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About Home Restoration Services, Inc.

Home Restoration Services was founded by Greg Schmidt in 1995, guided by one simple idea: the beauty and elegance of a vintage home can be restored and perpetuated through thoughtful remodeling. We renovate, restore and build additions using a proven process,  producing seamless, high-quality remodeling informed by the architectural style and era of the home.



The Twin Cities area is full of great neighborhoods. Most people remodel because they love their home, and they really love their neighborhood.


Good residential construction and remodeling projects go beyond the obvious benefits to homeowners and their families; they strengthen the fabric and character of neighborhoods.


Home Restoration Services has been fortunate to build projects in some of the great neighborhoods of Minneapolis, St. Paul, and surrounding suburbs. We believe that our work has contributed to preserving and strengthening essential qualities of those neighborhoods; building on tradition.


Take a few moments and visit our portfolio page. When you are ready, contact us to discuss your project, wherever you are in the process of remodeling your home.


“Tradition cannot be inherited, and if you want it you must obtain it by great labor”

-T.S. Eliot

About Greg Schmidt

I built my first piece of furniture during college in 1974, engaging my passion for building and remodeling ever since. While earning my Bachelor of Landscape Architecture in 1977, I also pursued my desire to be a craftsman; designing and building countless furniture, cabinet, and woodworking projects since then. In 1991, I started a small remodeling company specializing in renovating and repairing vintage homes in the Minneapolis Lakes area and the Crocus Hill area of St. Paul.


In 1995, I founded Home Restoration Services, Incorporated – bringing together all the elements of a professional remodeling company, blending new and past affiliations with architects, engineers, interior designers and landscape architects. Along the way, I formed alliances with a core group of professional artisan subcontractors who live up to high standards of courtesy, attention to detail, and service to the client.


I really enjoyed working with Greg Schmidt/Home Restoration Services. His company's work is thorough and very high quality. He expects the best from his sub-contractors and is on-site to make sure the work is completed and meets his (and my) standards. His attention to detail is very much appreciated. I feel like I can trust Greg and not have to second-guess him. And one more thing – he helped us catch a mouse, which clearly was beyond the call of duty

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