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Semper Fidelis: Giving Back to a Veteran

Since its founding in 2009, Great Northern Builders has had a love and respect for the communities it serves. GNB’s owner, Chris, strives to give back to his community as much as possible. So, when an opportunity arose through his brother and coworker, Nate, to invest in a local veteran, he jumped at the chance […]

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Multigenerational Living Suite in White Bear Lake, MN

  Everyone has a different dream of home; for some families, that means multigenerational living. Today, we’re excited to share this beautiful lower level living suite in White Bear Lake, Minnesota. These repeat clients wanted to transform their lower level into a private living space with a living room, gym, kitchen, bedroom, bathroom, and separate […]

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Spring Remodelers Showcase 2024

  Spring Parade of Homes Remodelers Showcase 3 Days Only: April 5-7, noon to 6 pm R13 – 1380 Scheffer Avenue, St. Paul, MN   Spring is in the air, which means one thing to our team: it’s time for The Parade of Homes Spring Remodelers Showcase! We can’t wait to share this beautiful remodel […]

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5 Remodeling Design Trends

As always, a new year brings new remodeling trends. While there are plenty of trends to explore, our team certainly has its favorites. Keep reading to learn about the 2024 remodeling trends we’re most excited about! Mixed Materials This year, remodeling is all about embracing diversity in materials. From natural woods to glass, stone, and […]

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7 Basement Remodeling Ideas

New Year, new projects – and our team is ready to work! Basements are high on the list of all the spaces we frequently remodel for our clients. Whether completing an unfinished space or reimagining an old one, we create custom lower levels around your lifestyle. We’ve done everything from media rooms to bar areas […]

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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 […]

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Basement Remodel in Cannon Falls, MN

Today, we’re excited to feature this basement remodel in Cannon Falls, Minnesota. This project is part of a multi-step renovation with these clients, including the exterior, main level, horse barn, storage building, and more! Long-term homeowner collaborations are one of the best parts of our work. It’s fun to get to know people and watch […]

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Basement Finishing in Inver Grove Heights, MN

The Great Northern Builders team recently collaborated with Vee Marie Designs to help the owners of this 1959 rambler finish their basement — and double their square footage in the process! Located in Inver Grove Heights, the previously unfinished basement was dark and dingy. The homeowners knew they could turn what was once wasted space […]

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Fall Remodelers Showcase

Fall Parade of Homes Remodelers Showcase 3 Days Only: September 29-October 1, noon to 6pm R37 – 3875 – 89th Street E. Inver Grove Heights Fall is approaching, which means it will be time for the Parade of Homes Remodelers Showcase before we know it. Our team is excited to share this incredible Inver Grove […]

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New Build in Rosemount, MN

Our team recently finished this incredible new build in Rosemount, Minnesota. 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 […]

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The Story of Great Northern Builders

Great Northern Builders has been serving the area for nearly 15 years. It’s safe to say a lot has happened in that time! Our company has grown and flourished, and we are so grateful to help local families create their dream homes. While we often showcase completed projects, we thought it would be fun to […]

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Maplewood, MN, Exterior Facelift

  Our crew recently helped these clients give their lovely Maplewood, MN, 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. Projects like this are so fun […]

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Modern Kitchen Transformation

  We recently 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. We have to say, this kitchen remodel hits the mark! With high-end appliances, […]

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Modern Home Transformation

Our team recently had the pleasure of helping transform this Rosemount home, and we’re excited to share the details! Before the remodel, the home’s main level featured a closed-off floor plan punctuated with outdated wallpaper, golden oak cabinets and trim, and popcorn ceilings. The newly remodeled main level is stunning — and the kitchen is […]

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2023 Spring Remodelers Showcase Preview

Winter is finally coming to an end, which means it’s almost time for the 2023 Spring Remodelers Showcase! We look forward to sharing two of our latest remodeling projects with you in just a few weeks. In the meantime, scroll below for a sneak peek and all the details you’ll need to visit – we […]

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Design Inspiration: Light Fixtures

Light fixtures are often one of the last pieces of the design puzzle, but it doesn’t mean they’re unimportant! Lighting can make or break your remodeled space. It impacts not just the outcome of the overall design but also how elements like paint, decor, and furniture look within the room. Lighting is also functional, ensuring […]

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2023 Remodeling Design Trends

2023 is officially here, and we thought it would be fun to share some emerging trends we’re excited to see in the coming year. Get the details about our favorite 2023 remodeling design trends below! Arches Looking to upgrade dull doorways and windows? Round out the edges with an arch! Inspired by classical architecture, archways […]

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Our 2022 Year In Review

2022 is coming to an end, and it’s got us reflecting on all the fantastic things that happened over the year. Our team is grateful for another incredible year working on many exciting projects. Thank you to our talented team and the wonderful homeowners who have invited us into their homes this year. We couldn’t […]

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Design Inspiration: Amazing Lower Levels

Who says lower levels have to be dark caves? Not us! When creating multipurpose spaces, it’s hard to beat the basement. Our team has helped countless clients transform their lower levels from unfinished afterthoughts or catchall storage to stunning entertaining spaces, home gyms, kids’ play areas, basement bars, cozy guest suites, and more. With the […]

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2022 Fall Remodelers Showcase: Full Project Photos

The Fall Remodelers Showcase has come and gone, but we couldn’t resist sharing another look at this stunning St. Paul home! These wonderful clients were ready to update the main level of their 1969 home, and we couldn’t be happier with the results. Thanks to everyone who visited us during the Fall Remodelers Showcase – […]

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2022 Fall Remodelers Showcase Preview

  Fall is just around the corner, and you know what that means: the 2022 Fall Remodelers Showcase is just a few short weeks away. We can’t wait to share our latest remodel with you during the Showcase. Get all the details below! 2022 Fall Remodelers Showcase One Weekend Only: September 30th – October 2nd, […]

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