Reviews

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“I can’t say enough good things about Steve Schmidt Construction. Our custom home was finished ahead of schedule and under budget! The communication was outstanding; our questions were answered very promptly. Steve worked to seek out solutions to try to give us everything we wanted in our new home. Emily was amazing at changing the floorplan, laying out the cabinets and helping with design decisions. This was the third house that we have built, and we couldn’t have asked for a better experience. Even after living in the house for over a year, our questions are still answered in a timely manner. I’ve been extremely well satisfied and would highly recommend Steve Schmidt Construction.”

Alice Carson

 

“We bought a farm house, which was built in the late 1800’s. We knew we needed a firm that could deal with any surprises that might come up during construction. We had the best experience with Schmidt Homes. All of the subcontractors were professional and friendly and cleaned up after themselves. The job came in under budget and on time. The designer, Emily, gave us good direction and we love the results. We would highly recommend Schmidt Homes Remodeling.”

M. Wiechmann

 

“After debating for 5 years about whether to build a “senior friendly” (wide doors and all necessities on the main floor) new home, we finally decided building was the best option as we near retirement. We had rented a beautiful home with a loft when we were on a vacation trip out West, and wanted our “dream home” patterned after that vacation home. We found a floor plan on a website that was similar to what we were looking for, and contacted several home builders to ask if they were able and interested in building this home for us. After meeting with each builder, reading reviews and talking to friends connected to the building trade, we chose Schmidt Homes to build our new house. Steve Schmidt is very patient, detailed and comprehensive in explaining cost, options, what to expect, and how many times we will meet to finalize decisions. This was our first (and probably only) new construction house, so we had a lot to learn. After we tweaked the floor plan, Steve sent it to his architect for the complete plan, and excavation was ready to begin. The Schmidt team started moving dirt in early December, and the final inspection and our final walk-thru was in early June – pretty much right on schedule! The four qualities that were important to us in the building of our home include: quality of products & workmanship; design that reflects our rural MN prairie site; functionality of all aspects of our home; and of course, staying within the budget we outlined. Steve and his team asked the questions to really understand who we are and what we wanted in our new home – and ensured that our new home reflected our needs and preferences. Steve, Emily, Sara and the Schmidt team were good communicators, keeping us informed on progress, and also on when we needed to make selection decisions on siding, lighting, plumbing, countertops, etc. They were detail-oriented, ensuring everything would look like it was designed to fit together. Did everything come together without a single problem? Of course not. In our experience, even a holiday dinner usually has an issue or two, so obviously a project with the magnitude of building a new house will have a few problems arise. Similar to working at a large company, you always want to have people with problem-solving skills on your team. And Steve, Emily (Designer), and the team are problem-solvers – if they don’t have the answer, they reach out to colleagues with specific expertise and get the answer. We love our new home. We get many compliments – and we expect that friends will politely say nice things. It really amazed me when a UPS delivery driver stopped recently, rang the doorbell as he dropped off our package, and quickly headed back to his truck. I opened our door, and called out a “thank you”. Even in his haste, the driver spun around and called back, “You have a beautiful home!” That warmed my heart. Thank you to Schmidt Homes!”

M. Sanford

 

“This was a custom house design originated by owners, and the building site was challenging to say the least. Steve, Emily, and Schmidt Construction did a great job translating the ideas of owners into a workable blueprint, and were very creative in solving difficulties along the way. Both Steve and Emily listen very well to potential builders. While the project bid was slightly higher that we had hoped, we were willing to pay this to get the level of expertise we needed and the quality of build we wanted. AND Schmidt Construction stayed within the estimate! Steve has great attention to detail and made sure subs provided highest quality of work. Project ALMOST finished on time; delays largely due to weather and resultant compromised site access. Great group of people to work with and very professional. We are exceedingly pleased with the completed home. Thanks!”

Eric and Billie Berg

 

“We recently worked with Schmidt Homes on a full kitchen remodel and could not be happier with he result. They were very responsive and detail oriented. Also, their design services educated us on innovative approaches which were new to us but fit within our budget. We would highly recommend them and plan to use them for future projects.”

Matt Murphy

 

“Schmidt Homes Remodeling completed a large renovation on a 1886 farmhouse for a client of ours. From the very first meeting we were extremely impressed with Schmidt Homes high level of detail, prompt manner and detailed bid. The attention to detail and pride that Schmidt Homes take in their work is apparent in everything they do. They are thoughtful, meticulous and a true pleasure to work with! We would highly recommend them!”

