Sombra Homes Employee Sportlight: Kristi Cline


As we want you to know who we are as a company, we’d also like you  to know who we are as a team! Starting this month we’d like to spotlight our awesome staff members that make Sombra Homes who we are today.

This month we start off with Kristi Cline, Accounts Payable Manager. For over 18 years Kristi has worked with homeowners, subcontractors, and staff to keep the process of buying and building a custom home smooth. Here’s a little about Kristi, her job, and what makes her tick.


Tell us about your Job at Sombra Homes

18.5 years ago, I starting out as a part time AP clerk. I am now the Accounts Payable Manager, but with many more duties. I am responsible for pricing out materials, getting bids from sub-contractors, and then work with Sanjay (the owner of Sombra Homes) to create final pricing and contracts. I then work with homeowners to pick out tile, granite, refer clients to vendors and work with them on a regular basis. I also work with homeowners’ lenders throughout the building process, explaining how the home closing works, such as when everything is due. I make payments to the appropriate vendors during the construction process.  Upon completion of their home, I introduce the homeowner to our warranty staff and they take over.

What motivates you at work?

Sombra Homes is a small business and is a really great place to work! I enjoy working with our homeowners and love to see their excitement as their home comes together. They love when we come see their new home after completion and it’s a good feeling knowing we’ve helped put it all together.

What's your favorite part of working at Sombra Homes?

Working with the homeowners, meeting and helping them throughout the construction process and making sure we get the things they want in their home.

How do you like to spend your free time?

I don’t have a lot of free time. We have 4 kids that are older. My husband and I have a Rhino ATV and we spend time riding. We have a travel trailer so we like to camp as well. When we aren’t camping, we like to go out to dinner with friends.

What's your favorite guilty pleasure?

I’m a chocoholic. Sanjay and I like to see who gets the best pieces. I also like to watch mindless comedies that help me to relax and decompress.

If you could travel anywhere, where would it be and why?

I have always wanted to go to Greece to see the Parthenon and to Rome to see the sites from the Roman Empire. I’ve wanted to go to Greece since I was young.

What's your favorite food?

Fettuccini alfredo