Barn Repair/Restoration Contractors

This list identifies contractors, architects and engineers who have expressed an interest in undertaking barn repair/restoration work in Minnesota.

This list is provided for information purposes only.  Inclusion on the list does not constitute an official endorsement of qualifications or past performance. Friends of Minnesota Barns will not recommend specific contractors.  We recommend that anyone hiring a contractor obtain multiple bids and check references before initiating a contractual agreement.

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To be included on the Friends of Minnesota Barns contractor list, you must be a member of the group. The fee for a contractor membership is $50/year. Renewals are due in March. New members that register after October will be renewed for the upcoming year.  Please send a check or pay online. You will not be added to the list until payment is received.  Friends of Minnesota Barns reserves the right to deny any request by a contractor to be added to the list.


Claybaugh Preservation Architecture
Bob Claybaugh, AIA, Claybaugh Preservation Architecture
361 West Government Street
Taylors Falls, MN 55084
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Architect for Stoppel Farmstead in Rochester, Minnesota. Restoration of Olaf Swensson barn, a National-Register listed property in Chippewa County

Thorbeck Architects
Dewey Thorbeck, FAIA,Thorbeck Architects
1409 Willow Street
Minneapolis, MN 55403
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Architect for restoration of historic barns at Anderson Estate, Goodhue County, Minnesota (a National-Register listed property) and at Milton Hershey School, Hershey, Pennsylvania (1860s). He is currently working on two projects that are on the national register, the Andrew Peterson farmstead near Waconia and the Thorstein Veblen National Historic Landmark homestead near Nerstrand, MN

General Contractors

Artisan Restoration
Mark D. Johnson
1101 Terrasol Lane
Kasota, Mn 56050


After restoring a timber frame barn into my own home in 1976 I have been involved with nearly every aspect of barn and log cabin restoration from foundation repair to converting barns intowedding venues and homes. We also buy barns to provide completely restored barn and log cabin packages for those who appreciate the craftsmanship in these structures and wish to preserve a piece of history for themselves.  Professional restoration assessments, conversion planning and free DIY advice.


Antique Woodworks
Kevin Coffel
810 East Main Street
Gaylord, MN 55334
Antique Woodworks Website

While we'd love to save and preserve every barn and granary out there, we understand it is not always practical for any number of reasons. We can create great heirloom tables, mantels, and other furniture from your family's old building. Beautifully designed and hand crafted to your tastes and needs.


1920 Murray Ave
Slayton, MN 56172


Barn Repair Specialists
Barn Restoration Specialist Corp.
Jay Schmidt
15204 300th Street
Onamia, MN 56359
Phone: 320-360-6854

Second-generation, family-owned company. All aspects of barn restoration and repair (log and timber frame construction). Also experienced in stone masonry. Restore complete farm sites including houses, silos, other outbuildings, and windmills. We do barn adaptive reuse to machine shops, houses, and commercial use.. Will also dismantle, move and reassemble farm structures. Contractor for the restoration of the National Register listed Olaf Swensson Barn in Chippewa County MN, the Creamers Dairy Barn in Fairbanks, Alaska, and structural repair work to the Moody Barn in Chisago Lakes, MN.

Will complete projects nationwide.

Consulting services available.

Barsness/Coyour Contstruction
Bill Barsness
212 Joan Lane
Eagle Lake, MN 56024
Phone: 507-237-2920

We are a general contracting outfit. We specialize in Roofing, Concrete, and Carpentry work.

R.G. Johnson Construction

Contact: Ryan Miller
9757 45th St. North
Lake Elmo,  MN   55042

All modalities of timber frame barn and farm house/outbuilding repair and restoration: foundation work, structural repair, metal roofing and siding.

Five state area. Established in 1926.

Restoration work includes structural repair of barn at Veblen Farmstead National Historic Landmark in Rice County.


Rustic Innovations

Curt Richter

21755 Parrish Rd N

PO Box 34

Scandia, MN 55073

Phone: 651-491-6430



Antique timber frames and vintage log buildings for home/commercial reuse.  Barn repair or reclamation barn removal services.  Barn analysis, design, and consulting services available.  Why just buy antiques for a home when your home can be an antique!

Salvage and Materials

Structural Engineers

Timber Framers, Log Builders

Oak Haven

Richard and Monica Jeffries,
Oak Haven 14878 594th Avenue
Mapleton, MN 56065

Salvaged timbers and complete timber frames.

Gerald F. David Woodworking

Gerald David

Telephone: 218-204-0556


GFD Wood Working is a restoration company that helps dedicated individuals preserve & enhance their homes.
With a professional background steeped in tradition Gerald has developed a keen sense and eye for the character of a building and its place.
Having lived in many countries and worked in many cultures Gerald has both the experience and sensitivity that can reinvigorate any building and bring it back to past glory and make it work for modern needs.
Preserving & adapting the built environment and making it viable in a changing world spells conservation on many levels: historically, environmentally and socially. By keeping and adapting our buildings we honor the generations that have made an effort before us and set an example for those to come.
Gerald believes that an inseparable part of working in the trades is the responsibility to educate the next generation. GFD Wood Working is committed to passing on knowledge both ‘on the job’ and in formalized courses.