Highmark Builders, Inc.

Nathan Carlson, Matt Eastman, Terry Gaulrapp, Kristen Schammel, & Jim Moras

HOW DID YOU GET STARTED IN HOMEBUILDING?
We got our start in the industry at a large commercial contractor in the Twin Cities. That experience helped shape Highmark’s principles and built a desire for a more personal, creative connection with clients. Our success as a custom homebuilder is directly tied to the collaborative relationship with our homeowners.

HOW WOULD YOU DESCRIBE YOUR TEAM’S APPROACH TO A NEW PROJECT?
Every new project begins with trust—Building Trust is more than our tagline, it’s our code of ethics. We devote ourselves to learning about every aspect of our client’s family, lifestyle, dreams, and desires. From that first meeting, we commit to a transparent process, taking the mystery out of homebuilding. Our whole team is engaged early on in the process to ensure clear communication is established and a beautiful result is produced.

WHAT INSPIRES AND INFLUENCES YOUR WORK?
For Highmark, the first spark of inspiration begins at the physical lot of the future home. We draw our creative vision from the natural surroundings as well as the aspirations of the homeowners themselves. Our home designs are timeless and intentional—every finished product is hand selected by the award-winning team at Ruby+Suede. Our clients give us the freedom and influence to drive creative solutions for their needs and desires.

WHAT ARE SOME OF YOUR FAVORITE TRENDS AND STYLES IN NEW CONSTRUCTION?
Today, we are spending more time than ever at our homes. While extravagant vacations might be on hold, you can still make memories together with your family in a lovely backyard oasis. Stunning outdoor kitchens, wood-burning fireplaces, and vaulted open-air entertainment spaces are a fabulous way to capture that resort-like feel right under your own roof.

 

Photography by Meghan Doll