Our favorite part of the custom home building process is meeting our new owners and their families in our Design Center here in Andover. We can guarantee your favorite part of the process will be the day you spend in our custom interior design center! Our interior design team will walk you through each and every detail to complete the look and feel of your dream home. Get ready for the most amazing one-stop-shop experience of your life – every selection is available in house!

Load up those Pinterest boards and Houzz ideabooks, bring your ideas (and your kids!), and be ready to create the home you’ve been obsessing over. Our experienced Interior Designers will guide you, listen to you, and have a blast designing your home with you. You are going to be blown away by the range of selections here at the custom interior design center.



V. P. Design & Architecture

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.

Drafting Manager

A.A. Architectural Drafting, Anoka Technical College

There is little Garrison can’t do.  He has an eye for design, as well as a careful attention to detail.  Garrison is driven and passionate about his work. He is our ‘Traffic Manager’ shepherding over 100 plan sets through our design, drafting, and permitting processes.

When not working he enjoys spending time with his family and loved ones. While going to school Garrison found a passion for photography, and loves to get out and take some pictures whenever he has a chance. He is our ‘drone’ operator. Coming from a car family, it is in his blood to love cars, owning three himself.

Interior Designer

Our newest interior design superstar Erica comes to us with experience in both Design and Sales – in fact we first met Erica as our rep at CAP Carpet almost a dozen years ago! Luckily the stars aligned for Hanson Builders in 2017 and we were able to bring Erica onto our Interior Design team.

Erica says the fun and collaborative design process here at Hanson Builders makes this job a dream come true!

When she’s not here at her dream job, Erica and her husband (who was born and raised in England!) are looking after after two kids and two dogs She’s also passionate about chalk painting furniture, riding her bike, exploring for new boutiques around the cities, and of course reading up on the trends in home design, color and style. We are proud to have her on the team and you are going to love working with her to make your dream home come true!

Interior Design Assistant

Jane is on our interior design team assisting with a wide variety of important parts that all contribute to the finished model homes that help clients envision how great it is to live in one of our homes. Married to Mark our VP of Design, they are empty nesters near Bald Eagle Lake. Three grown children and a dog finish the puzzle.

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.

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 them select interior finishes for their new home. Design is fun with Emily!

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.

Sr. CAD Drafter

A.A. Architectural Drafting, Minneapolis Drafting School

Doug has 20 plus years of drafting experience, starting with a production builder, then with custom home builders. He does the CAD work on our custom designs where a steady hand, broad knowledge base, and precision are all important skill sets. Doug and his wife have four boys who love to get out and enjoy the outdoors of Minnesota.

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