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John Kraemer & Sons Awards

John Kraemer & Sons is proud to have won numerous awards within our industry. Our greatest four honors are our Minnesota Builder of the Year trophies.builderofyear

‘Builder of the Year’ is the most coveted distinction a member of the Builder’s Association can receive. This honor recognizes trust, communication, loyalty and ethics in builders. John Kraemer & Sons is the only four-time winner of this award. We were named Builder of the Year in 2017, 2013, 2009 and 1999, and runner-up in 2008 and 1997.

Gary, John, and Jeff Kraemer with the 2017 Builder of the Year Award
Gary, John, and Jeff Kraemer with their 2017 Builder of the Year Award


NARI CotY 2017 Award WinnerWinner of Multiple CotY Awards in 2016
November 16, 2017 was a big night for John Kraemer & Sons! We were honored to receive two Contractor of the Year Awards at the annual CoTY Awards presented by the Minnesota chapter of the National Association of the Remodeling Industry (NARI MN). They were in the categories of Best Historic Renovation and Best Detached Structure for a pool house project.

John Kraemer & Sons has earned 16 Contractor of the Year awards since 2013. In 2015 we were thrilled to take home the Best of Show for our Historic St. Paul renovation. The Best Historic Renovation project went on to earn both Regional and National CotY awards.

John Kraemer & Sons 2015 COTY awards

Our sincere thanks to all our partners and workers who helped to make these awards possible, and to NARI for making this such a thrilling time for us. Thank you!

2015, 2014 and 2013 ROMA Awards

John Kraemer & Sons won multiple Annual Remodeler of Merit Awards (ROMA), sponsored by the Builders Association of the Twin Cities and its BATC Remodelers Council. In 2015 we were honored with Two ROMA Awards for “Best kitchen over $100,000” and “Best bathroom under $50,000.” A St. Paul project won “Best Kitchen over $125,000” in 2014. Awards were for “Best addition over $250,000” for a project in Tonka Bay and “Best Kitchen over $175,000” for a project in St. Paul in 2013.

2015 RAVE Awards from Mpls. St.Paul Home & Design Magazine

RAVE Awards
John Kraemer & Sons and our awesome Architectural partners earned 1st and 2nd place in the 2015 Rave Awards for best home over 3,500 sq. ft, and a bunkhouse we built earned 1st place for best home under 2,000 sq. ft. Congratulations to Rehkamp Larson Architects, Inc. for winning first place on our collaboration on Lake Minnetonka. Also, a big congratulations to TEA2 Architects for winning 2nd place on our collaboration in Northern Wisconsin, and 1st place for the bunkhouse on the same property. It’s awesome what great teamwork can do!

16 Houzz Awards is the leading online platform for home remodeling, information, advice and support for homeowners and home improvement professionals. In 2017, the Houzz community awarded John Kraemer & Sons a Best of Houzz Design award since our portfolio included some of the most popular images on Houzz. We were even more humbled to win Best in Customer Service, which recognizes the highest levels of client satisfaction.

Thanks to our followers who have added more than 1,000,000 of our photos to ideabooks on Houzz!

Best of Houzz 2016

7 Best Builder & Remodeler Awards

Best of Edina 2017
We are thrilled to have John Kraemer & Sons named Edina’s Best Builder & Remodeler by Edina Magazine ( for the sixth year in a row (2012-2017). We were also excited to be named Best Builder & Remodeler by Southwest Metro Magazine ( for 2017 as well!

Thanks to all our clients, friends, trade professionals, and Architectural & Design professionals who support us, and make winning awards like this possible!

Parade of Homes™ Awards

2008 and 2009 People’s Choice Awards

People who tour the fall Parade of Homes are asked to rate various aspects of each home based on their “ideal” for the price. John Kraemer & Sons is proud have earned the People’s Choice Award for two consecutive years.

2009 Trillium Award

The 2009 fall Parade of Homes tour earned John Kraemer & Sons a Trillium Award for exterior design. We also won the award for Best Brochure.

Three-time Dream Home Builder

The Parade of Homes™ and Remodeler’s Showcase selects a few homes out of thousands each year as the “Dream Homes” featured in their Parade of Homes. John Kraemer & Sons was proud to be a Dream Home Builder in 2007, 2010, and 2011.

Multiple Reggie Award of Excellence Awards

Presented by the Builder’s Association of the Twin Cities, the Reggie Award recognizes the very best among builders who are creating homes of quality and value for Twin Cities families.

National Red Diamond Award

In August of 2016, Integrity Windows and Doors announced the winners of its 2016 Red Diamond Achiever Awards. The annual awards honor the exceptional work of licensed builders, remodelers and architects who use Integrity windows and doors in their projects. John Kraemer & Sons was one of six builders nation-wide who won this prestigious award. Find out more.