Our AMEK design team is thoughtful about your personal style and budget along with functional space needs and aesthetics. We listen to how you live and interact with your home. We turn frustrations into beautiful solutions allowing you to fully enjoy your home – we call this our LifeDesign™ process.

AMEK has been honored locally and nationally with numerous NARI CotY™ (Contractor of the Year) awards and BATC Remodeler of Merit Awards (ROMA) by our peers for excellence on a range of interior and exterior projects. Even more rewarding is to continue honoring our core values of integrity, responsibility, quality, and relationships that we started with over 20 years ago as brothers climbing ladders and swinging hammers. We measure our success more by doing what we say we are going to do – it’s just that simple.

The Schmidt Family

The business of remodeling and building homes to make homeowners’ dreams come true is considered a calling for the Schmidt family. Founded by brothers Matt and Andrew in 1996, AMEK started as a roofing company. Soon brother Paul and father Mark would climb aboard to help grow the business into the award-winning Twin Cities remodeling company it’s now known for today.

AMEK core values – integrity, quality, responsibility and relationships – apply equally to the Schmidt family as well as to the entire AMEK company team. We continue to add high-caliber team members to design and build remodeling projects that are both intentional and impressive. While Mark’s role as field manager is the core of what he does, he occasionally takes the older Schmidt grandchildren out to jobsites to do some cleaning and organization. Perhaps some of the grandchildren will be part of the AMEK team some day!

Our focus is to help people build better lives by increasing the enjoyment of their homes. We value the trust our clients have with AMEK to work on their homes to make them spaces to relax and recharge as well as share with family and friends. Seeking craftsmanship and attention to detail, our clients regularly refer us to their friends or decide to do another project with us.  Our AMEK LifeDesign™ process is entrenched in every AMEK project – whether it’s an exterior renovation, remodel, construction defect remediation, or the design and build of a new custom home.

The Schmidt family continues to be inspired by its clients and grateful for the opportunity to discover creative solutions that come with each project as the talented team of architects, engineers and designers collaborate. If your family is ready to dream, our family is ready to listen.

Our Design and Build Team

  • Andrew Schmidt

    CEO/Owner

  • Matt Schmidt

    VP of Sales/Owner

  • Paul Schmidt

    VP of Sales / Owner

  • Sara English

    Designer

  • Peter Thorpe

    Director of Operations & Integrator

  • Lacey Ahlbrecht

    Designer

Associations

  • Lead-Safe Certified

    We are an EPA-certified Lead Safe Renovator, meaning we trained and certified in using lead-safe practices when working on job sites in which lead-based paint is disturbed.

  • Better Business Bureau

    We are registered members of the Better Business Bureau which means we are committed to making a good faith effort to resolve any consumer complaints. BBB Accredited Businesses pay a fee for accreditation review/monitoring and for support of BBB services to the public.

  • Minnesota Multi Housing Association

    Members of MHA serves owners, boards and management companies for multi-family units which can be rental or owner-occupied homes. Members agree to a code of ethics, participate in informational training, and have access to services and products relating to the development and maintenance of their buildings.

  • Builders Association of the Twin Cities

    BATC members subscribe to a defined code of ethics and conform to the Minimum Performance Standards for construction and business practices. All builder and remodeler members are licensed through the state of Minnesota and must comply with the rules, regulations, and continuing education requirements set by state statute.

  • National Association of the Remodeling Industry (NARI)

    The only national association dedicated solely to the remodeling industry. NARI brings together leading trade professionals from all over the country and promotes ethical and sound business practices for the benefit of American homeowner and industry.

Our Awards

  • 2019

    • CHRYSALIS AWARD

      Regional Winner - Residential Insurance Restoration

  • 2018

    • BATC Housing First MN ROMA AWARD

      Total House $400,000 to $800,000

    • BATC Housing First MN ROMA AWARD

      Kitchen $65,000 to $115,000

    • GOLD DESIGN AWARD

      Residential Interior Over $100,000

    • GOLD DESIGN AWARD

      Whole House between $300,000 and $750,000

  • 2017

    • Torch Award for Ethics Finalist

      Better Business Bureau

    • NARI MN Coty Award

      Silver - Residential Interior

    • Best of Houzz

      Design

  • 2016

    • NARI MN CotY Award

      Entire House between $250,000 and $750,000

    • National CotY Award

      Residential Exterior between $100,000 and $200,000

    • Regional CotY Award

      Residential Exterior between $100,000 and $200,000

    • BATC ROMA Award

      Special - Exterior Renovation

    • Gold Design Award

      Exterior Renovation - Professional Remodeler

    • Best of Houzz

      Design

  • 2015

    • NARI MN CotY Award

      Residential Exterior between $100,000 and $200,000

    • National CotY Award

      Basements over $100,000

    • Regional CotY Award

      Basements over $100,000

    • BATC ROMA Award

      Lower Level over $125,000

    • Gold Design Award

      Finished Basement - Professional Remodeler

  • 2014

    • Regional CotY Award

      Residential Additions over $250,000

    • NARI MN CotY Award

      Residential Interior over $150,000 - Silver

  • 2013

    • NARI MN CotY Award

      Entire House $250,001-$500,000 Silver

    • NARI MN CotY Award

      Residential Exterior Speciality - Silver

    • NARI MN CotY Award

      Residential Addition over $250,000 - Silver

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