MEET THE BUILDER
Michael Christensen has been in the construction industry since 1993. He began working as a residential framer in the suburbs of Chicago. Framing post and beam houses, as well as conventional framed homes, he quickly realized his true passion.
He owned a residential remodeling company for over 5 years. At the same time, he attended Northern Illinois University, where he earned a degree in engineering.
He had always dreamed of moving out west. He was immediately hired by a large, respected structural engineering firm in Arizona. While working at the firm, he also built spec homes after receiving his General Contractor’s license in 2002.
His job duties as a structural engineer included the structural design of residential homes up to 17,000 square feet, and commercial buildings made of concrete, steel, wood, and masonry up to 3 stories. His duties also included structural building inspections in numerous city jurisdictions.
In 2004, he decided to follow his passion of building houses full time. His Midwest work ethic combined with his integrity, professionalism, and experience make the heart of his company, Peak One Builders. He enjoys the various challenges that come with building a new home. He listens to what a homeowner wants, and will do whatever it takes to bring their ideas to fruition. With his guidance, planning, and expertise, you can rest assured that you are in good hands from day one.
One major benefit of working with a small company, in addition to being treated like family, is the time you are able to spend directly with the builder. Whether a quick chat to go over minor details on the phone, or sitting down whenever needed to discuss changes, plans, or concerns, Peak One Builders will be available when it is most convenient for you.
Peak One Builders pay attention to detail, no matter how casual or extravagant the home they are building might be. Mike encourages ideas and input throughout the entire building process. He builds each home as if he were going to move in it himself. When asked what his favorite, and perhaps most overlooked aspect of design is, he will probably laugh and tell you ceilings. “A unique ceiling not only gives a great wow-factor, but it can also inspire people to think outside the box they may be living in within their own lives. Nothing brings me more satisfaction than creating a space where people can relax and be comfortable. It feels really great to know I had a part in that. A home shouldn’t be just a place to store your things, it should be a place where you want to spend your time.”
Mike’s First Car – 1968 Firebird Convertible Mike’s First Concert – Don Henley
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Gina Muré Christensen was born in Chicago and moved to Arizona in 1987. Besides helping promote and market for Peak One Builders, she is a brand partner at Vemma Corporation, works with horses, gives riding lessons, entertains with her trick pony at childrens’ parties, and acts.
Gina and her dogs, Chloe and Sox, volunteer for a pet-visitation therapy program called Pets on Wheels Scottsdale. She loves to see the residents in the health care center light up when Chloe and Sox arrive to spend time with them.
Gina has always been passionate about health and wellness as she has had nine pacemakers so far in her life due to a rare heart condition. One of her goals is to share her story with more heart patients and inspire them to live their lives to the fullest.
Gina’s First Car – 1979 El Camino Gina’s First Concert – Don Henley
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A native of Los Angeles, California, Luis moved to the Valley in the summer of 1998 after graduating from Roosevelt High School. He attended Universal Technical Institute in Phoenix where he earned an Associate’s degree in Computer Aided Drafting & Design Technology in October of 1999 and soon thereafter he began his career working as a Construction Document specialist with a local design firm.
During his time working in the Architecture and Construction industries, he has gained valuable knowledge and experience in many facets Including: Coordinating and managing projects, working first hand with clients on many residential and commercial projects as well as working with different City jurisdictions.
After years of working side by side with Architects, Engineers & General Contractors, Luis began working as a sub-contractor for Peak One Builders in Early 2012 and in the summer of 2014 he officially became a member of the Peak One family. Luis is also currently pursuing his dream of becoming a Licensed Registered Architect in Arizona, and he is also expanding his knowledge in the ever changing world of CAD and 3D modeling.
In his time away from the office, he and his wife Olivia enjoy spending time together as well as with friends & family, whether at home or going out. They also share the joy of watching their beloved 49ers on Sundays.
First car: 1987 Ford Thunderbird First Concert: U2
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Pete Stahura is originally from Gary, Indiana. He learned the Carpentry trade from one of his older brothers in New York, during the summers while attending University. In 1992 he escaped the cold of the Mid-West by moving to Phoenix.
In the 25 years he has been living in Phoenix, he has worked in both the Residential and Commercial fields. His background has allowed him to successfully transition from Carpenter to Foreman to Superintendent to Project Manager to Safety Director to Director of Construction to Vice President of Construction/Operations.
When not at work, Pete spends as much time as possible with his two children, his girl-friend, his dog, and his cat. He enjoys trips to events, concerts, destinations, campsites, and to visit his scattered family. He loves riding his motorcycle as much as weather allows. Next bucket list item is to travel abroad.
His first car was a 1985 Ford Escort. First concert was Kool and the Gang.
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