We’re About People

Biltmore begins with PEOPLE. Certainly, we value each homeowner that lives in a Biltmore home, but we are also referring to the valuable people that engineer our subdivisions, pave the streets for our kids to play on, pour sturdy foundations, supply the lumber, pound the nails, install our doors and market our communities. It’s hundreds of important people who make Biltmore Co. who we are. We believe in them and their strengths and we know they believe in us.

Kevin & Liz Amar, Owners



Kevin Amar

Owner, Director of Operations

Kevin is an Idaho native, born in Salmon, and raised in Meridian. Being the son of a potato farmer, he knows the delicate balance between growth and Idaho’s natural resources. He has spent the last 30 years in home construction, land development and land management, including mixed use communities. Kevin has developed over 7,000 lots in the Treasure Valley. Some of Kevin’s major developments include Union Square, Silverleaf, Three Oaks, Peppertree, Cedar Creek, Castlebrook, and Monet Meadows, Windsong, and Barber Vista. Kevin is dedicated to quality and seeks a 100% satisfaction rating with home owners or investors in every project he conducts. He is a hot rod enthusiast and spends his free time in the mountains with his wife and 4 kids.

Liz Amar

Owner, Creative Director, Lead Interior Designer

Liz studied Pre-Architecture at Boise State University and Interior Design at Utah State University where she found her passion for space planning and functional floor plan designs. She has been busy the last 15 years building the Biltmore brand, designing functional floorplans and esthetic elevations and loves to hand-select each product that comes into the design center showroom. Her favorite elements to design are cabinetry and lighting-they set the function and mood of every room. 

Liz has loved the Boise Parade of Homes since she moved here when she was 8 years old. She has served as the Boise Parade of Homes Committee Chair for 2023 and 2024 and serves on the Executive Committee for the BCASWI. Liz loves to ride her bike to all of the BSU home football games and spending time with the family in Donnelly at the lake.

Angie Barnes

Director of Finance

Angie is a Boise native, born and raised in the Treasure Valley. She has spent the past 25 years building a colorful resume knowledgeable in Accounting, Marketing, Executive Support and Human Resources. Working for Biltmore Co. she gets to fulfill all of these opportunities. What she loves most about her job is watching the build process from start to finish, both visually and in numbers.  She truly believes that at the end of the day every dollar counts; both for Biltmore Co. and the Homeowner. Watching our team successfully meet the budget and allowing people to afford a beautiful dream home is so rewarding to her. She brings to the table her amazing smile, laughter and spunk. Angie loves going to concerts and traveling with her husband, spending time with her two amazing kids, and her doggies.

Austin Nauahi


Austin has been working in the construction industry for the past 20 years. His experience as a superintendent, certified welder, electrical apprentice and in the commercial concrete industry has built his impressive home building foundation. Austin's number one goal when building your home is to finish on time. From the first time you meet him, everyone can see that he truly loves the building process. Austin loves working with Biltmore Co. and is dedicated to the relationships that he builds from subcontractor to home buyer. This past year he has been in charge of building out Meridian's beautiful Windsong subdivision and we are so proud of him and all his hard work here!

Brian Kjerstad


Dana Jensen

Drafting & Design

Dana, an Idaho native, has studied Architecture at Pasadena City College and Boise State University. He was a draftsman at the Boise architectural firm Williams and Associates and designed for several builders around the valley as an independent draftsman/designer. His extensive design experience and years of education has lead him to design hundreds of single family and multi-family communities. Dana is a valuable member of Biltmore Co., specializing in meeting the clients’ needs that allows us to put the personal Biltmore touch on every home and caters to their individual preferences. His extensive design experience and years of education has lead him to design hundreds of single family residences and multi-family communities with functionality and smart design.

Doug Milligan

Chief Financial Officer

Doug brings over 30 years of professional accounting and finance experience to Biltmore Co. He is a graduate from Idaho State University and moved to the Treasure Valley in 2004 from the nostalgic resort town of Truckee California. Doug's career highlights include: providing certified public accounting services for resort development and resort services, high volume production home building, real estate sales and manufacturing and custom home building.

