• Kitchens

    Home Customizers has a long history of working with home owners and their design ideas. A wealth of experience and tremendous problem solving abilities will help give you the ultimate kitchen experience. Working in partnership with you and clearly communicating are invaluable in bringing your dreams and designs into “done.”

  • Garages

    Next to additions or high end remodels, garages are one of the bigger projects home owners do. As much of Home Customizers work is in older neighborhoods, we find a huge demand to tear out old, poorly built one-car garages that served an earlier era. We can build to every budget but we will not compromise on the concrete work! When I see poor concrete work I know that poor quality materials and labor will follow in the structure. NOT US!

  • Additions

    Additions, more than any other remodeling project, require a problem solver. That’s Bob! Bob has been a problem solver from his earliest days working as a carpenter.  We can work with your plans and ideas or bring our considerable expertise to the planning stage. We listen, we communicate back to you, we help establish a fair budget, and we then move from desires and dreams to “DONE”. As with all of Home Customizers projects, we bring the best subs, the best materials, and the best practices to the job.

  • Basements

    Most people see their basement as a dark, dreary space with no appealing attributes. You can get rid of that cheap suspended ceiling from Knox Lumber and that dated wall paneling from Plywood Minnesota, or transform that awful half-bath under the stairs into a high quality, desirable new bathroom. Transform your basement with modern materials, lighting, and the occasional Pella® egress window well!


  • Attics

    If there is a way to transform a dusty, dark, cold attic space into a new play room, a home office, a spare bedroom or a complete suite with a bathroom, Home Customizers can do it. An attractive dormer for more headroom, new Velux® skylights, beautiful Pella® windows, or even a spectacular Palladian window assembly are truly transformative. Attic spaces need a problem solver who can address issues from day one—skills Home Customizers has crafted for over 34 years.

  • Pergolas

    What a fun, easy, beautiful project that will define your yard or garden!

    Combine your dreams with our craftsmanship and you will enjoy a beautiful, durable, and functional outdoor “sculpture” to enjoy for years to come!

  • Pella® Doors

    Pella® entry doors, storm doors, sliding patio doors, and French doors are all decorative, energy efficient options to consider. Enjoy more beauty and durability with less maintenance—year after year.

    Pella® Doors
  • Log Homes

    One of the most demanding of all new home projects is log home construction. You have to put your old rule book aside and switch gears. Our proven ability to get the best people on the job, however, does not change. With Home Customizers’ more than 34 years of experience, you can trust us to get the job done.

    Log Homes
  • Custom Remodeling Projects

    During our many years in business, Home Customizers has excelled at many one-of-a-kind projects. Custom trim, complex window projects, projects other contractors have turned down…we love the challenges involved! Call us and see if we can help you with your custom project.

    Custom Remodeling Projects
  • Pella® Windows

    Increase the energy efficiency and beauty of your home with new windows. Home Customizers uses Pella® for superior quality and innovative design. Custom products are available for any window need.

    Pella® Windows
  • Baths

    A bathroom remodel is affordable and instantly adds value to your home. Whether a relaxing retreat or for the comfort of your guests, even the most simple bath remodel can make a significant difference.

  • Porches

    A Porch or sunroom makes a great addition to any home and is a practical and affordable way to increase the value and outward appeal of your home.

    Ask about Home Customizers front porch design.

  • Decks

    Decks offer an attractive, functional way to spend time outdoors. Enjoy the warmth and beauty of durable wood on your new deck built by Home Customizers’ St Paul area expert craftsmen. Trex®, Azek® and many other modern, low maintenance synthetic materials are in great demand now. So whether you are using cedar, exotic ipe hardwood, synthetics, or pressure treated southern yellow pine, Home Customizers has worked with all and can help you choose a deck that suits your design and budget.


A Message from Bob Brereton

I am now retired but will take calls from clients seeking referrals.

Decks, Porches and Pergolas

Decks, Porches and Pergolas

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Kitchen Design Ideas…

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The first thing we build is trust.

The first thing we build is trust.

