Gonyea Custom Homes

Jon Connolly, Tony Sonnen, Mike Gleason, & Julie Treanor (not pictured)

What inspires and influences your work?

Our work is inspired and influenced by our passionate designers and our clients. Our design team lives design. We are always on the lookout for new and fresh ideas and inspiration. Our hobbies are design related. We go on vacation and look for design-related activities, whether it is touring model homes or looking at local architecture for inspiration.

How would you describe your build style?

We don’t have one style; we have a wide range of styles. Our design team is well versed in a wide variety of architectural styles and design finishes, and we work with each of our clients to bring their unique visions of home to life. Emphasis on our clients’ vision is what makes a Gonyea custom home stand out from the rest. The diversity in our home designs has continued to reach new heights. We have never believed in the ordinary. Our goal is to make each of our homes uniquely extraordinary.

Why do you think your clients choose you as their builder?

Our clients choose us because we have an experienced team of professionals with an outstanding history of creating extraordinary homes and delivering outstanding customer service. We work with our clients to design architectural plans and interior finishes that reflect their unique vision and lifestyle. Our designers and builders help our clients get what they want, within their budget, while keeping everything coordinated and coherent.

How do you bring a client’s vision to life?

We listen and use photography to help make sure we are understanding what our clients want and what inspires them. Pictures say a thousand words, and in our electronic era, this is the best and most effective way of guiding our clients toward their vision of their unique home. We start with a blank canvas, add their vision, and then create a masterpiece our clients can be proud of from start to finish.

What are the most important elements of a successful build team?

Good listeners. From the first meeting to the final move-in day, as experienced professionals, we listen to what our clients want and respond appropriately to get the best possible results.

What do you wish others knew about your company?

We wish others knew the wide range of custom homes we build, in both artistic/creative design and price point. The custom homes we are building for clients vary greatly in style, size, and overall look. We have contemporary, traditional, artistic, and modern homes under construction throughout the Twin Cities.

What are some of your favorite trends in new construction?

and comfortable, yet still awe-inspiring. Gone are the days when room counts and ceiling heights were seen as the key factors to impressive custom homes. Today, we see clients who are seeking customized details that reflect comfortable, inviting, and casual living. Jaw-dropping, personalized designs and finishes built for the way people want to live are what is impressive today.

What makes you most proud to be a builder?

We are so proud of our entire team, the quality homes we build, and the life stories which will unfold uniquely for each of our clients in their new homes. Our team cares deeply about our clients and the homes we are building.

How do you define an Artisan home?

A home from small to big, but with details and finishes that are unique to the client in every room.


Photography by Meghan Doll