Meet the Builders


With over 75 years of combined experience, Hilmann Home Building is a leader in the KC home building marketplace. Since founding the company in 1993, Hilmann Home Building has built homes ranging from the low $200,000 to over $3MM. We provide direct personal attention to each home we build and take pride in the close supervision we implement which insures a superior product for each and every build.

Chris earned a Bachelor’s degree in Construction Management from the University of Central Missouri. He initially started in commercial construction and quickly realized a passion for residential home building. Chris started his own home building business almost 15 years ago. His innovative plan designs as well as his eye for detail have allowed him success across Missouri and Kansas. Chris has had the honor of winning multiple Parade of Homes awards. He and his team enjoy working closely with clients to make sure they receive the level of attention they deserve while building their new home. “We take great pride in working with our clients to make their new home experience a rewarding and pleasurable one.”

At Pauli Homes, the customers’ expectations are the primary focus. We begin by building relationships as well as homes.

Relationships are personal. And that’s just what you’ll get with Pauli Homes, personal service and attention to detail. Owner Chris Pauli personally supervises the construction of the home, making multiple, daily visits to the job site and maintaining steady communication with his tradesmen. Chris takes pride in scheduling, evaluating, and inspecting all aspects of each home. His attention to detail and quality are what his customers have grown to expect and value.

Personal attention is the hallmark of Crown Builders. Starting as a commercial builder in 2002, the owner, Ron Ratkey, then shifted his attention to residential home building in 2007. Since that time his homeowners would say his attention to detail, personal responsiveness and quality mindedness are what sets him apart. Prior to being a builder; Ron was a corporate executive that moved 6 different times over a 20 year career. He and his wife purchased a new home on every move. It is through his personal experience that he has an appreciation from a BUYER’S viewpoint on what is important in their new home.
Crown Builders is not a large builder and purposely caps the number of homes being built at any given time and the number of subdivisions he wants to be involved in. This allows the owner to visit each site personally and review all the aspects of the building process, and in turn communicate with you, the homeowners. You will talk directly with the builder, not a middleman or superintendent. Ron is available to answer your questions and address any concerns you may have.
Another benefit to working with Crown Builders is the transparency of the building process. Treatment of change orders is done fairly and communicated in a timely manner. Lastly, a prospective buyer will see that his spec homes contain many features that other builders consider upgrades.
Ron takes great pride in his work and delivers the highest quality-built home. As the owner of Crown Builders, he wants you to have your dream home and wants the process to be an enjoyable one. Your home is an investment and Crown Builders stands behind their product 100 percent; it is not uncommon for homeowners to keep in touch for future needs such as basement finishes, add-ons, and referrals!