Minneapolis, Minnesota forms the “Twin Cities” alongside St. Paul, the state capital. It is known for its beautiful parks and lakes and is divided by the Mississippi River. The city’s burgeoning cultural scene, outdoor activities, affordable prices, and welcoming atmosphere make it an ideal location to live, work, and play.

Below is a list of the leading design-build firms serving Minneapolis, Minnesota. Our team carefully selected each after looking into their accolades, industry affiliations, portfolios, and press features.


VUJOVICH Design Build

275 Market Streets, #521, Minneapolis, MN 55405

As one of the longest-standing design-build companies in the Twin Cities, Vujovich Design Build loves to design and create beautiful spaces. The company designs and builds projects starting at $50,000. The projects include everything from luxury bath and kitchen remodels to complete transformations of period homes and the creation of sophisticated custom new homes. Vujovich has been building and remodeling unique homes throughout the Twin Cities since 1977. With a reputation for creating high-quality, award-winning projects that showcase creativity, craftsmanship, and customer service, Vujovich is in the business of altering its clients’ lifestyles.

Under the supervision of owner and general manager Ed Roskowinski, Vujovich combines local designers and architects with well-seasoned project managers, artisans, and craftspeople, to create results far beyond the standards of the industry. The firm is also a proud member of the National Association of the Remodeling Industry Minnesota, the Builders Association of the Twin Cities, the National Association of Home Builders, Housing First Minnesota, and the Green Home Institute.


MA Peterson Designbuild

6161 Wooddale Avenue, Edina, MN 55424

For over 40 years, MA Peterson Designbuild has been an industry-leading firm in the Twin Cities, well-known for its award-winning residential design, new custom homes, and high-quality custom remodeling and additions. The firm’s focus is always on true excellence and craftsmanship; it brings its years of experience to homeowners who desire superior results and great value. The studio is staffed by a collaborative, creative team who works with homeowners to draw the space of their dreams, then design it, then bring it to life.

The MA Peterson team of creative experts includes designers, illustrators, CAD drafters, project managers, and carpenters. The firm is equipped to coordinate with its client’s entire project, providing professional advice and expertise from the first conversation, through to design, then into the material selection, and finally the final steps of construction and warranty maintenance. 

The firm was the recipient of the Remodeler of Merit Award (ROMA) for Additions in the $300,000 and Over category from the Housing First Minnesota and the Contractor of the Year (CotY) Award in the Residential Interior Element $30,000 and Over category from the National Association of the Remodeling Industry of Minnesota.


Mantis Design + Build

465 Newton Avenue S, Minneapolis, MN 55405

Mantis Design + Build is an award-winning design-build company specializing in home remodeling and building in the Twin Cities. The firm specializes in home design and remodeling, with 20 years of experience creating spaces that people love coming home to. The firm helps people bring their dreams to life by offering efficient, affordable, trustworthy, and original services. Mantis also aids homeowners in building a home that honors and inspires their life stories.

Mantis Design + Build currently runs under the direction and leadership of Paul Linnebach. He took on his first construction project at age 21 and has spent nearly three decades helping people create unique spaces that transform their lives. The company holds affiliations with the National Association of the Remodeling Industry Minnesota, the National Kitchen & Bath Association, and it is also EPA Certified.


Bluestem Remodeling

6542 West Lake Street, St. Louis Park, MN 55426

Bluestem Remodeling is well-known for its full-service and customized design-build process. The firm believes in collaboration and close communication with homeowners. The team has been delivering high-quality, high-value projects for almost 25 years and is passionate about creating great remodeling experiences for Twin Cities homeowners.

The firm’s designers, craftspeople, and project managers work as a truly integrated team on every project. From initial design to final construction, Bluestem’s uniquely attentive team of specialists, designers, and artisans guide homeowners through each step of the journey. The result is a finished space that reflects each homeowner’s needs, aesthetics, and values.

