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Nate Wissink Principal / Business Development

What inspires Nate is the tangibility of building. Seeing a property transformed into a living environment that serves the needs of its owner. Continually improving on the end product and the experience clients have with it. Delivering high quality, design-oriented homes that are accessibly priced. These are the most rewarding aspects of Nate’s job. And when he isn’t working? Nate enjoys running, photography and monopoly.

Nate thrives on the variety and challenge of integrating and shaping all aspects of the business: design, finance and client relationships-into what he calls a unique “interactive piece of art,” also known as the home. He prefers progressive architectural designs marked by warm tones, clean lines and an abundance of natural materials. What excites him most about the industry? People moving back to the city, neighborhood lifestyle and clients who value design as an integral part of their lives.


Bill Costello Senior Project Director

Designing homes has been Bill’s career focus for over 14 years. Formally trained and licensed as an architect and interior designer, Bill has a pure passion for tailoring a home to a client’s aesthetic preferences and pragmatic needs.

Bill’s wife and two children keep him energized and entertained. Travel, dancing, lego building, cooking, golf and movie watching are often on the agenda. In addition, Bill fuels his creative pursuits with furniture design / construction as well as sketching.


Kim Krogstad Design Director

Kim has had a passion for residential design for as long as she can remember. Ask anyone who knows her and they will agree - she has a keen eye for timeless style and design. After working at an advertising agency for over 10 years creating marketing campaigns for brands like Target and L.L.Bean, she decided to transition her career to pursue her passion - all things “home”.

As a Project Director for Elevation Homes, Kim brings her detail-oriented management style along with her expertise and devotion for great design. Developing an understanding of how a homeowner’s unique tastes and lifestyle shape their environment is one of the most rewarding aspects of Kim’s job. She believes people are happiest in a home that is designed around how they live and is a refection of their personal style. Making the home building process seamless, rewarding and fun is what Kim endeavors to achieve with each project.

In her spare time, Kim likes to walk her dog, Tommy, and enjoy time at the cabin with family and friends.


Daren Willenbring Project Manager / Client Services

With over 15 years working in the home industry, Daren has enjoyed a variety of roles working as a site supervisor, project manager, and estimator. Daren also enjoyed working in the family drywall business at age 15, learning early on about residential construction while assisting his Father as a drywall taper and crew foreman. Daren offers excellence in estimating and attention to detail, as he continues to expand his skills and expertise working with Elevation Homes clients as an Estimator and Project Director. He is thoughtful and finds great reward in working with the team and clients vision from concept, to estimation, to completion of final project.

Daren enjoys the outdoors, spending time with his family at their cabin enjoying entertaining, family meals, kids activities, fishing, hunting, and water sports.


Kirk Van Slooten Senior Construction Manager

For Kirk, who began helping his father when he was 12 years old, construction runs in the family. He comes from generations of Dutch builders who taught him the importance of craftsmanship and the discipline of the trade. His favorite architectural style? Craftsman, of course.

As anyone around the office will tell you, Kirk is a genius at problem solving. In spite of his long years in the business, he’s always learning new things: “It keeps me young.” Kirk says the same thing about his wife Judy, whom he met in the second grade. They have three daughters, two Welsh Terriers, and have lots of fun waterskiing, fishing, ice fishing, camping and going to the cabin.


RJ Cermak Construction Coordinator