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    Lake Country Builders assembled a dream team to bring our wishes for a family lake retreat home to reality. From the initial design meetings, to management of the project, to selections of the finishes, LCB guided us through the process, making it exciting along the way. The staff was extremely accessible, and any of the difficulties inherent in building a custom home were ironed out with great professionalism and a commitment to exceptional client service. The end product, a beautiful, three bedroom rustic lakefront home, exceeded our expectations and will provide decades of family memories.

    —   The Bergeron’s

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    The Lake Country team transformed our third floor space into an amazing master suite. Working in tandem with our architect and designer, LCB delivered exactly what we envisioned with utmost professionalism, quality and attention to detail. Our project was completed on time with minimal disruption to us as we lived in our home during the remodeling process. We highly recommend Lake Country Builders.

    —   The McEnery’s

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    Lake Country Builders were very professional. They kept me informed every step of the way during my kitchen remodel. The remodel involved taking down a supporting wall and rerouting ductwork and electrical. They stayed within budget guidelines and let me know how my additional requests would affect the bottom line. They worked fast and efficiently and always left the workspace clean. My kitchen turned out beautifully and everyone loves it!

    —   The Wright’s

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    Dear Pete, Sue and the whole gang at Lake Country,

    First off – we absolutely love our newly remodeled home. We are thrilled with our gorgeous views; along with our new open floor plan.  Thank you to Brian and Denny (Brick House Arch) as well as Pete for their ideas.

    From start to finish Lake Country has been exceedingly professional as well as organized.  Lake Country’s craftmanship has been nothing but of the utmost and highest caliber.

    All of Lake Country’s employees and subcontractors have been friendly and diligent.  Many have become like good friends 😊

    Can’t say enough good things about Lake Country!

    Also, we love our teak bowl.  It fits right in with our décor.

    Thank you all again for a beautiful home!

    —   The Phippen’s

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    The Island Lake Lodge is a work of art in wood and stone. Our sincere thanks to Lake Country Builders and the team of craftsmen that completed this masterpiece. The project was started about three years ago by another developer. He and his architect envisioned a mountain lodge with stunning sunset views over Island Lake. The economic downturn interrupted their plans, and the project went dormant. Following our purchase of the property, we were fortunate to re-engage Lake Country Builders. The Lodge completion required creativity and discipline. Their convenient Twin Cities and Brainerd Lakes location, made the project a joy to complete. Just look around, from the bunkhouse to the lower mine shaft, the whole place shows their attention to every detail of rustic elegance.

    About 15 years ago, we completed a beautiful home remodeling project with Lake Country Builders and our experience was outstanding. With the Lodge they did it again … they have only gotten better.

    —   Bruce and Lisa Paradis

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    We had our master bedroom and bath remodeled, and added a new deck off the bedroom. The work was excellent and all the people we dealt with were exceptional. Highly recommend Lake Country Builders.

    —   Deb Cote and Nancy Burns

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    I have had the privilege to work with Pete Jacobson and his team at Lake Country Builders on a number of projects. Pete has a clear vision for his team and for those he is associated with. Keeping Green philosophies in mind, they always perform an energy audit and utilize recycling of removed items from a project during demo stages. Lake Country Builders communicate clearly and have built processes they follow that provide reassurance to the homeowner through all stages. Pete and his team strive and achieve excellence in their execution of the client’s goals for their home. I have and will continue to recommend Pete and Lake Country Builders to my clients!

    —   Eminent Interior Design

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    We expanded our house so we could live on one floor. They were outstanding and their staff and sub contractors were the best I have ever worked with. I would recommend them to anyone who asked!!

    —   Joyce and Dick McFarland

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    I have been working with Lake Country Builders for over 8 years both as a member of there team and now as an independant business owner. They bring professional knowledge and experience to every project while focusing on clients specific needs and functions. I have a great respect for all of the employees that comprise there company including there on staff carpenters, that craft beautiful homes. I value our design-build relationship and encourage others to seek them out.

    —   A. Sadowski Designs

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    We appreciate everyone’s work on our project. Everyone is so kind, friendly and trustworthy! The project turned out beautifully and we are enjoying the space tremendously!

    —   Barry and Carmen Nordstrand

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    When we decided to remodel our 1934 home to make it more comfortable for our 21st century family, we had three priorities: to be environmentally conscious, to retain the integrity of the original home while improving flow and function, and to bring the outdoors inside. We were fortunate to find Lake Country Builders, who listened to our wishes and worked hard to come up with a design that met our needs as well as our budget. Their excellent customer service made survival of the building process as smooth as possible for our family and our neighborhood.

    Our formerly dark, cramped kitchen now glows with natural light and connects seamlessly with the rest of the home. We learned so much about green design-and-build, and are thrilled with the results we were able to attain with Lake Country’s help. We were able to salvage windows, doors and siding from the original structure as well as incorporate green products throughout our home.

