s like she never leaves). We’re only kidding, kind of, Katie is extremely dedicated to Silverthorne and the customers we serve, but she is just as dedicated to her two children. After chauffeuring her kids around to various after school activities or sports, you may find her relaxing with a glass of wine planning for her next busy day.

LOGAN WAY

IN HOUSE PHILOSOPHER
“ILLINOIS SUPERINTENDENT”

If you are lucky enough to have Logan as your Super you won’t be disappointed. Ambitious to get started on his career path, Logan graduated a year early as a Junior in high school. Handling all functions of the construction process, Logan demonstrates Silverthorne’s value of your new home are properly completed and up to standards. If he’s not on the job site, with his partner in crime, Roscoe (Silverthorne’s Mascot), you can find Logan in the gym. However, don’t let the “healthy” lifestyle fool you, after the gym he will probably fight you if you even think about touching is pineapple and AMERICAN bacon pizza, so don’t even think about it.

JIM DULANEY

DREAM ALCHEMIST
“NEW HOME SALES SPECIALIST”

Coming from Northern Illinois University, Jim brings a passion for building customers their dream homes along with a passion for the outdoors.  The excitement of see the individual choice each client makes and the end result is what keeps Jim coming back day to day. When working with Jim he is sure to help you find the best floorpan to suit your family needs, with a couple of “really good” dad jokes thrown in throughout the process (it’s okay you don’t have to pretend he is funny). Whether your chatting about your new Silverthorne Home, anything to do with the outdoors like grilling, hunting, fishing or giving him the best parenting advice you can give for a new father, Jim is always excited to talk to each and every one of his clients.

MARK SOUTHWOOD

HOME MATCHMAKER
“NEW HOME SALES SPECIALIST”

Sycamore local and Northern Illinois Alumni, Mark Southwood, is one of our Illinois New Home Sales Specialist, who absolutely loves what he does. Growing up in a real estate family, it was no surprise when he followed in his dad’s footsteps. A passion for helping clients find the perfect home for them, Mark ensures to listen to your every want and need to help find your dream home.  When not working (which he is always working), you can find Mark either nerding out on the computer or hanging with his dogs, Puck and Lola. If you are looking for someone who will help your dreams become a reality, Mark is the guy for you!

CHRIS VIEAU

DREAM DELIVERY SPECIALIST
“ILLINOIS SUPERINTENDENT”

With over 35 years of experience in building dream homes, Chris specializes in the Silverthorne customers who take advantage of our “On Your Lot” opportunities within Silvrthorne Homebuilders of Illinois. With two kids and a beautiful wife, he understands the importance of making sure your new home fits your families wants, but more importantly, your families needs. Not only does Chris enjoy the home building process, there is a good chance he will show you up on the green. Chris enjoys getting a few golf swings in here or there, almost as much as he enjoys coaching a local Ultimate Frisbee team. It is safe to say with Chris’s dedication to his work and home life, he follows the “work hard, play hard” mantra to a T.

KATI TUNGET

CRAYOLA COMMANDER
“MARKETING COORDINATOR”

Kati is our Marketing Coordinator and completed her degree of Bachelor in Arts from Western Illinois University. Kati handles all aspects of the marketing and social media world within Silverthorne. She values the “work hard, play hard” mentality, often we find her working at 4am just to get the job done. However, bring a dog into the office and you’ll never see her or your dog again, at least for a few hours. The same can be said about wine….we’re working on that one!

KELLY ROMSTEDT

CUSTOMER SERVICE NINJA
“WARRANTY SPECIALIST”

Meet Kelly, our Warranty Specialist, with over 16 years of Customer Service experience and a “can-do” attitude, she will assist you in any and all warranty related matters. As a mother of three, a 4-year old and 2-year old twins, Kelly helps keep our boys inline while efficiently getting your warranty work done. With a love of the vintage decor, anything Chip and Joanna, and even “tiny homes”, Kelly is also a good creative eye to call on when we need help with staging and design.

JOSH BASAR

PROBLEM WRANGLER
“WARRANTY TECHNICIAN”

With over 20 years of experience in commercial and residential service and remodeling work, our Warranty Technician, Josh will be your main man once your house is completed. Ensuring all our standards are up to par 30 days, 6 months, and up to a year after the construction process has stopped. As a father of four, honesty and open communication are the most important traits to Josh, which is why making your warranty claims high priority and never pushing them aside is on the top of his list. Although Josh enjoys his day to day and helping our Silverthorne customers, given the opportunity he would easily jump at playing “HOOKy” to fish all day (see what we did there, “HOOK-y”).

MINDY SALAS

PORTAL OVERLORD
“PURCHASING & MERCHANDISING”

Mindy is our Grand Maester to the Online Customer Portal and the Master of Purchasing, making sure we get the best price of material for your dream home. If you haven’t caught on to the Game of Thrones references, then we’re not sure if you and Mindy can be friends. We’re just kidding, Mindy will gladly help you navigate through the process of building your dream home through the portal, which is one of her favorite responsibilities. When she’s not working she could be caught watching Game of Thrones or any true crime show. With the family atmosphere that Silverthorne offers, she enjoys the ability to take the time when needed to spend with her own family maybe even going on a spontaneous road trip.

