Written Testimonials

Written Testimonials

More Owner-Built Testimonials

“We love our new kitchen! It is a great place for entertaining & family gatherings. Thanks for everything.”

John & Teresa, Hamel, MN

We just wanted to express our heartfelt thanks for all of your help and guidance with our [Basement Finishing] project. I certainly expected more hiccups along the way, and really went into this process with quite a bit of trepidation. Obviously, there was still some stress, but you really came through when it came to those times when something was not going according to plan, and did what you promised in keeping the project moving forward. We finished on time and our budget did not really change from where it started with bid-getting, with the exception of cuts we felt it necessary to make in the scope of work. I feel you presented a realistic picture at the beginning of what Isaac’s role would be (as our “general contractor”). You are obviously passionate about what you do, as are the people you have chosen to work with in your subcontractors.


Carolyn and Isaac

“Thanks for all your help.  The house looks great!!  I would recommend your honest, professional service to anyone. Take care, and we’ll talk to you soon.  Your check is in the mail!”

Timothy W,  Anoka, Minnesota.

 “I had the pleasure of working with Jim Rumler from Owner-Built Construction on a complete house remodel in Edina.  Jim not only helped me come in on budget and on time but was always available to answer questions.  I saved well over $30,000 (35%) because of his streamlined program, I would definitely use him again.”

John O. Eden Prairie, Minnesota

 “Just want to let you know that I really, really love our house.  I mean in almost an unhealthy way.  When I’m turning into the neighborhood, I get happy just knowing I’m going home to that beautiful creation!  If I was a better person, I’d also say it has something to do with the people/pets inside, but it really does have to do with the structure.  There is nothing I don’t like about it, or wish we had a do over on.  I know it will fulfill our needs for as long as we are blessed to be in that house.  We couldn’t have done it without you, Mike and Andy and we are so grateful we had such a great team to work with during the project.”

Mary E.  Maple Grove, Minnesota

 “We trusted Jim because he was so meticulous with detail.  Jim was a scheduling guru, there was no downtime and it was nonstop activity.  I was blown away by how he kept things humming.  Jim was a stick-in-the-mud about the budget.  We got everything we wanted and then some.”

Brian and Charlotte,  West Bloomington, Minnesota

 “We do feel like a success story.  We feel we saved about 33% compared to the quotes we received from contractors before deciding to go with Owner-Built!  That’s over $18,000 on our four-season room, fireplace and deck.  Plus, we were able to add the upgrades we wanted and didn’t have to negotiate with contractors to “cut back” to save money!  Because we saved so much money, we were able to add the paver patio to the project.  We are very happy with the whole process.  We did feel that we had control.  As you are aware, I was very concerned about the time I would have to put in managing the project.  It was much less time consuming than I thought.  Your contractors were very professional and did high quality work.  It was a very good experience!  I wouldn’t think about building an addition or building a new house without you and Owner-Built!  Thanks for allowing us the opportunity to participate in the construction process.”

Tracy & Julie N,  Farmington, MN

 “We had the vision but we didn’t have the knowledge to implement.  Instead of hiring a general contractor we hired Jim Rumler of OWNER-BUILT to walk us through the project.  Our kitchen was a complex one – the room was completely re-configured, with load-bearing walls changed, new cabinets and appliances, new windows, and that also included reconfigured plumbing, gas and electrical systems.  Working with Owner-Built. we managed the entire project with relative ease.”

Mark and Pam S,  Bloomington, MN

“I have to say that I am loving our bathroom.  I have had bathroom envy towards others for years and now seeing how beautiful our bathroom is becoming and knowing it is all ours is wonderful.  We have been impressed with all of the people that have worked in our house and thank you for keeping such a watchful eye over everything.”

Sarah and Brian C, St B MN

“Jim – Your step-by-step plan is amazing. We have made such tangible steps – it’s exciting.  I already feel very empowered. Your guidance and coaching is so appreciated.  Both Mike and I are excited to be working with you.  You have already delivered results!  Thanks again for all you do Jim!!”

Mike and Susie, Chanhassen