Our Team

“Everyone was genuinely pleasant, earnest, honest, and helpful. I cannot say enough about them. Communication was outstanding. Problem solving, responsiveness, creativity were exceptional.”
-Rory and Michele C.
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Kyle Hunt

President and Co-Founder

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Kyle credits two key individuals for teaching him invaluable industry and life lessons. First his father, Howard Hunt, Vice President of Construction at Hans Hagen Homes, who took Kyle to job sites from a young age. Also, Larry Laukka, owner of a residential development and building company, an early employer and supportive mentor. Ultimately heeding an inherent entrepreneurial spirit, in 1990 Kyle, along with Laurie, successfully founded Kyle Hunt & Partners.

From day one, Kyle has been dedicated to client-centric service, detailed diligence, and the pure beauty of the work - all of which continue to be reflected in the company’s culture of excellence. His zeal for all that is artisan is an ever-present and contagious energy that fuels the firm’s day-to-day lived values. Marrying creative design and construction integrity with discernment, Kyle personally engages with each project alongside clients and team members to its artful completion.

Kyle enjoys camping out west with Laurie and their two children. He is actively involved with The Outpost Ministry Center in helping others find meaningful work and live productive lives centered around service to others. Additional interests include regenerative agriculture and farming in harmony with nature as stewards of our planet.

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Laurie Hunt

Vice President and Co-Founder

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As co-founder of Kyle Hunt & Partners, Laurie’s business background and acumen serve to complement her passion for architecture and design. Having grown up on a farm, Laurie’s strong work ethic fuels her do-what-it-takes dedication to our team, our clients, and the artisan homes we build. She is especially adept at seeing and understanding how seemingly nuanced details will cumulatively lead to an extraordinary result. Laurie’s experience, creativity and her insights and contributions positively reverberate throughout the entire firm and our projects at every stage. Meaningfully, Laurie’s refined influence can be felt in every home we build.

Laurie loves to travel, especially with Kyle and their two children, exploring new places and camping in the mountains every year. She enjoys photography and looks to take that interest to the next level.

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Glenn Hartmann

Project Manager

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For more than 20 years, Glenn has worked to help clients see the vision of their dream homes come to life. He achieves this with both enthusiasm for creative collaboration and keen attention to detail, an attribute he honed while earning an accounting degree from St. Cloud State University. Over his long tenure at Kyle Hunt Partners, Glenn has developed an anticipatory management approach which time and again proves to be invaluable. Serious about excellence, yet naturally good humored, the team and clients always appreciate the fun Glenn brings to the process.

Outside of work, Glenn brings this same energy to the golf course, the pickleball court, and hiking trails.

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Eric Stabnow

Project Manager

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In addition to a degree in Construction Project Management, Eric brings 20 years of experience in custom homebuilding to his role. He relishes a team approach to the building process and his expertise is integral to achieving the high level of quality produced by the team on behalf of clients. Throughout the life of a project, Eric demonstrates that rare mix of leadership qualities every client and project benefits from - intelligence, approachability, thoughtfulness, and responsiveness.

A self-proclaimed morning person, Eric enjoys camping and fishing—especially on Moose Lake near Ely—and dog training. He and his wife have three wonderful children.

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Arric Courneya

Project Manager and Site Supervisor

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Arric learned to swing a hammer and climb ladders at an early age, shadowing his dad in the construction and remodeling industry. He spent his senior year of high school in Moscow, remodeling an orphanage with a faith-based ministry. He brings a wealth of experience and dedication to the jobsite and enjoys working with trade partners and an internal team of talented professionals.

Along with his family, Arric often visits the North Shore of Lake Superior, especially in Grand Marais, where they love to explore, listen to the waves, and skip rocks in the cove. He also spends time hunting, hiking, going to movies, and completing house projects. Arric’s future plans include obtaining his pilot’s license and flying small planes.

 

 

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Kyle Hoftiezer

Site Supervisor

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Kyle learned the value of hard work from his father, who balanced a construction job during the week with farming on the weekends. He carried that lesson with him to Dunwoody College of Technology, where he earned a degree in HVAC design. His work ethic, an intuitive understanding of the importance of collaboration, and an acute sense of detail and accuracy have served clients and their projects well over more than two decades as a Site Supervisor at Kyle Hunt Partners.

An avid hunter, Kyle can often be found at the smoker on the weekends, cooking up tender, tasty meats. He is also a Minnesota Vikings fan, and loves to camp and hike with his family, especially on the North Shore of Lake Superior.

