Lead Designer

Sarah Sanden

Look no further – Sarah is your go-to gal for all things design, 5 years running! As Lead Designer, Sarah is a total powerhouse when it comes to improving plans, completing renderings of exterior selections, and more

Sarah ‘Boss Lady’ Sanden

Look no further – Sarah is your go-to gal for all things design, 5 years running! As Lead Designer, Sarah is a total powerhouse when it comes to improving plans, completing renderings of exterior selections, and more. On a regular day, you’ll find her completing redlines for presold homes and model homes’ construction drawings and working with her awesome team to meet every customer’s expectations. She’s a resourceful, hard-working, and adventurous lady who loves her coworkers and shines in everything she does!

Get to know some more about Sarah below!

1. If you had to describe Dabbert Custom Homes as an animal, what animal would it be?
A Golden Retriever, because we have one of them in our office and he’s like our mascot!

2. What is the nerdiest thing you do in your spare time?
I LOVE to read!

3. Favorite cereal?
Cocoa Pebbles.

4. What’s your strangest hidden talent?
Bringing in all the groceries in one trip haha.

5. Do you have any strange phobias?
No – I’m not scared of anything.

6. Favorite flavor DQ Blizzard?
Double fudge cookie dough w/ extra cocoa fudge & extra cookie dough.

7. Who’s your celebrity crush?
Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson.

8. What is the oldest thing in your refrigerator?
Probably the kale I keep telling myself I’m going to eat someday.

9. Where’s the coolest place you’ve traveled?
Europe – England France & Italy!

10. Does pineapple belong on pizza?
Absolutely not!!!

Accounts Payable

Katie Kaufman

Katie is definitely the life of the party, in all aspects, here at Dabbert Custom Homes. While her title will tell you she’s in charge of accounts payable — her talents far exceed paying the bills….

Katie ‘Life of the Party’ Kaufman

Katie is definitely the life of the party, in all aspects, here at Dabbert Custom Homes. While her title will tell you she’s in charge of accounts payable — her talents far exceed paying the bills…. When she’s not answering phone calls and entering invoices, she’s most likely laughing, giving advice on life and taking care of our 4-legged companions …. We’ve come to the consensus that she is without a doubt going to solve world peace. During “down” time, you’ll find Katie writing fantasy novels, because let’s face it, she’s basically the next J.K. Rowling – but better.

Get to know some more about her below!

What are 3 words that describe you?
Determined. Kind. Patient.
What’s your favorite cereal?
Life. But it has to be soggy.
Who is your celebrity crush?
Aidan Turner.
What is the nerdiest thing you do in your spare time?
Write fantasy novels.
Which way does your toilet paper hang on the wall – under or over?
The only true way it should – OVER!!
If you could have one superpower, which would you choose?
Mind control. I promise I would be a very kind beneficent ruler.
If you had to describe Dabbert Custom Homes as an animal, which animal would it be?
Is it first that my left brain is just like, “YES, WE WERE MADE FOR THIS MOMENT?!” I didn’t even hesitate, I’m like, elephant! Elephants are loyal, they never forget, they’re run by women *coughs*, they’re wise, they defend their turf, they protect their own, they’re big like a HOUSE! You get it.
How long have you been with Dabbert Custom Homes?
5 years this month!
What do you love most about your job?
I’ve become good at it….and the dogs. Have I said I love animals?
What is your job title at Dabbert?
Accounts Payable…and taking care of the dogs, I may have assigned myself that duty.
Stop by the office and say hi to Katie and her 4-legged friends!

Client Services Coordinator

Megan Grote

Megan is our social butterfly and smile queen of the office… Even on Monday’s she’s smiling. She has been our client services coordinator for 3.5 years. Megan’s responsibilities include responding to client questions, giving them updates on their homes, scheduling walkthroughs, and working with the team in many other aspects!

Megan ‘Social Butterfly’ Grote

Megan is our social butterfly and smile queen of the office… Even on Monday’s she’s smiling. She has been our client services coordinator for 3.5 years. Megan’s responsibilities include responding to client questions, giving them updates on their homes, scheduling walkthroughs, and working with the team in many other aspects! Her communication skills are off the chain (we’re making that cool again!) and she makes things easy-breezy beautiful for our clients. She’s a team player who loves working with people, and her contagious moxie and charisma, Megan is an unstoppable force!!

Get to know some more about Megan below!

1. Name 3 words that describe you:
Positive, hardworking, and passionate

2. Favorite things to do when you’re not working?
Running in the mornings and hanging with my adorable 5-year-old at night!

3. What do you love most about your job?
Seeing our clients close on their new home and how happy everyone is moving into their new home

4. What storybook/cartoon character do you relate to and why?
Princess Poppy from Trolls, because I love hugs and music and love seeing the possible positive outcomes

5. Favorite movie?
When Harry Met Sally — hands down the best movie ever.

6. Which way does your toilet paper hang on the wall?
Over… like a sane person.

7. What, or who, are you a “closet” fan of?
Taylor Swift

8. Pepsi or Coke?
Tea is my afternoon jam

9. Where is the coolest place that you’ve traveled?
When I’ve been overseas for deployments— probably Kyrgyzstan when I was getting ready for Afghanistan. It was the prettiest place that I had never even heard of!

10. Can you cook?
Yes— I’m basically Betty Crocker

Stop by the office to say hi to Megan – and be prepared to be met with a giant smile (and probably a hug)!

Project Manager

Sam Caven

Sam is our Project Manager and main man here at Dabbert Custom Homes. He’s been with us for five years, making him the “godfather” and holder of all the knowledge in the office.

Sam ‘The Navigator’ Caven

Sam is our Project Manager and main man here at Dabbert Custom Homes. He’s been with us for five years, making him the “godfather” and holder of all the knowledge in the office. From scheduling, ordering materials, estimating & budgeting, communicating with vendors, subcontractors, homeowners and site superintendents …. He’s basically two nails and hammer away from building the homes himself. Outside Dabbert, Sam basically lives in the wilderness! He has a love for all things outdoors – bow hunting, fishing, trapping and of course that lake-life with his better half Kara. Get to know some more about him below~

What are 3 words that describe you?
Adventurous, Reliable, Diligent
What storybook or cartoon character do you most relate to and why?
Bugs Bunny – the Buzzfeed quiz I took said so
Favorite movie?
Step Brothers
What’s your strangest hidden talent?
I can sit in a deer stand still for 12 hours straight – but can’t sit still in the office for more than 5 minutes
What’s the coolest place you’ve traveled?
Argentina – Dove Hunting OR Kodiak Island, Alaska
Do you have any strange phobias?
Having to eat salad without croutons
Does pineapple belong on pizza?
It is a key ingredient!
If a movie were being made about Dabbert Custom Homes, what famous character would best represent your CEO?
That’s too easy, Fix-it Felix
How long have you been with Dabbert Custom Homes?
5 years
What do you love most about your job?
Working with our team to construct a client’s dream and watching their vision come together from start to finish
If you can get Sam to sit still long enough, stop by the office and say hi!