Our Client's Are Saying

Any contractor can tell you how great they are -  Read what some of Country Creek Builders Clients have to say about our professionalism and work:

 

 

"In short, we had a great experience with Country Creek Builders. We have recommended them to a number of people we know who are planning on doing remodeling, and we would not hesitate to hire them again. In fact, we are planning on remodeling our kitchen in a couple of years and we will hire Country Creek Builders to do the job.  They have earned our trust and respect.

We hired them in 2012 for two projects: finish our basement and update the exterior of our house. Our basement was not finished, so we were starting from scratch. The exterior work consisted of replacing siding on one side due to wood pecker damage, adding stone work to the front of the house, painting the exterior and replacing some landscaping.

We had never worked with a contractor before and were a little nervous about the process.  We talked with Dan and then we talked with another contractor.  Both my husband and I felt comfortable with Dan from the start.  His estimates and project plan were spot on, and he kept us informed throughout the process.  We had a lot of questions and he was very responsive to our phone calls and emails. We went through a few revisions to the plan due to the layout of our basement and how it was configured. Dan had great ideas and suggestions for the basement.

The whole Country Creek Builders team is excellent: very nice, professional, solid workers.  Every day when I came home while they were working on the basement, it felt like it was Christmas morning. I couldn't wait to see what they had done that day.  Dave (Dan's son) was usually there and he was always willing to go over what they did that day.  Dave, Kyle, Brittney, and Steve were the primary people working on our two projects, but Dan was also there checking on their work and pitching in. They all take pride in doing a quality job.

We love our finished basement and the updated exterior of our house!  Even 18 months later, there isn't anything we would've changed or done differently. We only we wish we would've done it sooner!
We highly recommend Country Creek Builders."
Louise Seigworth - Lakeville MN

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"From Project conception, to design, throughout execution, and project completion Country Creek Builders provided superior service during our basement remodel.  CEO Dan Drenckhahn took the time to consult with us about our ideas for the project, making suggestions to enhance the elements of design along the way.  Dan delivered a clear, concise bid that outlined every detail of the scope of work to be performed, pricing included.  His ability to provide professional, high resolution drawings of his designs helped us visualize what the end result would look like.

The crew members at CCB and all of the subcontractors Dan employs were professional and performed quality work. They were organized and took care to minimize dust/debris, cleaning up at the end of each day.  If decisions needed to be made during the project, we, as owners, were consulted on the spot of our preferences.  We couldn’t be more pleased with their work ethic and the quality of all work performed.  Dan set a time frame for the completion of work and managed his crews schedule throughout, meeting his deadline goals each time.  A constant line of communication was maintained as to the work being performed daily.

We are proud to have such a high quality finished space in our basement --THANK YOU Country Creek Builders for your professional service and for an excellent job - start to finish!!  "

The Strong Family - Lakeville MN

 

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"On the surface this project was finishing a basement.  To us, though, it was much more than that.  My sister and I wanted to combine households – which meant that this basement project was to be my home – a complete apartment with a garden view.  And of course we had a budget.

Dan was the only contractor we talked to who took our budget seriously.  He provided a line item cost analysis so that we could see where to trim or to enhance.  He listened, made adjustments, and helped us to see the final project before he even started.  He provided a calendar detailing when work would be completed and was available through email or phone whenever we had questions.

The finished apartment is everything we had hoped for and more.  Patty found a way to include a laundry room, where before we thought the washer/dryer would be tucked into the furnace room.  Dave handcrafted a cat door into the furnace room that is perfect for the feline friends to enter and exit for feeding and litter.  Steve was tireless and always upbeat.  Dan created an architectural element in the main living area and bathroom to disguise heating ducts.  And Brittany’s tile work is beautiful.

The crew and subcontractors were professional, personable, and approachable.  They made every effort to control the chaos that is a normal part of construction and Dan supervised the progress closely.  We would not hesitate to recommend Country Creek Builders to anyone looking for a remodel or new construction.  We couldn't  be happier with how it all turned out!"

