At Building Renewal, Inc.  we separate ourselves from our competition by bringing “second to none” customer service into the Remodeling Industry.  Please browse through our reviews from our great clients and you will see why Building Renewal, Inc. has received the Angie’s List Super Service Award ® every year since joining Angie’s List.


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I know I can trust them to always do the right thing – 

We have used Building Renewal Inc for several large projects (basement finishing, water damage restoration, and deck) and always come away satisfied. Greg and Adam and their crews are all great to work with. I know I can trust them to always do the right thing and to have open and honest communication. They are always up front on expected costs and any changes, and are extremely organized. There is no guessing as to what is happening in the project or who will be at the house that day as it’s detailed out in the project plan. I really appreciate the design/build process and the detail that Greg goes into to ensure the project is on budget and the design we are looking for. Both Greg and Adam are always easy to reach and kept me up to date on what was happening in the project to ensure things move forward on schedule. Our kitchen and main floor remodel was a large project that involved knocking down two walls with a brand new kitchen layout, and what could have been a very stressful project was made much easier thanks to Greg and Adam’s expertise and process. We were hoping to have the project done by a certain date and they made sure to keep us on track with our decisions to meet that goal (which they did)! I can’t say enough good things about working with them, and I wouldn’t hesitate to hire them again or refer them to anyone else! Thanks again for the beautiful work you’ve done on our house!

Jeremy & Sarah J.



Very accommodating – 

Building Renewal was very accommodating in working with small square footage cabin to remodel kitchen and bathroom without compromising space or actually increasing space with their expertise. They walked me thorough the whole process and were very educational, suggesting ideas to solve problem areas. The end result is beautiful!! 

Allison B.

Maple Lake


We found a great company to work with – 

We were so happy with our master bath remodel last fall that we had Building Renewal remodel our full bathroom 8 months later. Again, Greg was very helpful with ideas and suggestions and was very patient with our “what if”, “can we”, “let’s change” conversations. We really appreciated the printed schedule to follow – we knew who would be here and when. Work was scheduled and Adam, Nate, Duane and Jeff returned and did a great job on our full bath complete remodel. It was nice having the same crew – we liked the familiarity. We are not planning on any more remodeling….. but Building Renewal is who we would contact for any future work – why look elsewhere when we found a great company/staff to work with?

Rick & Nancy D.

St. Michael


Treat any project like it is their own – 

Greg and Adam were very professional and did an excellent quality job. They have the best working crew working for them. They make sure it is done right and treat any project like it is their own. We have had 3 different inside and outside jobs done and we are extremely happy with the outcomes.

Al & Patsy C.

Big Lake


Would definitely hire again – 

The project went very well. We appreciated the prompt arrival and professional workmanship. The team did a great job keeping our house tidy during the process. They even corrected a few issues in our aging home and corrected them on the fly. Would definitely hire them again!

Eric & Melissa K.

Big Lake


I was very satisfied – 

I recently had an extensive repair done by Building Renewal. I have had work done with them previously and was very satisfied. They arrived when they said they would, they were very careful with surrounding areas, and very pleasant. They answered all my questions and explained what needed to be done and why. At the end of the day, everything was cleaned up. When the repair was completed, I was very satisfied! I will always call Building Renewal!

Betty C.

Vadnais Heights


I recommend Building Renewal and will use them again – 

The work that Greg and his team did for me was great. This is the second time Greg has helped me, the first being back when the tornado came through Minneapolis and I needed a new roof and garage. This time I had attempted to have a store replace some really bad vinyl tile laid over linoleum and put down a new floor. The store pulled up the old floor but because the subfloor was “uneven” they would not lay the new floor. My house is over 100 years old and it was mid-summer so I was having difficulty finding someone to fix the subfloor. Greg came out (a long way, too!) and took a look. I had some other odds and ends that I needed done too–a leaking ceiling because of a window frame, a handrail for some outside steps and changing out the way my gas oven was connected–and Greg agreed to help me with those items as well. His team was available right away and they were wonderful! It did not take them long at all to fix my problems. The store where I purchased my new flooring eventually sent someone to lay the flooring but they did not feel the subfloor was even enough. There is only so much you can do with a house that is 100+ years old. I called Greg again and he was more than willing to send his floor guys to my rescue again. Everything turned out to be fabulous. The ceiling no longer leaks, my outside steps are safe, and Greg even referred my gas oven problem to his plumber so that got fixed as well. Most importantly, my new flooring is beautiful! I definitely recommend Building Renewal and will use them again!

Tara B.



I would recommend to all my family and friends – 

This was our first time hiring a contractor and  building renewal was awesome. The time frame they provided for the work to finished was right on schedule. The employees were very professional and the quality for work was great. If we had any questions, they got back to us with answers right away. I would recommend Building Renewal to all my family and friends.

Ned & Cheryl H.



