We couldn’t have asked for a better experience.
-Stacey & Mike, St. Louis Park.

WORD OF MOUTH

Here is what our past clients have told us
about their great experiences.

We value our clients’ feedback!

"Exceptional service and follow up...."

Bluestem did an excellent job for us from start to finish. Exceptional service and follow up.

Dianne & Robert, Minneapolis

"Relieved a lot of anxiety and a lot of stress..."

They were very prompt and timely about getting answers to questions – that relieved a lot of anxiety and a lot of stress.”

Keri & Bob, Minneapolis

"It Turned Out Better Than I Thought; It Looks Beautiful..."

We needed you guys to guide us through this process. We couldn’t think of doing this on our own. It turned out better than I thought, it looks beautiful. I’m amazed.

Kristi, Wayzata

"I could count on that date, and that relieved a lot of anxiety and a lot of stress..."

First and foremost, they were extraordinarily timely. They put a calendar into their co-construct app, and they stuck to it. We had almost no delays at all in the construction timeline. The workers who worked on our project were always here when they said they would be here. And, they were very prompt and timely about getting answers to questions. That made the whole process just go much more smoothly – that I could count on them to be here when they said they would be here. I could count on that date, and that that relieved a lot of anxiety, and a lot of stress.

Kari, Minneapolis

"A Fun and Trusted Collaboration..."

If I had to sum up the process and end result, I can truly say that they turned my vision into reality and it was a fun and trusted collaboration from start to finish.

Suzanne, Minneapolis

"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

"Incredible Quality..."

Everybody can tell that it’s an incredible quality of work.

Matt and Mary, St. Louis Park

"The Communication Was Amazing..."

The communication was fantastic. We knew exactly what was going on when it was going on… The communication was amazing.

Kristi & Scott, Wayzata

"Bluestem was really disciplined about keeping their word...."

Bluestem was really disciplined about keeping their word. They said they would deliver something in this amount of time, and they were really serious about that. And, at the same time, they did not sacrifice any quality in order to meet their timeline. They were really disciplined, and they had very high-quality workmanship, and they used high quality products.

Kari, Minneapolis

"They Were So Communicative, Responsible and Great Problem Solvers..."

I have been recommending this company [Bluestem] to everyone I know. They were so communicative, responsible and great problem solvers. All the staff were very personable. They sincerely cared about you and your project and getting it right for you. They stayed on time and budget. They were also flexible when I wanted something added. They knew what your goals were and remembered them. They kept their eye on the ball that you described. It was so nice not to have to worry about someone ghosting you or dropping the ball like is usual in this industry. – Sue, Minneapolis

Sue, Minneapolis

"A fun project from start to finish...."

It was a fun project from start to finish. Great to see what was on paper come to life.

Dianne & Robert, Minneapolis

"There Were No Surprises..."

I always knew when someone was coming … there were no surprises.

Susan, Minneapolis

"More space than we know what to do with...."

One of the problems with the original design was the lack of storage. We love to cook, and have lots of pots and pans – lots of baking things. We found ourselves storing all of our cooking equipment all throughout the house. Very depressing. If we wanted to cook we would go scrambling around trying to find all our pots and pans. Bluestem helped us work with the space that we had and made it more efficient. We actually now have more space than we know what to do with. And they added some really nice features.

Kristi & Scott, Wayzata

"I Liked Their Enthusiasm and Their Excitement..."

I felt I could see their creative juices flowing while I talked to them about what I was hoping to see. I liked their enthusiasm, and their excitement about finding a hidden gem in our decrepit old kitchen.

Kari, Minneapolis

"The Dream Kitchen that We’ve Been Wanting..."

This is just like the dream kitchen that we’ve been wanting for such a long time. It’s just gorgeous. Amazing. It’s better than I ever thought it could be. 

Kristi, Wayzata

"Finished Product..."

We have definitely enjoyed the finished product a lot.

Amanda, Golden Valley

"Made It Very Easy To Make All Those Decisions..."

Tim and his team made it very easy to make all those decisions, even to what size and shape and color of knobs I wanted on my kitchen cabinets. So that made the process for me very easy.

Carol, St. Louis Park

"We Felt a Good Chemistry With You Guys..."

We felt great that [the design team] had really thought through our project and we felt a good kind of chemistry with you guys. We liked everyone [on the team]. I think that’s really important.

Susan, Minneapolis

"We Really Liked The Way You Had An Expert For Everything..."

You guys actually came with two or three different possibilities. You…could help us make decisions. We really liked the way you had an expert for everything. You guys made it work.

Don, Maple Grove

"Having That Financial Piece Allowed Me To Make Sure That I Was Staying Within My Budget..."

There were times I had to make decisions, and because that financial piece was there, I could make sure I was making decisions that were staying in my budget. Having that financial piece allowed me to make sure that I was staying within my budget.

Carol, St. Louis Park

"Perfectly Me..."

The kitchen is perfectly me. The bathroom is perfectly me, it is beautiful and functional. The final product is amazing.

