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We renovated our one-story SW Mpls bungalow with John Orfield Construction Design Build company, which we learned is an unique and intense experience that mixes both business (our most costly possession), and personal (it's where we live) to an extreme level. We picked John's company because he could do both the design and build, which cut out the potential disconnect from architect to contractor, and we had seen examples of his work in similar houses and were impressed. He applied great design that blended seamlessly from our old main level, to the new 2nd floor, and did it at a reasonable price, using good materials. If something wasn't right, he'd fix it. We got good value for our money, always enjoyed his 'up' personality and great energy, and felt in the end that we could trust him to finish our house the way we had originally thought possible. For me, that was huge. If only he would have brought me hot coffee, when he'd knock on the door at 6am.


John Orfield and his crew did a wonderful job on our two-story addition, including a four-season porch, a master bathroom with whirlpool tub, an artist's studio and a walk-in closet. We were especially impressed by:.

  1. John Orfield's design work, which blended beautifully with the existing home and the neighborhood. Many people have mentioned that our addition feels and looks as though it was always there. He also masterfully packed in many amenities into a small space.
  2. John uses high-quality materials and skilled craftspeople, so the new construction feels as solid as the original 1937 structure.
  3. John details and explains what payments are due when, and attaches payments to construction milestones so there are no surprises.
  4. John's crew members are nice guys, too, so they make the intrusion of a remodeling job as easy to get through as possible.


Our remodeled kitchen, new mudroom and master bathroom speak for themselves. These projects were completed ahead of schedule and the work was excellent. We appreciated how John Orfield Construction provides everything from design to construction. John listened and took into account our needs and budget.

The Orfield Construction team was efficient, honest and hard-working. We were kept in the communication loop throughout the entire project. From our first meeting with John until the end of the process we felt comfortable and we are very happy with the final product.


We used John Orfield as our designer/builder when we added a screened porch to our 1950's rambler in St. Louis Park. We were very happy with John's ability to maintain the integrity of the design; it looks as though the porch was part of the original house plan. Thankfully, John was knowledgeable about the stringent St. Louis Park building and zoning regulations. His creativity and upbeat personality were helpful as the project evolved. We also appreciated the daily clean-up of the job site. We love our porch and the positive impact it has had on our enjoyment of Minnesota's nice weather!

We love our new porch and the positive impact it has had on our enjoyment of Minnesota's nice weather months. Perhaps the best testimonial is that we are anticipating a major remodeling/addition to our home and expect to use John Orfield again.

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