Bluestem Remodeling

Bluestem Remodeling is a full service design and build residential remodeling company focused on creating great homeowner experiences in getting new kitchens, basements, additions, luxury baths, whole house refreshes and more.

The 18-employee team has been in business for 22 years and operates out of their office in St. Louis Park.

Average project cost: $225,000

Average project timeline: 14-20 weeks

Why do your customers select you over competitors? What makes you unique? 

Customers looking for complete communication, a collaborative design process and a super organized building process value working with us.

What is your biggest/greatest piece of advice for a homeowner embarking on a new project?

Be open to a mind shift about your home’s design. Know that it will cost more than you think it would, and be aware that professional remodelers and high-quality products continue to be in great demand and may be subject to longer lead times.

What are some tips for clients hoping to save money on a project? 

Define your goal. Prioritize. Be honest with your remodeler. Be ready to make decisions and stick to them.

In the last year, have you completed a project for a client you met at the West Metro Home Remodeling Fair? 

Yes, we recently completed design and are about to begin a major addition to add a beautiful master suite over the garage of a West Metro home. When completed, the function of this home will be vastly improved for this family of four.

What is the strangest/most unique client request you have received?

Someone asked us to design in an industrial pizza oven as part of their kitchen remodel.

What are some home trends you are seeing/predicting for 2023?

  1. People are continuing to work from home, and value dedicated at-home work spaces.
  2. People are seeing the value of updating surfaces and “the look” even if they’re not going to do a larger remodel.
  3. People continue to focus on projects that bring real value to core living functions and opt to phase or delay less important projects.
  4. Especially for homeowners who want less care, condo-living continues to grow. Many condo developments are at an age that they need partial or substantial remodeling.

Is there anything else you think folks should know about your company/organization?

Bluestem Remodeling is known for its full-service and customized design build process, focusing on strong collaboration and close communication with homeowners. The team has been delivering high-quality, high-value projects for almost 25 years and is passionate about creating great remodeling experiences for Twin Cities homeowners.

The Bluestem team has won over 20 Contractor of the Year (CotY) Awards from the National Association of the Remodeling Industry – both regionally and nationally. Bluestem has won Best of Houzz for Outstanding Customer Service multiple years in a row, and won the GuildQuality/NARI-MN Excellence in Service Award in both 2020 and 2021. In 2021, Bluestem received a Guildmaster Award for Exceptional Customer Service and was also named a Qualified Remodeler Top 100 Customer Satisfaction Leader. The firm has been listed as a Qualified Remodeler Top 500 US Remodeling Firm in both 2021 and 2022.

Bluestem is passionate about helping homeowners live better by remodeling their homes.