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Paul Hesli

Site Supervisor

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Paul’s primary goal as a Kyle Hunt Partners Site Supervisor is to ensure smooth day-to-day operations, something that comes naturally with his extensive experience in the construction industry and a degree in Construction Management. An early riser who makes the most of the mornings to get things done, Paul is known for his sharp attention to detail and quality results, which are appreciated by both his teammates and our clients.

A fan of Minnesota’s North Shore, which offers outdoor recreation year-round, Paul enjoys hunting, fishing, sports, and spending time with his children and dog, Bella.

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Sean Burshem

Site Supervisor

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Sean brings 15 years of high-end construction experience to the Kyle Hunt Partners team and embraces managing the many moving elements inherent in the day-to-day of the custom home building process. Observant, efficient, and attentive to detail, Sean sets a high bar.

Married with two young sons and two black labs, Sean enjoys spending time fishing, deer hunting, running obstacle course races, and golfing.

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Jeff Cole

Site Supervisor

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With more than 20 years of experience in home construction management, Jeff enjoys collaborating with clients and the project team to understand needs and objectives to ensure a smooth process. His ability to draw on a long history of situational experiences in the field, coupled with the positivity he brings to the team, are indispensable.

An outdoor enthusiast, Jeff likes to mountain bike, ski, skate, and fish with his girlfriend and sons. He especially loves spending time on the beautiful North Shore of Lake Superior, a great place to get away and unwind.

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Sara Stearns

Assistant Project Manager

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Sara enjoys the unique nature of the custom home building industry in working with families to create beautiful spaces that reflect their needs and lifestyles. She earned her bachelor’s degree from the University of Wisconsin, Madison, and gained years of experience in commercial construction prior to joining Kyle Hunt Partners in 2007. Sara approaches her work in terms of best practices and excellence, the results of which team members and clients see play out over the course of every project she is involved with.

Sara loves to spend time in the garden and volunteer for a local animal shelter.

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Tari Haunty

Assistant Project Manager

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What Tari finds most rewarding is the opportunity to work directly with clients to understand their lifestyle needs, and then to help translate those into their artisan home vision. She excels at collaborating with clients and teams of industry professionals and craftspeople. In addition, utilizing technology, methodology, and organizational systems, Tari provides critical support to project teams – the foundational infrastructure of the project management process.

Tari likes to spend her time boating, cooking, and traveling, as well as with her family, including seven grandchildren.

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Madison Ludowese

Licensed Realtor/Assistant Project Manager

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Growing up with two brothers on a farm in southwestern Minnesota, Madison learned from an early age the value of persistence, drive, and a strong work ethic. Earning a degree in kinesiology from the University of Minnesota, she ultimately pursued her passion for the home industry, including residential design, construction, and real estate. In 2021, she joined Kyle Hunt Partners as a licensed Realtor® and Assistant Project Manager. Professionalism, critical thinking, and a desire to elevate every client experience are the overarching themes of Madison’s approach to
every project.  

Madison enjoys spending time with friends and family, especially at her family’s cabin, working out, cooking, and relaxing at home. Her cat, Winnie, loves movie nights.  

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Sharon Herron

Accounting

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Prior to joining Kyle Hunt Partners in 2004, Sharon enjoyed careers at both Lyman Lumber and Cargill. Her business skills, accounting acumen, and operational support are recognized by team members as critical underpinnings to the work of all. Sharon continually leads by example, including and especially in epitomizing collegiality as a value.

Sharon volunteers at Tree House, is a member of the Excelsior Rotary Club, and enjoys spending time with her family at their cabin.

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Joshua Stranz

Site Maintenance Manager

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A strong dedication to detail and quality runs in the Stranz family. Throughout high school and into college, Joshua worked in the remodeling and construction industries with his father. He joined the KH&P team on a fulltime basis in 2016 and enjoys the daily variety of work as well as the opportunity to collaborate with highly skilled professionals.

Joshua also uses his talents for game development, 3D modeling, and working on cars.

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Henry Hunt

Marketing

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With a keen eye for design and drawing on his experience in both graphic design and business, Henry assists with the development and implementation of Kyle Hunt Partners marketing strategies, including being instrumental in the firm’s rebranding efforts in 2021. He is currently pursuing a degree in graphic design from Dunwoody College of Technology in Minneapolis, and readily translates his ever-increasing knowledge and creative talents to real-world, professional applications.

