My love for design started a long time ago, when I used to watch my mom rearrange everything in our house. I guess that is to be expected when you live with an Interior Designer. Throughout my college years I tried to pursue different career paths, but my heart kept leading me back to Design.
I have worked for 25 years in the Interior Design field and spent much of my career managing design teams at some of the largest Interior Design Retailers. Before starting with Bellepar, I owned my own Design business where I specialized in Design Build for new homes and remodels. I have had the good fortune of building my business on referrals alone. I believe that shows the integrity of my design and my commitment to bringing my clients’ dreams to life.
I think the greatest part of my job is getting to know the clients and creating spaces that truly work for them. I will guide clients through every phase of the project to ensure their home has a cohesive look and functions well for everyone that uses the space. My goal is to create a home you fall in love with every time you walk in the door! When not working on clients’ homes, I am working on my own home in my latest version of DIY.
I live in southern Minnesota with my husband, Chris, and we have two daughters – Caroline and June. As a family we love to relax and fish at our cabin near Alexandria, MN.
I have been with Bellepar since 2020 and have enjoyed working with everyone! I am very detail orientated and take great pride in respecting the company’s financials as if it were my own. In the construction business there are a lot of transactions so it’s important to make sure everything is cohesive and organized and balances at the end! Even though I’m close to retirement I still love what I do and it’s hard to think about not doing it.
My husband, Mike, and I love to spend time with our 2 sons and their families. Our son Bryan and his wife Josie live very close by with their sons Curren and Ryder; and our son Greg and his new wife Christine live in North Carolina and are expecting their first baby later this year! We very recently purchased a home on a lake where Bryan and Josie live and we can’t wait to spend more time boating (or snowmobiling) back and forth with our grandsons. We also love spending the weekends and some afternoons on the golf course during the summers., vacationing in warm weather destinations and gardening.
From an early age, Brian was infatuated with the building industry. In grade school, he took every opportunity to learn how to build things, discovered his passion for building and his future career path. He took advantage of every Industrial Arts coursework opportunity offered in Junior & High School, specifically those specific to drafting and woodworking. Brian graduated high school as the “Industrial Arts Student of the Year“ recipient amongst his graduating class and continued his studies thereafter at the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities whereas he earned his Bachelors of Science degree in Construction Management. Throughout high school and college, Brian worked a variety of part time and summer jobs in the residential construction industry learning “hands on” how to build quality homes in conjunction with his coursework studies. Brian landed an internship opportunity with a national home builder following his junior year at college and stayed on with them full time full time while finishing his senior year of college and thereafter, from there he endured a 20+ year career with the organization in various roles within the construction and customer care/warranty service departments, prior to joining the Bellepar Homes team.
Brian has a steadfast focus on delivering the upmost highest quality products to his clients while providing the absolute best customer experience possible. Frequent and thorough communication, proactive planning, ensuring the overall success for all the stakeholders involved in a project along with truly valuing each of their contributions and ensuring we “do the right thing” day in and day out, is what Brian is all about.
“A home is generally the largest investment an average consumer will make in their lifetime, it’s their “sanctuary” and to be part of the journey to construct it or transform it into their “perfect dream space” is an absolute privilege and so I’m truly fortunate to have a career that’s so purposeful!”
In his personal time, Brian stays busy with his wife Katie, his two teenage daughters and his bird dog. When he’s not working or spending time with family, Brian enjoys “all things outdoors”, loves to run and is active in the CrossFit community whereas he trains daily, along with occasionally coaching as a CF L1 trainer.
At an early age, I helped my dad with his roofing business, and over time I accompanied him many times on various endeavors within the construction industry. Shortly after graduating, I started my career as an HVAC installer/technician. During the 11 years I spent in that role I worked alongside a multitude of home builders leading to my interest in construction management.
In 2015 I transitioned to the role of construction manager and haven’t looked back since! I truly enjoy seeing every project go through the process from start to finish and then start planning for the next. I strive to build and foster lasting relationships with not only our clients but also the contractors and suppliers we work with. Using clear and timely communication, my eye for detail, and a proactive approach, I can provide excellent customer service, meet the needs of all involved, and problem-solve the inevitable issues that arise during the building and/or remodeling process.
Outside of work, you can usually find my wife & I at our two daughters’ many activities. We also enjoy weekends at the cabin, hanging out on the boat, or taking a trip hiking/skiing. My true passion is fishing & hunting with my dog Hank. In the fall you will often find me somewhere in the woods or on a slough with both daughters in tow.