Glowing Client Testimonials
Orfield did a complete remodel of my basement bathroom removing a sump pump and installing a new toilet, vanity and shower. I love the tiling on the floor and in the shower. It always costs more than you would expect but Orfield does quality work. This is the third job they have done for me. Previously I had a family room added to the basement with an egress window and the staircase was opened up. It no longer feels like a basement. Also, they did a complete kitchen remodel with a wall bump-out. I will have them back to remodel my upstairs bathroom soon. I can always count on them to provide quality work which lasts. – D.B, Minneapolis
The entire project took about two months, and started within a month after contract go ahead. Work was done on an average of four days per week. They used outside sub-contractors for all but carpentry. The sub-contractors were all outstanding. All inspections were passed the first time. We are delighted with the results. – T.S, Lino Lakes
It was a great experience and Orfield made it as easy as possible. They provided tremendous guidance from start to finish and always made themselves available. We love the addition! - A. & C. R, Golden Valley
We had been discussing this major house renovation for 6 years, but were unable to agree on a plan. Orfield was able to come in and suggest designs that enabled us to quickly settle on a design everyone was happy with. I was continually impressed with Orfield’s professionalism and responsiveness. In any project this large, there are the inevitable surprises. Orfield was very attentive and we always worked out any issues that left everyone pleased with the result. In addition, they were very willing to work with us on incorporating our owner-supplied elements (cabinets, fixtures, windows). They kept us informed of progress and schedules. All in all we were very pleased and would work with them again. – M.D, St. Paul The company did an excellent job. They stuck to the timeline and in fact, finished one week early. All the trades people were master craftsmen, had great suggestions, and did beautiful work. We are very happy with the results. – R. & D. G, Maplewood
Laura and her dad, Ron, are wonderful people and extremely knowledgeable about residential design and building. They are very attentive to communication with the owner, and to obtaining concurrence about project goals and expectations. They are good with reality checks. There is no baiting or hidden agenda with them. Everything is above board. Authentic, caring, great listening skills, realistic. You are left with a solid impression that you are getting the best advice available from a very knowledgeable and trustworthy source. We decided not to do a garage tear down and addition, at least not in the current economy. We had three iterations of the project completed, trying to get the number into a range with which we could work, but it was not meant to be. The finished plans and drawings were very precise, complete and easy to understand. We have them for possible future reference and use. – S. & J. W, Eden Praire
The job went very well. They stuck to the schedule as closely as they could. They are great to work with and we didn’t have any problems with them. The price was high, but we were going for high end products. – D. W, Plymouth
This was my first experience with a remodeling project. I began getting bids several years ago and actually went through three rounds of collecting bids. The first two times I got bids from three contractors each and never felt good about the bids or the companies themselves. We finally decided we really needed to complete this project in January 2011. I got bids from three more contractors, Orfield being one of them. From the initial phone call to the final walk through, my experience was positive. Laura and Amy were professional and helpful. They listened to what I wanted and offered suggestions. I never felt pressured or like they were trying to upsell me. The design plans were right on par with what we wanted for our bathroom. We didn't want anything too fancy for the basement bathroom, but didn't want it to feel cheap or slapped together either. All of their sub-contractors were extremely courteous, arrived on time and cleaned up when they left. Given my budget, Laura and Amy offered some great ways to save money, like adding tile around the top of the shower stall insert instead of tiling the entire shower, to make the bathroom look nice. I always knew how the project was going. I have heard horror stories from friends about home improvement projects gone bad, so I was very nervous. But there were no major problems at all with this project. There was one tiny mistake, I didn't get the the toilet seat lid I ordered, and that was corrected immediately. Project management and communication is one of their strengths and they do quality work. I highly recommend Orfield and will use them again. – C. M, Mahtomedi
It was a very positive experience. I always got feedback, and the communication was really good. I was really pleased with their work and professionalism. – J. C, Golden Valley
They did a design on our kitchen remodel - they were exceptional! I wish I would have used them for part of the build (cabinets) and interior design - they gave us some great ideas! Super to work with, I would strongly recommend them. – K. L, Edina
The experience was wonderful. They were very responsive. The product was wonderful. If there was a problem, they were on it to get it resolved. They were very communicative. – D. W, Plymouth
This is the largest project that we've done and it went the smoothest. Orfield was extremely detailed and organized. We always knew what was going on and what the costs were before any work was done. They had wonderful design and layout ideas that have transformed our home. We love it! – T. M, Golden Valley
It went BEAUTIFULLY. This was hands-down the best experience I've had with any contractor. We got three estimates, and Orfield did have the highest bid by a couple hundred dollars -- but they also provided the most detail on what they would do and how they would do it, which made me comfortable. This was probably a fairly small job for Orfield, but it was a big job for us, so I wanted to go with a company I could really trust. In the end, they wound up not using some of the $$ they had budgeted for allowances, so we were credited back some of that money from the original estimate -- so they turned out to be the least expensive! My experience was that they are very honest and have a great deal of integrity. Amy, the project manager, was extremely professional and very thorough in developing plans and an accurate timeline. They were never late (nor were any of their subs), the job got done exactly on time, and they were pleasant to work with in every way. I could not be happier with the quality of the work. I highly recommend them! – T. F, Roseville
Just wanted to let you know that the hardwood looks awesome!! He did a perfect job matching. As I’ve said many times, I have been SO happy with this process. I could not be happier with the work that was done, and I am extremely impressed with the integrity and honesty of Orfield’s business practices. I’ll be recommending you! Laura, thank you. I’m hoping Amy passed my sentiments on to you, but just in case – we are so happy with the new opening in the dining room. The process could not have been smoother, the work looks beautiful, and it makes such a huge difference in our house. Thank you both again for such a great experience. Please thank Ron, too. We look forward to working with you on our future remodeling projects! - Teri F. & Nick P. of Roseville, MN
Thank you so much for being so very responsive—not just now but over the past two months. We really feel like you’ve “taken good care of us” and made an extra effort to make sure things are right. It’s getting harder and harder to find that these days, so when you folks do that, it really shows. Keep up the great work!
