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In the Media

John Kraemer & Sons has been rewarded with numerous prestigious awards for their luxury custom home designs over the years. The company has been recognized four times as the Builder’s Association of the Twin Cities’ Builder of the Year. This honor is awarded each year to the builder who best exhibits honesty, ethics, and customer satisfaction.

In addition to the magazines listed below, you can also find John Kraemer & Sons’ homes commonly featured in publications such as Mpls/St. Paul Magazine, Midwest Home Magazine, Artful Living Magazine, and Minnesota Monthly.

December 2017: This video about the construction of the 2017 ASID Showcase Home shows the close collaboration required between John Kraemer & Sons, the architect, and the homeowners when creating a dream home.

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Television Interviews

June 2016: WCCO 4 News’ Natalie Nyhaus visits a 2016 Artisan Home Tour solar-powered home that John Kraemer & Sons built along Lake Calhoun. Watch it here.

September 2015: FOX 9’s MA Rosko visits a Fall Parade of Homes Dream Home built by John Kraemer & Sons. Watch it here.

August 2015: Lee Valsvik from Kare11 talks to Gary Kraemer about the Midwest Home Luxury Remodeling Tour, which includes a John Kraemer & Sons project. See the interview.

August 2014: Gary Kraemer and Andy Kruger from the Midwest Home Luxury Remodeling Tour join KSTP’s Jessica Miles to talk about the event here.

Spring 2013: The ART of HOME television show on My29 WFTC went on a guided tour with John & Gary Kraemer, of a whole-house renovation recently completed in the Bearpath Golf Community of Eden Prairie, MN. Click here to watch the episode on YouTube.

Mpls. St. Paul Magazine

December 2016: Mpls. St. Paul Magazine has again highlighted John Kraemer & Sons as “The face of luxury home building”. Find out more.

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Artful Living magazine

Autumn 2014: Artful Living magazine’s “Practically Romantic” points out the practical elements of a stunning home, purposefully designed to meets its owners’ needs from the family years well into the empty nest phase of their lives.

Winter 2014: Artful Living magazine’s “Third Time’s The Charm” discusses John Kraemer & Son’s unique achievement of garnering a third Builder of the Year award.

Autumn 2011: Artful Living magazine’s “The Domino Effect” shows how a simple kitchen project turned into a full-gut rehab once the owners learned anything is possible with a winning team. Click here to read the story.


December 2016: “Welcome Home: The Most Popular Exteriors on Houzz in 2016” features over 12.5 million photos, and we are thrilled to announce that we had “far and away” the #1 most popular exterior photo on all of Houzz this year!!! Check it out here.

February 2016: “Behind the awards and the amazing custom homes, there is a fantastic story about John Kraemer & Sons.” Architectural Filmmaker Ryan Siemers releases a gorgeous online video called “John Kraemer & Sons: A Story Behind Every Home.” Watch it here.

December 2015: posts “Contemporary Lake House in Minnesota Encourages Family Fun” about a John Kraemer & Sons home construction project. Read more.

November 2015: A 1900s Historic Kitchen renovation by John Kraemer & Sons was showcased on the blog for the BATC Parade of Homes blog. Read the full story here.

July 2015: Architectural Filmmaker Ryan Siemers produced a great video detailing the design and construction process of a home we built for the 2015 Luxury Home Tour. Tell us what you think!

Minnesota Monthly Notables

Minnesota Monthly magazine

June 2016: Minnesota Monthly magazine’s annual “Faces of Minnesota” edition features “some of the state’s most interesting and innovative professionals”, including John Kraemer & Sons. Find out more.

Notables 2015: This special section of Minnesota Monthly magazine features notable innovative professionals in Minnesota. John Kraemer & Sons made the list! Click here to read the full story.

Midwest Home magazine

Midwest Home Magazine

July/August 2015: Check out our 2015 Luxury Home Tour entry! This gorgeous 93-year-old home retains its timeless appeal even after a significant upgrade to its infrastructure. Find out more.

July/August 2014: We made the cover of the 2014 Luxury Home Tour Guide with French-Style Fanciness by John Kraemer & Sons.

April 2014: Midwest Home magazine’s Remodeling Guide 2014 features a John Kraemer & Sons whole-home remodel project (4MB).

April/May 2012: Midwest Home magazine profiles a kitchen with plenty of “Sparkle Factor” thanks to a John Kraemer & Sons renovation (759KB PDF).

Star Tribune newspaper

November 2016:
Homeowner and designer Ashii Vrohidis had a lot of input in creating and decorating the 2,500-square-foot modern home overlooking Lake Calhoun. But accomplishing all that on “the most complicated lot in Minneapolis” was a challenge. To pull it off, the couple turned to custom builder John Kraemer & Sons. Read the full story.

August 2015:
A Minneapolis interior designer’s Georgian-style home makeover is infused with southern comfort and open for tours. Read more.

Twin Cities Business magazine

November 2012: Gary Kraemer, President of John Kraemer & Sons, was recently honored in the Self Improvement section of the Twin Cities Business magazine’s The Black Book, which features the “top 100 People to Help You Thrive in 2013.”

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