Minneapolis, Minnesota’s largest city, is located on the Mississippi River’s west bank. It is ideal for people looking to live in a thriving community with miles of trails and waterways and numerous opportunities for picnics, sports, and photography. Minneapolis also has several eye-catching urban art projects, performance venues, and museums that feature local and international talent.
Below is a list of the leading remodeling contractors serving the area. If you’re considering remodeling your home, consider the firms below chosen by our editorial team for their portfolio, awards, affiliations, and press features.
White Crane Design Build
5001 28th Ave., S. Minneapolis, MN 55417
White Crane Design:Build is an award-winning Minneapolis firm specializing in residential remodeling. Established in 2002, the studio comprises a diverse team of industry experts who value excellent design, superior craftsmanship and exceeding client expectations. Though every project done by the company is different, it approaches each one in the same way by pairing its values with its expertise.
Susan Denk, founder and owner of White Crane, has collected a pool of top designers, project managers, carpenters, and trade partners who value great design, superior artistry, and exceeding client expectations. Under her supervision, the company’s team is committed to excellence and professionalism, and it values being helpful, devoted, supportive, responsive, and responsible to its clients. Susan is a member of the National Association of Women Business Owners Innovative Award.
Among the many awards White Crane has been given for its exemplary work are the 2016 CoTY National Winner for Residential Historical Renovation or Restoration Under $250,000, the 2014 CoTY Silver Winner for Residential Bath Over $60,000, and the 2013 CoTY Honorable Mention for Residential Kitchen for the $60,001 to $75,000 category.
VUJOVICH Design Build, Inc.
275 Market St. #521 Minneapolis, MN 55405
Vujovich Design Build, Inc. loves to design and create striking spaces through its home remodeling and design services as one of the longest-standing design-build firms in the Twin Cities. For 40 years, the growth of Vujovich has been guided by the values on which it was founded. The company culture of “doing the right thing” applies to its clients and their homes, co-workers, industry partners, and the community.
Leading by example comes naturally for Vujovich owner and general manager Ed Roskowinski. Ed is the creator and current board chair of NARI Cares, a 501c3 non-profit devoted to assisting Minnesota homeowners in need by performing affordable repairs to help improve the lives of those less fortunate. His dedication for fostering meaningful long-term connections has been a large part of creating a firm where people want to work and homeowners want to do business.
Quality Cut Design Remodel
4224 15th Ave. S, Minneapolis, MN 55407
Launched in 1994, Quality Cut Design l Remodel provides complete home design and remodeling services in Minneapolis, Saint Paul, and the entire Twin Cities Metro Area. Previous clients are pleased with their decision to work with the firm because they work directly with its owners from start to finish.
Taking the lead with Quality Cut Design l Remodel is Kent Tsui, who along with a small dedicated crew, works mainly on custom interior finishes. Attention to detail has kept their customers returning and referring Quality Cut to their family and friends. Through the National Association of the Remodeling Industry (NARI), Kent holds a Master Certified Remodeler (MCR) designation and is also a Certified Remodeling Project Manager (CRPM). These designations demonstrate how Kent has made a solid commitment to industry best practices and has proven his technical skills.
Quartersawn Design Build
320 W 48th St., Minneapolis, MN 55419
Established in 2005, Quartersawn is a Minneapolis design-build firm that takes a holistic approach to remodel homes. As designers and builders, the experts behind the studio provide homeowners with creativity and certainty when performing their residential design and remodeling services.
Quartersawn founder Jeff Nicholson earned a degree in architecture from the University of Minnesota and began his career at a nationally recognized architecture firm. He then joined a design-build firm but found that the lack of communication between the designers and the production was a huge problem. Plans were handed down the hallway to be built and were never seen again by the designer, often ending up in conference room meetings with homeowners in tears. Passionate about providing a more professional, creative, and joyful remodeling experience, he established Quartersawn Design Build in 2005. From humble beginnings out of Jeff’s home garage, over the last 15 years, Quartersawn has grown into a team of artisans, architects, designers, supervisors, and project managers.
The company holds affiliations with Housing First Minnesota and Builders Association of the Twin Cities and has also been featured by publications like the Remodeling Magazine and Midwest Home.
Edge Work Design Build
2304 Mount View Ave., Minneapolis, MN 55405
Since 1976, EdgeWork Design Build has been bringing mastery of many stylistic possibilities to home remodeling projects. From precise historical residential additions or reconstructions to inventive new concepts, each design is conceived and detailed by the company 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 studio is known for ingenious solutions and agile responses to the challenges that can arise during residential remodeling and building projects. Homes in EdgeWork’s portfolio are located in the Twin Cities metro area and beyond. Many of its clients live in the West Metro and Minneapolis lakes, with numerous happy exceptions in Stillwater, Rosemount, Lake Superior, and the northern lakes region.
Dovetail Renovation Inc.
