We can remodel specific parts of your bathroom or the entire bathroom from the ground up. Depending on what you want, we can provide you any of the following options, services and products.
Customer Reviews from Minneapolis
Beth W from Minneapolis, MN
Reviewed on Review Central
Mar 13th, 2020
Joe was awesome. The work is impeccable. I am very pleased and Joe made sure that he did a grest job. Great experience!!
Mitchell B. from Minneapolis, MN
Feb 22nd, 2020
Installers were friendly, efficient, and thorough. Door was done in 3 hours. During the process, we discovered an uninsulated cavity below the threshold. The installers went ahead and filled it with some leftover fiberglass insulation I had from a previous project. A dent was found (manufacturer or transit, not from the installers) and steps were immediately taken to rectify the situation (new door slab forthcoming). Very satisfied and loving the new door.
Daniel S. from Minneapolis, MN
Aug 20th, 2019
Very satisfied with my bathroom renovation project. Chuck from sales was easy to work with, ensured that all needs of my project were met and we settled on what I considered a very reasonable price for the scope of work. The installer, Hassan, did an excellent job completing the project before I left for a week long vacation. Incredibly pleased with the long hours he was willing to put in to finish the project before this deadline, he was very friendly and provided daily updates. He truly went above and beyond what I expected and the install looks great. Ran into a minor plumbing issue (partly operator error) and the Project Manager Brandon was quick to respond to my request for service and sent the plumber out in a timely fashion. Overall, great company, great service, and great people. I'd highly recommend them to anyone and they'll be first in line for any future projects I have!
Pam W. from Minneapolis, MN
Reviewed on Review Central
Jun 19th, 2019
Our project is finished, and I totally recommend these guys. I found them at the Home Show in February 2019 when I was researching and comparing bath remodeling companies. I narrowed down my search to five companies, and then I had them all come out and give me estimates. In the end, I chose Great Lakes, and they were great before, during, and after the project.
The things that sold me on Great Lakes is that I liked the look and quality of the materials they use, I liked that Great Lakes has been around a long time, and I really liked the sales person's presentation. I felt secure and like I wasn't being snowed. Of course, like you're doing now, I read the reviews for them and the competitors online.
The project started on schedule... and finished on schedule and on budget. That's pretty miraculous for a remodeling project.
We completely remodeled the bathroom in our 1925 bungalow and added a half bath upstairs. We live in Minneapolis, where there are permits and inspections for everything.
A friend said we should save money and just hire a plumber, electrician, and carpenter directly ourselves instead of hiring a general contractor to oversee the work for us, but I knew I didn't know enough about what was involved to run the project myself. I also knew that if we did the work under the radar without the permits (which was sort of an unstated thing about hiring everyone myself) it would bite us later when we sold our house and had to disclose the work and THEN try to pass various inspections.
Before the project was over, we needed electricians--and an electrical permit and inspection, plumbers--and a plumbing permit and inspection, carpenters--and a structural permit and inspection. I didn't have to think about any of that. I found it challenging enough to choose the toilets, sinks, faucets, cabinets, and light fixtures and get those shipped and stored in our garage before the project started.
Great Lakes has really smart people working for them. We were especially fortunate to have a highly experienced Great Lakes project manager, Andrew, and Cities 1 Plumbing master plumber Jimmy Schuman assigned to the job. Great Lakes knew going in that the project was complicated. I didn't. I figured that since our bathroom was tiny it was a simple project. Wrong.
And here's something I didn't know before the project started and that's that real plumbers and electricians and carpenters can get better quality materials than a regular person shopping at Home Depot can. And they can get them fast, so if you discover that your light fixture isn't going to fit, which happened to me, you can choose another one that will work and they can get it out to the house later the same day.
It's tough and it's expensive to remodel your house. There's chaos everywhere while it's happening. Everyone assigned to our project by Great Lakes was a qualified professional. I don't think I would have known how to find those people on my own--and I am an Angie's List subscriber.
Good luck with your project!
Lola Nelson from Minneapolis, MN
Apr 23rd, 2019
Dealing with the Great Lakes employees remodeling our bathroom was a pleasure. They were communicative, pleasant and timely. As the job proceeded, they would keep us informed to what was being done daily, who would be on site (plumber, electrician, inspector) and approx time to finish. We would use them again.
Jessica S. from Minneapolis, MN
Nov 10th, 2018
We had all of our windows replaced, and everything was great. Joe, their window installer, is seriously great at what he does. I’m very happy we went with this company.
Melea B. from Minneapolis, MN
Sep 20th, 2018
I had 4 windows installed 3 years ago and am very, very pleased with the results. I'd had quotes from other companies; Great Lakes acted like they really cared about me as a person more than the bottom line of selling expensive windows. I was not home when the windows were installed; however, my father reported that the installer was very knowledgeable and explained everything he was doing. The grate on the middle window had been accidentally custom made going horizontal instead of vertical; the company immediately made the correct window and installed it as soon as it was finished. Then the bottom window cracked as soon as frost hit (I've worked with glass as a picture framer and am familiar with the nature of glass - it was cracked but did not impact the effectiveness of the window); Great Lakes immediately made a replacement. I have had no problems since. Perhaps the best part is that they don't call me every year trying to sell new stuff. I did contact them a year ago inquiring about a bath remodel, but my project is not something they were able to do (I have an old, unique house). They did not use the situation to try to sell me something else. When I have enough saved up to replace more windows, they are the first company I will call.
