Creatively Designed, Expertly Crafted
Since 1979


For over 40 years, MA Peterson Designbuild has been an industry-leading expert in the Twin Cities for award-winning residential design, new custom homes, and high-quality custom remodeling and additions. Our focus is always on true excellence and craftsmanship, and we bring our decades of experience to homeowners who desire exceptional results and great value. We’re a collaborative, creative team who work with you to draw out the space of your dreams, design it and bring it to life.

Our team of creative experts includes designers, illustrators, CAD draftsmen, project managers and carpenters. We coordinate your entire project, providing professional advice and expertise—from our first conversation, through design, into material selection and throughout the final steps of construction and warranty maintenance.

We are also unique in how our past customers call on us for additional projects or recommend us to friends and neighbors because of our dedication to and reputation for treating people right, building the project right, and standing behind it for years after its completion. We're proud of our extensive experience giving homeowners great value that endures, superior craftsmanship and a process that makes it easy and predictable.



“From our design process to the beautiful end result, our goal is to build heartfelt connections with each other, our clients and our work.” – Mark Peterson


Design build is a project delivery system in which one entity – the design build team – works under a single contract to provide design and construction services. This single-entity approach helps streamline project management, reduces risk and allows for a more collaborative environment.


What our clients are saying

“The quality of workmanship performed by MA Peterson is phenomenal. They are true Craftsmen in all aspects of work including communication, quality and timeliness. We have engaged them twice in the past 17 years and have been very pleased.”Mike & Paige, Edina

“MA Peterson was brilliant in connecting the roof lines and flow, joining old with new, seamlessly. Mark’s understanding of space, light, and scale brought the modern back to our mid-century home. His team knows exactly how to combine ease of living with edgy and interesting design. We love living in it!Michelle, Edina

“I could tell that once they get to the part about how the company was set up, my husband’s ears totally perked up. He really gets into that stuff, I know he thought it was really smart. I got the sense that they had an intellectual interest in any project. They weren’t just searching for the home they could put on the luxury home tour.”Angie & Patrick, Mendota Heights

“Just completed a remodel project with MA Peterson in a high rise condo which makes it all the more difficult. I can’t say enough about the efficiency and professionalism of Jesse and Curt, including the subs they engaged. They were finished ahead of time and under budget. The results are even better than I hoped for. I’m sure they can do big jobs too, but I didn’t expect to find someone who could handle a small, but complex - to me at least - job. 10 stars for this group!Becky, Minneapolis

“MA Peterson created a beautiful owner suite & bathroom for us. We loved that every step of the project was mapped out in advance AND they stayed on schedule and budget. We have a timeless and gorgeous retreat thanks to MA Peterson and will use them again for our next remodel project. They were worth every penny!Susan, Maple Grove

“Their work is superb in quality and construction. They work with you and advise when asked to do so on your specific project. We have used this company twice and recommended them to many who have admired the end result of the work done for us.”Charlie & Emily, Plymouth

“ We just completed our third major remodeling project with MA Peterson-a complete renovation of our upstairs, including a master bedroom with an en suite bathroom, dressing room, guest bathroom, two offices and a guest bedroom. The fact that this is our third project in five years with MA Peterson speaks volumes about how extraordinarily impressed we are with their exceptional work, creative designs and unparalleled service. The work by MA Peterson has dramatically changed our second floor into an inviting and comfortable living space serving multiple purposes. We could not be happier with the end result.Jim & Ellen, Plymouth

“We had confidence in MA Peterson throughout the design and build process. They listened to our needs with a design we really liked. The construction team was relentless in delivering the highest quality end product. They focused on details we wouldn’t have thought of. The final result is a kitchen that inspires a single word from everyone who sees it -- Wow!Steve & Jane, North Oaks

“It’s easy to talk about MA Peterson. Just look up every positive word in the dictionary and it describes the company and its employees. Among the words that come to mind are: professional, helpful, considerate, perfectionist, just to name a few.”Sheldon & Carolyn, Eden Prairie

