Meet Kelly

Owner / President

kelly hemp 

Created SGH:   2008

Address:   5300  Alpine Dr. NW, Suite 240, Ramsey, MN 55303


Phone:   (763) 323-1334  x 1003

Kelly has spent the past 35+ years in the construction industry and has a passion for High Performance construction.  He has been diligent,
intentional, and fortunate to learn about and do many trades within the construction industry, both residential and commercial.  He continues to strive to be a well-rounded, skilled professional, and uses this experience to help others.

Being a believer in focusing on a person’s strengths, he created Solid Ground Homes & Remodeling (SGH) to be an industry leading, General Contracting firm, which now specializes in High Performance construction methods. The emphasis within the company, that makes Solid Ground Homes & Remodeling unique, is the strong ability to build the right teams with key people that create exceptional experiences for clients. In a niche that is underdeveloped, devising processes and ways to accomplish proven results are what High Performance Construction is really focused on.

Kelly has personally been working with high performance, environmentally safe, building materials since 1998. These systems create an excellent shell on a building and are what make real energy efficiency possible. Imparting knowledge that will positively impact the construction community, has fueled Kelly’s enjoyment of educating customers, builders, industry professionals, architects and engineers about ICF, SIP’s, and energy efficient building methods.  He has been a keynote speaker at the Builder’s Association of the Twin Cities, Connex-WI, MN Building Officials Continuing Education, Home Planning Seminars, and other venues.

In his free time, Kelly enjoys spending time with his two children, family and friends. He also enjoys hunting, fishing, four-wheeling, and as many outdoor activities as possible!