Emily Wilson

Lead Project Estimator

Emily is a Boise native, born and raised in the Treasure Valley. She loves working with all of our Trader Partners to ensure that Biltmore is building the best homes with the best trades. An expert in product research, she loves the challenge of helping our team make knowledgeable decisions about what products and materials we are using to make every Biltmore project built better. Emily was our Design Center Manager for four years and her product knowledge combined with her every day knowledge of the application of construction materials makes her an asset to our company.

Greg Wilstead

Residential Managing Director

Greg has been building residential and light commercial for the past 20 years. His focus and energy goes into the accurate financial planning and execution of all of Biltmore’s projects. He oversees all floor plan design, building planning, home budgets, superintendent processes, subcontractor skilled labor list and loves working with each home owner to design and price their new home. 

Hunter Jardine

Assistant Superintendent

Hunter loves the construction industry and is excited for his career in construction management. He has extensive experience in concrete, framing, spray foam installation and finish carpentry. His goal as a Biltmore employee is to ensure a smooth building process and complete satisfaction with trade partners and home owners. He has spent most of his life in Idaho and is an avid outdoorsman loving both hunting and fishing and is a motorsport enthusiast. Hunter is an All American HS Lacrosse player and learned 5 important life skills: Practice Makes Better, Becoming a Skillful Player of Any Sport Requires Significant Sacrifices, Play Well With Others,  Share the Credit, Nothing Ventured Nothing Gained and Winning is Fun. 


Jason Polson

Project Coordinator

Jason was born and raised in the Pacific Northwest. He brings over 15 years experience, of turning a customers' vision into reality, to the Biltmore Team. After graduating from Brigham Young University, he began his career on large commercial projects in Southern California including: the Playa Vista Development, Sony Picture Studios and the LA Clippers practice facility. Jason relocated to Boise in 2011 and built his own business working on many of the premier properties in the Treasure Valley and Valley County. Jason brings a dedication to detail and daily focus with our trade partners to bring all of Biltmore's projects to life. When not at work, Jason loves spending time with his family and can be found coaching his children's sports teams all over the valley.

Jeremy Amar

Commercial Managing Director

Jeremy has 11 years of experience in multi-family construction in California, Nevada and Idaho, including being a project manager for a 76 million dollar luxury condominium project in Las Vegas; as well as the remodel and conversion of 900 apartment units into condominiums. He also loved his time as the Project Controls Manager as a consultant for the Utah Department of Transportation on their 170 million dollar highway reconstruction project at Timpanogos Highway.  Jeremy is now responsible at Biltmore Co. for all of the coordination of construction plans and project approvals through Boise, Meridian, Eagle, Nampa and Ada County planning and building departments. Jeremy loves riding his motorcycle when time allows, but most of all he loves spending time with his family.

Kim Schilling

Warranty Specialist

Kim joins the Biltmore Team with 16 years of Quality Assurance Management and Retail Customer Service experience. Her entire professional career has been centered around ensuring that people genuinely have a great experience. She grew up in Southern California and has 19 years of Title and Escrow Experience as well making her the perfect fit for this position. She has a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from the University of Phoenix and gives credit to her mom for teaching her business ethics and bookkeeping in their family business. Kim excels daily because of her genuine interest in people and loves meeting our excited homeowners at the orientation of their new home and assisting with any warranty needs. In her free time she loves learning about 19th Century American History, more specifically the Old West.



Lauren Lienhard

Lead Commercial Interior Designer

Lauren has always been a creative soul with a fascination for architecture and the arts. Lauren followed her passions and graduated from Purdue University with a Bachelor's Degree in Interior Design. After graduation, she moved to Oregon where she fell in love with living in the Pacific Northwest. Her career ultimately took her to Chicago for the last decade to work her way up as a Senior Interior Designer at a high-end interior design firm downtown where she specialized in high end remodels.
Lauren’s years of experience has allowed her to have an intuitive understanding of how a project needs to come to life. It’s about the process for her; whether working on a small-scale remodel or multi-million dollar ground-up build, her priority is in the details. Lauren’s favorite thing about design is the combination of sourcing unique materials along with space-planning. She believes it’s the key to creating a functional, yet beautiful space. Lauren finds inspiration in travel, antique shopping, and styling home décor - she loves to Zhuzh!
Her ideal day would be spent in the mountains, exploring a new city, or being a homebody with her boyfriend and two rescue cats.  :)

