Our Team

Meet The Team


joeJoe Colvin, Owner

In 2003, Joe left the corporate world and began his real estate and building adventure. Since then, he has successfully built two companies by putting together great teams and surrounding himself with honest and passionate people. He relies on setting high standards and encouraging employees to work in areas that perfectly fit their skillset. He is passionate about building a high-quality company capable of being a single source solution for clients. He believes that focusing on the customer and team experience will result in a multi-generational, long-term company serving our local community and region. He is a 1996 graduate of Taylor University, where he earned a degree in Computer Science. Joe lives in Bremen, Indiana, with his wife and 7 children.

Nathan Kain, Vice President, Business DevelopmentIMG_8279

Nathan has over 10 years of experience in both the building and property management industries. Nathan is wholly committed to the HomeWorks vision and focuses on developing and improving business units while keeping the customer and team experience as his primary goal. He brings a friendly and sincere attitude to work each day, which allows him to easily develop and maintain strategic relationships. He is a graduate of Clemson University with a degree in Construction Science and Management and is a licensed Indiana Real Estate Broker. Nathan lives in South Bend, Indiana, with his wife and 2 children.


 Gene Hicks, Head of Home and Business Maintenance ServicesGene-Hicks-Home-Maintenance-Manager
Gene Hicks is a 25 year native of the Michiana area. Since 2000, Gene has experienced many facets of the construction industry. His knowledge spans from commercial store build-outs to new home construction. Gene has served as the head of Window and Door services for Big C Lumber, Maintenance for Cressy and Everett and overseeing the maintenance department at HomeWorks Management. Gene brings incredible passion to work each and every day along with a wealth of home and business maintenance knowledge. Some of Gene’s various hobbies include motorcycling, classic cars and horse back riding.

John Gavazoni, Department head – Sales and Estimating






Mark Oliver, Roofing Manager

Mark Oliver is a 35 year native of the Michiana area. He started in the roofing industry in 1992 as the Roofing Manager at Bontrager Roofing.  Starting in 1996 he started his own company called Wounded Knee Roofing.  For the next 20 years he was on each and every roof with his crew on a daily basis. Whether it is asphalt, metal or flat roofs, Mark has a wealth of knowledge he brings to every project. Beginning in 2013 HomeWorks was able to bring him on board to develop and manage our in-house roofing department.

Mark lives in South Bend with his wife. They have 2 children and 3 grandchildren.



Roberta LawsonExecutive SecretaryBobby-Lawson-Executive-Secratary

Roberta Lawson brings years of office managerial experience to Homeworks Construction. She is the office hub and is instrumental in many of the customer focused aspects of the business. She has been married 48 years, lives in South Bend and is a grandmother to 9 grand-children.



Denise Long,  Restoration Project Coordinator
Denise Long brings over 30 years of customer service/office related experience to HomeWorks Construction. She has been in the construction industry for over 18years.  
Denise is committed to the HomeWorks vision and focuses on developing and improving our Emergency Services and Contents departments while keeping the customer and team experience as her primary focus.  Denise lives in South Bend with her husband and four children.  In her free time she enjoys reading, boating and spending time with her dogs.


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HomeWorks Construction
1511 N Pulaski St.
South Bend, IN 46613
Phone: 574.318.WORK (9675)