Decks & Porches 101

Next Class is December 2nd

South Minneapolis Show Room: 5 W Diamond Lake Rd, Minneapolis, MN 55419

At Castle’s Decks, Screen Porches, and 4 Season Porches 101 Education Class you can learn more about the basics of planning your new outdoor space, get tips on planning the layout, learn about decking and railing material options, and here the pro’s and cons and prices for different options, meet the Castle team, and ask questions about your project.  This class will help you to understand your needs and plan the project that fits your lifestyle. By seeing our showroom and available options you will be inspired and equipped with all the information needed to start your own outdoor living remodeling project.

  • Castle's South Minneapolis Showroom

The 101 Educational Class is presented by our Special Projects Division Manager, Brent Fuqua.

Brent Fuqua


Brent has over 30 years of experience establishing and maintaining strong business relationships and providing exceptional customer service and sales across multiple industries. Brent has a wide range of experience in the construction industry from laborer to foreman. He spent time working on luxury homes in Kansas City, opening and assisted living centers in rural Wisconsin, and even assisting in repairing homes damaged by hurricanes in Florida.

Brent has a love for bicycling. He is the co-founder of The Recovery Bike shop, as well as, The Cycling Museum of Minnesota. He enjoys spending time in the creative fields with professional experience in photography, music, and graphic arts.

Loren Schirber


In 2008, after significant growth, Loren acquired Castle Building & Remodeling from his father. Loren continued to grow Castle Building & Remodeling by opening more neighborhood design studios and through unique marketing strategies. Loren is passionate about sustainable remodeling and design and educating homeowners about the remodeling process.

Core Values

At Castle Building & Remodeling we believe educating homeowners on all aspects of remodeling to be a foundation to our success. Our free educational classes, Project Reveals, and home tours allow homeowners to walk into their remodel fully prepared with little to no surprises.

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