What our clients are saying...
Project 2: "Our lower level remodel in the Spring of 2016 was the second large remodeling project we have done with MA Peterson. As with the first project, we continue to be impressed with MA Peterson's creativity, quality of workmanship, attention to detail and hassle-free approach to projects. Our lower level has been transformed into the perfect getaway for relaxing with a glass of wine or entertaining friends. Our only regret is that we did not finish this space years ago. The construction and design team exceeded our high expectations and could not have been better to work with on this project. We could not be more pleased with the finished product and frequently pinch ourselves in disbelief over the transformation of our basement into a stylishly comfortable lower level."
Project 3: " We just completed our third major remodeling project with MA Peterson-a complete renovation of our upstairs, including a master bedroom with an en suite bathroom, dressing room, guest bathroom, two offices and a guest bedroom. The fact that this is our third project in five years with MA Peterson speaks volumes about how extraordinarily impressed we are with their exceptional work, creative designs and unparalleled service. The work by MA Peterson has dramatically changed our second floor into an inviting and comfortable living space serving multiple purposes. We could not be happier with the end result.” - Jim & Ellen, Plymouth
Project 1: “They’re artists and craftsmen. They’re excited and passionate and bring a level of engagement to the process that you don’t always get… They enjoy the challenge. You could see they were excited to do something they hadn’t done before.”
Project 2: "We have had the privilege or working with MA Peterson on two major remodel projects and several maintenance projects. They are an absolute joy to work with. Through all stages of your project they communicate extremely well. At the design concept stage they listen to you, yet challenge just enough to broaden your horizons and make your dreams even better. During construction the job site is always neat and orderly and you begin to see the amazing talent of their craftsmen as your project comes to life. As the project nears completion their attention to detail, and their absolute commitment to perfection, really shines. They will not be the cheapest, but once you experience the grandeur of their finished product you will never ever regret your investment to go with the absolute best design build firm."
Project 3: “We recently were in need of a tune-up for our 27-year-old screen porch and deck structure. Having worked with MAP numerous times in the past we did not hesitate to turn to them and Jesse’s maintenance team for this small project. The work started off as replacement of 10 very hard to find twenty-foot 2x6 redwood deck boards, but the scope soon expanded as evidence of railing and fascia rot presented itself. The team took the scope creep in stride and stayed on the project until completion – during oppressive July heat and humidity and ahead of previously scheduled house painting. The professionalism, craftsmanship, attention to detail and customer service that sets MAP apart from their competition on large projects is every bit as much a part of the smaller maintenance project experience.” - Leslie & Dick, Eden Prairie
“I wanted to thank your whole team for the excellent work. We are very pleased and cannot help admiring the work every day. We are slowly working on getting the house back together again- identifying furniture needs etc. Todd was great and deserves a lot of credit with his work- he was very attentive to all the details of the project. We enjoyed working with Lori and are very thankful for your help in assigning her to our project. She understood our tastes and was very flexible with her time. I cannot end without recognizing the design work by Mark and your skills at organizing the business in this flawless manner."
“We hired MA Peterson to design and remodel our entire lower level which included the kitchen. The project went very smoothly and the was finished on time. The quality of work is excellent and done with care to achieve perfection. The sub contractors hired by MA were very professional and did their work with great passion. We are enjoying our new home and spend time admiring the work which has enhanced the beauty of the space. Todd was our project manager and was very attentive to all the details. Dan who designed and built the cabinets is very talented and creative. We could not have asked for a better designer - Lori Anderson . She understood our tastes and helped minimize our internet searches ! Dave has excellent business skills and made the project a success. Mark's design ideas are very practical and creative. He was able to design the space to suit our family. I would definitely recommend MA Peterson for a home remodeling project.” - Uma & Suchi, Eden Prairie
"We had confidence in MA Peterson throughout the design and build process. They listened to our needs with a design we really liked. The construction team was relentless in delivering the highest quality end product. They focused on details we wouldn't have thought of. The final result is a kitchen that inspires a single word from everyone who sees it -- Wow!" - Steve & Jane, North Oaks
"After a couple of disappointing remodeling experiences, we decided to go all out and choose a company with a stellar reputation. It has been an amazing and positive experience. Everything went exactly as we were told it would with regard to time, quality, communication, and consideration of ourselves and our neighbors. We were out of town while much of the remodeling occurred. Each time I emailed the project manager, I received an answer within a half an hour. He worked with me in trying to keep costs within our budget. All of the workmen were likable, extremely skilled and hard working. A team of three painters worked on our house for two weeks and the results are perfect!
