About

We are an AWARD-WINNING home builder.
Since 1989, we've been providing the Kansas City metro area with the finest homes at an EXCEPTIONAL VALUE.

History

At SAB Homes, we are committed to excellence.  For more than 30 years SAB Homes has been proudly building some of the finest homes in the Greater Kansas City area.  Our goal is to build homes with the upmost quality and value.  Our team strives to exceed customer expectations and provide our homeowners an exceptional home buying experience.  Let us show you why we are one of the most awarded home builders in the area and why we have so many repeat buyers.

Founded in 1989, SAB Homes has been building beautiful, distinctive, single-family and multi-family homes with long-lasting value and style.  As a design/build construction company, we can offer a truly custom and unique experience.  Exquisitely designed and built, SAB Homes can be found in 16 communities throughout the Kansas City metro area.

Building homes is a very personal experience, not to be taken lightly.  Through the leadership of Scott Bamesberger, our team works to provide the best experience possible for all our buyers.  Whether they are buying a $400,000 home or customizing a multimillion-dollar home, each buyer is equally important.  The most valuable thing we offer is quality and customer service.  Each project is updated daily by our field superintendents, providing our homebuyers and subcontractors the absolute latest information on the progress of every home.  Our strict approach to monitoring construction progress has resulted in fewer delays and errors; creating an overall enjoyable experience for all involved.

In the field and in the office, we have an impressive team with years of experience and a commitment to quality and excellence.  We have a complete design studio, where you can see and touch everything from carpet to faucets to tile – all in one space.  One of our in-house certified designers will guide you during the selection process and throughout the build job.  At SAB Homes, you’ll find that many of our standard finishes are considered upgrades by other builders.  We offer an array of customization options without overwhelming fees that break the budget.

That attention to quality does not end when the homebuyer moves in, either.  SAB Homes handles all the warranty service for the homes it builds.  Our in-house team is available to assist with any warranty needs in a friendly and professional manner.

SAB Homes constantly strives for excellence.  Simply put, our goal is always 100% customer satisfaction.  That’s why we have repeat customers.  New homeowners frequently comment, “Wow!  That was so much easier than we expected!  Who knew building could be so much fun!”

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  • Over 30 Years Building Homes with PRIDE
  • Over 1350 Completed Projects
  • Over 154 Industry Awards Won
  • GuildQuality Guildmaster for Service Excellence Award Winner
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Meet the Team

In the Field

Dale Saffery

Dale Saffery
Dale Saffery
Warranty Tech
Dale is one of our magnificent warranty techs. He comes to your home to help with your 3 month and 11 month warranty list. Dale has an extensive background as a professional painter, as well as disaster restoration.

Jim DeVore

Jim DeVore
Jim DeVore
Superintendent
What I do:  I oversee the building of new homes including scheduling of material delivery and the different trades. Background:  I've been building new homes for 30 years, just recently relocated to the KC area from Colorado and was please and found an employment opportunity at SAB Homes. What I like most about building homes:  The sense of accomplishment at the end of each day, you can visually see the progress you have made. My favorite SAB Homes floor plan is:  The Charleston.  I love the big windows in the family/living room and the way the master bedroom is elevated. When I'm not working:  My favorite thing to do is spend time with my grand kids, preferably fishing.  They are the reason I relocated to Missouri. What's the one item I want to own that I currently don't is:  Definitely a bass boat.

Marcos Cisneros

Marcos Cisneros
Marcos Cisneros
Superintendent
What I do:  I'm in charge of overseeing and managing the projects from start to finish in my assigned community.  And scheduling the sub-contractors for them.
Background:  I have worked in the construction industry since I was 18 years old and have always done commercial work.  I've been with SAB since late 2019.
When I am not working:  I love to spend my free time with my family.  I like to go fishing and I like to play sports with my son & brothers.  I also like to visit my family in Mexico when ever I have some free time.
The one song I have completely memorized is:  That would be, I Pero sigo siendo el Rey by Vicente Fernandez.