I couldn’t have found a better person – 

Greg did the entire outside of our home, our bathroom, and our entire kitchen.  His crew did a fabulous job, answered all of our questions, and the jobs that were done in a timely manner. I couldn’t have found a better person then Greg and his crew very kind people and did a very very good job. You can’t go wrong with building renewal, Greg will sit down and talk with you and help you out with any questions you may have.

Tom & Janine M.

Coon Rapids


I wouldn’t use anyone else – 

I used Building Renewal, Inc. in 2013 & 2017 for some remodeling in my home. Greg and his crew were very professional, informative, did excellent work, and the pricing was very reasonable. His crew never made a mess, cleaned up at the end of the day, and finished the job in a timely manner. I wouldn’t trust or use anyone else for any other projects that I might need done. I was very pleased and happy with the final outcome.

Sue S.



We would highly recommend Building Renewal, Inc. – 

Building Renewal, Greg, Adam and team were very professional on our project. Greg worked very closely with us and listened to our thoughts and ideas on what we wanted to accomplish. Greg communicated with us every step of the way. The entire team worked to complete this project being very meticulous. We did have a couple of issues following the completion and Greg and Adam were on top of it correcting those issues in a timely fashion. We would highly recommend Building Renewal. We have received numerous compliments on this addition and it’s uniqueness.

Tim & Vicky H.

East Bethel


Consummate Professional – 

Building Renewal, Inc. did many projects to our home in Big Lake. They took out a bathtub, added a new shower and did new tile work in our lower level bathroom. They also did a complete residing of our entire home and wrapped all areas so I will never have to paint the outside. Lastly, they put a new back wall on my garage to code and redid cabinets and new garage door. They also moved my large shed the proper distance away from home to code which in itself was a huge undertaking. Greg and his crews were great to deal with and each job was completed either on time or early. Greg Powers is the consummate professional in organization and community action and detailed everything his crew would do in writing and guaranteed our price upfront. I will definitely use Building Renewal, Inc. on any future projects we decide to do. I highly recommend you do the same. 

Peter & Sherry S.

Big Lake


I would highly recommend them – 

Greg and Adam have done a number of projects for us. Most recently was adding a third stall to our garage. We could not be more pleased with the high standard of work and professionalism with which they perform. I would highly recommend them.

Al & Patsy C.

Big Lake


We could not be happier with the results – 

We would highly recommend Building Renewal Inc. and head contractor Greg Powers. We first met Greg four years ago when we purchased our home. When it became time to begin the project, 4 years later, we asked Greg back to give us a bid due to his friendliness and professionalism. This was a large kitchen project. The workers were polite, very skilled, on time and very considerate. The job was completed on time and on budget. As with any project unforeseen problems arose and Greg and his team moved quickly to find solutions. We could not be happier with the results. There is no one we would recommend more than Greg and his company.

Matt & Felicia R.



We can’t say enough about Building Renewal – 

We met Greg when he came to “listen” to our ideas of what we wanted done with our master bath remodel. He had multiple suggestions and brought up pro’s and con’s so we were assured that we would end up with the best plan possible. He provided us with a detailed plan and cost so there were no surprises when the final payment was due. The completed project exceeded our expectations! His staff of Adam, Nate, Duane and all other contractors that worked on our house were professional yet friendly and the work was meticulous. Our “master plan” had some major challenges and Building Renewal went above and beyond expectations to make our plan work. They were always on time, cleaned up before leaving each day and always explained what they were doing and why. The schedule we received before the remodel began was very thorough and was followed quite closely. When there was a schedule change, we were informed before it happened. After our initial meeting we asked to have a backsplash in the kitchen added to the contract and that was no problem. As with the bathroom, we were pleased with how the backsplash turned out. We are looking forward to having the crew back in the spring to remodel our other bathroom!

Rick & Nancy D.

St. Michael


Will definitely go with Building Renewal again – 

We had spent 2 months planning an addition and were ready to start when we lost our contractor. We called Building Renewal and Greg responded immediately. He came out and walked through the house, looked at the plans that were already drawn up, and was honest from the start about his concerns. We were impressed with his professionalism and knowledge as well as his willingness to pick this up in mid-process where others left off. Once hired, he was in constant communication with us through the entire planning process, everything from the permits, to engineers, to scheduling. Once the work started, Adam and his crew were terrific. They were prompt, professional, and very responsive to any questions or changes we had. They had to lift the garage roof and make structural changes to add the additional room, along with moving walls inside the house to create a hallway to the new addition. They did great work all the way through the process and were right on schedule, done when they said they’d be done, and stayed right in line with the budget they had initially given us. We would recommend them to anyone we know. Greg, Adam, and their team are top notch.

Jeff & Brenda S.



