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Local businesses make the FM community more beautiful, one project at a time

These builders and suppliers offer products and services for new construction or remodeling projects

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Hawthorne Custom Homes is one of the businesses featured in this supplier spotlight in Impact.
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With the amount of new construction as well as remodeling in the Fargo-Moorhead area, homeowners may find themselves at a loss for where to start when building a house or updating their current home. Here are a few builders and suppliers in the area you might want to know about.

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Readers named All Terrain Grounds Maintenance 'Best Yard Improvement Company' in the Best of the Red River Valley 2021 competition.
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All Terrain Grounds Maintenance

Opened: 1999

Address: 4663 13th Ave. N., Fargo

Description of business: We are a team of certified and trained lawn care maintenance professionals that are able to take care of your home and commercial property. From fertilizing programs for your lawn to sprinkler system maintenance to structural pruning of trees and shrubs to weekly mowing. We know exactly what to do and how to do it. Every decision we make supports our four core values, to always be real with customers and employees, to deliver an amazing customer experience, to serve our team, and to give back to our community.

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What do you enjoy most about being in business in Fargo-Moorhead? “We enjoy the people we’ve been able to connect with and create relationships with. Fargo-Moorhead has always been home so it’s been awesome not just to see how much it’s grown and to be a part of that growth too,” said marketing manager Esther Saavedra.

What All Terrain offers residents in the FM area: All Terrain annually gives back 3% of our revenue to organizations throughout the area through our Spray it Forward program, where our customers are able to nominate a family member, a friend or someone they know who is in need or going through hard times for services free of charge. As well as through our employee give back program, where each full-time employee selects a nonprofit of their choosing each year.

Specialized business offering: Our best service is our weed control and fertilizer programs. Because we’re locally owned and have strong relationships with academic institutions and excellent product vendors, we’re able to constantly adjust our formulas based on current conditions in our local area. We are not being told by some national corporation what to use. We can fine tune our formulas each day if needed to ensure our customers are getting exactly what they need to keep their lawn looking great and weed-free. Our products and programs are so effective, that many other professional companies in our area outsource their treatment programs to us. We have some great partnerships in place so a lot of folks in our local area get taken care of correctly.

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Design Direction offers a range of home design services through its showroom at 3211 Fiechtner Drive in south Fargo.
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Design Direction

Opened: November 2005,

Address: 3211 Fiechtner Drive Suite 1, Fargo

Description of business: At Design Direction, we start with a creative session getting to know you, your vision, and requirements before planning your project. It’s important to us that your home or office area reflects your personality and compliments your lifestyle. Every client is unique, and we embrace that. Our background in working with contractors, builders, and architects allows us to work alongside the other professionals during the building process. This ensures your project will be completed efficiently. Along with design services, we provide products for floor coverings, area rugs, custom upholstered furniture, window coverings and much more. Our space planning, room layout, and finish selection services integrate all the design elements needed for your project.

What do you enjoy most about being in business in Fargo-Moorhead? “Whether it’s working with our trade partners or our involvement in business organizations, we have appreciated the helpful and supportive attitudes of others willing to share ideas. Ideas both on what has helped them succeed and what didn’t work that became a learning opportunity. However, the best part is wonderful clients along with the friendships gained! As our community grows, the building industry both residential and commercial are always changing,” said owner Sylvia Lunski.

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What Design Direction offers residents in the FM area: Design Direction offers our clients many aspects of design solutions for your home or office while working with our skilled and creative design team. On a new build or remodel we are often involved early in the blueprint and overall project development stage. Often clients will bring us a few ideas or pictures of rooms that appeal to them, and we collaborate on how they can be incorporated into their plans. That’s when we dive in and guide them through all the decision making. We believe that small refresh projects are as important as full-scale remodels and new construction

Specialized business offering: It is hard to pinpoint one specialized service, since we offer such a wide range of services. I’ll pick window coverings since they are the finishing touch to every room. They can be as simple as inconspicuous shades to control the light and privacy of a room, to fabric draperies and shutters. Fabric draperies and side panels have made a strong resurrection. You would be amazed at how many wonderful patterns, colors, textures, decorative trims, and rods there are to choose from. Window coverings can really compliment the personality of a room.