Mason Kramsky

Mason Kramsky
Mason Kramsky
Warranty Technician
What I do:  My position is working in the field taking care of homeowners during the 3 and 11 month warranty visits.  I repair drywall, paint, and do some carpentry.  I take pride in all of my work and it is important for me to do my best on every warranty appointment.  I ensure every homeowner is pleased before I end my day.  Additionally, before any house closings, I make sure to walk through the whole house and look for any kind of issues that need repaired before closing date. Background:  I consider myself to be an active person and have always enjoyed working with my hands.  My background in construction starts in 2008.  I worked for a house remodeling company for 6 years learning everything I know today.  Soon I became interested in new home construction and that is when I landed at SAB Homes. What I like most about building new homes:  I enjoy seeing the houses being built from the start to finish.  It is amazing to me how each house is built, starting with the foundation being poured, to the final home inspection before the homeowner takes possession.  It is a fun process to see regularly. What is something I wish buyers knew about home building:  If I could give advice for buyers it would be that if they ever do paint touch up themselves, the main walls are in a flat paint finish and bathroom walls are painted with an eggshell finish.

Scott Koch

Scott Koch
Scott Koch
Superintendent
What I do:  I oversee the building process at our homes.  This includes scheduling contractors and deliveries.  The end goal is to deliver an amazing product for the homeowner. Background:  I started as a trim carpenter, which developed into running my own business.  We focused on higher end homes, which helped me develop a great eye for detail. What I like most about building new homes:  It would have to be the trim stage.  A new home really changes after the trim and cabinets are installed. When I am not working:  I enjoy spending time with my wife and 2 boys.  I enjoy playing golf with my youngest son, who thinks he is the next Tiger Woods.

Talby Twiford

Talby Twiford
Talby Twiford
Superintendent

Travis Bales

Travis Bales
Travis Bales
Superintendent
What I do:  I oversee the entire construction process of new homes within my assigned community.  Everything from scheduling & overseeing the work of contractors to ordering materials and supplies to achieve the end result of a home completed in a timely manner and of the highest caliber. Background:  I've had various opportunities in my career working in several different fields making this position a great fit.  That ranged from building homes on a smaller scale to working 25 years in operations management in manufacturing facilities where I had the opportunity to work with many skilled individuals. What I like most about building new homes:  That would be the finished product, seeing it from start to finish.  To see a beautiful new home come to life and see a vacant lot be transformed into a family's forever home is great.  All while making relationships along the way. When I am not working:  I like to build farmhouse style furniture in my home shop, and most recently have started collecting vinyl records and other collectibles from my youth. What famous person have I met:  I once sat with Ted Nugent at an NBA basketball game in Detroit Michigan, and got to talk hunting and rock and roll music!

Zack Edwards

Zack Edwards
Zack Edwards
Superintendent
What I do:  I am responsible for building our customers' future homes in my assigned community.  I make sure they're getting the house that will make them happy for years to come.  I work with our contractors to make sure they get a high-quality product that they can call their home. Background:  I graduated from college in 2004 to begin working for a corporate home builder. A few years later, I advanced to a company that was more custom homes, mixed with commercial construction.  During the 2008 recession I became the director of construction for the State of Alaska for Fish and Game.  Though commercial was fun, I longed to return to home building, and I look forward to building your home next. What I like most about building new homes:  I love finishing the house, when all the parts and pieces come together – between trim and closing.  It’s like I am preparing my own house every time. When I am not working:  I enjoy spending time with my family or working with kids in learning.  I help with many different youth programs, especially making learning fun.

In the Office

Raelynn King-Barnhart

Raelynn King-Barnhart
Raelynn King-Barnhart
President
Background:  I began my professional career by studying business administration at the AIB College of Business in Des Moines, Iowa.  Since then, I have amassed over 25 years of experience in new home construction as well as over 20 years of experience in sales and marketing as a senior level real estate associate in the KC Metro area.  I am a licensed Realtor in Missouri and hold a Green Building designation from the NAR, as well as a Certified Sales Professional designation from the NAHB.  I have worked at SAB Homes for over 16 years. What I do:  I run the day-to-day operations at SAB, overseeing our talented staff.  In addition, I manage SAB’s sales and assist the community agents with buyer’s needs throughout the process. What I like most about building new homes:  Buying a home is a one of the largest purchases in our lives.  Understating this is key in educating our buyers on the process and details they need to know in advance is pivotal.  The ability to make the process personal, to truly make that home everything that buyer has imagined.  One of the biggest rewards of my career is that every day I get to make a house, a home. What my proudest accomplishment is:  My beautiful & accomplished daughters, Samantha & Sydney will always be my best accomplishment. Am I a cat person or a dog person:  As the proud owner of the resident office dog Arlo, I am a dog person to the core.  Arlo is certainly spoiled by the office staff and me.  Be sure to say hello when you stop by!  

