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.
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.
Tom Larson is the Senior Estimator for Elevation Homes, working in collaboration with project directors, architects, designers and subcontractors. He is a tremendous resource with over 12 years of industry knowledge and expertise providing competitive pricing and smart sourcing to benefit our clients projects. Previously, Tom worked at Aulik & Associates, Builders Advantage and Burnet Home Care as vice president of operations. Outside of work, Tom enjoys photography, sports, fishing and gatherings with family and friends.
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.
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.
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.
With over 23 years of construction and field supervision experience, Steve Kutzli has a passion for the building industry. At the age of 12, Steve enjoyed helping his grandfather that was a builder, and his father in the plumbing business. Although his specialty is managing custom home projects from start to finish, he has past experience in excavation, foundation work, framing and finishing carpentry. With an eye for detail, Steve enjoys managing expectations and collaboration with the entire team of architects, designers, subcontractors, engineers, inspectors and homeowners. Steve enjoys a challenge and is eager to share his knowledge and expertise in the field.
Working on projects of every size and scope, Steve has lived and worked in ski resort towns building custom homes, condo's and apartment projects in Colorado, Wyoming and Switzerland. And renovation projects in high rise apartment developments in Brussels, Belgium. We are thrilled that Steve found his way to Minnesota.
In his free time, Steve enjoys family, friends, boating, camping, hiking, fishing, hunting, flying airplanes, traveling and architecture.