RACHAEL BOYER, MBA – PRESIDENT & CEO
Rachael Boyer is a results-oriented, transformational leader, and business executive with more than 20 years of experience in construction, healthcare, and numerous industries. Rachael’s entrepreneurial spirit has allowed her to develop several businesses and brands from origination across a variety of industries. Rachael’s passion for the construction industry has been built on the foundation of excellence with the customer at the center of the experience, and the framework of passion to transform vision to reality.
In her 20 years of healthcare experience, Rachael transitioned from a clinical provider as a Physician Assistant in General Surgery to the Vice President of Operations of a large healthcare system in the Upper Midwest. At the same time as she was building her healthcare career, Rachael was a serial entrepreneur and started several businesses within the construction and real estate industry. Rachael also combined her construction-related business and industry knowledge with healthcare to lead several multi-million-dollar expansion and renovation initiatives, including the design and build of the first hybrid interventional suite in the Upper Midwest, and only the third in the United States.
Rachael’s diverse background has resulted in her being recognized as a dynamic and knowledgeable business woman in the construction industry with the expert ability to strategically design and transform environments in a timely and cost-effective manner. Rachael’s true passion resides in the opportunity to serve her customers by guiding them through the transformation of their home, while allowing the customer to enjoy the ups and downs of the remodeling process. Although business and success drive Rachael’s enjoyment in life, her true passion resides in her role as a wife of 27 years and mother of an amazing 14-year-old son who has already professionally authored, published and become a #1 International best selling author of an adventure-action novel, Island Games: Mystery of the Four Quadrants; and has established his own corporation to inspire individuals with the same passion for reading and writing. Additionally, Rachael is closely connected and involved with multiple national and community organizations. She is a member of CEO Space International, National Association of Professional Women, Home Builder’s Association, Moorhead Business Association, the100, inc., sponsor for community youth sports teams, has served on local school boards, and has volunteered with numerous community organizations.
KIRBY KASSENBORG – PROJECT MANAGER
With over thirty years in the remodeling and construction business, Kirby Kassenborg is a knowledgeable, experienced project manager and craftsman. Kirby’s passion for the construction industry began in 1986, when he attended Moorhead State Community and Technical College’s two-year carpentry course. After graduating in 1988, Kirby started working for a local remodeler where he gathered extensive knowledge in remodeling. In October of 1991, Kirby had the opportunity to join Bob Footit Sr.’s team – resulting in a position that lasted for fourteen years. During his time with Bob Footit Sr. Construction team, Kirby oversaw multi-million-dollar new construction projects, further developing a reputation for quality and unparalleled attention to detail.
In May of 2005, Kirby started his own company – and Kassenborg Construction was born. For another fourteen years Kirby successfully ran this new construction and remodeling business, further developing his impressive resume and completing projects that exceeded industry standards for both quality and design. In June of 2019 Kirby joined the team at The Home Authority, Inc. and has become an integral part of the company as Project Manager.
Kirby’s role at The Home Authority, Inc. involves keeping the various projects flowing and running smoothly and efficiently. He is the point of contact for the team members, keeps each job site clean and organized, and ensures the clients are happy and excited with the entire process – from day one to the day they move back in.
While Kirby would describe his work-related passion as remodeling and transforming homes for families into places that best suit their unique lifestyles, his greatest joy can be found in his family. Kirby is married and has adult twin daughters, with two grandkids (and one on the way!). Being with family is Kirby’s favorite way to spend his time. Being outdoors is another highlight, specifically playing golf in the Spring and Summer and Bowling in the Fall and Winter.
The Home Authority is excited to partner with Kirby in his role with the company and the team is grateful for his expertise and professionalism that is demonstrated on each project.
KRIS SAILER – DIRECTOR OF DESIGN
When it comes to all things home design, Kris has a foundation and passion in creating spaces that speak to individual homeowners that spans decades. Her ability to work one on one with families is rooted in her degree in education. Taking homeowners on a journey to crafting homes that work for them both functionally and aesthetically is in and of itself a lesson – one that Kris handles with skill and ease. Rather than further her career in education specifically, Kris chose to start a design and fabrication service that allowed her to be home with her kids while still furthering a career she truly loved.
For over 20 years Kris has been repurposing furniture and mastering the craft of upholstery. What is considered a dying art, Kris’s eye for upholstering furniture is a treasured talent that lends itself beautifully to her passion for home design. Kris has an uncanny ability to take a space and transform it into something that both honors its roots and updates it to the taste of the family living in it. Whether it be a friend’s nursery, a client’s need for updated and reupholstered dining chairs, or a family’s desire for a home that speaks to each personality living inside it – Kris navigates each design demographic with ease.
In July of 2020, Kris joined the team at The Home Authority, Inc. Her official title is Director of Design – meaning that Kris will be working with each and every remodel and new build client to ensure each space speaks to the aesthetic the homeowner desires. She will guide each family through the selections process, helping choose flooring, wall colors, cabinet finishes, and so much more. With an eye for design that is innate and cannot be taught – Kris’s expertise is truly invaluable. When asked about her favorite element of design, Kris said she loves the personality that shines through when working with clients on design – and the fact that there is no right or wrong answer when it comes to bringing your dream home to life! Seeing people get excited about their spaces is the greatest reward.
Kris would describe her work-related passions as home design and home transformation. Outside of her work with The Home Authority, Inc. Kris can be found spending time with her family, travelling, gardening, cooking, and spending time in her studio working on projects for her own home! She loves to remodel and repurpose within her own spaces, and takes the inspiration and skill she draws from these personal projects and incorporates them into the work she does with The Home Authority, Inc.
We are overjoyed to welcome Kris aboard The Home Authority, Inc. team and know you will enjoy working with her and incorporating her wealth of talent into your home remodel and new build projects!
CREATING ONE-OF-A-KIND EXPERIENCE
The Home Authority, Inc. was created with one fundamental goal: Make your home remodel experience the absolute best it can be. To us, this means holding your hand throughout the process – guiding you from design concepts to moving your things back into your transformed space. Thanks to our sister company, The Coatings Authority, every finish completed through The Home Authority remodeling process will be applied seamlessly. Our team of trusted professionals work tirelessly to provide you a renovated space that not only looks incredible, it delivers unparalleled quality – no matter the size of the project or budget. By taking the stress out of the remodeling process, you can focus on your day to day life and let us handle every aspect of the project.
I have always loved working with clients to bring their remodel concepts to like. It is the people we work with, and the lasting relationships we develop, that makes this work so fulfilling. Creating rooms and spaces in our clients’ homes that they truly love makes the process indescribably rewarding.
— Rachael Boyer
The Home Authority Inc. is a family owned business, and we extend this family-centric approach into every aspect of what we do. When you work with us, you are working with a trusted resource that will provide you guidance every step of the way. This is your home – a space that reflects you and your family – and our involvement in it is something we do not take lightly. We will make your remodel experience enjoyable, and the final result something you will fall in love with again and again.
LET'S START THE CONVERSATION
We would love to hear from you! Contact us today to get started with your unique remodel project, and let us show you how we can transform any space in your home into a place that delivers the design and quality you are dreaming of.