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Highlands Builders Group specializes exclusively in the building of custom homes and luxury new construction homes on Seattle’s Eastside. We are dedicated to delivering exceptional craftsmanship and creating unique, high-end residences that exceed traditional standards.

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We build extraordinary, distinct custom homes. Let us help you build yours.

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Highlands Builders Group
218 Main Street #743
Kirkland, WA 98033
(206) 992-4111

Bria Wanichek


Bria brings over a decade of high-end real estate sales expertise and client relations experience to HBG, and currently serves on the Kirkland Planning Commission. In her former career as a broker with Windermere Real Estate, Bria represented many top area builders, including Bennett Homes and BDR Construction. Bria’s role at HBG includes land acquisition, design and sales oversight, investor relations and outreach and contracts. Her love of real estate and current design trends in the homebuilding industry ensures our continued fresh and modern home designs and interiors.

Bria’s background as a daughter of a homebuilder gives her a unique understanding of the homebuilding process, from land acquisition to delivery of the final product. Bria holds a B.A. in Public Relations and Marketing from Pepperdine University.

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Adam Wanichek


Adam brings over two decades of building experience to Highlands Builders Group. Adam’s career began under Norris Homes, where he built over 50 homes as a Superintendent and created a proprietary scheduling system, keeping costs down and building timelines running smoothly. A position as Construction Manager with Heiser Homes soon followed, which brought him to the close-in Eastside. From there, Adam started BDR Construction, building over 50 homes and townhomes in both traditional and modern design styles.

Adam is respected by his peers, his financial partners and building officials due to his good nature, work ethic and deep understanding of the building process. He has a unique ability to see the art in his work, drawing on his studies in Architecture and Interior Design and his upbringing as a builder’s son. Adam is a member of the Master Builders Association of King and Snohomish County, and the National Association of Homebuilders (NAHB).

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Kimball Taylor

Construction Manager

Kimball brings four decades of experience in the construction of spec and high-end custom homes in the Pacific Northwest. As our Construction Manager, Kimball oversees all aspects of the field activities and on-site field operations, as well as the selection of trade partners and bidding. HBG is lucky to have Kimball on-hand providing invaluable insight, expertise and leadership for our building projects. Adam and Kimball’s working relationship began in the early 2000s during their time at Norris Homes, where they built dozens of homes in the south end of King County.

Kimball’s professional history includes Superintendent roles at Norris Homes, LeBaron Homes, Classic Concepts and most recently Dwell.

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Terry Tines

Field Supervisor

Terry is our wonderful Field Supervisor. Terry grew up in construction and is familiar with various aspects of the construction phases. We rely on his great attitude and organizational skills to keep our plats and job sites clean, safe and therefore productive.

A clean plat and job site are important to us and we take pride in Terry’s devotion to keeping our sites organized and presentable.

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Barb Tangeman

Operations & Bookkeeping

Barb brings decades of experience in Operations and Cost Accounting to HBG. Barb ensures our investors and banking partners receive clear and timely communication for draws & bond follow-up and tracking, to keep projects on time and on budget.

Barb served as the Operations Manager for Sinclair Thimgan Homes on Seattle’s Eastside for a decade, and has been a dedicated and diligent member of the HBG team for many years. Her unique skill set is invaluable to the team.

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Pete Matthews


Pete also brings us four decades of experience in the construction industry in the greater Seattle area. Pete spent 20 years in the residential framing industry, framing for large-scale communities and special infill construction alike. He then underwent Construction Management training and served as a Construction Manager for several large area builders for nearly 20 years. HBG is lucky to have Pete’s experience and expertise especially in the realm of framing, as our projects require intricate framing detail and knowledge of the framing process.

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