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Lakewood Construction and its owner Joel Arnevik came highly recommended as THE construction company you will not regret to hire. True to his reputation, Joel and his sub crews did not disappoint, in fact, Joel outperformed all of our expectations. In 2009, he completely remodeled our kitchen, laundry room, mud room, and family room.  Everything turned out beautiful.  Then, in 2011, he remodeled all of our bathrooms from top to bottom, and also refreshed our office and our basement rooms. It couldn't have turned out better; we absolutely love the results. While working on our basement, Joel discovered fairly serious water damage in one outside wall.  In order to fix it, he added many days of work to his already full schedule, and still finished the project on time.

In summary, Joel is highly professional, courteous, and clean; and so are all of his subs. Most importantly, Joel does what he says he will do, and he'll do it on time.

With our highest respect,
Chuck and Petra
Apple Valley, MN

Joel came to us highly recommended when we were looking for a contractor for our kitchen/entryway/main floor remodel in 2010 and he did not disappoint. We absolutely love the finished product and were extremely impressed with the detail and craftsmanship that went into the work by Lakewood Construction. Joel was terrific in working with us to bring our requests to reality, offering creative ideas to help us stay within our budget, suggesting details we would have never though of, and keeping the project on time. Although the remodel involved the center of our living space, Joel and his team left things clean and tidy at the end of every day, leaving us with minimal disruption throughout the process. In the end, the finished space far exceeded our expectations, leaving us with a home we proudly show off to all who come through the front door. We truly enjoyed working with Joel and would not hesitate in recommending his work to others.

Scott & Alycia - Apple Valley

We hired Joel Arnevik (Lakewood Construction) on two separate occasions and we are very pleased with the work that he and his crews did for us.

In 2003 we added a 600 sqft, two-story addition on to the back of our home. Joel took care of the majority of the work including demolition and removal, excavation, concrete, masonry, framing, windows & doors, siding, plumbing, HVAC, electrical and finish work. We decided to do our own painting, staining and tile work to cut costs and Joel had no problem with that.

In 2010 we completely remodeled our kitchen. Joel took care of the framing, windows, siding, plumbing, electrical, wall and ceiling finish, millwork and flooring. Joel subcontracted the cabinets to Paulsen Brothers Woodworkx. We did our own demolition and existing cabinet removal, painting, staining and tile work.   

In both cases, Joel came to our home, discussed our projects and provided recommendations and options for our consideration. Within a couple of weeks, he followed up by providing a proposal with itemized quotation which was clearly laid out and very reasonably priced. The proposal included floor plans with appropriate detail for our assessment and clearly identified what work was to be included and what was excluded, based on our discussions. For any adjustments to the original proposal, which mostly occurred due to changes on the fly that we required, Joel provided Change Orders which were easy to follow.

Once on the job, Joel did a great job of managing the work and keeping things progressing according to plan. He clearly communicated about any decisions he needed us to make along the way, with ample time to make them. Very few problems or unexpected events occurred along the way. Joel’s conduct was always professional and his workmanship was excellent. Furthermore, Joel maintains the same high standards for his subcontractors. Paulsen Brothers Woodworkx did a great job working with us to determine our preferences for the cabinets with regards to wood type, finish, hardware and granite options and their finished product was beautiful.

We are extremely happy with the work Joel and his crews have done for us and he would certainly be our first call for any future work.

Joe & Lori - Eagan, MN

I did a kitchen and 2-bathroom remodeling project in the spring of 2007. Joel was very good to work with. He gave me an estimate, followed it and looked for money savings on the proposed products. He fully alerted me of any things he found that needed attention or repair during the building process.

I was impressed that he was a hands-on contractor, doing some of the work himself. It seemed like the number of things done by the subcontractors was well supervised by him. He did quality work, as well as, the subcontractors that were used.

I have been very happy with his work and would use his services for any future projects. I recommend him highly.

Brenda - Lakeville, MN

After living at the same house for the past thirty-one years it was time for an exterior face lift. Over the past few years we have dealt with a few contractors and from the beginning to the end of the project we were impressed with the level of professionalism that Joel displayed. He was timely, thorough and easy to contact with any concerns or changes we required. Many of our neighbors and even people we didn't know stopped by to comment on the finished project.

Warmest regards,

Jim & Joyce - Prior Lake, MN

We highly recommend Lakewood Construction.

Joel was very easy to work with. We started with several meetings with Joel to come up with a design that made sense and Joel presented solid ideas based on common sense and experience. Joel was very low pressure in terms of selling his services up front. Joel is a solid carpenter who works as a general contractor to bring in the expertise for things such as plumbing, cabinetry, electrical and painting, etc. Joel always made sure that scheduling was well coordinated and the job was finished in a timely fashion. We were impressed with how his sub-contractors also shared the same work ethic as Joel.

Going through the process of a remodel we have learned that there are things that you just don't think of up-front. Our project was a kitchen remodel and then we ended up updating some other items on our main floor such as our outdated trim, railings and the brick on our fireplace. Change orders are common and Joel was always willing to accommodate us and present us with options that held the costs down and in some areas he actually gave us credits when something was completed in less time than expected.

In terms of doing the work, Joel always made sure that the site was clean at the end of the day and that he stopped work at an appropriate point in the job so that it would not interfere with living in the house during the remodel.

Tom & Cherre - Chanhassen, MN

We hired Lakewood Construction in 2005 to do a major kitchen remodel. The quality of Joel's work was excellent. His craftsmanship and attention to detail met our high expectations. We were happily surprised by Joel's cleanliness, calm, and thoughtfulness of his approach — things we had not always seen in contracts. With every project there are surprises, and when they arose in our remodel, Joel dealt with them professionally, honestly, and fairly. When we asked for work order changes, we appreciated that Joel gave us a written estimate of the cost of the change, and he stuck to his bid. We do not make recommendations lightly, but in Joel's case we are pleased to do.

Joe & Denise - Burnsville, MN

We would highly recommend Lakewood Construction for any type of remodeling or construction you need or, or want to have done. We have had Joel complete several projects for us and have always been very impressed with the whole process of ever job. He starts with a thorough and complete estimate so that you know just what you are getting into and follows that contract completely. Joel provides quality workmanship, attention to detail and superb personal attention to the whole project. Joel cleans the work site every time he leaves and completes the job in a timely fashion. He is very quiet, mannerly and expects the same from anyone who he may employ or subcontract with. Lakewood Construction has been built on Joel's personal customer service and quality workmanship Joel is a true professional holding high expectations for everything he completes and takes a great deal of pride in his work. We would highly recommend Lakewood Construction for your construction or remodeling needs.

Bob and Debbie - Chaska, MN

“Over the last 10 years, Lakewood Construction has completely transformed our 40 year old home…one area at a time. Our trust in Joel, his crew and their craftsmanship is the reason we only go to Lakewood when we want to make changes to our home.”

Jane & Gene - Jordan, MN

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