Hendel people are like-minded people. We share a common dedication to quality, and we work every single day to ensure all our relationships are as strong as they can be, both inside and outside of the office. The end result is one cohesive group. We recognize the value in collaboration, and we work together stronger than any of us would independently.

From architects and designers to contractors and clients, Hendel makes sure every person involved with every project is both extremely pleased with our work and completely satisfied with the finished product. Our relationships are the reason we have built such an unmatched reputation.

Still, the most important member of our team will always be our client. Our diverse team of creative professionals ensures each homeowner is always at the forefront of everything we do. Our client-focused approach means that we always operate with transparency and honesty, accountability and commitment. Hendel people are focused on every detail, and each client is always the most important detail.

Rick Hendel

Owner

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.

Amy Hendel

Marketing & Design

Amy grew up in Chicago, IL.  She received her B.A. in business with a minor in marketing and finance from Bethel University in St. Paul, MN, graduating summa cum laude.   Many of Amy’s elective courses during college and throughout life have been art classes.  She studied at Altos de Chavon, School of Design, located in the Dominican Republic and affiliated with Parsons in New York, the New School for Design.  She has also been an IT Consultant Project Manager for various industries and companies throughout the US but now enjoys her role solely as head of marketing and a designer with Hendel Homes, as well as being with their two children, Ava and Ashton.

Amy remembers going to the Parade of Homes with her parents when she was younger and traveling, which inspired her love of interior design and architecture.  Immersing herself in magazines, books, and classes has only added to her natural talent for artistic conception.  Rick and Amy’s work has been featured in national publications throughout the country.

Amy’s design expertise, hands-on approach, and constant communication with the client create a trust and personal connection that ultimately lends itself to “peace of mind” during the process.

“The depth of commitment and detail that each member of our team gives to every project, living and breathing it, is just part of who we are.”

Joe D.

Sr. Project Manager

Joe is one of the best construction project managers in the industry.  With over 30 years of construction knowledge and experience, his level of respect from homeowners, tradesmen, subcontractors and peers is superior and well-known.  Joe oversees your project from pre-construction to final walk-through.  He manages the schedule, quality of each tradesman, construction details, financial budget and communication schedule.  Joe is your main contact throughout the project and leads you through the construction phases with ease, understanding and confidence.

Joe is married to Colleen, who works with special needs children in the Delano school district.  Joe and Colleen have three grown children:  Joey, Jason, and Josh.  Their family enjoys the outdoors including camping and skiing.

Fritz W.

Sr. Project Manager

An accomplished construction building professional for over 30 years, Fritz has managed and overseen a very broad range of custom and detailed project types and sizes.  Because of these experiences, he knows the right questions to ask to get a project done correctly the first time.  His responsibilities include all phases of the construction projects, from early budgeting, pricing and scheduling, to materials coordination, quality of work, and owner communications. Fritz’s highest goal is to execute the expectations of the homeowner and design team while staying within the budget and time frame of the project.

Fritz has a family history of custom construction, engineering and interior design. This knowledge compliments his passion for building high-end custom home projects.  He lives in south Minneapolis with his wife Brenda and two daughters. They love to travel as a family and stay active with outdoor activities.

Andy C.

Sr. Project Manager

Andy joined Hendel Homes with over 25 years in residential remodeling and new construction. As a third-generation contractor, his experience started when he was just 12 years-old, spending his summers on job sites with his dad. His focus, even from a young age, was to gain knowledge in every facet of residential construction. Andy’s extensive knowledge allowed him to always be the contractor that not only wears the pouch in the field, but to also wear every other hat needed to run projects smoothly. Andy has been a general contractor on over 200 episodes for various well-known TV shows on HGTV, DIY Network and co-hosted the show Five Day Flip and Renovation Raiders on HGTV.

Andy enjoys spending time with his two children, Mikayla who is attending UND for Pediatric Physical Therapy and Caden who is a sophomore in High School and lives to play hockey. In his free time, Andy can be found doing almost anything outdoors from hunting and fishing to snowmobiling and boating.