Anna, Minneapolis

"The Process Was Very Well-Defined..."

The process was very well-defined. I think your design options were really solid. 

James, Minneapolis

"Really Impressed Me..."

The process really impressed me.

Trish, St. Paul

"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

"The Process Was Very Easy..."

[The process] was easy. Very easy. It worked out very smoothly for both of us.

Cheryl Moore, St. Louis Park

"The Team Really Listened To Me..."

I really felt that the team really listened to me, and because I had certain ideas that I knew I wanted, helped me to sometimes think outside the box. And I have to say, I just feel very comfortable with all the decisions that were made to give me a space that I’m proud of.

Carol, St. Louis Park

"Very Organized..."

[The remodeling process was] extremely organized. Just overall, very organized, very organized.
Especially what I hear from other peoples’ experiences… they have not had the same experience we have had.
Never doing this before, that was really nice for us.

Dave and Kelly, Minnetonka

"Communication was Excellent..."

Communication was excellent. Excellent.
I got an email update every day about what they did during the day and what they were going to do with the next day and what time they would be here. Then with their Thursday meetings, I would get a synopsis or a summary in email.
And then also you have the message board, so that emails could be sent back and forth to ask questions and resolve issues.

Cheryl, St. Louis Park

"The Communication Was Very Open, Prompt and Quick..."

The online portal was a way where, if Bluestem had a question for us, or we had a question for them, there was a way for us to communicate that.
Whoever needed to answer the question could answer the question. It was always a very quick turnaround. The communication was very open, prompt and quick.

Carol, St. Louis Park

"Recommend..."

“I will fully recommended you.”

James, Minneapolis

"You Guys Had a Really Good Team..."

The thing I liked about Bluestem was that I felt you guys had a really good team. To be honest, it was probably the key reason why we went with Bluestem. I felt like you all were a good, close team that communicated and we weren’t going to get blindsided. And you were honest, too. I felt like we were confident that it was going to go through the way we wanted it to go through. 

Scott & Kristi, Wayzata

"I Really Enjoyed the Fact They Have A Portal..."

I really enjoyed the fact they [Bluestem] have a portal which allowed for myself and my son and his wife to really feel like we were a part of the team and that we could keep track of things. It gave us the ability to really be able to stay within my budget.

Carol, St. Louis Park

"We Felt Heard..."

We felt heard. Feeling heard is super important.

James, Minneapolis

"Know What Is Going on Every Day..."

If you want to know what is going on every day in your project, you will like working with them….

 

Dave, Eden Prairie

"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

"First Remodeling Experience And It Was Great..."

This was my first [remodeling] experience and it was great.

Cheryl Moore

"We Felt Very Comfortable Having People in Our Home..."

The team and the workers were fabulous. People were so courteous, kind, helpful…it was great. I mean, they were just always just so courteous and kind to us. [It was] never uncomfortable. We felt very comfortable having people in our home when we weren’t here.

Carol, St. Louis Park

"I Could Trust You Guys..."

I could trust you guys. You are very smart. Tamatha is very smart. You have very smart people working for you.

Anna, Minneapolis

"The Final Product Is Amazing..."

I love my final product. I am so excited about this. I cannot even remember what the kitchen was like before, because this kitchen works. [It’s] perfectly me. The final product is amazing.

Anna, Minneapolis

"Very Honest With Us..."

[Bluestem was] very honest with us about what was happening from the beginning. They gave us an estimate they felt was fair and they still came in under that estimate for the repairs and fixing all of that. I mean, again, that just shows integrity and not trying to take advantage of us but trying to make us happy.

Matt and Mary, St. Louis Park

"It Was Very Clear We Were Not Going To Have To Worry..."

You were so deliberate about everything. You structured everything. It was very clear we were not going to have to worry… It worked out really great because you guys had that whole process where you did listen.”

 

Anna, Minneapolis

"I Loved The Client Portal..."

I loved the client portal – the transparency around cost and options. I loved knowing that we would have those options and that control. It was very clear – ‘this is what it costs’. We had clear information all of the time, at the ready.

Matt and Mary, St. Louis Park

"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

"The Communication Was Excellent..."

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 Prairie

"Open To Our Ideas and Flexible..."

Bluestem was open to our ideas and flexible with minor design adjustments during the build process.

 

Dennis, Minneapolis

"A Partner..."

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, Edina

"Just Awesome, From Top to Bottom..."

They [the production staff] were so lovely and so welcoming in times when they did not need to be welcoming us. I mean they were just awesome, from top to bottom.

Teresa, Eden Prairie

"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, Minneapolis

"Absolutely Amazing and Stellar..."

Your responsiveness to our concerns throughout the process has been absolutely amazing and stellar.

Matt and Mary, St. Louis Park

"You Will Get What You Pay For..."

You will get what you pay for.
We paid for a really great experience, and we had got a
really great experience.

 

Anna, Minneapolis

"The Help Proved To Be Invaluable..."

