Our Team Can Handle It

Our teammates are masters of their craft. In the world of high-end new builds and remodels, that’s not a bad place to start. We‘re particular about things like detailed project management and assembling the right team, as well as offering a breadth of services to tackle any job, large or small. As seasoned Colorado contractors, we’re accustomed to working with prototypical construction projects, with city officials, and navigating tricky permitting processes with multiple municipalities. And don’t forget the weather factor. We’ve seen it all. We’ve been building here for almost 30 years.

Let’s build something memorable.

Rusty Conway

Rusty Conway

President & CEO

Rusty has been fascinated with construction since he was a kid growing up in Boulder. As new homes went up around him, he and his friends would sneak onto job sites to climb on foundation walls and examine how the structures were put together. After college and exploring a music career, Rusty went back to his first love and landed a job as a construction laborer. That first break led to his next role as a trim carpenter, for the company that is now Cadre. Now the President and CEO, he brings more than 30 years (and counting) of hands-on experience to every job both in the field and in the corporate office. Working with the finest artisans, he and his team deliver homes with masterful attention to detail and stunning artistry- luxury homes of unparalleled originality. When not on a construction site, he can be found in the gym, skiing Mary Jane and spending time with this busy family.

Tyler Davis

Tyler Davis

Vice President & COO

Tyler oversees all phases of construction for Cadre. He is passionate when it comes to building one-of-a-kind dream homes for clients. He began his professional career in Evergreen 34 years ago as a framer and trim carpenter. For the past 25 years Tyler has held his general contractors license building custom homes primarily throughout the Front Range neighborhoods of Evergreen, Conifer and Cherry Hills Village. One of his favorite projects to build was Devil’s Thumb Ranch located in Tabernash, Colorado. Tyler is also involved with business development, always on the hunt for the Cadre’s next special project. When away from work, he can be found spending time with his wife, three sons and extended family.

Doug Maher

Doug Maher

Senior Superintendent

Doug prides himself in exceeding expectations, and for more than two decades he has delivered. As a Senior Superintendent, Doug has spent the last 11 years managing some of the most unique and complicated custom builds in Colorado. His experience spans nearly every aspect of construction, allowing him to be well versed in all aspects of residential building. In addition to two years of Architectural School, Doug holds both Builder’s Licenses and OSHA Certifications. When he can pull himself away from his latest project, he enjoys downtime as a car enthusiast, attending car shows and races with his wife.

Ken Bridges

Ken Bridges

Superintendent

For nearly a decade, Ken has enjoyed the art form of building custom homes. The hands-on work and the gratification of building something from the ground up isn’t easy, but he insists it should be fun, even while navigating roadblocks inherent throughout the construction process. He holds a degree in Architecture from the University of Virginia, as well as a Class C Builder’s License, LEED Certification and is a licensed General Contractor. When Ken isn’t managing one of our projects, he loves spending quality time with his wife and three children, while also getting outdoors whenever possible, especially if it’s on his bike.

Kendall Yeslinek

Kendall Yeslinek

Superintendent

For more than 40 years, Kendall has honed his construction skills on the job. Starting as a laborer then moving into carpentry and eventually owning his own general contracting business in California, he now keeps watch over some of Cadre’s most sophisticated projects as a Superintendent. Kendall can wield every tool on a job site, and he brings that broad knowledge to work every day, benefiting his team of subcontractors and ultimately, his clients. Outside of work, Kendall prioritizes building memories with his wife, children and grandchildren.

Max St. Clair

Max St. Clair

Superintendent

Max has always enjoyed building and especially enjoys the challenge of building custom homes. A Chicago native, Max began his career 6 years ago in Australia working in custom concrete design then went on to work as a laborer and carpenter, allowing him to experience all aspects of residential building, and now serves as a Superintendent for Cadre. Max takes pride in his work and goes by the belief that if a project is done right the first time, it won’t have to be done again. He holds an OSHA 30 certification. When he gets away from the job site, he spends time with his wife and son -and is remodeling his own house, of course.

Justin Siegler

Justin Siegler

Superintendent

Justin says that construction chose him 20 years ago; he didn’t choose it. At 18 he took a job with a friend’s business framing houses never knowing at the time that he was choosing a career path. His next move led him to Summit County where he worked on historic restoration and remodels, perfecting his craft, while delivering projects that married both form and function. Prior to joining Cadre as a Superintendent, Justin ran his own residential construction business. Away from the job, Justin explores all Colorado has to offer with his wife and two children.