I changed my mind on a particular color in a stairway but told Jesse, the project manager, that I could live with the original choice. His response was "I don't want you to live with it. I want you to be thrilled with it." That is the attitude that MA Peterson brings to the entire project.
My husband and I tend to be frugal but this was worth every penny. We are thrilled with the results!" - Jerry & Betty, Golden Valley
"Our project is near completion, and we could not be more pleased with the results. The jewelry (hardware and finish plumbing pieces) will be installed this week and will dress the space up perfectly.
I want to make sure Brent is recognized for the unbelievable job he did in accomplishing the remodel while dealing with someone who is a late nighter. I was prepared to deal with early morning noise, but frankly I very rarely heard any. I would awake to quiet, put on a robe and walk out to the construction site, only to hear "Hi Jim" from Brent, and then marvel how much work had already been done that day.
We had a seven month experience with Brent during the 2005 remodel, and he is a prime reason we chose to use MA Peterson for this project. Of course the entire team makes the whole thing work, and we appreciate the expertise and professionalism of all, and certainly including Lynn and her signature sense of fine and elegant design. Thank you so much for treating Lou and me with so much care and kindness." - Jim & Lou, Minneapolis Condo
"Our finished basement flooded and although that was a pretty crummy deal we are so happy it lead us to MA Peterson! Jesse is such a great General Contractor - he is professional, responsive, and very knowledgeable. He knew exactly what needed to happen, both with restoring our basement and dealing with the paperwork & insurance company. I never felt like we were in the dark on anything and he would get back to us right away when we had questions.
The subs MA Peterson used were also very professional and did excellent work. They went out of their way to explain to us what they thought should be done, why it was important and then knocked it out of the park! They were super nice and made sure our curious cat didn't escape while they were in & out of the house. To me, this is indicative of the type of business MA Peterson is running... Everyone just left us with a great feeling and showed us that they cared about their craft. I feel like MA Peterson goes the extra mile when selecting which subs they'll work with.
We will definitely be using MA Peterson for any future projects and I'd recommend them to any friends or family." - Jake, Edina
"We couldn't have been happier with MA Peterson's work on our condo. They were so helpful, every step of the way. From the Owner [Mark Peterson], to the Project Manager who we trusted whole heartedly [Brent] we would refer MA Peterson to anyone! We also have been so pleased with our most current and new requests and how they are handled - the project manager is quick to help and always suggests the best way to take care of the problem. We continue to be in good hands." - John & Alvina, Edina
"As the Superintend of Maintenance at Point of France Condominiums, working with MA Peterson was very easy - I would welcome them back to do work with our residents anytime. They are very courteous and respectful which is a must - but not always seen - in condo living remodeling. It can be hard to work around our condo rules and regulations, but MA Peterson obliged by every single rule and made it very easy to work with." -Joe, Edina
"After living in our house for a year, we were overwhelmed trying to prioritize projects that could make our house look and function better. MA Peterson designed a master plan for our house that we could execute at once or in phases.
One area of discontent was our basement which was awkwardly pieced together from a prior remodel with very little natural light. It was the one area of the house we felt like we were settling for when we purchased the house and did not see very much potential to fix the deficiencies. MA Peterson's vision for our basement was far beyond what we could imagine for the space and exceeded even our wildest dreams.
Their team and all of their subcontractors were a pleasure to work with. They made accommodations for our schedule and provided us with access to our laundry room throughout the basement remodel process. They did an excellent job of keeping the space clean and safe for a young child in the house. On many occasions they fixed or addressed things beyond the scope of the remodel. The project was completed on schedule and on budget with quality craftsmanship.
We would happily work with MA Peterson again and would recommend them to our friends" - Mark & Robyn, Edina
"We added a den/study over our existing kitchen for my wife to enjoy in her retirement. This required heat and cooling with an added zone for our whole upstairs, new electrical, phone and vacuum extensions. This lead to a new roof over the entire house (difficult to match the existing 20 year old roof), along with upgraded siding for the whole house. He worked carefully with us to make the room addition match the existing house and it looks like it was there from the beginning.
