Nicholas J. Ritter Companies is a full service Custom Residential Design, Construction and Real Estate Development firm established in 2011.

We offer a full range of services in residential design, construction and real estate ranging from new construction, addition, renovation, historic preservation and real estate development.

We take a humanistic approach to design based on the function of your daily life. Each space is designed to meet the level of intimacy desired. Every detail is taken into consideration. We strategically analyze and design each project to maximize views while maintaining privacy and take advantage of natural light to create warm and inviting spaces. Our goal is to provide you with a finished product that makes an elegant statement that not only lives up to your expectations but exceeds them.

Having a full understanding of your expectations is the single most important criteria in developing a final product that truly reflects your vision. We will help to explore options and guide you through what can sometimes feel like an overwhelming process. We provide ongoing consultation on how alterations affect the overall design, time frame and budget. Economic practicality will not be compromised and there will not be any surprises.


Proper design is an investment balanced by scale, monetary value and quality of the final product. Any imbalances will produce unsatisfactory results. We want your investment to be durable, useful, maintenance free, and most importantly, something you love.

We detail our drawings with appropriately selected materials, which draws the distinction between a simple building and great design. We believe that a respectful and meaningful design enriches life, communicates ideals and unifies the environment.

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Ritter attended the School of Architecture at Texas Tech University, receiving his B Arch in 2005. After graduating he returned home to Santa Fe, NM where he focused on high end custom residential design and construction management.  

In 2011, Nicholas J. Ritter Companies was developed. Since then, he has focused largely on custom design, historic preservation, construction and real estate development. 

Ritter is third generation with a back ground in architecture and construction.

In 2017, Ritter decided to expand his territory and include Southwestern Montana where he and his family now call home.