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Zeke Fricke

Zeke Fricke

Founder and Head of Operations 

Zeke has more than 15 years in the carpentry trade, including building and selling a successful Twin Cities business in 2006 (EZ Home Solutions).


Co-founding HyggeHus in 2015, formerly known as Creative Carpentry, he is driven by the creative projects and possibilities of building, with plans to build unique, small and eco conscious homes around the world. Father of two, an avid dog and nature lover, Zeke takes his love of family and the outdoors into his vision of business.

Shelley Furlong

Shelley Furlong

Founder and Creative Director

Shelley has over 6 years of experience in managing an office and crew. Her interest in eco friendly homes and decreasing our footprint has developed a love for tiny house living and utilitarian and naturalistic design. When not working, she can be found crafting with her two kids and thinking up the next big idea with Zeke. 


McKenzie Nicholson (Kenzie)

Interior Designer

Kenzie is graduate of Century College with a degree in Interior Design. One of her favorite parts of being an Interior Designer is the beautiful transformation and the happiness it brings the homeowner!

When not working or in school, she can be found exploring the outdoors and going on spontaneous adventures. One of her favorite places she's traveled to is the Sequoia National Park.

"I love sunrises and sunsets. I am not a morning person so I definitely see more sunsets than I do sunrises.

I am a plant lover, yet still in the progress of becoming a qualified plant keeper.

Last but not least, I am a big packer fan!"


Carolyn Cismoski

Project Coordinator

Prior to embarking into the construction industry, Carolyn apprenticed on a farm for a couple of years in California She then rented a parcel of land in close proximity to her hometown and established an organic farm within the suburban suburbs of Chicago, focusing primarily on seed preservation. Through her relentless pursuit of new experiences and knowledge, Carolyn has acquired proficiency in diverse industries, earning her the title of 'Jane-of-All-Trades'. During her leisure time, when not engrossed in overseeing the multifaceted intricacies of a remodeling undertaking, she avidly engages in activities such as traversing the Superior Trail or  invigorating polar plunges into Lake Superior. 

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