We Are Village Homes

Multigenerational Home Builders Serving the Inland Northwest

Owner Bios

THE VILLAGE HOMES ADVANTAGE

We are a company committed to helping you create a space that meets all of your family’s needs.  Today, 65 million people in the United States live in multigenerational homes; that’s one out of every five homes in the country This rising trend creates unique needs that cannot always be met by buying a cookie-cutter house with more square footage.  Multigenerational households need a home designed by a builder that understands their circumstances.  Our commitment to family, passion, quality and integrity make Village Homes the perfect fit for creating multigenerational housing in Eastern Washington and North Idaho.

Family

Passion

Quality

Integrity

FAMILY

Village Homes and our team of trade partners believe in the value and strength of family.

Multi-generational living provides the opportunity to create strong familial bonds and irreplaceable memories to be passed down for generations to come. The focus on family is the core of what drives us each and every day.

PASSION

Not only are we passionate about bringing family together through our homes, we’re also passionate about the building process itself. From your first interaction with a member of our team to the moment you move in, you will see our dedication to both quality and attention to detail in building your home.

QUALITY

We will never sell a home knowing something was not done right. We focus on the quality of design of our homes, the quality of materials used in our homes along with the quality of workmanship of our trade partners. Our partners work together to deliver homes that are built with a constant eye for detail.

INTEGRITY

We know our customers deserve upfront engagement and ethical practices from their contractors. For us, this applies whether we are engaging with a buyer, an agent, a subcontractor or a local jurisdiction.  In every way we are dedicated to being a business of integrity.

Barry Stearns

Barry Stearns is an Eastern Washington native who attended WSU as a Forestry Major. He has worked as a manager in lumber products distribution businesses at various locations throughout the nation. In 1995, he settled in Kootenai County to raise his family and became involved in the area’s construction industry, where he has been the local as well as the Idaho State President of their respective Building Contractors Associations. In 2010 he helped to enhance, market, introduce design concepts and grow a niche home building construction firm. That entity became a top 20 new residential construction company in the Inland Empire by 2020. 

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Barry Stearns is an Eastern Washington native who attended WSU as a Forestry Major. He has worked as a manager in lumber products distribution businesses at various locations throughout the nation. In 1995, he settled in Kootenai County to raise his family and became involved in the area’s construction industry, where he has been the local as well as the Idaho State President of their respective Building Contractors Associations. In 2010 he helped to enhance, market, introduce design concepts and grow a niche home building construction firm. That entity became a top 20 new residential construction company in the Inland Empire by 2020. 

During his involvement in the construction industry and with local and state Building Associations, he became aware of rising nationwide issues in the industry. Millennials are struggling with home affordability, and their baby boomer parents are about to retire with a range of generational requirements that are not being met in the current housing market. To address these issues, Barry started Village Homes to bring multi-generational homes into the local market for the benefit of the community. He has designed the homes with the philosophy of providing separate but private homes for multiple generations under one roof.

Barry also volunteers his time to support our local and state communities in other ways. He is a Kootenai County Planning and Zoning Commissioner, on the State Contractor Registration Board, chairs the State Building PAC, is on the Legislative Committee for IBCA and the NIBCA as well as a Life Director of both HBAs. He is an Idaho Certified Master Builder and serves on that committee. He has won awards for Builder of the Year, State and Local Membership Spike, Membership Retention and the Member Hand in Hand award. 

Barry is passionate about his involvement in the building industry, but his wife of over 35 years, four children, and ever-growing number of grandchildren are the pride and focus of his life. All of his goals and accomplishments are done for their benefit.

Allen Dykes

Allen brings over 25 years of experience in residential home building to Village Homes.  His industry-related experience is centered on operational leadership and the establishment of systems and processes that directly support a company’s key areas of operation.  He is passionate about the customer experience and endeavors to deliver an experience that exceeds the customer’s expectations.  

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Allen brings over 25 years of experience in residential home building to Village Homes.  His industry-related experience is centered on operational leadership and the establishment of systems and processes that directly support a company’s key areas of operation.  He is passionate about the customer experience and endeavors to deliver an experience that exceeds the customer’s expectations.

Allen is also passionate about giving back to the community as well as his industry.  He is currently a National Delegate for the National Association of Homebuilders, First Vice President of the Idaho Building Contractors Association, where he currently chairs the Legislative Committee, Builder Director of the North Idaho Building Contractors Association, where he chairs the North Idaho Builders Political Action Committee, and a Board of Trustee member for Timbered Products Manufacturing.

Allen was awarded the Builder of the Year in 2019 by the North Idaho Building Contractors Association.  He is a Past President of the North Idaho Building Contractors Association, where he chaired the Government Affairs Committee for three years as well as chairing the Local Presidents Council at the State level.  Allen is currently a Gold Key member at the national level of the National Association of Homebuilders, and in 2022, Allen will have the honor of holding the position of President at the state level for the Idaho Building Contractors Association.

Allen studied Economics at the University of Washington and later attended and graduated from the Executive Development program offered through the University of Washington’s Foster School of Business.  He also graduated from the two-year Lean Leadership Training offered through John Black Associates, Harvard’s Program on Negotiation, MIT’s Getting to Yes program, GE’s Six Sigma Voice of the Customer training and Covey’s Time Management program. Allen has taught both negotiation and time management skills at the executive level.

Allen’s greatest source of pride is his family.  His wife Shelley and daughters Sydney and Carly are his greatest joy. They spend many weekends in the outdoors, hiking, camping, and skiing. You can also find them  traveling and experiencing new countries and their cultures.

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