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Over the last five years, Houzz has revolutionized parts of the building industry and we are so glad to be a part of that success! For the third year in a row, we are honored to receive the Best of Houzz 2017 for both Design and Service! Design award winners’ work was the most popular among the more than 40 million monthly users on Houzz. Customer Service honors are based on several factors, including the number and quality of recent client reviews. Thank you to our online HOUZZ fans, we are honored! Check out our Houzz profile here: Hagstrom Builder Houzz Profile

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For Pete to swoon over a dish, it takes a lot. Besides being a very good cook himself, Pete holds a pretty high standard for food and when he gives a sincere appreciation of his meal- you know it was excellent. So it was during a recent visit to Borough, in our continuing search for sublime dining in the North Loop- we were not disappointed.

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Hagstrom Builder’s Property in Grant, MN is now officially listed with Julie Regan of the Lakes division of Sotheby’s Realty. “While it is still in progress, we are making great progress and are right on target for a late August finish”, says Jared Langford, Project Manager for Hagstrom.

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In our continued search for culinary sweet spots of the North Loop we turned to the latest restaurants from Twin Cities dynamic dining group- Blue Plate Restaurant Company. This group has a history of creating the perfect mix of comfortable, hip atmosphere and comfort-centric crowd pleasers with a sprinkle of the unexpected. And this latest restaurant/brew house, The Freehouse didn’t come up short.

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Impacting Families

18, Apr Jill Murphy

One of the primary doctrines of Hagstrom Builder’s business is called “Impacting Families” and it is far more than a tag line for our operation, it is a cultural conversation that we keep top of mind and alive in our weekly staff meetings. “Each week we discuss how our activities and actions have taken a direct step in not only giving our client’s exactly what they wanted in their build/remodel, but how it has actually improved their daily lives as a result” says Project Manager Jared Langford. “These details transform an “average project” into one which provides our homeowners with the tools to live in a way they never knew was possible. It’s really special to be able to share the weekly “success” stories with our colleagues as the result of this discipline- it's inspiring for us all”.

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Alright, despite being a grammatically terrible sentence, the truth of it is undeniable. There are just some things which are better left alone, unable to be improved upon and if attempted, disappointment and outrage would surely ensue. ‘Tis the way with stalwart tradition and the institutions which best exemplify that the status quo is the only way to go.

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The Mythical Divide

24, Mar Jill Murphy

How many times have you heard it? I live in St. Paul, shop in St Paul, my family is in St. Paul, always has been. Minneapolis? How gauche. I live in Minneapolis, the lakes, the trails, the restaurants, the nightlife, St. Paul???? SO far away, and so old. What IS it that is so daunting about crossing the mighty Mississippi? After all, we’re no longer traveling in covered wagons.

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Culinary Corner: BLVD

05, Nov Anders Hagstrom

Our first entry from the west side of the Twin Cities, BLVD, is located in Minnetonka. BLVD specializes in upscale casual American cuisine, a more refined take on traditional bar & grill food. “Everyone loved their food, the crab I ordered was great, said Peter, “and Jill said her turkey sandwich was the best she’d ever had!”

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Culinary Corner: Tin Bins

08, Sep Anders Hagstrom

Having our office in downtown Lake Elmo, Hagstrom Builder employees find ourselves in Stillwater for lunch on a quite regular basis, and as a result we have a number of favorite restaurants there. Aside from LoLo, another of our favorites is Tin Bins, located on the river side of Main Street; Tin Bins has awesome food for every time of day, and even better views with perfect vision of the Stillwater Bridge and the St. Croix.

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The Great Minnesota Get-Together has gained high esteem in the eyes of Minnesotan’s for a slew of reasons, chief among them: the food. With options like deep fried candy bars and chocolate covered bacon, it’s hard for anyone not to be fan.

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