Brownsmith Restoration is a full service general contractor and period design company. We specialize in historically accurate additions and remodeling. We bring passion, experience and authenticity to every project. Our firm was founded by Michael Smith and James Brown. Their journey began in the small town of Red Wing, MN with the restoration of a folk Victorian farmhouse built in the 1880s. By 2007, Brownsmith Restoration was awarded by the Historical Preservation Society of Red Wing for a complete historical remodel of a 1920’s Craftsman home. Shortly afterward, they took their design, contractor, and restoration skills to Minneapolis to focus on a growing customer base in the historical, unique neighborhoods of the Twin Cities area. From kitchen remodels and home additions to unique restaurant build outs, Michael and James strive to make our communities an even better place to live and work. We couldn’t do this alone. Our small team of employees are a valuable part of our process and their skills attribute to our success.
Architectural Design, Floor Plans, Historic Building Conservation, Home Additions, Home Remodeling, Kitchen Remodeling
Minneapolis, Saint Paul, South Saint Paul, Period Design Consultation
Best of Houzz 2015
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5 Reviews for Brownsmith Restoration
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James brown at Brownsmith was great to work with. He helped me determine the scope of work on a renovation after a home purchase. He helped with paint color selection, His taste is amazing, alway concious of the architecural style and complimenting it. His suggestions added value without undue expense.
Brownsmith Restoration finished our basement for us. They did a great job! High quality products and work. Thorough and timely project management and communications. Friendly service. Good design style. Will look foward to working wtih them.
We had an extensive remodeling done with Brownsmith. They won the job by coming up with ideas and vision for the final product. Both Mike and James were involved in all aspects of the job. Their creativity and optimism (a necessary quality to have during a 7-month long project) supported us and helped to move things along. We love the result and the lasting friendship we developed with the guys.
Mike and the whole crew in the field and back at the office all had my wishes and expectations in mind all the time. They were courteous and insightful. It was a long project and took several individuals to work on staggered schedules. It worked marvelously. They have a vision and it played out nicely. Nothing matched in the beginning but the trim work and paint job, wood walls and concrete fireplace surround with wood mantel get compliments from everyone that comes to visit my home. It's finished off so perfectly now. I am so happy and want them back for my bathroom project!
Brownsmith Restoration is the whole package. Our project was turning a second floor bedroom into a master bathroom and they designed the space, keeping the integrity of our 1917 house. They were right on with budget and they were committed to getting every detail perfect and to our approval. The site manager was awesome - he was in constant communication and very careful to keep the construction mess to a minimum. And in the end they came in just under budget. Also, their subcontractors were wonderful and we have used them for other projects in our house.