L. Otterlie

Cottage Grove, MN

 

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"Dan Drenckhahn, owner, is professional, detailed, precise and a pleasure to work with.  I told him I wanted transparency in pricing so that when I decided to change out a fixture I knew exactly how the new cost would be calculated.  Unlike many of the other estimates I got, this estimate was extremely detailed. While the "one-stop-shop" design centers make it a bit easier in picking out product, their selection is limited and pricing is often concealed.  It was a hassel running around to different providers, (granite, plumbing, electrical, tile, cabinets, paint), but each provider that Dan directed us to was professional and very helpful.
The crew is led by his son and is wonderful.  With any major construction project there will be changes and impromptu decisions that need to be made.  The crew was patient and helpful. More importantly - they were intelligent and creative.  They offered ideas gained from experience on other jobs and were comfortable making suggestions, many of which we gladly accepted.
The crew was neat and respectful and took great pains to install dust barriers, (something other contractors I've had in my home promised but didn't deliver on), closed off vents, protected rugs and, though impossible to completely eliminate, minimized the disrutption to the maximum extent possible.  The workmanship was very good - corners mitered well, little details that make the job.  The crew went so far as to sort through a box of natural stone tiles to select those tiles that would be complementary to each other, making the adjacent tiles flow together.
We were given a detailed three week schedule and for the most part, they stuck to that schedule. There were some delays, caused by our changes or supplier delivery issues, but they treated the schedule as sacred.  They showed up every day and typically worked a full 8 hours, if not 10.
Sub-contractors are used for plumbing and electrical.  It is readily apparent that these subs do a great deal of work for Country Creek and clearly respect working with Dan and his crew.
Three change orders were required on the job and the costs were clearly outlined.  I never felt that changes were being used as an opportunity to increase profit.
We are not normally comfortable allowing complete unsupervised access to our home but never felt a need for concern or worry with the Country Creek staff."
Jeff  H
Lakeville, MN  55044

 

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"We have been in our home 25 years and decided that our family room needed a “face lift!”  After interviewing several contractors we were sold on Dan Drenckhahn and Country Creek Builders.  Sometimes the sales pitch can be more than what is actually delivered, but Dan and his crew did not disappoint!  They were always on time at the job site, the house was always impeccably tidy before they left at the end of the day, and they were very accommodating to our questions and changes that we made during the project.  We love everything about the new & improved family room look, but the most impressive feature is the stone fireplace!  We replaced our brick fireplace with stone and every stone showroom sales person said “the fireplace will only be as good as your mason.”  We wondered if ‘young’ Dave would be up for the task and he far exceeded our expectations.  His eye for color and design were exceptional.  People are wowed by the beautiful fireplace!  Clearly, we would highly recommend Country Creek Builders for your remodeling endeavors!"

Eileen & Steve Canakes - Eden Prairie MN

 

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"Country Creek Builders did a wonderful job creating the bathrooms we've always wanted.   Dan & Patti took the time to understand our vision and then created a plan that brought our vision to life.   We were very happy with the clarity and detail that Dan provided in his financial estimate and the constant communication as things progressed in the project.   The team was very detail oriented in the building process and did a great job of being accommodating to our needs.  In the end, we got three bathrooms that we really love and would definitely hire Country Creek Builders again for any of our future needs."

Nick & Kelley Esch - Farmington MN

 

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"Kim and I would like to thank you for the quality work you and your crew did on our newly remodeled kitchen. We love the design and look of the knotty alder cabinets, the slate tile backsplash, granite countertops and the overall lighting layout. We really appreciated your design suggestions and your attention to detail throughout the project. The kitchen looks even better than we expected. All work was completed according to the project schedule and all costs came within your detailed estimate. We could not have been happier with how it all turned out. We will definitely be calling you for our next project. Thanks so much for making a big project a good experience."

-Tom & Kim - Farmington MN

 

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"We originally had Country Creek Builders update our kitchen and exterior of our home. We had such a great experience that we hired them back to remodel two bathrooms. There are several reasons for our success in dealing with Country Creek Builders: integrity, professionalism, friendly service, experience and flexibility. Up front pricing ensured that we paid exactly what was agreed to in the contract.  Dan’s crew were trustworthy, professional and friendly, which is important when someone is going to spend that much time in and around your house. The part we were most impressed with was the quality of workmanship and creativity in the tiling installation. Also, Country Creek Builders finished the entire job on schedule! We found them very easy to work with, each job was completed in a timely manner and all turned out fantastic."

