Leadership Team

Brian Bahr

President and CEO

Brian founded Challenger Homes in 2000 with his wife Heather out of their garage. Since then, he has built Challenger Homes and The Challenger Group into one of the largest homebuilders and developers in the Pikes Peak Region, always focusing on the company vision of Making Life Better. Since its inception, Challenger Homes and The Challenger Group have built 3,000+ homes throughout the region, thousands of square feet of office space, and completed a number of multi-family projects. During that time, he has also served as a board member and past president for the Pikes Peak Council of the Boy Scouts of America, volunteered his time in helping numerous individuals in hardship, and continues to be a loving and caring family man. He enjoys spending time with his family, investing, football, and basketball.

Brian received his Masters of Accounting and Information Systems from Brigham Young University in Provo, UT.

Bruce Peele

VP of Commercial Development

Bruce has over 30 years of experience in the homebuilding and commercial development industry spanning the United States, focusing in Colorado since the late 90’s. His multi-family experience includes feasibility, underwriting, planning, finance, development, and management of almost 2,500 mid-rise condominiums, apartment communities, and townhomes. Bruce joined The Challenger Group in 2016 as CFO and assumed the VP of Commercial Development role in 2017, guiding the financing and eventual construction of the first projects Goodwin Knight built. He has volunteered on a number of community leadership boards, enjoys skiing, traveling, and the outdoors.

Bruce received his BS in Commerce and Accounting from DePaul University in Chicago, IL.

Bryan Kniep

VP of Planning and Community Development

Bry has 20 years of experience in land planning, entitlement, civil engineering, and landscape architecture working primarily throughout the western United States. His varied experience has allowed him to work on residential, multi-family, commercial, recreational, industrial, and government facilities covering over 40,000 acres of land. Bry joined The Challenger Group in 2014 as Director of Planning and took on the role of VP of Planning and Community Development in 2018, having overseen the pre-development of all of Goodwin Knight’s past and current projects. He has been chairman and a board member of the City of Fountain Urban Renewal Authority since 2008 and enjoys hiking, fishing, traveling, and home renovation projects.

Bry received his Bachelors of Landscape Architecture from Utah State University in Logan, UT.

Brian Evans

Director of Commercial Construction

Brian has over 30 years of experience in homebuilding and commercial development, focusing on multi-family and residential construction since the late 90’s. He has been involved with all aspects of construction from purchasing and estimating through to site superintendent and project management. Brian joined the Goodwin Knight Team in 2017 to help oversee on-going projects as well as start up of new projects having since helped develop processes and procedures within the company to streamline construction processes. He volunteers with The Gabriel Foundation and enjoys woodworking, hiking, and spending time with his family.

Brian received his BA in Social Science with a Minor in Psychology from Regis University in Denver, CO.