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.

If you would like to add a contractor’s name to the list, please contact us with your information.


Claybaugh Preservation Architecture
Bob Claybaugh, AIA, Claybaugh Preservation Architecture
361 West Government Street
Taylors Falls, MN 55084
email Claybaugh Preservation Architecture

Architect for Stoppel Farmstead in Rochester, Minnesota. Restoration of Olaf Swensson barn, a National-Register listed property in Chippewa County

SMSQ Architects
Steve Edwins, AIA, SMSQ Architects
205 South Water Street
Northfield, MN 55057
507- 645-4461

Architect for restoration of barn at Veblen Farmstead National Historic Landmark in Rice County.

Thorbeck Architects
Dewey Thorbeck, FAIA,Thorbeck Architects
1409 Willow Street
Minneapolis, MN 55403
Email Dewey Thorbeck

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

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.
Here's some pictures of table that we recently created with a customer's wood...
Shared Photos

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.

Diversified Roofing Company
Bill Anderson, Diversified Roofing Company
23555 Variolite Street N.W.
Elk River, MN 55330
email Diversified Roofing Company

Barn roofs, general carpentry, new construction, general contracting and subcontracting.

Geographic preference: Minnesota within 100 miles of the Twin Cities; Western Wisconsin.

Faber Building and Supplies
Tony Faber, Faber Building and Supplies
500 Central Avenue South
Watkins, MN 55389

Straightening, structural repair, siding, roofs, window, doors. Subcontract foundation work.

Prefer projects within a 50-mile radius of Watkins.

James Robinson

I have been doing restoration and repair, tuck pointing, on many old barns for the past several years. I specialize in foundation repair, replacing stone and tuck pointing. Located just across the Mississippi River in Pepin, WI. The majority of barns I have done are close to the river area, but I have been as far as Iowa, west of Minneapolis and north of Eau Claire. My website has a page specifically devoted to barn restoration with pictures of past projects.

Neil Miller Roofing
N7484 Albany C.
Mondovi, Wisconsin 54755
(715) 672-8526

Quality Amish Craftmanship. Agriculture and residential. Sprayed Polyurethane Foam (SPF) and Metal Roofing. No job too big or too small - call for estimate or questions.

Serving Wisconsin, Eastern Minnesota.

P.R. Johnson Construction
Pete Johnson, P.R. Johnson Construction
P.O. Box 798, St.
Bonifacius, MN 55375

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.

Telenko Barn Restoration

Jim Telenko, aka The Barnman
Barnum, MN
Phone 320-224-5100
email the barn man of barnum

Walker Custom Siding
Round Lake, MN
Walker Custom Siding

Barn straightening, steel barn roofing and siding

Woodford Brothers, Inc.
Mike Woodford, Woodford Brothers, Inc.
P.O. Box 108
Apulia Station, NY 13020
Woodford Brothers Website
email Woodford Brothers, Inc

Foundation work, straightening, structural repair. Experience with repair/restoration of both historic and non-historic agricultural buildings. Established 1965, operate several crews.

Complete 300 jobs per year in Minnesota, Midwestern, Northeastern states.

Work includes repair of National Register-listed Dammon Round Barn, Goodhue County.

Salvage and Materials

Duluth Timber Company, Inc

P.O. Box 16717
Duluth, MN 55816
Duluth Timber Company Website 
email Duluth Timber Company

Recycled timbers

Structural Engineers

LS Engineers
Gene Dwyer, PE, LS Engineers
200 South Main
Le Sueur, MN 56058

Structural consultants on several National Register-listed buildings in Minnesota, including Olaf Swensson Barn in Chippewa County.

Timber Framers, Log Builders

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

Experienced in all phases of barn restoration and repair including timber frame, log, and round roof barns. Specialized experience in barn sales, relocation, and conversion for residential or commercial usage.

Big Wood Timber Frames
Dave Le Page, Mike Niklaus, Big Wood Timber Frames
447 East Seventh Street
St. Paul, MN 55101
email Big Wood Timber Framers

Cabin and Timber
835 East Pattison Street
Ely, MN 55731
Cabin and Timber Website

Fabricate, salvage, sell log and timber frame structures. Established 1996.

Oak Haven

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

Salvaged timbers and complete timber frames.

Rustic Innovations
Curt Richter, Rustic Innovations
PO Box 34
Scandia, MN 55073
Phone: (651) 491-6430 
Rustic Innovations Website
Send an email to Rustic Innovations

ANTIQUE TIMBERFRAMES for home/commercial conversions and outbuilding reuse. Design and consulting services are available, barn analysis and repair. Why just buy antiques for a home when your home can be an antique?