The builder was very respectful of our existing home. He worked with us to make the necessary disruptions when it was convenient for us. We met regularly so there were no surprises. His sub-contractors respected our property, using drop cloths to move materials through the house when needed. Last week, (over a year after completion of the project) he did some minor updates and repaired hairline cracks in our new ceiling which included re-taping corners and repainting them at no cost to us. They stand behind their work. I believe very strongly that I got what I paid for when I hired MA Peterson to do my work." - Jeffrey & Marcia, Richfield
"This company provided excellent idea generation and craftsmanship. The workers were polite, timely and tidy. They stand behind their work." - Chris & Tammy, St. Paul
“The design time we spent with Mark Peterson (of MA Peterson), Colleen Eastman (of Eastman Interiors) and Dan Brusven (of Trademark Wood Products) was very productive. The actual renovation/remodel was spearheaded by Brent Barstad (of MA Peterson) was well planned and went without a “hitch”. We are extremely happy and proud of the finished product. All of our expectations were exceeded!” - Deb & Mike, Edina
"MA Peterson was wonderful to work with. We enjoyed getting to know the Peterson brothers (Mark and Dave) and their entire team. Each one was professional and delivered an exceptional product, on time and within budget." - Jeff & Mary, Eden Prairie
"MA Peterson rebuilt our garage walls and porch, and renovated our theater room, laundry room and master bathroom/closets. During each project Mark and Dave provided inspiration and guidance. The foremen on each job were professional and responsive. The costs were spelled out in advance and the final results are exceptional." - Jim & Katie, Edina
"My husband and myself have had four different remodeling projects with M/A Peterson. We could not be happier with the work that they did. Their professionalism and knowledge is absolutely first rate. We also enjoyed everyone on their staff and were extremely pleased with everyone we came in contact with....from interior designers to cabinet makers; paper hanger; painters; project managers; electricians; plumbers; landscape designer; office staff and all suppliers. We highly recommend their company." - Susan, Excelsior
"Once Mark Peterson has done a project for you- you are spoiled for life. When he did his first job for us, a sunroom, he was just a young pup and we were hooked. He has done multiple projects from gates, screen porch, total kitchen, laundry redo and more. we moved up north after retirement and asked his advise. He put together an up-north crew to build a sunroom facing the lake, and totally remodeled the kitchen and bathroom. His work has outstanding attention to detail, his ability to look at a space and visualize is incredible. Work is always top shelf and his support team makes beautiful spaces come alive." - Lowell & Linda, Nisswa
"MA Peterson did a major remodeling job for me, remaking a kitchen/dining room, opening a wall to connect a bedroom converted into a den with the kitchen and remaking a laundry room all to integrate and flow together. I could not have been happier with my team. They were knowledgeable, creative, trustworthy, pleasant, always trying to figure out how to get what you wanted done, problem solving, not problem making. Timetable and budget were met, expectations exceeded. I would hire MA Peterson again without hesitation." - Ginny, Edina
"We engaged MA Peterson to refresh three bathroom, lightly remodel our partially finished basement, replace outdated light fixtures, paint a couple of rooms and our entryway and other similar more minor tasks. Even through the scope of work was limited, Keith of MA Peterson brought his "A" game to the project every day he or his team were on site. They communicated with us regarding what we should expect and when. There were absolutely no lapses in Keith's willingness to take on additional minor aspects of the process as the project was unfolding in our home. When we ran into an additional plumbing problem, MA Peterson called out its best plumber to fix the defect-- for all of $50. The work MA Peterson did was flawless to my eye. In the end, the bill was less than MA Peterson's quote, even though the job included work that was not part of the initial request for the bid. I recommend MA Peterson without qualification or reservation of any kind." - Mark, Roseville
"The value of MA Peterson's professional services is absolutely greater than the sum of the parts of what they do! From the first meeting to understand our goals and issues of our 1926 house upgrade/remodel the team at MA Peterson impressed us.
They listened to what we thought we wanted and asked a ton of questions. They have so much experience and incredible insights on options and opportunities that went well beyond what we ever imagined. Mark Peterson was involved and we appreciated his creativity and passion- seems natural for the founder. Equally impressive was the values and alignment of the rest of the team.
