We are dedicated to giving you our personal attention throughout the design and build process. Remodeling your home is a complicated endeavor, and we have more than 39 combined years of experience in design, construction, and interior design. Take a moment to read through the comments below from our satisfied clients,
and you’ll see that you can’t go wrong working with Sid and Rob!
“Well, it was just a fun project and working with you made it that way. I think that Revolution was a really good fit for my situation. I had heard so many horror stories about remodeling – the mess, the delays, the unexpected costs. None of it ever happened. I was so impressed with your work ethic, talent, honesty and respect for me and for all of your subcontractors. So many of the guys that were here had only the best to say about you both – ‘Sid and Rob are great’, ‘I like working with Sid and Rob’ and the like. These comments were all unsolicited. One thing that impressed me time and again, was that you treated and spoke of your sub-contractors and supplier as equals and with such high regard. That goes a long way.”
-Mary Klauda, Saint Paul
“We love it! Sid and Rob were able to see possibilities that we were not, and gave our kitchen life we did not anticipate. Everyone who comes into the home loves it. Our remodeling project has given the house new life, but what is remarkable is even though our kitchen is brand new, it totally fits with the house. It does not look as if someone plopped a new kitchen into our house, but it looks as if of course that is the way it was supposed to be. Whenever we show someone, they are surprised by many of the design details and say “ what a great idea! I never would have thought of that. That makes sense.” Somehow we have more room and storage (at least more useful storage and much more light and energy in the room.) Rob and Sid were always helpful and very approachable. We never (almost never- except that time I couldn’t find the light switch) felt we were asking silly questions or asking for too much. They always seemed interested in the details and ideas we were interested in. We always felt that the details and results were as important to them as they were to us. They clearly took pride in the work and wanted it to be the best it could be.”
-Lisa and Rich Ziegler, Mendota Heights
“We chose you for your design experience and personality match. However, throughout the project we became aware of the importance – and strength of your construction and process management skills. You excel in these areas, and as a new client of yours I had not valued that as much as I do now. We love our “new old” home. Thank you for all your hard work, dedication and time!”
-Rieke and Craig Hankins, Minneapolis
“We faced two challenges in writing a testimonial for Revolution Design and Build. The first was not being so boastful where we appear insincere, having been bribed or assumed to be family members. The second was presenting a positive attribute not already expounded upon in other testimonials. Simply put, our relationship with Revolution Design and Build has been the most rewarding in our 21 years of home ownership.”
-Jan and Iain Webber, Apple Valley
“Last spring my girlfriend and I decided that an addition/remodel to our home was a better option than moving from our neighborhood we like so much. A Google search for home design and remodeling in the Minnetonka area led us to Revolution Design and Build. From the first time we met Sid and Rob we felt so comfortable with them we knew they would be the guys for this project.
Sid and Rob took care of absolutely everything from the design process all the way thru to the finished product. Rob kept showing us different designs until we knew we had the perfect one. Sid was hands on for every selection we made throughout the entire process. The sub-contractors followed Revolution’s schedule from Day 1 until Day 120.
Now that our project is complete we couldn’t be happier. The addition and remodel are more beautiful than we could have imagined when we started. Sid and Rob were all so great to us throughout the entire project. Going forward, we will always remember them as the team that transformed our home, but we will also consider them friends.”
-Lisa & Jeff, Minnetonka
“For the past couple of years, we’d been visiting homes on the Remodelers Showcase and were particularly impressed by the quality and creativity of projects completed by Revolution Design and Build. We chose them after receiving glowing recommendations from their past clients, and they did not disappoint – we just love our home!”
-Sarah & Miles, Edina
“We had been considering a kitchen remodel for over 10 years. As a part of our process, we visited countless new and remodeled homes and many home “shows”. We were never fully comfortable and confident with the designers, contractors and other vendors we met. In 2010, we finally found that “right” connection with Sid and Rob. Their ideas, creativity, process and likability led us to quickly move ahead with our renovation. Sid and Rob developed several different scenarios and eventually drilled everything down to the perfect solutions for our family's lifestyle. The construction process was efficient and well run. They were on site every day and immediately addressed all of our concerns. As they promised in the beginning, they paid close attention to the budget, timing and details. They nailed all three and delivered a project that matched our expectations exactly. Every day we find ourselves thrilled with the enhancements to our lifestyle that this renovation delivered. We would not hesitate to use Sid and Rob for future renovations.”
