Queen City exists at the intersection of the human element and the built environment. We help develop and design spaces that are both meaningful and inspiring because we have a firm belief that the places where we live, work and play matter.


An interior design studio and showroom for curated goods and furniture

Through thoughtful and practical design, Queen City strives to bring spaces to life that are not only intuitive and functional, but also appealing and exciting.

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Our most important and meaningful memories happen at home

Where we live matters. Buying or selling a home is not just a transaction, it’s an investment and a commitment to yourself, your tribe, and your community.


Strong communities are built from the inside out

Thoughtful development integrates buildings and spaces that not only become part of the fabric of a community, but also inspire confidence, catalyze imagination, and help to attract and retain talented people. We integrate safe and affordable housing, and exciting spaces across all incomes and backgrounds.

We do epic shit, because life is too short to be boring.

We have one life to live, let’s make it count.

Who is Queen City?

Dave and Kristi Rippe share a passion for strong communities, meaningful places, and talented and committed people.

Kristi has spent her professional career as an expert in operations and a student of how people live. With extensive experience in finance, human resources, and operations, Kristi has developed a keen interest and understanding for how people live in their space. This translates to a passion for functional design and a desire to see people thrive where they live and work.

Dave has over a decade of experience in economic development and started fulfilling his real estate development dreams alongside his professional career. Dave quickly realized that this side hustle was his true passion and left the top role in his profession to follow his heart. His goal is to create projects with purpose that fulfill needs in communities all across Nebraska.

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721 W 1st Street
Hastings, Nebraska