Meet the Team

Genesis Group, LLC was founded in 2003 by Barry Aho and has since served hundreds of satisfied customers. The audio testimonials on the Homepage speak volumes about Genesis Group–and so do the many recent awards, including the ones from last year’s from GuildQuality Surveys and Angie’s List. You can’t get a better rating from the Better Business Bureau than an A+ rating, and that’s what Genesis Group has consistently maintained. Genesis Group specializes in any outdoor project from a budget of $5,000 and up, and has a very structured process to ensure every project is finished with superb quality, on time, every time. Below are some brief biographies along with a video introduction of each team member, so you can get a glimpse of who you will be working with if you choose Genesis Group.

Barry Aho

Owner of Genesis Group, LLC

Any organization’s personality comes from the top, and Genesis Group is blessed to have Barry Aho as its founder and leader for 18 years. Barry is a true engineer at heart, and he has created many processes in the areas of design, build, sales and follow-up for Genesis Group–separating it from other landscaping companies.

What really gives Barry satisfaction is the unmatched quality of work all his customers enjoy. He loves being creative and seeing things come to fruition, taking a lot of pride in the end result and doing whatever it takes to make a satisfied customer. He also loves the diversity of people that he gets to work for, and many customers feel like family when the job is done. Barry says, “Customer satisfaction will always be the key to Genesis Group.”

Barry studied at Oregon State University, where he received a Bachelors Degree in Mechanical Engineering. He then spent 10 years as an engineer with Hewlett Packard (HP), during which time he had a great deal of hands-on learning in building houses outside his “real job”. He built his own home in Mountain Shadows, and continues to live on the west side of Colorado Springs with his wife, Kari. They have four awesome children.

Any organization’s personality comes from the top, and Genesis Group is blessed to have Barry Aho as its founder and leader for 18 years. Barry is a true engineer at heart, and he has created many processes in the areas of design, build, sales and follow-up for Genesis Group–separating it from other landscaping companies.

What really gives Barry satisfaction is the unmatched quality of work all his customers enjoy. He loves being creative and seeing things come to fruition, taking a lot of pride in the end result and doing whatever it takes to make a satisfied customer. He also loves the diversity of people that he gets to work for, and many customers feel like family when the job is done. Barry says, “Customer satisfaction will always be the key to Genesis Group.”

Barry studied at Oregon State University, where he received a Bachelors Degree in Mechanical Engineering. He then spent 10 years as an engineer with Hewlett Packard (HP), during which time he had a great deal of hands-on learning in building houses outside his “real job”. He built his own home in Mountain Shadows, and continues to live on the west side of Colorado Springs with his wife, Kari. They have four awesome children.

Nick Bruewer

Landscape Foreman

Nick began his landscaping career with a small business in Michigan. What started as a summer job in-between school sparked his passion for physical and mental work that allowed him to spend all seasons outdoors. Since moving to Colorado Springs, he has built a solid foundation of knowledge and skills that he is happy to use to enhance the outdoor living spaces of every customer he is lucky enough to meet. When not managing the job site, Nick is usually found backpacking where he combines his love for hiking, camping and photography.

Nick began his landscaping career with a small business in Michigan. What started as a summer job in-between school sparked his passion for physical and mental work that allowed him to spend all seasons outdoors. Since moving to Colorado Springs, he has built a solid foundation of knowledge and skills that he is happy to use to enhance the outdoor living spaces of every customer he is lucky enough to meet. When not managing the job site, Nick is usually found backpacking where he combines his love for hiking, camping and photography.

Anthony True

Landscape Foreman

Landscape Foreman

Landscape Foreman

Mark Merritt

Project Coordinator

Mark is originally from a small rural community at the base of the Sangre De Cristo mountains. A Colorado native, spends as much of his free time as possible with his wife and kids outdoors: fishing, camping, and generally finding any possible excuse to be in the mountains. Mark began building custom homes with his “grampa” at the young age of 13 and fell in love with it. He has, in some form, been in the industry ever since. With over 25 years of experience, he has developed a well rounded skill set on many levels, but primarily focused on residential construction with a passion for fine woodworking and custom carpentry. Mark started with Genesis Group as foreman on our deck crew and is now the Project Coordinator for Genesis Group’s deck division. His primary goal at Genesis is to take the dreams imagined by our clients and our awesome sales team and help turn them into a reality that will last for years to come. Through thorough planning, design and management, he takes great pride in seeing our projects completed and looks to exceed the expectations of our clients on each job.