Fluidesign Studio

 

“I couldn’t be happier with my new kitchen! From the beginning consultation to the final walk-through, I have only praise for the many professionals who worked on my project. Greg, the project manager, checked in often to look over the progress being made. Emily, the designer, immediately understood the look I was going for and her vision was perfect. Schmidt carpenters were skilled, subcontractors were top-notch and all were eager to make sure that I was happy with their work. Here’s just one example of why I give Schmidt Homes Remodeling 5 stars — We ran into a snag when a load-bearing beam was uncovered in a soffit that I wanted removed. Within 24 hours, Emily presented me with 3 options for adjusting the design. I made my choice, new plans were drawn up and work continued without affecting our schedule. I love my kitchen and recommend Schmidt Homes Remodeling without hesitation!”

P. Jorstad

 

“Working with Schmidt Homes while remodeling our kitchen, bathroom, and updating our upper level was a wonderful experience! From my first meeting with Emily, our design consultant, I was confident that our project would turn out better than imagined. Emily took my ideas, added her creativity and highly skilled talent, and worked a design that maximized functionality, storage, and aesthetics. It was a fun and exciting process watching the design evolve. The entire team had input into the final design which I feel made it turn out so well! Greg was our general contractor and site manager. He was timely, well organized, and prompt to responded to any concerns or questions we had throughout our project. He kept our project on budget and up to date. Greg checked in daily to make sure the project was progressing as scheduled and that all subcontractors were completing work as scheduled. The project started on time and was completed earlier than the projected end date. The carpenters were well skilled, neat and left the work area clean and organized every night. The painters, electricians and plumbers were timely in completing their work and responded to any questions or concerns promptly. We’re thrilled with our finished project and would highly recommend Schmidt Homes Remodeling!!”

B. Koenig

 

“Superior quality and workmanship. After researching several contractors in the area and hearing only positives for Schmidt Homes, I contracted them to build my new home. The entire building process flowed seamlessly and I honestly cannot think of one negative in regards to working with Steve Schmidt, his design consultant Emily Custard or any of the staff or crew at Schmidt Homes. It was all very well organized. The project was broken down in segments and we met weekly to discuss what was coming up and how soon decisions needed to be made. I never once felt overwhelmed with decisions. It all went like clockwork. Emily is very creative and always gave me several good color or design options to choose from. She is fun and easy to work with. Steve can definitely think outside the box. When I found reclaimed hand-hewn barn beams and wanted them in the ceiling he made it happen. And they look fabulous. The work crew are all courteous and do meticulous work. I highly recommend them.”

Nancy H.

 

“We were delighted with our two remodel projects. We did our kitchen first, and then the laundry room. Emily (Custard) Schwamb was a pleasure to work with from the initial conversations to finalizing the design and details. We had some definite ideas, but she really helped us pull everything together, and walked us through the process step by step. The quality of the work was very good, and the work crew kept things very tidy, even while our daily routine was disrupted by the construction. Greg Schmidt kept us informed about the work schedule, and was responsive to our concerns. The projects were both completed on time, and the customer service was excellent.”

Connie Albers

 

“Working with Schmidt Construction was a pleasure. Their designer gave us several options based on our conversation and we absolutely love our new kitchen. As with any project various issues arose and every time the project manager handled them perfectly. Every detail was handled as though it was his home and the outcome shows it. We would highly recommend Schmidt Construction!”

V. Lorang

 

“We have been working with Steve and Emily for almost 2 years. We started by purchasing a lot in a development that Schmidt Construction was building. From the start Steve and Emily were very responsive and helpful with the design of our custom dream home. They both answered texts and phone calls within minutes and always had the answers we needed. I am in construction myself, I know that things can go wrong sometimes, but I can honestly say that nothing did. Timelines were right on tract, if there was a change in price everything was discussed beforehand, if we wanted something changed it was changed. If you are building a home or remodeling your home, it would be a good idea to call Schmidt. Highly recommend!”

Cole Quinnell

 

“Thank you guys and gals at Schmidt Construction for my beautiful remodeled home.  It is greatly appreciated.”

