Back in 1978, a young and entrepreneurial Charlie Sauter started "Sauter Home Improvement and Repair" in his hometown of Lindstrom, Minnesota.

A key moment occurred in 1986, when Charlie had the opportunity to work on a new home project in the Twin Cities with a company called The Swedish Housing Group. It was here that he was exposed to Swedish building methods that highlighted energy efficiency, indoor air quality, and durability.  He was intrigued at how they effectively integrated innovative technologies and construction techniques into a beautiful home.

While in the Cities, Charlie became an accomplished musician, having honed his bass-playing skills as a first-call bassist in the Minneapolis music market, playing jazz, R&B, and rock with many regionally well known artists.

Charlie and his family moved to the beautiful Northwoods of Wisconsin, founding Sauter Builders in 1995 with the goal of continuing the same tradition of quality home construction Charlie had seen in The Swedish Housing Group. 

Sauter Builders, Inc. in Boulder Junction has grown steadily through the years. Charlie's creative eye for design and strong knowledge of building science laid the foundation for a successful business - offering clients a personal approach to beautiful new home designs, and problem-solving existing design challenges to create functional, stunning, and distinctive living spaces.  

Charlie attributes much of his enthusiasm for design to his passion for playing music. He appreciates the artistic nature and unique issues inherent in both music and home design.

Charlie loves the creative process in designing new homes and re-visioning existing homes, and particularly enjoys the challenge of integrating new technologies and patterns of living into a home while preserving the building's historic and/or architectural integrity.

He looks forward to offering his creative and innovative services to homeowners and builders in the Central Wisconsin area.