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Stinson Builders partners with clients to create high quality, intelligent homes. We are responsive, open-minded and dedicated to being key innovators and influencers in the industry.

Our core values:

  • We are honest, ethical and transparent with our clients and in our business transactions.

  • We are respectful of people, property, neighborhoods and the environment.

  • We are collaborative, effective communicators and fully committed to customer satisfaction.

  • We are innovative and open-minded in all we do.

  • We are hard-working, reliable and timely – and aren’t too hard on the eyes.


Our core focus:


We work closely with clients and architects to realize the vision for their home, whether building a new, contemporary home or working on a period-specific renovation. Stinson Builders has a history of working with award-winning architects and designers, and we have a rigorous process that emphasizes collaboration, communication and organization to ensure both the process and final result are enjoyable.


We focus on long-term performance, building homes that “stand the test of time.” Because many times an innovative solution can make all the difference, our employees and subcontractors are not only experienced but also creative. Success is measured one detail at a time and accomplished through unwavering attention.


We make conscientious use of resources and materials, taking advantage of new technology, products, unique site conditions, client programs and innovations in building science. We test each of our homes for efficiency and continually strive to improve the overall performance and HERS (Home Energy Rating Score) score of each home. We work to find the most intelligent use of resources for each unique project, whether it be utilizing geothermal heating and cooling, employing PV solar systems or storm water management, using wood from trees removed from the site, or designing efficient and cost effective HVAC systems for super insulated homes. We realize each project reflects a series of choices made by our clients, and our goal is to offer educated guidance through the process.

Our Process

The key element to a successful building project is trust. Stinson Builders fosters trust starting with an “open book” estimate with transparent pricing. Each project is overseen by one of our experienced project managers who provides the careful attention they would give their own home – from the moment the project begins until the one-year service walkthrough a year after the project is completed. We believe positive communication promotes a uniformity of purpose which enables each team member to perform to the best of their ability. Our clients notice the collaborative nature of our job-sites while participating in our weekly site meetings and appreciate the detailed cost tracking that goes into our bi-weekly budget meetings.


In The News:

2017 Structurally Insulated Panel Association, Award Winner, Single Family Homes under 3,000 square feet – Mendota Heights build

2015 Sustainable St. Paul, Green Products Award – Bang Brewing

2014 - November Mpls. St. Paul Home & Design, Best of the Twin Cities – Bang Brewing


July 2014, Mpls. St. Paul Home & Design, 11th Annual Rave Awards, 1980s kitchen addition and remodel – Brenwood Trail home

June/July 2013, Midwest Home, “Modern Family” (new build, W. River Road, Minneapolis)

July/August 2013, Architecture MN, “Light Touch” (Brenwood Trail kitchen addition and remodel)

May 2011, Mpls. St. Paul Home, “Modern Family”

March 2010, Residential Architect, “Family Affair”