The team at Columbia Builders is dedicated to creating a friendly and welcoming environment for all of our clients. In choosing us as your homebuilding partner, you’ll be part of the Columbia Builders team. Building personal relationships and working collectively with our clients ensures a positive and rewarding experience for all.
Learn more about our group below:
Jim Greenfield – Founder and President
Columbia Builders opened their doors in 1975. With master’s degrees in both civil engineering and business, and over 50 years in the building industry, I have watched CBI grow and evolve to what we are now—a small team of professionals, dedicated to homeowner relationships, building personalized and custom homes for our clients. I grew up in the Adirondack Mountains of New York and currently reside in Columbia. I am married with six children, and two grandchildren. When I’m not enjoying family pursuits—including snow and water sports—my greatest joy is giving back to the community through a variety of local charitable organizations.
Rob Cydylo – Controller
In 1987, I came to Columbia Builders as an intern, while attending Howard Community College. I am a 1990 graduate of the University of Baltimore and a CPA. As controller for CBI, I manage all accounting duties, including processing contract deposits and settlements. Raised in Baltimore, I now reside in Howard County with my family. Golf and biking are favorite leisure activities, and I happily spend time as a spectator or participant of just about any sport.
Patty Care – Office Manager
A lifelong resident of Anne Arundel County, I reside in Pasadena with my husband, and joined Columbia Builders in 2005. In addition to assisting the sales and marketing team, I process and distribute our homebuyers’ completed paperwork, including selection sheets to our subcontractors. I enjoy movies, motorcycles, reading, traveling, and many crafts—including sewing, painting, and cake decorating. My favorite times are those spent with my 3 grown children, and playing with my granddaughter!
Tracy Davis – Customer Service Coordinator
Raised in Indiana, I relocated to Maryland, joining Columbia Builders in 1999. I coordinate the details of your settlement, and upon completion of your new home, I am your contact for questions and customer service. On my off-time, the outdoors call to me—hiking, camping and gardening are my favorite things to do. My love of hiking and adventure has taken me to some wonderful places including Canada, Ireland, New Zealand, and most of the United States.
Terry Brownley – Construction Manager
A lifelong resident of Howard County, I began my career with Columbia Builders in 1979. Although I’ve had many duties with CBI, I presently build single family homes, specializing in our custom home and offsite projects. I spent many years supporting the varied activities of my son and daughter, who are now grown. My current interests include spending time at the beach, boating and attending classic car shows and events.
Ron Tash – Project Manager
A native of Maine, I have been a part of Columbia Builders since 1990. My responsibilities include administrative and construction management. I enjoy meeting new purchasers for their pre-construction meeting, pre-drywall walk-through, and home completion orientation. Residing in Howard County, I am an avid cyclist and runner, enthusiastically participating in century rides and several marathons over the years.
John Liva – Service Technician
I was born and raised in Northern California, and after my service in the military, began what is now a 40 year career in the building industry. In 1989, I joined Columbia Builders, assisting new homeowners both before and after the settlement of their home. Outside of work, my favorite activities include spending time with my grandchildren, hunting, fishing, gardening, and especially cooking. I always enjoy exchanging recipes too!
Karen Kehoe – Sales Manager
I have been affiliated with Columbia Builders since 1999 and take great pleasure sharing more than 30 years of home design and construction experience with buyers. I enjoy guiding families through the planning and building of a home that is uniquely theirs! With two grown daughters in college, my husband and I enjoy living on our horse farm in my native Baltimore County. Travel, sailing and visiting with friends are among my favorite activities.
Carole Vogel – Marketing Coordinator and Sales Assistant
With over 30 years in new and existing home sales/marketing, I was delighted to join the CBI team in 2009. I enjoy meeting model guests and homeowners, using marketing and social media to help them connect with CBI. Born and raised in Ellicott City, I reside in Carroll County with my family. I love music, organic cooking and travel. In addition to spending time with my two grown children, when I have a moment to myself, you’ll find me with a coffee and a book!
Want to learn more about our home designs or schedule a time to see our model home in person? Give us a call at 410-730-0215 today!
Columbia Builders is the area’s leading provider of new single family homes in Howard County and we are proud to serve clients in Brookeville, Glenwood, Dayton, Laurel, Columbia, Clarksville, Fulton, Marriottsville, and Ellicott City.