Everything went really well – 

As the general contractor, Greg was easy to work with. He arranged for all the different parts of the repair to be done so I did not have to find all the skilled people for the repairs. He worked with the insurance company to get as much as possible to cover all the damage. This pretty much removed me from having to deal with the insurance company. Greg arranged for an electrician to repair the damage to the electrical mast and the electrical panel in the cabin. There were some window screens that had to be replaced and a storm door. The damage to the cabin was repaired and the roof was completely re-shingled. The shed was rebuilt from the concrete slab up and restored as it was before the storm. I would definitely recommend Greg and Building Renewal and I would use them again.

Tom O.

Big Lake


Recommend them highly – 

We had a great experience working with Greg, Adam and all of their crews and look forward to working with them on a future project. Greg came out and quoted the project, providing us with a very detailed budget/plan. Every little thing was included in the proposal, and we were aware of any unforeseen items that could arise once they opened up the walls/ceilings. No surprises! Once we accepted the proposal, actual working drawings were completed so we were able to see what our home would look like when it was finished. Adam kept the job moving along and provided a work schedule so we were aware who would be coming to the house on any given day. He was always a phone call or email away to answer any silly questions that we had. Nate (and all the crews) was very professional and provided quality workmanship.

Kevin & Deb R.

Big Lake


Great experience – 

Itemized activities were outlined clearly in Proposal of Work. The first day of project activities, Adam and his crew arrived on time and ready to go. The schedule was on track through the project with Adam providing daily updates and addressing need items in real-time. They were open to our input and needs in finishing up the project. We are so please with the results. Would definitely rehire again!

Dave & Laura H.



Fantastic to work with – 

Greg and Adam were fantastic in working with us on our project.  A few minor issues came up and they worked quickly to resolve them.  The crew doing the work were great to work with.  They did wonderful work and kept the work site clean.  After working with this group of professionals, we would not consider anyone else to work on our home.

Archie & Pam H.

Elk River


Very kind and Respectful – 

The guys were all very kind and respectful! They show up on time and work hard all day. We lived in the house while the construction was going on as well as worked from home. They did everything that they could to make us comfortable including cleaning up every night before they left. Thank you to a great company and wonderful group of guys for all they did for us. The house looks great!

Brian & Tammy A.

Maple Grove


Fantastic! – 

There was some wait time at the beginning, during the planning and selection phase. But once work began, there were workers or subcontractors on-site every day, moving the project along to rapid completion. I really appreciated the detailed project plan, which was updated with any changes along the way. Since this was the only bath on our bedroom level, it was important to get it back in service quickly, and Adam made it happen in exactly four weeks, just as promised. All workers and subs were among the best I’ve ever had in my home. They cleaned up daily and at the end of the project the bathroom was move-in ready. I would hire them again (and hope to do so soon) and recommend them to others. If you want professionals who can keep to schedule and budget, these are your guys.

Timothy & Lynette A.

Maple Grove


Will definitely be calling them again – 

This is the second time I have used Building Renewal Inc. to do work in my home. Part of the work was from an insurance claim from some water damage to the flooring in kitchen and basement caused by my dishwasher. Greg worked with the insurance company to make sure I got everything I needed to get the work done. I also had them redo my laundry room which was terrible… after they fixed it up, it is beautiful! Again Greg, Adam, and the workers did an excellent job. They were on time, accommodating, cleaned everything up at the end of the day, and very professional. 

Sue S.



Excellent! – 

Each contractor that came to my house was knowledgeable and professional. The cleanup was great too. Working with Greg and Adam was fantastic. Answered questions right away and helped me to buy and order the correct sizes for the vanity, the shower door, the mirror and the vinyl flooring. The production schedule was extremely helpful to me because I knew which contractor was coming over each day and what they were going to do. I would definitely recommend this company highly!!!

Ryan H.

Ham Lake


Fantastic Service – 

Fantastic service from day one.  Extremely professional.  Meticulous work & cleanup at the end of each day.  Price, even with additional work was sever thousand dollars less than expected.  I will recommend to everyone.

Nick & Barb K.



Insurance Restoration Expert – 

My father-in-law had Building Renewal rebuild his chimney so I decided to place a referral call to Greg. During this time, I made contact with a few other contractors with little reply. After a conversation with Greg, my mind was put at ease. My entire house had water damage due to a leaking roof during a major storm. The entire upper-level of my home had to be gutted and redone. Greg was able to work with my insurance company and negotiated everything to make sure we were all on the same page prior to any work being started. This was helpful as we had little financial flexibility so we needed to be aware of everything up front. Another excellent quality Greg displayed was his responsiveness. He was easily reachable and almost always answered his phone when I called. If he didn’t answer, he would return my call within the hour. I have never met anyone in the trades that’s so on top of customer relations. He and his team provided me with a detailed production schedule and updated the schedule so that I was always aware of the progress and any setbacks that arose. They kept a very punctual schedule which we could rely on. You can recognize a good contractor and his company by the people they have working for them. Greg’s team displayed this quality. Whenever I stopped by the house to check up on progress, the guys working were so friendly and accommodating. They would stop whatever they were doing just to give me a quick update and answer all of my questions. They also gave me some unique suggestions on what they have seen in other homes, which helped a lot because we were forced into this situation without being able to prepare some ideas. The end result: our small, 1940’s home has turned into a dream home for us. My wife and I could not be any happier with the outcome and its even better than we had hoped for. Thanks B.R.I.!

