About Us

Choosing a new home builder or a newly built home is an exciting time in your life.  Artisan Craft Homes offers 29 years of new home construction experience. We utilize the best ideas and local craftpeople to create your amazing dream before your eyes.  Cool Homes Built in Small Batches.

Our Team

With extensive experience in both the real estate and construction industries, our team is passionate about creating high-quality homes that fit the individual needs, wants and goals for every new home owner.

Ray Yunker


Ray brings 32 years of New Construction experience. From working in his family business to a publicly traded, Fortune 500 builder, Ray’s broad experience and dedication offer an unique foundation for Artisan Craft Homes.

Ray is a Dane County lifelong resident. Ray’s interests include music, waterskiing, craft beer, downhill skiing and snowboarding, fitness, yoga, and cooking, especially on the grill.

DeForest Area High School
University of Wisconsin at Madison BM

Ryel Estes


Ryel is a Madison native, growing up on the near west side. Ryel enjoys CrossFit, running, yoga as well as all the craft beer. She is a great listener and likes helping people achieve their goals. In the first 3 years with Artisan, Ryel has become very attuned to our customers needs, wants and desires.

Madison West High School
Edgewood College BS and MS