About Latreuo Homes
It is our mission to positively influence others by introducing a new approach to custom home building, where the customer IS the focus. We remove ourselves from the age-old business practices of self-service and lack of honesty. Latreuo Homes stands on principles of serving others with integrity and leadership, reaching into the lives of our customers, trade partners, suppliers, team members, and community to enhance their lives.
We build custom homes for you.
The partnership between founding owners Ryan Haynes and Heather Vader has developed through a decade of professional engagements in both independent and joint ventures. Through that experience, Ryan and Heather have learned that homeowners anticipate a home designed from timeless functionality, blended beautifully with trend setting design. But most importantly, our homeowners want a builder that puts their needs first... and that's what they get with Latreuo.
We are custom luxury.
Latreuo Homes is a luxury home builder, drawing on the best practices from successful production experience, modified to ensure optimal efficiency. While we build homes with artistic detail and unmatched quality, our TRUE product is our service.
Latreuo means "To Serve".
Latreuo is a Greek word meaning "to serve" and this translates to our homeowners through our actions. From the beginning, we set the stage with our buyers to experience our unbreakable Platinum Standard of Service starting at first contact.
Our Core Values
Earning trust through continual exemplification of solid character.
Bringing value to others by being intensely observant to their needs and providing support accordingly.
Respecting and honoring the lives, space, and aspirations of others. Responding to one another with focused and attentive communication.
It is our solemn responsibilty to our industry, customers, trade partners, team members, and community to operate in a manner that leave each better than before our arrival.
Serve and give without expectation - offering our gifts to others and the community freely. It is our responsibility to the communities we serve to give back in order to enhance the lives of others.
Be intensely focused on the development of our team members. Hiring, training, and developing to grow leaders who will have a positive impact on others.
We are not here to be driven. We are here to DRIVE. Life rewards the person who initiates.
Make a choice. Measure it. Make adjustments accordingly.
"Excellence is an art won by training and habituation." ~Aristotle
"Ryan Haynes built 2 townhomes that I owned and, after living in them and realizing his talent for making things aesthetically pleasing, to the buyers' tastes, and building a quality product, I asked him to build a custom home for me. He took plans that I had found, customized them to suit my requests, and built an absolutely stunning home!"
Carol H., Homeowner
"They were the most professional and experienced builders in all of North Alabama. Ryan and Heather made our dream home, a reality. The accommodated every request, down to the most intricate detail. 3 years later and people still stop by to inquire about the beautiful craftsmanship of our home."
Jannell S., Homeowner
Co-Founder | Partner | Production
Career Highlights: Ryan started in construction at the age of thirteen alongside his grandfather. His first construction project was a golf course that he constructed and managed for several years before taking a position with a production homebuilder. He then began taking his first custom clients, and ran an independent homebuilding business for several years. Ryan then returned to the production environment, leading the Huntsville division to quadruple profitability before founding Latreuo Homes in 2017.
Skills: Avid golfer, experienced pilot
Favorite Things: Coaching his son’s baseball team, reading
Family: Wife- Rachel, and four kids (three boys and thankfully one girl)
Co-Founder | Partner | Sales
Heather Vader, REALTOR ®
Career Highlights: With her roots in Early Childhood Education, Heather transitioned into Real Estate in 2008. She began selling custom homes in 2010. From there, she grew her portfolio, performing in the top 1% of agents in all of Huntsville area MLS during her time with a high-level production builder before founding Latreuo Homes in 2017.
Skills: Amateur office DJ, kayaker, developmental behavior analyst
Favorite Things: Playing with her kids and dog, taking the boat to the river with her family
Family: Chad, her high school sweetheart turned amazing husband, and two grown children (Do they still count as children once they start driving?)