Yes, another “best of” list. The problem with “best of” lists is that the curators are often not even from the same area. Lucky for you, we live and work in Minnesota and have clear criteria for what to look for in a Minnesota builder.
We’re going to share real reviews from real Minnesotans who can vouch for these top companies.
So without further adieu, here are our top 10 Minnesota builders.
Michael Lee Homes
While Michael Lee, Inc. was started in 2003, owner David Frosch has been in the home building industry since 1983. Like all the home builders on this list, their homes are truly exceptional. But what really sets Michael Lee, Inc. apart from other builders out there is their commitment to being a custom home builder.
While some home builders say they are custom, they offer variants of a few different designs. Michael Lee, on the other hand, truly allows their clients to design their homes from scratch. From their website: “We empower our clients to create their dream home… communication is key to our process…” When looking for a home builder to work with, ensuring they love to collaborate is a must. Michael Lee fits that bill.
Google Rating: 4.2/5 (10 Reviews)
Houzz Rating: 4.8/5 (25 Reviews)
Address: 1890 Wooddale Dr #400, Woodbury, MN 55125
Phone: (651) 731-2345 ext. 317
w.b. builders was founded in 2003, making them relatively new to the home building scene here in Minnesota. Their extensive portfolio illustrates that they are a top home builder in the area, and they offer a wide range of designs. From traditionally-styled homes to more modern-looking exteriors and interiors, w.b. builders push the boundaries of what is possible.
w.b. builders also boasts some impressive awards, including Best of Houzz for Design 7 years running. With plenty of 5-star ratings from satisfied clients, they are certainly worth checking out for those who want a gorgeous home that fits their style preferences.
Google Rating: 5/5 (4 Reviews)
Houzz Rating: 5/5 (40 Reviews)
Address: 3812 W 51st St, Minneapolis, MN 55410
Precision Homes has been around since the mid-2000s, making them one of the new home builders on this list. What makes Precision Homes a game-changer in the industry is their commitment to building homes based on their clients’ unique style and personality.
They truly focus on going above and beyond for their clients, leading to homes that are constructed with precision and quality for each and every customer. From their website: “We put charm and character into every single home we build. We value you and build beautiful homes that will tailor to your family’s needs.” To build a truly custom home, one must be attuned to their clients’ needs, and the good folks at Precision Homes do this better than most.
Google Rating: 5/5 (5 Reviews)
Houzz Rating: 5/5 (7 Reviews)
Address: 10937 93rd Ave N, Maple Grove, MN 55369
Concept Homes has been around for a while (about 30 years), but they are included in this list because they are pushing the boundaries of modern homes here in Minnesota. As a boutique home builder in Apple Valley, they focus on modern contemporary homes. While the “modern contemporary” description may be overused at times, Concept Homes actually adheres to this definition. Just take a look at some of their pastcutting-edge homes.
For future homeowners that want something truly unique, you’d be hard-pressed to find a builder more committed to crafting distinctive, unrepeatable homes than Concept Homes.
Houzz Rating: 5/5 (6 Reviews)
Address: 15050 Cedar Ave #116, Apple Valley, MN 55124
Elevation Homes merged with Streeter Custom Builders not too long ago, and the pairing makes perfect sense. Both companies were champions of progressing the industry. Just take a look at some of the groundbreaking homes they’ve produced over the years.
We could go on and on about their team’s craftsmanship and unique design capabilities, but browsing through their gallery should give you a good enough idea of what this company is capable of.
Google Rating: 4/5 (3 Reviews)
Houzz Rating: 5/5 (3 Reviews)
Address: 18312 Minnetonka Blvd, Wayzata, MN 55391
Despite being a national chain, Lennar continues to hold the top spot for the best home builder in Minnesota for 15 years running. Lennar builds a wide array of homes in Minnesota including single-family homes, townhomes and condos, 55+ community homes, and their Next Gen® line which features multigenerational living with attached in-law units.