-Tina & Dan - Edina,  MN

 

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"Dan and the team at Country Creek Builders have completed two bathroom remodels at my home.  I was so pleased after they completed the remodel of our master bathroom; they were my first call when we decided to remodel our kid’s bathroom.  The team is extremely professional and does very high quality work.  Both projects were completed on time and within the estimate provided at the beginning of the projects.  We were extremely satisfied with both projects and will use Country Creek Builders for any future remodeling projects at our home."

Holly Moe - Burnsville,  MN

 

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"We hired Country Creek Builders to finish our basement.  This was our first experience with a major home project and were nervous because of the typical contractor horror stories.  However, our experience with Country Creek Builders was nothing like that. From the start, Dan was straightforward in his explanation of the process and he patiently answered all of our questions throughout the entire project.  Dan was creative in dealing with some design issues with our basement, including: adding soffits to the ceiling in one room to hide the heating ductwork in one corner, shifting a doorway to allow more room in the bar and TV areas, creating an arched alcove and moving back the storage door under the stairs to allow enough space for a pool table in the game room.  They stayed on schedule despite having to take unplanned time to reframe the exterior walls because the original wall framing (from when the house was built) was warped.  Dan and his team were professionals, did quality work and were a pleasure to work with.  He took our dream and made it a reality. We couldn’t be more happy with the outcome.  We love our basement!"

Louise & John Seigworth – Lakeville MN

 

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"We experienced several leaks in our house recently that led to water damage in both the kitchen and the basement.  Dan at Country Creek Builders was recommended to us, and we are so glad he was!  Dan was very straight-forward about costs and his time availability.  His before-work estimate was exactly what we paid.  Dan kept to the time table he laid out for us and patiently answered our many questions.  Our remodeled kitchen looks fabulous.  We wouldn't hesitate to seek Dan and Country Creek Builders’ services again for our building and remodeling needs."

-Apryl & John;  Savage MN

 

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"I would, and have, recommend Country Creek Builders to anyone!  They were great! Dan gave me a detailed and accurate quote and timeline.   He responded promptly to emails/phone calls, communicated thoroughly, and has done a beautiful job on my kitchen and laundry room.   He was also very patient with my questions and, at times, indecisiveness.  I felt he really cared about “taking care” of me and my project. I just finished my second project with Country Creek Builders and am planning my third!!"

-Christy - Lakeville MN

 

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"We used Dan this past March of 2011 to finish our basement. I honestly was very nervous about hiring a contractor with all the rumors of horror stories. What I liked about Dan was that he was straight forward and organized. He was also always available by phone and email. Dan put together an awesome calendar schedule for me that outlined exactly what was happening on which day. He also was very honest about costs with us. He was creative as well. If there was anything I didn’t think looked right, I would tell him, and sure enough it was fixed the next day. He was a no excuses kind of guy. He takes pride in his work."

-Sarah - Inver Grove Heights MN

 

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"We engaged Country Creek Builders for a large bathroom remodeling project. We are absolutely thrilled with the new bathroom and the fantastic job that Dan Drenckhahn and his crew did for us. They worked many long hours and persisted through some unforeseen problems that a previous contractor had left. Always unflappable and engaging, it was a pleasure having him and his workers in our home for the duration. Every detail was worked on to perfection and any questions or concerns were immediately handled. His guidance on some issues was invaluable. The entire project came in exactly on target date and within the budget we discussed. All our friends and visitors rave about the new bathroom. I will always recommend him for any project."

-Lisa & Brian - Woodbury MN

 

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"Dan and his crew did a fantastic job on my kitchen remodel.  His attention to detail was impressive and his design ideas were great!  The crew was always on time and kept the work area neat.  The job was finished a week ahead of schedule and on budget.  I highly recommend Country Creek Builders and will be using Dan and his crew on future projects!"