We got a good feeling after the first meeting – Amy and Ron really listened to us, were creative and were very thorough. Thanks for really listening, being responsive and creative and being so helpful and patient all along the way. Every meeting was really pleasant and fun and the subs are all neat. We especially enjoyed the “colors” meeting with Laura and Amy. Thanks – the kitchen looks wonderful! – D&S W; Plymouth
Ron, Laura, and Amy: A small note of thanks like this seems minor considering the scope of what you have brought us through. We couldn’t be more pleased with the upstairs. We appreciate all of your individual contributions beginning with the rendering of the drawings. Your organization and attention to detail helped the whole process flow smoothly. And you advice when decisions were required from us was invaluable. Overall we can’t say enough about the Orfield “team”. The contractors were respectful of our family and home and did superior work. Neil, Shawn and Trent were hard working and consistently left us admiring the work they completed. All that and they were wonderful people to be around. I can’t emphasize enough the value of working with people you respect who also possess top-notch skills. Thank you. The space you’ve created for us upstairs is beautiful and will receive constant use. All our best - L.B. & S.W. Saint Louis Park, MN
I’m gonna write in caps so you can read my enthusiasm - GORDON’S WORK IS ABSOLUTELY GORGEOUS. HE IS A TRUE CRAFTSMAN – WOW – PLEASE TELL HIM HOW PLEASED WE ARE - S.G. Plymouth
We are very happy with the process of this project so far. Everything looks great! - J.T. Eden Prairie
Yes we would do another project with this contractor. As you can see from our high ratings above, we were very happy with them. They succeeded in meeting a tight schedule for us. There were no major budget surprises and the quality of work was very good. Our contractor, Laura, and designer, Amy, were personable, helpful, patient and diligent in keeping the project on track with multiple subcontractors. - B.& P. O; Crystal
I wanted to say thanks to you, your father, and all the folks who work for you (and with you). We are really enjoying our new home office. It is so pleasant to be in. The fireplace and new lights add so much. Of course, John loves the doors (and the quiet). Thank you for the suggestion to bump the fireplace out so it wouldn't take up space in the room. Also thank your father for the suggestion on the crown moulding - it's beautiful. It is amazing how much more we use this room now. We've gotten lots of compliments from visitors. - J&S R; Shoreview
We loved working with Ron & all of the Orfield construction guys, all were friendly, professional & did great work. - L.Z.
Very responsive to question/issues. Thanks for improving our home! - B.B.
The carpeting is perfect and the installation is impeccable. Thanks so much for Jason’s masterful tiling job. Gordon’s cabinetry is splendid. I appreciate Kevin’s plastering mastery. Ian’s tiling is very well-planned and spaced. The bathroom is beautiful. There are so many small things that people have done along the way that I can’t think how to thank everyone. And so importantly, everyone’s care and kindness with the dogs. This meant so much to me, that I could trust their safety. I’m sure there are literally hundreds of things that people were doing, that I didn’t even realize, to make this project such a beautiful finished product. Bless you all - you are quite a team! - M.M.
It turned out better than I could dream. - J.B.
We picked Orfield primarily because we have been impressed with your organizational abilities and approach to communication. Trent and Neal were terrific. All the subcontractors were great: electrician, plumbers, tile, and floors. Thanks for the home addition plans and all the thoughtful creative ideas you had. It has been a pleasure working with you!
Thanks again for everything. We love our house! - K.S.
We're relieved that the project is concluded and thrilled with the results. - E & B
We love the plans, nice touch adding storage to the column between the living and dining room. Thanks. - J & A
Our view of project results: exceeded expectations. Overall design concept yielded a striking improvement to our home, with expanded usable space and a great view of the outside. Master Bath concept, with glass shower wall and new vanity top, is vast improvement. Superior exterior brickwork yielded a very pleasing productÖImplementation of the granite countertops produced a striking contrast. Once again, Ron, thanks for the remodeling concept which has brightened our home and increased our usable space; quite an improvement!”