Lennar’s homes stand above the rest with their smart home technology features such as Ring security systems and Honeywell smart-home thermostats. They also feature efficient ENERGY STAR® appliances such as washers, dryers, and refrigerators, to save you money on energy bills and live a more sustainable lifestyle. And lastly, their modern interior and exteriors bring a higher caliber to their new builds.
New Home Source: 3.9/5 (4,390 Reviews)
Houzz Rating: 4.9/5 (120 Reviews)
We always love to see a successful family business—and what started on their Wisconsin family farm, continues to thrive as one of the best Minnesota builders around. Anchor Builders is a relatively young company, started in 2005 by brothers Barak, John, and Tim Steenlage after deciding to take their years of skilled contracting work and turn it into their own business.
Today, the award-winning design-build company breeds excellence and exceeds the expectations of every customer they serve. Anchor Builders starts with a thorough design process to get the house designed to the very finest details. Then, their in-house team of builders tackles the project. Anchor Builders won the award for 2021 Best of Houzz Service and Design—proving their seamless processes and happy customers.
Google Rating: 4.9/5 (15 Reviews)
Houzz Rating: 4.8/5 (36 Reviews)
Address: 4045 Vernon Ave S, St Louis Park, MN 55416
Sustainable 9 is another local team building immaculate modern homes throughout the Twin Cities. Sustainable 9, however, focuses the majority of its business on making unique modern homes that are incredibly sustainable. They focus on using sustainable materials, practices, and are committed to building green, energy-efficient homes for local customers.
Ryan and Chad Hanson set out to build the most efficient homes on the market. They do this by doing in-depth research on all the materials they use in their builds from the flooring to the faucets. Products with a lower carbon footprint and containing no toxic chemicals are at the forefront of every design. They work on both residential builds and remodels as well as commercial buildings. The demand for more sustainable office spaces and homes is skyrocketing and Sustainable 9 is leading the way.
Google Rating: 4.4/5 (16 Reviews)
Houzz Rating: 5/5 (2 Reviews)
Address: 3511 W 44th St, Minneapolis, MN 55410
Robert Thomas Homes has not only won a Reggie Award 7 years running, but they make home building simple by building exceptional homes in beautiful communities. Robert Thomas Homes is one of the most recognized builders in Minnesota, and rightfully so. Their communities break free from the cookie-cutter builds of the past. Every home has its own unique design and flair that leaves homeowners happy for years to come.
They have 9 communities throughout the Twin Cities suburbs, plus quick move-in homes and showcase model homes to get a walk-through of your potential dream home. Their standard homes come with such high-end features as quartz countertops and custom kitchen cabinets—many of which are considered premium features, but they come with every Robert Thomas Home. The quality only goes up from their standard designs, and their comprehensive design process lets you get every detail exactly how you want it before they ever break ground.
Google Rating: 4.8/5 (20 Reviews)
Houzz Rating: 4.9/5 (45 Reviews)
Address: 16972 Brandtjen Farm Dr, Lakeville, MN 55044
Hanson Builders is by far one of the oldest and most prominent builders in the area with decades and decades of experience. In fact, this multigenerational company began when Dean Hanson’s (CEO) great-grandfather built the first “Hanson Home” in 1885. For the last 40 years, they’ve continued to build on that legacy and have grown Hanson Builders into what it is today. From their custom homes to their renowned in-house architectural designer, customers are guaranteed to get the home of their dreams when they work with Hanson Builders. for inspiration or to work with the Hansons, check out any of their beautiful communities here.
Google Rating: 4.7/5 (63 Reviews)
Houzz Rating: 4.8/5 (22 Reviews)
Address: 13432 Hanson Blvd NW, Anoka, MN 55304
After You Choose Your Builder
We hope we helped narrow down your decision for Minnesota home builders. While we would like to say you’re done with the tough choices, for now, there are many more in the near future. But we would like to make the choice of your kitchen cabinets easy! Click here to see how Puustelli can bring your kitchen to life in a sleek and sustainable way.