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What Others Say About Maplewood Homes

Custom Home Builder Rochester Minnesota


Our Customers Make us An Award Winning Builder In Rochester and SE Minnesota 

A home is more than bricks and wood, it's a reflection of you. We build each custom house with you in mind, knowing that this place is where you’ll begin each day, trusting that this is where you’ll want to be when the sun sets.

The Garrys' Story

THE GARRYS' STORY“ We had a truly remarkable experience with Maplewood Homes. Denny, Kathy, Brad and David took as much pride in the home as we did. We always felt like we were part of the team - not simply a builder / purchaser relationship. Our home was on schedule, on budget, stunning and all with absolutely no surprises. Building a home can be a stressful process but we can honestly say our experience was the opposite. It was fun and exciting through the entire project. We love our home and can't imagine moving right now but if/when we do, we hope Maplewood will be able to build it for us!


We are coming up on our third anniversary in the home we built with Maplewood Homes. It has exceeded all our expectations thus far and we absolutely are still in love with it. We comment all the time about how lucky we are and how nicely the project turned out. The home suits us perfectly for this time in our life.


Before building with Maplewood, we had built one other home and had also gone through three major renovations in other homes. The experience with Maplewood was far and above any of our earlier experiences. Our past experience was that there were always extra costs when it came time for closing. Because Denny and Kathy are such good project managers and use quality materials for their original estimates, we ended up with absolutely no extra fees. Some builders tend to estimate low; then all the surprises start coming when you are in the middle of the project. Each change costs you an "upgrade". With Denny and Kathy, we were able to switch many different finishing items that added no extra charges because they had built the right amount into their estimates in the first place vs. estimating with all low end items. We feel that is a more honest way to do business.


When we built the previous home, we had significant difficulty tracking the builder down and working through issues and changes during the building process. There were also a lot of frustrations with the management of the subcontractors. We never encountered those issues with Maplewood Homes. We visited the project frequently and each time we had a question, change or issue, Denny would always answer his phone or call back within minutes and would then commit to meet us at the home site within hours or even minutes to resolve it. We lost no sleep during the construction as a result - we're not sure how many homebuilders can make that claim.


We really feel that because of the way they operate and project manage, building a home with Denny and Kathy is absolutely one of the most fun experiences you could have. There is nothing more exciting than customizing your own home and because the frustrations are removed in their process it turns into the experience you so much deserve.


We are always happy to talk with people about Maplewood Homes. We absolutely recommend them and are happy to share "why" with anyone contemplating a building project.”

Mike & Deb Garry– Rochester, MN

The Lindgrens' Story

THE LINDGRENS' STORY"We would recommend Maplewood Homes to anyone who is in the market for custom homes. The decision to have Maplewood Homes build our house was an easy decision after our initial meeting with Denny & Kathy Eink. You could tell they were personable & knowledgeable. They offered us the opportunity to view other homes they had in the process to demonstrate their capabilities, design and quality.


We can’t say enough about Denny & Kathy. We knew what was going to happen with our house every step of the way. All the subcontractors for Maplewood Homes – the framers, woodworkers, cabinet people, flooring, electrician, etc. were fabulous to work with. We were always met with a smile and we felt comfortable questions as we visited the site. When people came to visit our house in process, they would comment on the layout and quality. A true testament that we were getting a quality home.


Our final walk-through was very thorough and the few things that they needed to come back for were done expeditiously. It has been three years and everything is still holding up like it did on the first day. Since then, we’ve contracted Maplewood Homes again to build our deck and do some major work in our backyard and landscaping.”

Bart & Linda Lindgren– Rochester, MN

The Brennans' Story

THE BRENNANS' STORY“Our building experience with Denny and Kathy was great! From the beginning, Denny was so accommodating to our family with young children by coming to our house in the evenings. He took our very rough sketches and pictures and turned them into a wonderful house plan! We love our very unique, custom home. There are so many features that I love that it is difficult to just pick a few. The kitchen is probably our favorite with the large island, double oven, and extra large freezer refrigerator combination. Denny worked extra hard to make the two-sided fireplace into the sunroom work even during construction and it turned out absolutely wonderful. Subcontractors really like working with them too, which really helps the process and end product.


The best part of working with Maplewood Homes is the close, personal touch that you get directly from your builder. We recommend Denny and Kathy not only by their great first impression, but also for their ongoing honesty and kindness throughout the whole process!”

Tim & Melanie Brennan– Byron, MN