Brian Peak

Brian Peak
Brian Peak
Finance Manager
What I do:  That is a hard question, because I wear a lot of hats.  In addition to providing the analytic & reporting support regarding the company’s finances, processes & operations, I also oversee & manage all the company’s assets, fleet, communications, technologies, & IT infrastructure. Background:  I attended the University of Missouri – Kansas City where I received my bachelor degree in Business Administration.  Since graduating, I have accrued more than 17 years of experience in complex financial & data analysis and business operations.  This includes 10 years at a Fortune 100 company developing pricing & negotiating contracts with their largest customers. When I am not working:  I am a devoted horse owner with 2 quarter horses that I ride & compete.  There aren’t many places I’d rather be than enjoying some time on horseback with friends. What is one thing you will never do again:  It would absolutely be singing at a karaoke bar.  There are those people that you see & think “wow – I can’t believe how good they are.”  I’m the opposite of that.

Curtis Tate

Curtis Tate
Curtis Tate
Estimating, Purchasing & Project Manager
What I do: I send out all purchase orders for all jobs, permitting, estimating for labor and material take offs, cost comparisons, expanding sub-contractor and vendor database, Background: Graduated from UCM in 2011 with a bachelors of science with major in safety management and minor in construction management. As a kid in high school I worked for a foundation company and rough carpentry crew, through college I worked for a commercial general contractor estimating and project managing. ​What I like most about building new homes:  For build jobs I think it is interesting how home owners include different aspects in their homes such as a kegerator in the bar or go all out for appliances or energy efficiency.  Another interesting aspect is how everybody has a different opinion on how things should be done, neither wrong or right there are multiple ways to skin a cat.​ What is something I wish buyers knew about home building:  The more info we have on the front end, the smoother your building process will go, pictures, examples, etc. When I am not working: I wish, work on my own house, hunt, fish, or play golf. Who I'd want to play me in a movie about my life would be:  Adam Sandler

Debbie Lund

Debbie Lund
Debbie Lund
Accounting Manager
What I do: I work with numbers and anything to do with money.  Sometimes I am surrounded by paper.  Hopefully soon we will go paperless.  YEAH! I have worked with numbers ever since I can remember.  I love math. When I am not working: I am playing with my 3 grandsons or trying to sew.

Greg Cox

Greg Cox
Greg Cox
Director of Operations
​What I do:  I oversee field operations by working with construction superintendents to achieve a quality-built home done on time, while using safe work practices.  When superintendents are on vacation or sick I cover their jobs.  I walk each of our homes frequently to help achieve our goals of quality, efficiency, and safety.  I work with construction trades to build a strong team of subcontractors to work on our homes.  Along with this I work with them to follow construction best practices and safety guidelines.  I meet with homeowner at times when we have special projects, and field design or problem solving projects. Background:  I grew up working with my dad (Colin Cox) in his knife making workshop where I developed a love for craftsmanship.  I served a 2 year mission for my church in Mexico where I became fluent in Spanish which is a valuable skill in my profession. Graduated in 2005 with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Construction Management from Brigham Young University – Idaho.  I worked in different construction trades throughout school and have continued with home building until the present day. What I like most about building new homes:  The thing I like the most about building a new home is being able to start with a design beginning with the structural stage and carry it through until finished product.  It is a very exciting process to see how each stage, even though it may be simple on its own, can creates a masterpiece when done right and with the proper vision of quality and craftsmanship. ​When I am not working:  I spend most of my free time with my kids, either running them around to practice or going to games.  We are involved in soccer, and, dance.  We are also very active in serving in our Church.  Over the years my wife and I have served in many different callings which have been a huge blessing in our lives.  We love serving others and teaching our kids the importance of serving God and other.  When I have a chance to spend personal time I like to exercise, make custom knives, work on carpentry hobbies, play basketball, go to the shooting range, and on occasion lounge in my basement and watch movies in our theater room.  I love sports, camping, fishing, hunting, and learning about survival. If I were a super-hero, my superpower would be:  If I were a super hero I would have the power of persuasion.

