Client Reviews

Jason and his team made an intimidating process fun from start to finish! Jason offered innovative and practical solutions, he demonstrated excellent workmanship, stayed on schedule and budget, and was great at the details. We love our new bathroom! We have recommended him to our friends and definitely plan to use him on our next remodeling project.

~Kim and Brian, Lakeville

Listen to all the horror stories from your friends about home remodeling …then call Jason. We put off a kitchen reno for years. Had some different companies out but never went forward. We got Jasons company as a recommendation and went with him. He was always on time always available totally approachable with even the dumb questions I had or if I was in panic mode about something. He sticks to the timeline which I hear is not always the case. I’m glad we did it I’m glad its done. He wants 100pc satisfaction and that is what you will get. Would highly advise contacting him …(our dog still misses him )

~Jackie, Apple Valley

We were very happy with the work Jason did on our kitchen and bath remodels — so much so that we hired him for another project a few months later. After hearing so many awful contractor stories from friends, my main goal was to find someone who would always be responsive to questions and concerns, and Jason delivered. He kept us informed, cleaned up every day, kept the project on schedule, and was great to work with. I trusted that if anything went wrong, he would fix it. I felt like the subs he worked with were people with whom he had long relationships, so I trusted them as well. He made the process easy for us. I would definitely hire him again.

~Christina, St. Paul

‘Integrity, detailed, quality workmanship, neat, organized, good communicator, good manager, and available’ are a few of the words we would use to describe Jason from J. Carsten Remodeling. From start to finish he was always on time…….with each appointment he made with us, to the overall schedule he planned for our kitchen remodel. Finishing our project on time was a great concern for us as we had heard horror stories from friends about kitchen remodels that lingered on and finished well beyond their due dates. He did not disappoint and finished exactly as planned in one month. Jason was onsite each day and clearly communicated what had been done and what was going to happen next, and also kept our project site neat and clean. If we had questions or concerns he was a phone call, text or e-mail away and returned our calls almost immediately, addressed the issue, and followed through with it. Even with the unexpected issues that come up with a remodel Jason addressed them professionally and made sure that they didn’t effect the quality or timeline of our kitchen remodel. J. Carsten Remodeling came highly recommended to us by a friend and we would also highly recommend them without any reservation, as it was a pleasure to work with Jason. We absolutely love our kitchen and would not change one thing about it!

~ Nancy & Steve, Shoreview

We worked with Jason on a remodel of our master bathroom and had a great experience. We were on a tight budget, and Jason helped us make the most of it and never pressured us to spend more than we were willing to. Jason was always available for any questions/concerns. The bathroom is beautiful, and was completed on time and with as little stress as possible from a big remodel. I would definitely recommend working with Jason.

~Raina & Robert, Eagan

After interviewing 5 contractors, we went with J. Carsten Remodeling. We had a kitchen and two baths remodeled. There are many things we like about working with Jason. He gave us a work schedule with times and dates when the electrician, plumber, and other workers would be here. Everything ran on schedule. The project finished 1 day early. Jason was always available, either in person, by phone or email. His friendly personality was an added plus. He made sure the work was quality and to our satisfaction. We would definitely hire him again.

~ Rita & Pam, Oakdale

We recently completed a long anticipated kitchen and bathroom remodel working with J. Carsten Remodeling and we are ecstatic with the results! Jason delivered a functional and beautiful design that we have now been living in for several months and we love. Jason was a consummate professional, successfully meeting the project’s scheduling, budget and deadlines. Living in a 100+ year old farmhouse, we have worked with various contractors on smaller projects throughout the years. We predicted some delays and offsets due to the extensive nature of this remodel. Working with Jason was another experience entirely. He was onsite and accountable throughout the entire project just as he had reassured us he would be. We highly recommend Jason and the professionals he works with, as our project was delivered with incredible quality and integrity.

~ Carolyn & Karl, Northfield

Jason always made himself available to return a call or text as soon as we reached out to him. His friendliness and professionalism is outstanding! He met all his deadlines and kept us informed of progress every day, (this was huge as we had to move out during the remodel). He brought our ideas to life by carefully sitting down with us and explaining the challenges that may or may not come up during the project. All in all we would recommend J. Carsten to anyone with any project.