Molly Z.

Project Manager

Molly has worked in the home building business for over 12 years.  She works directly with clients, vendors and the Hendel team to help ensure no detail of the project is overlooked.  Molly attends all project meetings and keeps accurate records of what is reviewed.  She translates that information into organized project documentation procures samples and works as a liaison between the Hendel office and our showroom partners.  Molly’s favorite part of the process is really getting to know clients and ensuring the building experience is a fun and low-stress experience!

In her free time, Molly and her husband enjoy home improvement projects, gardening, entertaining, and chasing after their young toddler, Everett.

Bri S.

Project Manager

Bri has a Bachelor of Science Interior Design and has experience in both commercial hospitality and residential construction and design. Her industry skills consist of interior selections, construction documentation, creating elevations, and collaboration with trade partners and the project team. Bri’s technical skill set focuses on Revit, AutoCAD, Sketchup, and Bluebeam. Bri loves to learn new building technologies and understand and implement design details.

Bri’s family consists of Travis and their daughter Cedar. She loves cooking, spending time with friends and family, and experiencing newly designed spaces. Her favorite things consist of coffee, peanut butter cookies and stovetop popcorn.

Lillian M.

Project Manager

Lillian has a B.S. and J.D. with a background in real estate and construction, representing contractors, developers, and large companies. She recently decided to pursue her passion and earned an A.A.S. in Interior Design and now blends those skills with her business acumen – bringing a creative yet logical approach to the building process. Lillians construction exposure started as a young child assisting her father while remodeling their family home. From that, she learned the sky’s the limit in building, everything from digging foundations to installing tile – Lillian has done it. She enjoys learning from the trades and staying on the leading edge of building and design technologies.

When not doing home improvement projects, she and her husband enjoy spending time with friends and family. Lillian is an avid downhill skier and loves to bike, do yoga, adventure in Montana, and is always barnstorming her next project.

Paige R.

Creative/Design Director

Paige is the right-hand to the owners and enhances the Hendel brand through marketing, client services, and project build selection support. She has both a B.A. and B.S. with a background in psychology and law. With over 5 years of project management and administrative experience, she helps to ensure the teams needs are met to execute every Hendel Homes project. Paige has an eye for detail, is highly organized, and has a passion for design.

Outside of work, Paige enjoys being on the lake, doing yoga, eating pizza, and being creative. Whether she’s creating art, styling her own outfits, or crafting her own project, this is her favorite way to decompress.

Anna W.

Accounting HR Manager

Anna is the accounting and HR manager at Hendel Homes. She has a B.S. in Accounting and in Business and 9 years of accounting experience.  Anna works closely with the project management teams to ensure
timely and accurate draw communication.  She also takes care of the accounting and HR tasks and reporting for Hendel Homes corporate.

In her free time, Anna enjoys being with her family and 2 children, Cambria and Braidon, going on walks, and quality time with friends.

Hannah O.

Office Administration

Hannah is currently a student at Crown College and is majoring in Business Administration and Marketing. She handles the office administration work and assists where needed within the company. While working for Hendel Homes, Hannah hopes to gain real-life business experience and continue networking. After college, Hannah hopes to go in to event planning.

Outside of work, Hannah is heavily involved on her campus while being part of the Student Activities Board and working as a Student Ambassador for the admissions team. Hannah’s hobbies include watercolor painting, going on walks, playing piano, napping, snacking, and hanging out with friends.

Bob C.

Site Superintendent

Bob has been in the residential construction industry for over 25 years.  His experience in business management and working as a lead trim and framing carpenter has led him to be an expert in all aspects of the building process as well as construction project management.

Bob is one of our site superintendents, managing and scheduling all construction activities from beginning through punch-list and warranty.  His project management skills are facilitated by a thorough knowledge of the industry and his strong focus on communicating with the office, architects, interior designers and clients.  Bob fosters innovation, precision and teamwork on each job-site.

