About Us

Since 1978, McDonald Construction has been one of Minnesota’s most respected and trusted names in the home building industry. Owned and operated by Bob McDonald, the company philosophy is to employ the finest individuals to ensure our customers are thrilled with the entire building experience. Our staff and building partners are dedicated to providing the latest in innovative designs and construction measures that exceed our industry standards.

McDonald Construction’s in-house professional design service, St. Amant Design, is there to help our customers with all of their design needs. We’ll personalize one of our award-winning floor plans or have our design team create a custom home plan specific to your needs and lifestyle.

We’re committed to making every custom home build or remodeling project exceptional from our first contact with our customer to completion of their home, while providing our customers the value they require. Our attention to detail and superior craftsmanship is evident in every home we build. With over 40 years of home building experience, our hands on approach and close attention to detail from our staff and building partners ensures the highest and most exacting standards are met and exceeded in every home.

The McDonald Difference

Remember when quality, custom homes were built to stand the test of time? We do. At McDonald Construction, we've been handcrafting the finest homes since 1978. Bob McDonald remembers the first home they ever built like it was yesterday. The smell of fresh cut lumber, the sound of hammer meeting nail and the proud sense of satisfaction with the finished product. His philosophy was simple: Design a home to fit the customer's lifestyle and desires, handcraft it with the utmost care and attention to detail, then back it up with a solid customer relationship and warranty promise. From that moment on, McDonald Construction began to build a legacy of quality, distinctiveness and commitment one project at a time.

As a locally-owned custom home builder, our values have not wavered over time. That's because we've maintained a signature personal touch that keeps our customers coming back. When the industry giants turned to large-scale developments, pre-fabricated building materials and cookie cutter home designs, we forged ahead with our own distinctive style and craftsmanship. As a result we're one of only a handful of custom home builders who can truly customize every aspect of your new home buying experience.

Custom Homes - It's Built Right in

Like your home, your building experience should express your goals, your style and your way of life. That's why McDonald Construction redefines "custom." Our definition? Creating your living space, with your ideas, your desires and your budget in mind. We've been designing homes to our customer's unique specifications for over 30 years. McDonald Construction is all about choices. Your choices.

The Difference is in The Details

Over the years distinctiveness between homes has blurred. Unique detailing that was once standard is now considered an extra, if considered at all. Custom has turned into cookie-cutter style. Not at McDonald Construction. It's the details that shape the distinctiveness of your new home. Our in-house designers and home consultants are constantly pooling their collective experience and creativity. From their knowledge base you'll discover possibilities you never even dreamed of... Unique architectural designs...The tiniest detailing on a door handle...An innovative way to maximize natural light...The placement of a window...The possibilities are endless.

Innovative Technology

Today's distinctive homes are wired for our technology driven environment. A McDonald Construction home is no exception. Your home design can include Internet, Ethernet portals, wireless technology, home theater options and more. As always, your desires combined with our knowledge turn imagination into reality.

Green Technology

We can use many green processes and products to build your home. We can review soil impact on native trees and plants specific to the site, and planned for low impact. Our designs use a lot of natural light, and continuous ventilation systems are available for healthy air. Bosch appliances are an option and save energy and lowers energy bills. Other green products available are eucalyptus flooring, knotty alder cabinetry, recycled glass tiles, recycled carpet and pads and many others.

The Process

Enter into a McDonald Construction project, and enter into family. Our strong bonds produce unprecedented teamwork that reduces daily project stress and minimizes project problems. Plus, we utilize proven tools to improve our communication with you at every step of our home construction project process. These tools allow us to proactively customize to your needs and provide more thorough, detailed information.

Our Home Consultants

Our process is unique in that the same original home consultant and in-house custom home designer work with you from the start to finish. After years of building original, customer-designed homes and pooling their collective experience, our team of consultants and in-house designers can handle even the toughest design challenges. They understand the intricacies of design, construction and materials selection issues-which helps conceptualize and bring to life your ideas and preliminary home designs. The home consultant and home designer team will then follow through on all the details so your home building experience is seamless. Their talents will guide you when you are unsure of your needs and at the same time assure you that your specific desires will be met with unmatched inspiration and innovation.

Our Mission

To offer a world class custom home building experience by building lasting relationships with our customers, employees and project partners.