4829 Hamilton Lane
Minnetonka, MN 55345
"We are very pleased we engaged KALCON, LLC to manage the construction of our new brewery. We quickly came to understand that KALCON is a uniquely different company in the general contracting world. Our project required several “design/build” elements and KALCON’s “open book” bidding enabled us to partner with them to make the right choices on subcontractors. While cost is always a dominating driver in the any decision, we also realize reliability is equally important. While KALCON was very accommodating of subcontractors we preferred, they also leveraged their network of subcontractors who were equally reliable and cost effective. Every construction project, regardless of size, inherently faces issues that require focused and collaborative problem solving. This is precisely where KALCON and their team shine. KALCON’s Site Supervisor, Project Manager, and President were completely engaged in working through multiple complexities within our project. I always felt I had an experienced partner navigating and resolving any issues that arose. With over $2 Billion in new construction projects popping up around the Vikings stadium, the sheer size of construction activity led to higher than expected bids. Instead of throwing up their hands and saying “this is what it costs now in today’s environment”; the KALCON team rolled up their sleeves, and leveraged their strong relationships with subcontractors to help us redesign our project to meet the new cost realities while keeping true to our original design. In multiple ways, their suggestions were incorporated in a plan that was better than the original."
-Jim Moore, Owner of Utepils Brewing Co., Minneapolis, MN.
"My experience with KALCON as my general contractor was excellent. I found them to be totally open and honest. Just as importantly, they showed that they are very flexible by being able to make changes on the fly in a very painless manner. At all times I felt like KALCON had my best interests at heart instead of doing whatever the subcontractors said. There were set backs and challenges for sure, but together we got through them and, in almost every case it was a solution to my advantage. I would highly recommend them as a general contractor for jobs like mine."
-Steve Long, Owner of 3rd Act Brewery, Woodbury, MN.
“KALCON Commercial Construction has been nothing but a delight to work with. Brian, Project Manager for Cafe Thyme, was extremely professional and took great pride in getting every detail perfect. Everyone on the project was courteous and helpful. We wouldn’t hesitate to hire KALCON again.”
-Jessica Pettingill, Owner of Cafe Thyme, Chanhassen, MN.
"There are so many things I could say about my experience with KALCON and how they acted as much more than contractors. For this to be my first ever restaurant design and construction project, I can say that I am beyond pleased. All of the KALCON crew was hands on and never missed a beat. Even when things were delayed on my end, they reassured me and completed the project to my expectations and beyond. I would definitely use them again and would refer them to anyone, both veteran builders and novice. I know I was in good hands for this project."
-Teona Washington, Owner of Cajun Twist, Golden Valley, MN.
"KALCON played a pivotal role in the Keg and Case project as a whole. During the pre-development phase, David worked closely with both me and the team, helped identify prospective occupants, and lent his expertise in all construction related matters. KALCON chose to embark on a very complex construction project with Keg and Case. They navigated the historic process, complete remediation, and compliance with both city building codes and vendor outreach, as well as compliance with our union project labor agreement. This was no small task, and Keg and Case is itself the best testimonial to efficacy their efforts. Thank you to the KALCON team of Jeff, Justin, Dennis, Jill and David for all you did to help realize our vision."
-Craig Cohen, Owner of Keg and Case Market, St. Paul, MN.
"The KALCON team did a great job building out the Apple Spice commercial kitchen! It looks great, came in on the early end of the time-frame we discussed, and everything is working well! I chose KALCON because they had a lot of experience building out commercial kitchens in this area. KALCON's experience, relationships, and knowledge of the local codes made the process go very smooth. I also appreciate the fact that once we got the quote from KALCON the only pricing changes, usually initiated by us, were discussed openly and agreed upon in writing so there were no surprises in the end. Having built out a few commercial spaces over the years, I can tell you that this alone is pretty rare. It was a great experience and I am looking forward to working with you again in the future."
-Mike Welch, Owner of Minneapolis/St. Paul Apple Spice Box Lunch Delivery & Catering Co.
"We get so many positive comments about how beautiful the building is. It's been--and continues to be--a real gift to have KALCON as part of the Loppet team!"
-Marin Byrne, The Loppet Foundation, Golden Valley, MN.
"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
"I've been pleased with the recent KALCON project's I've been a part of, and would like to continue to work on as many future KALCON projects as possible. With how crazy-busy everybody has been lately, including myself, it is nice to work on projects with job sites that are as well-run as a KALCON site, not to mention the great team of project managers and job superintendents you have. These days, construction seems to be as busy and chaotic as I have ever seen it, and your team far exceeds expectations in regards to organizing crews and being extremely respectful to the subcontractors."
- Jeremy Finneman, Owner, Finneman Drywall, Coon Rapids, 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