NE Indiana's Premier Custom Home Builder. 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.
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 has been involved in building homes in North East Indiana for over 30 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, Barclay obtained the CAPS (Certified Aging in Place) designation in February of 2011. Timberlin is also a certified lead-safe firm, allowing them to do renovation, repair, and 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.
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:
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 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 is now the Vice President of Operation at Timberlin Homes and enjoys focusing on making each luxury home project a success. He manages each build by having a relationship with both the contractors and the clients. He believes that great communication is the key to making sure each client gets what they desire while staying as stress free as possible.
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 100 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 two sons, Asher and Cohen. He enjoys spending time with family and friends, biking, and snowboarding.
Jen joined the Timberlin Homes team in 2018. She has helped dozens of clients navigate the process of designing a custom home.
“My goal is to provide 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, entertaining, and working outside.
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.
Becky has over 17 years of experience doing design work. She graduated from The Ohio State University in 2008 with a Bachelors's Degree in Interior Design. She and her husband moved to the Fort Wayne area in 2009 where she has spent the last 12 years working in both new construction and existing home remodels.
Becky joined the Timberlin Design Team in 2020 providing 3D interior renderings of Timberiln's custom floorplans. Becky is also the face behind Timberlin's social media pages and is responsible for planning special events for the company.
At home, she has two young boys with her husband Nate. They spend most of their free time keeping up with different sporting events with their kids, which seems to have become the new way of life.
Heather Allen joined Timberlin Homes in 2018. Heather is a Speech Pathologist and has worked in the Ft. Wayne area for over 18 years. As part of the Timberlin Team, Heather enjoys working in the family business alongside her husband Barclay, with whom she has three wonderful children. Heather assists with management and finances.
With 38 years in the construction industry I’ve seen lots of changes. I love seeing the process of a new building through from start to finish. Having the best finished product is my goal.
My name is JP Visser, and I have been involved in the construction industry over the last 4 years while working towards a degree. In that time, I worked for a concrete crew, a framing crew, and was an intern for a general contractor. I also served as an intern at Timberlin Homes, where I am now a project manager. I am still working towards a degree, but spent most of my time at IU studying natural sciences.