Brad and Aimee B.

Coon Rapids


Fantistic! – 

Greg and his team were very professional and did a great job. Very high quality work. If you had a question he had an answer for you right away.

Nick & Dee F.

Ham Lake


Everything You Hope for in a Contractor –

After getting their name from Angie’s List, we realized that our city was not listed in their geographic service are on their website. After discussing this with Greg, he decided to take on our project and we couldn’t be happier with the outcome. Greg is everything you hope for in a contractor. He is great with communication, responsiveness, and details. From the first phone call to the final invoice, everything was laid out and pricing broken down to ensure we were on the same page. He even provides you with a production schedule so that you know who is at your house each day and what they are working on. We felt like we were his only client with the attention that he gave us. Of course he had other clients, but we never felt like we were bothering him. The same is true for the project manager, Adam. He was equally responsive and helped answer questions while on the job site. Three of  Greg’s subs deserve a special note: Jeff and Duane from D&D construction and Chad from McChesney Cabinets. They were true professionals of their trade. Greg was great to work with as he listens to your ideas and offers alternative ideas you might not have thought of. If there is an issue, he fixes it. Lastly, he provides an outstanding cleaner who cleaned every room in the project and even the windows! It was a good partnership. 

Paul and Peggy A.

St. Louis Park


Easy to work with… – 

Greg was very friendly and easy to work with. Always returned my calls and always on time.

Craig M.



Communication and Responsiveness – 

Building Renewal did a wonderful job on our bathroom remodel. They helped with suggestions for our design ideas and their communication was top notch. When looking for a general contractor, communication and responsiveness was an important factor and they didn’t let us down. When addressing issues with Greg and his team, he kept us informed and ensured we were happy with the end result. Thanks, Greg, Adam, and your sub teams!

Frank and Amy L.

South Haven


Professional Contractor –

Greg is definitely the most professional contractor we have had do work in our home. Not only was he punctual and honest, he was very knowledgeable in answering all our questions. He offered input about areas of our home that could use some work, as well as suggested alternative products that could save money. Lastly, he displayed flexibility by revising the contracts when the work was revised. 

Dan and Kristi H.

Coon Rapids


I Highly Recommend Building Renewal, Inc. –

Building Renewal, Inc. built a detached garage for us last year and we could not be happier with our experience.  Greg with Building Renewal was attentive and completed our project within the timeline promised. He was patient with us, guided us through what our options were and was up-front with related costs. All of his sub-contractors were kind and professional.  Greg made it a priority to inform us when his team would not be working on our project (primarily for in-climate weather). I did not expect this from a contractor (most seem to be too busy to call).  We’ve had several positive comments from others in the neighborhood. Thanks Building Renewal!

Eric & Melissa K.

Big Lake


Greg & his Crew were Excellent –

Greg and his crew were excellent. He worked with us before the install so we could stay within our budget. His crew was polite, professional and hard working. Shortly after completion, an (manufacturer, not installation) issue arose with the new tub. Greg was willing to tear it all out and start over, at his own expense, but the issue was resolved to our satisfaction. His follow up was excellent.

Roy E.



Timely, Respectful, And A Pleasure To Work With –

I can’t say enough good things about my experience with Greg and Building Renewal Inc. From the initial estimate to our final meeting, Greg and his team were always timely, respectful, and a pleasure to work with. We were nervous about our first large remodel, but Building Renewal’s attention to detail and communication made the process very simple.
One of the things that set Building Renewal apart from other contractors we sought estimates from was their design/build process. Essentially everything down to the doorknob is selected by you.  Greg and his team are very open to hearing what you want, and don’t push their agenda on the customer. They will certainly provide suggestions and give advice, but ultimately you have the choice on what’s done in your home.
This process helps to alleviate any surprises you might encounter when construction begins, as you know all the details of the project.
I can’t recommend them enough, and any future project I have we will definitely be contacting them. We love our new basement and appreciate all the hard work Building Renewal put into it!

Jeremy & Sarah J.



The Best Contractor I Have Ever Worked With – True Professional –

We had Building Renewal remove an old deck and install a new deck.  Greg created the deck plans and even helped us with our variance application we needed to present at a township meeting.  Greg made several trips to the property to talk with us and make sure everything went smoothly.  The job was started (and finished) as promised and his crew was very neat and accommodating.  Building Renewal is the best contractor I have ever worked with – true professional.  It was a real joy to work with an honest and caring company that truly values it’s customers!  Thanks Greg.

