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Our Team

We have spent a great deal of time and detail in putting a team together that will maximize the efficiency of our company, quality of our product and experience of the home buyer with each member passionate and enthusiastic with their responsibilities.

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Ryan Whitefield - CEO

Having starting at the bottom in the construction industry over 17 years ago, Ryan has had several roles from working in the field to estimating and project management. Ryan was running his own successful company at the tender age of 25.

With international experience in both the residential and commercial sectors Ryan has applied his vast experience and skill sets to make a positive impact on today’s market, his work ethic, attention to detail and honest approach are a huge asset in the daily operation of Cotswold Homes.

Gilbert Odonkor - Partner

Gilbert is a successful business man having built a $10m Commercial construction company in 5 short years and winning contractor of the year 3 years in succession. Gilbert also boasts bachelor’s degrees in both finance and Construction management.

Having worked on many high profile projects his business is still thriving today. Gilbert’s expertise in business, his connections, and processes help us to enforce already successful operating procedures to the company.

Ray Rindahl - Partner and General Manager

Ray comes from 10 years’ experience working for one of the biggest homebuilders in the country. Ray started in the field as a superintendent for several years before moving into the management side where he learned the ins and outs of the trade ending up as a senior buyer.

Ray will act as the General Manager for the company for daily operation whilst also leveraging his contacts and leading the buying process, managing the superintendent and continually having input to all other aspects of the business. Ray is very well liked in the industry and has great integrity with everything he does.

Dave Zweber - Architect

Dave Zweber, principal of David Charlez Designs is a 5 time Reggie Award winning architectural designer. His eclectic style ranges from timeless traditional to cutting edge modern designs pleasing hundreds of home buyers throughout the Twin Cities. With a keen eye for detail and a wealth of experience Dave helps put ideas on to paper with floors plans and become reality with elevations and colored renderings.

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Jessica Whitefield – Interior designer

As an award winning designer Jessica is the perfect person to help clients through the selection process. From the exterior colors to Kitchen cabinets and floor selections, Jessica will assist the home buyers through this journey with details and options offered by Cotswold Homes, Jessica will offer advice based on individual clients preferences and needs.

With international experience working with an array of clients and many unique ideas Jessica is passionate about the buyer having a home they are proud of. If desired Jessica’s interior design services can be made available outside the scope of works for Cotswold Homes. This could be from help with furniture selections, selection of wall colors to complete design.

Scott Miller - Mortgage Advisor

Scott Miller has been a loan officer for 25 years and was part owner of River City Mortgage prior to their merge with Wintrust Mortgage in 2011. Scott considers himself to be "old school" with his face-to-face approach with the customer.

He makes sure they are comfortable with the entire process. Scott and his team provide guidance and leadership throughout the loan process to ensure a successful, stress-free closing for all parties involved.

There are many MHFA (Minnesota Housing Finance Agency) programs available that Scott has access to. These include lower interest rates and Down Payment Assistance programs for BOTH first time and move up buyers. He is also one of few who specializes in home Construction finance, and does so in a manner that your end loan will be in place before construction starts.

Vicki Dwello - Title Agent

Vicki works with Custom Home Builders Title. They can assist you with closing your old home and moving to the new. Having worked with Vicki for many years we wanted to give our clients the opportunity to receive the same high level of service that we have had. Vicki has great attention to detail and keeps the customer informed every step of the way ensuring the closing is as smooth as possible.

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