-Lynn - Lakeville MN

 

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"Thank you so much for the popcorn and the e-card.  Popcorn is our family’s favorite snack. We are loving our kitchen you and your company built for us this past January.  We even wrote about it in our family Christmas letter and included a link to your company’s site so they could see a picture of our kitchen and the other work you have done. From time to time hear about other remodeling stories and some our nightmares!  Thank you for your good work and if we have a project come up in the future we will definitely contact you."

-Kelly & Mark - Lakeville MN

 

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"I am extremely pleased with the quality and craftsmanship that Dan applies to his business. Dan and his son just completed a very large tile project in my master bath. Dan is extremely picky with his work, and the finished product turned out incredible! This is the second project that I have hired Dan to do, and his standards of perfection are still in place – Great job!"

-Tim - Minnetonka MN

 

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"We have hired Dan and his crew for three different remodeling projects in the past year. Dan showed up on the day that they promised, finishing each job on time and on budget – and satisfied our high standards.  We have even recommended Dan to our son and his family. Dan runs his company like a business – extremely professional at all times.  Dan was always prompt to answer out questions, and always returned any missed phone calls.  I highly recommend Dan and his team."

-Brett - Minnetonka MN

 

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"Thank you for running two A+ projects simultaneously! Our kitchen is more attractive and functional than we imagined, and our basement is flat our fantastic. We remain impressed with your design sense and attention to details, and your put the customer first attitude. I don’t think you missed one thing. We look forward to working with you on our next project!"

-Matt & Denise - Lakeville MN

 

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Dan, I just wanted to say I love the work you guys did on our house.  That basement is the bomb.  So happy. I gave your name to the president of my firm.

-Christopher - Plymouth MN

 

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We thank you for EVERYTHING!  Our house looks great.  We received many compliments from the neighbors.  You will get referrals.  You were great to work with. Thanks again for everything!

-Lisa & Mike - Plymouth MN

 

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We are very happy with our new finished basement and our decision to go with Country Creek Builders.  Expectations were clearly laid out from the beginning and those expectations were met throughout the process.  Dan's staff was a pleasure to have working in our home and we were extremely happy that there were no issues with keeping to the calendar that had been set.  We highly recommend Country Creek Builders.

Jeff and Steffanie Anderson

Lakeville MN

 

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"We recently hired Country Creek Builders to finish our basement. Having had a horrible experience with a contractor the year prior on another home project, we spent a great deal of time vetting different contractors, getting estimates, and checking references. As a stay-at-home parent with two young children, I was also looking for a company that would be professional with great communication. I wanted to be informed about who was at my house and when they would be there. And last (but of course not least), my husband and I were concerned about staying on budget.

Country Creek was able to meet or exceed our expectations on all accounts. Dan promptly answered numerous emails and phone calls about our estimate until my husband and I were comfortable that the bottom line would meet both our tastes and our budget. Dan also provided us with a calendar at the beginning of the project that delineated the stages of the project and when they would be completed. Any hiccups during the project were discussed with us and we were informed if the project calendar changed.

Lastly, I was most impressed with the team at Country Creek. The crew that was on-site was professional and courteous. They made a big effort to make sure our lives were not disrupted during the project. The team was always conscious of making the construction experience better for us. For example, the project site was cleaned and swept every night, the supplies for the project were brought through a basement window, and there was always time to answer our day-to-day questions. My children were quite sad when the project was over as their “friends” wouldn’t be in the basement anymore.

I will be calling Dan for future projects and recommending him to friends and neighbors. We are very pleased with our finished basement."

Sincerely,

Sarah Brass - Inver Grove Heights MN

 

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"Your quality of Workmanship and attention to details were excellent!"

 

-Chad & Tiffany - Apple Valley MN

 

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"Dan and the team at Country Creek Builders have completed two bathroom remodels at my home.  I was so pleased after they completed the remodel of our master bathroom; they were my first call when we decided to remodel our kid’s bathroom.  The team is extremely professional and does very high quality work.  Both projects were completed on time and within the estimate provided at the beginning of the projects.  We were extremely satisfied with both projects and will use Country Creek Builders for any future remodeling projects at our home."

Holly Moe - Burnsville MN

 

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Thank you for running two A+ projects simultaneously! Our kitchen is more attractive and functional than we imagined, and our basement is flat our fantastic. We remain impressed with your design sense and attention to details, and your put the customer first attitude. I don’t think you missed one thing. We look forward to working with you on our next project!

