About Us: Company Overview


Kare 11 did an piece on the realities of home renovation featuring our clients, Leah and Dan Peterson and owner, Loren Schirber.

 

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If you hire Castle you will find that our tag line “The Best Value in Professional Remodeling” is our way of life. Our professional team strives to bring a luxury service to the masses. A clearly defined process, direct buying relationships, time tested systems, and efficiency allow Castle to provide a better value and guarantee a better experience. Through our three pronged guarantee we hold ourselves accountable so you do not have to. Our guarantees:

 

Guaranteed Upfront Pricing
Completion Date Guarantee
Lifetime Warranty

 

Let us help you make your home your castle!

 


Mission Statement
Awards
Commitment To Being Local
Castle Jumper
Certifications, Insurance & Licensing

Mission Statement

Castle helps turn their customers’ homes into castles through inspired design, precise estimating, and production of residential remodeling projects. It works exclusively on older urban homes in the Twin Cities and specializes in residential remodeling. It makes a profit for the owners of the company and provides an enriching and exciting environment and fair compensation to its employees and trade partners.  Castle strives to enrich and support the communities where it works and is located.

 

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Awards

Remodeling and Home Design
  • 2014 Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal Fast50 – #39
  • 2014 Women’s Press – Favorite Home Remodeler
  • 2013 Houzz Best of Remodeling Customer Satisfaction Winners
  • 2013 Professional Remodeler Magazine – #127 on America’s Top
    Remodelers 2013
  • 2013 Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal Fast50
Remodeling and Home Design
  • 2012 Qualified Remodeler Top 500 List
  • 2012 Professional Remodeler Market Leaders Award
  • 2012 Houzz Best of Remodeling Customer Satisfaction Winners
  • 2012 Favorite Home Remodeler and Favorite Handy Person in the Minnesota Women’s Press annual What Women Want survey
  • top5002013 Favorite Home Remodeler in the Minnesota Women’s Press Annual What Women Want survey
  • 2011 Favorite Home Remodeler and Favorite Handy Person in the Minnesota Women’s Press annual What Women Want survey
  • 2011 Angie’s List Super Service Award
  • Remodeling Magazine Big 50 Class of 2011
  • What Women Want 2014Professional Remodeler Market Leader Designation
  • 2010 Favorite Women Friendly Home Remodeler in the Minnesota Women’s Press annual What Women Want survey
  • 2010 Qualified Remodeler Top 500 List
  • 2010 Achievement in Excellence (ACE) award for providing an elite level of service to consumers. Hosted by the Minnesota Chapter of the National Association of the Remodeling Industry (NARI of MN)
  • Best of Houzz 20122009 Qualified Remodeler Top 500 List
  • 2009 Women’s Press – Favorite Home Remodeler
  • 2008 Women’s Press What Women Want “Best Residential Remodeler” award
  • 2008 featured project on “Blue Print for Green” television show
  • 2007 – Qualified Remodeler magazine – Top 500 Remodeler
  • 2006 COTY (Contractor of the Year) Award for Best Residential Kitchen Under $50,000
  • 2005 COTY (Contractor of the Year) Award for Best Residential Bath $30,000 – $60,000 – Honorable Mention
  • Remodeling Big 502005 COTY (Contractor of the Year) Award for Best Commercial Interior, Exterior, or Specialty – Honorable Mention
  • Big 50 Remodeler of the Year 2000 – Remodeling Magazine
  • 1993 Industry Leader of the Year – National Association of the Remodeling Industry
  • Market Leaders 20111998 and 1999 Presidents Award – National Association of the Remodeling Industry

 

 

 

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Commitment to being Local

At Castle we believe in the power of local. We know many of you hire us because we are local and we appreciate that. We make every effort to support our local community by:

Hiring Local

  • Over 70% of our employees live in Minneapolis or St. Paul. The other 30% live predominantly in first ring suburbs.

Buying Local

  • We encourage our employees to buy direct and avoid the big box stores whenever possible. We try to support the neighborhood hardware stores and lumber yards whenever possible.
  • We have built partnerships with suppliers that procure and produce locally
  • Our cabinets come from Sauk Centre, MN
  • Cambria and Dakota Surfaces glass countertops come from LeSeur, MN
  • Partnership with Warners’ Stellian for appliances
  • Clay Squared hand made tiles – NE Minneapolis

Spending Locally

  • Hire local artists
  • Choose to use local media (Women’s Press, Lavender, Journals,
    Highland Villager, Northeaster)

