Additions and Remodeling

The Process

Additions and Remodeling

The Process

Initial Meeting

After the first phone call, we set up a complimentary meeting with a project designer to discuss your needs, wants, and wishes for your home, helping you define the priorities and budget of your remodeling project.

Design Agreement and Field Measure

Once a fee is paid and a preliminary design agreement is signed, the project designer schedules a second meeting, or a field measure.  During the field measure, we review the project goals and measure and photograph the existing conditions of the project site.  The design process also includes a mechanical walk-through to coordinate the electric, HVAC, and plumbing systems.

Design Review Meetings

The first design review meeting is scheduled two or three weeks after the field measure, depending on the project size.  Over the course of these meetings, your design will evolve from a general concept to specific details.  Elevations, hand-drawn perspectives, and a 3D rendering help you visualize your project.  We also continue to develop your budget, discuss materials, and revise the design.

Client Full Presentation

After reviewing the specifications and plans, the project designer schedules a client full presentation to review the paperwork.  The designer then works on the construction documents, obtaining engineering calculations, municipal design approval, and permits.

Ready to Build

The design team works with the production staff to discuss details and unique challenges.  Shortly after signing the construction agreement, you begin meeting with our on-staff interior designer to finalize selections of finishes, products, and materials.

Pre-Construction Meeting

The project designer and production staff walk through the remodel site with you.  This meeting is a great time to meet the team and ask any questions you may have regarding the logistics of the project. Our goal is to set up a communication system that will guarantee a smooth, safe, and timely completion of your project.

Construction Phase

Our production team works diligently to keep the lines of communication open.  To ensure all of your expectations are met, an on-going relationship with the production administrator and manager is vital.  The production administrator handles day-to-day schedules and accounting and coordinates all subcontractors.  The production manager and lead carpenter oversee the crew and field work.


When the project nears completion, the production manager walks through the project with you and forms a “punch list” of items that need to be addressed before we leave the site.  The project coordinator makes a final visit to receive feedback, give you warranty and product usage information, and offer operation tips.  Then it’s time to enjoy your new space!

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Choosing a Roofing Contractor

Choosing a Roofing Contractor

Choosing a Roofing Contractor

Need to hire a roofer? These six tips will help make your selection process easier.

Knowing the right roofer to hire for your home can be a challenging and confusing task. Below is a list of helpful tips to assist you in choosing the right roofing contractor and getting the best service for your money.

1. Insurance is a must

Make sure that your contractor has worker’s compensation and liability insurance. Ask to see the certificates and actually call the insurance carrier to confirm that they are valid.
This keeps all bids on a level playing field, knowing that part of the cost of the roof and the service being provided to you is protected with the security of coverage.

2. Choose local contractor

Make sure that the company that you choose is local. This means that they are not just operating locally now,Choosing a Roofing Contractor but have an established business and reputation in the community.
We have had many calls from customers that have problems within the standard five-year warranty period. The company that they chose to install their roof closed, moved or vanished. It is very easy to provide a piece of paper, but the warranty is only as good as the longevity and reputation of the roofing company.

Choosing a Roofing Contractor : Pricing

3. Price isn’t everything

Never choose a company based on price. Cheap bids drive down the market and anyone with overhead and proper insurance has to establish pricing to cover such costs.
Those that do work on the side or are just working out of a pick-up truck can always do the work cheaper. But in the long run, you get what you pay for. Customers that are sold on price as their sole criteria ultimately end up spending more money to fix problems, and many of these problems would have been covered under a workmanship guarantee by a reputable established roofing company.

4. Avoid storm chasers

Steer clear of the knock-on-the-door, “We were in your neighborhood” roofers. This is just canvassing and selling. Pick a roofer from a referral or a sign in your area that has a satisfied client on the other end.

If you are approached by this technique, call your agent and ask for a recommendation. The majority of these roofers will tell you that you have storm damage and have you sign a letter of intent. Don’t be pressured by forceful tactics. You never have to sign an intent letter. Wait to see the contChoosing a Roofing Contractorracts and take your time in reviewing.

5. Get job details in writing

Both belong to you and you should be in control. We suggest that you don’t give funds until the work is complete. Make sure that you are satisfied with the result and that the terms of payment were discussed prior to the job and adhered to by both parties. Make sure that you ask how long a job will take. You need to have a clear idea of what size crew that they have and a completion day.

Choosing a Roofing Contractor : Communication

6. Communication is paramount

Did they return your calls? Did they send the documentation that you asked them to send? Did they follow through? If you answered “no” to these questions, then make sure you communicate your concerns to the company representative. If they still can’t make good, walk away. Communication is key to every business. If you aren’t getting what you need on the front end when they are trying to get your business, what will happen once you have committed the work to them?

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Complete the request form at the right and we’ll schedule a FREE in-home consultation and estimate for Michigan vinyl siding. Or call us at (651) 955-8632 to schedule your free consultation by phone.