Mark is originally from a small rural community at the base of the Sangre De Cristo mountains. A Colorado native, spends as much of his free time as possible with his wife and kids outdoors: fishing, camping, and generally finding any possible excuse to be in the mountains. Mark began building custom homes with his “grampa” at the young age of 13 and fell in love with it. He has, in some form, been in the industry ever since. With over 25 years of experience, he has developed a well rounded skill set on many levels, but primarily focused on residential construction with a passion for fine woodworking and custom carpentry. Mark started with Genesis Group as foreman on our deck crew and is now the Project Coordinator for Genesis Group’s deck division. His primary goal at Genesis is to take the dreams imagined by our clients and our awesome sales team and help turn them into a reality that will last for years to come. Through thorough planning, design and management, he takes great pride in seeing our projects completed and looks to exceed the expectations of our clients on each job.

Matt Bofill

Deck Foreman

Deck Foreman

Deck Foreman

Clint Garcia

Chief Operating Officer

Clint has been with Genesis Group for over 4 years and has served in several capacities. Clint has recently rejoined Genesis Group fulltime to assist with overall operation. For over 25 years Clint has been working in facilities and project management and enjoys working and serving others in the customer service field. Clint has been playing guitar for the past forty two years and finds this a great way to relax. Living in Colorado, Clint and his wife Shawna enjoy time outdoors boating, hiking, or just spending time with other like-minded friends. Clint and his wife together have 5 children and 4 grandchildren and spend as much time with them all as possible.

Clint has been with Genesis Group for over 4 years and has served in several capacities. Clint has recently rejoined Genesis Group fulltime to assist with overall operation. For over 25 years Clint has been working in facilities and project management and enjoys working and serving others in the customer service field. Clint has been playing guitar for the past forty two years and finds this a great way to relax. Living in Colorado, Clint and his wife Shawna enjoy time outdoors boating, hiking, or just spending time with other like-minded friends. Clint and his wife together have 5 children and 4 grandchildren and spend as much time with them all as possible.

Travis Massey

Sales Manager

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Travis has spent his entire career in the trades industries. Having the experience with working in the fields, selling and managing he brings a valuable perspective to customer service and project management. Travis plays a large roll in the company's recent success in both his service to customers and behind the lines as a key manager at the company helping develop processes that have moved us forward. He lives in a little cabin in the mountains with his beautiful wife of 15 years and their two young boys. Travis enjoys fishing, hiking, hanging out with his family and working on basically anything with moving parts in his spare time.

Travis has spent his entire career in the trades industries. Having the experience with working in the fields, selling and managing he brings a valuable perspective to customer service and project management. Travis plays a large roll in the company's recent success in both his service to customers and behind the lines as a key manager at the company helping develop processes that have moved us forward. He lives in a little cabin in the mountains with his beautiful wife of 15 years and their two young boys. Travis enjoys fishing, hiking, hanging out with his family and working on basically anything with moving parts in his spare time.

Kyle Cockram

Operations Manager

Kyle moved to Colorado Springs in April 2017. He is originally from the south, mainly the Virginia area. Kyle has 15 years of professional construction experience, from electrical and plumbing to small remodels and custom tiny houses. Kyle’s experience with Genesis began as a laborer on one of our deck crews and since then he has worked as a Foreman, Project Manager, and is now the Operations Manager. Kyle’s experience in most facets of the company has been instrumental in the growth of the company as well as the retention of our employees. When Kyle isn’t in the office or on a job site he enjoys hiking, fishing, and experiencing all that Colorado has to offer with his wife and two-year old daughter. They also will be welcoming another daughter in the spring of 2021.

Kyle moved to Colorado Springs in April 2017. He is originally from the south, mainly the Virginia area. Kyle has 15 years of professional construction experience, from electrical and plumbing to small remodels and custom tiny houses. Kyle’s experience with Genesis began as a laborer on one of our deck crews and since then he has worked as a Foreman, Project Manager, and is now the Operations Manager. Kyle’s experience in most facets of the company has been instrumental in the growth of the company as well as the retention of our employees. When Kyle isn’t in the office or on a job site he enjoys hiking, fishing, and experiencing all that Colorado has to offer with his wife and two-year old daughter. They also will be welcoming another daughter in the spring of 2021.

