Custom One Homes

Todd Polifka

How did you get started in the building industry?

I’ve been in the industry for over 20 years. I got my start back when I was approached by a remodeling company to come and help with their operations. I worked with that company for a couple of years and fell in love with the industry. From that experience, I decided that I wanted to put a flag in the ground and create a career in the building industry. It’s been amazing since!

What inspires and influences your work?

Building a business that can be regarded as good as Disney or the Ritz Carlton when it comes to customer service. I’m inspired by multiple design styles. Custom One Homes is not locked into one specific style and that allows us to work with clients and various desires for their home. We do like cutting-edge style that can remain timeless in nature. 

What do you enjoy most about building custom homes?

Being able to see a beautiful home come to fruition. We start with a blank piece of paper and build a story around your family to create your home. It takes many people to create a truly custom-built home. We enjoy that process and that’s where the compassion to understand the client’s story and the passion of the Custom One Homes team come into play!

What sets your company apart?

With 40 years in business, Custom One Homes is best known for its longevity and experience, along with compassion and passion for what we do! We work extremely hard to solve, nurture, engineer, design, service, and take care of our clients. We build in Minnesota and Wisconsin, and we love a challenge!

How would you describe your team’s approach to a new project?

We are a collaborative build partner. We work as a team to help meet the client’s expectations and budget.

How do you bring a client’s vision to life?

We start with a questionnaire of needs, wants, and wishes. We ask many questions in the design process that allow us to get the best information for today, tomorrow, and the future of how someone will live and perform in their home.

What are the most important elements of a successful build team?

The ability to listen. Collaboration and communication are some of the most important assets to the design and build process. We want to listen and offer as many suggestions as possible to our client to reach the desired outcome.

What are some of your favorite trends and styles in new construction?

Technology, the expansion of exterior products, the mix of color, wood, and metal on the interiors, bringing the exterior into the interior, and many more. We love being in this industry!

Photo by Meghan Doll Photography


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