Jim & Lynne K.



Treats Every Job as if it is His Own Home – 

After such a great experience with Building Renewal building our deck we had them back to install gutters and side our boathouse.  They started and completed the job as they promised.  Their crew kept the jobsite neat and clean.  The gutters were installed exactly as we requested.  Our boathouse is made of block and it would never keep a coat of paint so we had Greg and company cover it with siding (to match our house) and replace the old “swing out” type doors with a small roll up door.  We further challenged Greg by getting our landscaping re-done and the boathouse now had large boulders against the side.  They had to frame and “side” around the boulders.  To make it look even better, Greg came up with an idea to use a black rubber type paint for the area right next to the boulders that they could not get the siding close enough to cover up the old paint.  The rubber type black paint looked awesome and as Greg said, made the background almost disappear and all you really see is the beautiful new red siding that matches the house.  Greg is so creative – my wife and I could not be happier with the way our boathouse came out.  Greg treats every job as if it is his own home.  Thanks again Greg!

Jim & Lynne K.



The Quality was Exceptional – 

This year we have asked Greg Powers to complete the work to replace and add onto our existing deck.   The quality was exceptional.  Thanks for your dedication to quality workmanship and awesome customer service Greg!

John & Laurie S.

Big Lake


Honest and Punctual!! – 

We needed to get some things done to a property before it could be zoned out as a rental and that work had to be done with a GC with a license in good standing with the state of MN.  I contacted Greg and he got back to me right away. He was upfront in saying that using a GC would be more money then me trying to get a plumber/electrician/construction all lined up.  Worth it IMHO when you already work a FT job!!! I’ll leave that up to the pro’s like Greg!  He came over to the house and showed what I would like to be done, I had the very fair estimate within a day, hired Building Renewal INC and they were able to fit my project into my timeline!!  A+ job from start to finish. 

Benjamin P.

Coon Rapids


Very Professional, Highly Recommended – 

Very professional, took care of everything step by step.  They did our roof, which turned out GREAT and done in one day and cleaned up… so happy.  They also did our bathroom, took out tub and installed a onyx walk in shower, it is truly amazing.  I am so amazed on how everything went, I would HIGHLY recommend them for all projects.

Tony & Shelli L.

Coon Rapids


Great Job – 

Courteous, friendly staff. Good communication as the job progressed. We would readily hire them again.

Rich & Rosalie K.



Very Professional – 

Greg takes a very thorough and detail oriented approach to your project and his follow-through is excellent. Very professional.

Mike & Betty M.



The Entire Project was Fantastic – 

We have used Building Renewal for a previous project so we knew what to expect. It was a very good experience. The meetings with Greg were precise and on time. He listened to what we needed done and what is really great about him is he HEARD what we were trying to accomplish. Instead of telling us what we should do he worked at giving us choices for what we wanted to do. When we were stuck for ideas he was able to give us new ways to approach the changes we needed to make and come up with a solution.  The project was outlined in an activity agenda that was provided at the start. This is the best part of working with Greg. I know who and when and what is happening each step of the project. There was one delay that was unavoidable. I was contacted right away and given the information that was needed.  Then I could go about my business without wondering or waiting. Overall, we are completely happy the final product.

Marlies N.



Consummate Professional from Beginning to End – 

Greg explained in detail what had to be done, gave us advise on adding a new sliding glass door, and laid out what would be done from one day to the next. We had the project done while we were away on a cruise for the week. We had enough confidence in Greg to give him the keys to our home. He came over every day and let his workers in and closed and locked the house every evening when the work was completed. He even kept us abreast of what was accomplished everyday with e-mails. Greg was spot on in every detail he said he would do and the project started and was completed AHEAD of time and LOWER than original quote.  All we can say if you need a project done in your home that is more than you can do, please call Building Renewal, Inc. Over the years I have had many projects done in my homes, and Greg and his workers were the nicest, and most competent we have had the pleasure of dealing with. You will not be disappointed with Building Renewal, Inc.

Peter & Sherry S.

Big Lake


Their Experience & Insight Helped us out Tremendously – 

We chose Building Renewal to finish our basement not only based on the bid, but based on the level of professionalism we saw Greg would bring to the table.  He and his team did not disappoint.  We had a few unique requests as part of our project (outside of building the walls, ceiling, floor, etc.), including uplighting in our custom crown molding and a custom built steam shower in our bathroom.  It all turned out beautifully and we have gotten nothing but glowing reviews from everyone that comes to visit.  We come down two floors almost every day to use the shower because  we love the space so much.  Greg and Adam were always available to us, no matter the question, and were extremely helpful in guiding us to the best decisions, as we had very little experience in the remodeling process.  The work is wonderful and we got exactly what we asked for, but the best thing I could say about Greg and his team is: I know he is extremely busy, but I always felt like we were his only client through the whole process.

