General Contractor for Custom Homes, Additions & Remodels

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. Our “Turn Key” or “Design Build” services include land acquisition, home design, interior design and selections, site plan approval, construction management and complete warranty service.

We have done general contracting work for numerous clients in the Lawrence, Kansas area. Over the years, we have completed more than 300 home projects!

  • 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 and fulfill their needs. The “WHY” behind our company is the common thread in all our processes.

  • We have a system in place that thrives on personal service and being client focused throughout 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!
  • 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!

The results of our philosophy and operations are quality, distinctive custom homes, additions and remodels. Our home projects have been 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 additional homes and completing multiple remodeling projects for them. There can be no greater compliment!

Apple Tree Homes

Greg T. Rau, CGB, CGP


Greg is a licensed General Contractor in Residential and Commercial building projects. He has over twenty 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 Certified Graduate Builder. Greg is married to Carol and they live in Lawrence with their two sons.

Carol D. Rau, PHR

Business Manager

Carol is a Certified Professional in Human Resources with over twenty years experience in project management, accounting and employee relations. She has been a member of the Board of Directors for several community organizations and bakes the best apple pies found anywhere! Carol adds her personal touch by making a fresh baked apple pie for every client upon completion of their home project. Apple Tree Homes has delivered over 300 pies over the years!

Brett Field

Site Superintendent

Brett’s career includes over twenty years of success in construction management with a local partner performing scheduling, installation, client relations and providing service work for residential and commercial construction projects in the Lawrence area. Brett lives in Baldwin City, Kansas with his wife Emily and their two children.

David and Beth Reynolds


David has over thirty years experience in the construction industry as a Design Engineer, Construction Executive and Home Builder. Beth’s career includes banking, general contractor financial management and – most importantly – Original Apple Pie Baker!

Company Affiliations

  • Lawrence Chamber of Commerce
  • Better Business Bureau of Northeast Kansas
  • National Association of Home Builders
  • Kansas Building & Industry Association
  • National Federation of Independent Businesses
  • Lawrence Home Builders Association (Greg Rau is a Past President and served on the Board of Directors, 2009 to 2012)
  • City of Lawrence Contractor Licensing Review Board, 2012 to current
  • City of Lawrence Building Code Board of Appeals, 2016 to current

Company Affiliations

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