Last updated on May 22nd, 2024 at 12:09 am

Working with trusted general contractors will make a project feel easy, thanks to their proven methods employed by a team of skilled professionals. Finding a firm that can provide that kind of high-quality work and effective solutions during the construction process is essential. Homeowners in the Plymouth area will be in good hands when they choose one of the best general contractors on this list. These firms have proven their credibility through years of experience, established principals, and previous projects.

MA Peterson Designbuild

6161 Wooddale Avenue, Edina, MN 55424

Established in 1979, MA Peterson Designbuild has become a leading expert in the Twin Cities. The firm specializes in residential design, custom homes, high-quality remodeling, and room additions. The firm’s team of professionals is dedicated to providing craftsmanship and decades of experience to every project. MA Peterson Designbuild includes illustrators, designers, project managers, and carpenters who coordinate throughout the construction process. The owner and lead designer of the firm is Mark Peterson.

MA Peterson Designbuild has received numerous awards, including the Regional Award: Addition over $250,000 category from the 2022 Chrysalis Awards for Remodeling Excellence. In 2021, the firm won the Remodeler of Merit Award (ROMA) for an Addition $300,000 and Over from Housing First Minnesota (MN), as well as the Contractor of the Year (CotY) Award: Residential Interior Element $30,000 and Over from the National Association of the Remodeling Industry (NARI) MN. The firm has also featured Midwest Home, SPACES Magazine, and Minnesota Monthly

Take a look at this open-concept kitchen completed in 2019. The floor plan of the kitchen opened up the surrounding spaces in the living and dining rooms. The new kitchen features a transitional theme with soft green cabinets, a spacious island, stainless steel appliances, and white countertops.


Murphy Bros. Design | Build | Remodel

1613 93rd Lane NE, Minneapolis, MN 55449

Since 1983, Murphy Bros. has been building and remodeling homes around the Twin Cities Metro area. Homeowners can rest assured that they are in good hands with the firm’s award-winning team and its advanced design-build process. 

Murphy Bros. was founded by John Murphy–he has worked on over 2,000 remodeling projects for more than 1,000 homeowners. Murphy obtained a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Bethel University and is a Certified Design Professional and NARI Certified Remodeler.

Thanks to Murphy’s effective leadership, the firm has received numerous awards, including the 2021 NARI Silver CotY Award for Residential Interiors over $150,000, the 2019 NARI Regional CotY Award for Residential Kitchens over $150,000, and the 2015 Master Design Award from Qualified Remodeler. The firm’s work has also been featured in Kitchen & Bath Design News

One of the notable projects by Murphy Bros. is called “Basement Bliss in Minneapolis” which was completed in 2019. The project involved remodeling the basement through the addition of a laundry area, a luxury bath, a coffee bar, and a multi-function space for entertainment and exercise. The clients wanted a dedicated area where they could recharge and relax while watching sports, doing yoga, or drinking coffee.


Prima Construction

1479 Lincoln Terrace, Minneapolis, MN 55421

Prima Construction is a women-owned and operated construction firm founded in 1980. With more than 20 years of industry experience, the firm has become an expert in residential remodeling projects and helping homeowners refresh or create their ideal space. 

The firm’s principal is Kim Studham who graduated with a degree in architecture. She has more than 20 years of construction experience: she was exposed to the industry at an early age, thanks to her father who would fix up homes. 

The featured project by Prima Construction is this double bathroom completed in 2020. The remodeling project involved reviving a double bathroom from an original 1905 heritage home. The new bathroom features a clean and modern twist while still maintaining a vintage personality through the color scheme and floral accent wallpaper.


AMEK Design + Build

9401 James Avenue S, Suite #170, Bloomington, MN 55431

AMEK Design + Build is a family-owned firm that started in 1996 and has since been focused on helping clients transform their homes. The aim of the firm is to create spaces where homeowners can relax and recharge with their families and friends while keeping their personal style and budget in mind. The firm’s founder and CEO is Andrew Schmidt who graduated from Crown College. 

AMEK Design + Build received the Gold Award for a Residential Interior between $100,000 to $250,000 from the 2020 NARI MN CotY. It also won the ROMA for a Kitchen between $65,000 to $115,000 from the Housing First MN. The firm’s work has been featured in The Daily Hampshire Gazette, Parade of Homes, and GoErie

One of the featured projects by AMEK Design + Build is this kitchen remodel in Plymouth completed in 2019. The large kitchen was remodeled and includes a beverage bar, a nook, a coffee bar, stainless steel appliances, a spacious island, quartzite counters, and medium hardwood cabinets.


Homes by Tradition

16972 Brandtjen Farm Drive, Lakeville, MN 55044

Homes by Tradition is a locally-owned and operated construction firm that was started in 2006. The firm is staffed by professional builders and developers dedicated to providing high-quality craftsmanship and exceeding client expectations. Thanks to the firm’s team of experienced professionals, they are able to provide customer guidance and cost-effective solutions during the construction process. In 2014, the firm received an Award for $1 Million+ on Custom Home Entry from the REGGIE Awards. 

Homes by Tradition is led by Dean Nelson who graduated with a degree in construction management from Minnesota State University. He previously worked for other well-known custom build firms in the area as a president, a construction services manager, and a project manager. 

The project we’re featuring from the Homes by Tradition portfolio is a remodel of this lower living room in Eden Prairie. The remodeled space looks elegant thanks to its neutral theme and minimalist furniture. The fireplace on the wall looks stylish but provides practicality, especially during Minnesota’s harsh winters. 

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