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We are excited to provide our review for JK&S and could not have been more pleased with them as our builder!

The Kraemer family are humble, honest, and professional and these attributes reflect in all employees of their company. I can say our process with JK&S was an entirely elevated business standard & experience delivered in honesty, client advocacy, quality, and value. The involvement and personalized approach to our build experience was incredible. We had a JK&S employee Job Supervisor onsite literally almost every single day of our construction project. We also had our own Senior Project Manager managing all of our bids & client driven change orders. In addition, both John and Gary Kraemer personally visited our job site numerous times to ensure the build process was seamless and meeting expectations.

The awesome thing about building with JK&S is that we had so many ‘specialist’ trades involved and vested in our project. From our hand framers, to the father son carpenters that spent weeks onsite building our staircase piece by piece, to the cabinet maker who met with us numerous times around our work schedules to discuss various interior cabinetry design elevation. We could go on and on. The JK&S trades that worked on our home were true trades with passion for their craft, and uncompromised in the quality execution of their work.

The consistent client-centric tone, patience, and attitude from JK&S, from start to finish, was always enthusiastic and with out best interests first and foremost. When working through our dream house designs and budget realities and challenges, John Kraemer personally worked with our architect and us to value engineer different areas of our plan, and rebid where appropriate to ensure we could achieve our dream plans within our budget. A unique and admirable aspect of JK&S is their transparency – not only do they leverage significant economies of scale based on the volume of work they do, they pass along ALL this value to their clients for open book review.

Since moving into our home my wife is always saying, “I love our home!!” We put so much thought into every aspect of our home and John Kraemer & Sons surrounded us with the critical thinkers, designers, and skilled trades needed to deliver the level of detail and quality we desired. We could not be more excited to make a lifetime of memories in our new home. We could not thank JK&S enough and would highly recommend them to others. John & Cecile A. of Edina, MN

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

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. of Minneapolis, 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.

Hopkins, 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.

Wayzata, 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.
Edina, MN


After living in downtown Chicago for almost 35 years we made the decision to move to Rochester MN.

We began a search to identify a builder and after thorough research John Kraemer and Sons was identified as a possible choice – the homes on their website were extraordinary and they were builder of the year in the Minneapolis area multiple times.

After meeting with the Kraemers in person (Gary and John principally) we rapidly developed a sense of confidence that the home they would deliver to us would be spared none of their attention to detail and quality and that they would also function as our advocates – when necessary – on site.

All we can say is that our expectations were more than exceeded – The Kraemers get to know their clients and a comfortable and informal relationship was rapidly established.  Over the course of the approximately 10 months the house was under construction we consistently heard from folks in the Rochester area – in particular the professional home inspector whose services we had engaged to function as a liaison with our title service and as our on site advocate – that we were getting a home built to absolutely the highest standards (e.g. materials and workmanship the likes of which he hadn’t really seen in the Rochester area in his many years as an inspector/supervisor).

Not only did we have ready access to both Gary and John Kraemer but the supervisor of our project from their home office – Steve Poppen – was and is terrific – whatever the question or issue – large or small – the minute Steve learned of it he was rapidly on site to make sure the resolution was correct and complete. We might not have been Kraemer’s biggest project, but we always sensed that the project was just as important to them as it was to us.

In short we love our Kraemer built home and feel that we will have friends for many years to come in the Kraemer “family.”

David & Jean G.

Rochester, 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.

Minnetonka, 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.

Prior Lake, 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.

Minneapolis, 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.

Edina, 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.
Stillwater, MN

We used John Kraemer & Sons for a significant remodel of our home. The results were outstanding! They were very creative, displayed great expertise, finished on time and were constantly available to ask questions and support the project. I’d recommend John and his team to anyone building a home or looking to remodel.

Dave M.

Eden Prairie, 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.

Medina, MN

As we have told you many times, 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.

Wayzata, 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.

Eden Prairie, 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.

Tonka Bay, 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.

St. Paul, MN

This kitchen is amazing! Thank you very much for everything – your professionalism, perfection, answering your phone, and answering our thousands of questions!

Bill & Kristina M.

Edina, MN

Thank you so much. Your company did a wonderful job! Paul and the guys were fabulous and really delivered superb service and quality insight/expertise to our project.

Maggie L.

Orono, MN

Al and I would like to thank you for the wonderful job your men did in our kitchen. They were all skilled gentlemen. It was a very positive experience. If we ever need any other work done we will call you and would be happy to tell others about your fine work. Thanks again!

Nancy T.

Plymouth, MN

My wife and I had done 5 previous remodel jobs on our various homes, condo and cabin. When we selected Kraemer on the most complicated remodel to date, we thought we had a headache on our hands due to the poor condition of the house. To our surprise, their due diligence was so thorough that we experienced no surprises and the project was completed on time, budget and craftsmanship exceeded all of our wildest dreams.

Our home has been transformed truly into our castle. Thank you John Kraemer and Sons!

Chris & Jane S.

St. Paul, MN

We are forever in debt to your company for helping us fulfill a dream of ours. It has been such a pleasure working with everyone from Kraemer and Sons and you all have assisted in making this process extremely enjoyable.

David and Angela S.

Edina, MN

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 and Karen H.

Eden Prairie, MN

Thank you for your hard work and commitment to excellence. It is exquisitely revealed in our home. We are very grateful.

Bev and M.

Minneapolis, MN

Working with you and your entire crew was a great experience. The talent that your guys displayed on a daily basis was truly amazing. I saw your crew make tools, and solve problems with impressive precision!

I’ve never seen such a smooth and organized project. Our job supervisor, Ray Walentiny was a real treat to work with. He handled all the subs and us with the utmost in respect and was always attentive to our needs. He made sure that we had an opportunity to give input throughout the entire process. He is a real asset to your fine organization. Everyone with your company was so enjoyable to work with. You made it easy to build our dream home.

Jim and Lori B.

Wayzata, MN

Thank you John Kraemer & Sons! We appreciate your superb craftsmanship and unflagging cooperation in making our dream home a reality.

Jim & Kara T.

Bayport, MN

Thank you very much for our wonderful home! It was a pleasure working with all of you every step of the way. But I knew that from the first meeting I had with you. We are grateful beyond words at your timely completion and the quality of the finished project. We have already shared your name with people looking to build, and will continue to do so. We couldn’t have done it without you!

Chad & Swen G.

Deephaven, 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.

Edina, MN

We wanted to make sure you knew just how very happy we are with the work your company did on our house. We love it and are so pleased with how it turned out. Also, Ray did an outstanding job making sure every detail was covered and the project flowed smoothly. He figured out a couple of things we thought impossible. Steve is a meticulous carpenter and we are enjoying the “fruits of his labor”. Both of these men were at our house daily and were most professional and courteous.

We appreciate their hard work. Also, the other carpenters, plumbers, electricians, Janna, Michelle and Mike were great to work with. Paul and his paint/wallpaper crew were super. Mark did a wonderful job on the bathrooms. The cabinets are beautiful. Everyone involved really seemed to want the project to go well and it certainly did. Thank you for our “new house”!

Linda and Mike L.

Eden Prairie, 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.

Shorewood, MN

John Kraemer & Sons completed our house on-time and with an exceptional level of quality. All their craftsmen were highly skilled, courteous, and punctual. Their experienced foremen brought a complicated building process together in an extremely professional and timely manner.

Brad and Elizabeth R.

Edina, 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.

Deephaven, MN