Only a local builder can be with you every step of the way. Slate Ridge Homes is dedicated to providing a great home buying experience from the day you start your new home selection until well after closing. To prove our loyalty to you we offer a one-year Warranty on each and every home we sell. Our post-closing services include both 30 days and 1 year follow ups. We will personally walk through your home with you to ensure that you’re fully satisfied with the home that we’ve built for you. Slate Ridge Homes offers such a proactive follow up process to its clients because we’re committed not only to our homes but also to our clients who live in them.
Gerry Holzapfel, owner of Slate Ridge Homes, has been in the construction industry for over 30 years. Gerry entered the construction industry as a remodeling contractor in Long Island, New York. With countless remodels and home building projects on the east coast, Gerry brings his expertise and style to Southern Utah. Since coming to Southern Utah he has constructed or remodeled over 350 homes in Utah, Nevada and Arizona.
Gerry has been with his wife Kathy for over 30 years. They are the proud parents of two amazing boys, Gerard and John. They have taught their boys to enjoy life and work hard to achieve their goals.
Kathy has been a big part of Slate Ridge Homes and has enjoyed working with Gerry on the design aspect of each home. Together they make your design choices easy and fun.
With an education in business management and trade skills, Gerry can have your home built quickly, efficiently and affordably.
Gerry and Kathy are members of Southern Utah Home Builders Association and Gerry was on the Board of Directors. They have been in the Parade of Homes and have volunteered time for the construction of the Doctors free clinic, the Lindsey Project and the Boy Scout Pavilion. They serve on many committees including the Parade of Homes committee.
Your new home is a substantial investment, and Gerry takes that responsibility very seriously. He feels that doing the job right the first time saves time and money. We use only the finest materials and sub-contractors in the Southern Utah area. We make sure, through design and creativity, that all your needs and wants are in your new home.
Your design or ours . . your lot or ours . . . with Slate Ridge Homes building your home, you can relax and leave the building to us.
Gerry was born and raised in Long Island, New York. He comes from a family oriented home and always had the love and support from his parents and sister. At an early age he showed signs of becoming a carpenter, and he would build things from any materials he could get his hand on. Gerry found the love of music and took on drumming at the age of 8. To this day he still plays his drums in a studio at his home, and his dream is to retire from construction and teach kids to play the drums.
Kathy was born and raised in Queens, New York. Her parents decided to give their children a better life by moving to Long Island, NY. Kathy has a large close knit family, most of which still live in New York. Kathy has always been an outgoing fun loving spirit. She loved sports and played on several local teams. She also had a love for children and dreamed of having a family of her own.
Gerry and Kathy met in High School, began dating, and they married in 1991. They had their first son Gerard in 1999 and their second John in 2003. Both Gerry and Kathy enjoyed traveling west which started them on their adventure of the National Parks. They shared this love with their boys, and there are only a few parks they have yet to see. This is how they found St George, Utah. Realizing how much they loved Utah for its sense of community, they decided to move there in 2005. Utilizing all that Utah has to offer they have made a wonderful home for themselves.