Celebrating 37 Years

Joe Dean, Designer & Project Manager

Passionate about a myriad of design aesthetics, Joe draws inspiration from objects that range from automobiles to distinctive architecture.  He became hooked on residential architecture when his high school drafting instructor asked that he produce the working drawings for the custom home he built. That assignment sparked an enduring interest in residential design and construction. During college, Joe worked for a custom home builder in nearly all phases of construction from concrete to finish carpentry.

After graduation from college, Joe worked with leading commercial construction and residential architecture firms in Colorado on a diverse blend of mixed-use neighborhoods and historic preservation projects. After moving back to Minnesota, Joe formed his own residential design firm focused on creating award-winning custom homes, new urbanist developments and residential remodels for premier developers and builders. His projects have earned multiple awards for excellence and have been featured in local and national publications. The depth and breadth of his experience in residential design through construction makes for the perfect complement to the TreHus Team.

Joe holds a Bachelor of Science in Construction from the University of Wisconsin – Stout and lives in Stillwater with his wife and two teenage children.