About Us

serving boulder county since 2011

Meet Our Team

 Running Rabbit Home Building Inc has been remodeling Boulder County homes since 2011. We offer full contracting services including new construction, home remodels, decks, and additions.  We have experience in all kinds of building; from green, energy efficient, and strawbale construction – to modern remodels highlighting the latest trends. Our team of carpenters and subcontractors are thoughtful, friendly, and highly experienced. Estimates, advice, and consultations are always free. Call us today at (303) 883-5127.

Adam Starek

Owner & General Manager

Adam was born in St. Louis, Missouri and grew up in Boulder and the surrounding mountain area. He is a proud CU Boulder alum where he earned his BA in philosophy.

He joined the Running Rabbit team as a carpenter in 2012, and took over the business in 2018. He believes that every house should be built to last, and is dedicated to using sustainable materials. 

In his free time, Adam enjoys playing volleyball and hiking with his wife, son, and their rescue mutts, Arthur and Fig.  

Chris Gray

Owner & Project Manager

A proud Colorado Native, Chris began learning carpentry in 2016, and joined the Running Rabbit team in 2021. 

Before joining the team, Chris managed RV Dealers for several years. It was there that he realized his talent for project management. 

In his free time, you can usually find Chris exploring the mountains in his jeep, wakeboarding, or fixing cars. 

Peter Ruthrauff

Master Carpenter

Born in Poughkeepsie, New York and raised in Boulder, Peter brings 30 years of experience to the Running Rabbit team. Peter went to CU Boulder to study environmental design and later went on to receive his masters degree  in architecture.

An avid fisherman and a father of two, Peter loves getting outside and enjoying all that Colorado has to offer. You can often find Peter skiing the mountains and building bamboo fly rods in his spare time.

Jonathan Rogers

Project Manager & Master Carpenter

Jonathan has been with the Running Rabbit team since 2021. 



Andrew Williams


 Drew was born in Nova Scotia, Canada, and has lived all over the world including Scotland, Alberta, Louisiana, California, and Florida. He attended the University of Florida and has an extensive background in carpentry, telecommunications work, and fine woodworking. 

He now lives in Boulder enjoys hiking and spending time in the mountains with his wife and their rambunctious dog. 

Mark Kelleher

Master Carpenter

Born in Brookline, Massachusetts and raised in the Boston area Mark has been in the construction industry for 30+ years. Mark graduated with a bachelors degree from Colby College In Waterville, Maine and a masters degree from the International Institute of Chinese Medicine in Santa Fe, New Mexico.

Prior to joining Running Rabbit in 2022, Mark has been a project manager for the last nine years and has worked as a carpenter, specializing in interior trim and roof framing, for a number of years before that.

When not working, Mark is out climbing, mountain biking, hiking, skiing or exploring Colorado on his motorcycle.

Ismael Almanza


Ismael has been with the Running Rabbit Team since 2023.

Margot Rode

Project Manager

Margot grew up in Pittsburgh and came to Boulder to attend CU and get her Masters Degree in Construction Engineering. With her PE license, she engineered straw bale homes for a few years after graduation, and then started home building in 1999. She has completed numerous new residences and remodels over those 24 years. In addition to project management, she has worked many years with her tools as a carpenter and stone mason, before joining the Running Rabbit team in 2023. 

 In her free time, she enjoys mountain biking, skiing, gardening, traveling (mostly by bike) with her partner and friends, and cajoling their cat Squeege.

Alyssa Starek

Marketing & Finance Director

Alyssa grew up in Boulder, Colorado, and just can’t seem to stay away. She lived in Portland, Oregon for 6 years where she earned her BA in Sociology and Anthropology at Lewis & Clark College. 

After working in the marketing & fundraising world for several years, Alyssa joined the Running Rabbit team in 2021. 

In her free time, Alyssa enjoys hiking with her husband, son,  and dogs, and enjoying the Greater Denver food scene. 

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