Giving Locally through Community Involvement

  • 2014 Hennepin County Bar Foundation Benefit (HBCF)
  • 2014 TwinWest 29th Annual Gala
  • 2014 Donated Trailer to The Sheridan Project.
  • The 350 Project2014, 2013 Carlson 4 Community Auction Benefiting the Washburn Center for Children In-Kind donations
  • 2013 Flavors of Macalester-Groveland community event, Certificate Donation
  • March 2013 Waite Park Silent Auction
  • 2013 NEMAA Art-A-Whirl Silent Auction Fundraiser
  • 2013 Southwest Journal Home Improvement Fair
  • 2013 Paul Adelman Children with Disabilities Endowment Fund
  • 2013 Hops for Hunger Silent Auction, Certificate Donation
  • 2013 St. Charles Mardi Gras, Certificate Donation in partnership with Cambria and Premiere Waste
  • 2013 Waite Park Fall Festival- Donated Gift Certificate
  • 2013, 2012 Panther Pride Auction & Benefit
  • Metro IBA
  • Donation of Gift Certificate for 2012 Expo School Silent Auction
  • Donation of extra building materials to:Logan Park Neighborhood RebuildingTogetherAssociation for the children’s art program
  • Proud supporter of Macalester Groveland Community Council’s Organic Task Force
  • 2013, 2012 Proud Supporter of Saint Anthony Village Fest
  • 2013, 2012 Proud supporter of the Carlson School of Management MBA Annual Charity Auction
  • 2014, 2013, 2012 Proud Supporter of East Minneapolis Exchange Club’s Youth Benefit Dinner
  • Proud supporter of the 2012 Wilshire Park’s Spring To it Fundraiser
  • 2013, 2012 Proud Supporter of March Arts Partnership Annual Gala
  • 2013, 2012 Proud Supporter of the Pope John Paul II School Annual Spring Gala
  • 2013, 2012 Annual EDIT (Equity, Diversity, Inclusion, Together) Benefit
  • Proud supporter of the 2012 Waite Park Spring Gala & Silent Auction
  • Proud donation contributor to the Parish and School of the Hole Trinity, 2012
  • 2012, 2011 St. Thomas More Fall Festival
  • 2014, 2012, 2011 & 2010 Lantern Festival- Yinghua Academy
  • Proud supporter of the Eleanor Avenue block party- Castle Jumper Donation
  • 2013, 2012, 2011 Proud contributor to the Annual Paul Adelman Children with Disabilities Golf Classic & Paul’s Party
  • 2014, 2013 Proud supporter of the East Side Wine Tasting Event
  • 2011 & 2012 Proud supporter of the St. Anthony-New Brighton Community ECE Halloween Carnival
  • 2013, 2012, 2011 Proud supporter of NEMAA’s Fall Fine Arts Festival
  • 2012, 2011 & 2012 Waite Park Fall Festival- Donated Gift Certificate
  • 2013, 2012, 2011 & 2010 Classroom Sponsor for Waite Park Elementary School
  • 2012, 2011 & 2010 Wilshire Park Fall Festival-Volunteered and supplied plywood for stage
  • Major Contributor-National Night Out 2012, 2010, 2009, 2008
  • Fall 2012, 2011 & 2010 Parade of Homes Remodelers Showcase Participant SM
  • Spring 2012, 2011 & 2010 Parade of Homes Remodelers Showcase Participant SM
  • Proud Sponsor of Tubman’s Annual Wing Ding – 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011 & 2010
  • 2013, 2012, 2011 Proud supporter of the Karen Wyckoff Rein in Sarcoma (RIS) Foundation Annual Party in the Park
  • Proud supporter of the NE Dinner Bell’s Mission Nutrition- 2011 Silent Auction donation
  • Northeast Minneapolis Chamber of Commerce member and parade volunteer
  • Rebuilding Together- Twin Cities
  • 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008 Rebuilding Together- Donated Proceeds from a silent auction of artist’s work during Art-A-Whirl open house
  • 2008 Rebuilding Together- Donation of Kitchen Design time and custom cabinet labor, finishing, and install from Castle Custom Cabinets
  • Sponsor of Waite Park Community Festival 2008-Moon walk
  • 2013, 2012, 2011, 2008 Proud sponsor of Windom Park Festival
  • Casa de Esperanza shelter for battered women – Donation of Management Time for Kitchen Remodel in 2007
  • Sponsor & Volunteer of 2008, 2007, & 2006 Central Avenue Parade & Volunteers
  • Audubon Neighborhood Association Association

 

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Castle Jumper

Proud owners of the inflatable Castle Jumper! Available, at no cost for community events. To check availability and schedule your event, please contact Miriam at miriam@castlebri.com

  • Castle Jumper2013 St. Charles Church and School Fun Fest
  • 2013 Washburn High School Home Coming
  • 2013 Roseville Home Improvement Fair
  • 2013 Art-A-Whirl
  • 2013 New Brighton Christian Church’s Vacation Bible School
  • 2013 Gustavus Adolphus Lutheran Church
  • 2013, 2012 3rd Ward Summit
  • 2013, 2012 Armatage Montessori School
  • 2012 4600 Aldrich Block Party
  • 2012 RiverFeast
  • 2013, 2012 Rein In Sarcoma- Party In the Park
  • 2012 Village Fest
  • 2013, 2012 Windom Neighborhood Party & Community Events
  • 2013, 2012 Bottineau Park End of Summer Celebration
  • 2012 Children’s Shelter End of Summer Celebration
  • 2012 CampFire NM End of the Summer Celebration
  • 2013, 2012 Fall Waite Park Community Council
  • 2012 Coffee Grounds Festival
  • 2013, 2012 Kenny Summerfest
  • 2012 Sheridan Veteran’s Organization event
  • 2013, 2012 Johnson Street Merchant’s Johnstock
  • 2013, 2012 Crossroads ECFE Party
  • 2013, 2012 First Lutheran Church of Columbia Heights – 100 year celebration
  • 2012 St. Anthony West Neighborhood Organization’s hot dog picnic
  • 2012 Wilshire Park Elementary Fun Fest
  • 2013, 2012 Audubon Park Spring Fling
  • 2013, 2011 EXPO School
  • 2011 St. Anthony – New Brighton ECE Halloween Carnival
  • 2011 St. Anthony Fall Festival
  • 2013, 2011 Waite Park Fall Festival
  • 2013, 2012, 2011 Beltrami Neighborhood Council’s Doggie Bags Bean Bag Event & Block Party
  • 2013, 2012, 2011 A Chance to Grow School
  • 2010, 2008 NE School Showcase by Public Education NE
  • 2013, 2012, 2011 & 2008 Windom Park Festival

 

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Certifications

EPA Lead Safe Certified Firm
EPA Lead Safe Certified Firm

Insurance Information

General Liability – Auto-Owners Insurance Company $2,000,000

Licensing Information

MN Building Contractor – BC005657

 

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