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 15 years of experience in both the construction 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 3 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 Gavazzoni, Department head – Sales and Estimating

 A 10 year veteran of the home remodeling industry, John brings a deep passion for people to his position as sales lead. John’s a native of South Bend and currently resides in Mishawaka with his wife Lisa.  Fun fact – John brings the same passion to his other hobbies ( fishing and Poodle Breeder ) as he does to his day job.

Denny Shay, Roofing Consultant

Denny has spent over 20 years helping clients find solutions for their various problems. He views a roof as an often overlooked but critical aspect of your home. Denny is educated on the various types of Asphalt roofing solutions and will be able to easily assist in helping choose what’s right for you. His commitment to creating a positive experience for his clients supports HomeWorks’ vision of always putting the client first!
Denny and his wife have three very active and growing boys. In his personal time, he enjoys spending time with his family, landscaping, hunting, and playing golf.

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.

Jerimee Gauthier – Client Consultant

Jerimee and his wife are proud parents of twin boys. He grew up and still lives in southwest Michigan. With over 20 years of experience in the construction business, Jerimee has learned multiple facets of the industry. He is a state licensed contractor who has successfully ran his own company and helped others grow in production, sales, and design. Jerimee loves spending time with his family and spending as much time as he can on the river.


Jeffrey Smallwood – Senior Project Manager Accessibility DivisionHome accessibility manager jeff smallwood

Jeffrey comes to HomeWorks with over 30 years’ experience in management, construction and franchising. He has spent the last 10 years in Accessible Design specifically. This broad knowledge base allows him proficiency in performing his day-to-day activities. His attention to detail and organizational skills makes Jeffrey a great fit to the HomeWorks team. Jeffrey’s duties include; production, marketing, field and technical services, policies and practices. Jeffrey holds a MI Builders License, is a Certified Nurse, is Lead and OSHA 10 certified and holds a TWIC security clearance.


Roberta LawsonExecutive Secretary

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 18 years.   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)