We Are Your Local Dream Home Builders
How We Became the Best Custom Home Builders in Our Area
At North Ridge Homes, our mission is to create exceptional custom homes that reflect our customers’ unique personalities and lifestyles, and that exceed their expectations in every way. We are committed to providing the highest level of craftsmanship, quality, and sustainability, and to building long-lasting relationships with our customers based on trust, communication, and collaboration.
Our vision is to be the premier custom homebuilder in the Spokane-Coeur d’Alene area, known for our exceptional craftsmanship, innovative design, and unwavering commitment to customer service. We strive to build homes that not only meet our customers’ needs and preferences, but that inspire and delight them for years to come. We are dedicated to making the custom homebuilding process as seamless and stress-free as possible, and to creating homes that are as sustainable and environmentally friendly as they are beautiful and functional.
Philosophy on Business
Since 2004, North Ridge Homes has been dedicated to building exceptional custom homes in the Spokane-Coeur d’Alene area. Our founders, Dale and Jessica Cargile, bring a wealth of experience and expertise to every project, combining Dale’s lifetime of building experience with Jessica’s eye for design and attention to detail. Our mission is to create homes that reflect our customers’ unique personalities and lifestyles, and that exceed their expectations in every way. We are committed to providing the highest level of craftsmanship, quality, and sustainability, and to building long-lasting relationships with our customers based on trust, communication, and collaboration.
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Meet the North Ridge Team
Co-Owner & CEO
Dale Cargile is a native of Idaho, and has lived in the Spokane/Coeur d’Alene area for the majority of his life. He has been in the construction industry for over 40 years and comes from an extensive construction family background. He completed his education through University of Washington, Spokane Community College, and the Spokane area Carpenters Apprenticeship Program, receiving degrees in both architectural drafting, and carpentry. He worked his way up through the ranks in the industry, from entry-level labor to carpenter foreman and on to be project superintendent, overseeing large commercial projects – libraries, Department of Transportation facilities, apartment complexes and multiple university remodels. From his years in the field, to his years in estimating and project management, he knows the construction industry from top to bottom. Dale opened North Ridge Contracting in 2004, to be home with family and bring his knowledge of commercial standards into the residential market. Today, he prides himself on building beautiful, high quality custom homes throughout the local area, keeping his focus on customer relationships, integrity and quality. Dale runs North Ridge alongside his wife, Jessica, and enjoys his involvement in the community through NIBCA as well as other volunteer roles he has taken on. He and Jessica and their two children live in Rathdrum and love the opportunities to be active outdoors that our area brings – skiing, boating, hunting, and enjoying the North Idaho way of life.
CFO, Head of Design & Marketing
Jessica Cargile is a graduate from the University of Idaho where she earned a degree in organizational sciences and is a Proud Vandal. She is the Co-Owner & CFO of North Ridge Contracting/Homes and the Head of the Design & Marketing department. She brings her eye for detail and her amazing talent for design to every home North Ridge produces. Jessica personally oversees every aspect of the budget while simultaneously directing the design team to meet the highest quality standards and current design trends. Her unparalleled ability to help her customers work through the challenging design selections & budget decisions is admired by the entire North Ridge team.
Outside of work, Jessica is deeply involved in the community. As a member of NIBCA & PWB, she is committed to understanding the social and economic impacts facing the building industry. Jessica also donates her time as a Love Box Leader with Spokane Angels supporting local foster children and families. Jessica and Dale and their two children live in Rathdrum and love the opportunities to be active outdoors that our area brings – skiing, boating, camping, golfing, and enjoying the North Idaho way of life.
Melissa Barrett is the in-house design coordinator for North Ridge Homes. In her role, she collaborates deeply with customers from the beginning to the end of the Custom Home design and build process. Melissa holds a degree in interior design, and brings a wide range of professional expertise and experience to her work at North Ridge. She excels at guiding homeowners through the many design decisions involved in a custom home, while keeping the budget close in mind.
A natural communicator, Melissa is incredibly skilled at building solid, trusting relationships with customers, tracking the many details and decisions with precision, and always keeping an eye on quality of install and cohesive design aesthetics. Melissa considers herself a practical designer, a strong communicator, and an enthusiastic learner. Her upbeat attitude brings sunshine to the rest of our crew, customers, and partners. A native of the Inland Northwest, Melissa is the proud mother of two teenage boys and the patriotic wife of a US Navy veteran. When not working, Melissa can be found loving life with her busy family or tucked away with a good book.
Huck L. Berry
North Ridge Site Security
Awards and Recognition
People's Choice Award, 2023 Parade of Homes
The people have spoken! Overall People’s Choice Award winner in 2023, the EagleCrest by North Ridge. Voted on and chosen by the public, this award means the world to us.
Hand in Hand Award, 2023 Parade of Homes
We are proud to have won this award, as it symbolizes our commitment to our industry and partners in the industry. This award recognizes a single builder who uses the most members of the local builder’s association in their build.
Best Innovation, 2023 Parade of Homes
This award recognizes ease of life and technology features in the home. Equipped with Sonos surround sound, Starlink connection, Central Vac plumbing, Smart Thermostats, and Video Surveillance features, the EagleCrest is set for all the connectivity one could want!
Best Interior Design & Floorplan, 2023 Parade of Homes
Tailored to the hillside property, the EageCrest floorplan was custom designed for entertaining and maximizing the view on our customer’s property. With a view from every room, and an expansive open concept, this floorplan won the judges and the public over completely.
Best Primary Suite, 2023 Parade of Homes
The spa-like feel of the finishes in the EagleCrest evoke a calm and elegance, making everyone want to stay. With the jacuzzi tub, makeup counter, and that incredible view…this suite is a winner across the board!
Best Kitchen, 2023 Parade of Homes
The kitchen of our EagleCrest parade home featured Black Taurus granite counters, elegant warm woods in the ceiling height cabinetry, and a robust Thermador appliance package…plus the view that can’t be beat!
Company of the Year, 2022
North Ridge is proud to have been honored by the North Idaho Building Contractors Association as Company of the Year in 2022. This award recognizes the efforts of Dale and Jessica and their company in supporting the health of the building industry, and advocacy for homebuilding and homeownership access in the local area.
Best Interior Design & Floorplan, 2022 Parade of Homes
The Skylark plan was designed specifically to our customer’s lot and desires, to maximize their view. This efficient and elegant plan won the hearts of the judges, due to the livability and comfort that accompanies the incredible view of Lake Coeur d’Alene.
Best Master Suite, 2022 Parade of Homes
A favorite of all, this master suite is the picture of elegance. The Skylark plan’s master suite has a spacious, elegant feel, a lake view, and all the comfort and privacy one could want.
Best Kitchen, 2020 Parade of Homes
The kitchen of our Sage Creek build was chosen as the judges’ favorite due to the gorgeous aesthetics of leathered quartzite countertops and dual tone cabinetry, along with the function of a high-end Thermador appliances and Moen plumbing package.
Best Interior Design & Floorplan, 2020 Parade of Homes
This award recognizes the quality of floor plan design and interior aesthetics built into our 2020 Parade Home, the Sage Creek – an open concept rancher with bonus perfect for entertaining.
Best Exterior Design & Appeal, 2019 Parade of Homes
This award recognizes the skill and coordination it takes to place a home on a hillside lot, creating beautiful exterior appeal and outdoor living areas for the homeowner.