Meet the Team

THE OFFICE

Bryan

Bryan Sipple

How do we describe our Chief Operating Officer, Bryan Sipple? Let’s just say he was born to be a builder! As a 4th generation carpenter, there was never a doubt that he would go on to a successful career in the construction industry. While working with his grandfather and father since age 12, they instilled in him the discipline and drive that he possesses today. Bryan credits his mother for his outgoing personality and charisma.

Bryan’s strong work ethic and commitment to quality is what built Classic Custom Homes. He is not just building the American Dream, he’s living it! Working side by side with his wife Jennie, they have proven that with discipline and hard work, anything is possible.

Bryan has been in the construction field for over three decades. His expertise is in new home construction, multi-family construction, and residential and commercial remodeling. He has worked hands-on in many aspects of construction, and now project manages each and every project himself. This personal hands-on approach and attention to detail is just another thing that separates CCH from the others. With the reputation of Classic Custom Homes on the line, it is important to Bryan that the finest quality products are used and delivered for an affordable price.

Giving back to others in need is very important to Bryan and Classic Custom Homes. Bryan gives generously to the American Cancer Society after losing some dear friends and family members to cancer. He also gives to the Shiners Hospital for Children.

When Bryan is not working, he enjoys spending time at his cabin. A true outdoorsman, his best days are spent with friends and family while snowmobiling, 4-wheeling, or boating. His best partner to share these activities with is his dog Scooter, who is an avid 4-wheeler and jet-skier (it’s true – ask to see the photos).


Jennie

Jennie Sipple

Jennie has worn many hats over the years at Classic Custom Homes. She has been involved in nearly all aspects of the business and has served in virtually every capacity of the organization. She is currently acting as Director of Sales & Marketing and Interior Designer. As a licensed Realtor, she negotiates the best possible land costs for each project. When assisting our customers with design services, she holds herself to the highest standards so your project exceeds your expectations and is completed on-time and in-budget.

Jennie’s work experience has been in construction since 2005 when she joined her husband Bryan in Classic Custom Homes. Prior to joining the company, Jennie was a Lean Six Sigma Black Belt focusing on quality and process improvement by identifying inefficiencies and waste. Prior to her Quality Management career, she spent 19 years in the travel industry as a Travel Agent, Travel Agency Manager and Owner, and finally a Corporate Travel Call Center Manager.

Jennie attended the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire studying Psychology and Marketing. She obtained a degree from Travel Careers School in Milwaukee, WI and later her Lean Six Sigma Black Belt Certification from Six Sigma Academy.

Once again, the American Cancer Society is the charity of choice for Jennie and the Sipple family. She also gives generously to the American Family UW Children’s Hospital, St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital, and the Alzheimer’s & Dementia Alliance of Wisconsin. These facilities do life-changing work each day, and Jennie gains much inspiration from their actions. She has also donated time and energy to Habitat for Humanity and Extreme Makeover Home Edition, although I don’t know how much “talent” she brought to the building process!

When Jennie is not working, she enjoys spending time at her cabin with Bryan and friends & family. She enjoys traveling, snowmobiling, 4-wheeling, golfing, and hanging out with her daughter, Bailee. Jennie likes to relax with her dog Poppy, who does not 4-wheel or jet-ski like Scooter does.


Nicole

Nicole Hartmann

Nicole has been part of our Classic Custom Homes team since the beginning of January 2012. Nicole plays a vital role on the office team by being Bryan’s “right arm” while he’s out in the field. She handles the scheduling of all jobs, the bidding of current and prospective projects, and handles much of the communication between homeowners and our vendors. Her attention to detail and ability to multi-task is a great asset to the company and we are happy to have her in this role!

Nicole began her career with CCH as Property Manager of our rental units as she came to us with a strong Property Management background. We also look to Nicole to broaden our presence in the community by also handling the social networking aspect of the business.