Courtney H from Minneapolis, MN
Jun 1st, 2017
GLHR anticipated there might be extra work needed with my bathroom remodel because I live in an old house and the previous owner had tiled over the bathroom window. GLHR did a great job finding a contractor who specializes in stucco to replace my rotted-out wall. Once they were able to get in to install my new floor, tub, and surround, it was a quick and seamless project. I now have a beautiful new bathroom that I love, complete with a glass block window!!
Testimonials from Minneapolis
Completed Jobs from Minneapolis
Old Tile Replaced in Minneapolis
June 1, 2017
This 1929 home was remodeled to sell. Part of the remodel was a newly tiled bathtub surround and floor. The tile in the surround was covering a window that had been above the bathtub. The remodelers did not cover the window properly and did a terrible job on the tile which lead to severe water intrusion and rotten wood. The new owner knew that the bathroom could be easier to clean and maintain and more beautiful with an update. We removed the tile which uncovered the severe rot. The rot we discovered was way beyond normal, but is always possible and the primary reason we will not just cover up. We did have to bring in additional help for re-framing. We installed the glass block window with the vent and the new acrylic surround, tub and DuraCeramic floor.
New Windows in South Minneapolis
May 20, 2015
We replaced the windows in this 1919 South Minneapolis home. The slim lines of our window allow the home to keep it's charm. Many vinyl windows have much thicker frames that detract from the window's beauty and reduce glass space. Our maintenance-free, energy-efficient windows help to keep a home beautiful.
Bathroom Remodeling in Minneapolis
December 9, 2015
We removed a bathtub and surround in a 1925 Minneapolis home to install a new acrylic bathtub with surround, flooring and glass block window.
New Shower Installation in Minneapolis
July 15, 2015
We removed an original tiled shower from this 1948 home in Minneapolis. The grout had reached the point where it is very difficult to clean and maintain. We installed a new Acrylic surround in Valencia Granite with a White Acrylic Neo-angle Shower Base. We also replaced the vanity and installed new flooring
Bathtub Replacement in Minneapolis
September 15, 2015
The old fiberglass surround was removed to install a beautiful new Onyx surround with acrylic tub. Both the new tub and surround are solid-surface and will be beautiful and easy to clean.
Estimate Requests from Minneapolis
Rachel H. on August 12, 2019 8:34:03pm
I recently saw and chatted with you at the uptown art fair and plan/hope to be able to chat with you again in the spring about getting a new bathroom.
Right now I have a small (much smaller) project I was hoping to get an estimate on. I'm in need of a new front door. Currenly I have a storm door which leads to the porch that no longer closes fully. I'd like to replace it with a more official looking front door as I use the porch in the summer as another room and would love the security.
I have no idea what my options or limitations are based on its current installation so I'd love some help.
David B. on July 5, 2019 10:39:37am
I reached out to you several weeks ago through HomeAdvisor. Our project was too big at the time but now is back to remodeling a small main floor bathroom (7 1/2 ft by 6 ft) which has two sinks and no shower. Need to add the shower and redo the floor and counters. I will also call on Monday morning as we need an estimate ASAP as we are refinancing the house to cover this and need a good estimate. Thanks.
. on April 24, 2019 12:20:43pm
The caller is looking for assistance with a shower. There may be mold/water behind the shower.
Tyler E. on March 26, 2019 4:43:27pm
Hi, I have a tiled shower that is collecting water under the tile. I would like to hear about what options there are to fix it. Thanks.
MOLLY O. on January 30, 2019 8:42:44pm
I'd like to install a pocket door in an existing 30x80 door opening in my 1924 house. There is adequate space in the wall for the pocket door frame. I'd like to get an estimate to have this work done - please let me know your process.
Rebecca S. on December 5, 2018 7:42:40am
I want to remodel my kitchen, including some cabinet refacing, taking down a wall, new counter tops and some new cabinets.
Alaina S. on November 11, 2018 9:02:51am
Bathroom: need to convert a tub to a shower, replace a window in the bathroom with glass blocks, and replace the vent
Kitchen: need to expand counter space out and built in seating
Klug M. on October 22, 2018 6:42:33pm
They are interested in replacement windows
Kiedrowski P. on October 16, 2018 12:02:56pm
Looking for an estimate for new windows
Destinee C. on October 3, 2018 11:19:27am
Hello. We had a bay window installed about 2 years ago now. I had you guys come out almost a year ago because our window was leaking when it rained. The guy that came out seemed completely dumbfounded and tried to do a seal and the bottom of the window. We had a tragic thing happen in our lives last fall and got distracted to contact you guys back- but it is yet still leaking on the same spots. Onto the wood frame around the bottom of the window. This can not be good. I'd rather not have it rot out. I do have a video I took this morning to show you