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About Us

Our History

For over a half-century, we’ve known that home is where your story unfolds. From quality craftsmanship and prime locations to envy-worthy designs and legendary service, every Timberlake home is built with your needs and dreams in mind. 

Throughout our history, our singular desire has been to create outstanding homes and communities. Along the way, this dedication to excellence has earned us widespread recognition as an industry leader known for quality construction, thorough planning, and a steadfast commitment to our customers.

Since its inception, Timberlake Homes has remained a privately held homebuilding company and has been responsible for the development and construction of single-family residences and luxury townhomes for thousands of homebuyers in Maryland and Delaware.

Our success through attention to detail, careful consideration of our homebuyers’ needs, and strength in operating as a team has given Timberlake the opportunity to grow, both in services offered and in new markets in which we build. Timberlake Design/Build was founded in 2002 and specializes in large-scale luxury home renovations, building one of our home designs on a customer’s homesite as well as undertaking custom home construction.

You can engage Timberlake with confidence because we believe that our customers deserve the best possible product and service, and we refuse to settle for anything less.

Our Team

Our management team has over 100 years of experience in the home building, design, development, and finance industries. We’re united by our passion for homebuilding, our professional integrity, our pride in workmanship, and the personal attention we put into each and every home we build and community we develop.

Meet Our Executive Team:

John Minzer

John H. Minzer – Chief Executive Officer

John Minzer serves as the Chief Executive Officer of Timberlake Homes, B.T., while simultaneously serving as the Managing Partner and/or Member of numerous additional corporations, including Timberlake Design/Build.

Mr. Minzer has been actively involved in residential and commercial construction and land development for over 45 years. He has been involved in numerous home development projects throughout the Washington, DC metropolitan area and Delaware and has performed virtually every task associated with the process of new home construction since the mid-1970s.  Mr. Minzer currently oversees and coordinates every aspect of the day-to-day management of Timberlake Homes and Timberlake Design/Build, including all banking activities, marketing and sales, selection of land (both for development and as finished lots), and negotiations with trade partners and suppliers.

Over the years, Mr. Minzer has participated in numerous seminars and workshops throughout the country relating to management, marketing, and production in the home building industry. He is currently licensed with the Maryland Home Improvement Commission as a Contractor/Salesman in the State of Maryland.

Jason Minzer – President

As President of Timberlake Homes, Jason Minzer leads the strategic direction of the organization. Since joining the Timberlake team in 2009, he has brought expert insight and recommendations on construction planning, scheduling, budgeting, and technology.  His efforts have significantly contributed to Timberlake’s expansion into new product types, improved build cycles and quality—helping grow the company and continuing to provide excellent customer service. On behalf of Timberlake Homes, Jason is a member of Builder Partnerships, a group comprised of similarly sized builders across the country.

Prior to joining Timberlake, Jason worked for Denison Landscaping as Project Manager in their home building division.  This role laid the foundation for his start as a Site Manager at Timberlake Homes. Jason holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Finance and Management from the Perdue School of Business.

Greg Macinich

Greg McAninch – Chief Operating Officer

Greg joined Timberlake Homes in 2001 as Director of Land Development ultimately becoming Chief Operating Officer. Greg oversees and is responsible for community development and construction from purchase to the exit of the community and includes all aspects of house construction. Prior to joining Timberlake Homes, Greg spent 18 years in the land development planning and engineering community at various engineering companies working in various jurisdictions. With a strong foundation in planning, engineering and project management, this has allowed Greg to successfully transition into the development and building operations of Timberlake Homes and Timberlake Design/Build.

Brian Messineo

Brian Messineo – Vice President of Land Acquisition

Brian joined Timberlake Homes in 2014 as Vice President of Land Acquisition. With 12 years of experience in land acquisition in the residential real estate sector, Brian has developed a diverse background across a wide range of platforms garnered while working with two of the top 10 national homebuilding companies in the country. His responsibilities include new deal sourcing and acquisitions, preparation and coordination of land development feasibility studies and budgets, contract negotiations, and coordination of land approvals/entitlements. A graduate of the University of Maryland, University College, Brian is an active board member with the Anne Arundel County Chapter of the Maryland Building Industry Association (MBIA).

Adam Minzer – Vice President of Land Development

Adam Minzer has watched his family build houses his entire life. His appreciation for creating communities and building homes is deep in his roots. For the past five years, Adam worked directly with Timberlake homeowners, constructing homes in various Maryland communities. During this time, Adam worked closely with Timberlake’s production team to effectively manage the timely and accurate construction of homes for purchasers while providing the highest quality product possible. He worked daily with the various trade partners involved in the house construction process to expand his knowledge beyond the average superintendent. Most notably, his customer service, management skills, and attention to detail enabled him to successfully oversee, complete and settle houses on time. Adam now manages newly acquired raw projects in Maryland and Delaware, turning them into ready-to-build subdivisions.