Chauncey Stigen

Project Coordinator

Chauncey moved to Colorado Springs in September of 2016. Originally from small town in Southeast Alaska. Chauncey has over 14 years of professional construction experience with a skill set primarily in carpentry, road construction, and welding. Chauncey started with Genesis Group in the spring of 2020 as a Project Coordinator. As a Project Coordinator Chauncey’s main job is to plan the project from start to finish to ensure a smooth-running project. When Chauncey is not in the office or on jobsite, he enjoys spending time with his wife and daughter whether it's in the outdoors or just at the house. Chauncey and his wife are expecting another child due in Fall of 2021.

Chauncey moved to Colorado Springs in September of 2016. Originally from small town in Southeast Alaska. Chauncey has over 14 years of professional construction experience with a skill set primarily in carpentry, road construction, and welding. Chauncey started with Genesis Group in the spring of 2020 as a Project Coordinator. As a Project Coordinator Chauncey’s main job is to plan the project from start to finish to ensure a smooth-running project. When Chauncey is not in the office or on jobsite, he enjoys spending time with his wife and daughter whether it's in the outdoors or just at the house. Chauncey and his wife are expecting another child due in Fall of 2021.

Angie

Office Manager

With a strong background in office management and customer service, Angie is a real asset to Genesis Group and its customers. Warm, friendly, and eager to help. Angie always responds quickly and courteously in her communication with customers.

With a strong background in office management and customer service, Angie is a real asset to Genesis Group and its customers. Warm, friendly, and eager to help. Angie always responds quickly and courteously in her communication with customers.

Kent Pritchard

Sales Engineer

Kent Pritchard has over 20 years of customer service, which he applies to helping customers one on one to bring their dreams a reality. Being born and raised here in Colorado Springs, Kent is familiar with landscaping needs and building requirements of the area. Kent his wife and two kids enjoy hiking the many trails around the area.

Kent Pritchard has over 20 years of customer service, which he applies to helping customers one on one to bring their dreams a reality. Being born and raised here in Colorado Springs, Kent is familiar with landscaping needs and building requirements of the area. Kent his wife and two kids enjoy hiking the many trails around the area.

Greg Winters

Sales Engineer

Greg brings a vast array of experience to Genesis Group with years (too many to count!) of working in the construction industry. His delight is in engaging with people to create an outdoor living space that is not only functional, but beautifully dynamic. Greg loves the adventure of transforming and creating experiential living space for others! His hope is that every customer he engages with comes away more than satisfied with the completed project met to their artistic specifications! Outside his workplace, Greg loves spending time with his wife of 20-plus years and three teenage sons. Their family adventures often include: backpacking in the high country, camping, skiing, hunting the incredibly illusive rocky mountain elk, hiking and biking the many trails along the front range. His therapeutic down-time often consists of making sawdust in his wood-shop or enjoying a good cigar with friends around a campfire. When Greg really wants to get away, he saddles up and heads to the back country with his horses.

Greg brings a vast array of experience to Genesis Group with years (too many to count!) of working in the construction industry. His delight is in engaging with people to create an outdoor living space that is not only functional, but beautifully dynamic. Greg loves the adventure of transforming and creating experiential living space for others! His hope is that every customer he engages with comes away more than satisfied with the completed project met to their artistic specifications! Outside his workplace, Greg loves spending time with his wife of 20-plus years and three teenage sons. Their family adventures often include: backpacking in the high country, camping, skiing, hunting the incredibly illusive rocky mountain elk, hiking and biking the many trails along the front range. His therapeutic down-time often consists of making sawdust in his wood-shop or enjoying a good cigar with friends around a campfire. When Greg really wants to get away, he saddles up and heads to the back country with his horses.

Tyler Hudson

Sales Engineer

Tyler relocated to Colorado Springs from Texas in August 2020 and has been a Sales Engineer for Genesis since. He graduated from Texas State University in 2015 with a Bachelor Degree in Business Management. He is passionate about pursuing productive and genuine relationships that yield the perfect dream project. His previous experience in sales and customer relations will assure an enjoyable experience from start to finish and then some! Preferring to be outside than inside, Tyler is constantly on the trails searching for adventures with his beautiful Fiancé and three big dogs.

Tyler relocated to Colorado Springs from Texas in August 2020 and has been a Sales Engineer for Genesis since. He graduated from Texas State University in 2015 with a Bachelor Degree in Business Management. He is passionate about pursuing productive and genuine relationships that yield the perfect dream project. His previous experience in sales and customer relations will assure an enjoyable experience from start to finish and then some! Preferring to be outside than inside, Tyler is constantly on the trails searching for adventures with his beautiful Fiancé and three big dogs.