Custom Homes and Renovations
Edina - Hilldale - Custom Home
Edina - Hilldale - Custom Home
14 YEARS Schrader & Companies 2005 - 2019

Building the Dream

Custom Home Building

When building a new custom home, everyone wants to make their home special. However, building a custom home can be overwhelming. Where do you start? Are there budget considerations? What about the style, design, and plans? Is the lot located in the right neighborhood or location? Are there homeowner association, community, city, or state restrictions that may impact the design or plans? 

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Many wonder if there is a professional that they can trust who will take full responsibility for the entire project? Should you form a team? Which professionals do you need, and how do you select them?

These are all valid questions and concerns.                        


Schrader & Companies has been building custom homes since 2005. Schrader & Companies is honored to be ranked #1 on in Edina. The Schrader design team will create plans for an inspired residence or work in collaboration with nationally recognized architects and interior designers.

Schrader & Companies understands that you want your own special place that reflects your style and taste. Our process, "The 5 Simple Steps"™ was created as a system based on the collaborative model that allows you to describe what you want, the design team draws it, you approve it, and Schrader & Companies builds it, on time, and on budget.


Building a custom home to match your lifestyle is the focus of Schrader & Companies. It's what we do. Choose Schrader & Companies to build your new custom home and enjoy our promise of a Schrader & Companies 5-Star Experience. You've made it, now live and enjoy it.

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Why Schrader & Companies?

3 Reasons To Select Schrader & Companies as Your Custom Home Builder

Over the last 13 years, Schrader & Companies has perfected the Collaborative Method. This gives us the opportunity to make a promise of a 5-Star Experience to everyone.

There are 3 reasons why we can make this pledge:

  1. Process
  2. Team
  3. Execution

PROCESS: Schrader & Companies understands that you want your own special place that reflects your personal style and taste. Our process allows you to describe what you want, the design team draws it, you approve it, and Schrader & Companies builds it.

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TEAM: Schrader & Companies assembles a team for each project, based on trust, in collaboration with architects and interior designers. We use top sub-contractors and suppliers to guarantee the highest quality building standards and a 5-Star Experience.

Execution: Our clients expect the best and refuse to take unknown risks to cut costs. Close attention is paid to the requirements of time, budget, design, and craftsmanship. Years of experience have increased our expertise and capacity to integrate state-of-the-art systems and value engineering, as well as practical solutions to unique, and common design challenges.

"The 5 Simple Steps"™

Inspired Design

Exciting design ideas drive every project. It all starts with our listening and idea session.

Schrader & Companies understands that you want your own special place that reflects your style and taste.

STEP ONE: “Let’s Talk.”™ This is a listening and idea session to establish the scope and estimated budget range for your project. Your space needs, design preferences, and personal details are all identified.

Edina - Custom Home

STEP TWO: “Storyboard Process,”™ This step is when your design team is selected and ideas are transformed into a preliminary schematic floor plan. Your estimated budget range is revised to reflect the accepted plan and a chart of allowances is created for the selection process that follows. Specific code or structural issues will be assessed and resolved at this stage.

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STEP THREE: “Rendering to Scale,”™ is where selections and specifications are finalized to complete the bid process. A full set of construction plans are created to maximize design, innovation, and value engineering to meet your budget. Upon completion, a final construction agreement is presented for your approval.

STEP FOUR: “The Big Event,”™ is when the Schrader & Companies construction team transforms your plans into reality. Your plans are built to specifications.

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STEP FIVE: “Happily Ever After.”™ Your project has been completed, on time, on budget, and Schrader & Companies has earned your 5-Star review.

Our process, “The 5 Simple Steps” allows you to describe what you want, the design team draws it, you approve it, and Schrader & Companies builds it. 

By following “The 5 Simple Steps,” 
You'll love your home!™

The Schrader & Companies Exclusive Client Community

A 5-Star Experience

Schrader & Companies has been building custom homes and remodeling homes since 2005 and is honored to be ranked #1 on in Edina. We define success as creating long-lasting relationships. Our clients are happy to share with you their 5-Star Experience before, during, and long after the completion of their project. Our promise is to earn a 5-Star review from our clients and everyone who has contact with Schrader & Companies. We invite you to join our exclusive client community.

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“The remarkable Schrader team completed our project ahead of schedule and did it to perfection. I would not hesitate to recommend Schrader and Companies to do your project.” – L&P M, Edina
“The whole team has tremendous integrity and they deliver top notch results. They built our dream home and we'd do it all over again.” – J&M S, Edina
“Andy is a visionary, listening to our ideas and evolving and exceeding our vision not only in the house he designed on paper but also during the construction phase presenting opportunities and ideas along the way.” – N&B B, Lake Minnetonka

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Luxury Home Living

Discover Luxury Home Living from Edina to Minneapolis, and Lake Minnetonka. This magazine helps you to understand the process and benefits of building a custom home with Schrader & Companies. Design ideas, striking interiors, and more.

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