    —   Edina Home Owners

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    Delivering great results, building great relationships. “Lake Country Builders listened to our vision and, with their talented staff, created a kitchen that surpassed all of our expectations. The architect produced an amazing design that was executed flawlessly by Lake Country’s craftsmen. They communicated with us during the building process and were respectful of our needs and our budget. It was a great experience!

    —   Ryne and Peggy

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    We just finished our third major project with Lake Country. We keep coming back because of the wonderful experiences we’ve had. From design help, all the way through to project completion, they have brought together a team of the best of the best – be it their own employees or the subs that they bring in. They just can’t be beat!

    —   Happy clients

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    As a busy professional, I found it imperative to work with a competent, experienced remodeler. Lake Country Builders was the perfect choice. I had an enjoyable experience working with the designers, watching the project progress and picking out finishes, and the crew was a pleasure to be around. Most importantly, I was able to maintain focus on my schedule outside of this project because of the Lake Country Builders team and expertise. I love my new kitchen and bathroom. Thank you, Lake Country Builders!

    —   Jennifer Mewaldt

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    We chose Lake Country Builders for our kitchen/family room renovation based on strong recommendations from friends and co-workers, and our initial meeting with our designer and Pete. From the very beginning, everyone at Lake Country was professional, responsive and sincerely interested in our project. It was very important to us that our project was “green” (i.e. environmentally friendly). Lake Country enthusiastically supported us and went beyond the call of duty to make it happen.

    Major home renovations can be very disruptive to family life, but everyone involved in this project went out of their way to minimize the disruption and were sensitive to our two small children. Our experience was so positive that during our renovation we asked Lake Country to also do some work in our living and dining rooms. They designed a beautiful opening to our staircase. The transformation of our home is unbelievable! We can’t believe this is the same space! The new kitchen powder room and sitting room area has completely changed our house, yet it completely fits the era of our home.

    Lake Country got it right – they listened to our needs and understood our aesthetic (period woodwork and clean modern lines). We absolutely love the results and really enjoyed working with everyone at Lake Country!

    —   Joanne and Sam Rosenstein

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    We just want to thank you again for making our project a wonderful experience. We can’t say enough about how great everyone was, even with Jon and I living in the middle of it all! Again, thanks to everyone who worked so hard on our remodel. Lake Country Builders will be highly recommended to our friends

    —   Jon and Kristen Nielsen

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    1st floor remodel of 100 year-old lakehouse – went from turn of the old century to contemporary white-bright comfy cool vacation home. They do good work – casa verde did design work for kitchen and master bath and bedroom – great too!

    —   The Anderson’s

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    Just a note to thank you and your team for the wonderful work on our main floor remodel. From the first meeting with you at our house to the closing meeting, the commitment to personal service never stopped. We solicited bids from two other well-known remodelers and your staff’s dedication to following through with every commitment only confirmed our original decision to go with Lake Country.

    Our designer did such a fabulous job of stepping in and creating several options to meet our objectives. She was thorough, persistent, offered valuable advice and direction in an area we knew nothing about, and kept us on track. Her patience with people who had never done this before was wonderful. She kept in touch with us and with the crew on a daily basis, steered all the complex details of the project very effectively and was a joy to work with.

    Your team told us in May the project would be done November 1st and it was. I still can’t believe that one. Of the many crews that worked on our house, through demolition, foundation work, framing, sheet-rocking, plumbing, electrical, heating, siding, roofing, painting, flooring, woodwork and millwork…Jack seemed to be hands-on in nearly every phase. What an asset to your team he is! His patient professionalism, sense of accountability with other crews, follow-through, attention to detail, and great respect for the fact that my family had to live in this house during everything was really incredible.

    So much could have gone wrong, or made it very difficult for our family to stay in the house during all this, but Jack went over and above with the many details of the job so we would be the least inconvenienced. Jack just impressed the hell out of us.

    Your staff was very helpful in keeping our financial and design pieces in good shape, and we just loved both of these talented women. I know I am leaving someone out, but in general everyone we worked with at Lake Country was fabulous.

    Working with many vendors in a highly competitive environment in my position at Target, I know how rare it is to find this combination of talent. Our project was probably the biggest financial challenge we have ever managed, but we feel it was money well spent. I do feel that my family is a part of your family and look forward to working with all of you again!

    —   Laurie Rejzer

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    Like any strong relationship, ours with Lake Country Builders was built on a foundation of trust and was developed through all aspects of the project. There was a pervasive attitude that all our “wants and needs” were foremost in their minds. The professional staff at Lake Country, including their subcontractors, always remembered that they were working on our “home” and not just on a house. Besides their uncompromising attention to quality and detail, what really distinguished Lake Country for us was their high degree of people orientation. Whether it was working with the architect in the design stage, working with the carpenters during the construction, or even with the office staff, their caring attitude and respect for us was most unusual.

