The Terra Firma Custom Homes Team
Brad Smith - President / Owner
Brad began his construction career 21 years ago as a high-end interior woodworking craftsman. In 1996, Brad started his own business Terra Firma Custom Homes near Boulder, Colorado specializing in building premier custom homes for his clients. In 1998, Brad moved the company's homebase to Winter Park, Colorado to pursue a development project.
Meeting Brad, you would never know he was from the East coast. Raised in Amherst, MA and moving to Colorado in 1981, Brad began college at the University Colorado in Boulder studying Computer Science and Biology. It was during that time in his life, he realized his future was in the Colorado mountains. Presently, Brad lives and works in Grand County. He enjoys spending his time with his wife, son and daughter. Fly fishing, skiing and flying are some of his favorite pastimes.
Louis Rinn - Project Manager
Louis has 20 years in the building industry, having been with Terra Firma since 2004. As a project manager for Terra Firma, Louis spends his day directing every aspect of custom home construction, from bidding and purchasing to scheduling. Louis' latest home site won six out of seven awards in the 2007 Grand County Parade of Homes, including Overall Judges Choice as well People's Choice Award for Best Home.
Louis has been living in Colorado since he was 10 years old. Starting off as a carpenter and eventually owning his business for 10 years before joining the Terra Firma team. Louis loves living in Colorado and enjoying the mountains, playing ice hockey and spending his free time with his wife and two daughters.
Danielle Longano - Business Manager
Danielle is the Business Manager for Terra Firma Custom Homes and has over nine years of experience in the building industry, beginning with Terra Firma in 2003. She is responsible for client draws, accounts payable and receivable, payroll and all other aspects of the company's accounting.
Danielle has lived in Winter Park since 1995, attended Villanova University, graduating with a degree in Civil and Environmental Engineering with a minor in Spanish. She loves living in Colorado with her husband and participating in all that our state has to offer. She is also an avid Parrothead and enjoys traveling with her sister to as many Jimmy Buffett concerts as she can.
Kirsten Laraby - Selections Manager
Kirsten is the Selections Manager for Terra Firma Custom Homes and has been with the company since October 2010. As the Selections Manager, Kirsten works closely with designers and clients with finish selection schedules by documenting decisions and assisting owners with partner relationships. Kirsten ensures that Terra Firma continues to build homes and long lasting relationships with our owners and sub-contractor partners.
Kirsten grew up in the mountains of Montana, moving to Winter Park in 1995. She graduated with a degree from the University of Montana in Business Administration and Marketing and continued her studies in design at the Colorado Institute of Art. She enjoys spending time with her husband and three kids and loves to ski, waterski, hike, cook and travel with them.