Testimony

“We’d recommend Dotty Brothers Construction to any cost conscious customer.”

Dotty Brothers Construction was a good fit for us as first time homebuilders. We wanted a company that would help design our retirement home and guide us through the process with the level of involvement that we chose. We especially appreciated the ongoing communication between the project manager and us. His suggestions based on experience and past customer choices was invaluable. We’d recommend Dotty Brothers Construction to any cost conscious customer.

- The Mezzengas , Pequot Lakes

“Oh, we should have …”

Designer Kevin Yeager is a talented visionary who is able to fit an imaginative design into the dictates of the property while meeting the desires of the clients. He manages the internal and external spaces exceptionally well. Anticipating the client’s living needs, he brings forth aspects of design that we had not or could not have thought of. His talent has allowed us to live in our home for more than a year now without once saying, “Oh, we should have …

- D. Mork , Man of Leisure

“I had the right person, someone I could trust.”

In 2008 I decided to build a cabin at Breezy Point. I met with several area builders, but came away with uneasy feelings. Then Dotty Brothers was recommended. I met with John and knew I had the right person, someone I could trust.

- J. Baker , Brooklyn Park, MN

“The staff was unbelievably helpful”

We are so happy with our interaction with the Dotty crew. The staff was unbelievably helpful with recommendations. They stayed on the project and communicated the status throughout the winter.

- The Hwangs

“On time and on budget.”

A major consideration in choosing Dotty Brothers was their reputation for building quality homes on time and on budget. From the design phase through construction, our experience was rewarding and enjoyable. The quality of Dotty Brothers’ craftsmanship, their professionalism, integrity and exceptional service was truly commendable. They lived up to their reputation!

- The Suras

“A testament to our complete satisfaction.”

Working with Dotty Brothers to remodel and expand our existing home was straightforward and easy, which was important since we were still living in the home (with a baby and two preschool-aged children) during the entire construction process. Dotty Brothers did an excellent job making the overall impact on our family as minimal as possible. We have since worked with them on construction of our garage in 2010 and the finishing of our basement in 2011. The fact that we unhesitatingly went back to Dotty Brothers is a testament to our complete satisfaction.

- The Doyles

“Their attention to detail exceeded all the contractors we interviewed.”

Dotty Brothers built our lake home in 2008 and a matching garage in 2011. During both projects they partnered with us long distance from start of the design to the final walk through without a single issue. They understood our budget and provided the best possible ideas and solutions. Their attention to detail exceeded all the contractors we interviewed. The finished product on both projects was well beyond our expectations yet within the parameters of the original bids. We have and will continue to recommend Dotty Brothers as an exceptional builder to all our friends.

- The Bangassers , Coon Rapids, MN

“service after the sale”

While on vacation in Minnesota, my wife Robin came across an advertisement showing a new Dotty Brothers lake home for sale on the Whitefish chain. We viewed the property and the home was beautiful, inside and out! We signed a purchase agreement right away. The purpose of this message is to tell you how much we appreciate our home and your subcontractors and staff. We had only had a few very minor issues after buying the home and your responsible subcontractors were always friendly and responsive to our requests. The “service after the sale” that Dotty Brothers provided has been second to none! So thank you very much from my whole family for making “out of state” property ownership so relaxing and enjoyable!

- Jeff, Robin, Amy and Eric

“I absolutely love the house and am proud of the appearance.”

Dotty Brothers completed construction of my home in July of 2009. I absolutely love the house and am proud of the appearance. Dotty Brother’s approach results in a finished home that shouts quality. The employees were easy to work with and our job superintendent worked hard to address our concerns. Since I moved in, Dotty Brothers has been excellent on taking care of the follow up issues that occur with all new homes. I would recommend Dotty to anyone.

- B. Bertram

“It is simply beautiful.”

We bought a house with the initial idea of finishing some outside work, building a detached garage and adding a screen porch. We learned from trusted sources of John Dotty’s reputation before we contacted him. As we progressed, Dotty Brothers and their designer Kevin Yeager proposed concepts for a new kitchen, bathrooms, stairs, interior design and other recommendations that all added a completely new dimension. We live on the East Coast and depended heavily on our project manager Ryan Bengtson to oversee the work and communicate progress. He and Dotty Brothers did not disappoint us. They stayed in touch on a frequent basis, kept us informed of the schedule, suggested improvements, solved problems and sent us pictures so we could appreciate the results. We were so impressed with how Dotty Brothers’ craftsmanship, design and service completely and beautifully transformed our home. Every time we enter it, we remain in awe at the transformation. It is simply beautiful.

- The Franks

“Dotty Brothers made it all easy.”

Building was a new experience for us and we were apprehensive about the process. Dotty Brothers made it all easy. John and his staff helped bring our plans and thoughts together with service before and after the sale that went above and beyond. Top notch people, using the best materials, and attention to detail makes our 2001 home look like it was just finished.

- The Brodils

“Our new house is beautiful”

We built our first home with Dotty Brothers 16 years ago. The workmanship was first class and the project was done on time. We lived in California at the time, but even without being involved in the construction process, Dotty captured the ambiance and detail we wanted. After retiring in 2009, we decided to remodel this same home and upgrade to new features. We remodeled most of the original structure and added a large master suite, new kitchen, woodwork, log beamed ceilings, a beautiful four-season sun room and a large entry way with extensive storage spaces. We also re-landscaped with huge boulder walls and a stairless patio for the entryway. Our new house is beautiful, and Dotty completed everything on time and under budget!

- The Butzers

“If I had it to do again, I wouldn’t think twice.”

I came across John Dotty through a friend. Being a local guy, you get a “sense” of who someone is, and I was immediately comfortable with Dotty Brothers. John drove me around himself and I must admit, not much truly impresses me. But after going to three different Dotty homes, I decided they were my builders. I have never felt so safe in a home. The wind was just blowing 40-50 mph today off the lake and the house didn’t creak once. Unreal, considering the front of the home is 40 feet sheer to the peak of the roof. If I had it to do again, I wouldn’t think twice.

- Clark

“could not have gone more smoothly”

When we decided to buy a lake home in Minnesota, our realtor showed us a number of available houses. But none of them offered the privacy we sought. At that point we hadn’t considered building, until our realtor showed us some desirable lakeshore property. Then we thought about one of the homes we had seen and loved, built by John Dotty. So we changed directions, purchased the property, and started working with John. He had amazing vision for development of the home site, along with the talent to design a home that met all of our requirements and dreams. Living nine hours away gave us limited access to monitoring the project, but the entire process could not have gone more smoothly. John and his staff were all wonderful to work with and we couldn’t be happier with how everything turned out.

- The Youngs

“this was by far our best experience”

We have had three houses built in our lifetime and this was by far our best experience.

- The Hewitts , Breezy Point

“I recommend them to everyone.”

We are extremely pleased with our lake home built by John Dotty and his team. They were very professional, accessible and organized throughout the building process, with excellent communication skills. Dotty’s subcontractors were easy to work with and provided quality work. Importantly, Dotty Brothers’ professionalism and accessibility continued long after the construction was complete. I recommend them to everyone. In fact, John and his team have done jobs for my friends and family since our project, and they’ve had the same positive experience.

- The Amdahls