Who we are

In 1988, Kris Carlson and Ray Farmer, both hailing from family-owned construction backgrounds, embarked on a mission beyond merely constructing homes. Their vision extended to building not just structures, but lasting relationships with clients. Over the years, they've collaborated closely with architects and clients, transforming dreams into reality—be it through new construction, additions, remodeling projects, restorations, or the creation of equestrian and timber-frame structures.

At Carlson-Farmer, Inc., our commitment to superior customer service echoes through every facet of our operation. From our dedicated office personnel to the skilled craftsmen in the field, we function as a cohesive team, unwavering in our pursuit of customer satisfaction for each project. Recognizing the uniqueness of every client, we attentively listen, ensuring that we capture and comprehend every detail.

Collaboration with our clients is not just a courtesy but a cornerstone of our approach. We strive to maximize value within their budgetary constraints, always aiming to surpass their expectations. Communication stands as a vital pillar in our business philosophy—we prioritize keeping our clients well-informed and engaged in the progression of each job.

Our workforce comprises dedicated and highly-trained individuals, many of whom have been integral since the inception of Carlson-Farmer, Inc. Their extensive experience, skills, and talents span various trades, and their commitment to meticulous workmanship is unwavering. At every step, they remain attuned to the customer's best interests, ensuring that every project reflects our commitment to excellence.

Why us?


Seasoned Craftsmanship

In our architecture company, the design process begins with a thorough analysis of the client's requirements, site conditions, and local regulations to lay the foundation.


Efficient Administration

Our team of architects conducts extensive research, exploring various conceptual ideas and architectural styles to develop a design concept that aligns with the client's vision and goals.

Residential House

Client-Centric Approach

Through the use of advanced software and 3D modeling, our architecture company creates detailed visualizations, allowing clients to fully comprehend the proposed design.

Residential House

Construction Excellence

Throughout construction, our architecture company provides project management services, overseeing the progress, coordinating with contractors, and ensuring that the project adheres to the approved design and meets quality standards.

The Core Principles Fueling Our Every Endeavor


Integrity is our foundation. We build trust through honesty and quality, ensuring your construction needs are met with the highest standards.


Honesty is our cornerstone. We're committed to transparent, trustworthy service in every construction project.


Quality is our promise. We build with excellence in every detail, ensuring lasting, safe, and top-notch results.


Our success hinges on clear communication. We keep you informed, ensuring your vision is realized in every aspect of your project.


We set the bar for excellence, from start to finish, in every project.


Transparency is key. We keep you informed at every project stage, earning your trust through open communication and clear insights.

Meet our team

We're passionate about pushing the boundaries of aesthetics

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Olivia Rhye

Founder of Argo

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Alisa Hester

Head of Architect

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Rich Wilson

Product Manager

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Natali Craig


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Candice Wu


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Drew Cano


How We Work


Initial Heart-to-Heart

- Let's sit down and dive into the intricacies of your project.
- Your expectations and ours—we want to align them perfectly.
- It's not just about the project; it's about building a connection that feels right for everyone involved.

Crafting Spaces in Harmony

- Designing your home is more than blueprints; it's about weaving it seamlessly into its natural surroundings.


Investment Beyond Numbers

- Your time, your finances, your resources—they're all valuable.
- We start with a preliminary construction budget, a flexible roadmap that balances your needs and desires.

Choices that Define Your Home

- Navigating the world of materials and construction methods together.


Building Together

- On-site meetings—because seeing is believing.
- Office discussions—where plans come to life.
- Virtual meetings—for when convenience meets efficiency.

Unveiling the Finished Dream

- When the dust settles and the paint dries.
- A stroll through the completed masterpiece.
- A 4-month check-in to ensure everything settles just right.
- An 11-month walkthrough—we're not just building; we're building for life.


Maintenance After the 12-Month Period

- Maintenance isn't an end—it's a continuation.
- Many clients choose to keep us by their side, a testament to the bonds formed during the creation of their haven. It's not just a home; it's a friendship and trust built to last.

What Our Clients Say About Us

"Thank you so much for fixing the front door and all the painting you did…and the poinsettias are beautiful! We are enjoying the house more than we ever dreamed we would…and we dreamed quite a bit! We prayed many time that our decision to move up here was not simply a single-minded devotion to our selfish desire, but that it would be in accordance to His will. We are confident that in our ignorance He led us to you. Your quiet integrity, competence, and consistent efforts to accomplish every detail of the work to the best of you ability, not simply for pride, but as a tribute to God’s work in your lives gave the entire project a wonderful meaning we could not have foreseen. We feel blessed to live in a house so constructed.
You are a beautiful witness of the love, power, and sufficiency of God to us and to everyone to whom we relate the story.
May the Lord continue to bless and keep you.
PS. “You” in the context of this letter, of course, means you and all your people who were a part of the building of our house.
Thanks so much for all the work that your company did at my home- especially since I was across the state!
Feel free to give my phone # or e-mail as a reference.
Thanks for everything!"

Satisfied customer

“Sue and I cannot express all the wonderful things you and your co-workers have done for us the last few years. We thank all of you and look forward to do future work with you in the near future.”

Satisfied customer

"I appreciatively consider the letter I recently received from you yet another indication of the professionalism of Carlson-Farmer. I am pleased with the new roof you installed for me and thank you, your employees, and your (awesome) crew."

Satisfied customer

"Thank you for taking extra time to take pictures of completed jobs and send to us in Florida on e-mail. Job looks great! Also color looks better than last. Thank you again for doing all you said you would do. We are very pleased."

Satisfied customer

"Along with your kind and professional help, you have been leading the process of building the lake house in a most comfortable enjoyable and friendly way. Thank you!
Having friendship with “I’m just a hammer and nails kind of guy” is very special! I have discovered!"

Satisfied customer

"When our church decided to remodel our current kitchen to keep up with our outreach ministries, we were delighted with the design you and your team offered in your proposal. From the time we started working with you through the final stages of the remodel, you and your team were friendly, knowledgeable, honest, and attentive to details. We love the finished kitchen. We are very pleased with the flow and the ease of use associated with our updated kitchen. The kitchen has been used several times to support our increase in ministry to serve our neighbors."

Satisfied customer