The firm was named one of Qualified Remodeler’s Top 500 remodeling firms in both 2021 and 2022. It has won numerous CotY (Contractor of the Year) Awards from the National Association of the Remodeling Industry, both regional and national, and was awarded a 2022 Minnesota CotY Award in the Residential Kitchen over $150,000 category.


TreHus Builders

4725 Olson Memorial Highway, Golden Valley, MN 55422

Founded in 1982 by David Amundson, TreHus Builders employs the Master Carpenter System to ensure that its carpenters provide focused, dedicated craftsmanship to each project. The firm has developed into a full-service design and build remodeling company with over 115 years of combined experience in historical restoration, residential remodels and additions, and custom home building and interior design. On-staff AIA architects, ASID interior designers, and master carpenters work together to address this wide range of projects.

Currently leading TreHus is second-generation owner Brit Amundson. He is involved in many aspects of the company, including financial matters, general staff support, and project management. Brit began doing small work for the company during breaks from school, including demolition, cleaning the office and job sites, and miscellaneous tasks. During high school and college, he continued to work for the company during school breaks, gradually transitioning from field to office.

TreHus now runs with experts recognized by the American Institute of Architects and the American Society of Interior Designers. The firm has also earned Certified Remodeler certification from the National Association of the Remodeling Industry as well as certification from the National Council for Interior Design.


Locale Design Build

313 West 46th Street, Minneapolis, MN 55419

Locale Design Build is a design-driven residential design and construction company based in Minneapolis that specializes in medium to large-scale residential remodeling and new home projects. Locale believes that great design can enhance people’s lives, and it strives to make every project have a lasting influence on the places its clients will call home.

Locale Design Build brings together a long-standing, highly regarded architectural design team with a strong background in practical, high-quality, efficient construction and project management. Jim Scott and Bill Nagel’s architectural team worked together for nearly 15 years before Jim decided to launch Locale in 2015. The firm is currently recognized by various industry organizations, including the Builders Association of the Twin Cities, the American Institute of Architects Minnesota, and Housing First Minnesota.


EdgeWork Design Build

2304 Mount View Avenue, Minneapolis, MN 55405

EdgeWork Design Build brings mastery of many stylistic possibilities to home remodeling projects. Whether it’s a precise historical residential addition or a reconstruction or an inventive new concept, each design is conceived by the studio and detailed to fit harmoniously with the style of the home and its setting.

EdgeWork’s expertise in architectural design, engineering, building trades, carpentry, and landscaping brings depth and perspective to its approach to general contracting, no matter the type of project. The firm is known for its ingenious solutions and agile responses to the challenges that can arise during residential remodeling and building projects.

During his 40 years of leading EdgeWork, founder, designer, and manager Dave Stockdale has found great satisfaction in designing many unique projects and collaborating with various accomplished designers and architects. Under his watch, some of the firm’s work has piqued the interest of the press: ProRemodeler, the National Association of the Remodeling Industry Minnesota, Minneapolis/St. Paul Magazine, and Southwest Journal have all featured the firm’s work.


Quality Cut Remodelers

4224 15th Avenue S, Minneapolis, MN 55407

Founded in 2004, Quality Cut Remodelers offers complete home design and remodeling services in Minneapolis, Saint Paul, and the entire Twin Cities Metro Area. Homeowners who choose to hire the firm work directly with the team from start to finish. This means they can trust Quality Cut to do the project right the first time.

Quality Cut Remodelers is a proud member of the National Association of the Remodeling Industry, and the experts behind the team are also Master Certified Remodelers (CR) and Certified Remodeling Project Managers (CRPM) under the National Association of the Remodeling Industry. Some of the company’s work has also appeared on the pages of Midwest Home Magazine, Pioneer Press, Star Tribune, and Artful Living Magazine.


FBC Remodel

5600 Excelsior Boulevard, St. Louis Park, MN 55416

In 1997, Patrick Condon opened his first company, dubbed The Finished Basement, and it was quickly named one of the top ten fastest-growing companies in Colorado. What was once a one-person band company operating out of a van, is now the well-known residential design and remodeling firm FBC Remodel. Today it employs more than 40 and its annual revenue comes in between $15 and $25 million.

