There is simply no denying that home is about family. Home is a place where you and your loved ones can retreat to each day. It is where you sit for long talks and hard laughs – a place where you grow, play, and learn together. There is nothing as lasting or as endearing as family. Square 1 Builders can help make your dream home become a reality. We believe that a successful construction process begins with you, the homeowner. Our approach is to build a strong relationship first and a great quality home second. At Square 1 Builders, we are there every step of the way to make sure your dream home comes to fruition.

Meet Our Team

Bruce Slabaugh

Bruce Slabaugh

Project Superintendent

Bruce Slabaugh has 30+ years of construction experience. He started in remodeling & moved on to new construction. He enjoys working on & cruising in his old car & motorcycle. He enjoys spending time with his wife Sandy, his 3 daughters, sons-in-law, and his baby granddaughter. Bruce is a great asset to the Square 1 Builders team with his hard work ethic & his easy personality.

David Klingerman

David Klingerman

Sales & Design Consultant

David brings 30 years of experience in residential construction to Square 1. He has worked in many capacities of construction from foundations & flatwork to sales & estimating. He is also a certified energy auditor, lead renovator certified & has a Michigan Builder’s License. David loves spending time with his wife & 3 kids. He also enjoys snowmobiling, fishing, family vacations & kid’s sports. Square 1 is lucky to have David’s design skills and his attention to quality & detail.

Kelly Barr

Office Manager

Kelly graduated from Concord High School and got her degree in elementary education. She taught 2nd grade at East Side Elementary before she & Bryan started their family. She was also the director of children’s ministry at Waypoint Community Church for 8 years before coming to work at Square 1 Builders. Kelly really enjoys working with clients & getting to know them better during the building process. She likes going to musicals with her daughters, reading and walking the 3 family dogs in her spare time.

Bryan Barr

Bryan Barr

General Manager

Bryan has worked in the construction industry for 27 years. He graduated from Clay High School and attended Purdue University Northwest where he studied construction management. He started out cleaning up job sites and developed his skills and knowledge in the building trades. Bryan is a member of the Builder’s Association of Elkhart County. He enjoys hanging out with his wife, Kelly, and their 2 daughters, Courtney & Samantha.

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Find us at the office

1789 E. Bristol St. Suite D

Elkhart, IN 46514

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(574) 389-8010

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