About Built to Last

At Built to Last, we believe every space has the potential to become the most efficient, organized and inspiring it can be. We want our customers to be at one with themselves and the space they are in, allowing them to focus on the things that really matter. We achieve this by giving one-on-one customer service, a well-designed storage system, and a thoroughly-executed installation.

Ryan Baruth

Hi, I'm Ryan.


With over 14 years of custom closet experience, I love taking an ordinary space and turning it into something extraordinary.

I founded Built to Last to offer our clients the opportunity to create something amazing that will inspire them and last a lifetime.

With personal and thorough service, we’re with you every step of the way.

Alana Wynne

Hi, I'm Alana.


I’ve spent the last 15+ years in the building and remodeling industry focused on delivering great service and looking for ways to “do it better.”

Together with Ryan, we launched Built to Last in February 2020 (right before the world shut down from COVID). Call it luck, call it crazy timing, call it a higher power – it all came together. Bringing all of my industry expertise, I’m always searching for opportunities to improve Built to Last’s product, process, and service.

I love to give back to the industry and build up others along the way. I’m passionate about the trades and all aspects of the construction industry.
  • NARI MN Board: Vice President in 2020, President in 2021, and Chairwoman in 2022
  • WINC (Woman in Construction): Founding board member 2016 – 2022
  • Housing First MN: Ambassador 2021 – present

Most importantly, I am a mother of three beautiful children and believe that woman CAN have it all: Mother, wife, entrepreneur, and employee. I constantly seek to inspire those around me to do good work and live life to the fullest.

Anna Abrams

Hi, I'm Anna.

Lead Closet Designer

Anna has a degree in Architecture and has 19 years of experience in residential remodeling and design, as well as having worked since 2003 in the custom closet design industry.

“I believe we can credit a lot of our happiness to the mindful design of the spaces around us. The right design starts with self-study: understanding who we are, what we need, and how we move in our space. As a designer, this involves asking questions, hearing stories, measuring sweaters, and counting coats. Together, we turn this knowledge into custom, super functional moments in every corner of the house.”


Kind Words

“Ryan at Built to Last Custom Closets is the greatest! I couldn’t be more happy with the quality and craftsmanship of the closets I had done. The entire process was done in an easy, comfortable, professional way. I knew exactly what I was getting and how much it would cost. I was also blown away at how quickly my job was completed. I will be using Built to Last in the future and I will refer them to anyone looking!”


Our Storage Solutions

Learn more about our process and how we create custom storage solutions.

Our Suppliers

Who We work with

Our suppliers offer a wide range of finishes from brands such as Roseburg Duramine and Arauco Prism. Having access to a variety of finishes allows us to give you the look you want.