About Us

Fall Creek Builders, Inc. was established by Woody Barnes to provide his customers with professional construction management and quality built custom homes and remodeling.  With a degree in Construction Science & Management from Kansas State University, and over 26 years of building experience, Woody and his team strive to provide honest, individual attention to innovative ideas and quality craftsmanship.

Woody was born and raised in Sedan, Kansas and has called south-central Kansas and north- central Oklahoma home for most of his life.  His early career took him all across the United States while working for some of the larger Contracting companies in the country.   However, Kansas is home and in 1997 he decided to move back and marry his wife, Lori (Rader) Barnes, and start a family.  Woody spent (9) years managing one of the Wichita area’s largest residential building companies, completing some of the nicest custom homes found in Sedgwick County.  Then, when Woody & Lori’s oldest son was nearing school-age they chose to relocate to Caldwell, Kansas so both of their sons could grow-up in a small-town atmosphere around Lori’s parents and family.

Woody’s work experience has involved him in all aspects of building projects, from conceptual design and estimating, to real estate development, to project design/specifications and budgeting, to on-site supervision and project management.  Although the first part of Woody’s career involved larger commercial construction projects, His passion was with the hands-on workmanship associated with custom home-building and remodeling.  This same skill has proven valuable on several “light-commercial” projects over the past few years as Fall Creek Builders has also remodeled area banks, churches and professional offices in and around south-central Kansas.

The company name was actually taken from “Fall Creek”, which is a tributary of the Chikaskia river basin,  and it runs just outside Woody & Lori’s backyard.  Since Woody’s intent was to provide his services across the region he thought the name was representative of his plan to become a recognized part of Harper & Sumner counties and the surrounding regionin Kansas and Oklahoma.

Over the past (9) years Fall Creek Builders has provided its services in the Sedgwick county Kansas communities of Wichita, Andover & Goddard; the Sumner county Kansas communities of Caldwell, Conway Springs, South Haven & Wellington; the Cowley county Kansas  communities of Ark City & Winfield; the Chautauqua county Kansas community of Sedan; the Harper county Kansas communities of Anthony, Harper, Waldron, Danville & Attica; the Grant county Oklahoma communities of Medford & Renfro; the Alfalfa county Oklahoma community of Jet; and the Kay county Oklahoma community of Braman.    

For knowledgeable, detailed estimates, and high-quality, custom building work, performed with integrity and honesty, by skilled craftsmen, look no further than Fall Creek Builders & Woody Barnes.

In addition to Woody’s degree, he also holds the following accreditations:

-Tested and Licensed through the “International Codes Council”
-Currently licensed in:

  •      -Metro Area Building Department, Wichita & Sedgwick County, Ks
  •     -Andover Building Department, Andover, Ks
  •      -Ark City Building Department, Ark City, Ks
  •      -Wellington Building Department, Wellington, Ks
  •      -Anthony Building Department, Anthony, K

-Member of the Wichita Area Builder’s Association

-Member of the National Association of Home Builder

  •      “Certified Business Management” training from N.A.H.B.
  •      “Certified Green Builder” with N.A.H.B.

-OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Administration):

  •      “10-hour” training certified
  •      “HAZCOM 2012” certified

-KDHE (Kansas Department of Health & Environment) Certified Renovator, #KS10-8016

  •      Trained to work within the guidelines associated with remodeling involving lead-based paints and materials

-KDHE “Licensed Renovation Firm”, #KS10-1914

  •       Business is licensed to perform “lead-safe” remodeling in the state of Ks

-Kansas Registered Roofing Contractor #13-116652

  •       Business is registered, as required by law, with the Kansas Attorney General, to perform roofing services in the state of Kansas