Katie Bishop

Katie Bishop
Katie Bishop
Senior Interior Designer
What I do:  I work SAB customers to pick out all the selections and finishes for their new home.  I communicate with multiple vendors in order to get the look that our customers are wanting.  When drawings are needed to communicate ideas to our installers, I provide those as well.  When I’m not working with our customers, I order products that go into our homes, and design our spec and model homes.  During the spring and fall parades I decorate and furnish our models and do the fun “pretty” stuff to make our homes sparkle! Background:  I knew I wanted to be an interior designer from the day I was born...pretty much.  When I was a kid I would ask for new paint to repaint my bedroom, new bedding for Christmas, and subscribed to Architectural Digest by the time I was in Junior High.  I constantly was re-drawing plans for my parents house and giving advice to others.  I have a Bachelors of Fine Arts in Interior Design and a Masters in Art Education from the University of Central Missouri.  I started out designing custom furniture and it turned into one residential project after another, which led me to SAB. What I like most about building new homes:  The entire process of designing a home.  I love being able to take what is in my mind, put it on paper, and see it come to life. What is something I wish buyers knew about home building:  When a buyer finds something they love, they should stick with it.  Between Pinterest and Houzz these days, it’s easy to be led astray with numerous ideas...and let’s be honest...at the end of the day we can’t have everything. It has to make sense. When I am not working:  I love to travel, work on my own home, listen to live music, go to Royals games, shopping, and spending time with friends and family. Who I'd want to play me in a movie about my life would be:  Julia Roberts or Sandra Bullock.  They both are confident, strong women, who could take on the world :)

Kelsey Ainsworth

Kelsey Ainsworth
Kelsey Ainsworth
Warranty & Customer Relations Manager
What I do:  I originally joined the team as an Administrative Assistant before being promoted to overseeing & managing the warranty department.  There I assist new home buyers with any questions or warranty items they have with their new home, whether that be before or after closing.  So I get to communicate with both the homeowners and the vendors we work with.  I'm very lucky getting to meet our home buyers and visit the home once completed. Background:  I have a Bachelor degree in Health Administration but worked in the operations aspect of Healthcare for 11 years prior to joining the team at SAB Homes.  I have always enjoyed the customer service aspect of a business and love to come across a problem and provide a solution. What I like most about building new homes:  What I relish most is getting to see and tour the homes once complete!  I love seeing the personality shine through in the selections and design choices.  Plus getting to watch the construction process take place is amazing. What is something I wish buyers knew about home building:  It is very exciting building a brand new home and truly making it your own.  The process of building and moving can be a lot of fun and extremely rewarding, but it can also be a bit stressful at times.  Just know that you're in good hands and remember how amazing it will be once you're all settled in and enjoying it. When I am not working:  I usually find myself with my family lounging around.  Otherwise I can be found out walking or listening to a good audio book or podcast. What my favorite movie is:  I enjoy many movies but when I think of a favorite - Gone with the Wind immediately pops into my head.  I remember watching it in the theater with my family and sitting through the whole thing.

Kurin Tharp

Kurin Tharp
Kurin Tharp
Showroom Administrative Assistant
What I do:  I do a lot of various tasks to support the design team, order plumbing and estimate and order flooring.  I like to keep busy and love learning new things in different areas of the company. Background:  Before starting working for SAB in 2019 my entire career has been in the culinary trade, the majority of it in corporate dining and catering management. This has given me great customer service, organization, and multi-tasking skills. What I like most about building new homes:  I love to see the all the different designs and styles that everyone has and watching homes be created from individual visions. When I am not working:  When I’m not working you’ll probably find me in one of my gardens, I LOVE to garden and be outside watching nature. What fictional place I'd most like to visit is:  J.R.R. Tolkien’s Rivendell, it would be so peaceful and magical.