We look forward to earning your trust and building a lasting relationship with you!

Tips for Planning a Home Addition

Tips for Planning a Home Addition

Tips for Planning a Home Addition

If you are considering a new home addition, these are 10 tips that should prepare home owners for their project. Share this list with potential customers so you can help them through the process of planning a home addition.

  1. Gather Legal Documents – If you’re serious about adding an addition to you home you’ll need to track down a few legal documents before you plan anything. First and foremost you’ll need to find an accurate plot plan of your property showing the property lines and the proximity of the existing and proposed buildings to those lines. This is extremely important because you’ll need to ensure the new addition isn’t built “outside” jurisdictional set-backs defined by local Zoning laws. If this step is skipped it’s highly likely a building built too close to the property lines will have to be torn down! Plot plans and surveys are usually available your local Registry of Deeds.
  2. Determine a Realistic Budget – Before you meet with a builder or architect it’s important to set a budget that you feel comfortable with. The last thing you want to do is fall in love with a design and stretch yourself thin financially. You should develop a budget that includes the hard cost of the project, a decent contingency number, increases to property taxes, utility expenses and even insurance. Stick to your budget and you’ll be stress free when the project is finished and ready to enjoy your new space.
  3. What Do You Need? – Determine what you need above and beyond what you might “want”. It’s really important to identify what exactly you need. If you need another bedroom don’t be tempted to add a hot tub! Be sure to write down a very specific list of the needs and functions the new space will provide. In addition, it’s always good to have a list of “special” items you might want to consider if the budget ends up “fat”. Instead of ignoring some of the finer things in life why not add a couple to your list and see which ones you might be able to do add if there’s room in the budget.

Tips for Planning a Home Addition : Hiring a Professional

  1. Hire A Design Professional – Lots of us think we canTips for Planning a Home Addition design homes but the reality is Architects provide a great service and design amazing live spaces that the average person just can’t imagine. Often times the architect will also have a nice list of builders that you can speak with that are already “vetted”.
  2. Speak To Your Neighbors – One of the best things you can do early on when planning an addition is to speak about the project with neighbors. I can’t stress this tip enough. Rather than facing down an agree neighbor it’s best to approach them early on and take note of any issues they might have. It’s especially important if your neighbors are really close.
  3. Create A Short List of Builders – Checking references and getting recommendations is vitally important to choosing a builder that you can trust and one you’ll be glad built your new addition. Ask friends and neighbors for suggested builders. You can also ask your local building code officials and building supply companies. Once you’ve checked references then plan on asking at least three builders for detailed written estimates.
  4. Additions are NOT DIY Projects – There are some DIY’ers out there capable of building an addition but the reality is most folks should not attempt a building addition. The reality is if a bank is financing the project they will likely require that you hire a licensed general contractor. House additions are typically complicated projects requiring multiple trades and lots of coordination. DIY’ers just don’t have the relationship with sub-contractors to get them on the job in a timely fashion. General Contractors have relationships with multiple subs and the ability to make things happen in a timely fashion.
  5. Evaluate Utilities Before You Begin – Before you start designing the new addition it’s best to meet with an electrician and HVAC Contractor to determine the capacity of your existing systems. Long before you pick a builder you might as well find out if your existing electrical and HVAC systems can handle new loads from the new space. This is vital information to have while planning your budget.

Tips for Planning a Home Addition : Financing

  1. Check on Financing – A new addition sounds wonderful but it won’t be a wonderful experience if you break ground on the project before knowing where the money will come from. In today’s crazy real estate market, you’ll be required to bring substantial equity to the table.
  2. Realistic Expectations – My biggest piece of advice for anyone considering an addition to their house is coming up with realistic expectations. Be realistic with your budget, your needs, and your expectations. Often times people have wild dreams of an amazing addition being built quickly with no disruption to your home. Even small projects can take time and cause huge disruptions to your family. Just be sure you’re honest with yourself
Additions and Remodeling

Additions and Remodeling

Additions and Remodeling

Additions and Remodeling

Additions and Remodeling encompass a wide range of construction including enlarging a building to add space, renovating existing space like replacing cabinets, kitchens or bathrooms, finishing an unfinished basement, replacing siding or windows and building decks.

This may even include the complete demolition and gutting of an existing house and completely redoing the inside including new energy efficient insulation, heating systems, plumbing and electrical systems and fixtures. If you can dream it, we can build it or renovate it!

Perry & Horton Construction provides complete design, planning and budgeting for each remodeling project to ensure the client receives a completed project that fills their needs within an agreed upon budget. Perry & Horton Construction works extensively with remodeling clients in Minneapolis, St Paul, twin cities surrounding communities.

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Additions and Remodeling: Rooms

Room Additions are unique opportunities to drastically change the functions, usability, appearance, and enjoyment of your home.

Perhaps you have a hobby, like to entertain, have a growing family, or have kids that have left home. These are great times to transform how your home works and feels to you.

