North Twin Builders Client Testimonials
“We have used North Twin Builders twice in the last year to finish our basement, add a bedroom, replace our front door and add a window in our back entryway. John and his crew did a great job and my wife and I are very pleased with the results. The work was done on time and the crew cleaned up as the jobs moved to completion. They were flexible with the work schedule and made great suggestions for the two projects. We will use North Twin Builders again when we have more projects at our home!”
—Brian & Diane
“We had a residing project along with a side porch and did research and gathered estimates from several contractors. I read the reviews and paid attention to their thoughts on the project. What most impressed me with John was the way he thought outside the box. Contrary to what was standard, he had his own thoughts on how things should be done to make them right. I was quite impressed with that.
I really can’t say too much more about John that you won’t read in the other reviews. Working with him was a pleasure and he takes his estimate quite seriously and tries to stay as close as possible. There were several unforeseen things that needed to be corrected on my house which called for time and material. It bothered him to go over the estimate, but that couldn’t be helped and was quite understandable.
Like I said it was a smaller project so I didn’t see a lot of John during the work although he did stop out on several occasions to make sure it was being done to his way of doing things and to contribute his thoughts to any problem solving.
What I was most impressed with was the help he had. The foreman was Tracy, with a crew of Aaron, Jim, Grover, Greg and Duane. Each and every one of them was friendly, courteous, hard working and very skilled.
They took the project to heart as if it was their own and tried very hard to make sure things were done correctly. Many problems that should have been addressed with the original builder were found and corrected. Some problems were just unique to the house and solutions were garnered from their collective experience that was quite impressive.
No matter who you are you can feel very comfortable having this crew do whatever project you have in mind to the best of their ability and being just a pleasure to have around.”
—Jim & Gwen Daly
“We have been customers of North Twin Builders for a number of year and have been consistently impressed with both the company and its President, John Volkmann. John holds both himself and all who work for him to a high standard of skill and integrity that is reflected in the final result of his work. The building trade is a highly technical and evolving profession, but John invests an impressive amount of time keeping himself and his work crews up to date with the latest technologies and materials. John’s management style is to treat everyone as an equal making us feel more like partners than customers.
Not surprisingly, his workers are consistently skilled, prompt, highly professional and always courteous. My wife and I are particularly concerned with detail and North Twin has never let us down. Finally, John’s commitment to professionalism is gratefully reflected in the fact that final costs have always been in line with original estimates.”
—Bud & Mary
“I am an experienced home owner and builder. I have used many contractors/sub contractors over the years. NTB provided an innovative and cost effective solution in the upgrading of a 1946 house. The final cost was VERY close to the estimate. NTB does leverage the current technologies well in incorporating them into a project. Very good understanding of architecture and construction methods particularly in terms of solution designs. Otherwise said, John’s solutions were better than mine! The crew that performed the work were punctual, cordial, professional, conscientious and highly competent. In summary, NTB is an easy recommend.”
“We came to North Twin Builders with a unique floor plan. They completed the project perfectly, on-time and within budget. We truly enjoyed every minute spent working with the office and construction staff. We are very pleased with our new vacation home and would highly recommend them to anyone looking for a trustworthy builder.”
—Dave & Trisha
Our family has worked with North Twin Builders for over 40 years on many projects: 2 cabins, a boathouse, and the restoration of other buildings on our property. John Volkmann is a pleasure to work with and is honest, fair and reliable. We have worked with North Twin Builders while living out of state and have benefited from John’s sophisticated use of technology to work on design and plans online, and to keep us updated with progress (lots of photos!). We highly recommend and suggest North Twin Builders to anyone looking for a quality job.
“North Twin Builders and John Volkmann have the highest integrity and the highest quality when it comes to your construction job. We have used them for more than 10 years and I am pleased to say that they are one of the very few in the Northwoods that will show up on your job when they say they will be there. Because of their high quality, if you are looking for the lowest bidder for a job this is not the place to go. Craig Glass Land O’ Lakes, Wisconsin”
“We just had some work done by John Volkmann at North Twin Builders and we are very pleased. We bought a small cottage in Eagle River that needed the bathroom gutted and redone and another bathroom put in. He worked with my husband and I to come up with the best design and to keep costs down. It looks so nice! He facilitated all the subs so we didn’t have to worry about a thing. We worked with Muskyland Plumbing and Superior Electric and we couldn’t be happier with how they treated us. Everyone, John, Rae Ann and Anita went out of their way to make us happy. Great Job by all!
