Join us at one of our upcoming Design Studio Open Houses (12-4pm)

December 8th | January 12th | January 19th | February 2nd | February 16th

robert thomas homes design studio lakeville mn

At Robert Thomas Homes we have a proven multi-step process of building a new home that is both exciting and rewarding to our clients. Part of this process includes access to our Robert Thomas Homes’ Design Studio and a consultation/design selection meeting with an experienced designer. The design studio allows our clients to get a hands-on look at different options to help personalize their home. Working one-on-one with a dedicated designer allows our clients to create a home that reflects their individualized tastes and personalities. From kitchen countertops to flooring to exterior color selections, the designer(s) provide guidance and suggestions on what selections make the most in a client’s home.


Meet Janelle Rasmussen – With a career spanning over 20 years, Janelle graduated with a B.A. in Interior Design from North Dakota State University. She specializes in new home construction selections for both interior and exterior finishes, as well as merchandising showcase model homes. Janelle has won many local awards and holds a National Merchandising Award from the National Association of Home Builders for her work. Clients enjoy working with Janelle, not only because of her industry experience and knowledge but because she takes a consultative approach in creating homes suited for each homeowner. She first takes time to understand a client’s needs and priorities, and then makes professional recommendations based on their desires. In Janelle’s spare time she enjoys gardening, floral design, golfing, and entertaining guests at her own home. She resides in suburban St. Paul with her husband and two daughters, who have their own creative and artistic energies.


Robert Thomas Homes Design Studio - Lakeville, MNMeet Gail Dougherty –  Working the last 25+ years as an award-winning designer in new construction with residential home builders, Gail enjoys working one-on-one with clients, assisting them in creating a well-designed living space that reflects the client’s personality while working with their budget. She believes her clients should enjoy the entire process of creating their new living environment. Gail started her college years in art education to become an art teacher and finished in the Interior Design program at the University of Minnesota. Gail stays current on style trends through continual education with her association with American Society of Interior Design (ASID) and National Kitchen & Bath Association (NKBA). In her spare time, Gail enjoys kayaking and biking. She also has a passion for giving back to youth, our future community leaders. For over 15 years, Gail has served as a Founding Board Member of a local non-profit, Eastview Community Foundation (EVCF) which provides scholarships to high school seniors to assist in the pursuit of higher education. Each spring, Gail enjoys watching the smiling faces of 130+ graduates as they receive their EVCF scholarship.


Take a Virtual Tour of the Design Studio!

DRIVING DIRECTIONS TO DESIGN STUDIO: I-35 South to Co. Rd. 46; East to Pilot Knob Road; South to 170th Street; East to Brandtjen Farm Drive; Robert Thomas Homes’ Design Studio on left (White Farmhouse)

16995 Brandtjen Farm Drive | Lakeville, MN | 55044 (Located at Spirit of Brandjten Farm Neighborhood)