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Huge Overhaul for Old House

We got a call from a homeowner moving into a fixer-upper, who needed some heavy-duty kitchen remodeling in Edina. They wanted to have a lot of work done in the home before they moved into it. We spent quite some time discussing the best strategy of how to get all the work done. Their plan […]

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House Improvements Beat Out New Cabin Purchase

A couple called us asking for all sorts of different estimates for home additions, renovations, and basement finishing options. It seems they had been agonizing over buying a cabin for the last year, but decided it may be better to invest in improving their own home. We met with the couple and we helped them […]

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Building on Quality Past Work!

Recently, we got a call from a former customer that we had helped with a home addition. We had planned on working with them as a bathroom remodeler when we were installing piping for the add-on to their home, but it became clear that it was not within their budget at the time. Now, the […]

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We Finished this Project Ahead of Schedule!

We got a call from a schoolteacher who taught consumer science and some cooking classes in a nearby high school. She was experimenting with some new recipes and realized she wanted more space in her kitchen and an island installed. She decided to call us to be her kitchen remodeler in Mahtomedi, and we were […]

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Home Addition Leads to Renovation Project

We recently received a call from a woman looking to hire a home remodeling contractor in Eagan. Her husband had recently built a new sun porch for their house and the wife absolutely loved it. However, she now felt the need to update the surrounding rooms as well, namely their kitchen. The woman felt very […]

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Kitchen Damage is Repaired Professionally

A few weeks ago, we were contacted by a young man in need of a kitchen remodeler in Afton. He’d run into some trouble recently, as his kitchen had been damaged during a bad storm. A branch broke his window, letting in water and debris that damaged the cabinets and floors. He decided instead of […]

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First Time Homeowner Spruces Up Interior

We were recently contacted by a young teacher who had just purchased her first home. Though she loved the outside of the home, the inside left something to be desired. Everything was extremely outdated and definitely not her style, so she decided to hire a kitchen and bathroom remodeler in Lake Elmo to change all […]

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Renovation for Leasing Purposes

We were recently contacted by a young couple looking for a basement remodeler in Woodbury able to take on a large project to convert some under-utilized space in their home. The couple wanted to renovate their currently-unfinished basement and turn it into an apartment they could rent out for some extra cash. We felt our […]

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A Labor of Love: Welcome Baby Biljan to the Great Northern Builders Nursery!

A very special nursery remodel for a very special little one to the Great Northern Builders’ team. The Biljan Baby Nursery! Excited to share our latest special project. This renovation was very special to myself and everyone at Great Northern Builders. This was just a basic 13 ft x 13 ft room that was transformed into […]

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Determine If You Need Home Repairs

How do you determine if it’s time to put on a new roof, install new windows or add new siding? Consider these tips below: Age of roof: The quality of your roofing system can determine when it’s the right time is to add a new roof. Some roof systems will not last more than 10 […]

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Great Northern Builders: Biljan Baby Nursery Provides Woodland Feel with Nautical Elements

As the owner of a construction company, when I found out we were having our first child, I immediately began envisioning what type of nursery we would create.

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Great Northern Builders Renovates Dream Gym for Fitness Entrepreneurs

It’s not unfair or unreasonable to say the majority of us at one point or another have become bored of our mundane, predictable gym experience in an effort to stay healthy and fit. In an effort to offer fitness that is engaging and effective, entrepreneurs Robyn Widman, Brittany Widman, Drew Keller, Zach Zweig decided to […]

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Great Northern Builders Luxury Remodel of The Salon

Most people have grand visions for the business they would like to one day open, but few take the chance and really go for it. A little over one year ago, Jessica Johnson and her husband, Justin Johnson, decided to bring their dream of opening The Salon, a high end salon in Woodbury, Minnesota a […]

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GNB Cares: Rich Hennen Memorial & Golf Tournament Sponsor

Great Northern Builders cares about our community.  We proudly support our community members and local philanthropic events. Oh, did we mention we like making really cool things that people enjoy? We had a blast designing and creating these handcrafted wine racks to donate to the 4th Annual Rich Hennen Memorial Silent Auction.         […]

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GNB Cares: Rich Hennen Memorial & Golf Tournament Sponsor

Great Northern Builders cares about our community.  We proudly support our community members and local philanthropic events. Oh, did we mention we like making really cool things that people enjoy? We had a blast designing and creating these handcrafted wine racks to donate to the 4th Annual Rich Hennen Memorial Silent Auction.         […]

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Benefits of Remodeling and Renovating Your Home

Beyond just the personal joys of having an updated look and feel to your space, remodeling and renovations bring several other benefits to your home including a more functional and enjoyable use of your square footage, increased space, energy savings, increased property value and greater buyer interest when it comes time to sell. At Great […]

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GNB Cares: River Heights Chamber Ambassador Volunteer

We love getting involved with our community! Great Northern Builders is a proud member of the River Heights Chamber of Commerce. Our amazing staff member Natalie Velez is a Chamber Ambassador and enjoys welcoming new members to the community! Pictured below is a recent Ambassador’s visit with Patty’s First Aid! Every month, Natalie volunteers her […]

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Great Northern Builders Creates Hip Reclaimed Commercial Space for Award-Winning Retail Client  

Great Northern Builders, local leader in residential and commercial construction, restoration, remodels and insurance restoration work throughout Minnesota and Wisconsin, recently designed and built the award-winning Atmosfere retail space in the North Loop with 70% reclaimed materials including barn wood and adornments. “The owners of Atmosfere came to us because they liked our design style […]

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After the Storm: Importance of a Hail Damage Assessment

GREAT NORTHERN BUILDERS Hail Damage Often, hail damage cannot be seen from the ground, so it’s important to have your property inspected by a certified team of storm damage repair experts. If hail damage goes undetected, this can not only lead to future leaks and water damage, it can also shorten the warranty and service […]

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How To Choose a Window Contractor

How To Choose a Window Contractor When it comes time to choose Minnesota’s best window contractor, don’t get fooled by those commercials and advertisements promising low cost windows. Many of those companies advertise the cost of the window itself, but forget to mention the up-sells and additional costs of actually installing the windows. You won’t […]

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How To Choose A Siding Contractor

Don’t Choose The Wrong Siding Contractor Curb appeal. It’s important to homeowners. When people drive up or past your house, they immediately notice the exterior appearance. Whether it’s wood, vinyl, aluminum, fiberglass or hardboard composite siding, among others, the type and quality of your home’s siding goes a long way towards improving exterior appearance. But […]

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