Since 2003, Jake and Nikki Nau have been building Open Air Concepts — a sustainable-focused company that reflects their values and experience.

Jake has been in the remodeling business for more than 15 years. He takes pride in making the remodeling process smooth, and the finished project exquisite for every one of his clients. Jake is a certified Energy Auditor and brings his building science knowledge to each of the projects he coordinates. Some of his favorite completed projects achieved LEED-certified, Best inShow COTY Award, and Green Built Home certified recognition.

Nikki’s background in environmental science, organic gardening,  small business development contributes to her freelance writing. She has written various online courses about green homes and sustainable building practices. Writing about sustainability issues and lifestyle are some of her favorite topics.

Luxury Home Remodeling Nikki and Jay

We are committed to our customers.

We want to understand your needs so that we can create what you desire.

We are committed to sustainable living – including resource conservation, environmental sustainability, and healthy living.

Jake Nau⇒ General Contractor • Project Manager • Consultant • Sustainable Building
Working with Jake, his crew, and his subs was a very impressive experience. Everyone was so friendly, respectful, and supportive throughout the process. Jake did an excellent job communicating and managing the various stages of the project; always keeping our budget and timeline in mind. We not only believed Jake was an excellent project manager, but we believed him to be our best advocate. He was always making sure we were happy with the quality of work and outcome
- Shannon, Minneapolis, MN
Things I did right: Hired a great contractor. Jake Nau sincerely cared about the project, and works with really talented people. They are all true artisans, which are really hard to find these days.
- Erin, Minneapolis, MN
Nikki Nau ⇒ Freelance Writer
I found the course that Nikki wrote to be very interesting and highly relevant to a Realtor’s profession. Although there were several Subject Matter Expert contributors, there was one author’s narrative voice throughout the process, giving the course a feeling of continuity with smooth transitions. The amount of detail was very well balanced: it covered the basics while leaving out superfluous minutiae.
- Jim, Minnetonka, MN
The best part of working with Nikki was getting my cover letter done! She helped me to express what was most important. Through a phone interview, she asked me questions that were of such great importance. Then she brought all the information together into a well-written, engaging letter.
- Shanna