~ Bruce & Karen, Eagan

We enjoyed working with Jason and his team on our project. We especially appreciated that their estimate was accurate and that they finished right on schedule. Most importantly, we love our result.

~ Liz & Bob – Northfield

Not only was Jason very professional from the planning stages of our bathroom remodel to the finish, but so were all his subcontractors. A detailed plan was mutually agreed to, put into a calendar, and followed by Jason and his team. If you want a 1st class job done on-time, call Jason!

~ John

We remodeled our master bathroom to make it handicap accessible. Our project was completed on time, on budget and exceeded our expectations. The crew was respectful of our home/family and Jason was frequently on-site checking on progress. Jason also made himself readily available to answer any questions we had.

~ Angi

We completed a kitchen/main floor remodel with J. Carsten Remodeling and we highly recommend their services. We incorporated some unique items and everything was accomplished beautifully. Scheduling was excellent as we knew exactly what was being performed daily, and the entire project was completed sooner than expected.

~ Alex

We hired J. Carsten to remove a wall and open up our kitchen in our 117-year old home. We initially worked with Jason to help us discover options because I didn’t think there was enough space to have an island and walkways on both sides (Our old kitchen was unbelievably tiny). Jason came up with three designs, all of which were awesome. Once we decided to move forward, Jason provided a detailed schedule and our project would be completed in about 5 weeks. Although certain items shifted a day or two throughout, they finished the project on the exact day as planned. J. Carsten’s subcontractors were all professional, courteous, and have excellent craftsmanship. Jason worked with us on our budget and was able to preserve some of our existing cabinets that were only about 15 years old. He and the cabinet maker were able to match the wood and install all new matching doors. Nobody can tell which cabinets are new v. the old! Another impressive feature is the flooring. In an older home, our floors are very uneven. The transition of the new kitchen flooring to the existing wood floors in the dining/living area is seamless. Finally, Jason was just an all around great person to work with on this project. In any renovation, it’s disrupting to the home, family and pets and working with Jason was better than we could’ve imagined. We have two senior giant breed dogs who went on a mini-vacation for the first two weeks of demo and drywalling, but they were home every day for the remaining three weeks. We both work full time so the dogs stayed in our garage (which was also a staging area for certain equipment and materials), so some days there was no avoiding our dogs. Our dogs loved Jason and he or the subcontractors would let them back in the house before they left and some days the dogs would even hang out outside or in the house while Jason was here. I agonized over what to do with our dogs during the renovation since it’s not easy transporting two giant dogs to a doggie daycare every day on the way to work, so it was such a relief that they could stay home. I always heard horror stories of renovations, particularly with delays and unexpected issues. We had none. Our stress was having to finally pick our finishes and once we did, J. Carsten made it happen. Above all, our new kitchen has literally changed our day to day life. Our home is so much more useful and we couldn’t be happier. A few before and after pictures are attached to see the transformation.

~ Jennifer 

We met Jason at the Remodelers Showcase. We were very impressed with his work and invited him to our home to see whether he would be able to remodel our guest bedroom and bath, raise the previous sunken living room, and install hard wood floors in the bedroom, dining room and living room. He provided us with a detailed plan and time estimate. The project was complete in a little over a month. The people with whom he contracted were punctual and professional. We could not be happier with the final results.

~ Carolyn 

We had our kitchen remodel done in the middle of winter. This in itself created some unique issues, but the one thing that never wavered was Jason’s firm commitment to keep us more than satisfied. That he did! We are very pleased with the results which are a combination of his overall designs and our own personal tastes. The project was on time (for the Remodelers Showcase this year) and within budget. We would highly recommend Jason and his whole crew!

~ Ron

High quality! Jason gutted my shower and updated my condo lighting and circuit breaker box. I am extremely pleased with everything. He used high quality products. All the work was done while I was at work and the workers were all trustworthy and treated my home like theirs. Everything was cleaned before they left every day. The work was done on schedule and Jason was very professional and in constant contact with me. I highly recommend J Carsten Remodeling.

~ Marilyn