About Us

In addition to designing your home, Ron, Jon and the EarthCraft staff will oversee the costing of your project, ensuring the construction team is well oriented to the plans and details and that prices are in alignment with the original budget. You can always trust that from first sketch to final walk-through, serving our clients is our highest priority.

Every EarthCraft client receives a Specification Manual for their project before any building commences. This manual documents all the building materials, products and workmanship that are included in the plans and budget. You will know exactly what materials have been used in your home, in writing, as well as manufacturer's warranties and specifications. This, in addition to EarthCraft's one year warranty, give the added assurance you deserve when embarking on the building process.

My husband and I relocated to Boise from Park City, Utah. We wanted to find a unique home that had a personality of its own. We found it in Eagle, Idaho. The home we purchased, after looking throughout Boise and Eagle, was a Ron Hixson original design. It is an amazing work of art. There are numerous artful touches throughout the home: Extensive tile work that are Ron’s designs, twig ceilings and accessories that he carefully selected from the area’s native surroundings. Our friends are in awe of the attention to detail and the many artful accents throughout the home. Our home is not just a home, it is our sanctuary.
— Ted & Lisa Simmons

Mark L. (Ron) Hixson has been a member of the NAHB for 40 years, one of the longest standing members in the Boise Valley.


President, EarthCraft Construction Inc

After serving in the Marine Corps, Jon Clark began a career in building with the goal to learn as much as he could, as efficiently as possible. He started out as a managing partner with a commercial painting company. Within two years the business tripled in size. Projects included the 135ft tall Smoothie King Arena, in New Orleans.

From there he mentored with a second generation master carpenter, developing a deep appreciation for a lifetime’s experience in the trades. Following his interest in green building he contacted Mark at EarthCraft Construction to learn more. In 2018 he relocated from Louisiana to Boise, Idaho to begin working with and learning from Mark directly.

I think having a mentor is absolutely essential in life, for trades and skills, if you want to progress at a rapid rate.
— Jon
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founder, EarthCraft Construction Inc

Mark L. (Ron) Hixson has been building custom homes in the Boise Valley for 40 years and truly believes that green building is more than just a trend. Honoring the tradition of custom home builders and master craftsman, he designs and builds truly unique homes from start to finish.

Over the course of his career he forged good relationships with the city and code enforcement, helping to develop local green building efforts in Boise, Idaho. He has become a strong advocate for straw bale construction.

I decided to get into green building as a personal commitment to my grand daughter, telling her to ‘Leave camp better than you found it’
— Ron