Tickner Construction, Inc.
3204 43rd Avenue South
Minneapolis MN 55406

I am writing to tell you how much my wife and I are enjoying the two recent remodeling jobs you did for us.  Our first project was to completely update our two 1960's-style bathrooms.  A year later you were our contractor on the full remodel of our outdated kitchen.  Throughout both projects your advice was most helpful, your bid was very competitive, and the projects were completed on time and as bid.  Finally, your craftsmanship was excellent, and we enjoy showing off our newly updated home to all visitors.  We are very pleased with the results. 

After going through these projects, I realize the true value of an experienced contractor (as opposed to a typical do-it-yourselfer like me) is the ability to handle problems as they arise, to offer advice during the planning stage, and to recommend quality vendors for purchasing materials and supplies.  Your suggestions and advice were an important part of the success of the two projects. 

Please feel free to use me as a reference to any of your potential clients.  I'd be happy to share our experience with them, and to show them the quality of your work. 

Don A.
Edina MN



We have known Dana for over 15 years and he has done 2 major construction projects on our 70 year old house. Dana is conscientious, creative, a good listener, and is collaborative in the building process. Due to his years of experience, he has a way of making you look at your ideas so that you can visualize the result. This often prevents you from investing time and money in a less-than-perfect idea. Dana comes in on budget with no surprises; he uses quality materials and pays attention to the details. He’s a true professional in all he does.

We would not hesitate to recommend Dana to anyone who has a remodeling project that needs to be done on time and on budget.

Bobbi and Jim F.
Minneapolis MN

“Dana came highly recommended by a business acquaintance. Unlike other remodelers we had worked with in the past, Dana was available to answer our questions even after the final payment was made. We love our new bathroom. We will not hesitate to use Dana on our next remodeling project and would highly recommend him to our friends and family.”

Mike & Lynn M

Richfield, MN

Dana Tickner and crew turned our big empty unfinished basement from blah to "aaaahhh!" They worked with us on the best design, walled in a laundry and utility room, insulated and finished the walls, updated electrical, installed glass block and egress windows, re-routed heating and cooling, and painted the ceiling.

We LOOOOVE our new basement, and spend tons of time there. Dana was both laid back and professional, and readily available for strategizing and problem-solving (critical when working with an old house with quirks, and sometimes indecisive homeowners). He even had us over to view another basement he had finished in which he had tucked up wires and pipes into the ceiling and then painted everything a rich dark color. We had him do the same for us, and our basement now looks like the warm and inviting wine bars we love in Oregon.

Dana is very friendly, helpful and flexible to our needs. Dana gave me a bid and his bid was the best one among all other bids. His prices are fair and he did the work very professionally. His responsiveness is very good and he was just a phone call away when we had any problems. His approach is very personal in a good way.

Overall A
Price A
Quality A
Responsiveness A
Punctuality A
Professionalism A

Erin K.
ST. LOUIS PARK MN