-Stacey & Pete Lund, Minneapolis
“We had no idea how great it could be to work with true professionals on all levels. Working with Revolution Design and Build was an eye-opening and incredible experience. While in design they really listened, heard, and cared about how we lived. They were not just remodeling a house; they were improving our home. And improve it they did! Now that we’ve “moved back in,” we find that our home works perfectly for how we live. Every day we comment about how much we love it and it fits US.”
-Rachel Orman & David Jones, Minneapolis
“Thank you for the amazing kitchen. The more I work in it, the better it gets. It’s the most beautiful thing I’ve ever had done to a house. It has transformed the entire first floor. You two are running a smart business and you have such a keen sense of design. I count myself very lucky to have had you work on my house. Thanks again for guiding me through all those details and decisions!”
-Kate P., Saint Paul
Revolution Design and Build did an incredible job on our whole house remodel. When we first met Sid and Rob we were impressed with their organized, thoughtful and thorough approach to the planning phase of the project. It was comforting to know exactly what the finished product would look like before construction ever began. Their design solutions were customized to what our needs were and each space was given the thought it deserved. Before construction started Revolution provided a detailed timeline that helped us know exactly what was happening and when. During construction they partner with people who are incredibly skilled in their individual trades and who take great pride in their work. This craftsmanship and dedication is evident in the finished product. Our project was skillfully managed by Sid, who was extremely responsive and proactive. The whole team pays very close attention to detail and understand the importance of each decision along the way. The honesty and integrity with which Sid runs his company is second to none. His approach and actions make it very obvious that he cares deeply about the customer's experience. Sid expects and delivers a high quality product and will not accept anything less than the best. Sid and Rob are so passionate about what they do and treated our house like it was their own. We have so much respect for who they are as people as well as the great job that they do. Revolution has created and built a smart, strong and beautiful home for our family. We could not have picked better people to be by our side through this adventure!
-Louisa & Zach, Minneapolis
“We just completed a double bathroom reconfiguration/rebuild with Sid Levin and Revolution Design and Build. This was our fourth project designed by Sid, but the first with him in charge and fully responsible with his own company. The fact that we have returned to him time after time speaks to how highly we regard his work. We are thrilled to say that our expectations were fulfilled completely.
This most recent project involved the complete demolition of two 1950’s era bathrooms with the objective of having the space re-allocated to provide a modern and more spacious master bath and a guest bath we would be proud to offer to any visitor. Sid prepared three creative solutions and we ultimately settled on a plan that borrowed features from two of his proposed designs. The result is two rooms that perfectly suit our needs both as to their functionality and our personal design aesthetic.
To anyone considering hiring Sid, we offer the following three reasons to guide you in your decision:
Trust. You will find that you can trust Sid in every aspect of the job.
In other words, you can rest assured that he will:
● Design with your budget in mind, and advise you of any decisions that
might cause the costs to escalate.
● Find the best subcontractors and artisans to execute the design.
● Care for your project and your property as if they were his own.
● Keep you informed of the project’s status.
Creativity. Sid has an incredible creative talent and artistic sense. You will find that he can turn otherwise mundane details into features that improve functionality as well as amuse you every time you enter the space. As an example, we were having trouble selecting cabinet hardware for our master bath. He noticed an unusual handle in a catalog we were flipping through, and created an ingenious solution for mounting the handles that became a signature design highlight for the room.
Work Ethic. Sid works hard to deliver the design and completion of your project on schedule. He expects all of his subcontractors to follow his lead – show up when scheduled and complete their work properly and on-time. And he helps his subs by being on-site any time a critical construction decision is happening.
We recommend Sid Levin and Revolution Design and Build highly. We are happy to talk with any prospective client and to show off all of our Sid Levin creations.”
-Jeff and Sally Shlosberg, Edina
“Personal attention every step of the way - That's the difference that Sid and Rob brought to our project. They got to know our family and designed a kitchen and basement that would let us live and grow in our home, our way. During construction they made sure we, and the folks working on our home, knew what to expect everyday. Everyone working on our home has said what a pleasure it is to work on such an organized, well communicated project. That means not only do we get Sid and Rob, and their personal attention, we get great subcontractors who understand our project and want to do their best.
-Katrina and Hal Heinze, Plymouth
“Revolution Design and Build did an incredible job on our home remodel. Not only did Sid accurately interpret and execute what we wanted out of the project, he did so in a very timely manner. The most amazing thing to me was that Sid put together a day by day schedule of everything that would happen throughout the course of the remodel, and lived up to it to the day! I only wish my own business ran as smoothly!"
-Michele and Tom Mingo, Mendota Heights
“Having never been through anything like this, we were nervous about how this would go. These guys were with us every step of the way, laying out options and offering ideas and solutions. There was tremendous clarity about the budget, the design, the flexibility, and everything we could think of!
