Bloomington, Minnesota is a vibrant city located in the heart of the Twin Cities metropolitan area. Its many parks and natural trails offer residents a perfect blend of urban convenience and outdoor recreation. The city also boasts a strong economy and a high standard of living, making it a great place to live, work, and raise a family.

If you’re a resident looking to undertake a construction project, whether a new build or renovation, you’ll want to find a quality general contractor. Our team selected each firm below for their awards, portfolio, and professional affiliations.

Plekkenpol Builders Inc.

401 East 78th St., Bloomington, MN 55420

Plekkenpol Builders, Inc. is marking its 50 years in the industry. It is a full-service design-build residential remodeling firm that has served the Twin Cities since 1970. The company specializes in creating spaces that are functional and striking. Attentive customer relations, expert artistry, and attention to detail have earned the studio its reputation as a leader in the remodeling industry. It has built strong relationships with satisfied customers by providing award-winning design and construction. 

Craig Plekkenpol runs the company as its president and founder. Craig serves on the Board of Directors of the National Association of Home Builders and The Builder’s Group. He also served as the President of the Builders Association of the Twin Cities and the Remodelers Council of BATC. Under his watch, Plekkenpol Builders sees no higher reward than its client’s satisfaction.

AMEK Design + Build

9401 James Ave. S, Suite 170, Bloomington, MN 55431

Launched nearly three decades ago, AMEK Design + Build is proud of its LifeDesign™ process, attention to detail, and superior craftsmanship. The Schmidt family continues to be inspired by its clients and grateful for the creativity and solutions that come with each project as the talented team of architects, engineers, and designers collaborate. These drive the integrity of every project–whether an exterior renovation, remodel, construction defect remediation, or the design and build of a new custom home.

Architectural Photography by SMHerrick Photography

The business of building homes and making dreams come true would be a calling received by the entire Schmidt family. Founded by brothers Matt and Andrew in 1996, brother Paul and father Mark would soon climb aboard, and AMEK would quickly become an award-winning Twin Cities remodeler. It also holds affiliations with prestigious industry organizations, including Housing First Minnesota, the National Association of the Remodeling Industry Minnesota, and the Better Business Bureau.

Wise Design and Remodel

4717 Isabel Ave., Minneapolis, MN 55406

Wise Design & Remodel is a Minneapolis-based residential design-build general contractor. The owner, Philip Hide, and his team are renowned for remodels, such as well-crafted kitchens, finished basements, master baths, and additions. The company also specializes in exterior projects and renovations for older homes. Philip holds a Minnesota general contractors license and got his start in the building trades at 18 in his father’s plumbing and heating business in North London.

Wise Design & Remodel holds memberships with the National Association of the Remodeling Industry (NARI) and the Better Business Bureau. It is also a Lead-Safe Certified Firm of the United States Environmental Protection Agency. In 2019, it was recognized through the Silver Basement award Under $100,000 during the NARI-Minnesota Contractor of the Year Awards.

Homecare Inc. Remodeling

9301 Bryant Ave., South, Suite 215, Bloomington, MN 55420

Homecare Incorporated is a general contractor providing complete remodeling and construction services to Minneapolis and the surrounding area. Founded in 1960, it has provided high-quality yet affordable remodeling services for 50 years. The studio has completed many projects, from whole house remodels to small repair jobs. 

Run by owner Steve Earl, Homecare Incorporated provides clients with an exceptional remodeling or replacement experience. Regardless of the type and size of the project, the studio’s team will be there every step of the way to ensure a quick and stress-free remodel for its clients and their families. The company holds memberships with industry organizations such as the National Association of the Remodeling Industry and the Better Business Bureau.

Bizal Built, Inc.

9600 Upton Rd., Bloomington, MN 55431

Launched in 2005, Bizal Built takes as much pride in its client’s homes as they do. Fully licensed and insured, the company specializes in residential construction and builds customer satisfaction, quality craftsmanship, attention to detail, on time, and within budget completion into every project. 

Bizal Built has spent years putting together a qualified team of subcontractors and suppliers that work with them. These experts know what the firm expects and are dedicated to delivering their best. All the homeowner has to do is enjoy the peace of mind that comes from knowing their project is in good hands and is the studio’s top priority.

Owner Jim Bizal began learning about the construction business in high school. What started as a part-time job in 1992 turned into a full-time, full-service design and build company, with 98% of the business generated from referrals. Under his watch, Bizal Built is a member of the Better Business Bureau, the National Association of the Remodeling Industry (NARI) Minnesota, the Rotary Club of Edina Morningside, and is a Lead Certified Renovation Firm under the United States Environmental Protection Agency.


  • 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