Corey & Erika A.

Big Lake


Punctual & Personable – 

We initially contacted Building Renewal in early 2014 to get an initial estimate for the remodel we had in mind.  We received one other estimate that was very similar in price for the same basic remodel.  Why did we select Building Renewal over the “other place?”  Greg with Building Renewal was very punctual, personable, asked great questions, listened to what we had in mind and made great suggestions.  The other place was also a highly rated Angie’s list contractor that I’m sure would have done an excellent job, but we felt that the attention to detail and the smaller size of Building Renewal was a bonus (smaller size to us = more involvement and care from the people who own the business).  Once we formally committed to use Building Renewal for our project, the planning phase got rolling.  Greg did a very thorough and excellent job throughout the process.  Asking lots of excellent questions, fielding our input and pointing out possible issues with our ideas (always in a respectful way that didn’t make us feel dumb even though at times the ideas may have been slightly in the dumb category). To summarize our remodel, it was a remodel of a large room that’s our main living/kitchen/dining area along with the steps down to the entry way, the entry way itself and two patio doors.  We essentially stripped everything down to sub-floor and sheet rock and redid everything from there including installing can lights in the vaulted ceiling, engineered hardwood, slate tile in the entry way, granite counters, new cabinets and tile back-splash.  Greg provided a very detailed schedule to us at the outset of the project which was handy to have as the project went along just to keep up with what was next. We expected the finished product to be great, but it exceeded our expectations and the project came in right at the estimate we were given at the end of the planning phase.  To say we’d highly recommend Building Renewal to anyone in the market for a contractor would be an understatement.  USE THEM!

Aaron & Katie P.



Small Project, Great Result – 

I e-mailed for a quote in the evening and got a call the next morning.  Greg met me at the house that evening (the only time I was available) , looked the project over and then got back to me with a quote.  I accepted the quote and away we went.  I was at work when the work was done, and it was finished in 2 days. In addition to the siding,  They also replaced some electrical outlets that were not up to code, and put on new  vents.  Also fixed the dryer vent so they dryer fluff   wouldn’t shoot out on top of the deck, but rather under it- but I can still get at the vent to clean it out. I never would have thought of that. Work was done promptly, there was no clean up for me to do, price was reasonable for the amount of work done.

Margaret K.

Big Lake


You Will NOT be Disappointed –

I have used Greg Powers for several projects. I will always go back to Greg. I like his style his honesty and his integrity. I would recommend him to anyone (and we Have and they have used him as well) who wants the job done right you will not be disappointed!!!!!

Jane and Mike H.



BEST Contractor – 

Overall we have to say that Greg Powers the owner of Building Renewal is the BEST contractor we have ever worked with!  Greg is very professional, honest, looks at the best option for the customer, provides excellent communication, and trustworthy.  Throughout the construction, Greg kept us up to date on everything and was on site almost daily.  His team was very hardworking and did an awesome job before, during, and after with the clean up. Greg will be our first choice for all home improvements from now on and will be our recommendation to all our friends and family.  Thanks Greg and keep up the Excellent Work!

John & Laurie S.

Big Lake


Best Experience with a Contractor – 

The original meeting to discuss what we needed done and what we were looking for upon completion was one of the best experiences with a contractor I have ever had. The owner was extremely attentive to what we wanted to be the end result. We have show dogs and required a little different approach to the spare bath remodel which would include a doggie wash grooming tub.  Greg not only listened well, but was also able to direct us in a smarter install that took advantage of the existing space better then we could. He came up with several alternatives and as we made changes he was very good about information on cost changes. There were no surprises. The work progressed exactly as the agenda outline he provided said it would. It was a full outline for who would be arriving and when each phase would be completed. Greg also was on site almost every day to check in and would call if anything needed changing. The quality of the work was extremely good. No shoddy work or short cuts were taken. I would have these folks return to do more work in heartbeat. I just love the new bathroom!!!

Alyce G.



We Know Who to Call – 

From the beginning to the end Greg was very professional.  Whenever any concerns came up we always knew we could contact him and get an answer right away.  The project was started and completed on time and the work exceeded our expectations.  We now have a beautiful finished basement.  When we need future home improvements we will know who to call.

Mark & Tammy T.

Elk River


Keep Up the Great Work – 

Greg and his crew did an EXCELLENT job from start to Finish!.   I would be HAPPY to answer anybodys question about quality and craftsmanship the crew did…..  very impressed how the house was cleaned after the completion of remodeling job.  I HAVE NO questions about having Building Renewal, INC  do future work at our home.     Thanks Greg.  KEEP UP THE GREAT WORK.

