Award-winning south-metro custom home builder launches design studio, Ruby+Suede

Savage, Minnesota / March 2, 2020 – Highmark Builders today announced the launch of Ruby+Suede with the unveiling of two featured projects in the Spring 2020 Parade of Homes. Ruby+Suede is a design studio with services ranging from conceptual designs for custom homes to furnishings for existing spaces.

“The launch of Ruby+Suede is a milestone in our organization, positioning the design team for greater success and versatility,” said Highmark founder Jim Moras. “Ruby+Suede designers craft exceptional spaces tailored to the lifestyle of each individual client.”

Featured in the Spring Parade of Homes is Ruby+Suede’s latest design in Minnetonka. The 6,000 sq. ft. home includes 5 bedrooms, 7 bathrooms, and specialized spaces for the modern family. Also featured in the Parade is a remodeled Bloomington bungalow, showcasing Ruby+Suede’s talent for creating beautiful and functional spaces in an existing footprint. Both homes are available for tour. 

With more than two dozen awards and featured in the Twin Cities Parade of Homes, Ruby+Suede comes to market with 17 years of experience designing uniquely tailored spaces. 

Highmark Companies

Highmark is an award-winning custom home builder, remodeler, exteriors, and restorations company serving the Twin Cities metro area. Highmark was founded in 2003 by partners Terry Gaulrapp and Jim Moras. Highmark currently has two homes featured in the Spring 2020 Parade of Homes, and has won dozens of awards for their designs—most recently the 2020 Regional Contractor of the Year award. For more information, visit


Kristen Schammel, Senior Interior Designer, Ruby+Suede, 763-270-7600