Meet the team

Jim Work, President of Silverthorne HomebuildersJim Work

Jim has lived in the community since 2002, and blends what he learned from his years working for larger builders with his relational approach to help deliver an efficient and personalized home. He has experience with home design, budgeting, and offsite development activities for multiple subdivisions. He is responsible for home design, purchasing, and overseeing office management. His past work experiences allow Silverthorne customers the ability to tailor a home with a cost-effective and personalized approach. Prior to Silverthorne, Jim was the Director of Development for a builder in the Western Suburbs of Chicago and worked as a Project Manager for Carradus and Associates, a design and engineering firm, where he oversaw architectural and site planning design for multimillion-dollar homes in Hinsdale, IL and Downers Grove IL. Jim, his wife, and two children live in LeClaire, Iowa.


Logan Way, Assistant Construction Project Manager, standing next to a garageLogan Way

Logan is the Construction Project Manager and completed his degree in Construction Management at Rock Valley College. Logan handles all functions of the construction process, has a strong customer service background, and knowledge of construction practices. Logan oversees job sites in Illinois, focusing on Sycamore, Genoa, and custom lots. Logan demonstrates Silverthorne’s value of relationship and integrity ensuring all the details of your home are properly achieved with the Silverthorne performance standards.



Kyle Eklund, project manager with silverthorne homebuildersKyle Eklund

Kyle comes from a family of construction, and his family’s work is what inspired his love for the industry at a young age. Growing up with a fascination for architecture, Kyle was always looking for jobs offering the opportunity to work with his hands. As he learned more about the field, he became interested in the business of construction and began learning the day-to-day flow of a construction company. Prior to Silverthorne, Kyle worked as a carpenter, which allows him a unique perspective and understanding of the value Silverthorne places on the performance of the work completed by other tradespeople. Kyle is the Project Manager for our Iowa communities and helps to oversee the day-to-day work in LeClaire and Bettendorf.


Katie Gilbert

Katie has a Bachelor’s degree from Northern Illinois University and has experience in the construction industry from working at local site construction companies prior to joining the Silverthorne Team. Katie oversees the daily operations of the office and handles most of the accounting and financial aspects of the business. Katie is excited to grow with the Silverthorne team as we continue to expand in our Illinois and Iowa communities.

Mindy Salas

Mindy has a Bachelor’s degree in accounting and previously worked with a large homebuilder. Mindy helps with estimating, budgeting, and managing the Online Customer Portal. She regularly communicates with customers to help as they navigate through the process of building their home, which is one of her favorite parts of her job. Mindy has lived in Cortland, IL since 2005 and enjoys the family feeling of working at Silverthorne Homebuilders.

Jim DuLaney

Jim is an NIU graduate with a strong mechanical background and a passion for building things and the outdoors. He has enjoyed building things since he was young, and looks forward to each new home that is being built – sometimes even more than the homebuyer! Jim strives to build a home that is personalized to the client and works hard to make sure that each homebuyer has a personalized experience.

James Dilly

James joins the team with a significant amount of residential construction experience, including working with one of the best remodelers in the Quad Cities. After stepping away from construction, he found himself being pulled back to it. James is the Warranty and Closing Manager for Silverthorne, helping to deliver a quality home to our clients long after the closing date. James is married with two children and enjoys boating, fishing, and camping with his family.

Chris Vieau

Chris brings 35 years of experience in the building industry and is primarily responsible for customers who take advantage of an On Your Lot build in Illinois. He demonstrates a dedication to quality, commitment, and relationships by helping you build your dream home in a location that fits your family’s needs. Chris lives in Geneva with his family.

Noel Sanders

Noel has a Bachelor’s degree in Construction Management from the University of Wisconsin -Platteville. He brings great experience gained while going to school and working as a drywall laborer/estimator and then as an Estimator/Project coordinator at Titan Electric. He has always been fascinated by the residential homebuilding process and joined our team to live out his dream of building homes for residential customers and focuses on homes in the Quad Cities.

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