Mastre Homes has new owners
By Tim Linscott
The faces may be different, but the same name, quality and integrity will still go into every single Mastre home made in Grant.
Mastre Homes changed ownership three weeks ago and the new owners are Derek Razo of Holyoke, Bo Lee of Denver and David Kempf of Denver.
Arnold Mastre and his family founded Mastre Homes in 1999 as a means of building quality homes at a reasonable price in an efficient time frame.
All homes are made indoors which allows crews access to their work in any weather conditions.
Bo Lee, one of the new owners of Mastre Homes, explained that the Mastre family missed farming and purchased land in Oregon. When he heard the business was for sale, he began putting together a team of professionals to run the operation. He noted that all of the employees have been retained and, in fact, hopes are to increase the workforce in the next few years.
Not only are the new owners keeping the employees, but the name as well.
“We wanted to keep the same name because of the reputation it had. When you heard the name you knew it meant quality,” Lee said.
There is a six-month backlog of homes to be built and the company is in full operation mode, taking just over 12 weeks from start to finish on the homes.
Kempf is planning on moving his family to Grant to be close to his work. He works as head of operations management, regulations and suppliers.
Lee is the financial and personnel manager and Razo is chief shop foreman and construction and production manager.
Thus far the trio love being in Grant and find the public to be helpful and encouraging.
“Everyone has welcomed us with open arms, providing information and ideas,” Lee said. “We really appreciate it.”
Future plans are for growth at the plant, from adding employees to expanding the facility to make more homes in an efficient manner.