How did you get started in the building industry?
We started Great Neighborhood Homes in Edina after seeing an emerging need for consumers looking to build new homes in established neighborhoods. Using the latest trends and building materials, we provide our clients with the new home of their dreams in their favorite old neighborhood.
What sets your company apart?
We are a boutique builder, building only a few unique homes each year. Our turnkey design-build process, in-house design team, and convenient 50th and France Edina design studio provide a simple and fun way for our clients to build their new home. We help our clients find awesome building sites, listen carefully to their vision, and manage the entire process from lot purchase, design, teardown of an existing older home, making design selections, construction, and service.
What do you enjoy most about building custom homes?
We really enjoy executing the unique vision and diverse ideas our clients bring to us. Clients have asked us to build kids’ secret play lofts, craft rooms, in-home breweries, golf simulators, athletic courts, wine rooms, built-in dog kennels, hide-away TVs, kitchen sculleries, all-season screen porches, and many other fun ideas. Our clients inspire us to deliver these ideas in unique ways to meet the needs of their families.
How would you describe your team’s approach to a new project?
We are a small, boutique design-build firm. Co-owners Margaret and Scott Busyn lead the team. Margaret directs all design selections and Scott manages architecture and construction. Our clients enjoy the personal attention of the GNH team and our awesome trades. Our team meets weekly and updates our clients on construction progress, our in-house design resources help our clients leverage the design skills of our team, and our team approach to service gives clients full access to our trades to handle any service issues.
Photo by Meghan Doll Photography