2020: A Look Back at Our Year


As we enter the holiday season and the year begins to draw to a close, we can’t help but reflect on some of our favorite memories and milestones of 2020. While the COVID-19 pandemic certainly made for a challenging year, we are grateful for the projects we completed, the wonderful clients we worked with, and the commitment of our talented team. Thank you for your support! Scroll below to see what we’ve been up to in 2020!


Spring Parade of Homes Remodelers Showcase

Kitchen Remodel with stained island and white cabinetry

The 2020 Spring Parade of Homes Remodelers Showcase may not have happened as planned due to COVID-19, but we were happy to get creative with a virtual tour of this newly remodeled home. Featuring an 8-foot island and custom cabinetry, the heart of this Woodbury home is just as functional as it is beautiful. Get the scoop about this stunning remodel on our blog.


Rustic Exterior Renovation

Rustic Home Exterior Renovation

The exterior of this client’s 1980s home needed some curb appeal, and we were happy to deliver! With plenty of space to pull up a chair and take in the view of their sprawling property, this rustic exterior renovation was exactly what the homeowner envisioned. The reclaimed timber gable truss creates a gorgeous focal point and has local ties; the Douglas Fir beams came from the Old West Publishing building in downtown St. Paul.


State-of-the-Art Sport Court

Custom Outdoor Sport Court Highland Park MN

Our team had so much fun helping this repeat client add a custom outdoor sport court to their Highland Park home this fall! The 22×38 foot court has some pretty awesome features, including rebound netting, custom decals and graphics, and specially-licensed Minnesota United FC banners. Designed with versatility in mind, the court can be used for basketball, volleyball, tennis, soccer, and more! Get a closer look at the details here.


Fall Parade of Homes Remodelers Showcase

Minnetonka Manshed2020 Fall Remodelers Showcase

There’s a lot to love about the fall season, but one of our favorites will always be the Fall Parade of Homes Remodelers Showcase! This year we got to share a peek inside this modern and playful man shed featuring natural finishes, reclaimed wood, and a commercial-style garage door that brings the outdoors in. Our team had a wonderful weekend chatting with guests as they explored the details of this unique space.


3 ROMA Award Wins in 2020

Great Northern Builders Wins Three 2020 ROMA Awards from Housing First Minnesota

The GNB team is ending the year on an inspiring note! We won three 2020 ROMA Awards from Housing First Minnesota in the following categories: Lower Level Under $125,000, Residential Exterior, and Whole House $800,000 & Over. We are so honored to be recognized alongside so many talented industry professionals. Thank you to our amazing team and clients for making this achievement possible!