With a passion for architectural design and building, Rick Hendel started Hendel Homes in 1997. After receiving his B.S. in biology from Bethel University, he pursued a medical degree. However, he so thoroughly enjoyed his experience in the building industry that he devoted himself to studying architecture and home construction. His background includes many roles, from laborer to carpenter to field supervisor/project manager, and eventually, to business owner.
Rick’s desire to build beautiful residences, while providing clients with the highest level of value, architectural authenticity, and craftsmanship, led him to create Hendel Homes. He is committed to creating a one-of-a-kind, timeless design for your residence maintaining integrity in every aspect of the process.
Rick believes the uniqueness of Hendel Homes lies in the architectural cohesiveness of melding the design elements and the construction details with the needs and desires of each client. He has been part of the design process on many new custom homes and renovation projects, which gives him the ability to envision, depict and build the client’s vision. In client meetings, Rick will often make rough sketches of exterior architectural detailing or unique interior design, all with the ultimate goal of meeting and exceeding the client’s expectations.
Rick grew up in Burnsville, MN, and Eau Claire, WI. He enjoys playing hockey, hunting, traveling and spending time with his wife Amy and two children. Since Amy shares his love of traveling, they enjoy studying architecture both locally and abroad, gaining inspiration and new ideas to incorporate into the building and design process. Rick and Amy are also co-founders of a nonprofit organization, Educate Rwanda, which seeks to offer aid to the Rwandan people in a holistic way.