Our mission is to provide the best quality product, service and experience when updating your home and improving your quality of life. Don’t just take our word for it.

Client Testimonials

“We love our “new” home. Nate and his team at Arbor Haus are invaluable partners. From the very first review of our needs, Nate provided great ideas for the layout, and guided us through the process. It is clear that Nate has a genuine desire to please his clients and deliver a great product. They are true professionals that understand the importance and individuality of each home. Thank you, Arbor Haus, for creating an amazing living space that makes us smile every day!”

– Brian Kirkvold, Excelsior

“Nate and the entire crew at Arbor Haus did a great job on our bathroom remodel. We, like a lot of people, sit and watch all the remodeling shows on HGTV and see some of the horror stories and difficulties a lot of people experience. So we were naturally nervous as this was our first big project. But Arbor Haus was top notch! Everyone was readily available and whenever we had questions, someone answered right away. The craftsmanship was great too – I am a woodworker myself and was very curious to see how our custom vanity would turn out – and I was thoroughly impressed – from the dovetail joints in the drawers to the beautiful paint work. The tile setter for our shower and floor did great work – we get great comments about the tile! Nate’s carpenter also did a great job – we had a wall removed as well as a new window installed in our old brick 1940s house. It fits perfect and looks great.

Our project came in within budget and the time frame was right on. As this was our only bathroom, Nate and his project manager had the foresight to rearrange the construction order to allow our toilet to be reset each evening so we were never without a usable functioning toilet. It was the little things like this that made working with Arbor Haus easy. They answered all of our phone calls and questions, took into account our unique 1 bathroom situation, kept us within our budget, and gave us a really great looking and functioning bathroom. I would recommend them highly, and plan on calling them back to help us with our future 2nd bathroom plans.”

– Ben Muedeking, Minneapolis

“Nate, I wanted to commend not only yourself and your knowledge and expertise, but the entire crew that you sent out to our house.  If you recall, we had you install three new Marvin windows as part of a remodel we were doing to our house. The guys that you sent out where the best!! They showed up on time, did what they said they were going to do with a high attention to detail and concern for quality, and cleaned up at the end of each day. They treated my home as if it were their own, and that’s not always a common occurrence in today’s trade industry.

Thank you for the great work, fair price and over all outstanding experience we had working with you! I am liberally and strongly recommending you to any and everyone who asks for a recommendation with remodeling projects!”

– Jay Hyre, Excelsior

“Arbor Haus is quickly changing the model of how renovators and builders treat their clients. Their open-pricing policy was certainly appreciated. Pulling back the curtain on bids and actually pricing kept our project on budget, and on time as there were few if any questions needing to be answered.

The high points include:
  • Contractors on time and delivered all work to our satisfaction
  • No problems went unresolved. Each one was handled quickly and with respect to our wishes.
  • Communication with project foreman was exceptional
  • End result was beautiful and exceeded our expectations in many aspects of the project
  • Project delivery was on time and completely to our satisfaction
Biggest difference from other contractors:
  • Willing to figure out solutions that fit our needs
  • Delivered finishing touches that were above and beyond expectations several times during project
  • Were seriously fun to work with. Now we have several new friends
  • Will recommend Arbor Haus to anyone looking to upgrade their living or work space without any hesitation.”
– Jeff Nowak, Chanhassen

“We had existing wooden decks that needed constant maintenance. We were looking for an updated look and maintenance-free options. Nate’s vision and ideas helped us create an updated look, larger and more useable space. Nate has strong project management skills and kept us updated as weather in the spring can be a factor in safely getting the work done. It also turned out our upper deck was very unsafe and Nate brought that to our attention so our new deck is now safe and meets code. Our experience with Nate from start to finish was a positive one without any pricing surprises. We appreciated his honesty and transparent approach.”

– Diane & Bob Murphy, Minnetrista

“We found Nate extremely accessible, honest and dedicated to our project. We wanted it completed on quick timing, for our son’s graduation, and he delivered without sacrificing quality. His workers were extremely dependable and respectful.”

– Keith & Mary Pickering, Excelsior

“My wife and I remodeled our laundry room and entry space leading from the garage into the kitchen. What was once a very unusable space, especially with the three children under 5, was transformed into a beautiful, modern, utilitarian area that has proved to be worth every penny.

Pro’s of Arbor Haus:
  • Authentic desire to do a great job; they want to exceed expectations
  • The sub-contractors were great and trustworthy…we felt very comfortable having them at our house regardless if we were home or not. They interacted with the kids and my wife…in fact, everyone was a little sad when the project was over and they didn’t show up anymore.
  • The workspace was clean and tidy at all times
  • The quality of work was excellent. If anything wasn’t perfect Nate worked with the sub-contractors to resolve the issue in a manner that met our expectations.
  • Nate and crew were open to feedback…if we didn’t like where things were going from a project management or communication standpoint, the crew did their best to fix it
  • The crew did some minor odd jobs around the house per our request without nickel and diming us.

Great customer service.”

– Nick & Kelly Richardson, Shorewood

“Highly recommend! Nate approached our remodel with professionalism and a collaborative spirit. His communication and collaborative approach are very unique. From setting budget expectations to picking final finishes there was consistent communication with Nate and we very quickly came to rely on his word. When he said that something would be done it was and in those unavoidable situations when we needed someone to rely on to rectify an issue or to make recommendations Nate always came through! We won’t hesitate to use Nate for our next remodel, and the next one after that. We absolutely love our kitchen! Thank you Nate!”

