Great Lakes Home Renovations

4.51 |64 Verified Ratings
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Great Lakes Home Renovations

4.51 | 64 Verified Ratings
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14690 Galaxie Avenue, Suite 100
Apple Valley, MN 55124
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Great Lakes Home Renovations

The Home Renovation Company With The PROVEN Track Record

Great Lakes Home Renovations has been exceeding the expectations of homeowners in the Twin Cities and beyond since 1995. Visit our showroom in Apple Valley to learn more about our Window, Doors, Basement and Bath remodeling. Of course, we also love visiting your project; in-home inspections and design consultations are always free. We feature solid-surface products that are easy-to-clean, low maintenance, fit into most budgets and come with Lifetime Warranties. We pride ourselves on doing the job right. We won't install anything in your home we wouldn't put on our own home. In bathrooms, we don't just cover up the problem of an old tub or shower, but replace it. We not only have our own employees that do the installations but also pull permits, get inspections and even offer financing options. On all projects, we offer a wide variety of colors and style options to fit virtually every style. You can rest easy knowing your project is done right and materials are guaranteed for life!


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Service Area

  • Minneapolis
  • Saint Paul
  • Young America
  • Monticello
  • Maple Plain
  • Loretto
  • Norwood
  • Eden Prairie
  • Hopkins
  • South Saint Paul
  • Maple Grove
  • Minnetonka
  • Burnsville
  • Prior Lake
  • Osseo
  • Stillwater
  • Shakopee
  • Rockford
  • Andover
  • Inver Grove Heights
  • Elko New Market
  • Anoka
  • Lakeland
  • Cottage Grove
  • Montrose
  • Mound
  • Lake Elmo
  • Mendota
  • Champlin
  • Saint Paul Park
  • Chanhassen
  • Hamburg
  • Navarre
  • Rochester
  • Scandia
  • Long Lake
  • Wayzata
  • Albertville
  • Hanover
  • Belle Plaine
  • Mayer
  • Saint Michael
  • Victoria
  • Newport
  • Faribault
  • Jordan
  • Lonsdale
  • Rosemount
  • Forest Lake
  • Watertown
  • Bayport
  • Buffalo
  • Dayton
  • Circle Pines
  • Hampton
  • Saint Francis
  • Rogers
  • Howard Lake
  • Afton
  • Minnetonka Beach
  • Webster
  • Lakeville
  • Vermillion
  • Owatonna
  • Chaska
  • Elk River
  • Carver
  • Cedar
  • Savage
  • Spring Park
  • Dundas
  • New Prague
  • Marine on Saint Croix
  • Bethel
  • Hastings
  • Cologne
  • Randolph
  • Willernie
  • Big Lake
  • New Germany
  • Crystal Bay
  • Castle Rock
  • Hugo
  • Saint Bonifacius
  • Waconia
  • Farmington
  • Excelsior
  • Northfield
  • Zimmerman
  • Hamel
  • See All >

Services Offered

Additions & Remodeling
  • Basement Remodel
  • Bathroom Remodel
Designers & Decorators
  • Bathroom Designer
Hot Tubs, Spas & Saunas
  • Bathtub Liner or Shower Surround Install
  • Bathtub Install or Replace
  • Shower Install or Replace
  • Walk In Bathtub Install or Replace

Areas of Expertise

  • Tub Installations
  • Shower Installations
  • Tub to Shower Conversions
  • Window Replacement
  • Basement Finishing & Remodeling

Product Brands Used

  • Owens Corning Basement Finishing System
  • Onyx Collection

Quick Facts

Business Hours
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  • Free Estimates
  • Credit Cards Accepted


In Business Since: 1995
State Licensing
Trade: Residential Builder
License #: BC060427
Expiration: 03-31-2020
  • 2003 Apple Valley Small Business of the Year
  • 2015 Guildmaster Award for Service Excellence
  • 2015 Angie's List Super Service Award
  • Community Action Council - Spirit of Caring Award
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Business Overview

Community Involvement

We support the local schools by donating time and money.

We are active members in the area Chambers of Commerce.

We sponsor many local community events.