“Above and Beyond - Thanks for going there. It was wonderful dealing with Orfield Design. WE LOVE OUR HOUSE! - T & B
I appreciate all of your diligent, inspired work on the project. Thanks for your unfailing good humor and organization. I’m very pleased with the results and appreciate all your good work and attention to detail and design. - J
We are “moved in” and enjoying our beautiful new master suite—and closet! We appreciate all the fine work that went into the design and execution of this lovely space. - E & B
I have always been pleased with the nice work your firm does. – H
Dear Laura and the rest of the wonderful staff at Orfield Thank you for your continuous effort to 'keep us happy'. You always were very professional and thoughtful Many thanks - B.& J. S.; Shakopee
The Kitchen looks fabulous and it has been really nice cooking in it! Thank You. - A & B
Thank you so much for all of your great work. By the way, I saw the (x)’s kitchen a few weeks ago – another beautiful job! You all are such a pleasure to work with. We are really, really loving the new basement bathroom, Thank you so much for all the great work on that! Thanks so much again for always doing such a great job. We are really thrilled with the basement bathroom and laundry area! - C & N
Orfield Design & Construction has just made my living/working environment amazingly more wonderful. I live here, I work here, and I’m afraid I don’t often leave here, except for the occasional meeting. It’s amazing to me what was accomplished this spring. And also … It’s amazing to me, now that I look back on it all, how little the construction affected my ability to continue to work through it all.
Ron, I’ve worked with you for more than 20 years now. And I’ve learned to trust your instincts for quality and taste. And obviously the people you employ reflect your vision.
Laura, while I resisted your vision about the walls, the lighting, and the multi-colored metals existing in my old kitchen … I’m SO grateful that you made the suggestions and put it out there. The details that we’ve crafted, not only in my kitchen, but throughout my home, have made this environment very cohesive, very lovely.
Diane’s input was immeasurable, and I’m SO grateful that you suggested that I tap into her advice and council, Laura. She gave me the additional knowledge that I needed to make some really difficult and very expensive decisions. And I LOVE her taste.
Trent became like a brother to me. It’s not easy to have someone move into your environment and not feel the least bit put out by it. Trent’s easy going attitude, and willingness to follow through with all my incessant additional needs, was a blessing to me. And his contribution to the quality of the final product is immeasurable. He intuitively picked up on my pickiness … or else he’s just as picky as I am!! … And he consistently offered suggestions that made this whole project something I could feel REALLY great about. And his work on plastering the walls was absolutely a work of art. I saw what he had to do to blend it all in after we removed the wainscoting (not to mention the big hole in the bathroom wall!). The walls are gorgeous now. And much lighter feeling.
I’m most grateful for his advice about changing the bathroom floor. Now that it’s all done, I realize every time that I walk into that room that it’s a wonderful thing to have the flooring (and LEVEL of the flooring) consistent. And his suggestion about changing not only the basement door knob hardware (which just plain gave out in the struggle to keep the cats contained), but also all the main floor knobs and even the hinges, is something I notice every day. Thank you Trent. You’ve made my home absolutely wonderful, and you were a delight to have around.
The tile people did a WONDERFUL job. Very meticulous, very centered. As a designer, and with my eye for geometry and balance, this was the aspect of the project I was most concerned about. They listened to me, gave great suggestions all the way through, and the end product is wonderful, and even better than I expected.
Cowboy and his team were delightful. I truly enjoyed his visits. And again, they offered wonderful solutions to lighting my environment and were absolutely willing to do all the extra things I came up with. I never felt that I was being a pain with my requests.
The plumbers did wonderful work. And I got a big kick out of my neighbor, Jeff (my usual carpenter/fix-it guy), who actually had to get down on his hands and knees to admire the new plumbing construction under my kitchen sink. He was very impressed.
Dave’s work on matching the new cabinets to the old was wonderful. And he proved very willing to work with me on the coloration of the front door, which posed a bit of a problem. I also sincerely appreciate all he and Trent did to save my windows throughout the house, which were in the last stages of giving up the ghost.
Bottom line is this … I believe in what you’re doing. I always felt that you had my investment (in my home) at heart … And now I have an environment to live and work in that feels truly ME … And feels healed somehow. This experience felt like taking a body and rebuilding it in a way that was healthier, smarter, and made more sense for me. Thank you so much. - C. S. Minnetonka
Just wanted to drop a note to let you know how thrilled we are with the Kitchen. Everyone involved did a First Class Job. Dave’s artistry in staining of old and new materials is of highest quality. Gordon and Tyler did a beautiful job on the cabinets and island. We are very pleased. Nick (plumber) just called, he’s very nice. The electricians are so nice and have been easy to work with. Thanks again for everything! We think highly of Gordon’s work…These are beautiful cabinets! Let us know when we should start talking about our next project! - K & B