Lisa Clayton

Director of Sales

Lisa brings over 20 years of dedicated customer service and team management experience to  Biltmore Co. Her strong business acumen comes from years of retail management, owning her own bakery and from excelling in her variety of roles within the real estate field. Lisa has been in real estate for 10 years and has extensive experience in a variety of roles ranging from Transaction Coordinator to Team Manager and Executive Assistant. Lisa thrives in working both behind the scenes and in face to face interactions with customers as she assists them in making the entire Biltmore experience a treasured memory. In her spare time Lisa loves spending time with her family, reading great books, enjoying healthy lifestyles and baking delicious cheesecakes for family and friends.

Madison Lewis

Interior Designer

Micah Gosney

Director of Construction

Micah has been in the Boise valley now for 15 years building hundreds of fine custom homes. He has managed and built many projects in the construction industry from residential homes to light commercial developments. Micah is also a professional artist and worked for acclaimed 20th Century Fox in Phoenix, Arizona as an award winning animator. His artistic skills are an asset to Biltmore Co. in his design abilities, a master faux painter and in creating custom renderings for our projects. As Director of Construction, his job is to oversee all superintendents and make sure that each Biltmore home is completed on time and constructed with integrity to the Biltmore way.

Sandee Johnson Transtrum

Assistant Project Manager/Accounts Payable

Sandee is an Idaho native, born and raised in the Treasure Valley. She grew up working in her family’s furniture store helping customers with all of their buying needs. She loves working for Biltmore Co. and loves all of the people she gets to meet. Her number one goal acting as the team leader for subcontractor support, is to see that our homeowners have a positive, smooth buying experience from start to finish. Sandee loves the customer service aspect of helping our homeowners with warranty issues and problem solving with our subcontractors. Sandee is dedicated to her two children and also loves to spend time with her two nieces. As a family they love to go to music festivals, movies and spending time in the outdoors.

Scott Hope

Warranty Specialist

Born and raised in Nebraska, Scott came to Idaho when he was 18 and fell in love with the mountains, never looking back. Scott joins the Biltmore team with over 35 years of construction experience and an educational background in drafting design and construction management. Scott owned his own construction company for many years specializing in design and building homes. His gift for finish carpentry and cabinet building gives him an eye for detail. His combined education and hands on experience makes him uniquely qualified to see a home built from beginning to end. In recent years he worked at Micron where his natural gifts with technology, project management and supervising a team made him a valuable asset. He is excited to be back to home building where his true passion lies and he can see a plot of ground transform into a beautiful home. He is dedicated to excellent customer service and delivering a home clients will love. When he isn’t working, Scott enjoys time with his wife, 7 children, 2 grandchildren and his silly Bernedoodle.  


Stacy Samarin

Design Center Manager

Steve Amar

Quality Control Manager

Steve grew up in Salmon Idaho where he became one of Idaho’s top seed potato farmers. He has a double B.S. in Economics and Agriculture from the University of Idaho {but we won’t fault him for not being a true Bronco fan}. He farmed until the 80’s and then moved his family to Meridian where he dove into the Investment, Banking and Real Estate world with his son, Kevin. Steve is now responsible for all of the 500 point inspections in both the single family homes, the multi-family apartments and all of our commercial properties where he makes sure our properties are 100% at Biltmore quality before turning the property over to the new owners. He loves Idaho and the outdoors! Playing and being with family is his top priority and he loves riding his Harley with his sons and grandsons! Steve is proud to work with his son and daughter-in-law and takes great pride in helping the Biltmore TEAM be the best construction company and professionals in the state!

Tanner Amar


Tanner has had a passion for drawing floor plans since he was 6 and has mastered most online drafting programs. He has a deep love for the construction and development industries and has a very strong work ethic. Tanner has many talents in the construction industry, from streamlining processes, to mastering the build schedule on Builder Trend to completing his homes before their scheduled due date. Tanner's favorite part of the building process is the planning- from reviewing plans to scheduling trades. He knows the more work he puts into planning, the easier the jobs flow. He is bilingual in Spanish and uses that skill daily with trades. Outside of work, Tanner enjoys riding his Harley, skiing at Tamarack and everything about the Idaho outdoors including hunting, camping, fishing and wake surfing.