    Although we love living in our new home, it was a sad day, literally, to have our home finished, and to say goodbye to our new friends. The upside is that they continue to come around to see that we are satisfied. What a fun and wonderful experience!

    —   Lynda and Drew Summerville

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    From our designer to the carpenters, painters and interior designer, everyone was exceptional. They made our experience painless. We never knew remodeling could be so effortless and clean to live through. We were amazed at how Lake Country Builders stayed within the expected timeline, especially with our kitchen – that was very important to us. Our interior designer is extremely talented; she really made our project beautiful. The kitchen and powder room are warm, inviting, and we are so happy with how smooth the whole process went. We never knew our old kitchen could be transformed and look so fantastic. It complements our existing home perfectly!

    —   Peter and Stephanie Schmidt

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    LCB did a bathroom suite that is handicap accessible, shower, winces etc. The work was excellent and everyone that came to the house was professional and wonderful to work with.

    —   Roger and Nancy McCabe

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    Added master and guest bedroom and master bath basically remodel upstairs of a 97 year old home. We lived in basement for 5 months, which we thought would be impossible. However it was an enjoyable experience – everyone was great to work with, professional in every way and very thoughtful to our needs. Super experience.

    —   Sara

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    We recently completed several home improvement projects with Lake Country (addition of front porch, screen porch, deck, and a new fireplace). The team was a pleasure to work with from beginning to end. We appreciated the processes they have in place from proposal to final walk through.

    The biggest compliment we could provide is that when we tell people our front porch is new, they can’t believe it wasn’t part of the original architecture. It just looks like it belongs!

    —   The Emerson’s

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    Lake Country offered suggestions on how to improve the plans and demanded quality from the subcontractors they hired. We were always happy to see them write down items we talked about so that we didn’t have to wonder if they would remember everything! They were flexible when the project required changes…always letting us know what changes would cost and their effect on the schedule.

    They took care of the final punch-list items quickly so they didn’t drag on and stood behind the work, correcting any problems in a timely manner. They kept a very neat job site and cleaned up daily. We always enjoyed meeting with LCB because they had a positive “can do” attitude and were organized and professional.

    That “can do” attitude is so important in creating a space with a special “look and feel!” Thank you again, Peter. We’re very happy with how the space turned out. Please feel free to use us as a reference.

    —   The Erhards

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    Just a note to let you know your crew who worked on finishing our lower level did a tremendous job. From start to finish, these people were exceptional, always sharing with us their professional knowledge on a personal level. After interviewing two other remodelers, we met with our designer who encouraged us to share how we envisioned the final look and functionality of the lower level. His honesty and sincerity were impressive. Throughout the design process, he listened and eventually drafted a floor plan that integrated all our needs. We truly appreciated his effort in making the hallway pocket door feasible. He realized how important it was to us and carefully planned around a load bearing post and support beam.

    During the actual construction project, Bruce Bebo attentively kept us informed of the construction process and was always available to answer our questions. It was reassuring to know he was overseeing our project. As for the actual carpentry work, Peter was truly a master with his perfectionism and patience. He always made us feel that our ideas and concerns were important.

    Throughout the project, we were so fortunate to have our interior designer’s expertise on the interior design decisions. It was unbelievable how her enthusiasm and eye for color actually made the selection process fun! Most notably, she worked diligently to have our lower level furnished and accessorized in time for our Super Bowl Party deadline.

    After our lower level was completed, the conscientious follow-up care was also appreciated. They were truly “go to” people who got things done! They both listened politely and acted promptly on any issues or concerns.

    The service and quality of Lake Country Builders was remarkable, which ultimately resulted in a beautiful completed project, but there are other factors that enter into our recommendation. For one, we opened our doors to your employees and your subcontractors over a period of four months, and we always felt that our privacy and our property were greatly respected. Secondly, the people we met were not only talented, they were also genuine, polite, and unpretentious. In other words, they were “real” people we could trust. Thanks for having these people on your team!

    —   The Lyngs

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    Lake Country Builders remodeled the first floor of our home which included the kitchen, dining, music, and family rooms. They worked with us to develop our unique design requirements. Lake Country Builders exceeded expectations on the overall design and workmanship provided. Their work features true craftsmanship and was completed on time and on budget in a very professional and respectful manner. They provided daily clean-up and updates on current and upcoming activities throughout the project. This project demonstrated true collaboration. We highly recommend Lake Country Builders based on our experience.

    —   The Martin’s

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    A huge thank you to Lake Country Builders! We are thrilled with our completed project and hope to do future business with you. We will highly recommend you to anyone who inquires

    —   Tom and Kathy Skalitzky