“Once Mark Peterson has done a project for you- you are spoiled for life. When he did his first job for us, a sunroom, he was just a young pup and we were hooked. He has done multiple projects from gates, screen porch, total kitchen, laundry redo and more. we moved up north after retirement and asked his advise. He put together an up-north crew to build a sunroom facing the lake, and totally remodeled the kitchen and bathroom. His work has outstanding attention to detail, his ability to look at a space and visualize is incredible. Work is always top shelf and his support team makes beautiful spaces come alive.Lowell & Linda, Nisswa

“MA Peterson did a major remodeling job for me, remaking a kitchen/dining room, opening a wall to connect a bedroom converted into a den with the kitchen and remaking a laundry room all to integrate and flow together. I could not have been happier with my team. They were knowledgeable, creative, trustworthy, pleasant, always trying to figure out how to get what you wanted done, problem solving, not problem making. Timetable and budget were met, expectations exceeded. I would hire MA Peterson again without hesitation.Ginny, Edina

“They listened to what we thought we wanted and asked a ton of questions. They have so much experience and incredible insights on options and opportunities that went well beyond what we ever imagined. Mark Peterson was involved and we appreciated his creativity and passion - seems natural for the founder. Equally impressive was the values and alignment of the rest of the team. The MA Peterson team delivered beyond our expectations and we have now used them for three different projects. If you want great work that is delivered on time and on budget with super great people you can trust, then MA Peterson should be on the top of your list to call. We learned about MA Peterson from other happy clients in our neighborhood. We loved every project we say. It was natural to include them in our search for design/remodel firm. We are ecstatic about the choice which is huge in this space. We have plenty of negative experiences, so with MA Peterson we could not be more confident in referring others for their services.”Doug, Edina

I can’t say enough good things about MA Peterson. Professional, creative, quality through and through. Our project was a complete basement. They started on time, were very respectful of our home, excellent communication throughout all phases of the project and did an amazing job. We get so many compliments on our basement. I know we could have tried to do it ourselves or hire a cheaper firm, in the end I am so glad we invested in MA Peterson.Henry & Lisa, Lino Lakes

Recent Awards

2023 Chrysalis Regional Award
Residential Specialty

2023 Chrysalis Regional Award
Historic Renovation Over $300K

2023 NARI CotY National Award
Entire House $750,001 - $1,000,000

2022 Chrysalis Regional Award
Addition Over 250K

2022 Chrysalis Regional Award
Whole House Remodel 400-700K

2022 Chrysalis Regional Award
Whole House Remodel Over 1 Million

2022 NARI CotY Gold MN Award
Entire House $750,001 to $1,000,000

2022 NARI CotY Silver MN Award
Entire House Over $1,000,000

2021 Midwest Home Design Awards
First Place: Contemporary Foyer & Addition Project
Second Place: Contemporary Master Suite & Finished Basement

2021 NARI CotY Silver MN Award
Residential Interior Element $30,000 and Over

2021 Housing First MN Remodeler of Merit Award (ROMA)
Addition $300,000 & Over

2021 Chrysalis Regional Award
Kitchen Over $150k & Addition Over $250k

2020 NARI CotY Gold MN Award
Basement $100,000 - $250,000

2020 Housing First MN Remodeler of Merit Award (ROMA)
Lower Level $125,000 & Over

Minnesota Monthly Best of MN 2020: Readers’ Choice
Best Home Remodeler

2020 Chrysalis National Award
Basement Remodel Over $100k

2020 NARI Regional CotY Award
Residential Interior Over $500k & Basement Over $250k

2019 NARI CotY Gold MN Award
Residential Interior Over $500k & Silver MN Award Basement Over $250k

2019 Chrysalis Regional Award
Residential Interior over $300k & Basement Remodel over $100k

2018 NARI CotY Silver MN Award
Bathroom Over $75k

2018 BATC Remodeler of Merit Award (ROMA)
Addition Over $300k & Bathroom Over $60k

2017 BATC Remodelers of Merit Award (ROMA)
Lower Level

2017 Chrysalis Regional Award
Residential Specialty

2017 Qualified ProRemodeler Design Bronze Award
Finished Basement

2017 NARI CotY Gold MN Award
Residential Addition over $250k & Silver MN Award Residential Interior over $150k

2017 Master Design Gold Award
Residential Interior