How We Got Started

I chose to work in this industry because I think educating homeowners so they can make the best decisions for their home and their family is very important. I love to see the finished product and how much it changes people's homes.

We started in this industry in 1995.

We describe our business as Family owned and operated


Great Lakes Home Renovations

My Work
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Great Lakes Home Renovations

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5.0   |  
Review by in Anoka, MN
Did a total bathroom remodel - took out tub and replaced with walk-in shower. Excellent job from ceiling to floor. Also added a new water softener and rust remover machine. Very dependable and very clean. Listened to my needs and added good advise. Will use him again.

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5.0   |  
Review by in Minneapolis, MN
The most important investment, is your house. Hire the right professionals
Response by Great Lakes Home Renovations: Thank you, Kathy. Your feedback is so true! Enjoy your new bathroom.
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4.5   |  
Review by in Mound, MN
TL;DR version: We're satisfied and will hire them again. The whole process took a very long time. We signed the papers in May and weren't scheduled for demolition until September. One issue we encountered was the shower door I picked out wouldn't work on their sloped shower base. I must have been the first person to ever come across this problem because no one mentioned to watch out for that when I picked out the shower door. (They have you check with them before buying replacement parts so they can tell you whether it will work or not.) Of course the process takes long because of ordering materials and custom building others, I get that. But from the time I bought my shower doors to the time of install, we're talking over 90 days... well beyond any reasonable return policy at the big box home improvement stores. So I had to really grind to get the store to take back their door. I was able to return the shower door - to the tune of store credit and a sizeable re-stocking fee. Sometimes there's just times you just have to accept your fate. Other than that hiccup, everything else went smooth. The workers were always informing me every step of the way with what they're doing and what's coming next. From boots on the ground to clean up was four days, so you can't complain about that! The price was quite steep, as all remodeling projects are. With materials we purchased along with the labor, we're talking about $11,000 for a 4x9' bathroom.
Response by Great Lakes Home Renovations: Thank you, John for your detailed and honest feedback! We enjoyed working with you. Keep us in mind for any future projects.

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3.5   |  
Review by in Minneapolis, MN
nice to work with
Response by Great Lakes Home Renovations: Thank you Dianne!
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0.5   |  07-20-2018
Review by Maria isabel K. in Minneapolis, MN
We signed a contract with GLHR for a bathroom remodel, they came and measured everything and said the project would start in about 6-8 weeks. Nine weeks later we received a call saying they decided to drop our project because they undercharged us. So upset with this worthless company. Save yourself time and money and go with decent company who will actually fulfill their word.
Response by Great Lakes Home Renovations: Thank you Isabel, for giving us your feedback. We are so sorry to hear that this was your experience and wish there was a way we could make this up to you. A few weeks after you signed an agreement, our Production Department completed the second measure and noticed some critical errors that needed to be addressed. Once we pulled together the additional costs (rather than presenting these to you) we wanted to do the right thing and as a family, agreed to void the contract. You were given a full refund. We never meant to upset you and are so very sorry to see this was your experience. We wish very much that we could have been your contractor for life and again are so sorry your experience ended this way. It is a very rare occurrence and one we plan to make sure does not happen again. It was very nice to meet you and your family, and we wish you the best of luck. Thank you again for giving us your perspective!
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3.5   |  
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Project: New Windows
The sales experience could be better.
Response by Great Lakes Home Renovations: Thank you for feedback Mary!
5.0   |  
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Project: New Windows
Response by Great Lakes Home Renovations: Thank you for the rating Shari!
5.0   |  
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Project: Remodel a Bathroom
Josh went above and beyond everyday. He did a great job. We were really happy.
Response by Great Lakes Home Renovations: Thank you Coleen!
5.0   |  
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Project: Install or Replace a Bathtub
Brandon is a hard worker. Nice to have in my home for a couple days.
Response by Great Lakes Home Renovations: Thank you for your review Stacy. We will pass this along to our Production Manager!
5.0   |  
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Project: Install or Replace Exterior Doors
They spent additional time because my home is older. They still got everything done. I was impressed.
Response by Great Lakes Home Renovations: Thanks Erin!
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