Nicole attended University of Wisconsin – Eau Claire and Madison College and holds a Paralegal Science Degree and Certification. When she is not working, Nicole enjoys snowboarding, snowmobiling, RV-ing with family, playing piano, and watching ridiculous reality shows!

She also gives to charitable organizations such as “Shelter from the Storm” Pet Adoptions (where she adopted her cat, Gizmo) and the ASPCA for the Prevention of Animal Cruelty. She has also adopted a dog named Marley which looks remarkably like a squirrel!


Brandon

Brandon Ripp

Brandon has been a member of the Classic Custom Homes team since August of 2012. In his role as our in-house Architectural Designer, he is your lead contact all drawings and the implementation of our new projects and remodeling. He has a broad knowledge of both drafting and the building process as he has been working in the construction field since he was 12 years old with his father. He plays a vital role in communicating with the subcontractors to field on the technical aspects of each job. You will surely have an opportunity to meet with Brandon to execute your ideas for your perfect home.

Brandon attended the University of Wisconsin – Stout with an Industrial Arts Education major. His strong knowledge of the building industry gives him a great advantage in his role with Classic and we are lucky to have him. When he is not working, Brandon enjoys family activities with his wife and 4 children, which include a set of twins! When all the little ones are in bed, he squeezes in some time to do woodworking projects, which is his passion.


Paula Simons

Paula has been a part of the Classic Custom Homes team since November 2008. She began with CCH as our in-house Architectural Designer and has previously performed that “right hand” role to Bryan scheduling all jobs and being the liaison between our vendors and homeowners as well as her continuing her drafting role. She has since moved to IL and now performs the Architectural Design role virtual from her home in IL. Paula and Brandon work closely together to assist our customers in a seamless transition of house plans and design changes.

Paula holds an Associates Degree in Architectural Technology from Western Technical College in La Crosse and is currently completing her final semester for her Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration from UW-Platteville and will graduate in spring of 2015.

When not working, Paula enjoys time at her parent’s cabin in Northern WI, fishing, watching football, and playing with her nephews. She still makes time each summer to assist CCH with the Parade of Homes, which she enjoys and we appreciate!

Giving back to the community is very important to Classic Custom Homes and Paula is no exception. She has worked several times on Habitat for Humanity homes around the communities she was living. Having the working knowledge of the construction industry and how a home is built has been a great asset to this fine organization.


 Brea Ganser

Interior Designer

 

 

 

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 THE FIELD

 

Jon Dietzman

Jon joined our Classic Custom Homes family in February 2007. In his current role as Construction Manager, he is responsible for nearly all aspects of the build. From day-to-day job & employee oversight, service and repairs, to final punch-out of your home, you will certainly appreciate his vast experience in the industry. Jon came to us with a background in framing that he learned at the age of 12 years old working with family members in the industry (do you see a pattern here?).

Jon attended UW-Whitewater for Business Administration but soon returned to the construction field. He holds a Lead-Safe Renovation certification which requires on-going continued education.

When not working, Jon enjoys working on and driving demolition cars, sports, snowmobiling, riding ATVs with friends, and spending time with his niece and nephew. Following the tradition of giving, Jon gives generously to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital.

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Tim Frye

Tim joined the Classic Custom Homes team full-time in January 2013 after working previously as a sub-contractor. In his current role as our 2nd Construction Manager, he is also responsible for all aspects of the build. His background of over 15 years of general carpentry experience has been a huge benefit to CCH and our customers.

As a single father of 3 children, Tim does not have much free time. Although he definitely enjoys attending their sporting events, fishing, snowmobiling, and riding ATVs with his kids.

Charitable giving continues with Tim as he donates time to Youth Football. He has also participated in Habitat for Humanity and also gives generously to the American Cancer Society to fund research and end this deadly disease that has taken too many of our friends too early.

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Dave Horzewski

Painter

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Jorge

Jorge Correa

Painter

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Howard Smith

Laborer

 

 

 

 

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 Darin Geiger

Carpenter