Henry enjoys spending time with family and friends camping and hiking—especially along the shores of Lake Superior in Grand Marais. He is a force on the basketball court, and also looks forward to learning to play guitar.

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Bella

Site Dog

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A loyal companion to Site Supervisor Paul Hesli, Bella wants to be included in all activities, including work. As a friendly, affectionate coworker, we are happy to have her join in! She loves belly rubs, frisbees, and tennis balls. At home, when not outside, you often find her watching tennis on TV. Bella also enjoys boating, swimming, and chasing deer out of the yard.

TESTIMONIALS

CLIENT TESTIMONIALS

  • Thank you, thank you, thank you. We could go on and on about how much we appreciate all the hard work, dedication and care you have given us. You have been absolutely incredible to work with and we couldn’t be happier with the house, the process – everything.Read More

    Thank you, thank you, thank you. We could go on and on about how much we appreciate all the hard work, dedication and care you hav…Read More

    – Sharon and Chris M.
  • Kyle Hunt built our ‘Maple Forest’ house; a forest cottage home with sheltering eaves, beautiful built-in custom cabinets, finished trim designed specifically for our home, and a wonderful floor plan. The home was featured in the popular ‘Not So Big House’ book! Kyle and Laurie Hunt’s careful attention to design detail and exceptional standards of quality have given us our wonderful home!Read More

    Kyle Hunt built our ‘Maple Forest’ house; a forest cottage home with sheltering eaves, beautiful built-in custom cabinets, finishe…Read More

    – Cary and Patty G.
  • We found Kyle Hunt & Partners to be a very professional organization. They were organized, detailed, and communicated clearly and on a regular basis throughout our project. They made every effort to keep the disruption of construction to a minimum. I would not hesitate to recommend them for a project.Read More

    We found Kyle Hunt & Partners to be a very professional organization. They were organized, detailed, and communicated clearly and …Read More

    – Carla S.
  • I have worked with Kyle Hunt and Partners on numerous projects over the past 15 years. We have just recently completed a new home on a challenging Lake Minnetonka lot which has turned out beautifully. Kudos to their team! Kyle, Laurie and their entire team tackles every project with enthusiasm, professionalism and skill. It is simply what they do. I wholeheartedly recommend Kyle Hunt and Partners.Read More

    I have worked with Kyle Hunt and Partners on numerous projects over the past 15 years. We have just recently completed a new home …Read More

    – Ron Brenner Architects
  • We wanted to take the time to thank you and the entire team associated with building our home. As you well know, projects of this magnitude have so many complexities and moving pieces with all the vendors, sub-contractors and selections. It was almost an overwhelming undertaking when we decided to build a new home and then we met with your company. We immediately knew that it was the right fit for us. I must also mention, and it is important, that your commitment remains steadfast long after the home construction proces…Read More

    We wanted to take the time to thank you and the entire team associated with building our home. As you well know, projects of this …Read More

    – Mark and Kathy B.
  • Kyle Hunt & Partners worked on our remodel for 10 months from October - August. They were very professional and thorough in every way. They met with us on a regular basis to discuss the project and make sure we were happy with each step. They were highly organized and kept our home as clean as they could since we were living there during construction. Very detailed and customer satisfaction was key for them and us!Read More

    Kyle Hunt & Partners worked on our remodel for 10 months from October - August. They were very professional and thorough in every …Read More

    – Jim and Kathy W.
  • We are writing to you to endorse as positively as we can, your company and staff. This is our dream home. We spent a year before finding you and were frustrated until we partnered up with you. You made the nightmare many tell of building a house into a dream experience…ending with a dream home. I can’t possibly say enough about your choice of trades and the amazing pride and craftsmanship that they put forth. It seemed each one was inspired by the other to make their part of the house the best part…Your onsite leadershi…Read More

    We are writing to you to endorse as positively as we can, your company and staff. This is our dream home. We spent a year before f…Read More

    – Terry and Isabel T.
  • We love our new home! We are so happy we went with Kyle Hunt & Partners to build our home. Not only do you and your staff help construct a beautiful home, your group is so great to work with. We appreciate the integrity, honesty and hard work of everyone. Thank you for always being available and helping us with decisions, questions or concerns. Words can’t explain how blessed we feel to have you as our builder and friend.Read More

    We love our new home! We are so happy we went with Kyle Hunt & Partners to build our home. Not only do you and your staff help…Read More

    – Bennett and Sharon M.
  • This project has truly been a joy to watch progress each day. We are so grateful to be able to work with you and all your subcontractors. May God continue to bless you all and your wonderful company.Read More

