“Working with Ripson Homes was a very rewarding experience. Through the whole process, my relationship with Ripson Homes has been great. I am very happy with my home, and would definitely ask them to build my next home.”

- Ray Siciliano,
Sonoran Acres
Home Owner




“The quality and attention to detail definitely shows throughout the entire home. We were extremely impressed…and would definitely have you build future homes for us.”

- Jake & Kristin Gaston

About Ripson Homes


Ripson Homes – The Back Story

With more than two decades of experience in multi-billion dollar real estate investment and development throughout the United States, Michael Ripson harnessed that knowledge and started Ripson Homes in 2002. Mr. Ripson’s goal was simple – to provide the unique opportunity for people to enjoy a home they might not otherwise be able to realize. Based upon that founding principle, Ripson Homes has developed a reputation for creating master dwellings with the distinctive vision of maximizing quality and value, while providing an enjoyable experience abounding in integrity and service. Such is the essence of our very being and our core values: Integrity, Quality, Value and Service. Welcome to Ripson Homes.

Michael Ripson

For a long time, Michael Ripson has worked the dirt. As a boy on his parent’s Iowa farm, Michael busily helped to work the earth, pulling button weeds, sticking thistles and otherwise assisting to grow the corn and beans that would eventually feed families across the globe (and not to fear, there was a goodly amount of wiffle ball with friends and brothers, too). Today, Mike is still toiling the earth – but now he’s building homes for families.

For more than two decades, Michael Ripson has honed his business and real estate skills working for some of the nation’s leading real estate companies, including the Principal Financial Group. In his role as Assistant Managing Director, Real Estate Equities, Mr. Ripson was responsible for a $1.6 billion portfolio of real estate assets. Mr. Ripson’s accountabilities included oversight of the planning, development, construction and management of those real estate assets, as well as oversight of the purchase, sale and leasing of such properties. The investment returns achieved by Mr. Ripson’s oversight of those assets remain virtually unparalleled.

In 2002, Michael Ripson realized his lifelong dream of becoming an entrepreneur when he launched Ripson Homes. His vast understanding of the real estate market coupled with his keen business sense provides clients an opportunity to live in a home they might not otherwise be able to realize. Michael’s passion for seeking out the potential of any given home-site and maximizing its potential from the standpoint of views and finishes is a rare gift for a home builder.

Michael’s philosophy when building any home, Signature or otherwise, is to build it as if he was going to live in it. Each Ripson Home is built with Integrity, Quality, Value and Service.

Mike Ripson is the proud father of his daughter, Angelica. He lives in Scottsdale, Arizona.