About HBG

About Highlands Builders Group

Master Builders Association
Highlands Builders Group (HBG) is an Eastside-based homebuilder specializing in custom homes and luxury new construction homes.

For nearly two decades, HBG and affiliates have built homes in cherished neighborhoods including Kirkland, West Bellevue, Lakemont, Issaquah, Sammamish, Redmond and Maple Valley. Over the years, HBG principals have earned a reputation from buyers, financial partners and lenders as a quality homebuilder offering outstanding design and quality construction.

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Adam Wanichek

Adam Wanichek

Owner

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).

Kimball Taylor

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.

Bria Wanichek

Bria Wanichek

Land Acquisition/Director of Sales

Bria brings over a decade of high-end real estate sales expertise and client relations experience to the HBG team. In her former career as a top broker with Windermere Real Estate, Bria represented many top area builders, including Bennett Homes and BDR Construction, and resale buyers and sellers on the Eastside. She uses this expertise to assist HBG with land acquisition and investor relations. 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 BA in Public Relations and Marketing from Pepperdine University.

Barb Tangeman

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.