About Us

We've Merged!

Matt Simones with Caritas Builders and Jake Tupy with St. Vincent Contracting have teamed up and merged!  With the experience of two outstanding builders, Moderno Companies offers the latest in fresh, up-to-date designs and trends with superior, trusted craftsmanship.  The energy is high and the vision is clear - we're bringing Modern to the South Metro.

Matt Simones

Hailing from the Elko-New Market area, Matt began his construction experience in high school framing houses. He continued to diversify within the field and has now been a builder for fifteen years. With his knowledge of the industry, communication, and commitment to our projects, its common to see Matt thoroughly explaining the build process to clients in ways that are easy to understand.

When he's not on the job, Matt is busy tending to life with seven children and spending time with his eleven siblings and 40-some nieces and nephews. Matt and his wife Michelle enjoy spending time outdoors with the family and at their cabin. He also makes it a priority to give back and is highly involved within his church and the community - taking on projects that have contributed to over $100,000 for Christian education initiatives.

Jake Tupy

Jake's construction journey began through his father Garry Tupy - a prominent builder and land developer in the South Metro for 30 years. At the ripe age of 8 Jake was running skid loaders, cleaning houses, and shortly after tackled the job of project supervisor working closely with subcontractors gaining an understanding of construction from all perspectives. His calm and honest nature along with his can-do attitude and over 20 years experience brands Jake a force in the building industry in the South Metro. 

Jake resides in the Elko-New Market area with his wife, Rachel, and their three daughters. Jake is very active in outreach and volunteering. He leads the area Knights of Columbus Council and with Matt contribute greatly to community efforts. He enjoys traveling with his family and hanging out with his twelve siblings, nieces, and nephews.

Ashlee Tupy Rickert

Ashlee oversees the land development side of the business and works in marketing and sales to connect it to the build process. With a passion for design she loves making people feel inspired by the construction of their home.

"The beauty of building is that it becomes your own - let your home share your personality and your story with others."

Ashlee is a wife and mom of two kids and lives in Lonsdale. She is also very involved in her church and school and is a motivational speaker, travel enthusiast, and enjoys being active with her family.

Alexandra Tupy

Alexandra has a passion for organization and communication. She fits perfectly in with the Moderno Team and we're grateful to have her. She is on the forefront of our social media and communications. 

She enjoys traveling, reading, and fitness and resides in Prior Lake.

Hayden Cole

Hayden has an incredible vision for style and trend-forward space planning. His ability to make plans come to life is incredible. We are so excited to have him with us. Everything he touches brings fresh updated design and his energy is contagious.

Hayden is currently a student at Iowa State and when he's not working on Moderno projects he comes home to his self-designed modern-cottage home on Prior Lake.

Our Team

Matt Simones

Owner | Builder


(612) 328 - 0900

Jake Tupy

Owner | Builder


(612) 363 - 5600

Ashlee Tupy-Rickert

Marketing & Sales


(952) 292 - 6231