about us.

        • The Home Collective was started with one purpose in mind: to help Rochester locals transform their homes into a space they can truly call home and make the process as easy as possible.

    • We strongly believe in doing work with passion, integrity, and authenticity. We go above and beyond to do right by our customers. We’re happy when you’re happy.
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consultants, not salespeople.

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Here at the Home Collective, everyone on the team is a Rochester local, so our customers are our neighbors. Neighbors look out for each other. And that’s what we’re here to do.

We aren’t here to take your money and run. Our #1 priority is to create a seamless and positive experience for anyone who walks through our door as we guide them through the process of home remodeling or renovation.

meet the team.

todd wickre.

General Manager

Todd grew up here in Rochester and graduated from Mayo High School. He drew inspiration and a desire to join this industry from flipping and renovating his personal real estate; he now finds joy in helping clients transform their homes and add value to their own real estate. In his free time, he loves to spend time either traveling or at home with his amazing wife Mel and super sweet daughter Harlow. Todd loves outdoor activities like golf and fishing, and he really enjoys music and sports. He and Mel both love to spend time with their friends and families, and they utilize live concerts as an avenue to travel and see our beautiful country.

nate metzger.

General Manager

Nate has a beautiful wife, Judy, and three little monsters: Theo, Elsie, and Ty. He loves being part of a team that cares for its clients at every level. He is constantly striving to always give our customers the best experience throughout their project.

amanda fordham.

Lead Designer

Previously a social worker, Amanda has spent the last fifteen years pouring her heart and soul into incorporating safety into people’s homes – but for as long as she can remember, she has always had a passion for interior design. She is so excited to now be pouring that energy and heart space into creating beauty in people’s homes. She is a proud law enforcement wife and a mama to five babes. On the rare occasion she has some down time, you can find her with an iced coffee in one hand and a paintbrush in the other, breathing new life into old furniture pieces. Her favorite design style is traditional; she likes to start with a neutral base with mixed-in elements of modernity, coziness, and warmth to create a homey and welcoming feel. 

chelsea jepsen.

Design Consultant

Chelsea is new to the Home Collective family as she decided to chase a dream of hers to work in a creative field within interior design. When she and her husband aren’t busy chasing their two kids around, they’re either working on a house project or whipping up some delicious food! Food + design are two things that makes her heart beat.

kelly harbal.

Lead Cabinet Designer

Kelly grew up in Owatonna where she met her husband, James. Kelly is a proud National Guard wife, a mom of two, Korben and Clara, and a surrogate mom. She found her passion for design in her middle school Industrial Tech class. Kelly went on to pursue a degree in Architectural Drafting and Design. She has a background of 10+ years of experience in Kitchen Design. In her free time, she enjoys biking and going to the movies with her family.

austin robertson.

Project Manager

Austin grew up in the Rochester, Minnesota area but is a huge Green Bay Packers fan. He has roughly ten years of home renovation experience and loves the process of buying and flipping homes in the Rochester area. He has a passion for being able to walk the customer through the home renovation process and being available to answer any questions you might have. In his free time, he loves spending time with his wife Hailey and their two fur babies Max and Ollie. 

rick ties.

Operations / Project Manager

Rick has 43 years of sales and flooring installation experience. He has lived in Rochester for 38 years. He’s married to his high school sweetheart and and is a proud dad of seven. Rick’s love for wrestling runs deep and keeps him involved in his community.

kasey metzger.

Design Consultant

Kasey is one of our designers and started working for the Home Collective when it was just Nate and Todd at our old downtown location. She has loved getting to experience seeing so many projects coming to life and the joy it brings to homeowners. When she’s not at work, she’s chasing her three kids around, enjoying a good book, or relaxing with friends and family.

noah metzger.

Countertop Specialist

Noah has experience as a countertop installer, which helps him address questions that our clients have throughout the decision-making process. In his free time, he likes to spend time with his beautiful bride Kasey and their three children, skateboard, and ride his Harley!

melissa ha.

Logistics / Project Manager

Melissa is a native Texan who moved here in May of 2019 with her high school sweetheart, Chris, and their son, Alden. They are now proud parents of three babes, all three and under: Alden, Emersyn, and their newest addition, Kinley. She has a background in education, which has lent her the necessary tools to fully step into her role at Home Collective as our Logistics and Projects Manager. She absolutely loves the team we have built here at HC and thoroughly enjoys making the process go as smooth as possible for our team and our clients. In her free time, you can typically find Melissa on a soccer field, in a local coffee shop, hanging out with their kids, or in Texas to see family and friends!

jon ryan.


Jon’s background is in real estate and rehabbing properties in the Rochester area. He’s also the broker/owner of Dwell Realty Group in Rochester, which operates in single-family, commercial, and multi-family property. His home life consists of his lovely wife Kelsey, oldest daughter Charlotte, middle daughter Julia, and youngest is their son Vander.

cordie walker.


Cordie grew up in the Rochester area; after spending a few years in Jacksonville, Florida, he moved back to Rochester with his wife, Katherine, and their two young boys. He has a background in marketing and business as an agency owner and entrepreneur. He now works in the local Rochester area with Jon on a number of projects that bring together real estate and construction. When he finds some free time, you can probably find him out on a local golf course practicing his swing.

how we started.

It all started with a conversation around a campfire and some late night logo ideas.

Jon and Cordie started the Flooring Collective in 2017 with the goal of bringing a completely different flavor of a “trades” store to the Rochester market.

They’re very excited about the 2020 acquisition of the countertop and cabinet side of the business to be able to offer more to their awesome clients!

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