Client Testimonials

"As a couple of rookies to the build out process, we needed a lot of hand-holding from start to finish, and someone we could trust. And, as with most small businesses, we had a tight budget and quick timeline. Looking back, KALCON exceeded all of our expectations. They provided timely, thoughtful, and honest guidance throughout the entire process, met our demanding deadline, and cut costs wherever we could without compromising our vision. We look forward to working with David, Steven, and the whole KALCON team on our next project!"

           - Amir Berenjian, Owner of REM5 VR Lab, St. Louis Park, MN


"The KALCON team did a great job. I believe Brian and Jeff went beyond any and all expectations. We were in constant  communication as this project took shape. Even with a few surprises due to a 100 year old building and numerous inspections, the job was completed on time.  So far I have received many compliments from the building association, other alumni, students, the house directer and the chef. A number of times I saw both Brian and Jeff pitching in to get tasks finished or touched up. Both are a true asset to your company.  Glad we chose your company as the general contractor."

          - Jim McKinney, Alumni of Sigma Chi Fraternity, Minneapolis, MN 


"KALCON has gone above and beyond for this project. They are responsive, proactive, and communicate effectively, which has led to our project getting done on time and on budget. We will use them again for our next location."   

          - Andrew Valen, Owner of First Draft Taproom & Kitchen, Minneapolis, MN


"Brian at KALCON is amazing! We are thinking about buying another building just to work with him again. "

           - Jean Hutar, Co-CEO of Dots Gray and Butcher Salt, Minneapolis, MN


"This was our first experience with commercial construction and there are not enough words to describe how happy we are that we decided to partner with KALCON. David and his team walked us through the entire process, had an open book policy, and finished the project on time despite a few setbacks caused by us. Their experience in building breweries was invaluable to us and made all the difference when it came to all the licensing and inspections. The entire team is knowledgeable, professional an dare your biggest cheerleader throughout the entire process. They go the extra mile to ensure that your project is the best it can be without even asking. We especially want to thank Mark, our project manager, who made the whole process as easy as possible. We plan on using KALCON in the future when we expand."

          - Jennifer Campbell, Owner of Blue Wolf Brewery, Brooklyn Park, MN


"Working with KALCON to build my dream brew pub was a very enjoyable experience.  From the day we met, until we were open for business I knew I could trust and count on KALCON to get the job done.  They had many good sub contractors that they dealt with on a regular basis and knew how to get them to prioritize our project.  We had a complete overhaul of a large existing building, and they got it done in just 4 months.   Justin  was especially good at his job coordinating the myriad of different subcontractors, and when he couldn't find a sub to do it in the right time frame and for the right price, he went ahead and did it himself.  Bottom line is KALCON did a great job and they did it on a short timeline.  They hit the expected completion date, were within budget, and the place looks amazing.  I would highly recommend them to anyone looking to rehab or build new."

          - Brennan Greene, Brewmaster/Owner of  Birch's on the Lake, Long Lake, MN, and Birch's Lowertown, St. Paul, MN


"KALCON was everything you expect and deserve in a general contractor. We had a complex remodel which included a total redesign of our facility, installation of a commercial kitchen, a lift, dining and office space. From the planning to the demolition and rebuild, through the day we received our new keys, KALCON walked beside us to ensure that our dream facility was realized."

          - Vicky Couillard, Executive Director of Vail Place, Hopkins, MN


"We knew that the task at hand was monumental. We knew that every hand on deck was critical. The KALCON team jumped right in and proved that our confidence was well placed. Your team definitely succeeded in providing a fantastic new Club House, Bar, and Restaurant that we are definitely proud of. Your ability to calmly navigate the myriad code requirements, to deftly "nudge" the subcontractors along, to assist us with value added propositions all added to our total satisfaction with our professional construction management services."

          - Randy Travalia, Owner of Minnesota Horse and Hunt Club, Prior Lake, MN


"We really enjoyed working with KALCON when building our new Hola Arepa restaurant. They were honest and great to work with. They were willing to work on our limited budget, and gave us advice when we had questions. They worked hard to meet deadlines and stay within the time frame of our project. Whenever there were any issues, setbacks, or problems, they worked quickly to resolve them. Working on a build-out can be stressful, but KALCON makes it easier by being positive, dependable and trustworthy. They were great people to work with, and we hope to use them again when we have more projects in the future.

           - Christina and Birk Grudem, Owners of Hola Arepa and Hai Hai, Minneapolis, MN


"The build-out of our space in Downtown Saint Paul was my first experience with commercial construction. I found that working with KALCON was a great and enjoyable experience, which is hard to say when faced with the issues of construction. I selected KALCON after reviewing multiple bids, and chose them for their honest open book policy, aggressive pricing that was within our desired budget, their willingness to offer alternate design options to save money, and their team-oriented approach. They were up front and honest about the process and ensured  that I understood the progress of the construction at each weekly meeting. This helped us work together as a team on design issues to stay within budget. The open book process was a refreshing way to do business, allowing me to see where the money was going while understanding the multiple bids that were coming in on various items. I will definitely be choosing KALCON for Tin Whiskers' next brewery sometime in the future."

          - Jeff Moriarty, President of Tin Whiskers Brewing Co., St. Paul, MN