FBC Remodel is an award-winning design-build firm in Denver, Minneapolis, and Chicago. After 20 years in business, the firm has mastered the art of listening. Its collaborative process has evolved into the best practices in the industry. The result is an ideal space that fits and improves clients’ lives by designing their homes around them.

FBC has been awarded prestigious national awards, including the coveted Chrysalis award and local design and construction honors through NARI and home builders’ associations. Some of its work has also appeared on the pages of Midwest Home, Minneapolis/St. Paul Magazine, and Saltwire.


Murphy Bros

1613 93rd Lane NE, Minneapolis, MN 55449

As an award-winning design-build firm with more than 30 years of craftsmanship, Murphy Bros has helped thousands of homeowners recreate the kitchen, bath, addition, porch, and deck they have always longed for. The firm has perfected the Murphy Method while building and remodeling homes in the Twin Cities Metro for the past 40 years. Thanks to its custom design-build process and its award-winning team, anything that can go right with the client’s project will. 

Murphy Bros is led by John Murphy. John specializes in custom homes, architecturally appropriate additions, accessible bathroom retreats, entertaining kitchens, dramatic wine cellars, and fine finishes that help clients upgrade their lifestyles without leaving home. The firm is affiliated with the National Association of the Remodeling Industry Minnesota, Housing First Minnesota, the Remodelers Council of the Twin Cities, and the Twin Cities North Chamber of Commerce.


White Crane Design:Build

5001 28th Avenue S, Minneapolis, MN 55417

White Crane Design:Build is an award-winning Minneapolis firm specializing in residential remodeling. It is staffed by a diverse team of industry experts who value great design, superior craftsmanship, and exceeding client expectations. Whether it’s a kitchen, bath, master suite, addition, or whole house renovation, the firm combines its design expertise, craftsmanship, and exceptional customer service to create meaningful living spaces tailored to the client’s budget. 

Susan Denk—founder and owner of White Crane—has built a team of top designers, project managers, carpenters, and trade partners. Under Susan’s watch, White Crane has been acknowledged by the National Association of the Remodeling Industry, Housing First Minnesota, and it is an Industry Partner of the American Society of Interior Designers Minnesota. She earned her bachelor’s degree in public administration at Miami University and a master’s in public administration at Texas McCombs School of Business.


Sustainable 9 Design + Build

3511 W 44th Street, Minneapolis, MN 55410

Minneapolis-based Sustainable 9 Design and Build specializes in building and remodeling custom green homes by using an array of materials and appliances—it does everything from installing the most advanced wall insulation substances on the market to installing solar panels on roofs or making homes capable of having solar panels. Brothers Chad and Ryan Hanson, former realtors in the Twin Cities, started the company in 2008.

Sustainable 9 Design + Build is a Twin Cities-based building and remodeling company focusing on bringing environmentally-friendly green homes to the marketplace. It combines a modern design aesthetic with its signature sustainability stamp to help create dream spaces for its clients. For the past 19 years, the studio and its partners have been bringing properties to the market across the midwest. The firm employs members recognized by the Builders Association of the Twin Cities and it has been acknowledged by the Builders Association of Minnesota and Housing First Minnesota.

Author

  • Jake Gustafson

    Jake has served as Senior Editor at General Contractors and brings a wealth of experience rooted in his passion for building. Holding a degree in Construction Engineering Management from Oregon State University, he actively engaged in industry-related activities, including membership in the Associated General Contractors of America student chapter and participation in the Associated Schools in Construction student competition. Previously, Jake served as a project engineer for a prominent general contractor in Portland, where he played a pivotal role in various aspects of construction projects, from pre-construction to subcontractor management. His expertise extends to working on innovative projects, such as North America's largest CLT commercial building. Expertise: Commercial Construction, Commercial Remodeling, Home Design and Build Key Highlights: Editor at General Contractors, Project Engineer for Portland-based general contractor, Field Engineer for the largest CLT commercial building in North America Education: Oregon State University, Degree in Construction Engineering Management