The MA Peterson team delivered beyond our expectations and we have now used them for three different projects. If you want great work that is delivered on time and on budget with super great people you can trust, then MA Peterson should be on the top of your list to call. We learned about MA Peterson from other happy clients in our neighborhood. We loved every project we say. It was natural to include them in our search for design/remodel firm. We are ecstatic about the choice which is huge in this space. We have plenty of negative experiences, so with MA Peterson we could not be more confident in referring others for their services." - Doug, Edina
"I am extremely pleased with the outcome of the job MA Peterson did on our kitchen, powder room and laundry room. The professionalism shown by the MA Peterson employees and their subcontractors was outstanding. I was especially impressed with Keith, our Project Manager. Keith was always ready to listen to my concerns and took care of them in a timely manner. I would most certainly recommend this firm, and I plan to use them on other projects in the future." - Peter, Edina
"I had a friend who used them for a major kitchen remodel. I walk with her every morning, so I practically lived it with her. They had an open house when they were done and I could see the finished product – the quality and the level of detail. And I loved the concept of the project manager. I knew from Mary how Rob was. I called MAP and said, ‘How many Robs do you have?’" - Mary, Orono
"We had our kitchen, bathroom, living room, and dining room remodeled with MA Peterson and have really appreciated how easy and enjoyable the process has been. A lot of the credit goes to Ryan, our project manager who is just awesome. Ryan is detailed oriented, organized, and thorough. Likewise, all of the specialty workers have been wonderful as well. I felt they were expensive up front but have been generous in not nickle and diming us along the way. I really appreciate the job they've done." - Deanna, Edina
"MA Peterson was brilliant in connecting the roof lines and flow, joining old with new, seamlessly. Mark's understanding of space, light, and scale brought the modern back to our mid-century home. His team knows exactly how to combine ease of living with edgy and interesting design. We love living in it!" - Michelle, Edina
“For a kitchen, you can’t just think about what you like, you have to think about the flow of it and the function of it and what the space can do. I needed someone with vision. I know what I like decorating-wise, but someone with vision knows how you can take a space and dramatically alter it to achieve what you want. I couldn’t go cookie cutter.” - Mary, Orono
“They have a lot of vision and they’re open to hearing ideas too. They’re always thinking. They’ll just look at you and say, ‘Do you like your fireplace?’ and you’ve never thought about it before, but suddenly they’ve got a way to make it a focal point that you’ve never considered and change the whole feeling of the space… They even thought of ideas for the laundry room and drew up a whole plan around it that we’ll use for later.” - Mary, Edina
“I could tell that once they get to the part about how the company was set up, my husband’s ears totally perked up. He really gets into that stuff, I know he thought it was really smart.”
“I got the sense that they had an intellectual interest in any project. They weren’t just searching for the home they could put on the luxury home tour.” - Angie & Patrick, Mendota Heights
“I never got the feeling we were being pushed in any way. They have a great way of making it just feel like you’re having a conversation about what does and doesn’t make sense…. They’re very collaborative, but have a strong POV too, which I like.” - Steve, Edina
“I never heard the word ‘no.’ Or ‘No, it can’t be done.’ It was always, ‘Yes, I have some ideas.’ Or, ‘I think so; let me work on it.’ Nothing was ever the end of the road; it was always an opening to a new way to approach it. I think the only idea he said no to was an elevator going to the basement!” - Debbie, Minneapolis
"MA Peterson gutted and totally renovated our condo. They replaced everything except the bathtub -- newly designed kitchen, two bathrooms, tile, cabinetry, carpeting, flooring, paint, appliances, window treatments, all new lighting. Their designer offered wonderful advice and support. They were great! Everything done well and on schedule. They exceeded our expectations." - Marilyn, Edina
"I can't say enough good things about MA Peterson. Professional, creative, quality through and through. Our project was a complete basement. They started on time, were very respectful of our home, excellent communication throughout all phases of the project and did an amazing job. We get so many compliments on our basement. I know we could have tried to do it ourselves or hire a cheaper firm, in the end I am so glad we invested in MA Peterson." - Henry & Lisa, Lino Lakes
"MA Peterson has done two large-scale renovations on my home. I purchased a fixer-upper 24 years ago- the house was terrible but the lake lot was amazing. So I have renovated every square inch of my home and put on two large additions. MA Peterson is the only builder that I can completely recommend. What I really appreciate about MA is that their bid includes everything. Other builders will nickel and dime you and up-charge you until your final bill is 20-25% above the estimate. An MA Peterson bid includes the highest levels you until of finishes you can imagine.
Mark Peterson has amazing design ideas and took my extremely ugly home and made it beautiful and livable. Their employees are hard working and get the job done right the first time. They did equally well with engineering work (getting rid of posts in the basement) as with finish work.
