Detail Homes Saint Paul, Minnesota

Detail Homes is a boutique design and build firm that specializes in creating unique, customized homes in established Saint Paul neighborhoods and the surrounding areas. With a design-forward approach and vast knowledge of the real estate market, Detail Homes can help you acquire your dream home. Our commitment to deliver timeless design and unparalleled attention to detail, from the planning phase to the finished living space, separates us from other builders.


Founded in 2009, Detail Homes is led by Chris Van Klei and Ben Richter.

Chris Van Klei and Ben Richter


Chris Van Klei excels in bringing together the planning and design aspects that come with creating your dream home. Chris’ background in architecture and interior design drives the creative aspects of the building process. He remains hands on throughout the entire project, working with subcontractors to ensure that Detail Homes exceeds expectations.

Phone: 651-336-8089


Ben Richter wears many hats at Detail Homes. From budget management and business planning, to financing and operations, Ben works hard to make sure that day-to-day operations run smoothly. Ben’s experience includes the development of many successful investment properties, and his eye for opportunity is a valuable asset for Detail Homes and its clients.

Phone: 651-271-7327