Development and Design
Our team has put their design expertise to work drawing many award-winning commercial, agricultural, multi-housing and single-family building plans. Our lead designer was selected to develop plans for the home featured on ABC's Extreme Makeover: Home Edition. Our team excels at planning structures that make the best use of lot size and location, while creating phenomenal curb appeal. Our diverse projects boast a core competency of designing, managing and executing successful projects with a dedicated team respected and praised by customers for our veracity. We believe reputation can dictate success; our clients attest to our integrity stamped on each project, from start to finish.
With more than 25 years experience in real estate development and project management, our vast realm of projects range from agriculture, to private equity investing, to commercial construction. Envision has owned and/or managed more than 1,100 construction projects, with gross sales in excess of $100 million. We've secured capital to leverage investment projects nationwide, such as oil field equipment, hotel/commercial construction and land development.
President & Founder, Brian Gruis
Brian Gruis has a proven track record of cultivating venture capitalists at local, regional, and national levels to create diverse and profitable portfolios. His team acquired a $25M green energy contract involving rooftop solar projects throughout the Province of Ontario, Canada. Other current projects include: designing, owning and managing agri-business properties, and acquiring investment rental properties. He also recently completed an award-winning, master planned, 160-unit town home community.
Brian served as president and co-owner of Signature Homes and Properties in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. The company became the largest builder in the state, with an aggressive sales and marketing team grossing sales of more than $18 million annually, overseeing the construction process from raw land development to fully mature neighborhoods of commercial buildings and/or, single / multi-family homes. The company was selected by ABC Television’s "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition" to manage and construct a home in just 106 hours. His team exceeded expectations by initiating marketing and media relations to secure more than $1 million in donations. The show boasted the largest viewing audience ever (compared to other episodes) at 20 million viewers worldwide.
His tenure in the real estate development industry affords him the ability to identify and acquire profitable investment opportunities. He has organized and managed investment groups that have successfully gleaned double digit ROI year after year.