Testimonials

The best way to learn more about a company is to hear from their customers.
We know this is true, we work hard for our customers and want to take all of the stress out of the building process for you. Building a home is exciting, we want to make it a memorable and enjoyable experience.

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Tim and Kim Schnitzer's home, Detroit Lakes MN

Tim and Kim Schnitzer

“This is the fourth house we have built and the first time we have hired a general contractor. Bryan was always honest and concerned that our “wants” were met, as well as staying within our limited budget. Although we had a strict budget to work with Bryan built us a beautiful home with custom touches including custom cabinets, painting, walk in shower, spacious walk in closets and pantry. We were also impressed with his concern for the environment, evidenced in his use of “green technology”.

All of his subcontractors came in on time, did exceptional work, and were pleasant to communicate with.

We very highly recommend Bryan, to you, for a high quality, custom built home, that will be within the budget you give him.”

Tim & Kim Schnitzer, Detroit Lakes Minnesota


Keith & Natalie Fischer

Natalie & I are thrilled with the new home Bryan built for us last summer.
Although I’ve had some experience with new home builds I still had a lot of questions and Bryan was able to provide quick answers along with offering many solutions.
The organizational tools he utilizes really helped us keep track of costs and decision dates before, during, and up to completion.

I can’t overstate how important that was to us, being located over 200 miles away from the project. His primary subcontractors appear to have been with him a long time and are top notch.
They are friendly, professional, and get the work done on time. As the house was being built you could see the quality of the work is exceptional down to the smallest detail.
We are extremely happy with the finished product, and highly recommend anyone considering building a new home, give Bryan strong consideration.
Keith & Natalie, Vergas MN

Keith & Natalie Fischers home, Vergas MN

Front of Tunheim's Residence, Detroit Lakes MN

Pauline Tunheim

Hi my name is Pauline Tunheim, a single mom of two teenage boys, and a longtime resident of Detroit Lakes. This is my story on how I learned about Bryan:
I was in a line at a grocery store and ran into a classmate of mine from high school, as we talked we got into a discussion where I mentioned that “I would love to build a house, but it would have to be affordable,” and he mentioned Bryan! My life changed that day, I may say!

Bryan turned out to be everything I was hoping for in a builder—affordable, talented, a perfectionist and very patient.
Because of Bryan I now have a beautiful home of my own [for me] and my boys. I thank you Bryan with all my heart.
To those who are looking—look no more—Bryan is the ideal builder.
Sincerely, Pauline Tunheim—Detroit Lakes, MN


Bob and Agnes Wolff

“We hired Bryan Schoenberger of Modern Living Concepts to build our new home. We consulted several builders but found Bryan to be the most attentive and helpful. He was prompt and efficient in all stages of the building process.

This was our first new house after 37 years of marriage so we wanted it to be perfect.
We love our new home and are so glad we chose MLC Custom Homes.
We would definitely recommend Bryan to even our closest friends.
Thank you Bryan for a wonderful job.”

Bob & Agnes Wolff—Buchanan Lake, Ottertail Minnesota

Front of Wolff's Residence, Ottertail MN

Front of Bement's home, Detroit Lakes MN

Tom and Sarah Bement

Sarah and I were first time home builders, and as you can imagine had a ton of questions going into the construction process. We could count on Bryan to give us truthful and honest answers, and he was always available to answer our questions. Communication was paramount throughout the project since we had spent over two years designing, and redesigning, our “dream” home, and had a very specific plan.

One of the greatest things about working with Bryan was utilizing his 3D software. Building a truly custom home is both exciting and scary all at the same time. Being able to see the floor plan come to life with 3D imagery was very exciting, and was definitely a stress reliever.

When construction was complete, our home looked EXACTLY how we planned it. Bryan’s attention to the financial details helped us get everything we wanted in our new home, all the while staying within our budget.

Tom and Sarah Bement--Detroit Lakes, MN


Lisa Jasken

“I have had the opportunity to build with Modern Living Concepts custom homes and the experience was fantastic.
We were on a very tight building schedule and despite the fact that it rained the entire first month of the project, he finished the project and [I] moved in 11 weeks later.
The main reason for the quick build was Bryan’s ability to coordinate the project so well. Materials and subcontractors never slowed the build, because of his attention to details and he always looked well enough in advance to keep things moving.

I was especially pleased with how he paid close attention to the manufactures warranties and followed them so to assure the entire house was built to the highest standard. Bryan’s organization and professionalism gave me a lot of confidence throughout the entire project.

The most shocking thing happened, however, AFTER the final check was cut. He showed up to see that everything was working properly and if there was anything he needed to fix!
He was proactive and that is a VERY rare quality in the construction trade.
It solidified the fact that I made the right decision in choosing Modern Living Concepts Custom Homes...”
Lisa Jasken—Timber Creek, Detroit Lakes Minnesota

Front of Jasken--Now Pratt, Residence, Detroit Lakes MN

Front of Sweirs Residence, Detroit Lakes MN

Richard and Agnes Sweirs

We really like our new patio home and yard, no steps up or down. The floor heat is wonderful throughout the house.
Our 4 season sun room is the highlight of our new home, just like going outdoors, but nice and comfy!
The home is very spacious and handicap accessible.

Bryan was very attentive to his building project from planning to the finish in 2 months.
The timing from start to finish worked perfect into our moving plans. We were very happy for that.

Bryan was easy to work with, always very polite and courteous, always thinking about the interests of the home owner.
Thank You Bryan.
Richard and Agnes Swiers—Detroit Lakes, MN


Jason and Holly Selly

We are extremely pleased with our home we built with Modern Living Concepts, we would highly recommend Bryan to anyone in the market for a new home.

The building process was a complete breeze.
We were kept in the loop of progress and our home was completed well before our initial closing date.
The quality of the home to the customer service Bryan provided was "top-notch".
Thank you for building our home.
Jason and Hollie Selly—Frazee, MN

Front of Selly Residence, Frazee MN

Front of Payne Residence, Vergas MN

Bob and Rose Payne

“Bryan built our new home in the summer of 2008. We have been very satisfied with our home and appreciate the fact that he has come back to take care of our concerns and issues even after our warranty time was up.

We have been in our home for two winters now. We have been pleased with the in–floor heating system. It is clean, quiet & an economical way of heating our home! The floors are warm and it keeps our home a consistent heat."
Bob & Rose Payne—Long Lake, Vergas Minnesota