Testimonials

We chose the John Kraemer & Sons team as our builder because of three main factors 1) attention to the quality of the most minute of details 2) ability to understand and be candid yet creative within our budget constraints and 3) they are good humans. Let me rephrase: they are great humans.

We were able to start our build process thousands of miles away as we were going through a cross-country move with a toddler and one on the way. The team was warm, available, organized and even-keeled; all descriptors that were very much appreciated and needed during the stress of a large-life transition.

During the build process, the team was thoughtful and solution-oriented in getting us the end product we were dreaming of, and more. They allowed us to be as involved as we preferred or could be, which varied by the week. We grew to have, and of course still maintain, an innate trust of the team’s judgment and execution. Working with the JKS team gave us peace of mind as we went through the largest monetary and future life investment we’d ever been a part of: building our dream home.

I’ve said this before and I will say it again, if I could build a house with the JKS team every year, I would do it in a heartbeat. The JKS team was our unwavering advocate throughout the entire build process, and I’m so glad that I can now be theirs.

Pete & Alissa from Edina, MN

Just completed building our home with John Kraemer & Sons. From the beginning of the process to the very end the amount of time, professionalism, expertise, organization and communication was exceptional.

Five stars is truly not enough. We could not be happier with the choice we made having this builder and their incredible staff build our dream home.

Ken & Rosanne E. from Edina, MN

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John Kraemer & Sons has an outstanding reputation for building quality homes, and that was a key factor in our decision to have them build our lake house. We were pleased, though not surprised, that they not only met, but exceeded our high expectations, delivering a fairly complex project on time and on budget.

Throughout the build process, they displayed a refreshing commitment to meticulous craftsmanship and exacting quality that left us thrilled with our investment. They worked closely with our architect and designer to ensure every detail was executed flawlessly, and their diligent efforts resulted in a wonderful home we will enjoy for decades.

John Kraemer & Sons will always be our builder and has earned our highest recommendation.

Scott & Jill W. from Orono, MN

It was an absolute pleasure building my dream house with John Kraemer and Sons. I had not built before and thus had little idea what to expect. Friends who had built with other builders had said ‘plan for it to be over-budget and behind schedule’. Overall the process was much easier and far more enjoyable than I had anticipated, and most importantly, I am absolutely thrilled with the end result.

I love coming home and walking around my house enjoying every room and every detail inside and out. I was grateful to the JKS team for making suggestions when I did not know what was current. The craftsmanship is beautiful and even friends who are architects or have built luxury homes in other parts of the world are impressed by the level of detail.

During the build process, I found the team at JKS to be extremely responsive to my requests and able to accommodate my schedule and needs – even when I changed my mind about something, such as adding an extra fireplace and a rock climbing wall. Even now, nearly 2 years after I have moved in, I can still reach them day or night. I am not the type of person to give praise easily – on the contrary I consider myself extremely objective, but I honestly can say that building with JKS was an absolute pleasure and I would do it again in a heartbeat. They are truly masters and professionals!

Alexandra T. from Wayzata, MN

~What a fun project! I would build house after house with Kraemer if I could. From the very first meeting we knew we were in good hands. We were surrounded by a knowledgeable team the entire time. No detail was overlooked. We looked forward to our weekly meetings and walk-throughs which made the build smooth and uncomplicated. The thousands of decisions were made easy by the support of the team. It was just a great experience and I hope to do it again someday!

Ryan & Traci from Eden Prairie, MN

It was truly a pleasure having JK&S build our house. We value our relationship with everyone at your company. You have a very unique group of people who make us feel very confident in their professionalism and quality of our house yet also make us feel like personal friends. We feel fortunate to have had JK&S build our house!

Mark F. from Wayzata, MN

John Kraemer & Sons completed a renovation of our entire main floor. From our initial meeting to our final walk through, we were treated to courteous, skilled professionals. We stayed very near to budget and our project was completed in three months, on the early end of the 3-4 month estimated timeline.

We couldn’t be more pleased. We will be hiring this company again for any future projects.

John & Candace R. from Medina, MN

Working with everyone at John Kraemer and Sons was a wonderful experience. Their project managers were there on a daily basis, expertly managing the sub-contractors and making sure everything was done to our satisfaction. The project was done on time, and we are thrilled with it! I recommend John Kraemer and sons to anyone doing a home remodeling project.