Ellie Salisbury

 

“It is difficult to express in words how proud we are of the ‘Dream House’ you and your team of employees and subcontractors created for us.  Actually, it is a ‘Home’ and not a house.  From the very beginning, it was clear to us that you have very high quality and workmanship standards.  You were definitely our ‘Builder of Choice’ from the first time we met with you.  We heard a number of ‘horror stories’ about other people’s experience building a house, but that was not our experience with you.  You dealt with us in a professional manner at every step, had great ideas about design and functionality of the home, and cautioned us about not repeating mistakes others had made.  We were always comfortable talking with you.  We had many unsolicited positive endorsements from your subcontractors about how they enjoy working for you.  It is evident in the finished product.  We are blessed to have worked with you.  Please feel free to use us as a reference at any time.”

Dick & Karen Zawacki

 

“We are very pleased with the way our kitchen and porch remodels have turned out, and we are enjoying living in them.  We’ve found Schmidt Homes and you in particular, Greg (Schmidt), very accommodating and easy to work with.  If we have any more remodeling projects in the future, we’ll be sure to give you a call. ”

Lori & Bram Middeldorp

 

“Thanks so much for the prompt, clean and knowledgeable window installation.  Jim & Bob did a great job and were very pleasant to work with.  Thanks again.”

Miles Britz

 

“We want to thank you for making a dream come true for us in building our home.  Ever since you remodeled our other house, we wanted a ‘Schmidt Home.’  Although we said it before, it bears repeating – integrity and quality are your hallmarks and we wouldn’t have anyone else build for us.  Thanks again to all of you for a great home.”

Rick & Jane Nelson

 

“We want to thank you for the very fine job you and your men have given us…We feel very fortunate to have you do our work.”

Dick & Irene Heibel

 

“Good job, Steve!  Thanks much.”

Gloria Kiester

 

“Your guys did a fine job. We’re very satisfied.  Thanks!”

Ron Ronning

 

“We hired Steven Schmidt Construction to remodel out 100 year old farmhouse we couldn’t be happier. Not only was the quality of the craftsmanship outstanding, but the entire process was completely professional from the first meeting to the final walk-through. It was easy to trust that each step, whether completed by Schmidt Construction or one of their subcontractors, would be done meticulously and within budget. We will definitely hire them for our next project!”

Matt and Joni Karl

 

“Steven Schmidt Construction is exceptional! The builder and entire crew gave our home personal attention and care before, during, and after completion. Steve’s commitment to work closely together to meet our needs was outstanding. Attention to fine detail, thoroughness, and the use of only quality material and craftsmanship makes this builder one of a kind. Schmidt Construction had built out family a very ‘happy home.’ With our sincere gratitude!”

Michael, Paula, Miah, and Matt Detjen

 

“When we decided to build a new home, we knew we wanted something different. Ontario Circle was just what we were looking for. The homes were a refreshing blend of classic style and modern convenience. Even better, the designs were flexible enough so that we could make sure the house fir us perfectly. Steve kept the project on track and lived up to his reputation four attention to detail. The staff of Schmidt Construction was always available to answer our questions and they worked hard so that we could enjoy the building process. We are thrilled with our new home and look forward to watching Ontario Circle grow!”

Jonathan and Katherine Norrie

 

“Thank you for getting our house back in good shape after last year’s storm.  We appreciate you handling the paperwork and the repairs.  We are very happy  with the work and thank you for doing what you said you’d do.”

Linda & Jim Stein

 

“We just wanted to thank you for being so helpful and thoughtful.  We realize you didn’t have to let us move in early.  Thankfully you did, this was such a hard move for us with 1 1/2 and 2 1/2 year old kids.  Thank you for the gift basket and gift certificates.  That was very nice.

Thank you so much for building our dream home!”

Paulette & Clark Johnson

 

“Our experience with Schmidt Construction was very good.  Steve’s attention to detail and quality was excellent.  We were also very impressed with the people Steve has working for him.  His office staff and his on the job crew were always pleasant and helpful with anything during construction and after completion of our home.  Great job Schmidt Construction.”

Steve & Pam Henze

 

We are really happy with our new home and neighborhood.  You have made our move from Minneapolis to Northfield a very pleasant experience.   Mary was a great help to us!  Your tradesmen have responded to our needs with much dignity and concern.  It is very evident how much labor and pride has gone into building our home.  It is outstanding in every way.  ‘Precious & few are friends like you.’  With our sincere thanks!”

Fern & Orville Phyle