This Old House

We have a 1904 model house and we are thinking of a big remodel. I would like to know if anyone has recommendations for someone that could come in and tell us our redesign and construction options.

Have away. Thanks



about 13 years ago

I'd highly recommend Donovan McCorrison of A Level Above Construction. Very detail oriented, bids explained down to every nail used, high quality work with lots of local references, very tidy, and a friendly person to boot. 591-0040


about 13 years ago

Randy Larson
Meteek Shop

Bob Vila

about 13 years ago

Heartwood Construction - Lonny Anderson - (218) 728-3461

tony d

about 13 years ago

Better World Builders: "green" builders, energy efficiency experts, and sensitive to historic remodels. Pete Dingels and Leon Rohrbaugh; 218-340-9930


about 13 years ago

Another recommendation for Randy Larson - Meteek Shop & Construction.


about 13 years ago

+1 for Pete Dingels and Leon Rohrbaugh


about 13 years ago

Second the motion for Better World Builders.


about 13 years ago

Hi -- Dann Edholm is a local builder, contractor and accomplished carpenter. He is down to earth, has headed up many of the downtown buildings refurbishments, including the latest Zeppa projects east of Lake Avenue, what they are calling "Old Downtown" now, I guess. He can steer you on the right way to do things and keep a lid on costs while doing it. His phone number is (218) 348-9434

Tony D.

about 13 years ago

Better World Builders has also done work for the Zeppas, include the arts café.


about 13 years ago

Michelle Lebeau: Women in Construction
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about 13 years ago

Hugh Reitan at Builder's Commonwealth. The guy is a treasure trove of information about and feeling for older homes.

The Big E

about 13 years ago

I only know one side of the story, but a few years ago some friends went to Builders Commonwealth to get some plans drawn up for a remodeling project with an $80,000 budget, which they claim they stipulated in no uncertain terms up front.  Builders Commonwealth took some money and generated some plans, but what they drew up was more in the $300,000 range.  Or so the story goes.

J. Mc

about 13 years ago

Don't forget to shop for great period doors, trimwork, plumbing & lighting at North Shore Architectural Antiques in Two Harbors. (shameless self promotion)

Jeff Anderson

about 13 years ago

My name is Jeff Anderson. I'm a Duluth native who's just returned after 10 years in South Africa. I've been a contractor/designer for 14 years. I'm pragmatic and extremely creative and believe in making the best use of what you've got and spending money in the right places. Scavenging cool old building material is my favorite. I'd be keen to come have a look if your still needing some advice.  Thanks.

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