REMODELING SERVICES FOR SOMETHING SPECIAL
Often, life’s transitions require changes to your home. Perhaps you have just found a great new house or condo and it's not quite everything you want. Or, you’re ready to finally transform that attic space into a master suite or playroom, or want to create a new mudroom space. Does the outside need a facelift?
Or a screen porch - to enjoy the outdoors, safe from the elements? Have you been waiting to make your home reflect your style - and now it’s time to get that new look? With our guidance and collaboration, our full-service, customized
Design and Build process will get you the results you want.
THE BLUESTEM PROCESS FOR GETTING A BEAUTIFUL EXTERIOR OR UNIQUE NEW SPACE
Our detailed, full service design build process ensures your unique project is personalized and done right. You are always in control of your decisions, schedule and investment. We eliminate surprises.
We make sure you are always heard and help you get the best possible solutions for your home.
These are key pieces of a great remodeling experience.
Customer Relationship: (What are your new space, exterior, refresh or unique project dreams, needs and goals?)
Bluestem 4-Phase Planning & Design Process: (Look at layout options, structure, budget creation, colors, flooring, doors, materials, windows, fixtures etc.)
Construction Contract Meeting: Presenting your final bid price and guaranteed construction contract.
Construction: Building your New Space (Includes daily updates & 24/7 access to your online project portal.)
Warranty: Results that last (Multiple warranties and guaranties, including cabinetry.)
THE EXTERIOR OR UNIQUE PROJECT REMODELING PROCESS
Every great new space, or updated & refreshed space, starts with a great plan! Our integrated team will guide you through the entire Design-to-Construction process. We’ll collaborate with you to explore design, layout and budget options, and then refine every detail. The result: new spaces you will love, personalized with then features, style and functionality to meet your unique needs and dreams.
Be it your new mudroom space, updated exterior, new screen porch, attic bedroom or other project, our design build process, customized solutions and personalized approach will help you get the results you want and actually enjoy the remodeling experience. You will have individualized meetings with a dedicated designer, then receive daily updates from your dedicated construction project manager.
Visit our process page to learn more about Bluestem’s organized and proven 4-Phase Design & Planning Process, and how it assures that you will get what you want and stay on your budget.
Visit our Blog Page for remodeling tips, information and advice.
HOW MUCH WILL IT COST TO REMODEL MY HOME?
During our initial conversations we will talk with you about the scale of your project and how it compares to other, similar projects.
Then, in our detailed planning process, you will receive budgets to accompany preliminary design options.
Finally, you will receive a bid-priced contract defining exactly what your final design will cost. We know you need good information to make good decisions, and cost is an important factor of those decisions.
WHO WILL I TALK TO DURING MY REMODEL?
Throughout the entire remodeling process, you will have a dedicated team helping you with your project.
During the design and planning phase, your main point of contact will be your project’s Design Specialist. You will then be introduced to your Project Lead during the pre-construction walkthrough meeting. Once construction begins, your project’s Design Specialist will stay in contact to make sure things go as planned, but your Project Lead becomes your first point of contact. You will also be able to communicate with everyone on the team at once, together, in your online client portal.
WHAT CAN I EXPECT REGARDING THE PROJECT SCHEDULE?
Our production team is committed to driving your project forward in the most efficient way possible, but we never want to risk quality by rushing things. The detailed planning that takes place before construction even begins is one way that we can assure the building process goes smoothly and according to schedule. Between the construction contract and the beginning of construction activities (the pre-construction phase), we will concentrate on helping you make final decisions.
We will then provide a schedule for you in your online portal, where you will always be able to monitor progress and will receive daily updates. You can expect that your remodeling project will be finished according to the schedule and that you will always know what’s happening.
WILL THE COST OF MY PROJECT CHANGE?
Bluestem always provides bid-price guarantees. Your bid-priced construction contract is accompanied by a detailed scope of work and a construction plan set. This contract is our commitment to you to complete the project at the price quoted. The cost only changes for one of the following two reasons: You add something to the scope of the project, or there is a hidden or unforeseen condition (such as rotted walls) not knowable during a typical inspection. Your online portal tracks all of the details so there is never a nasty surprise about costs or payments. You stay in control.
THE REMODELING INDUSTRY
WHAT DOES THE ‘CONTRACTOR OF THE YEAR’ AWARD SIGNIFY?
Each year NARI members are encouraged to submit their work to be judged in several categories. The judging is done by remodeling professionals from another state and is anonymous. The winning projects are chosen on the criteria of: Demonstrating craftsmanship, solving technical problems and meeting the owner’s goals and needs. Bluestem has won Contractor of the Year (CotY) Awards in 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020 and 2021, including National CotY Awards in 2016, 2019 and 2020.
WHAT IS A ‘CERTIFIED REMODELER’?
In order to delineate the very best remodeling contractors, NARI (National Association of the Remodeling industry) provides a certification process for those willing to work to a higher standard. Certified Remodelers undergo additional training, testing, background and reference checks and must renew the certification periodically. Hiring a NARI Certified Remodeler is your assurance that you are hiring an outstanding professional.
“Communication and Responsiveness”
I was most satisfied with communication and responsiveness, as well as their ability to take our ideas, understand them and make them concrete.
- Dave and Meghan, MinneapolisVIEW PROJECT
“Open To Our Ideas and Flexible”
Bluestem was open to our ideas and flexible with minor design adjustments during the build process.
- Dennis, MinneapolisVIEW PROJECT
“Absolutely Amazing and Stellar”
Your responsiveness to our concerns throughout the process has been absolutely amazing and stellar.
- Matt and Mary, St. Louis Park
“The Communication Was Excellent. Very, very good.”
You guys are great to work with. The communication was excellent. Communication was very, very good. We were always at ease. We always felt we knew exactly what was happening next.
- Trish, Eden PrairieVIEW PROJECT
“The Final Product Is Amazing”
My kitchen...I cannot even remember what the kitchen was like before, because this kitchen works. [It's] perfectly me. The upstairs is perfectly me, it is beautiful and functional. The final product is amazing.
- Anna, Minneapolis
“You Guys Were Right There”
You guys were right there. Right with us. But never forced, which was... sometimes you get into that sales pitch if you are buying a car, or whatever. You guys were not that way. That was appreciated.
- Dave and Kelly, Minnetonka
“I Love Working With The Team”
I love working with the team - professionally, personally, and it's so clear that that is what you have. And yes, I am using the word respect a lot, but it is something that is so important to me that people treat each other well.
- Trish, St. Paul
From beginning to end, we felt a part of the process and a partner in it. ...It’s really the focal point of our home and has transformed the way that we live here.
- Teresa, EdinaVIEW PROJECT
“The Process Was Very, Very Smooth For Us”
Honestly, we were kind of just overwhelmed about where to start. You guys held our hands through the whole process. You gave us choices…the process was very, very smooth for us.
- Trish, Eden Prairie
“There Were No Surprises”
I always knew when someone was coming ... there were no surprises.
- Susan, Minneapolis
Every Project. Peace of Mind.
Every Bluestem project carries comprehensive warranties ensuring there are no surprises from our work. You can relax knowing our excellent craftsmanship will last for years.LEARN MORE