Hannah Lang

Hannah Lang

Field Project Manager

A Construction Management major from the University of Oklahoma, Hannah is no stranger to working closely with superintendents, project architects, interior designers, and subcontractors to ensure every Cadre build is executed flawlessly. Working collaboratively to develop creative solutions that allow everyone on site to move forward while preserving the project’s design integrity is a big part of her job, and one she finds most rewarding. Hannah stays close to industry trends as a member of the HBA’s Young Leaders and Professional Development Committees. Away from work, Hannah enjoys going to the gym, attending dance classes, hanging out with her dog Max, and creating new gluten and dairy free meals.

Travis Moody

Travis Moody

Senior Project Manager

With more than a decade of industry experience, Travis leads Cadre’s Project Management Team and is involved across all stages of the building process so that the team can drive better cost control, risk readiness and project delivery every step of the way. He’s responsible for the management and organization of project documentation throughout the lifecycle of each build. Travis began his career building data centers and transitioned to residential home building to expand his skillset. He credits his time in the field for his broad knowledge, making him a more well-versed project manager for his clients. He holds a Construction Science degree from Texas A&M University. When he’s off the clock, Travis heads to the mountains to climb, bike, hike, raft and everything else the Colorado backcountry has to offer.

Lisa Artus

Lisa Artus

Project Manager

A proud Costa Rican and Texas native, Lisa made the move from multi-family construction to custom residential building when she relocated to Colorado. Lisa works hand in hand alongside Cadre’s superintendents to manage and execute every project with her signature hard-driving style - with a smile. She knows her combination of refined soft skills and technical expertise is a real asset to her clients and colleagues. Lisa prioritizes relationship building with subcontractors and architects to ensure she has materials on site and on time, ensuring her projects keep moving as planned. Lisa holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Architecture from the University of Texas at Arlington and a Master of Architecture degree from the University of Colorado Denver. Off the clock, she applies her love for construction to social impact work through organizations including Habitat for Humanity and NIVAS.

Jay McAfoos

Jay McAfoos

Construction Finance Manager

After graduating from the University of Colorado, Jay worked as a licensed trader, flexing his finance degree. Like many, his career made a pivot post 9/11, where he landed in San Diego and began work as a trim carpenter on custom homes. His parents were building a mountain home back in Colorado, and Jay jumped in to oversee that project next which led to his next role as a Project Manager for a custom homebuilder. Bridging his financial background with his field experience, he brings his decade of experience to Cadre as Construction Finance Manager, providing clients with detailed monthly billing reports and maintaining all subcontractor invoices and communications to support the field teams.

Phuong Pham

Phuong Pham

Special Projects Millwork Division

As a child immigrant from Vietnam, Phuong made his way to the United States when he was a young teenager, where he was first exposed to construction while living in New Jersey. Starting as a laborer, he developed a love for working with his hands and building something beautiful out of nothing. He has never looked back. With more than 30 years of hands-on construction experience, Phuong o brings a wealth of knowledge to our client‘s projects - His greatest reward is being able to see the client’s vision come to life. When Phuong isn’t at work, he can be found at the gym or spending time with his wife and daughter.

Jim Renstrom

Jim Renstrom

Special Projects Millwork Division

With a career spanning 40 years, Jim is a master craftsman who began as an apprentice carpenter in San Francisco, where he remodeled many of the city’s iconic Victorian homes. His expertise is firmly rooted in historic renovations and custom millwork, creating distinction in every project. Jim moved his family to Colorado in 1995 and established Renstrom Custom Interior Woodworking, LLC, running large crews of trim carpenters for many of the top home builders in the metro area. Jim now collaborates with Cadre to install some of Colorado’s most high-end interior finishes and intricate projects. When he’s not on one of our job sites, he spends time with his wife Shelly and their four children. Right now his greatest joy is playing with his grandchild.

Chris Yeager

Chris Yeager

Special Projects Millwork Division

With more than 30 years of woodworking experience, Chris brings a background in historic renovation, joinery and custom furniture. He started his career as a structural timber framer. He loves the art of carpentry and works with axes and chisels any chance he gets. The history of the craft can be felt in every project Chris touches. When he steps away from his tools, he can be found snowboarding, snowshoeing, camping or taking it easy with his two cats.

Tuan Pham

Tuan Pham

Special Projects Millwork Division

As a child immigrant from Vietnam, Tuan joined his bother Phuong and made his way to the United States when he was only 11, landing in New Jersey. Here he would later be exposed to the construction industry, with one of his first projects taking him on a build at Pratt College in NYC. Tuan spent the next ten years in Alaska as a commercial fisherman. Returning to Colorado, he followed in his brother’s footsteps and focused on high-end custom millwork and carpentry. For more than 25 years, Tuan has focused on bringing a client’s vision to life. Even away from the job, Tuan likes to keep busy and active and enjoys doing so with his wife and daughter.

