Kroiss Development, Inc.

Todd Simning

Kroiss Development is a premier luxury builder and designer in the Twin Cities area. They build and remodel in Minneapolis and St. Paul as well as the surrounding suburbs. They’ve partnered with many of the top architects to create truly special spaces. With over 28 years in the construction business, Kroiss has continued to be a trustworthy partner for their clients. They manage every project on a 100% open book basis, where every bid, invoice, and receipt is available for client review at any time. Integrity, honesty, transparency and empowerment, coupled with superior project management provide every client with best-in-class service.

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

I’m honest and transparent. I think people are truly enlightened when they hear about my philosophy and how I conduct business. My past clients back that up when prospective clients reach out for a referral. Additionally, I am able to show them the transparency using past jobs. Once people understand, they feel comfortable. When clients feel comfortable and trust you, the team is able to create their vision and make it an enjoyable process.

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

Building a successful team starts from the top, so every decision and action must be consistent with your core principles and philosophy. It is so important to work with the best in the industry; we continually seek out trade partners who make the team better. Additionally, the expectations of everyone involved in the overall process must be clear. We work with many creative types while we are building a dream for the client. The team should have a special bond and harness everyone’s creativity so that the end product is truly amazing and our clients are proud of their new home.

What are some of your favorite trends in new construction?

Modern architecture has made a strong presence within the Twin Cities market. The trend toward this relaxed, simple way of living has been really eye-opening to many people who viewed modern as cold and stark. Today, there is a much more organic and warm feel to modern architecture that it has opened up a lot more possibilities!

What makes you most proud to be a builder?

When clients call me a friend! It is so enjoyable to hear our clients say that they are friends with Todd instead of Todd built their home. I think that speaks volumes about how we have built our business and why people feel comfortable working with us.

How do you define an Artisan home?

An Artisan home is about creativity, fit, and finish. It is a work of art wherein you have an appreciation for how it feels or looks, yet you can’t quite put your finger on why it feels so special. Artisan gives way to the special craftsmanship and detail that allows the finished product to be out of the ordinary, yet so functional. It takes a team of the best partners to create an Artisan home.


Photography by Meghan Doll