Gary & Missy G. from Eden Prairie, MN

I have had the pleasure of working with John Kraemer and Sons on both a professional and personal level over the years, and I have only the very best things to say about this team!

The JK&S crew managed the complete remodel of my 95-year-old home with a grace and ease that comes rarely in any industry. Despite the extensive nature of my home’s remodel, the resulting ‘new’ home blends seamlessly with the original. JK&S approached every situation with a positive, can-do attitude that made me feel confident in the outcome, even when I wasn’t sure how a problem might be resolved. Gary & Jeff were creators and problem solvers the whole way through – if we could draw it or imagine it, they could build it.

The experience and talent that this 3 generation firm has in building and remodeling homes was such an incredible asset throughout the project. Even the unexpected and unusual challenges that arose during my period home’s remodel were things they had seen and dealt with before. JK&S is a firm of very high integrity. They will never let you down, and I felt in good hands throughout every step of the process.

Thank you, thank you for my beautiful home!

Steve & Martha O. from Minneapolis, MN

From our first meeting with John Kraemer & Sons we knew we were in good hands. Finding ourselves in the middle of our house construction, and needing a new builder, John Kraemer & Sons was there to help us get back on track, ensuring our final project was built with the quality, beauty & expertise both we and the architect expected. The quality they produce is second to none.

John Kraemer & Sons excelled with their communication, job site supervision, quality craftsmen & trusted sub-contractors. During the 3 years designing and building our home, we learned a lot. Most importantly, we learned that having a great team building your house is invaluable. John Kraemer & Sons is the builder you want on your team. We can’t thank them enough for making our dream home a reality!

Charlie & Clare K. from Buffalo, MN

We completely remodeled our 80+ year old French Tudor home and added a three car garage, two bedrooms and a full bathroom. Kraemer & Sons finished ahead of schedule and they were meticulous in their craftsmanship and quality to ensure their work fit the period of the original structure. The end result was masterful and far exceeded our expectations.

Their service, integrity and responsiveness was outstanding and the billing and budget management was fair and timely. They have more than earned our highest recommendation.

Jay & Kari C. from Hopkins, MN

We recently completed a total renovation on our home and have never worked with a finer team of professionals than John Kraemer & Sons. To a person, they define a new level of customer service and customer satisfaction that puts them in a league of their own. They provided timely updates, met tight deadlines and were extremely prompt and responsive to any questions we had.

We especially appreciated their sense of partnership when working with us, our designer and with all the sub-contractors. Our home is stunning, the craftsmanship is of the utmost quality and most importantly, we worked with wonderful individuals who truly cared as much about how they worked with us as they did about the quality of the work they provided.

You couldn’t go wrong working with them and I would highly recommend them for any renovation, remodel or build from scratch. It’s a great group of professionals!

Lee & Karen N. from Minnetonka, MN

We hired John Kraemer & Sons for a remodeling project at our home last year. We had such a great experience and we respect their firm so much that we have recently hired them to build a new home for us. From the first day we talked with them about the project, they were straightforward and professional. They listened to us and communicated seamlessly with our architect.

Kraemer clearly laid out the project scope, budget and timeline of the project. During the remodel, our site supervisor, Dan, made the project so easy! He kept us well informed and the project was completed on time and on budget. We love the work they did to our current home and best of all, the project was actually fun! I would highly recommend John Kraemer & Sons.

Pat & Molly C. from Edina, MN

Our experience with everyone at John Kraemer and Sons was professional, timely, and first rate. They listened to our ideas and were able to problem solve whenever the situation would require some originality and creativity. The attention to detail was phenomenal! I would not at all hesitate to recommend this successful experience we have experienced. Our job superintendent was beyond fantastic to work with. Everyone’s years of experience benefited us greatly!

Mark & Pam F. from Wayzata, MN

Thank you for working on this project with us. Everything your company does is completed at the highest, most professional and expert level. You should be incredibly proud of your group.

Mike & Debi from Greenwood, MN

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Over the past 10 years, we have had John Kraemer and Sons finish our basement, construct a bonus room over our garage, add a wine cellar and remodel several rooms in our 20 year-old home.

We wouldn’t consider using a builder other than JK&S. Their quality and attention to detail is unsurpassed, they are creative and good at problem solving. They listen, stand behind their work and everyone from the top on down is accessible, friendly and pleasant to work with. We give JK&S our highest recommendation.