Bob is married to Lisa and they have two children.  He is involved in coaching his son’s baseball team, and enjoys watching his daughter play volleyball.  Their family enjoys camping and the great outdoors.

Chris B.

Site Superintendent

Chris has over 26 years in the construction industry.   Chris has a passion for building and remodeling high quality, custom homes and brings a positive attitude and dedication to his work.  Chris manages Hendel’s service and warranty division and works with past and present clients, assuring all requests are completed with efficiency and quality.   Chris is highly organized and puts service before self in his relationships with clients, peers, and trade partners.  

Chris has 2 children, a daughter who loves competitive dancing and his son who plays hockey.   Chris enjoys hunting and time with this family.   

Allan V.

Site Superintendent

Allan has been in the residential construction industry for over 50 years.  He immerses himself in your project and takes full ownership, there’s no passing the buck.  He leads and manages by example and exemplifies the following qualities; hard working, diligent, competent, confident, excellence in execution and technical proficiency.  He assesses each situation with proactive foresight and recognizes the incredible investment of time, resources and emotion that a new home and renovation represents.  Allan also fosters a climate of mutual respect and collaboration with the trades and vendors.

Allan has been married for 45 years to his wife Linda.  They have 4 adult children and 15 grandchildren.  In his freetime Allan likes to bike, do crossword puzzles and study architecture and engineering.

Wade S.

Site Superintendent

Wade has been in the construction industry for more than 35 years. One of his deep passions in life is construction and working together with our trade partners to achieve our client’s desires. Wade’s focus is delivering the highest quality homes in a timely manner and ensuring the client’s visions are always achieved. With his passion for craftsmanship and attention to detail, Wade provides discerning input and expertise towards constructibility and design.

Wade loves spending time up north at his Minnesota cabin and in the Colorado mountains.  Wade is married to Annette for over 30 years and has 3 adult boys and a grandson.

Paul G.

Site Superintendent

Paul has been in the industry for over 40 years. Most all of those years have been in the residential industry. Paul started as an apprentice carpenter back in 1979 and formed a carpentry framing/trim company in 1994. He has been a site superintendent on various projects since 2010.

One of the things he enjoys the most is being involved in highly detailed homes both from a structural standpoint and a finish standpoint. He enjoys the team work that it takes to make a dream home come true.  Every day is different and every day seems to have a new challenge.

Paul has been married to his wonderful wife (she made me put that in) for 36 years. He has two daughters and three grandchildren with one more on the way. In his free time, he enjoys hockey, sailing, golf, and spending time with his family.

Sam H.

Job Site Assistant

Sam is a dedicated team player, assisting Site Superintendents with daily tasks.  Sam’s hard work ethic, thoroughness and organization keep job sites clean and well-maintained.  His “can do” attitude and responsiveness assist in on-time projects as well as vendors and subcontractors pleased with the job site conditions.

Micah A.

Job Site Assistant

Micah grew up in the twin cities area working with different trades in the construction field. He went to school at the University of Missouri where he studied Architecture and Construction Management. Micah decided to come back to Minnesota and pursue his passion in residential construction.

In his free time, Micah enjoys anything active outdoors including hunting and fishing as well as watching hockey.

Brian C.

Job Site Assistant

Brian is from Monticello and is currently a student at the University of North Dakota studying civil engineering. He has been in the residential construction industry for four years and enjoys the technical side of building.

In his free time, Brian likes to spend it outdoors hunting, fishing, and playing hockey.

AFFILIATIONS

“Hendel Homes is more than qualified to receive the Builder of the Year on a national level due to their professionalism, the caliber of construction quality, creative and fair problem solving, and positive attitudes. Working with their entire team is a dream on all levels.
 
We always receive respect, consideration, and positive support. The quality in workmanship and attention to detail is top in the industry. When you step into a Hendel Home, every architectural and design detail has been executed to reflect excellent quality and is built to last. No short cuts are ever taken.  Working with Hendel Homes has been a true honor.”