In his spare time, Adam enjoys anything with an engine and is motorsports related. He loves to fabricate and drift cars around the track competitively and for fun.

Justin Shepherd – Vice President of Purchasing & Estimating

Justin Shepherd has worked with Timberlake for over 14 years. In his most recent role, Justin manages the firm’s purchasing processes related to construction services and building material supply, including vendor solicitation and prequalification, contract bidding, negotiation, and award, as well as vendor performance, management, and feedback/monitoring. Justin leads the Purchasing and Estimating division staff on all projects for both the Production and Design/Build Divisions, including oversight throughout the entire duration of a project from negotiation and initial contract administration to project closeout. As a Vice President, Justin will continue playing an important role in the company’s strategic growth.

Jonathan Tepper – Vice President of Sales

Jonathan joins the Timberlake team full-time in 2020, after serving as a consultant since 2015. He is responsible for the overall sales and marketing efforts of both Timberlake Production and Timberlake Design Build operations.

Prior to Timberlake, Jonathan has 30+ years of experience with national homebuilders, leading their efforts in land development, sales, and marketing strategies for the mid-Atlantic region.

Jonathan has been active in the building industry, serving for many years on the Sales & Marketing Judging Committee of the Northern Virginia Building Industry Association (NVBIA) GALA Awards. He is currently a member of the Sales & Marketing committee of the Maryland Building Industry Association (MBIA).

In addition to those duties, he serves on the Board of Directors of ArtStream, which provides artistic classes, workshops, and performing opportunities to people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDDs). He is also a Special Olympics Basketball coach. In his free time, Jonathan enjoys all sports activities and is a long time Washington Caps 365 fan.


Our Pledge to You

At Timberlake Homes, we stand behind every home we sell, which leaves you free to just enjoy being in your new home! On any given day, you will find members of our Executive Team in our communities and walking houses under construction or at the completion stage to make sure that we are delivering the best quality in the market. After all, if our homes don’t measure up to the high expectations of our homebuyers we are not doing our job. By insisting on quality construction methods and using premium products, our homes are not only beautiful to look at; they’re comfortable to live in, too. And since we want to make sure we are exceeding your expectations, Timberlake Homes offers a comprehensive pre-settlement home walkthrough and orientation program.

Prior to closing, you will participate in a Pre-Settlement Orientation session. This meeting has two primary purposes. The first is to confirm that we have delivered your new home at an acceptable level of quality, within industry standards, and with all of your selections correctly installed. Of equal importance, we demonstrate the features of your home and discuss maintenance and the warranty program we provide. During this meeting, the site manager will walk you through your home while referring to the “Buyer Acceptance Form” which includes a checklist of items to be inspected and explained. Additionally, warranty procedures will be explained to you and various items will be demonstrated and/or pointed out to you for further clarification.

Customer Service

Our ultimate goal is to deliver a beautiful home with 100% customer satisfaction and “zero defects” upon settlement.

Since our inception in the early 1960s, we have developed a reputation as a “Company Built on Integrity and Backed with Pride.” Our professional and experienced team brings uncompromising service and individual care and concern to every homeowner relationship we develop. In support of our commitment to total customer satisfaction, Timberlake Homes is proud to provide to you, through 2-10 Home Buyers Warranty, a one-year limited warranty on your basic home, a two-year limited warranty on mechanical systems, and a ten-year limited warranty against major structural defects. We provide each purchaser with a copy of the “Sample Warranty” upon contract which explains the warranties in detail.

At settlement, you will be given a “Homeowner’s Maintenance Manual,” which will help guide you through the care and upkeep of the many components of your new home. Following settlement, you will receive your official Warranty Documents from 2-10 Home Buyers Warranty. We invite you to review the criteria for qualifying warranty repairs, reporting procedures, and warranty service processing procedures with your sales representative.

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Celebrating 59 years of homebuilding excellence, we build custom homes, undertake whole house or large-scale renovations and offer on your lot building programs throughout Baltimore/Suburban Maryland and in Kent County, Delaware. Whatever the extent of the project, we’re committed to superior craftsmanship and an extraordinary standard of excellence. That’s why we provide only the highest quality renovations and custom homes for our clients. Find out more at: timberlakedb.com


We are always interested in adding talented, skilled and energetic people to our team. If you would like to learn about employment opportunities at Timberlake Homes, view our current openings here or click here to send us an email. We will contact you.

Contact Us

Corporate Headquarters
304 Harry S. Truman Parkway
Suite M
Annapolis, MD 21401