“North Twin Builders, led by John Volkmann, built a large timber frame home for us in Eagle River starting in November 2008. The experience was very positive and they did an outstanding job.
The first day I met John, he took me to 4 or 5 of his previous well-appointed homes that foretold of his excellent project outcomes and willingness to spend time with a client. He was always available during planning, construction and especially now for follow-up.
John worked well with the timber frame suppliers and with us. He had valuable insights into site selection, building design and numerous other items that came up during the construction. John’s interest in modern building science and his attention to detail is reflected throughout the finished home. John’s team was hardworking, professional and alway pleasant to work with. They were truly interested in satisfying us as customers. John works with the best subcontractors and he integrated their work well into the overall project.
Rae Ann Volkmann was great to work with as well. She kept the construction schedule and financial documents very well organized. She was always pleasant and very nice to work with.
We must say that the biggest quality that John and Rae Ann bring to North Twin Builders is integrity. They are honest, warm, hardworking people that we trust. (Indeed, we have become friends during this process).
All of the above resulted in our dream home: a rustic beautiful Northwoods home with modern amenities that was constructed with the very highest quality workmanship. Thus, we can’t say enough great things about North Twin Builders. We recommend them with great enthusiasm and without any reservations.“
—Mike and Gayle
“John Volkmann and his team at North Twin Builders recently completed a covered front porch addition to our home. Working under some fairly tight time constraints (requested by us) and facing inclement fall weather, the crew still managed to complete the project quickly and within budget parameters. From the initial on-site design consultation through the last day and completion of the project John and his crew did a wonderful job, always exhibiting a great deal of professionalism and commitment to quality and detail. The crew was obviously pleased with the end result, as well they should have been. We were / are too! We highly recommend North Twin Builders for new or remodel construction work of any type, we have seen many of their completed projects here in the Northwoods, and each and every one brings to mind one simple word: WOW.”
—John and Tracey
“North Twin Builders has done two remodeling jobs for us. They listened and understood what we wanted and had creative and practical solutions for improving the functionality, energy efficiency, and aesthetics of our home. The work was done with care and expertise, and everyone from North Twin Builders was helpful, reliable and friendly throughout the whole process. We look forward to working with them in the future.”
—Bob and Mary Kay
“After servicing North Twin Builders for over 35 years we have found them to be very knowledgeable, well organized company with excellent employees. The working relation between our two companies is professional yet more than just a business. We hope to be able to service their account for many more years.”
—Boone’s Building Supply, Inc.
“North Twin Builders built a boathouse, great room addition, garage addition, and is currently working on a complete remodel of my house in northern Wisconsin. Their work and attention to detail is second to none, and John Volkmann is as honest as they come. Great crew, great staff, I could not be happier. I actually work in Canada, so having a contractor I can trust being so far away is huge to me, and North Twin delivers.
“North Twin Builders went above and beyond all our expectation. Our prior experiences with builders left us skeptical, but North Twin delivered on all commitments, kept us well informed of progress, gave us timely advice to make design improvements and brought our dream to life. This is one of a few businesses that I can give an unqualified recommendation.”
—Mike and Trudy
“John Volkmann is synonymous with sterling stamped on silver! We chose John Volkmann (North Twin Builders) to raze our old family lakeside cottage and erect a new three bedroom home. He willingly worked with our design, making thoughtful suggestions and improvements. From the initial design stage, through the construction process, to the final inspection, everything progressed in perfect sychronization and harmony because John did his homework. There were no ugly surprises, no do-overs or cost over-runs, no ugly errors, no long waits for supplies or subcontractors – just a smooth problem free operation from start to finish. He used a time and materials contract and because of the expertise and professionalism of John and his crew, we came in well under the original cost estimate. The work was completed within the time frame established. Regardless of the magnitude of the project, we highly recommend John Volkmann (North Twin Builders).”
—William and Karen
“A few years ago we started looking for a builder to create a new cottage, that felt like an old cottage, on land that had been in my wife’s family since the mid-1920s. Our search and interview process produced many rave recommendations for North Twin Builders. The sources were right. We got a unique and extraordinary work product. The craftsmen that built our home were exceptionally skilled. Most importantly, John Volkmann proved to be a man of unparalleled integrity – straight forward in guiding you through the process with thoughtful suggestions, complete honesty in billing practices, and a careful listener about what we were trying to achieve. You couldn’t find a better partner for an important project. Several years have elapsed since our cottage was completed and we remain completely satisfied – and my wife and I think we’re pretty tough customers.”
—Michael and Carol