Carol and Greg Rau
Apple Tree Homes, Inc. was founded in 1991 in Lawrence, Kansas to provide the best possible client experience in building a home. We continue that mission today as a full service General Contractor specializing in new custom homes, additions, and remodels. We provide "Turn Key" or "Design Build" services including land acquisition, home design, interior design & selections, site plan approval, construction management, and complete warranty service.
WHY ARE WE A CUSTOM BUILDER?
We believe designing and building a home should be an enjoyable experience, resulting in a home that incorporates your unique ideas and lifestyle. We believe a home is a place where you create lasting memories for your family and experience life together – not just a structure! We believe that when you build or remodel a new home, you are making very personal decisions regarding a significant financial investment. Therefore, we work with each client on a personal basis to ensure they get what they want in pursuit of their needs. The “WHY” behind our company is the common thread in all our processes.
HOW DO WE BUILD CUSTOM HOMES?
We have a system in place that thrives on personal service and being client focused through-out the entire process of designing and building a custom home. We do not build spec houses, and our entire company is developed to do everything we can to create the best possible client experience.
We have an Online Client System and Mobile App, so making selections and keeping on track with decisions is simple and always accessible. No surprises and nothing falls through the cracks! (see below video for more info)
Our relationship with each client is based on Trust and Open Communication. We have built our Reputation as Lawrence's Premier Custom Builder in unwavering pursuit of our primary guiding principle: "To provide our clients with Outstanding Service and Workmanship in a Timely manner." We want you to love your Apple Tree Home and enjoy the process of designing and building your home!
WHAT IS THE RESULT?
The results of our philosophy and operations are quality, distinctive custom homes, additions, and remodels. Big, small, and everything in between! We are very proud of our clients, their projects, and the relationships we have developed with them over the years. We believe this pride and unwavering commitment to our principles and values has led to both satisfied customers and the outstanding referrals we receive from them. Satisfying our customers has led to building second homes and completing multiple remodeling projects for them. There can be no greater compliment!
Apple Tree Homes Online Client System and Mobile App
Learn how our client-focused systems can help you have the best possible custom building experience!
Greg T. Rau, CGB, CGP
Licensed General Contractor in Residential and Commercial building projects with over nineteen years of experience in construction management with Apple Tree Homes.
Greg holds designations through the National Association of Home Builders as a Certified Green Professional and the only Certified Graduate Builder in Douglas County.
David M. Reynolds
Over thirty years experience in the construction industry as a Design Engineer, Construction Management & General Manager. Projects types include commercial, community, industrial and residential.
Carol D. Rau, PHR
Certified Professional in Human Resources with over fifteen years experience in project management, accounting, and employee relations. Member of the Board of Directors for several community organizations and bakes the Best Apple Pies found anywhere!
Lawrence Chamber of Commerce
Better Business Bureau of North East Kansas
National Association of Home Builders
Kansas Building & Industry Association
Lawrence Home Builders Association
Greg Rau is a Past President and served on the Board of Directors 2009-2012
National Federation of Independent Businesses
City of Lawrence Planning and Development
Greg Rau serves on the Contractor Licensing Review Board, 2012 to current
ANNUAL BAR-B-Q FOR ALL PAST AND CURRENT APPLE TREE HOME CLIENTS.
We like to thank our clients for their part in our success. Thus, each year we invite our clients to help us celebrate Johnny Appleseed's birthday at an outing in late August.
Carol also adds her personal touch by making a fresh baked apple pie for every client upon completion of the project. Apple Tree Homes has delivered over 300 apple pies over the years!