Meet the Team

Joel Barkman
Joel built the first Golden Rule home in Fauquier County over 25 years ago. Since then he has continued to build a reputation on quality, service, and community. More recently he was named the 2009 Builder of the Year by the Northern Virginia Building Industry Association (NVBIA) and the 2010 Business Person of the Year by the Fauquier County Chamber of Commerce. Joel spends much of his free time serving on building industry and community committees such as the Balanced Growth Alliance, Business Advisory Council, Transportation Committee, NVBIA Council, The Custom Builders Council, and Remodeler’s Advantage. Joel and his wife Patty have five children and are active members of the Dayspring Mennonite Church. He also serves on the boards of non-profits New Horizons Ministries and Good Life Ministries. Joel is also known in the community for his feature column “Ask a Builder” published in the Time Community News, an opportunity he uses as a public service to educate the readership about all things “building.” As a leader in the Green Building movement many of the columns discuss responsible building practices, sustainable design, healthy living, Universal Design, and environmental stewardship — all of which help make for a stronger community.
Hannah Beahm
Hannah manages the financial side of the business. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Business & Accounting from George Mason University and a Virginia CPA license. An avid bicyclist and outdoor enthusiast, she resides in Fairfax County.
Dennis Reitz
Dennis joined the GRB team in 2000. With more than 20 years of experience in the home improvement industry, Dennis has a broad range of experience in both the design and construction phase of remodeling projects. He and his wife Carna have five children and are active members of Dayspring Mennonite Church.
Jeff Nolte
Jeff joined the GRB in 2022 and comes to us with 20 years of experience in the cabinet and home improvement business. While not at work, Jeff enjoys sports, traveling, the outdoors and spending time with family and has been a resident in Warrenton, VA for over 15 years.
Jerry Swartzentruber
Jerry oversees your new home or remodel project, communicating each step of the project with you and keeping your project on schedule and on budget. He has more than 15 years of experience in the construction industry and resides in Fauquier County with his wife Mary Lu and 4 children.
Greg Blair
Greg joined the Golden Rule Team in October 2019 and brings over 35 years of construction experience to the table.  He has a diversified background ranging from working in the construction trades to working with the nation’s largest homebuilder. He brings with him a unique perspective having worked in the millwork industry for several years as well.  He currently resides in Frederick County with his wife Tracy, one daughter, four granddaughters and a menagerie of pets.
David Haynes
David has been in the construction industry for 35 years. Framing for 5, trim carpentry for 20, and superintendent/supervisor for the last 10yrs. I've been married to my wife Janie for 16 years and have a 16 yr old daughter named Maryanne. We love camping, playing cards, and board games together.
Dave Zaremba
Dave joined the GRB in 2016. He has over 30 years of experience in finish carpentry, trim carpentry and cabinet making. He formally owned and operated his own company. Dave previously lived in Mobile, Alabama, but moved to Stafford, Virginia to be closer to family.
Roger Martin
Roger joined the GRB team in 2017. He has 11 years of combined experience with lumber and construction. He enjoys working at GRB and putting his heart into what he does. He resides in Culpeper at a Christian kids camp where he assists with maintenance. He and his wife, Lindsey have a son and a daughter. When he has spare time, he loves hunting and playing sports.
Matthew McCarthy
Matt joined Golden Rule Builders in December of 2020 and has 25+ years of experience with roofing, remodeling and was self-employed for 20 years specializing in custom remodeling. Matt is married, a father to 4 children, and one on the way! Enjoys hiking, snowboarding, volleyball, fishing, and family time.
Tom Hambleton
I grew up in Falls Church, Virginia in a large family. My childhood was full of being outdoors and building things. I got into the construction business in 2003 when I joined a small remodeling company in Arlington Virginia, where my older brother was working. Just two years later, my brother and I decided to start our own company which lasted about 17 years. While there I worked my way up from journeyman to skilled carpenter then Vice President of Production, I managed all aspects of every project. I am looking forward to bringing my ideas and 19 years of field experience to our clients. I currently live in Manassas with my wife and 7 children. I enjoy woodworking, camping, fishing, and passing along my joy of building to my children