Linda Wankum

Linda Wankum
Linda Wankum
Accounting Coordinator
What I do:  I manage work as it is tracked in the Building Management Software so that everyone has the information on each job that they need.  This includes the handling of all change orders.  I also work with the purchasing manager to keep purchase orders for material and labor rolling out the door. Background:  Most recently came from running my own consulting services business providing QuickBooks and general small business IT consulting.  Prior to that, I spent many years working IT for Sprint. What is something I wish buyers knew about home building:  There are many things that need to be coordinated to complete the build so be prepared for bumps in the road – and enjoy the ride! When I am not working:  Anything I can do outside – especially out on the water.  I like to cook/grill, spend time with family & friends. What my most hated household chore is:  Keeping the kitchen tidy - - especially doing dishes - - Ugh!!  Thank God for dishwashers!!

Rhonda Saleski

Rhonda Saleski
Rhonda Saleski
Administrative Assistant
What I do:  My title is Administrative Assistant and I do just about anything required.  I enjoy speaking with our clients and the team to find ways to help.  I really like to organize and make things easier for the team.  I have been known to clean a family members cabinets or two, just for fun. Background:  I have a lengthy history in administrative and customer service, a jack of all trades.  I am a mother of teenagers so I have to be flexible and prepared for just about anything.  I love when I get to be creative and enjoy cooking and crafting (all kinds). What my favorite SAB Homes floor plan is:  I really enjoy the feel of the Brookline.  The great room will really keep a family connected.  The plan also provides personal spaces for the quieter moments.  A house that a family could truly make into a home. What items I collect:  I love to collect.  I have been collecting antique kitchen utensils since I was a teenager.  So I have built up quite a collection and they adorn my dining room walls.  I really enjoy kitchen items, green depression glass, 50’s aprons, refrigerator boxes (those glass containers they used prior to Tupperware), and linens.  I could probably go on and on about chairs and rolling pins too.  I need a much larger kitchen. What my favorite vacation was:  I love to travel so it is hard to pick one particular vacation, but if I had to choose, it would be Paris.  I use to travel with my mother, I could tell you some stories.  In Paris she came alive.  It was truly memorable to see her with the iconic bag and baguette poking out.  I will continue to travel and see the beauty in all that this world has to offer.

Sarah Hawkins

Sarah Hawkins
Sarah Hawkins
Home Warranty Service Coordinator
What I do:  I work in the warranty department and assist our new homeowners with any questions they have.  I meet with them for their walk-throughs before they buy the home and schedule their appointments for warranty work when it is needed.  I communicate with our vendors for warranty items on behalf of our homeowners, as well. Background:  Before coming to SAB, my entire career consisted of work in the food & beverage industry.  I worked for a corporate catering company and the Director of Catering which is where my ability to connect with people grew.  I love being able to chat and connect with our homeowners on a personal level. When I am not working:  When I’m not working, I’m taking care of my daughter, Anna- Kathryn, who was just born in April of 2021 and my son, Jacob.  We also have a German Shepherd named Ella who thinks she’s a lap dog!  My husband Brian and I have season tickets at Kauffman Stadium and love going to Royals games!  We enjoy playing golf as a family and hanging out with our friends who all just so happen to live in our neighborhood!  We love traveling and can’t wait to take more trips as a family of four! What fictional place I'd most like to visit is:  Hogwarts, Hogsmeade and Diagon Alley!  I’m a HUGE Harry Potter fan!  It is my favorite series, so much so my daughter has an enormous amount of HP décor.

Tasha White

Tasha White
Tasha White
Accounting Coordinator
What I do:  At the office you will find me dealing with numbers, numbers, paper and more paper while assisting Debbie Lund, our Accounting Manager, and Curtis Tate, our Estimating, Purchasing & Project Manager. Background:  I have over 25 years of accounts receivable experience in the medical and legal fields before coming to SAB Homes. When I am not working:  I fanatically watch the Royals and Chiefs, I enjoy reading, spending time with my family and our two dogs. What my favorite movie is:  The Judge and This is Where I Leave You.

