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

CEO/ Owner

Barclay Allen has been involved in building homes in North East Indiana for over 25 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 Home Builders (NAHB)
Certified Graduate Builder (CGB) by National Association of Home Builders (NAHB)
Certified Green Professional (GCP) by National Association of Home Builders (NAHB)
State of Indiana Residential Real Estate Broker’s License
State of Indiana Residential Real Estate Sales License

Memberships Include:
Past President of Home Builders Association of Fort Wayne
Board of Directors of Home Builders Association of Fort Wayne
Indiana Association of Home Builders
National Association of Home Builders
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.
Carl Ward

Carl Ward

Vice President of Sales

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 40 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

Eric Criswell

Project Manager

Eric Criswell has been in the building and carpentry business for over 20 years, owning his own successful business “Criswell Carpentry” for 16 years in the Indianapolis area. He graduated from Indiana University in 1998 with a double major in Business Management and Marketing. Eric has joined Timberlin Homes as a project manager by focusing on individual homes. He manages each project by having a relationship with both the contractors and the clients. He communicates with both to make sure each client gets what they desire while keeping clients as stress free as possible.

Jen Adams

Lead Interior Designer

Jen Adams joined the Timberlin Design Team in 2018. Her background in design was born out of her love of interiors and a constant nudging from family and friends to turn her decorating passion into a business. Jen’s projects ranged from full scale remodels to color consultations with her clients in the Indianapolis area.

“My goal is to create the best possible experience for my clients, guiding them to create a home that they can show off with pride and fill with wonderful memories.”

Jen is married with 3 kids. She enjoys cooking and entertaining and spends most of her free time sitting on bleachers enjoying her kids play sports.

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.

Heather Allen

Operations / Owner

Rick Vorndran

Project Manager

With 38 years in the construction industry I’ve seen lots of changes. I love seeing the process of a new building from start to finish. Having the best finished product is my goal.

Shane Giddens

Architectural Designer

Shane Giddens joined Timberlin Homes in 2019. He graduated in 2013 with an Architectural Engineering degree from Purdue University. Since then he has designed over 75 custom homes in the Fort Wayne area.

Along with designing our homes and estimating the cost of construction, Shane meets with our clients from the beginning to ensure every detail is captured in their new home. Shane is married to Kaci and together they have a son named Asher. He enjoys spending time with family and friends, biking, and snowboarding.