Mark has inspirational design ideas. I wanted an office that was a central "command center" in my home and I wanted to hide my often messy desk. He did it! My walkout basement had low ceiling clearance and Mark found a way to dig down part of the floor and the two level room is beautiful. I have an unusual home; it has three levels - top level is kitchen and living room, middle level is bedrooms and bottom level is a walkout basement onto the lake. Visitors couldn't find their way to the lake from the front door. Mark solved it by creating an opening in the walkout level ceiling so that you can see down to where you are going. Mark's designs are innovative and they solve problems. " - Jane, Golden Valley
Project 1: "It's easy to talk about MA Peterson. Just look up every positive word in the dictionary and it describes the company and its employees. Among the words that come to mind are: professional, helpful, considerate, perfectionist, just to name a few. The company remodeled our kitchen efficiently with minimum disruption to me and my wife. But what was even more impressive to me was the work they did in insulating our attic space. If there was a problem with the kitchen, it was apparent for all to see but when it came to insulation, I relied completely on the staff to make sure it was done correctly. Keith Jones supervised the project and he asked the insulators to return three times because he wasn't satisfied until the work met his exacting standards. I had complete faith in Keith (since I wasn't about to go up into the attic) and my faith was rewarded. The house is warmer, our heat bills are lower, and we don't have ice build-up on the roof. I heard about MA Peterson from my son-in-law who used the company to install a new deck on their home and they spoke so highly about the company that we decided to use them as well."
Project 2: "The company remodeled our kitchen, replaced wood flooring damaged by a water leak, and added needed insulation to the attic. They handled the project professionally with a minimum amount of disruption. They met every deadline and completed the project within budget. They also handled all negotiations with my insurance company to ensure we received a fair settlement. While it was easy to see results of the kitchen and floor redo, it was not so apparent when it came to the insulation part of the project as I chose not to venture into the attic. However, the foreman on the project asked the insulators to return three times until he was satisfied that the work met his exacting standards. I can't recommend MA Peterson highly enough. A thoroughly professional organization." - Sheldon & Carolyn, Eden Prairie
"Always professional. High quality work. You might pay more but the work is worth it. In the past we have gone for less expense and were always sorry. This company does it right the first time. They care that everything is done with excellence. They can be trusted. Their high integrity is refreshing!" - Paul & Stephanie, Minneapolis
"A couple of years ago, Nancy and I contracted with MA Peterson to remodel our kitchen and re-carpet the rest of our house. The project included wood floors in the kitchen and granite counter tops. We also installed new appliances and some roll out shelves in our cabinets. MA Peterson helped with the design, material selection and the coordination of the whole project. Jesse Hynes, our project manager, was a real highlight of the experience. Jesse was not only a very efficient person, but he was a delight to have around. Any other remodeling we do, we won't have to look around, it will be MA Peterson." - Nancy & Dick, Edina
"We considered other firms, and the reason that we chose MA Peterson was based on their approach to managing the client experience, the insights of their design work, and the quality of their craftsmanship. Most of all, we wanted to work with people we enjoyed to be around. And who would be there for us in those moments of truth, when the inevitable arises during any project. I have very high standards – sometimes too high – but I found that the MA Peterson team had even higher standards. That fact allowed me to relax and enjoy the process. We enthusiastically recommend MA Peterson!"
"We are often asked if we are enjoying our newly remodeled home. While the answer is an unequivocal yes, the reasons go far beyond the beautiful new and redesigned rooms, fixtures, and furnishings. Through MA Peterson’s ability to listen, understand, and incorporate ‘who we are’ into their architectural and interior design, they were able to capture the essence of our family’s energy and spirit in their work. We enjoy our house so much because we now feel like we are ‘home’." - Jennifer & Sean, Edina
"Working with MA Peterson on our main floor remodel project made us fall in love with our house again. The entire team worked together to create and build a project for us that far surpassed our expectations. People ask us what we like most about our remodel...we honestly can't choose...we simply love everything." - Paul, Plymouth
"They did a remarkable job and were wonderful in all of their dealings with us. They could not be more thoughtful, conscientious and timely with their decisions. We recommend them to anyone wanting to build or renovate. We could not have imagined the transformation of our home done by MA Peterson. Thanks to their vision and unequaled skill we now have a gorgeous functional and modern day floor plan that has changed our living habits. Thankfully we decided against moving to a newer place and allowed them to do their magic." - Francine, Edina