Tina Lerno

Tina Lerno
Tina Lerno
Customer Selections Specialist
What I do:  I am a designer within the wonderful design studio here at SAB.  I work with clients, the design team, and various vendors in selection, procurement, and implementation of design finishes and interiors.  Design, just like all things starting within one’s imagination and brought into reality, takes 1% inspiration and 99% perspiration.  I enjoy every stage of the process and time flies while staying very busy doing so! Background:  Some of my very first memories where of creative endeavors and awareness of my surroundings.  Interior design later became an arena for both.  When I was 5 years old, I remember begging my mom to get new drapery panels in living room.  Followed up with a painted picture of new panels done with my acrylic paint set…. yes acrylic…no tempera paint for that little girl! LOL.  It was no surprise, and very natural, for me to follow design after High School.  I obtained my Bachelor of Fine Arts in Interior Design from Park University and started out interning with an architecture firm downtown doing commercial design work.  It was very exciting to work on such large high-profile projects but was missing that personal touch I get in working directly with the end user to create a space.  The switch to residential design quickly filled that missing piece of the design puzzle.  Along the way I have refined my craft and knowledge.  This knowledge and creative zest are what I feel my clients enjoy the most about working with me. What I like most about building new homes:  I love creating beautiful and functional interiors with different people/styles and watching everything come to life!  It is a very fulfilling to see the end product and having been an integral part of it.   It also never ceases to amaze me how different of spaces you can get just by mixing personal style and the elements of design.  The possibilities are endless, and no project is alike. When I am not working:  When I’m not working, raising my awesome son, or adulting - I like to fill my bucket with creative projects in paint, mixed media, and culinary.  A creative expression outlet is a must for me, and currently find it most through “WaLa” cooking.  I love growing my own herbs and select veggies to incorporate into my dishes and using what I have on hand to create one-time dishes.   In my extra spare time, I enjoy painting in oils and acrylic.  I have also been making small pieces of furniture - tables and pet furniture.  I am a total animal lover and feel pets need good design too! What animal I'd consider to be my spirit animal is:  Easy…..Soar with the Eagles!

Ranger

Ranger
Ranger
Hospitality Paw-ficer
Title: Office dog Background: Ranger has been with SAB since he was a puppy serving as one of the resident “office dogs” and honorary hospitality door greeter.  He never leaves Brian’s office, but when he has managed to get past the dog gate, he immediately runs to steal some of Arlo’s toys and parade around the office with them whimpering with excitement until being wrangled back into Brian’s office.  Normally he just greets everyone that enters the lobby with a smile and wagging tail from behind the gate in Brian’s office.  He LIVES for the attention and visitors usually leave with a smile as big as his.  His biggest accomplishment with the company includes making friends with every visitor that enters the lobby and the one time he barked to warn and save the office staff from the person that wore a blow-up dinosaur Halloween costume to work.

Arlo

Arlo
Arlo
CEP (Chief Executive Paw-ficer)
Title: Office dog Background: Arlo has been with SAB for years and serves as one of the resident “office dogs”.  His biggest accomplishment with the company includes swindling as much food as possible from employees during the Holiday Party and any other party for that matter.  Arlo collects toys that are on display throughout the office.  His two biggest pet peeves are when Raelynn is talking on the phone when he is trying to nap and when he is not allowed to attend office meetings.  You can always count on Arlo to welcome you into SAB with a lick or bark.

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Happy Clients!

We purchased a new home last year. It has been 11 months and we have so few issues it is amazing. The few small issues that we had were resolved in days and the response is quick, professional and complete. Great people to work with.
Tony Cervini
My name is Joe DeSimone and I reside in the Villages of Forest Hills.  My wife and I moved in a bit over one week ago.  Our experience working with SAB Homes and Gary has been a great experience.  Our house is extremely well built.  We were amazed by the quality and attention to detail in our home.  The very, very few minor issues we had were addressed immediately and efficiently.  This is our sixth house purchase and by far our best purchase and purchasing experience.  I would strongly encourage anyone interested in buying a home to include SAB as part of their buying process.
Joe DeSimone
We love our new SAB home.  Kelsey has been so great to work with.  She and our superintendent, Josh, met with us and walked us through all the new functions of our new build.  There's so much to do when buying a new home and this personalized process made us feel right at home.  Thank you!
Megan Carroll