Founded in 2001, Amaris Custom Homes is the premier sustainable building company in the Minneapolis area — serving the wider Twin Cities market area, including western Wisconsin. Formerly Solid Ground Construction, the company was renamed in 2007 to reflect the founders’ vision to become a leader in energy-efficient, safe, healthy, durable, green homes. Today, Amaris Custom Homes is a market leader for sustainable home builders. Our Minneapolis team has built a small quantity of custom green homes each year for a select group of customers. Amaris Custom Homes has been the first builder to build LEED/Green Homes in many Minnesota communities. Because of our expertise in custom green home building, we have been featured in many local news articles, radio and television. Our history of excellence means that you can trust Amaris green building company for your Minneapolis area home.
Raymond is the Founder and Chief Manager of Amaris Custom Homes, the leading sustainable builders in Minnesota. His vision and passion is to transform the legacy residential building industry through leadership in the green building industry. He is credited with over 30 years of real estate experience in many facets including land development, residential construction, transactional (financing & sales) and investment of commercial and residential real estate. Raymond was the first Minnesota licensed residential contractor to be both GreenStar qualified and achieve LEED AP (Accredited Professional) Certification with the U.S. Green Building Council. He is the qualified residential contractor license holder in Minnesota and Wisconsin.
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“ We had a fantastic experience with Amaris Custom Homes. They made the very stressful process of building a new home much easier with their wonderful ability to listen and see what we really wanted. We not only met a great building team, but we made some beautiful new friends.”
– Michelle , Webster, MN
“I never had to fight Amaris on any concern i had through the entire process. I felt like Amaris was my advocate and took care of everything. They didn’t just build us a good home… they built us a GREAT home!”
– Tim, Northfield, MN
“I’ve worked with Amaris professionally on multiple occasions with my clients and I can’t recommend them highly enough! The integrity, quality, and customer service are unbeatable.”
– Linda , MLS Online
“Ray you are indeed making a huge contribution to our family and property, and I don’t want to think where we would be now without your hard work and expertise. I cannot overstate my appreciation.”
– Heidi Mclean
“we are very happy with the house Amaris Custom Homes built us. When there have been issues, they stood behind their product.”
– Andrew, Maplewood, MN
“ Amaris does many things that are unlike any other builder. In todays tight economy we wanted to know what the base price was to see if it was the best “deal,” for us. Amaris has an open book policy that is virtually unheard of. This means you see where every dime is spent in building your dream, right down to the very bills Amaris is sent for payment of any and all items.”
– Kevin & Vesna, Plymouth