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Who We Are

John Kraemer & Sons: Who We Are A Family Tradition in Home Building As the state’s only Four-Time Builder of the Year, John Kraemer & Sons has been building luxury homes and remodeling fine residences since 1978. Founded by current President Gary Kraemer and his late father John, our firm focuses on luxury residential projects of all shapes, sizes, and styles. Depending on the year, our workload is typically 50% remodeling and 50% new construction. We specialize in everything from large estate home construction, to empty-nest homes, to lake cabins, all the way to simple mud room remodels. With Gary’s two sons John and Jeff in the business, the firm is now a third-generation company. Our staff is committed to making every building or renovation project exceptional, from the moment we meet until long after we hand over the keys. The Kraemers (John, Gary and Jeff) are personally involved in every project. We listen closely to each client and build a home that clearly reflects their lifestyle and personality. John Kraemer & Sons is unique in the fact that we employ all our own job superintendents, project managers, and finish carpenters. Each client is assigned a job superintendent who will remain on-site each day until their home is completed. This personal relationship is the foundation of each John Kraemer & Sons project, and sets us apart from most builders whose superintendents manage multiple projects at a time. Since our finish carpenters are all on staff, we have the horsepower to get projects completed for our clients on time, on budget, and with the highest quality imaginable. Each one of...

Our Staff

Meet Our Staff Back: Dave, Amber, John, Jeff, and Fritz. Front: Steve P., Dustin, Janna, Gary, Kendra, Steve S., and Tom. Our staff is committed to making every building or renovation project exceptional, from the moment we meet until long after we hand over the keys. John Kraemer & Sons was founded in 1978 by the late John Kraemer and his son, current President Gary Kraemer. With Gary’s two sons John and Jeff in the business, the firm is now a third-generation company. Gary Kraemer and his father John started the company in 1978. Gary has worked in every aspect of the company from laborer, to carpenter, to his current role as President of the company. He has over 40 years of experience in the construction business. Gary is committed to providing the finest quality, craftsmanship and customer service that his clients deserve. Gary is a true believer that a satisfied customer is not good enough. He strives to go above and beyond all expectations to make sure that all of his clients’ needs are completely fulfilled. Gary recently earned his fourth Builder of the Year Award from the Builder’s Association of the Twin Cities. This honor is in recognition of trust, communication, loyalty and ethics, and is the most coveted distinction a member of the Builder’s Association can receive. Gary is one of the select group of professional builders who have earned the Certified Graduate Builder (CGB) designation, identifying himself as one of the building industry’s top professionals. The CGB is an exclusive designation, emphasizing expertise in several areas key to home building and business management. This designation...

Awards

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. ‘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 their 2017 Builder of the Year Award NARI MN CoTY Awards 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. 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...

In the Media

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.   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...

Philanthropy

John Kraemer & Sons: Foundation in Philanthropy John Kraemer & Sons believes that it is of utmost importance to give back to the communities in which we build and remodel. Here are a few wonderful charitable foundations that John Kraemer & Sons supports each year. Please click on a logo to find out more about these great organizations! We are very excited to add the 2018 USA Women’s Olympic Hockey Team to the list of causes we support. Over the next year we hope their team will provide inspiring role models for young women everywhere. Go Team USA! In 2013, we at John Kraemer & Sons teamed up with Parade of Homes and the BATC Foundation on a remodeling project. Our goal was to make a wheelchair-accessible home for Vietnam veteran and former marathon runner Dave Davidson and his wife Penny. Click here for...