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A Little About us…

Friday, September 14th, 2012

You know that Custom Construction Services is a dynamic, imaginative company that builds customized concrete and hardscape features to make landscapes that are as beautiful as they are useful. However, what you may not know is how we got to where we are today.  It has taken a tremendous amount of hard work and dedication to quality to get to this point, and since you are kind enough to bring us into your lives, we thought that you might like to get to know us a little as well.

It all began with the owner Chris, a Minnesota native who has been in the construction industry his entire life. Initially starting out in his family’s construction business, Chris was able to acquire the skills and knowledge that have brought him to where he is today. It was through this experience that Chris was able to develop his ideas for what he could do to make his mark in the world. As time went by, Chris began to realize that building with concrete and stone did not have to be a mundane, ordinary job. Instead,  he decided to pair his passion for building with his creativity and set out to help people make their houses into the homes they had always imagined.

Thus, in 2005, Custom Construction Services was born. Chris, along with long-time friend Sean, set up shop in a spare bedroom and began canvassing for work. It only took a few optimistic homeowners willing to gamble on a pair of hardworking, eager-to-prove-themselves construction workers before Custom Construction Services started to generate a reputation as a dedicated, quality-driven company.  Chris soon realized that the key to success lay with a happy homeowner, and he made it a top priority to always listen to and work with a homeowner, thereby building relationships in addition to landscapes.

Before long Custom Construction Services grew to the point where it needed additional salesmen and enough laborers to crew multiple job sites. It accomplished this despite a lagging economy, and we believe there are a few reasons for this. Foremost, we understand that even though many people have cut back on unnecessary spending, home owners remain interested in what can provide them with tangible, long-lasting value. Along that line, our use of high quality materials and above-industry standard building practices enables us to continually provide that value to our homeowners.  We are a company made up of Minnesotans who know what to expect from our notoriously harsh weather and how to build accordingly. Furthermore, we consider it a testament to our drive and craftsmanship that we have been able to accomplish this.

Currently, Custom Construction Services remains a Minneapolis-based concrete and hardscape company, though we now do work throughout the twin cities area. It is our goal to continually grow and develop, to continually learn about new techniques and materials we can offer.  We are committed to constantly improving so that we can offer the highest level of quality and service to our home owners. We understand that there is a difference between a house and a home, and we strive to make every project one that our home owners can truly use and enjoy.

Custom Construction Services also works to help out our community, as we believe in the importance of giving back. There is no denying that we wouldn’t be the company we are today without the trust and confidence of those around us, and we like to do what we can to pay it forward. Through various charitable donations we support those who are less fortunate. Sometimes it’s as simple as giving money, and other times it’s as hands on as building a basketball court for a school or installing a sidewalk for a playground. Whatever the case, we feel that because we are in a position where we can help others it is our duty to do so, and we plan to continue our community involvement throughout our future.

Speaking of the future, Custom Construction Services is presently dreaming up new ways we can help our homeowners make better use of their properties. There are an innumerable amount of ways to build something as seemingly simple as a driveway or patio, and we like to keep several fresh ideas on hand at any given time. We pay attention to industry trends and re-think old ideas, always envisioning what we can do next. That way we can make certain that each and every future homeowner we come in to contact with is given the best chance at building a project that is truly unique.

We would like to thank all of our homeowners for believing in us and making this possible. We truly appreciate your business and feel that it is because of you that we are able to do what we love. Nothing makes us happier than hearing how delighted our homeowners are with their projects.  We take great pride in our work and sincerely hope that you will as well.