ZACH – President
Zach is the brains of Echelon Homes. The grandson of a homebuilder, Zach formed the company in 2014. His professional background includes working for Kiewit Building Group, where he estimated and managed multimillion-dollar projects in the commercial, industrial and residential construction markets.
Zach loves the homebuilding process and strives to create a positive experience for everyone involved. He puts 110% into every project and enjoys establishing relationships with clients, designers, trade partners and real estate agents. Zach puts clients first. He’s also known to drop a six-pack off at a job site at the end of a long week.
Zach has a bachelor’s degree in construction management from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and an MBA from the University of Nebraska at Omaha. An Elkhorn native, Zach and his wife Chelsea are raising their two children in Elkhorn.
MATT – Vice President
If Zach is the brains of Echelon, Matt must be the beauty. That’s what we tell him, at least. Matt’s a country boy at heart who spent summers working on his family’s Holt County ranch and working as a carpenter for a local homebuilder.
That construction experience led Matt to the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, where he graduated with a degree in construction management. Matt also worked for Kiewit, where he estimated and managed large-scale commercial projects around the Omaha metro area and out of state for a decade. He joined Echelon in 2018.
Matt spends his days coordinating subcontractor trades, managing job schedules and communicating with clients. He enjoys digging into the details, solving problems and delivering quality products.
Matt and his wife Emily live in Gretna with their two kids.
Darren – Project manager
CHELSEA – Realtor
Chelsea brings the style and real estate expertise to Echelon.
Chelsea graduated with her bachelor’s degree in nursing from the University of Nebraska Medical Center and worked as a nurse for eight years. But she always had a passion for home design and real estate. In 2019, she followed those passions and made the leap to become a realtor with One80 Group/KW Elite.
Chelsea loves seeing the finished projects and helping clients realize their dream home. When she’s not helping make design selections or assisting clients, Chelsea loves spending time with Zach and their two wonderful kids.
EMILY – Social media
If you see an Echelon post on Facebook or Instagram, Emily probably wrote it.
Emily graduated from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln with a degree in journalism and was a reporter for the Omaha World-Herald for many years. Today she works part time in government communications and helps out Echelon.
Emily enjoys the family and entrepreneurial aspects of Echelon. It’s rewarding to see Matt and Zach build homes, but also build the business itself. Emily’s enjoys popping in to see jobsites and sharing progress with our online friends and followers.
Emily stays busy between work and caring for her and Matt’s two kiddos.