Tom & Janine M.

Coon Rapids


Easy & Efficient – 

Working with Building Renewal Inc. and Greg Powers was easy and efficient. After contacting him regarding our roof he quickly provided an estimated cost and work dates. Greg communicated with us throughout the process to make sure that the materials used and the work performed were to our specifications. The work performed was more than satisfactory and they did a wonderful job making sure all old roofing material and nails were cleaned up from our property. I would strongly recommend Building Renewal Inc. to anyone who is looking to have their roof replaced.

Derek & Kristin S.



Paid Attention to Details – 

Overall, we were very satisfied with the finished product.  Greg was very personable, easy to work with and paid attention to details.  The project was on schedule for the most part and we were given frequent updates when a couple of issues came up that were out of his control.  We appreciate that Greg followed up with us thirty days after the basement was finished to do a walk through and to fix a few paint spots that needed to be touched up.

Adam & Kari H.

Big Lake


Friendly & Professional – 

We could not be more pleased with Building Renewal, Inc. and Greg Powers specifically. I told Greg from the beginning that we wanted very moderately priced pieces for our downstairs bathroom that doesn’t get used a whole lot but was in need of some serious updating. I was pleased that Greg did not try to upsell us on any pieces and found high quality pieces that were right in the price range we wanted. Greg was always available by phone, text, or email whenever we had questions and always conducted himself in a very friendly and professional manner. He visited our home each day of the remodel and gave us an update on the progress each day.  The people who did the work were friendly, courteous, and left the house neat and clean when they were done. The work was top quality. We would highly recommend Building Renewal for general remodeling services, and we plan to have Building Renewal do the same type of work on our master bathroom soon.

Scott & Megan S.




The owner Greg was very professional, on time, kept you informed on what was going on(and when), friendly, informative, up front, and no hidden costs. The people that worked for him were the same.  When we were looking for someone for this job , we had called several places to get estimates and Greg was the only one who called back in a timely matter. We were very pleased with the final result and the people who did the work. We would use Building Renewal Inc. again for any other future projects. During the time Greg was doing our project his father passed away but, he reassured us things would go on as planned. Was also pleased with the cost of the service and how they picked up after themselves.

Dave S.



The Best – 

Greg is very thorough, professional and “neat” about his work. We would recommend him to anyone as being the best.

Richard & Alice K.

Big Lake


More Value For My Money –

Building Renewal Inc. did a complete remodel of our main bathroom and kitchen.
In the main bathroom the bathtub and a new surround, stool, vanity and top, a new floor and two doors, all woodwork, sheetrock, lighting and additional electrical outlets, painting and accessories were replaced
In the kitchen the cabinet doors were replaced as well as additional cabinet space created. Soffits were installed over the counters; a tin ceiling with new lighting was installed; all plumbing along with bead board-wall covering, cove molding and replaced wood trim. The kitchen, dining room, living room and hallway were painted. All project clean up was completed as well as the carpet in the living room, two stairways and hall cleaned.
We received several bids on our project (all highly-rated on Angie’s List.) We chose Building Renewal Inc., even thought they had only one Angie’ List report, because of a strong recommendation from a co-worker and the creative ideas he brought to the project. Right from the start Building Renewal Inc. owner, Greg Powers, took lots of pictures and really listened to us about what we didn’t like about certain features of our house. When we met with him again to review the bid he was right in line with other bids we received. Then he pulled out a binder of ideas for our project with many options for us to consider. We had a good feeling about him and hired him for the project.
When the project started he provided us with a production schedule and kept us informed about work to be done. We were impressed with his eye for detail and the passion he brought to our remodel. On several occasions I thought the work he did was sufficient. But he wasn’t satisfied. The lighting and cabinet doors were correct and he worked until they were perfect, making several trips back to the house. When problems arose he provided options on how to deal with them and cost estimates.
Although the bid was inline with other bids we received, I feel we got so much more value for the money we spent. I found Greg Powers to be honest, ethical, and passionate about the project. He was patient with us when we were not sure about which material or fixtures to select and offered us options.
To sum it all up, owner Greg Powers went way beyond our expectations and we love our new kitchen and bathroom.

Lee and Deb D.

Brooklyn Park


Very Professional –

Building Renewal removed my bathtub, vanity top and sink and replaced them with Onyx Collection shower stall with heavy glass shower surround, vanity top and sink. Also replaced lavatory faucet, toilet and installed shower head faucet and shower wand. Greg is very professional, detailed  and finished on schedule. He understood exactly what we wanted  and completed the job to perfection.

Carol O.

Big Lake

Excellent Attention To Detail –

We both though you did an excellent job on our basement build-out. We really appreciated your attention to detail and willingness to put in the time and effort to correct any issues to ensure that we were very satisfied with the finished product (and finished on schedule.)

Ken & Kelly B.