—Mike & Nan O’Berem
“Superior quality, workmanship and attitudesIf you want the job done right the first time with quality and outstanding workmanship look no further. NTB built our dream home for us in Eagle River WI without being present all the time. I had to establish a relationship of trusting NTB to get the job completed to my high standards while not being there all the time. When I would visit the work site all work was completed as promised and in a quality manner. Every where we had to pick out material for the job they spoke very highly of NTB. That was always reassuring. I highly recommend NTB to anyone and for any job.”
“Thank you John, for having the acute knowledge of construction engineering. We strongly believe that you saved our house from certain disaster. Your quick action of knowing precisely what to do gave us comfort. The crew was professional and is a great asset to North Twin Builders. We will call you, hands down, for any future help.”
“I am quite familiar with the work that is done by North Twin Builders, and specifically am well acquainted with John Volkmann. I’ve toured his homes at various points in their construction, and after completion. The craftsmanship is evident inside and out; numerous touches that you might miss if you weren’t looking for them. However, each and every one has been well designed and implemented to further the flow of the home and the efficiency of the systems.
North Twin Builders did not build our home in Eagle River as we weren’t aware of John’s company at the time. However, John is our “go to” guy when we need work done on the home, or a referral for a service and we recommend him to friends and colleagues looking to build a custom home here in the NorthWoods.
His integrity and honesty are unassailable, and his entire staff is incredibly accommodating and responsive. There is no better home designer and builder in the NorthWoods.”
“It is one thing to need a new roof; it is another to get a roof that lessens our heat loss by 40%. North Twin Builders knowledge of building science helped us do just that. They came highly recommended and I know exactly why. The attention to detail, workmanship, and quality are unsurpassed. Trustworthy, skill, knowledge, honesty are just a few adjectives that describe why NTB will always take care of any of my construction needs.
John discovered what looked like a leaking roof, according to another well known builder, was actually an insulation and heating problem. We now have a 40% more efficient home which means a lot of savings when you heat with propane (especially this winter!) John and his crew also designed and built a garage for us. They listened to my input as well including landscaping and aesthetics. It is not only beautiful but solidly built and will give us years of satisfaction. I look forward to our next project with John and his crew. We will be working with them for years to come as we remodel and add onto our older home. I look forward to it!”
—Nick and Laura
“Over several years, North Twin Builders helped us plan and complete several phases of interior and exterior remodeling with the goal of improving energy efficiency and updating the appearance of our home. John worked closely with an energy auditor and had creative solutions for addressing some complex issues related to 40-year-old construction. All of the guys who worked on the projects were skillful, reliable, and great to work with. We’re very happy with the finished product, both in terms of greater comfort and aesthetics.”
“North Twin Builders, led by John Volkmann, built a large timber frame home for us in Eagle River WI 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
“I highly recommend North Twin Builders,LLC -Phelps,Wi. They recently completed a project for us in a very timely, cost efficient, and high quality fashion on my brother’s home, which I have legal guardianship, in the area of Phelps, Wi. The work consisted of replacing the roof of both the home and garage, as well as a living room floor beam. We are extremely pleased with the results and would highly recommend this company to do work for anyone who is looking for the same superior results..”
“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 synchronization 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
“Our Phelps WI Home was built in 1987 & a large over-sized two-car garage 2 years later. All workmanship was outstanding. Since then, we have had several major changes, including bathroom added, room added, kitchen expanded, etc. All work was done with extreme professionalism and always meeting our expectations.”
—-Ed and Peggy
“We have used North Twin Builders for over 35 years for all of our building needs in the Northwoods and have never been disappointed. The attention to detail, quality of work and dependability has and will keep us coming back.”
—-Barry and Jody