About Ripson Homes

Ripson Homes  |  The Back Story

With more than a decade 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. Michael’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.

Ripson Homes is a family-owned company, operated by Michael and Anastasia Ripson.

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, Michael is still toiling the earth – but now he’s building homes for families.

For more than three 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, Michael was responsible for a $1.6 billion portfolio of real estate assets. Michael’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 Michael’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 homebuilder.

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.

Anastasia Ripson

Anastasia was born and raised in the Chicagoland area. She moved to Arizona in the late 90’s to attend Arizona State University where she received a BA in business administration. She has earned an MBA in Sustainability, as well as a PhD in Global Business Sustainability.

Anastasia has extensive experience in sales and marketing by virtue of her leadership in these fields while working for multi-national corporations. She has been blessed to have extensively traveled the world.

Her travels have given her a unique perspective to appreciate the nuances of the world’s luxuries. She brings this distinctive perspective to Ripson Homes.

“The quality and attention to detail definitely shows throughout the entire home. We are extremely impressed…” ~ Jake and Kristin Gaston

“From site selection to framing to finishes, the ability and insight the Ripson Homes team demonstrated was priceless.” ~ Tom & Tracy Wendorf

“They helped us select the perfect lot for our custom home, and then provided invaluable advice during the design phase in order to situate our home just right to maximize the views.” ~ Tom & Tracy Wendorf

“They helped us select the perfect lot for our custom home, and then provided invaluable advice during the design phase in order to situate our home just right to maximize the views.” ~ Tom & Tracy Wendorf

“Ripson Homes' unwavering dedication to quality is only surpassed by a clear and concise plan which leaves no room for confusion or doubt.” ~ Tex Stiff

“Ripson Homes' unwavering dedication to quality is only surpassed by a clear and concise plan which leaves no room for confusion or doubt.” ~ Tex Stiff

“Ripson Homes' unwavering dedication to quality is only surpassed by a clear and concise plan which leaves no room for confusion or doubt.” ~ Tex Stiff

“No matter what builder you use, there are going to be issues that arise after you move in. The key in my mind is how the builder handles those issues. We were extremely impressed with your responsiveness.” ~  Jake & Kristin Gaston

“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

“They helped us select the perfect lot for our custom home, and then provided invaluable advice during the design phase in order to situate our home just right to maximize the views.” ~ Tom & Tracy Wendorf

“Ripson Homes’ quality and service continued even after the home was built. I couldn’t believe the level of follow-up service. If there was a problem, it was fixed. I got calls months later to ask if things were ok. Now that’s service.” ~ Ray Siciliano, Sonoran Acres Home Owner

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