About us

What We Do

Granville builds homes and townhomes in Columbus, Norfolk, and surrounding
communities. We build modern, open floor plans and beautiful original custom homes.
Our goal is to make the building process as easy and attainable as possible. We have
floor plans, lots, and an experienced design and construction team to simplify the
process. We believe our commitment to our clients, our outstanding employees, and
and the quality and beauty of the homes we build will continue to drive our growth.

Innovative Design. Attainable Living.

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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

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

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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.

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Blake Hellbusch

Blake Hellbusch

Owner

Blake’s focus is construction management, design development, and site supervision. Blake has over 20 years of hands-on experience in the construction field.

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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 have 3 boys and 1 daughter, They enjoy many activities with their children and are involved in their church and school. Blake’s hobbies include coaching youth sports, running, boating, hunting, and spending time on the family farm.

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Michaela Hansen

Interior Design Consultant

With 20 years of experience providing professional design services, Michaela prides herself on developing unique solutions to meet client needs. From initial consultation through installation followup, Michaela ensures a smooth design process.

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Michaela studied graphic design and art at the University of Nebraska at Kearney. Michaela and husband Kurt have two grown sons. She enjoys art, reading, live music, and baseball.

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Steve Eisenman

Project Manager

Contact: steve.e@granville-homes.com

Steve has more than 15 years of experience as a carpenter and architectural draftsman.

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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 manages the flow of information from the office to the field, maintains the project file, monitors construction progress, and serves as the primary point of contact for his clients.

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

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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

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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 and daughter.

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Nick Sayers

Carpenter

Nick is a carpenter, framer, and craftsman. He holds an Associate Degree in Construction Technology. Nick takes pride in the work he completes on our job sites.

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His knowledge and enthusiasm for his work are reflected in our homes.

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

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Sheila Hoadley

Accountant/Office Manager

Contact: sheila@granville-homes.com
Sheila has over 25 years of involvement in the accounting field.

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She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting.  Sheila ensures the smooth financial operation of our company.  She handles all accounting, closings, and office managment.  Sheila and her husband Mike have 4 children and enjoy spending time with their grandchildren.

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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.

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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.

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Wade Oelsligle

Site Supervisor

Wade is the site supervisor for projects in the Norfolk area. He has nearly 10 years of construction experience. Wade has an Associate Degree in Building Construction. His eagerness, ambition and experience allow for successful completion of our Norfolk homes. Wade and his wife live in Norfolk.

Faith Choat

Assistant Project Manager

Faith assists our Project Managers by working on floor plan design, software development, material take-offs, and change orders.  Faith has a B.S. in Architectural Design from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.