2023 Year in Review

As 2023 draws to a close, we’re reflecting on some of our favorite moments and milestones of the year. We are thankful for another busy year of amazing clients and projects! Before we begin the holiday season, we want to express our gratitude. Thank you to our team for their dedication and hard work and our wonderful clients for supporting us. GNB wishes you all a Merry Christmas and a happy and healthy New Year! Want a glimpse of what we were up to in 2023? Scroll below for our favorite highlights!


Spring Parade of Homes Remodelers Showcase

2023 Spring Remodelers Showcase Great Northern Builders

We started the year with the Parade of Homes Spring Remodelers Showcase, sharing two stunning St. Paul kitchen renovations. Despite a blizzard, we had two packed houses filled with visitors. Thanks to everyone who attended – we had a blast, as always!


Modern Home Transformation

Black and white kitchen remodel

Our team had the pleasure of remodeling this Rosemount home in 2023. Just look at the before and after photos – the whole home turned out stunning! Explore more of this project in this blog post.


Modern Kitchen Transformation

We helped the owners of this 1950s Highland Park rambler transform their main level with a kitchen redesign. The homeowners’ biggest goal was to create a modern chef’s kitchen that could double as a gathering space for their growing family.


Maplewood Exterior Facelift

Our crew gave these clients’ home a budget-friendly facelift! To update the exterior and increase curb appeal, we installed new LP Smart Siding, replaced the soffits, facia, gutters, and lighting, repainted the trim, and added custom cedar planters and new house numbers. See the before and after photos on the blog!


The Story of GNB – Celebrating 14 Years

Great Northern Builders Team Photo

It’s safe to say a lot has happened in the 14 years Great Norther Builders has been in business! Our company has grown and flourished, and we are so grateful to help local families create their dream homes. Read the blog to learn how our owner, Chris, got started in the industry, what inspired him to open GNB, how we stay involved in the community, and more!


New Build in Rosemount

We finished this incredible new build in Rosemount this year. We love taking a project from start to finish – there’s nothing like seeing a home come to life! These clients have a taste all their own; their style is a little modern and trendy mixed with rustic and industrial elements. Everything comes together beautifully to create a clean, welcoming home.


Parade of Homes Fall Remodelers Showcase

Years of weekend warriors and different owners left this lower level an unsafe mess. GNB was brought in to design a space that’s rustic, modern, and well-suited for the demands of both family life and entertaining guests. The refinished basement includes a bedroom for a growing teen, a fresh new bathroom, a fun bar space, and a cozy media room. Boasting reclaimed beams, posts, and ceilings, the space offers a rustic throwback while modern details keep it inviting and new.


Basement Remodel in Cannon Falls

We were excited to share this cozy basement remodel in Cannon Falls. As part of a multi-step renovation with these clients (including the exterior, main level, horse barn, storage building, and more), we kicked off our list with the basement. It went from a blank slate to this warm, welcoming family room, bathroom, and guest suite.


New Showroom and Design Studio Sneak Peek

Our crew shared some BIG NEWS in 2023: we’re working on our own remodel! Our showroom and design studio are getting a complete overhaul, with groundbreaking plans for early 2024. We can’t wait to give you more glimpses along the way, but here’s the interior/exterior rendering sneak peek!