About Us

Granville Custom Homes consistently delivers unmatched craftsmanship, unrivaled design, and unparalleled customer service to our clients in Columbus and surrounding communities.

We have been named Best Home Builder in Columbus 2018.Granville Family

Building new homes is what we do best.  We believe in hard work and innovative thinking. Each of our on-site employees holds a degree in construction technology and has a passion for the profession of home building.  Our management team has a decade of experience building modern open floor plans and beautiful original custom homes.  Granville has extensive experience in the “sticks and bricks” of construction. Both founders have years of experience in construction management.

Our goal is to make the building process as easy and attainable as possible.  We excel in plan design and site evaluation which allows us to build homes that are truly suited to our clients’ wishes.  We have built on lakes, on acreages, on farmsteads, on small lots, on challenging lots, and on everything in between.  As part of our construction services we have expertise in ushering our clients through the lot acquisition and financing aspects of the building process.  We believe our commitment to our clients and to our product will continue to drive our growth.

Fresh Ideas.  Traditional Values.

Meet Our Team

Granville Custom Homes believes that a strong team is crucial to a successful company.  Our team is experienced, knowledgeable, and passionate about their jobs.

Steven Ramaekers, Owner

Steven specializes in construction management, design development, land development and real estate transactions.  Steven has more than a decade of experience in design and construction supervision.  He holds a law degree from the University of Nebraska which gives Granville the ability to help its clients with site evaluation, zoning and covenant compliance, and lot acquisition.

Steven was born and raised on a farm outside of Cornlea, NE.  Steven and his wife Jill are both active in the Columbus community.  Steven is a past Chairman of the Columbus Area Chamber of Commerce.  Jill is past president of the Columbus Noon Rotary.  They keep busy with their two children.

Blake Hellbusch, Owner

Blake’s focus is construction management, design development, and site supervision.  Blake has over 16 years of hands-on experience in the construction field.  He began his career as a framing contractor and expanded his framing business to multiple framing crews before co-founding Granville Custom Homes.  Blake has personally framed or supervised the framing construction of hundreds of projects, including single family, multi-family, and commercial buildings.  His mix of on-site experience and design participation enable Granville to deliver outstanding design-build projects for our clients.

Blake grew up on a farm outside of Humphrey, NE.  He earned an Associate Degree of Applied Science from Southeast Community College.  Blake and his wife Anne are active in their church and Blake coaches youth soccer and baseball.  They have three young boys.

Sheila Hoadley, Accountant/Design Coordinator

Sheila works closely with our customers in coordinating the selection process of their new home.  Her background in administration and accounting, and her attention to detail makes her the perfect fit for organizing and managing this critical process.  Sheila is also in charge of our in-house accounting and ensures the smooth financial operation of the company.   She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting and has over 25 years of involvement in the accounting field, in both the administration and practice of accounting.

Sheila and her husband Mike have 4 children and 1 grandson with whom they adore spending time.

Contact:  sheila@granville-homes.com

Steve Eisenman, Estimator

Steve is in charge of estimating Granville’s projects with a focus on pricing discipline and identifying job-cost efficiencies.  Steve has more than 15 years of experience as a carpenter and architectural draftsman.  He holds several degrees in construction related disciplines:  a Bachelor’s Degree in Project Management; an Associate Degree in Architectural Drafting and an Associate Degree in Construction Technology.

Steve and his wife Tracy live in Columbus with their two boys and enjoy the great outdoors.

Contact:  steve.e@granville-homes.com

John Sonntag, Carpenter/Warranty

John is our most seasoned carpenter with over 30 years of experience.  John holds an Associate Degree in Construction Technology and has worked for home builders in Lincoln and Omaha prior to moving to Columbus.  His personable nature and knowledge of construction make him a great asset on the job site working with our customers to finish their homes and complete warranty items.

John and his wife Annette have two grown children, a son and daughter.  They have also been blessed with three wonderful grandchildren and enjoy time outdoors with their family.

Andy Scott, Carpenter

Andy has more than 15 years of carpentry and home building experience.  He is knowledgeable in almost every aspect of the construction process.  He has an Associate Degree in Construction Technology.  His leadership on the job sites keeps our process moving in a timely manner.  He has a talent for his trade and is particular in his work and it shows in the product.

Andy and his wife Jamie live in rural Columbus with their young son.

Nick Sayers, Carpenter

Nick is a young and confident carpenter, framer, and craftsman.  He holds an Associate Degree in Construction Technology.  Nick takes pride in the work he completes on our job sites.  His knowledge and passion in the construction field continue to grow and our customers see that in their homes.

Nick was raised in Clarkson, NE, where he still keeps his roots and enjoys hunting and fishing.