Meet the Team


John Kinney Owner & Operator

Colony Custom Homes, founded in 2017, is owned and operated by John Kinney. John is a 2nd generation builder with a passion for seeing his plans come to life and overseeing every detail of the process. He expects perfection and only works with the best subcontractors (subs) in the business. Quality is his #1 pursuit for each and every home he builds. John lives in Gretna with his wife, Pilar, and their two children Lincoln and Lola. When John isn’t building homes, he’s at the gym, in the garden or battling his son on Mario Kart.


John Kinney

More About John...

I was born and raised in Gretna, NE and grew up watching my parents bring custom homes to life. I started at a young age by cleaning job sites, power-washing driveways and installing hardware. Not the most exhilarating tasks, but it taught me what hard work looked like! I thank my parents for making me do the hard jobs so that I could see how rewarding it is when you step back on the sidewalk and see what the customers see- a beautiful property to be proud of. What really first intrigued me was the finished product and just seeing everything it took to get to that final stage.


Chuck Narans Construction Superintendent

With 25 years of experience in the construction industry, Chuck brings a diverse skill set and a strong dedication to excellence. Driven by his passion for Custom Home construction, he consistently pursues the highest standard of quality in his work. Chuck lives in Fremont with his wife, son, and two beloved dogs. Outside of work, he finds fulfillment in woodworking, family fishing outings, and outdoor adventures.

Client Relations Team

Nic Luhrs and Rachel Skradski of Berkshire Hathaway represent Colony Custom Homes. Their team, Forehead, Skradski, Luhrs has 55+ years of combined experience in real estate. They are dedicated to managing a seamless, headache-free process for our clients. They will assist with selling your current home and making your transition into your new Colony Custom Home an exciting endeavor.

Nic Luhrs

Nic Luhrs


Rachel Skradski-Luhrs