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 20 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:
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.


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.

A quote from Cheri:

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.


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.


Ken Marcum

Ken began in construction in 1987, taking a break to serve in the U.S. Navy and on the Fort Wayne Police Department. While serving on the police department, he still felt a tie to his passion and continued to dabble in the construction industry. After his time on the police department, Ken used his previous experience and studied in advanced home inspection, obtaining a license in advanced residential home inspection in 2012. A year later, he was offered an opportunity to work in residential construction project management and found it to be his true calling.

A quote from Ken:

I absolutely love being involved in every aspect of home construction, from the first shovelful of dirt to the new home presentation. Working with clients throughout the process is very rewarding in itself! Seeing the excitement grow as the construction process nears completion is like nothing else. Homes are so much more than a combination of concrete, wood, glass and a plethora of other materials. It is warmth, peace and security. It is a gathering place. It is where two people become a family and build a lifetime of memories, and in doing so, a home becomes your roots and your history. I am proud to serve Timberlin Homes and look forward to many more years of helping people build their dreams!

Ken and his wife enjoy many outdoor activities such as camping, boating, motorcycling, off-roading (Jeep), kayaking in the summer and snowmobiling and off-roading in the winter. They are avid moviegoers and enjoy dining out and wine tasting trips to the local wineries. They are very family oriented and LOVE spending time with their four beautiful grandchildren! Ken's future plans include furthering his education and acquiring a residential contractor's license.