Meet the Team - Rob Zehnder

We’re excited to introduce our Purchasing Manager, Rob Zehnder! He’s a vital part of our team, as he manages all the selection pricing for our clients and assists at the job sites.

Get to know Rob a little bit more…

Name/Nickname: Robert/Rob

Job Title: Purchasing Manager

Where I’m From: Truman MN - I graduated from Gustavus.

Favorite thing about my job: Seeing new trends and new ideas. I like being a part of building something special to our clients.

My favorite housing trend currently: Reclaimed material

Favorite Food: Steak, biscuits and gravy, milk, cheese

What are 4 things you can’t live without? My truck, dairy products, weekends, & my dog Smokey

When I’m not working, you’ll find me… Working on my house, at the lake, spending time with friends, family, and my fiance’ Sara.

Rob & his fiance, Sara

Rob & his fiance, Sara


Meet the Team - Megan Prager

Introducing Megan Prager! Our rockstar Office Manager here at Zehnder Homes. She is responsible for all things accounts receivable & payable, and keeps our office running smoothly on the daily.

Get to know Megan a little better...

Megan Prager -at ZH I’m more known by my last name, "Prager" :)

Job Title:
Office Manager

Where I’m From:
Swanville –  A tiny town in central Minnesota, where we have a lot of turkey farmers. I currently reside in Rockford with my husband, Dusty, my dog, Rocky, and coming in January - Baby Prager!

Favorite thing about my job:
The atmosphere, my co-workers, and the flexibility of daily tasks.

My favorite housing trend currently:
I really like the look of shiplap and barnwood!

Favorite Food:
Avocado, spinach, chicken, strawberry salad…and pizza.

What are 3 things you can’t live without?
My dog Rocky, a pony tail, and running shoes.

When I’m not working, you’ll find me…
On a lake or doing some sort of outdoor activity.

Megan & Her Husband, Dusty, On the coast of france.

Megan & Her Husband, Dusty, On the coast of france.


Apple Orchard Fun

Apple Orchards are full of fun fall activities for all ages!


No matter where you live in the twin cities or suburbs, there is an apple orchard close to you. Not only do they have sweet, delicious, fresh treats for you to sample, pick, or buy, but most have a variety of fun activities for everyone in the family to do too!

A few of the activities we enjoy are the corn pit, petting zoo, corn mazes, kid rides, apple cannons, and of course the apples! So if your looking for a fun fall activity to do with the family you should check out some of Zehnder Home’s favorite apple orchards listed below.

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Apple Jack Orchards
4875 37th St SE, Delano, MN

LuceLine Orchard
2755 Rose Ave, Watertown, MN

Pine Tree Apple Orchard
450 Apple Orchard Rd, White Bear Lake, MN

Minnesota Harvest Orchard
8251 Old Hwy 169 Blvd, Jordan, MN


What is your favorite apple orchard in the Twin Cities area?

Meet the Team - Megan Schwartz

Introducing Megan Schwartz, our Project Coordinator here at Zehnder Homes.

She makes sure all of our homeowner's selections are finalized, assists our interior designer & office staff with tasks throughout the day, and she is the main contact for any warranty items that come up after closing. Megan assists our Zehnder Homes team to ensure the build process is smooth & enjoyable for our homeowners.

Get to know Megan a little better...

Megan Schwartz - I'm known around the ZH office as "Schwartz" or "Schwartzy"

Job Title:
Project Coordinator

Where I’m From:
I grew up in Maple Grove, MN but currently reside in St. Michael with my husband, Daniel, & my dog, Dexter!

Favorite thing about my job:
I love seeing a client's vision come to life. From ideas to the final product - it's so rewarding to see it all come together.

My favorite housing trend currently:
I am loving the brass comeback! Whether it be plumbing fixtures, hardware, or light fixtures - it's such a fun way to dress up a space without a huge commitment to the trend for years to come.

Favorite Food:
Anything with potatoes or breakfast foods (french toast, pancakes, cinnamon rolls, the list goes on...)

What are 3 things you can’t live without?
My dog, Dexter, my cellphone, and my cozy bed

When I’m not working, you’ll find me…
Visiting family in Crosslake or Milwaukee, out on the lake, or at a meat raffle with my husband, friends, & family!

Megan with her husband, Daniel, and dog, Dexter.

Megan with her husband, Daniel, and dog, Dexter.


Room of the Month - 59th Avenue Kitchen


Rustic Farmhouse meets Modern Day conveniences. This beautiful kitchen was so much fun to design with our clients. Now, we'd like to share more of the details of this comfortable yet stylish space with you!

This center island is perfect for a busy family or entertaining guests! It's soft blue/gray enamel brings a pop of color without being too overwhelming. The island was designed to have the stools tuck under, creating a seamless look. The end panels offer a cross detail - which we love. The warmth of the butcher block countertop makes the space feel comfortable & casual. This island houses the farmhouse sink, dishwasher, & microwave drawer. A farmhouse sink wouldn't be complete without a beautifully classic faucet. 

Perimeter Cabinets
These cabinets provide function & style! Shaker style cabinetry frames a beautiful custom wood hood. A large slide in range is made for a gourmet chef! Lighted glass upper cabinets offer a space for displaying decor & bring a touch a elegance to a casual space. Hiding in the perimeter cabinetry is a secret entryway - you heard me right! Open the pantry doors to reveal an oversized walk-in pantry!  

Beverage Station
The perfect place to hydrate or grab a snack! This beverage station features a custom-paneled beverage fridge, floating wood shelves, and beautiful subway tile to the ceiling! We love the contrast of the floating wood shelves against the white cabinets. These shelves also help to tie in the butcher block island countertop perfectly!

This kitchen truly just makes us feel at home. It is so inviting, warm, & comfortable! What is your favorite part of this room? 

New Edina Lot - Available for a Custom Build!

We've just purchased a beautiful .65 acre, 300' deep, wooded lot in Edina that we are excited to offer to you for a Custom Build!

We wanted to share a few photos of the lot available - just picture your dream home in this setting!

Interested in learning more about this lot, or about building with Zehnder Homes? Give us a call - we'd love to talk with you about how we can make your dreams a reality.


Contact us today for your private walkthrough of the lot!
Zehnder Homes, Inc.
(763) 204-8114