Building Renewal, Inc. Chosen for Reputation –

I chose Building Renewal Inc. because of their reputation. I would refer them to any of my family, friends or neighbors. From the initial contact to the completion I was kept aware of the progress of my project. This was a job well done.

Alan. G.



Awesome Customer Service –

My house roof was damaged during a hail storm. I knew of Building Renewal Inc. and decided to contract the roof replacement through them. All the way through the project Greg Powers communicated and explained processes so that I understood everything that was to be done and the cost involved. There is nothing I can think of that could have been done better and I would feel comfortable referring Building Renewal, Inc. to anyone. The work was done in a timely manner and Greg follows up on the work being done. I have a business in my home and Greg was more than willing to have the work done on the weekend. The customer service provided was awesome. I have had past work done on my home by other contractors and I was concerned about the nails left in the yard. It has been two weeks and I have not found one nail. Clean up was great and I will use this great company again.
Thank you for a job well done.

Pam H.

Big Lake


Someone You Can Trust –

When I met with Greg Powers of Building Renewal Inc. he was very, very professional. He was kind and listened to all of our ideas. We needed our bathroom totally gutted and redone. The bathroom isn’t very big so he didn’t have much space to work with but he did an AWESOME job. With our visits we were able to come up with some great ideas. I offered my input, he gave me his, and most, if not all the time, of his were better. He has great insight into vision and what would work better to make sure you get what you want when all is said and done. I got several estimates and he was the only one I felt I could trust when we had to be away from our home. Even the workers he hired were very pleasant and also were nice to be able to trust. He gave us a real timeline for our project and then he kept it. We would and have recommend Greg to others (they hire him as well) looking for a good contractor who you can trust, will not lie to you and is the most honest person in general. Want someone you can trust? He is the person you are looking for. In all, Greg Powers beat our expectations. He will be working on our basement sometime this year!

Jane and Mike H.



A Dependable Contractor –

There was some damage to my home because of a storm. I picked Building Renewal Inc.’s number from the phone book. Greg Powers is a dependable contractor, always on time and communicating the process clearly. There was an issue with the color of my home’s siding. Greg discussed another option with me and we went with that. I can’t think of anything Building Renewal Inc. could have done better and I would confidently refer Building Renewal Inc. to anyone.

Cary W.



Meticulous Storm Damage Repairs

We decided to hire Building Renewal Inc. after some storm damage occurred to our home and detached buildings and they knocked on our door, selling their services. The salesperson gave the right answers so we met with Greg and are very happy with the results. The process was very well communicated; the customer service while working with our Mortgage Company was very helpful and the subcontractors knew what needed to be done because of Greg’s instructions. We will refer Building Renewal Inc. and have already written the following referral for this company to Angie’s list.
The work on our home was completed in July, 2011. We would hire Building Renewal Inc. again
They put on a new metal roof, sided one of my buildings, repaired siding on another building and he subcontracted out some painting for us. He did a ton of work for us.
This company actually found me. They noticed some down trees in my yard after a storm and made contact with me by providing a brochure listing their services. The owner’s name is Greg Powers. He is a real stand up guy and has an eye that you wouldn’t believe. He was able to locate some faults/blemishes that I never would have picked out in a hundred years.
Not that I didn’t like my house before, but after Greg finished with the storm damage repairs that he worked on, my house looked fabulous. My husband even thought he did a bang-up job, and he’s quite meticulous about how he wants things done. I’d hire Greg again in a heartbeat.

Brandon and Julie V.

Big Lake

Quality Work, Completed On Time

They were very clean, timely, and do quality work. They have done a lot of work for us. It is always nice to have someone that really cares about their work.
They did our basement, said it would take 31 days and it was done in 30 days. Greg is Fantastic!

Mike & Betty C.

Big Lake/Vadnais Heights


Great Job –

We called you to replace our roof because of a referral from a friend. The work was completed in one day and you followed up on the work done, you did a great job. We liked how the metal trim for vents and chimney flashings were painted to match the color of the shingles.

Brian & Vicki C.

Big Lake


Service Throughout the Northwest Metro

Providing service throughout the metro including, but not limited to, Monticello, Big Lake, Becker, Elk River, Otsego, Dayton, Ramsey, Rogers, Anoka, Osseo, Corcoran, Maple Grove, Brooklyn Park, Coon Rapids, Andover, Ham Lake, Zimmerman, St. Francis, Oak Grove, Buffalo, Blaine, Fridley, Clear Lake, Princeton, Albertville, Clear Water, Maple Lake, Hanover, St Michael, St Cloud, Waite Park, Sartell, Sauk Rapids, St Augusta, Kimball, Champlin, Spring Lake Park, Plymouth, Rockford, Annandale, Istanti, Cambridge, Brooklyn Center, Cedar/East Bethel, Foley, Hamel, Santiago and more.