    This project has truly been a joy to watch progress each day. We are so grateful to be able to work with you and all your subcontr…Read More

    – Joe and Mary K.
  • When you start to consider building a new home, most people think about the stress related with the process. If you were to tell friends you are building a new home, they usually tell you a story about how hard the process was for friends or family. Our experience with building a home with Kyle Hunt & Partners was pure joy! They have an amazing team that we have come to consider our friends. Our project was not the biggest and boldest design they have ever built, but the service and attention to detail was first class.…Read More

    When you start to consider building a new home, most people think about the stress related with the process. If you were to tell f…Read More

    – Al and Jan V.
  • All of the staff were very approachable and listened to all our wants, concerns, and dreams. The organization and communication throughout the process kept the project moving. We loved the weekly updates, we are so happy with the end results and your attention to detail, when the project was finished you continue to stand behind your work.Read More

    All of the staff were very approachable and listened to all our wants, concerns, and dreams. The organization and communication th…Read More

    – James N.
  • I think of you all frequently as I move around my house. It remains today as such a positive experience having worked with you. The help, patience, ethics, good humor, and yes, charm still remain with me.Read More

    I think of you all frequently as I move around my house. It remains today as such a positive experience having worked with you. Th…Read More

    – Gretchen H.
  • With heartfelt conviction I write these words:
    Kyle Hunt & Partners built our newly acquired house in 1997. It was built for an active family whose lifestyle of entertaining forged many memories, welcoming numberless friends throughout the years. It’s patina, beauty, and solid, enduring craftsmanship belie marks of previous ownership. Kyle Hunt & Partners extraordinary talent, creativity, and building skills, engenders maximal beauty of the site. Their commitment to maintaining the house over time, inspires con…Read More

    With heartfelt conviction I write these words:
    Kyle Hunt & Partners built our newly acquired house in 1997. It was built …Read More

    – Mike and Peggy K.
  • We really appreciate how everyone at Kyle Hunt & Partners listened very carefully and patiently to what we wanted and the tremendous integrity and commitment you all had for doing the job right. As business people ourselves, we were impressed by the character of the entire team.Read More

    We really appreciate how everyone at Kyle Hunt & Partners listened very carefully and patiently to what we wanted and the tremendo…Read More

    – Sharon and Lance W.
  • It was a pleasure to work with all of you. We absolutely love love love our house and are so grateful we picked a group that really knew what they were doing and was always there for us no matter what. You're a special group of people and we were lucky to have all of you. It was a pleasure to work with all of you.Read More

    It was a pleasure to work with all of you. We absolutely love love love our house and are so grateful we picked a group that reall…Read More

    – Joe and Jodi S.
  • We can’t thank everyone enough for building us our dream home. The entire process has been enjoyable and we couldn’t be happier. You have gone above and beyond our expectations and have made this a truly enjoyable experience.Read More

    We can’t thank everyone enough for building us our dream home. The entire process has been enjoyable and we couldn’t be happier. Y…Read More

    – Scott and Leah G.
  • My firm Yardscapes, Inc. has worked with Kyle Hunt and Partners for many, many years! They are extremely creative with their architectural designs and build homes with such class and quality. Kyle Hunt and Partners treat each of their subcontractors as part of their team from the very beginning, until competition. Many of the homeowners that we started working with on a Kyle Hunt and Partners home are still clients of ours today - because they trusted the Hunts! I would highly recommend Kyle Hunt and Partners for your n…Read More

    My firm Yardscapes, Inc. has worked with Kyle Hunt and Partners for many, many years! They are extremely creative with their archi…Read More

    – Yardscapes, Inc.
  • Sharratt Design & Company has had a long history of successful collaborations with Kyle Hunt & Partners, which has resulted in a proven track record of custom homes and remodels that are memorable, unique, and of highest quality construction. Kyle Hunt has a talent for assembling professional and gifted teams of employees, consultants, designers and subcontractors. They bring a sophisticated aesthetic sensibility to every project; and their finishes and details are as exceptional as their clients’ budgets enable. Member…Read More

    Sharratt Design & Company has had a long history of successful collaborations with Kyle Hunt & Partners, which has resulted in a p…Read More

    – Sharratt Design Company
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Located near beautiful Lake Minnetonka in Deephaven, Minnesota, we invite you to stop by our office or give us a call to share your project ideas. Let’s visit about how we may be able to help.

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