Additions can be used to expand the livability of spaces for entertaining, enlarge your kitchen and dining room, create a spacious Master Bedroom and Bathroom Suite, add a mudroom with main floor laundry, create a new family room, create a new rec room or gym, or just about anything else you can imagine. We have added space to existing homes not only by expanding outwards, but also by expanding upwards or even downwards (yes, we can even add or expand a full basement beneath an existing home).

Additions and Remodeling: Basement Finishing

Basement Finishing is a unique opportunity to transform the usability and enjoyment of your home with an existing area that is almost always under-utilized. Get rid of the clutter and improve the quality of your family’s life all at one time.

Whether it is a basement bedroom, family room, rec room, wet bar, or home theater, Perry & Horton Construction has the expertise and skill to design and create your dreams. We have full design abilities to help you develop your dreams. We even have a architects and structural engineers that we work with if you would like to expand your existing home with additional basement footage or depth.

Bathroom Remodeling

Bathrooms are important functional rooms in our homes. Designing a bathroom to be functional as well as a warm, inviting environment is just one of our specialties. Your bathroom remodel must be functional as well as flow seamlessly with the other rooms in your home.

Your Minneapolis St Paul bathroom remodeling contractor, Perry & Horton Construction, uses quality materials in all remodeling projects. We prefer to support our local economy whenever possible using materials from Minneapolis, St Paul, twin cities surrounding communities.

We work with you throughout your bathroom design to select products and materials best suited to your remodeling project.

Kitchen Remodeling

Kitchens are a focal point of our homes. Designing a kitchen to be functional as well as a warm and inviting environment where family and friends can gather is our specialty. Your kitchen remodel must be functional as well as flow seamlessly with the other rooms in your home.

Perry & Horton Construction, will work with you to select all the design elements of your kitchen that are right for you. We take into consideration how you and your family use your kitchen, how you entertain, how you cook, your storage needs, and the look and feel that you are striving to achieve. The end result is a completely customized kitchen transformation that fits you, your family, your tastes, and your budget perfectly.

Home Remodeling

Home Remodeling

Home Remodeling

As an award-winning design build home remodeling contractor since 1987, Perry & Horton Construction has earned a sterling reputation throughout the Minneapolis–Saint Paul Metropolitan Area for delighting clients with fair prices, professionalism, personal service, and being a company that homeowners can trust when remodeling their homes.

We’re proud to offer clients the full range of home remodeling services to take projects smoothly from concept and design with our AIA architect, through construction and completion. Over the decades, we’ve honed both our home remodeling expertise and our process to achieve results that are exactly right for you, your budget, and your home. Our expertise also allows us to provide an on-time, on-budget guarantee and one of the best warranties of any home remodeling contractor in Minneapolis–Saint Paul.

Home Remodeling in Every Way

Kitchens, bathrooms, finished basements, room additions, whole house renovations, green remodeling, historic restorations, and more – Perry & Horton Construction is the one home remodel contractor that not only does it all but does it all well. See how our professionalism and personal service reward you with that “wow” factor today and a home remodel that delivers value for years to come.

Let us tell you more about our home remodeling services in Minneapolis–Saint Paul.

Call Anvil Construction for Your New Home Remodeling
Give us a call today at Perry & Horton Construction to learn more. We can’t wait to hear from you, and are ready to get started on your new deck, so don’t wait. Give us a call today (612) 351-1459

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About Us

Our aim is to continuously exceed the expectations of our client to deliver quality construction. Our team members verify all features of work. Our partnership with our clients is based on mutual trust and we do what is best for our clients following our company’s values and methods.

Our Services

As an award-winning design build home remodeling contractor since 1987, Perry & Horton Construction has earned a sterling reputation throughout the Minneapolis–Saint Paul Metropolitan Area for delighting clients with fair prices, professionalism, personal service, and being a company that homeowners can trust when remodeling their homes. We specialize in windows, home construction, remodeling, roofing, siding, decks, and additions.


We are a qualified roofing and siding contractor serving the Twin Cities area. We provide residential and commercial roofing and siding solutions, including repair, maintenance and replacement.

Roofing and Siding Contractor

The mission of Perry & Horton Construction is to perform for, and provide our customers quality residential roofing and siding contractor. home improvement and construction services at fair and market competitive prices which we are able to provide through longstanding positive relationships with our suppliers. Perry & Horton Construction wants to ensure the longevity of our company through repeat and referral business, achieved only by customer satisfaction in all areas including timeliness, attention to detail and service-minded attitudes. Whatever you may need, Perry & Horton Construction will be there every step of the way. We strive to maintain the highest levels of professionalism, integrity, and honesty in our relationships with our suppliers, professional associates and customers alike.

Perry & Horton Construction is the preeminent provider of superior construction services. We consistently improve the quality of our product. We add value for clients through innovation, foresight, and aggressive performance. We serve with character and purpose. We are committed to make your house the home of your dreams for many years to come.


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