HELMAN SECHRIST Architecture uses a collaborative method of designing to ensure our client's wishes are fulfilled. Jeff Helman works closely with the entire team to promote healthy growth and creativity to each and every project. The team at HELMAN SECHRIST would love to share this collaboration with you. We invite you to join our enjoyable process in the creation of your personal architectural vision.


Vice President

brad sechrist

Brad Sechrist, Vice President, has been a member of the firm since its inception in 1990. He obtained both a Bachelor of Architecture Degree and a Bachelor of Science Degree from Ball State University. Brad serves as Senior Project Architect in charge of design and construction documentation. His knowledge of building technology and proficiency in graphic communication are vital components to the well-rounded abilities of the firm. Outside of his office role, Brad also dedicates time to the community as a member of the Redevelopment Commission of the City of Nappanee, and as an architectural consultant to the City of Nappanee.

Office Manager

Kaley helman-taylor

Financial/Office Manager. Mother of four. Stressed and blessed.

Project Designer


Clint Stoelting, Project Designer, Renovation Extraordinaire, and Construction Document coordinator, came to HELMAN SECHRIST Architecture after graduating from Ball State University with a Bachelor of Architecture Degree and a Bachelor of Science in Environmental Design Degree in 2000. He just won't leave! He is fueled by music and an unique approach to life that results in a rare creativity he applies to his clients’ 3-dimensional dreams. His travels with his family have supported his continued appreciation of cultural architecture, while his children are able to advance their culinary palate with each new country's chicken nugget "tasting". Clint spends his non-architectural time throwing his children in the pool, telling dad jokes, and eating as much jerked chicken as possible.

Production Manager

Tim Caron

Production genius.

Founder + President

Jeffrey Helman, AIA, President of the firm, holds a Bachelor of Architecture degree and a Bachelor of Science in Environmental Design degree from Ball State University, College of Architecture and Planning. He is a member in good standing with the AIA (American Institute of Architects) and the NCARB (National Council of Registration Boards.) He is a fully certified and registered architect in both Indiana and Michigan.

Jeff’s role in the firm since its inception has always been one of client interaction and the initial needs assessment process. His expertise and discernment in being able to identify and articulate the challenge each project presents, and the subsequent program creation, is only one primary facet of his wide ranging contribution. He has always assumed the role of “creative director,” on every project, having a strong hand in the development and trajectory of the process from beginning to completion.

Outside the office, his personal pursuits are equally diverse, ranging from a love of daily fitness, to chasing after his ten young grandchildren. When he and his artist wife Jamie are not with the kids, you may find Jeff in his wood shop making the next masterpiece for Jamie to paint, or in his music studio playing his Fender Stratocaster with the local rock band Bucky and the Lip Rippers.

Jeffrey Helman


HELMAN SECHRIST Architecture is unparalleled when it comes to thoughtful, efficient, unique design. This firm has mastered bringing their clients' vision to reality. They are talented artists, thoughtful problem-solvers, and work diligently to give the client exactly what they dream of - sometimes even things the client didn't even realize they wanted! Nothing is out of the realm of possibility with them. I would recommend this firm to anyone and everyone desiring a custom-designed home.
- review from houzz