Knowing that I was going to have help in designing helped alleviate the anxiety of ‘will this turn out as nice as I want it to’. The help proved to be invaluable because I would’ve been scared to make certain choices without support and backup.

Matt and Mary, St. Louis Park

"Really Impressed By The Design..."

It was enjoyable to see stuff getting developed, and we were just really impressed by the design.

David, Eden Prairie

"It Was Fun..."

It was fun! The selection of materials and stuff…the palette, and putting it all together. We have definitely enjoyed the finished product a lot.

Amanda, Golden Valley

"There was Clear Direction, Accountability and Follow-Through..."

You treat people how you want to be treated. And I very much had the sense that there is that kind of working relationship and it was clear at every level. I really felt like it was a team and there was clear direction, accountability, and follow-through.

Trish, St. Paul

"I Have Loved This Process..."

I have loved this process. I tell people all the time, what a wonderful job you guys did for us. And I really, truly heartfelt mean that, because this could have been a very difficult process and you guys just made it unbelievable and gave me a space that I am proud of and comfortable in and has just added to the quality of my life.

Carol, St. Louis Park

"They Stuck To Their Timeline...."

They stuck to their timeline. It was really important to them to stick to their timeline, and that – I do not think I have seen with other contracting projects that we have done before. And, they did not sacrifice quality in the name of sticking to their timeline, either. They wanted to make sure they brought you best product.

Kari, Minneapolis

"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 Prairie

"Communication..."

I just loved the level of communication.

Anna, Minneapolis

"Did Not Go A Penny Over Budget..."

The online management system was a wonderful way to make sure that communications were clear and that we had a say over all costs. I have spoken with others who said their projects went 30% over budget and they were amazed when I told them ours did not go a penny over budget. There were no surprises.

Joan L. Minneapolis, MN

"I Wasn’t Ever Fearful About Leaving..."

[The field staff are] all super professional and they were super nice. I wasn’t ever fearful about leaving. They were so gracious with the dogs and with the kids.

Matt and Mary, St. Louis Park

"A beautiful space instead of a basement laundry room....."

Our old laundry room – we remade into a bathroom for the kids. We got the funky tile that we wanted, and lots of storage. It’s just well designed…well put together. The shower is amazing. A beautiful space instead of a basement laundry room.
And it’s a second bathroom for us, so great. We love it.

Kristi & Scott, Wayzata

"My Vision Into Reality..."

Family and friends can’t believe what we packed into the small space — a true transformation. With almost no structural changes, the kitchen jumped into modern living with custom cabinetry, thoughtful finishes, and expert details/craftsmanship that resulted in a new kitchen that is tiny, but mighty. Bluestem was on the same page with me every step of the way. If I had to sum up the process and end result, I can truly say that they turned my vision into reality and it was a fun and trusted collaboration from start to finish.

Suzanne, Minneapolis

"The Entire Process Was Smooth..."

We were very pleased with our project, the timeliness, the commitment to the bid (no surprises financially), and the demeanor of the staff at Bluestem. The entire process was smooth, and attention to detail was a priority for Bluestem. We received many compliments that the look of the remodel was in keeping with the style of our home.

Paul Z. St. Louis Park, MN

"The Whole Process Was Just Unbelievably Not-Painful..."

The whole process was just unbelievably not-painful, and sometimes modeling can be painful and an unusual process.

Carol, St. Louis Park

"I Just Loved the Level of Communication..."

I just loved the level of communication. I loved co-construct. I really felt like that tool was very useful to me, because if I had a question like, ‘why is anybody not showing up at my house today?’ I could just look, and it was outlined on there. Also, I could trust you guys. You are very smart.

Anna, Minneapolis

"You Have One of the Best Teams in the Twin Cities..."

“Many of my friends thought I was crazy to go to Florida and leave it all up to the team. Well, they are so shocked and happy for me when I told them all was done on time and to perfection. You have one of the best teams in the Twin Cities! Thank you so much for all you did for us on this job.”

Karan, Wayzata

"Innovative Solutions..."

Bluestem was terrific in making suggestions, working with us to realize our vision. They were always available for questions on budget, met deadlines and were wonderful to deal with. Their team was able to come up with innovative solutions to unforeseen complications that arose and we couldn’t be more pleased with the final result.  We have recommended them to friends and family unreservedly.

Russ P. Minneapolis

"Professional And Responsive..."

Bluestem staff were professional and responsive. They met every deadline and completed the project on time. Their suggestions for project changes were very helpful and smart. I would highly recommend them for your project.

Pat T. Minneapolis, MN

"I Loved Co-Construct..."

I loved co-construct. I really felt like that tool was very useful to me, because if I had a question like, Why is anybody not showing up at my house today? I could just look, and it was outlined on there.

Anna, Minneapolis

"Your Folks Really Are A Team..."

Your folks really are a team. And by the time we made it through that initial design process, I felt like Tamatha and Susi sort of knew me, especially by the end of the project.

Trish, St. Paul

"The Bathroom Is Perfectly Me..."

The bathroom is perfectly me. The final product is amazing.

Anna, Minneapolis