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From the attic to the basement

Our History

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.

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.

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Expert Remodeling

Our Philosophy

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

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.

Please take a few moments and visit our portfolio page. When you are ready, contact us to discuss your project, wherever you are remodeling your home.

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

-T.S. Eliot