Designed for Life

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EXPERIENCE OUR DIFFERENCE

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Minnesota Lifestyles

Hanson Builders has been creating exciting home lifestyles for Minnesotans since 1979. Our 100% local staff knows the Twin Cities and drives its building trends.
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Build Your Custom Dream Home

This is the fun part. We’ll guide you along the time-tested process in which our experts take you from abstract ideas, to floor plans and design elements, to construction. Move into a home that is functional, beautiful, personal, and one of a kind.
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Visit our Available Homes

Visit any of of our homes and you’ll see why Hanson Builders is the local leader. Browse our available homes, then stop by an Open House or set up a showing. We’d love to show you around!
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DESIGN YOUR DREAM LIFESTYLE

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Refreshingly Original Floor Plans

Bring your inspiration to our award winning in-house designer, and enjoy designing a one of a kind floor plan around your lifestyle. Have fun watching Mark bring your ideas to life with his pen, right in front of you. If you can dream it, we can build it.

Classic Exteriors

Look forward to pulling up your driveway everyday. The “wow” starts from the curb. Start with our classic looks then infuse your ideas to create a home that is as stunning from the street as it is from the foyer.

Innovative Interiors

Design your interior to match your lifestyle. Your custom-designed home will include the classic spaces you need, the flexible spaces you want, and the family spaces to bring everyone together. Our talented designers will help you create a home where you will create memories.

Air-Tight Project Management

Want a guaranteed move-in date? You got it. Hanson Builders has been working with homeowners for almost 40 years and we’ve refined our Custom Design process to be predictable, personal, and most of all, fun…and we use the latest technology to keep you connected every step of the way.

MEET THE DESIGN TEAM

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VP of Design

B.A. North Park College

Mark is THE energy in our office. He turns out new designs with amazing speed and has an uncanny knack to solve flow and space relationship challenges like nobody. He is the creative genius behind our homes. Clients quickly discover how much fun it is to have meetings with Mark, and then are regularly blown away at the next meeting at what he has dreamed up for them.

Mark is constantly designing better and even more exciting new designs. He will work with you to customize whatever you desire in a new home. Nationally recognized in home design, Mark provides a broad perspective to the Hanson Builders Design team. In his career he has rubbed shoulders with names like Susanka, Lander, Cudd, Bloodgood and more. He is friendly and enthusiastic about his work.

Mark loves team sports including football, hockey, and baseball, is active in his church and enjoys spending time with his family. Mark and his wife Jane live on the east side and have three adult children.

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Interior Designer

A.A.S. Interior Design, Alexandria Technical College

Nancy is our very talented in-house certified interior designer. She meets with custom home buyers helping them select from the latest design options to make their home reflect their tastes. Nancy spends hours looking at design trends and new products for the interior of our homes. She is an expert is color coordination and can help you find just the right shade of any color. As a mom of three young children, her free time is pretty much spoken for.

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Interior Designer

B.S. Interior Design, Art Institutes International Minnesota

Emily started with us in 2013 as a Design Assistant to help make certain our clients get the design-time service they deserve. Emily is creative at heart and she is adding value to our client experience as she helps clients select interior finishes for their new home.

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Interior Designer

B.A. Education, University of Minnesota

Although not involved in the day to day operations of HBI, Catherine often provides a female perspective to the design and function of our homes. As a member of the design team, she gives input on what women might want in a new home. Catherine is also involved in the merchandising of our award winning models and does the selecting and shopping for all the furnishings. When not working she enjoys time with friends, family and her five grandchildren.

We couldn’t be happier with how it feels and looks! It’s already feeling like “home” after only a few days. Everyone who works for and with Hanson is top notch and our friends and family who have seen the house all just go “wow” and “I LOVE the ceiling”. We know we made the right decision to go with Hanson to build our dream home and thanks again for everything!
Brigette & Garth
Thank you for the gift. Truly a nice touch! We really enjoyed working with you and if we can be a reference in the future for people living overseas or over in the next town, please let us know. We enjoyed the process and your team is incredible to work with. When are you coming over for a glass of wine?
Steve
Thank you very much for all of your help with building our home. We very much love every element of the home.

We especially want to thank Liz for her patience during the custom planning process. We are so happy about every part of it. We will be sure to recommend Hanson to friends and colleagues.

Ronda & Kellen

NEWS & HAPPENINGS

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