ANTON KRIZ

MASTER OF SHOPPING
“PURCHASING MANAGER”

With a passion in residential construction, Anton comes to us after working for various national builders and 25 years in the construction industry. With such a reputable background, we were more than happy to have him join our team. Just as the rest of us, Anton loves dogs, his two rescues Jack and Rudy are adorable.  When not with Silverthorne, Anton can be found with his family, sons Kane, a nationally ranked club swimmer and Casey a huge soccer fan and player and wife of 15 years who is a saint. Whether at a country music fest, working on lifted trucks or watching Nascar,  Anton can be found doing “hillbilly stuff” (his words not ours). 

GAETANO TANGORRA

MASTER OF NUMBERS
“IOWA ACCOUNTS PAYABLE”

Gaetano is the newest member of our family, coming to us from Northern Illinois University where he received a Bachelor of Finance. For some reason, unknown to many of us, he has a strong passion for dissecting and reviewing financial statements, thankfully he loves doing it so the rest of us do not have to touch the finances. Don’t get fooled by his love of numbers, he is also a HUGE hockey fan, start talking to him about offsides, strong side, weak side basically all the sides, you will be chatting it up for hours. We have to be careful how much time Gaetano and Josh spend together because they both love fishing and we know exactly where they are if they go missing for a few hours a day.

BRAD GIBSON

DREAM HOME DELIVERY
“NEW HOME SALES SPECIALIST – IOWA”

Meet Brad, our Quad Cities New Home Sales Specialist. Prioritizing the wants and needs of our Quad Cities clients, Brad goes above and beyond the call of duty to help find them the perfect home. Whether it’s building your dream home or purchasing one of our spotlight homes, Brad is the perfect person to help you make that dream a reality. 

SCOTT HICKS

BUILDER OF DREAMS
“IOWA SUPERINTENDENT”

Scott is one of the newest members of our team stationed in the Quad Cities area. You can find him checking in on all our trades to make sure they are staying up to par with our standards as quality is one of his main goals. We’re proud to say he does an amazing job at what he does. When not with Silverthorne, you can find Scott with his beautiful wife and family. 

RYAN OLSON

INSPIRATION ENGINEER
“SENIOR CONSTRUCTION MANAGER”

Ryan comes to Silverthorne from Madison, Wisconsin, with over 20 years experience in the construction and home building industry. He has a passion for developing and teaching new ways to make the home building process and experience better overall. When not working on the job site you can find him working on his other passion, which is just about anything in the automobile industry. 
Bonus fun fact: Ryan was an amateur cage fighter for two years, was a body guard for the boy band 98 Degrees, and appeared on an episode of extreme home makeover.

DEVIN DAVIS

DREAM HOME ENGINEER
“ASSISTANT SUPERINTENDENT”

Meet Devin, our in house muscle man! Mister do-it-all is our go to guy when we need this or that done. When not bouncing around from job to job, you can find Devin with his beautiful family. He has a daughter that we’re pretty sure is an angel on earth and a girlfriend who is more than supportive of him. If he is not with Silverthorne or his family, odds are you can find him with the Guard. The Illinois National Guard that is as he is currently serving. 

SUSAN METZ

FLOORPLAN DREAMER
“DRAFTER”

Welcome Susan to the Silverthorne family! Her passion for creating beautiful homes started when I was seven. Touring cavalcades and pouring over house plan books are just a couple of her favorite pastimes. When she’s not dreaming up new home plans, she is with her family on the farm and four children who take up plenty of her time. 

LIZ JOHNSON

OFFICE NINJA
“ACCOUNTS PAYABLE/ OFFICE SUPPORT”

Liz is our wonderful office support and accounts payable in Iowa. She went to Monmouth College and obtained her BA in theatre. Growing up in the Quad Cities, Liz is right at home working in our Iowa office. When not at work you can catch Liz playing any kind of game you can think of, video, board, card whatever you want to play, Liz is your girl.

Bonus fun fact: Liz used to work at a cemetery.

ROSCOE WAY

HYDRANT EXAMINER
“MASCOT”

R-O-S-C-O-E Mr. Silverthorne mascot showing up on your job sites, making sure everyone is staying on track. Roscoe a young Australian Shepard, comes to us with over 1,000 puppy kisses and hundreds of miles exploring different Silverthorne job sites. With an in depth knowledge of the best hydrants and local smells, Roscoe knows just where to take you on your next walk. Keep an eye out for Roscoe’s new adventure, “Roscoe Cam” coming soon.

ROSIE WAY

HYDRANT EXAMINER IN TRAINING
“MASCOT”

R-O-S-C-O-E Mr. Silverthorne mascot showing up on your job sites, making sure everyone is staying on track. Roscoe a young Australian Shepard, comes to us with over 1,000 puppy kisses and hundreds of miles exploring different Silverthorne job sites. With an in depth knowledge of the best hydrants and local smells, Roscoe knows just where to take you on your next walk. Keep an eye out for Roscoe’s new adventure, “Roscoe Cam” coming soon.

MEET THE TEAM TODAY

See who you run into when you schedule your private tour today and learn how you can #BeElevated.