Who We Are and What We Do
Who We Are
Calybr Homes, LLC is a general contracting and development company located in Traverse City, MI. We specialize in building residential custom homes and condominiums.
Cal, Lynne, and Brian make up our team and our goal is to treat you as if you're our only client. Calybr is defined as the highest degree of character, excellence, value, and quality. That is also our mission for your new home or remodel project.
Why Choose Us
Calybr Homes, LLC was created to bring an unparalleled level of honesty, quality, and value to the residential home market in Northwestern Michigan.
Selecting the right general contractor and going through the home building process can often be overwhelming and our dedicated team takes you through each step of the process, from choosing the right floor plan to deciding on the smallest finishes.
We believe that on budget and on time should be the norm, not a slogan or advertisement. Let our 75 years of combined experience get the job done for you!
Certified Green Builder
At Calybr Homes, LLC we focus on the key aspects of the green building process. This includes green building approaches and philosophies, energy basics, energy-efficient homes, managing moisture, indoor air quality (IAQ) fundamentals, green building materials, and water efficiency. Ask our staff for more information on our Green Builder Certification.
Certified Aging-in-Place Specialist
The Certified Aging-in-Place Specialist (CAPS) designation program teaches the technical, business management, and customer service skills essential to competing in the fastest-growing segment of the residential remodeling industry: home modifications for the aging-in-place.
Michigan Real Estate Salesperson
Brian Mohr and Lynne Moon are both Michigan-licensed real estate sales professionals. Our extensive experience is what you need when looking for your next real estate professional in Northern Michigan.
Michigan Residential Builder
Brian Mohr is a Michigan-licensed residential builder. He is a member of the Grand Traverse Home Builders Association and has earned the Green Building designation and the Certified Aging in Place Specialist designation. Brian was elected to the board of directors for the Home Builders Association in 2012. With his experience and expertise, Calybr Homes, LLC has been the leading general contractor in Traverse City for many years.
Brian and Erica Mohr
General Contractor and Builder
Calybr Homes, LLC has a foundation literally built on family values. Honesty, trust, confidence, integrity, and hard work. Brian Mohr is a second-generation homebuilder and married a girl whose mother was the first woman in Traverse City to get her builder’s license. Obviously, Erica and Brian Mohr were not only destined to be together but also destined to follow in the footsteps of their families.
Brian grew up in Marquette, MI. He spent his summers helping his dad, Cal Karr, on job sites and at the same time trying to learn a thing or two about building. Brian remembers, "I would go to the job sites and collect all the scrap wood. Then I would haul it all back to my house and carefully execute my plan to build my 4-story dream treehouse." After summers of hard work, and the completion of his treehouse, the fire was ignited.
When Brian graduated from high school his parents moved to Traverse City, MI. They ended up building their dream home right next to Erica’s mom, Lynne Moon, and this is where their story began. Brian went off to get a business degree from the University of Utah and then took a job with Walsh Construction in Chicago, IL.
He spent the next 5 years as a project engineer and project manager on numerous multi-million dollar high-rise projects and heavy-highway construction throughout the Chicago area. Erica was also living in Chicago at the time, but they got together more often with their two families than just the two of them alone.
In 2005 Brian moved back to Traverse City and follow his lifelong dream of being a custom home builder. Brian became partners with Erica’s mom, Lynne Moon, on the Lone Tree Cottages' development as well as launched Calybr Homes, LLC. Calybr literally and figuratively stands for family, as the initials are CA, LYnne, and BRian. The driving force behind Calybr Homes is truly "Building family dreams, one custom home at a time," which has since become the company's slogan.
A year later, Erica came home for a visit from Chicago and rediscovered the "boy next door." Even though Brian wasn’t living at his parent’s house (thank goodness) Erica’s parents were still living directly next to Brian’s parents. Over a casual family dinner, sparks began to fly. Erica and Brain were married in 2007 and two children came along shortly thereafter.
Erica is a salesperson for a pharmacogenetic lab company that covers parts of Northern Michigan. She is also heavily involved with Calybr Homes, LLC with the design as well as the marketing. Erica helps to bring the client's vision into every aspect of the house.
Together Erica and Brian are Calybr Homes, LLC. The two of them truly understand family and family needs. They believe it is the greatest gift to be able to give someone their "dream home." They believe the process should be exciting, fun, creative, enjoyable, and memorable.
Brian is a Michigan-licensed residential builder. He is a member of the Grand Traverse Home Builders Association. Brian has earned the Green Building designation and the Certified Aging-In-Place Specialist designation.
Brian was elected to the board of directors for the Home Builders Association in 2012 and is a Michigan-licensed real estate sales professional.
Real Estate Sales
Lynne Moon is one of the top real estate agents in Michigan. Lynne has spent her lifetime in the home building and real estate industry and is excellent at knowing what people want, sometimes even before they do.
She was one of the first women in Traverse City, MI to receive her builder’s license in an industry that was dominated by men. Her past projects besides her 40 years in real estate, consists of building custom homes throughout Northern Michigan, the Lone Tree Cottages development, and the Kensington Condominium development.
She served as a broker-owner for Prudential Properties North for over 25 years. Lynne currently is a full-time agent at Real Estate One in Traverse City, MI.
Lynne works directly with our Lone Tree Cottage clients to select interior finishes, and to help them find the best financing options if needed. Her many years of experience in construction and real estate make her an invaluable asset to our team.
Cal Karr, now retired, has been building homes for 35 years. He spent the last 15 years in Traverse City, MI.
The first house Cal built in Traverse City won the People’s Choice Award, among others, in the Parade of Homes.
He now has completed many large, custom-built homes throughout the area.
Cal can still be found peeking at the job sites. His level of expertise and eye for detail can be matched by few. He is an excellent resource and consultant on all our projects.
Calybr Homes, LLC provides custom homes to the Traverse City, MI area.
- Custom Home Builder
- Residential Construction
- Large Remodels
- Custom Home Builder
- Residential Construction
- Large Remodels
- Mon - Fri: 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
- Sat: Closed
- Sun: Closed
After Hours by Appointment Only
- Home Builders Association
- Certified Aging-In-Place Specialist
- Certified Green Professional