Our Team

Quality craftsmanship and unfailing attention to detail enable designing and building Santa Fe’s most beautiful homes.


With over 30 years experience as a home builder, designer and with remodeling homes in Santa Fe, Tierra Concepts has developed an exceptionally strong organizational team comprised of experts. A home-town business, Tierra Concepts knows how to deliver Santa Fe, not only its beauty and romance, but also building custom homes and renovations on schedule, within budget and to superior standards. Clients can relax and enjoy the creative aspects knowing the right team has been chosen, one of the most knowledgeable design/build teams in town.

Our projects are on time, on budget and finished to exacting quality standards.


Kurt Faust is an artisan, craftsman and builder and comes from a tradition of a long family line of artists and craftsmen.

He has been involved in the construction trades for over 30 years- cabinet making, furniture making and building. He enjoys blacksmithing as a hobby. Kurt brings an appreciation for aesthetic considerations along with strong communications skills to the company. He directs the sales and marketing function for Tierra Concepts and is the former president of the Santa Fe Area Homebuilders Association.

505.780.1157    EMAIL KURT


Keith Gorges is a hands-on builder and designer who loves to get into the heart of the action. Keith brings to the company a great attention to detail, high standards of craftsmanship and a strong aesthetic and design sense. His design skill is evident in his award-winning home designs, many of which have been published. Keith combines a degree in environmental science and resource management with a background in fine custom home building, design and renovation. Keith oversees production ​for Tierra Concepts and he is committed to meeting our clients’ schedules and budgets. ​Keith has worked in the building industry for thirty two years; he owned and operated Blue Buffalo Builders for five years before he joined with Eric and Kurt Faust twenty-seven years ago to form Tierra Concepts, Inc.

505.780.1152    EMAIL KEITH


Eric Faust heads up Tierra Concepts’ award-winning design team. He has a keen design sense and ability to visualize creative new concepts in three dimensions. Eric uses an intuitive approach to working with clients in order to design custom homes that fully reflect the customers’ needs and desires while enhancing the artistic integrity of the home. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in engineering, but returned to his childhood dream of designing and building homes when asked by his parents to double the size of their farm house. Eric relocated to Santa Fe in 1988 to design and build a solar home with his brother. Since that first solar home, he has continued to design and build adobe, pumicecrete, rastra, and other Santa Fe Style homes as well as a few commercial buildings in Santa Fe.

505.780.1159    EMAIL ERIC