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Home Customizers Remodeling Testimonials

“Thanks Bob. I'm very pleased with your work and will call you the next time I need something done.”–Linda M., Roseville

“Since moving into our new house in April we've had the good fortune to work with excellent craftsmen. Home Customizers definitely ranks at the top. Your attention to our job, frequent status updates, and high quality of work are worth every cent! Please add us to your list of happy customers, as we'd be happy to provide a reference in the future. You can also be sure we'll call again when we've arranged our next project.”–Kirk H., St. Paul

“Bob, I think the front window installation looks great! I'm pleased you were able to complete the job in one day and that you were able to retrofit the trim pieces. Thanks for a job well done.”–Carol H., St. Paul

“Bob, thank you very much for helping me to keep costs down. I've appreciated all your help immensely—I could not have done this with another contractor. You've done an outstanding job!”–Betsy H., Edina

“Good contractor, very professional and easy to work with.”–D. Wick, Savage Building Inspector

“You obviously know what you are doing. You do things by the book and right.”–P. Holmstrom, Minneapolis Building Inspector

“You do good, quality work.”–M. Palms, Saint Paul Building Inspector

“All workers that came to our house were very professional. We love the re-do in the lower level. Everyone who has seen it has been very impressed. Good work! Thank you.”–B. Hoene

“Your repairman did an excellent job, and we appreciate this. It is nice to have a contractor that does a small job as well as a bigger job.”–George & Judy, Saint Louis Park

“Excellent work!!!! Jose & Miguel were a pleasure to work with. Their work is top notch!!! Bob, you are easy to work with and very accommodating. The guys worked hard every day and were very clean and tidy!! The rooms look great, I can't believe it is the same place.”–N. Brill

“The Ironwood deck and cedar garnishments (built-in/free-standing benches and pergola) are gorgeous! Friends already have exclaimed about this Home Customizers finely crafted project. We truly appreciated your consistent concern and monitoring of the construction - and for your crew's friendly adaptability when we made last minute alterations/additions. We won't hesitate to recommend your expert workmanship and congenial ways.”–K. Smith

“Exceeded our expectations!”–F. & S. Collins

“I truly appreciate the initial quick response to my call! Very good communication re: estimate and schedule.”–K. Humphries

“Very happy with everyone and the quality of work. I was impressed that they cleaned and vacuumed more than their own mess.”–N. Nagpal

“Excellent (quality of our finished product); appreciated the attention to detail.”–D. Pritchard

“Very satisfied with all aspects of the job.”–D. Wright

“Thanks for a job well done!”–T. Giannobile

“What a difference new windows have made in comfort, looks and fuel costs this winter.”–T. & J. Hanson

“Thanks for your good help and service.”–G. Fair

“Bob did a terrific job assessing the problem with the window. The installation work was excellent.”–K. Humphries

“We are glad we know you and can call on you when needed. We appreciate your competence and trustworthiness.”–J. & O. Anderson

“Thanks for your quick response to our call for help. We're also very pleased with your work and your advice.”–C. & M. Weiland

“Your attention to our job, frequent status updates, and high quality of work are worth every cent! You handled the minor deviations that happen on every project without flinching and without delay - producing a very high quality effort with minimum impact on our daily lives.”–K. Hoaglund

“Need better jokes!”–J. Riccardo

“Thanks Bob. It looks great.”–G. Swain, Saint Paul

“Thank you, Bob. Your work has always been very good!”–A. Dale

“Post-work cleaning was very well done. Job went smoothly. I was well-informed of the progress. The quality of the finished project was superb. Home Customizers is a good, quality company.”

“I love the pergola and new fence. I appreciate how eager you were to get going on it. Thanks!”–B. Hartz

“We are pleased with the final project. The end result turned out as if the kitchen cupboards were like that when the house was built 51 years ago! Excellent job. Thank you.”–The Scouls

“Bob, Thank you so much for the wonderful work you did in our home!”–J. & A. Rangel

“Bob, thanks again - everything looks great!”–A. Hoaglund

“The men did a good job on the laundry room. I'm happy with it. Thanks for helping me.”–C. Collins, Columbia Heights

“Thank you for a pleasant and understanding business relationship.”–M. Walker

“You did a beautiful job. I love my video closet. It's perfect! Everyone in the family will enjoy the basement. Thank you for everything.”–B. Lanigan

“Thanks again, Bob, for helping us out and especially for even getting off the wallpaper.”–V. T.

“Thank you for a very pleasant surprise - your letter and a refund check of $60.00. The timing made it seem like a Christmas present and it was. I doubt many people would do what you did. It says much about you as a person and how you manage your company.”–M. Alwin, Saint Louis Park

“Bob - thank you for the wonderful job and prompt service.”–M. Farley, Mendota Heights

“Many thanks for all your hard work on our project, and especially for your perseverance in getting the necessary corrections from Marvin Windows. You and your workers were a pleasure to have around.”–S. Payne

“Thanks again for the great job and the outstanding rates.”–The Blakes

“Bob, thanks for another great job!”–A. Holter, Edina

“Bob, you are one of the finest craftsman we have ever met. We really appreciate the work you do for us.”–George & Judy

“Bob, we really like the look - your call on the lattice placement was on target and the workmanship is excellent! Gracias!”–B. Smith