Nikol Sweeney

Nikol Sweeney

Office Manager

After beginning her career as an HR assistant, Nikol realized her extreme organizational skills and great attention to detail would be better utilized in a broader administrative role as an Office Manager. She manages Cadre’s day-to-day tasks including AP, HR, Payroll management, collecting releases and insurance documents, and ensuring these documents are recorded appropriately. Nikol enjoys being the first person to greet our guests and warmly welcome them to the office. Away from her desk, you’ll likely find Nikol hosting a wine tasting for her husband and friends.

Garrett Latimer

Garrett Latimer

Special Projects Millwork Division

After graduating college with a degree in IT from his home state of Pennsylvania, Garrett spent a few years working in various technical roles, with one offering him an opportunity to make a move to Colorado following in the footsteps of his older siblings. When Covid hit, he quickly realized being behind a desk alone all day wasn’t for him and took the opportunity to explore a bootcamp program at Colorado Home Builder’s Academy. He quickly realized his heart was in carpentry and began his career in home building. With Cadre he is sharpening his skills on some of Denver’s most elite builds. Off the job, Garrett enjoys mountain biking, snowboarding, hiking, and camping.

Greg Smith

Greg Smith

Superintendent

Building in Colorado has been in Greg’s life all his life. His father was a developer, who regularly dropped him off on job sites so he could spend the day working and learning. From the age of 12, Greg has seen what it takes to run all types of projects in a timely, profitable, and quality manner. His experience spans from new builds to historic renovations to high-end custom. Greg joined Cadre as a Superintendent, which further bolsters the company’s roster of seasoned leaders. Away from work, he relaxes with golf, tennis and archery as well as spending time with his wife and daughter.

How We Work

Every project is entirely unique, so our team brings creative problem solving and planning to every stage of the process. Our systems are designed to root out potential construction issues before we lift the first hammer.

Pre-Construction

Over the years, we have developed a process that works. We marry your aspirations with your real life house, budget and schedule. By engaging us in the early pre-construction phase, you will get the most out of our relationship, including:

  • Defining strong alignment between you, your architect and our building teams
  • Accurate cost and schedule projections
  • Consulting on constructability and permitting at every phase

Alignment

With all styles of architecture, from contemporary to traditional, the beauty is in the details. There’s joy in great spaces that inspire as well as serve your practical needs. Understanding your goals and needs from the start allows us to begin preliminary design concepts for your review. As we bring your project to life, we strive to collaborate on design drafts from your architect, develop project plans and schedule construction reviews that maintain our team’s direction toward your end goals. As design development is completed, we will competitively shop construction drawings with local tradespeople, clarify specifications, selections, and methods. This collection of documents is comprehensive, providing the construction roadmap for building your new home.

Collaboration

Whether you have your own architect or Cadre is assisting you in choosing an architect or designer, we listen carefully to your goals in estimating costs, time, and aesthetic for your construction process, so as builders we are efficient and timely. We like to work closely with architects and designers during construction as well, ensuring design integrity and detailed problem solving. The Project Superintendent provides onsite quality performance and safety control from subcontractors, carpenters and laborers. Builder’s daily logs provided by the superintendent during construction are also an essential tool for cost tracking, coordinating purchases, documenting changes as well as tracking design team questions and responses. Frequent communication via email to clarify selections, as well as collaborative document sharing on Box, and detailed project schedules from our construction management software, Procore, are all tools that Cadre implements to organize your project. Enduring design, creative vision, building expertise and an extensive network culminate our personal promise to plan, design and build your dream home.

Details

We use only the finest local craftspeople and subcontractors, providing them with clear contractual agreements, and daily on-site supervision. Finally, the detailed craftsmanship of our field staff is supported by clear operating procedures, comprehensive accounting, and the application of sound business practices at every level of the company. Cadre’s cumulative decades of hands-on construction experience ensures that best practices are used for the particularities of your project. Whether it be a trim package that benefits from biscuited joinery for stability, a complicated bleaching process to ensure color consistency in a naturally finished paneled ceiling, or the order in which the tile mason will install the stone, floors and walls in your primary bathroom are all decisions that benefit from our practical experience in some of Denver’s finest homes.

CadreCare™

Cadre is here for you long after your project is complete. CadreCare™ is our turnkey maintenance program that helps homeowners maintain extraordinary residences for carefree living. The program includes everything big and small that should be addressed on an ongoing basis, from properly maintaining your hardwood floors to servicing your HVAC units and adjusting your garage doors. All done seamlessly, automatically, and professionally.

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