About Us

A Fort Wayne Area Home Builder

See the Timberlin Difference

Premier Custom Home Builder in Indiana
When walking through a Timberlin Home, you will recognize a distinct difference in quality, style and craftsmanship. Each well-planned detail and purposeful architectural element brings your Timberlin home to life. One’s eye can easily recognize superbly executed design and the strength of the home constructed by Barclay J. Allen.

Feel The Timberlin Difference
When standing outside on the sidewalk in front of a Timberlin home, or sitting within the inviting and spacious living room --- you can feel the Timberlin difference. Whether you prefer to build your life in the country, the city, lakeside or a rural setting, Barclay Allen provides the expertise to design your beautiful home with custom elements that create a comfortable internal environment and compliment your home’s natural surroundings.


Barclay Allen

Barclay Allen has been involved in building homes in North East Indiana for over 19 years and invites you to experience the Timberlin Home difference. Barclay is a Certified Green Professional (GCP) and can build green homes* that provide you with lower maintenance, better indoor air quality and better long-term home value. In addition to the CGP designation, he is locally one of few to earn the Graduate Master Builder and Certified Graduate Builder designations. In furthering his education, in February of 2011 he obtained the CAPS (Certified Aging in Place) designation.Timberlin is also a certified lead-safe firm, allowing them to do renovation, repair, & remodel work on homes with lead-based paint. Barclay partners with the finest craftsmen in the building industry. He places his highest value on you when creating your new home and thinks about your long-term comfort and needs. To validate this he is a member of Residential Warranty Company, LLC (RWC). Each home complies with specific construction standards and Timberlin provides a two-year warranty.

National and Indiana Home Builder Certifications Include:
Certified Master Builder (GMB) by National Association of Homebuilder
Certified Graduate Builder (CGB) by National Association of Homebuilder
Certified Green Professional (GCP) by National Association of Homebuilder
State of Indiana Residential Real Estate Broker’s License
State of Indiana Residential Real Estate Sales License

Memberships Include:
Indiana Association of Homebuilders
National Association of Homebuilders
Fort Wayne Board of Realtors
Indiana Association of Realtors
National Association of Realtors

*Green building is the process of considering the environmental impacts of the work we do and the materials we use in the building process. Green building may include:

  1. Lot Design, Lot Preparation, and Development.
  2. Reource Efficiency (recycling, design to use less material etc.).
  3. Energy Efficiency.
  4. Water Efficiency.
  5. Indoor Environmental Quality.
  6. Operation, Maintenance, and Homeowner Education.
  7. Global Impacts.


Jodi Golm

Jodi is the designer for Timberlin Homes Indiana. She joined the Timberlin team in 2010, bringing her creative energy to residential design after a 15-year career directing marketing and creative design departments for a Fortune 500 company. "Interior Design has been a lifelong passion of mine. 'Home' is one of the loveliest words there is, and our goal is for every Timberlin Home to live up to all that a home should be. I feel so fortunate to work with such a great team and to be able to help people see their plans progress from blueprint to reality." Jodi has worked on residential and commercial design projects in Grand Rapids, Michigan and her hometown of Fort Wayne, Indiana where she resides with her husband, young children and assorted pets.


Brad Wallace

Brad has over 35 years of experience in remodeling and new construction, and is certified by the National Association of Home Builders as a Certified Green* Professional. He provides Timberlin Homes with a focus on producing efficient, custom homes. Brad is Energy Star certified and his time in the field includes building one of the first certified “Green,” net-zero energy homes in Indiana.

He has a seasoned perspective when it comes to looking at a property and dissecting the unique challenges it can pose as a project. Every property is different and requires thoughtful planning to ensure the building process goes smoothly. It’s all about understanding the current codes, the building components, and staying up to date on the latest technology to integrate in the home.


Carl Ward

Carl Ward began his career in home building and real estate and received his general contractors license in the early 70’s, after his time in the U.S. Army. His experience in Fort Wayne includes owning a custom building company until 1989, after which he happily moved into New Home Sales and has been there ever since. Carl’s role as Sales Manager for Timberlin Homes is a culmination of his nearly 30 years of selling new homes, during which he repeatedly topped the charts for sales volume, developed training programs for sales staff, and managed multiple Parade of Homes events. An expert on the Villa concept in Fort Wayne, Carl was involved in some of the first Villa communities including Autumn Ridge, Cherry Hill, Chestnut Hills, Kensington Downs and Westchester Glens. He graduated from Dekalb HS and attended IPFW when it was called IU/PU, but considers himself a southerner having been born and raised in Memphis, Tennessee.

Carl is married to Cindy Ward, his wife of 38 years.

A favorite quote of Carl’s is, "The simple things are also the most extraordinary things, and only the wise can see them." ― Paulo Coelho


Cheri Mattox

Cheri Mattox is a designer with Timberlin Homes with an emphasis on lake/water living. Having lived at Lake James for over 34 years and "flipping" multiple condos in Orange Beach/Gulf Shores Alabama, Cheri is very familiar with the special feel of a lake/water view home.

"Interior design has always been a passion of mine and I feel very fortunate to be a part of the Timberlin Homes team. I experienced the building process with Timberlin Homes when I built my new home next door to my old home at Lake James this past year. That experience gives me insight into the building process from the clients point of view. I look forward to helping clients achieve their own positive experience and design goals in building with Timberlin Homes.


Kevin Thomas

Kevin began his seasoned career in construction during his childhood summers. Raised with the value of a job well done, Kevin could often be seen along side his father renovating older homes. During high school and college summers, Kevin could be found out in the field working for the local land surveyor, staking out many miles of roadway, bridgework and subdivision layout work. Upon leaving Purdue University and moving to Fort Wayne, Kevin continued working in the Land Surveying realms for several years.

Always intrigued with working with his hands, Kevin restored a 90 year old home that he and his wife purchased together in 2001. Kevin found a natural fit with his hands on experience and his love of architecture and pursued residential construction as a career. Always eager to learn from those before him, Kevin has thrived in residential and light carpentry. Kevin’s vast experience and attention to detail has proven valuable assets time after time. Kevin is a fully licensed contractor in both residential and commercial construction.

Kevin is married to Rebekah Thomas, his wife of of 18 years. They enjoy travel, endurance cycling, hiking and raising with their two children with the same values their parents were given.


Jill Gibson

Jill is a native of Fort Wayne, Indiana. She graduated from Indiana University in 1999. She has been in the residential construction industry for 15+ years. She has managed home construction from start to finish and enjoys working with clients to help ensure a smooth building process. Jill is married and has two daughters whom she adores and chauffeurs around to different activities. Jill enjoys spending her free time up at the lake being with her family.


Rachel Corlew

Rachel was born and raised in Fort Wayne, IN. She graduated in 2003 from Bowling Green State University with a Bachelor’s degree in Architecture/Environmental Design. She has over 14 years of residential construction experience and joined the Timberlin team in 2017. Rachel has years of experience drawing custom homes for single-family living, including lake communities. Rachel is married and has two children who keep her very busy. When she has time at home she enjoys landscaping and working outside in the sun.

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