Brian & Karen H. from Eden Prairie, MN

John Kraemer and Sons is First Choice when choosing a builder. They use a complete team and take ownership of the entire building process. Issues or concerns during and after the project is over are appreciated and responded to which is something of great importance!

Greg & Kathy D. from Deephaven, MN

John Kraemer and Sons are outstanding builders in quality, detail and ability to work with. My experience has been very positive. The sub-contractors are also excellent.

They are always working when expected to, friendly and great to build a home with. Kraemers have won many top building awards and they certainly live up to their reputation as outstanding builders in all categories. The entire Kraemer staff is professional, extremely helpful, kind and competent, starting with the day I interviewed the builders.

They have made the process quite problem free. I have been extremely pleased with the entire planning and building process which has moved forward as promised.

Gloria B. from Prior Lake, MN

We selected John Kraemer & Sons to do several large rehab projects on our home in Shorewood/Excelsior over the last three years. We would recommend Kraemer without any hesitation for any project or build.

Jeff Kraemer and Steve Weckwerth led each of the projects and I cannot say enough about these gentlemen. Their commitment, dedication and workmanship far exceeded our expectations. They treated every project as if they were doing it in their own homes. They were always available for questions or quick fixes and extremely attentive to every detail. If another project/build is ever in our future, they will be the first and only call we make.

I promise you will not be disappointed if you choose John Kraemer & Sons.

Tony & Melissa C. from Shorewood, MN

Words to express our pleasure and gratitude would be difficult to find. We are immensely pleased and grateful to all of you and your associates for the beautiful home. It is a real game-changer for our family. Our little girls are over the moon with every detail in their rooms and elsewhere.

You all have thought of everything and we will enjoy it thoroughly for years to come. Thank you all so much!
Mitch & Laurie D. from Tonka Bay, MN

Kraemer & Sons just finished our new home — on budget and ahead of schedule. Unbelievable craftsmanship and attention to detail. No surprises. Would never use anyone else for future construction project.

Matt & Stacy B. from Edina, MN

This is the most professional company/contractor I have ever hired. Each person from this company who stepped foot inside my house was a perfect gem! They were always, punctual, courteous, respectful of my home and easy to work with on all types of jobs (large and small). Good management shows in professional employees and this company has both.

Ron & Susan S. from St. Paul, MN

Our experience with John Kraemer & Sons was truly exceptional. They served as a trusted partner from begin to end in a challenging historic home renovation project – providing expert advice and guidance during all phases. In an industry where skill and character count in equal parts, we could not have asked for a better team with which to work – best in class craftsmen, exceptional job supervision, and invaluable construction and design guidance.

They also truly understood how to help a family live through the challenges that a renovation can present and took great pains to minimize the disruption in our lives. They were on budget, on time and exceptional to work with. We could not recommend them strongly enough.

Jill S. and Beth F. from Minneapolis, MN

When it came time to renovate our home, we wanted to know we could count on our builder…for expertise, professionalism, timeliness, quality, as well as highly personalized service. From the outset, John Kraemer and Sons provided that confidence.

Teaming together just felt right from the very beginning. John Kraemer and Sons are warm, values-based, and expert in all they do. This was the largest renovation we had ever taken on as a family. JKS led the way, providing excellence at every step. Planning was thorough, with absolute clarity on required decisions. Throughout the process JKS showed flexibility as we adjusted our plans. Our project supervisor was particularly stellar, demanding excellence from his direct team and subcontractors, paying attention to every detail, and working tirelessly on our behalf.

When a few issues arose during our renovation, JKS stepped up and made sure promises were kept, and resolution only enhanced trust and partnership. Everyone pitched in to complete our renovation when a personal tragedy struck, doubling down and collaborating with our designer.

We are grateful to JKS every day as we thoroughly enjoy our renovated home. There is simply no one else we want to build our homes in the future.

Karen and Jim B. from Wayzata, MN

We’ve been in our home for 6 months & we love it! John Kraemer & Sons were exceptional throughout the process with obsession over details, collaboration and accessibility. Since completion of the project, they’ve been very quick to respond to emails or questions and their subcontractors have also operated with the same level of high service.

After working with them, we now understand why they win so many home builder awards. Thank you JK & Sons!

Chuck & Shannon R. from Stillwater, MN

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MN Builder License BC001408
WI Builder License DC-082000843
FL Builder License CRC1331281