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The RCH Custom Home Contractor Team

Raymond Reading

Owner, Director, and Licensed General Contractor of RCH Custom Homes

After growing up in Hawley, Raymond graduated from the University of Minnesota, Crookston, in 1996. Raymond initially worked for NRCS/USDA as a conservation project manager, and one of his primary tasks was managing some of the nation’s largest land restoration projects, located in Northern Minnesota. After working for several years in land conservation, use and management, Raymond began to work in the private sector as a real estate and land management professional, establishing Agassiz Land Management, Inc. and becoming a licensed real estate agent. Raymond became the owner and broker of Hawley Realty and Xtreme Trophy Properties in 2010. Raymond managed his first residential construction project in 2002.

RCH Custom Homes was developed soon after, and rapidly grew into a successful home building company. Raymond prides himself on being a home contractor that provides attentive customer service, professional management, and quality project work. Hunting is also a passion of Raymond’s, and he loves to spend his summer evenings on the lake with his wife Lynn and their seven children.

Shawn Justesen

RCH General Manager and RCH Home & Design Manager

Shawn works closely on a daily basis with Raymond on every RCH project.  He is responsible for working with individualized project budgets and walking our customers through the various finish options available to them, inside and out.  Shawn works directly with clients and facilitates their project finish selections, guiding them through their personalized decision making process to help match their personal design style to their project budgets.

Having grown up in West Fargo, ND, Shawn attended Mayville State University, attaining a degree in business education in 1998.  Shawn then moved to San Antonio, Texas, where he served as a high school teacher for five years.  In 2005, Shawn moved back to Minnesota with his family and settled in Hawley, MN, with Shawn entering the construction industry.  After Shawn and his wife, Chastity, built their home with RCH Custom Homes in 2015, Raymond recognized in Shawn a strong work ethic, an intelligent problem solving ability, a keen eye for detail, and interpersonal strengths which match the predominant personality style of RCH Custom Homes staff.  Raymond invited Shawn to join the RCH home contractor family, and Shawn accepted.  We count Shawn as a welcome addition.  Shawn and Chastity have three children.  When not spending his free time with his family attending school and sports activities, Shawn can frequently be found golfing or watching Minnesota sports, being an avid Vikings, Timberwolves, Wild, and (especially) a Twins fan.  Shawn and his family also enjoy relaxing in our lakes area with extended family.

Mike Byrne

Field Project Manager

Mike works closely with Shawn and Stacey to make sure all RCH projects are progressing forward. Mike is out on-site monitoring and tracking the progress of each new build. Since he is out in the field, he handles a majority of communication between subcontractors and the RCH home contractor team to ensure quality in every project. He also possesses a wide variety of construction skills that allow him to fix problems and complete tasks himself as they arise. 

Mike is originally from Grand Forks, ND and after some time in Washington, he and his wife found themselves back in the North Dakota/Minnesota area. Mike has 4 daughters and 6 grandchildren that keep him busy when he is not at work. He likes to fish, hunt, golf, and read. 


Stacey Morris


Born and raised in San Diego, California, Stacey brings a unique and fresh approach to Design. At a young age, she proudly interned underneath her mother with The Exclusive Touch, a family interior design business. She developed a natural love for creating interior spaces that make people feel good. Many residential projects were obviously influenced by the coastal surroundings, but the diversity of Downtown San Diego and the rural inland communities allowed her to explore more modern and rustic approaches to design as well.

Stacey’s genuine ability to communicate and listen to her clients’ needs and her easy-going disposition makes her an attractive choice and a joy to work with. Her goal is to ensure that the fundamental design and materials used are classic, timeless and perfect for the space. She has enjoyed building many friendships and maintaining solid client relationships since moving here 7 years ago and is happiest enjoying all of what Minnesota has to offer, especially fishing and boating with her husband and children. She also has a great passion for cooking and enjoys preparing traditional family heirloom recipes with her daughter and loves creating new recipes for friends and family to try on a regular basis.


For more information or to request a free consultation call 218-790-1468.

Contractor #

MN- BC 724599
Licensed and Insured


2343 US Hwy 10

Detroit Lakes, MN 56501