Building & Remodeling
Martha O'Hara, Builder: Hendel Homes
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If you’ve made the major decision to either build a new house or renovate an existing one, how do you know where to begin your search? We can help. Whether you’re interested in building or remodeling a single room or an entire house, Minnesota builders and remodelers are at the top of their game when it comes to creativity, quality craftsmanship, communication, and applying sustainable practices during the building/remodeling process. In the following pages, we highlight some of the most reputable builders and remodelers in the area.
Hartman Homes is the perfect blend of your vision and our experience. Regardless of where you are in the process of creating your dream home, our experienced architectural team will guide you through. You’ll find more than a pre-created set of plans. You tell us what inspires you, what your needs are and room-by-room, Hartman creates your home. All of this is anchored by superior custom service, Hartman craftsmanship, and budget-friendly solutions.
Our most challenging (and rewarding) experience:
We had a customer approach us with the idea to tear down their existing river home and replace it with a new structure. The new home was to look like it had been there for years, yet have all the luxuries and efficiency of a modern home. It was to be stylishly and architecturally appropriate, and built with quality materials to stand the test of time. Our in-house design team, along with the owners, came up with the perfect plan. Once the home was finished and opened as a Dream Home in the parade of homes, many people asked, “When was this home built?” To which I replied with a smile, “About four days ago.” Mission accomplished!
What sets you apart from the competition?
Our team approach. It’s a great advantage to our clients to have access to the creative talents and resources of our in-house design team Julie and Mary, the financial knowledge and expertise of our accountant Jessica, and the input, ideas, and experience of our vice president, Chad. The list goes on. Having such a complete team under one roof is what makes our clients’ experiences so rewarding. It truly is a custom approach.
John Kraemer & Sons
What do you offer over the competition?
Founded in 1978, we are a third-generation company celebrating our 35th anniversary this year, building and renovating Minnesota’s finest homes. We specialize in everything from large estate home construction, to empty-nest homes, to lake cabins, all the way to simple mudroom remodels. Not only have our clients come to expect a high quality product, they’re provided with the best possible experience through our team-oriented approach. We also bring to the table the experience, longevity, and financial stability that is necessary to service and warranty our clients’ homes long into the future.
A true sign of a solid reputation:
Since our company was founded, we have survived multiple market downturns and still remained strong. We have never reorganized or changed names or owners. Our builders’ license number is BC001408, which is one of the lowest in the industry today. We have a full staff of 25 carpenters, allowing us to keep the highest level of quality and most effective project management. Each project, regardless of the size or scope, has its own job superintendent devoted specifically to that project from start to finish, unlike some builders who have job superintendents managing multiple jobs at a time. Furthermore, President Gary Kraemer and his two sons, John and Jeff, are personally involved in every project. While some builders disappear after a project is done, we are there long after we hand our clients the keys to ensure that we have exceeded their expectations.
We take great pride in…
being selected as a two-time winner of the Builder’s Association of the Twin Cities’ “Builder of the Year” award, given to the builder who best exhibits trust, ethics, and loyalty. This award is the most coveted honor a Minnesota builder can receive. This past year, we were also honored with four Contractor of the Year awards, and a “Best of Remodeling” award from Houzz (www.houzz.com), the leading online platform for home remodeling, information, advice and support for homeowners and home improvement professionals.
Streeter & Associates
Passion for design, commitment to craft.
Founded in 1985, Streeter & Associates is an award-winning premier builder specializing in custom homes, renovations, lofts, and condominium projects. With a unified passion for design, a mastery of detail, and a commitment to craft, we build and remodel homes in collaboration with leading architects and designers. Elevation Homes is the newest division of Streeter & Associates—offering streamlined custom homes available through a simplified and proven design/build process.
Streeter & Associates offers a trusted and personal approach characterized by our willingness to listen and our commitment to collaborate. We have a reputation for distinctive craftsmanship, building and remodeling timeless modern and traditional homes of every size, scope, and architectural style.
Passion for design. Commitment to craft. Legacy of great work and lifelong relationships.
As an architectural builder, we show respect for the team and homeowners goals, wishes and concerns—and earn our reputation and trademarks of trust, quality, and confidence with every unique project we undertake.