1307 2nd Ave N, Minneapolis MN 55405
Since 1998, Dovetail Renovation Inc. has creatively constructed the inspired ideas of Twin Cities architects, designers, and luxury homeowners. For 20 years, it has built the unique visions of the area’s most talented and respected architects. The company has developed a finely-honed process with its architect partners. It is a seamless collaboration that offers homeowners accurate cost and schedule management, clear communication, and top-tier construction quality.
Doug Tanner and Nathan Christenson founded Dovetail in 1998 to meet the needs of a unique homeowner who values flawless construction as much as stellar design. Since its launching, it has piqued the interest of several press members, including Lake Society Magazine and Remodeling Magazine, and it was also awarded Remodeling Design Winner in 2017 and 2018.
Mantis Design Build
465 Newton Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55405
Founded in 2010, Mantis Design Build helps clients create homes that honor and inspire their life stories. The company specializes in home design and remodeling, with 20 years of experience in creating spaces that people love coming home to. Mantis enjoys nourishing and regenerating the earth. It donates a portion of its profits to the organization TreeSisters, a grassroots network of women planting over two million trees annually.
Paul Linnebach is the owner and creative director of Mantis. Fascinated by design since childhood, Paul took on his first construction project at age 21 and has spent three decades helping people create unique spaces that transform their lives. His work has won dozens of local and national awards and featured in numerous design magazines. He has also assembled a resourceful, creative, and dedicated team, and together they make creative contributions to the Twin Cities’ design landscape.
465 Newton Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55405
Dan Hanson formed Hanson Remodeling Design Build in 2008. The company has served homeowners in the Twin Cities, specializing in home remodeling and design services. Also, it holds affiliations with industry organizations such as the National Association of the Remodeling Industry and the National Kitchen and Bath Association.
Dan’s intrigue in the craft of home building and remodeling began early with family tours of architectural homes. After interning with a manufacturing company before his senior year in college, Dan passed on a management position offer and earned degrees in Business Management and Philosophy from Luther College. He knew he did not want to wake up in middle management in his 30s wondering if he should have pursued carpentry. He earned a role as a finish carpentry apprentice and was hooked. He moved to the Twin Cities after traveling in Canada and South America to live in an urban setting and enjoy the profession of remodeling.
3812 W 51st St, Minneapolis, MN 55410
Established in 2003, wb builders is a construction, remodeling, architectural, and interior design firm specializing in the top-quality design and development of residential projects in the Minneapolis area. Its design-build process allows the team to provide construction management with traditional architectural and interior design services, helping homeowners successfully reach their goals within their established budget.
wb builders offer an entire start-to-finish team of experts, including its interior design, project management, and job site teams. Under the leadership and supervision of Scott Waggoner and Tim Brandvold, the company holds affiliations with the Builders Association of the Twin Cities, the National Association of the Remodeling Industry, and the National Kitchen and Bath Association.
Wise Design & Remodel
4717 Isabel Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55406
The Wise Design & Remodel name is a nod to Julianne, Philip Hide’s wife, her family, and her father, Marcus Wise, the gifted Twin Cities masonry contractor, and musician. The firm’s typical residential projects start from around $30,000 to $500,000 for kitchen remodels, basement finishing, master bedroom suites, and whole house renovation projects in the greater Twin Cities metro.
Philip started the building business at 18 in his father’s plumbing and heating business in North London. He started his design and remodeling practice in 2007, where he and his team were licensed and certified to handle all aspects of design and remodeling work. After acquiring his Minnesota General Contractors License, Philip decided it was time to continue where he left off and started Wise Design & Remodel. Today, Philip works hard to build his Twin Cities legacy, beginning with taking personal responsibility for the complete client experience.
Wise Design & Remodel is a multi-award-winning company, a member of the National Association of the Remodeling Industry (NARI), and is certified by the Better Business Bureau.
5744 Vincent Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55410
KJB Homes is a woman-owned Minneapolis area remodeling firm launched in 2015. It is a certified Minnesota builder composed of a trained team of project managers. The studio’s specialty areas are South and Southwest Minneapolis, as well as Edina in Minnesota.
KJB Homes’ mission is to create custom remodels that preserve the integrity of traditional Minneapolis-area homes while incorporating modern elements and fresh perspectives into each design. Operating since 2015, the company is confident in having the knowledge and resources to handle its clients’ home remodels from the initial design phase through project completion. The remodeling world can seem daunting, so the KJB team provides a professional, guided process that thoroughly involves its clients.
4330 Nicollet Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55409
From the initial planning, creation, and design to the successful delivery of every remodeling project or home addition, House Lift has the extensive experience and expertise to make every dream home a reality. Since the firm’s inception, it has completed more than 1,500 renovations and additions throughout the Twin Cities metropolitan area. The studio’s design staff is trained to communicate every homeowner’s needs to its planners, specifically consultants, project managers, carpenters, and skilled artisans, all of whom have the expertise to meet their needs at a highly competitive rate.
A House Lift home features top-quality materials, an energy-efficient design, and all the latest amenities to meet today’s discriminating tastes. It is a member of the National Association of the Remodeling Industry (NARI) and the Better Business Bureau (BBB). It is also a several-time recipient of NARI’s Contractor of the Year Award.