Castle Building & Remodeling, one of Remodeling magazine’s Big 50 of 2011, hosts a team of professional designers and builders who overhaul interiors with historically inspired concepts. Two design-selection studios display the custom craftsmanship, showcasing a 1940s–style kitchen with cherry cabinets and a 1910s–style bathroom with hex tile flooring and a sink full of Teddy Roosevelt's mustache trimmings.
The remodelers create a mockup of each project using 3-D CAD software, noting any desired changes before installation. They realize projects with the help of artisanal manufacturers such as Clay Squared, whose artists craft custom ceramic tiles using time-honored methods.
The skilled staff at Color Works Finishing values communication and recognizes that home improvement is made easier through collaboration. Technicians talk to customers throughout the entire process, sharing their vision at an initial walk-through and providing a plan for completing the project. The painters then tailor their process to each surface, sanding woodwork before painting and making sure that murals of creepy ventriloquist dummies can never peek back through. To ensure that areas not designated for painting remain color-free, the staff uses drop cloths and painter's tape and removes the covers of electrical outlets.
The tidiness technicians at Design Unlimited Painting scrub homes with high-pressure washers that powerfully massage away grime and grit to leave siding and trim sparkling. Dwellings can cast off their soiled shells and slip into the more comfortable surroundings of a freshly scoured, like-new carapace, just in time for the bungalow beauty pageant on May 14. Every employee at Design Unlimited Painting has at least 15 years of experience cleaning up after nature’s thunder parties, snow fetes, and sun-baked mud-pie feasts, and the expert abode-bathers happily don all-white garb to tackle every style of domicile, from Victorian painted ladies to modest ranches. Siding, stonework, and decks all benefit from the mold- and dirt-dethroning work of dynamically pressurized water, emerging as pristine as the day of their ceremonial ribbon cutting.
Brian Kahn, a painting industry veteran, oversees this well-recruited team of home-finishing specialists who perform the company’s concierge-level home services—including house painting, re-finishing services, light construction services, cabinet hardware, countertops, sinks, and accessories. Painterati—an American Society of Interior Designers industry partner—collaborates with homeowners to craft polished finished products worthy of years of admiration.
Preserve Painting’s insured and bonded crews transform surfaces indoors and out with bright new hues and preserve them with exterior power-washing services. The professionals have painted more than 750 interiors and exteriors in the Twin Cities area, applying their brushes and rollers to a variety of materials including vinyl and aluminum. Artistic workers can personalize rooms with specialty finishes such as crackle, ragging, or stripes, ideal for camouflaging escaped prisoners. Preserve Painting can also maintain a home's peripherals by staining and refinishing decks and fences or pressure washing away grit from driveways. To ensure customer satisfaction, work is backed by the company's three-year written limited warranty.