Minnesota Custom Homes

Expertly tailored to your vision & lifestyle.

It’s a big decision to entrust a custom home builder with your significant investment of finances, emotions, and time.

And unlike other financial investments, we recognize that your custom home provides unique returns. Your L. Cramer luxury custom home is where your kids grow up, celebrations take place, games are played, gardens bloom, your meals are cooked, your favorite music plays, and your head hits the pillow at night.

So, long before you spend your first night, the L. Cramer team works to make sure your custom home project delivers a satisfying builder experience and a luxury, high-quality home designed and built just for you.

A rewarding process...

Your Dream

Let’s meet and discuss your dream, your project wishes, your price parameters, and your unique preferences.

The Team

After we uncover your custom home dreams, we’ll collaborate with the best architects and designers to suit your home style. Your dreams materialize into plans, specifications, and a value-engineered custom home budget.


You’ll find our communication and pricing are organized and transparent, and our open-book policy ensures there are no secrets. No surprises.


All the notes and coordination of talents, the high-quality suppliers and exceptional craftsmanship lead to this moment. Keys in hand, the custom luxury home you’ve dreamed of becomes the place you call home.

From dreams to delight.

Looking for more specific process details? Glad you asked.

Here is a deeper dive into our custom home process:

1. Project Definition:

We establish your client parameters, price preference, and timeframe from the start to define your project and best serve your unique expectations.

2. Team Integration:

We believe the success of each project relies on our integrated team of architects, interior designers, cabinet makers, landscapers, and many other layers of talents, and skills. We coordinate and oversee complimentary viewpoints to achieve a result that is uniquely suited for your style.

3. Value Engineering:

There are a myriad of choices in a custom project. That’s why we evaluate and present a smorgasbord of options to finetune your enjoyment, investment, and budget. We advocate for you through design refinement, pricing, and every step of the construction process—so you can move forward clearly without unforeseen surprises.

At the core of all our custom builds is clear communication.

Designing and building a new home is exciting and rewarding. And yes, there are countless details involved. Don’t worry, it need not be overwhelming. Our philosophy? No secrets, no surprises. We are all on the same side of the table.

Communication and organization are critical components to the success of the project. From start to finish, we provide you clear, consistent communications:

Detailed meeting summaries allow the team to easily track selections and timeline, ensuring that important details do not fall through the cracks.

Specifications are the recipe of the home. We carefully detail our specifications with the architectural firm, so the quality “ingredients” are clear for both you and our subcontractors. This detailed document keeps everyone on the same page and eliminates ambiguity.

Our generous allowances enable you to move through the selection process knowing that your allowance items are adequate for the home you desire.

Our Construction Cost presentation carefully details what is included, what is not included, our costs, our profit and overhead, and specific details that may require further clarification.

Next – we start the construction of your new custom home.

Our approach to custom home building and construction:

Despite all the moving pieces of a successful custom home build, we always remember that this is about you. We’re highly sensitive to the many financial and emotional aspects of building your custom home. And we never forget that you hire us for our decades of expertise. You can rely on us to guide your custom build process with expertise from start to finish.

Project Management & Supervision:

You will experience exceptional project management and on-site supervision. Our team is efficient and cost effective. Your project schedule is updated every two weeks detailing up-to-date progress, completed selections, and upcoming selections. This is how we reduce a complicated process into a comfortable and clear series of selections for you.

Subcontractor Selection:

We believe that by obtaining competitive bids from highly qualified subcontractors, we provide the best pricing for the best quality custom home. Our subcontractor and supplier partners are vetted for their ability to meet our high-quality standards and adhere to your schedule. Our build process partnerships  with reputable craftsmen and companies are long-standing and solid.

Trust, Honesty, and Integrity

The L. Cramer process is transparent. Greg Jurvakainen believes in an open book policy with his clients. In other words, you know what he knows.

There are no secrets. No surprises. And we’re proud that when we asked our clients what word best defines Greg as their builder, the word that comes up again and again is “integrity.”

Greg and the L. Cramer team would be honored to translate your dreams into the delightful place you call home.