Building Trust

Building trust is more than our tagline, it’s our code of ethics.

Building or remodeling a home is a big decision. It comes down to approach, capabilities, experience, and trust. When hiring a builder, look for a team that integrates the design and build process. Find someone that understand the needs of your family. Ensure your builder is truly a partner—someone who communicates effectively and efficiently.

The Highmark Difference

The Highmark Difference means an integrated design/build process. Our in-house team of project managers, job supervisors, carpenters, and award-winning interior designers are invested in making your home building project a success. We are confident we will exceed your expectations. This is how Highmark builds, by earning your family’s trust.

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Meet Our Team

Highmark’s strong culture of ethics and teamwork is a direct result of our leadership. Meet the partners that set our course.

Jim Moras

Partner

Jim learned about the inner workings of houses at an early age from his dad, who was both a plumber and electrician. That interest blossomed into a career that has spanned two decades and included stints with commercial as well as residential construction firms from the Twin Cities to L.A. Jim loves going to work every day, meeting new clients and taking on new challenges.

He particularly enjoys using his gift for design to create homes that combine beauty with unique functionality. It’s also important to Jim that Highmark offers a warm, open and family-oriented environment where people can thrive in their positions. He and partner Terry work hard to recruit the best people and make it a place that they want to stay.

Jim has a B.S. in Construction Management from Mankato State University. He enjoys spending time with his family and volunteering on building projects in Central and South America through his church.

He is married to Katie, a Spanish teacher, and the father of Courtney, Cody and Andrés.

Terry Gaulrapp

Partner

Terry has worked in nearly every facet of the construction industry in his over 20 years in business. His hands-on experience in everything from design to scheduling to building and finishing give him unparalleled knowledge and understanding of how the process works.

On any given day you’ll find Terry meeting with clients, estimating or managing projects, and overseeing Highmark finances. He enjoys the opportunity to work closely with clients to create the spaces that will transform and enrich their families’ lives. Highmark’s strong culture of ethics and teamwork is a direct result of his leadership.

Terry has a B.S. in Construction Management from Mankato State University. He subsequently spent five years at Ryan Companies as a Project Manager for both residential and commercial construction projects. He enjoys spending time with his family and friends as well as many outdoor sports.

Terry is married to Sara and father to Adrianna, Riley and Addison.

Meet Highmark Companies

Our family of brands ensures a beautiful home for a lifetime.

In 2003, our partners, Jim Moras and Terry Gaulrapp, had a friendly competition. They tried to outdo each other in getting the highest snowmobile tracks, or “high mark,” in the mountains of Colorado. When the company launched, they kept that inspiration to make a “high mark” with their clients. The original Highmark logo featured mountains, reminding our team to set goals and push one other to our highest potential. Highmark quickly became known as a top builder in the Twin Cities area. Over the years, Highmark’s family grew to include Exteriors (2009), Restorations (2012), and most recently, Ruby+Suede Design Studio in 2020.

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Building Our Community

Dedicated to building more than homes.

During the holidays, several Highmark team members call Bingo and hand out toys with Star Studio, Children’s Hospital in-house TV channel.

Highmark sponsored a hole in this tournament to benefit A Breath of Hope Lung Foundation and the American Cancer Society.

A Highmark crowd walked to help end MS and raised over $2,500.

Packing boxes of food gets competitive when two Highmark teams challenge each other.

Chaperoning kids on Target’s back-to-school shopping event is as much fun for us as it is for the students!

Making the holidays merrier for those in need is a December ritual at Highmark.

Partner Jim Moras has been to Peru twice since 2011 to help construct churches in impoverished and remote communities.

Participating in the yearly golf classic lets us give back to an organization that works hard for our community.