– James & Brian, St. Louis Park

“We hired Arbor Haus to do a full remodel of our commercial building in downtown Excelsior, MN. The project went seamlessly and we are nothing short of thrilled with the results. We found the process of working with them throughout planning, design and construction to be creative, adaptive and inspiring. They worked well with our architect and the city, and they have an extremely professional, highly experienced and really enjoyable construction team (which was very refreshing!) They exceeded our expectations for the timeline in completing the project, and we didn’t have any “surprises” in the budget department. Almost daily, we receive complements on the finished product (we are in a very prominent location in town) and are greatly enjoying our new, beautiful space. After our exceptional experience with Arbor Haus I began to refer them to my friends, family and clients, for both residential and commercial projects. Each have followed up with me that they have had a similar, extremely positive experience. Without hesitation I will continue to recommend Arbor Haus for any size of remodeling or building project.”

– Adrienne Thompson, Excelsior Real Estate

“My wife and I are extremely pleased to have Nate and his team build our dream home in Excelsior. Our experience has been nothing less than absolutely terrific. We are enjoying the construction process. We are treated as great friends. I am delighted to provide Arbor Haus a 5 star rating. Our overall experience has been wonderful!”

– Jim Agre, Excelsior

“We were so pleased with the overall ingenuity and craftsmanship that went into the finishing of our basement! Nate and his team matched both our dream and our budget to what fit perfectly for the needs of our family. From the planning stage through completion, Nate guided us through and was thorough in his explanation of all aspects of the process. We would recommend Nate and his team to ANYONE looking for someone to partner with for a well-built and unique basement!”

– Amy Foley, Victoria

“We couldn’t be happier with the work done by Nate and his professionals on our 100-year-old home! We created living space in the unfinished half of our lower level, and turned an open back porch into an enclosed mudroom. Right from the beginning, Nate made it a priority to be familiar with our design tastes and aesthetic, using digital media and technology to share ideas and inspiration. That way, he could anticipate our preferences both in large-scale structure and in finishing details–a fantastic skill in the person who will lead your project. In addition, his communication skills are top-notch. Whether in person, on the phone, through BuilderTREND or via text, what sets Nate apart is his ability to efficiently coordinate and organize many people, schedules and deadlines AND consistently and openly keep the homeowner up-to-date on progress and plans in the way that we preferred to communicate. His attention to detail is enviable–it was great to know and trust that he had a handle on all of the day-to-day details as well as the vision of the big picture.

Nate and his staff have earned the trust and loyalty of some of the most skilled, experienced and professional subcontractors in the Twin Cities area. Every step of our project involved high-quality work and materials, and we felt comfortable every day opening our home to every person who shared their talents here. The bids provided were fair, and every effort was made to get a clear picture of the scope of work before beginning, so that there were fewer changes necessary along the way. Nate is a person of integrity, and works with people who value the same things.

Nate and everyone at Arbor Haus clearly have a passion for what they do. They are experienced, creative, highly skilled and incredibly personable. They treated our home personally, and were dedicated to making the new spaces in our existing home look like they have always been there. They personalized their service to our needs and that of our specific project. We have already recommended them to others without hesitation, and would love to work with the entire team again on any future projects in our home. Thank you for a great experience and fabulous new spaces!”

– Nicole Nuckley, Minneapolis

“We have worked with Nate on several projects on our 100 year old home starting in 2009. Nate has also been available to act as a consultant when we needed an outside opinion over the years since 2009. In all of these scenarios, Nate has been a complete professional: strong work ethic, design knowledge, budget conscious, deadlines respected, and easy to work with. We would highly recommend Nate and his company based on our experience.”

– Paige Lily, Minneapolis

Colleague Testimonials

“I had the privilege of being hired by Arbor Haus to photograph several projects of theirs. Interestingly enough I left the job with a desire to spread the word about the quality and integrity of the company. The attention to detail and personalized service you get with Arbor Haus is like none I have seen before. Arbor Haus is a company I am proud to refer people to!”


– MJFotography, Inc

“We really enjoy working with Nate at Arbor Haus. He is very organized, professional and takes great care in insuring that his clients are always treated right. We highly recommend Arbor Haus for any remodel job big or small.”


– Westwind Woodworkers Inc.

“For the past 3 years I’ve worked on various remodeling projects with Nate from Arbor Haus. Nate excels in his customer and sub contractor relationships. His ability to work with the client to meet their design goals for their remodel is exceptional. M Carlson has greatly appreciated the working relationship with Nate from Arbor Haus and we look forward to continually working with each other.”


– M. Carlson Painting

“Arbor Haus is a great Contractor to work with with excellent highly qualified people. From an architects perspective I appreciate the attention to detail, the in depth knowledge of construction and proper detailing. Arbor Haus is a collaborative partner in the design build process adding value throughout the whole project by working closely with the architect and home owner to find creative solutions, products and systems that work within the budget and provide quality long term solutions for the owner.”


– Magney Architecture

“Over the years I have had the opportunity to work with many general contractors (my company does exteriors only), Nate Stangler and his capable staff at Arbor Haus are a joy to work with. They are well organized and communicate with their subs well so there are less mix-ups and delays than I find with many other general contractors, this makes me happy but I know it makes homeowners even happier. I cannot recommend them enough.”


– Incline Exteriors