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.

What inspires and influences your work? 

I’m inspired by helping people and making friends. That requires a great amount of personal discipline because every single thing you do has to be consistent with your core principles. If you state that your principles are integrity, honesty, transparency and empowerment, then you must live that each and every moment. It must be your way of life not only on a professional level but also on a personal level. Each new day allows an opportunity to express your commitment.

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 to them for a referral. Additionally, I’m 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 some of your projects or accomplishments you’re most proud of? 

I don’t have one particular project that I’m most proud of—I truly believe that we have so many projects that we’ve done with so many fantastic people that each one is special amongst themselves. What I’m proud about with our projects is that we have so many that run the architectural gamut. Our team builds modern contemporary, lakeside cottage, classic Tudors or Dutch colonials all while being customer centric. Our clients don’t choose us as their builder based upon a singular vision—they choose us because of our depth of vision.  That makes me proud and I think says a lot about who we are!

What do you think are some of the most important elements of a successful build team?

Building a successful team starts from the top—every decision or action that is made must be consistent with your core principles and philosophy. Staying true to our principles is tantamount to building a strong team between the architect, interior designer, field personnel and your sub-trades.  And by surrounding yourself with good quality people and allowing them to contribute helps create the best homes. Each and every one of the professionals on our team has a vast amount of knowledge and craftsmanship that allows us to help our clients make decisions that enhance the overall building experience.

What makes you most proud to be a builder?

When my clients call me a friend! I have several dinner parties at our house every year and inevitably, each one of our guests are amazed that they have all built homes with me. During the evening, one by one, they all learn the connection as they interact with each other. It is so enjoyable to hear them all say that we are friends with Todd instead of Todd built our home.  I think that says a lot about how we have built our business and why people feel comfortable working with us. To me, that is what makes me feel proud to be a builder every day.


Photography by Meghan Doll