Meet the Team


Jim Work, President of Silverthorne Homebuilders

Jim 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 garage

Logan Way

If you are lucky enough to have Logan as your Super you won’t be disappointed. Ambitious to get started on his career path, Logan graduated a year early as a Junior in high school. Handling all functions of the construction process, Logan demonstrates Silverthorne’s value of your new home are properly completed and up to standards. If he’s not on the job site, with his partner in crime, Roscoe (Silverthorne’s Mascot), you can find Logan in the gym. However, don’t let the “healthy” lifestyle fool you, after the gym he will probably fight you if you even think about touching is pineapple and AMERICAN bacon pizza, so don’t even think about it.

Katie Gilbert

Katie or the office Mom, Manager, Boss Lady, whichever you prefer, oversees the daily operations of the office and handles most of the accounting and financial aspects of the business; meaning she tells us “No you can’t buy that!”. With years of experience in the construction industry, Katie offers plenty of knowledge and understanding of the day to day operations of Silverthorne. When she’s not working in office…well she’s practically always in office so we’re not quite sure what she does in her off time (we even think she sleeps at the office sometimes, it’s like she never leaves). We’re only kidding, kind of, Katie is extremely dedicated to Silverthorne and the customers we serve, but she is just as dedicated to her two children. After chauffeuring her kids around to various after school activities or sports, you may find her relaxing with a glass of wine planning for her next busy day.

Mindy Salas

Mindy is our Grand Maester to the Online Customer Portal and the Master of Purchasing, making sure we get the best price of material for your dream home. If you haven’t caught on to the Game of Thrones references, then we’re not sure if you and Mindy can be friends. We’re just kidding, Mindy will gladly help you navigate through the process of building your dream home through the portal, which is one of her favorite responsibilities. When she’s not working she could be caught watching Game of Thrones or any true crime show. With the family atmosphere that Silverthorne offers, she enjoys the ability to take the time when needed to spend with her own family maybe even going on a spontaneous road trip.

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 home buyer! 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.

Chris Vieau

With over 35 years of experience in building dream homes, Chris specializes in the Silverthorne customers who take advantage of our “On Your Lot” opportunities in Illinois. With two kids and a beautiful wife, he understands the importance of making sure your new home fits your families wants, but more importantly, your families needs. Not only does Chris enjoy the home building process, there is a good chance he will show you up on the green. Chris enjoys getting a few golf swings in here or there, almost as much as he enjoys coaching a local Ultimate Frisbee team. It is safe to say with Chris’s dedication to his work and home life, he follows the “work hard, play hard” mantra to a T.

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.

Kati Tunget

Kati is our Marketing Coordinator and completed her degree of Bachelor in Arts from Western Illinois University. Kati handles all aspects of the marketing and social media world within Silverthorne. She values the “work hard, play hard” mentality, often we find her working at 4am just to get the job done. However, bring a dog into the office and you’ll never see her or your dog again, at least for a few hours. The same can be said about wine….we’re working on that one!

Kelly Romstedt

Meet Kelly, our Warranty Specialist, with over 16 years of Customer Service experience and a “can-do” attitude, she will assist you in any and all warranty related matters. As a mother of three, a 4-year old and 2-year old twins, Kelly helps keep our boys inline while efficiently getting your warranty work done. With a love of the vintage decor, anything Chip and Joanna, and even “tiny homes”, Kelly is also a good creative eye to call on when we need help with staging and design.

Sonia Caise

Sonia comes to Silverthorne with over 20 years experience in the accounting industry and over 13 in the manufacturing industry. With a passion for real estate, even studying different creative investment programs, Sonia jumped at the opportunity to become part of the Silverthorne family. With 4 children and 2 grandchildren and a love for rum and tequila you can find Sonia outside grilling and soaking up the sun any chance she gets. Although Sonia is great at her day job here at Silverthorne, she has a secondary passion as well, cars; spending time with her sons at the Chicago Auto Show and the Byron Speedway. At least we know where to look if Sonia goes missing on a nice sunny summer day!

Josh Basar

With over 20 years of experience in commercial and residential service and remodeling work, our Warranty Technician, Josh will be your main man once your house is completed. Ensuring all our standards are up to par 30 days, 6 months, and up to a year after the construction process has stopped. As a father of four, honesty and open communication are the most important traits to Josh, which is why making your warranty claims high priority and never pushing them aside is on the top of his list. Although Josh enjoys his day to day and helping our Silverthorne customers, given the opportunity he would easily jump at playing “HOOKy” to fish all day (see what we did there, “HOOK-y”).

Roscoe Way

R-O-S-C-O-E Mr. Silverthorne mascot showing up on your job sites, making sure everyone is staying on track. Roscoe a young Australian Shepard, comes to us with over 1,000 puppy kisses and hundreds of miles exploring different Silverthorne job sites. With an in depth knowledge of the best hydrants and local smells, Roscoe knows just where to take you on your next walk. Keep an eye out for Roscoe’s new adventure, “Roscoe Cam” coming soon.

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