Dotty Brothers Construction

Brainerd Lakes Area Custom Built Homes
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For over 30 years, your trusted Brainerd lakes area home builders.
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Why Choose Dotty Brothers?

Since 1994, Dotty Brothers reputation has been built by putting our design/build prowess to use building one-of-a-kind, showcase homes on outstanding properties.
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  • "The craftsmen who design and build your home are loyal employees of Dotty Brothers, not an assortment of subcontractors. They are true, specialized artisans who live and work by a simple motto: “Build it as if it’s your own.” As a result, there is no other crew with better teamwork, ethic or attention-to-detail."
  • "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
  • "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!"

  • "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."

  • "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."

  • "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!"

  • "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."

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Fully custom home designs, building designs, and targeted budgeting
Detailed construction documents guide the project throughout the process.
Dotty Brothers will guide you through design aesthetic, material quality, and budgets.
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We’ve been building custom homes in the Brainerd Lakes area for more than 25 years.

We are your trusted
Brainerd lakes area home builders.

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