Brian Swain

Lead Carpenter

Garry Mathis

Lead Carpenter
Kenny Umstead

Kenny Umstead

Skilled Carpenter
Mike Trettel
Mike Trettel comes to GRB from Minnesota. He studied carpentry at a vocational school and completed his apprenticeship through the Carpenter's Union and later operated his own home repair business. He enjoys traveling with his wife Patricia, working and spending time with their grandchildren, and attending church.
John Mullins

John Mullins

Skilled Carpenter
Cortwright David

Cortwright David

Skilled Carpenter

Gregg Helmuth

Nick Croushorn

Nick Croushorn


AJ Breeding


Eddie Santos

Cole Scoggin
Cole joined our GRB team in 2023. Grew up in Fairfax, VA, and currently lives in Warrenton with his lovely wife Jamie, and two kids, Grainger and Addison. In his free, he loves playing with his kids, watching sports, and going to church.

Victor Montenegro

Devin Barkman
Devin is our GR Lifestyles Manager and Architectural Design. He enjoys Baseball, Basketball, and playing Guitar on his church’s Praise Team.
Blyss Barkman
Blyss has worked at GRB since 2012. She enjoys photography, traveling, cooking, and decorating.
Stephanie Kennedy
Stephanie is in charge of all GRB marketing and overall brand awareness in the community and comes to us with 25+ years of experience in marketing and sales. Stephanie resides in Amissville, VA with her husband and two teenagers, plays competitive tennis at Chestnut Forks, and attends The Bridge Community Church in Warrenton.

Tracy Blair

Purchasing & Client Specialist
Cindy Lovell
Cindy joined the GRB Team in August of 2021 after owning her own business for 9 years. She brings 12 years of experience as a painter designer and photographer and studied Interior Design at Utah State University. She enjoys woodworking, hiking, biking and her favorite place to be is in the mountains with her husband Russ of 19 years and their 3 kids. Cindy works with customers to find materials that match their design style while staying within the project’s budget, making sure the design is functional and practical while maintaining functionality. "I’ve had a lifelong love of making things look beautiful and want to help you achieve the perfect home for you."

Victoria Barkman

Heather Bassett
Heather joined the GRB team in 2023.  She enjoys helping design gorgeous spaces that bring to life our GRB clients vision for their projects.  She has a love for nature, wellness, learning new skills, baking, cooking, creating and decorating.  Recent empty nesters, Heather resides in Bristow with her husband.  
Mona Czeszewski
Mona comes to GRB with a Bachelors of Science in Architecture from Lawrence University in Michigan and with a LEED A.P certification. With over 20 years of experience in architectural design, I've had the privilege of working on a diverse array of projects spanning custom single-family residences, commercial spaces, retail establishments, multifamily residential, master site planning, and healthcare facilities. I thrive on the challenge of finding innovative solutions that perfectly align with each client's vision and needs, resulting in spaces that are both functional and aesthetically stunning. Beyond architecture, I find inspiration in the arts. Whether it's painting on canvas or throwing pottery, I cherish the opportunity to express my creativity in various forms. Additionally, I enjoy spending time with my family and our two active beagles being outdoors, especially beaches and lakes, as we are originally from Michigan. As an architectural designer, I'm dedicated to pushing the boundaries of design while always prioritizing the satisfaction of my clients. I look forward to continuing to bring dreams to life through thoughtful and innovative design solutions.
Punam Panchal
Living in Virginia since 2020, Punam earned her bachelor's degree in Architectural Design from India and has 5+ years of experience in Residential Architectural design in India and the USA. Customer satisfaction has always been my goal. Dancing and singing are her hobbies and was a professional Choreographer. Punam and her husband enjoy this area along with their 2 kids.



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