Once construction started, we could not have predicted how well it went: everyone showed up on time, finished their work according to plan. When there was a glitch, it was effectively communicated and a solution was found and implemented. There were, however, incredibly few glitches considering how many things COULD go wrong in a process like this! We were most impressed that Sid or Rob, and sometimes both, showed up on the site at least once each day to check workmanship, quality, materials, answer our questions, and generally stay connected.
There is so much to say. We did our due diligence in interviewing prospective builders, but honestly, no one came close to being as forthright, clear, compelling in design, and developing a working relationship with us like Revolution Design did. It’s difficult to refer to them as “Revolution” because our experience was so much more than working with “a company.” We worked with individuals, Sid and Rob, and they are truly masters at what they do. From architecture to artful design, from construction oversight to problem-solving, they were engaged in this project from start to finish.
They incorporated our care and concern for budget and expenses AND our desire for a top quality finished product and kept us in the loop on everything. They went shopping with us, gave us resources for choosing fixtures, offered insights into the building process and environment, and helped us choose all the many details that go into something like this. It would have been completely overwhelming, but they gave us everything we needed. Our 12-year-old son was completely engaged as he became the self-appointed “holder of the Gantt chart” which was the timeline for the project. Here’s what he says: ‘Sid and Rob were on schedule the whole time, they answered all my thousands of questions, and they were really, really nice.’
To summarize, here’s what we say: Sid and Rob totally and completely rock and if we had it to do all over again, they are exactly who we would want to work with. We are delighted, thrilled, giddy-even, over the finished project. What could be better, a great relationship, excellent process, and wonderful results?”
-Lori Richman and Jan Lund, Edina
“We have built or remodeled seven homes during the past 20 years and we have never worked with a designer or builder such as Sid Levin at Revolution Design and Builders. His organization is a breath of fresh air. Our latest project involved a rehabilitation of part of our house as well as certain cosmetic changes. Sid spent many hours meeting with us to plan the project and to commit to a schedule that accommodated our busy lives. Sid was able to offer many innovative and constructive ideas that assisted us in the project and provided us with numerous alternatives for many components of the project.
The project went forward like clockwork and all deadlines were met. Sid made it quite easy for us to initiate changes, and always accompanied these with a smile. The work was completed on schedule without any deficiencies in part because of the quality of the subcontractors that work for Sid and the manner in which they conduct their business. The premises was cleaned every night before the contractors left, and at the end of the job, everything was returned to its former place. Sid and his partner Rob were excellent communicators and listeners, adhered to the schedules, and always made certain that we were being treated professionally and personally.
We unequivocally recommend Sid and his company for your building and design needs.”
-Eloise and Elliot Kaplan, Edina
"You are praiseworthy of our trust as a skillful and innovative guide in the remodeling process. Reputation is a sequence of mutual connections, a trust developed in harmony with one another. To have a reputation that is commendable and valuable, others must acknowledge something in you: that you treat people well and fairly, that you are honest, that you are a reliable worker, and that time after time you are creative and insightful. It is extraordinary to go into the remodeling process with you because you are able to capture our thoughts and dreams, transform them into a viable plan, and carry out the proposal.
Reputation is the full amount of what you stand for, what you can be trusted to do, the evidence of your achievement, how you have been experienced by others, and the esteem you have gained. Our definition of Sid Levin is: Values in action! Our remodeling experience with you has been exceptional at every facet of the process.
-Karen and George Auel, St. Paul
“We remodeled our house 10 years ago and felt that we received fair value but the problems we had were pretty typical of many contractors: delays, finger pointing at and from subcontractors, and a project that took nine months when it was supposed to take a couple of months. However, we had no idea how great it could be to work with a true professional on all levels. Working with Revolution Design and Build was an eye-opening and incredible experience. While in design Sid never imposed his ideas on us as he really listened, heard, and cared about how we lived. He was not just remodeling a house; he was improving our home. And improve it he did!
We spoke personally with Sid every day during construction, usually multiple times a day. He had a schedule on the wall during the entire project that we could follow along, and once he even had to update it, because we were so far AHEAD of schedule! When the opportunities arose, he made suggestions we would never have thought about and took a very green and holistic view to the entire project. Moreover, his subcontractors were delightful: punctual, caring, skilled, and respectful of us and our neighbors. Revolution's combination of vision and attention to detail were exemplary.
Now that we’ve “moved back in,” we find that our home works perfectly for how we live. Every day we comment about how much we love it and it fits US.”
-Steven and Faith Rothberg, Edina