-Matt & Denise - Lakeville MN

 

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"This is the second project with this provider and would not hesitate to use them again.    The contractor promptly answered all of our questions and kept us informed about the progress and status of the project.   Attention to detail is very important to the contractor and we were very pleased with the end product."

Meagan Diagle - Lino Lakes MN

 

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"Dan has been our go to guy for our retail business projects.  In these projects he is working with a set of plans and managing a very tight time table. He and his team execute flawlessly. I have also had Country Creek do a bathroom remodel in my home which was very successful. All in all, Dan has probably done 60 projects for our company and that will continue as he is a tremendous partner to us.
Member Comments:
It works great. Dan is highly motivated, a great communicator, and he and his team are highly skilled. My experience with contractors is they are usually 2 of those 3. Dan has all those traits and for that we love working with him.
Dan can look at a set of plans in the beginning and see potential issues and find ways to make the project even better.
Again, Dan and team have done upwards of 60 jobs for me. I have been EXTREMELY happy with Country Creek!!!!"

 

Brian Steven's  - Great Clips Owner - Minnesota

 

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"Initially, my wife and I met with Dan (the owner) to go over our kitchen remodel ideas, floor refinishing and fireplace repair. Dan asked us a lot of questions on what we wanted, wrote down a lot of notes and took measurements. Within a week, he provided us with a very detailed cost estimate of the project using average costs for cabinets, granite countertops, etc. and went over everything in the estimate. We decided to go with Country Creek Builders after meeting with 2 other contractors. The project then went as follows:  
- Met with Dan and Del (the cabinet guy), to come up with specifics of the kitchen design. They were easy to work with and provided us with good suggestions and great design ideas.- Once the cabinets were designed, we picked out granite, tile, sinks, faucets, lights, etc.

- The estimate was then revised based on the cost of what we picked out. This gave us a more realistic cost estimate of the project based on the upgraded cabinets and the more expensive granite we picked out.

- We were then presented with a detailed schedule for the kitchen remodeling and the smaller projects. We knew exactly what was going to be done each day and when the entire project was to be completed.

- All work was completed within the scheduled times and the quality of work was excellent.

- The cost of the entire project came within the estimate.

- The new kitchen came out great. The hardwood floors and fireplace also look great.

- My wife and I were extremely pleased with how everything turned out and would recommend using Country Creek.

- Very honest, easy to work with and quality oriented. No surprises. We will definitely use them for any future remodeling projects."

 

Kim - Farmington MN

 

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"We hired Country Creek Builders to completely demo and remodel our 1957 bathroom.  This project included a full plumbing upgrade, new bathtub, new custom vanity with a granite counter top, complete tile design and installation for the shower, the bathroom walls, and the floor; new electrical upgrades including a fan, shower light, and vanity light.   We also had them remove the soffits and install a new medicine cabinet.
Member Comments:
Country Creek Builders had four of their employees do the demolition, removing plaster walls, ceilings, and soffits, the plumbing, vanity, and tile from walls and floor. They encased the halls and open staircase with plastic and removed the debris through the front door with amazingly small amount of dust leaking into the rest of the house. This was done in less than six hours. They cleaned up very well and left the house quite clean at the end of the day. Plumbing and electrical rough ins followed quickly and after the phase of inspection was complete, they installed sheet rock. They did a very nice job of adjusting for the depth difference between the old plaster walls and the new sheet rock, which became very important on later steps of the project when doors and trim were re-installed.  The sheet rocker did a wonderful job of feathering in the surface where the old plumbing pipes extended beyond the sheet rock depth. The owner of Country Creek Builders met us on several occasions at the Tile Shop and Granite showroom to assist us in selection. His designer worked with me to plan the vanity of my dreams and he took a piece of my furniture to match the stain. I can't say enough positive things about the tile installers Dave and Brittney. The results are so beautiful and they took such care to make it perfect. We were so impressed with the quality of the work and with the way they left the area so clean when they were done at the end of the day. Dan and his crew delivered more than expected and we strongly recommend them for any project."

 

M Reko - Mendota Heights MN