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The master bedroom of a model home made by Hawthorne Custom Homes is pictured on Friday, July 8, 2022, at 7894 Firefly Lane in Horace.
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Hawthorne Custom Homes

Opened: 2017

Address: 6134 Marigold Loop S., Fargo

Description of business: We are a custom home builder specializing in new construction. As a locally owned and operated business, our goal is to create a smooth process when building your dream home. From designing a floor plan to choosing interior finishes to the final walkthrough, our dedicated team will work alongside you to bring your ideas to life. At Hawthorne Custom Homes, we pride ourselves on delivering high quality homes with a streamlined experience, said Brock Goossens, owner and construction operations director.

What do you enjoy most about being in business in Fargo-Moorhead? “We really enjoy how unique the Fargo community is and what that brings to the design table when creating custom houses for families to call home. Each project tends to really take on the character of each specific client the more we dive into design details, and our team does a really great job of making sure that follows through to every aspect of the build process. Fargo is a true family community, and we love being a part of helping it grow,” Goossens said.

What Hawthorne offers residents in the FM area: Land acquisition, drafting services, design, and residential contracting.

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Specialized business offering: “Our speciality is new home construction,” Goossens commented.

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The Hebron Brick Supply outdoor showroom is filled with samples.
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Hebron Brick

Opened: The brick plant opened in 1904 and is the oldest manufacturing company in North Dakota. The Fargo office opened in the 1950s.

Address: Interstate 94 and Sheyenne Street

Description of business: We supply both residential and commercial building materials for the upper Midwest. We supply aesthetically pleasing building materials for all things on, in and around a home or business. This includes brick and stone veneer, fireplaces and fireplace installation, and landscaping materials and landscaping installation.

What do you enjoy most about being in business in Fargo-Moorhead? “It is always fun to see projects completed with material that we help an architectural firm, design team or homeowner select,” said Justin Anderson, vice president of sales. “Then to be able to have these same projects become part of the community for years to come is very satisfying.”

What Hebron offers residents in the FM area: A full selection center for masonry, fireplace, and landscape materials as well as fireplace, firepit, and landscaping installation services.

Specialized business offering: “We are specialized in several areas, but overall, our sales team's product knowledge and years of experience gives them the ability to assist any customer with whatever their project may require,” Anderson said.

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Check out new styles and trends at the Imperial Flooring showroom in West Fargo.
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Imperial Flooring

Opened: 2013 (2002 in Bismarck)

Address: 3306 Sheyenne St. #214, West Fargo

Description of business: “Imperial Flooring is a locally owned flooring retailer providing finishes, installation and so much more,” owner Aaron Johnson said.

What do you enjoy most about being in business in Fargo-Moorhead? “My favorite thing about doing business in the Fargo-Moorhead area is working with the people. I’ve dealt with customers in a sales capacity all over the country and the people from this area have been, by far, the greatest I’ve worked with. Our area’s continued growth is bringing about a freshness in design diversity that is breaking away from the traditional Midwest norms that many of us grew up with. From born and raised local families to new transplants, it’s awesome to work with people that are wanting and willing to have fun with the design process,” Johnson said.

What Imperial Flooring offers residents in the FM area: “We offer product and installation for all the standard laminate, waterproof, hardwood, carpet and tile options. But we also offer custom showers, backsplashes, window treatments, custom closets, garage storage, kitchen cabinets, countertops and more. If we don’t have what our customers are looking for, I always enjoy taking on the challenge of bringing new products into our store. We offer free next day estimating services to begin your project and we’ve modeled our showroom to be comfortable and not overwhelming. Trying to select one flooring you like from 15 samples is hard enough, trying to select ‘the one’ from 1,000 samples makes it that much harder. We carefully curate and pare down our samples to make that selection process as easy as possible,” Johnson remarked.

Specialized business offering: “The design industry in the F-M area is very competitive. Each store has access to the same products for the most part. Each store has great installers that work out of them. Imperial is no exception. Our installers are among the best in the area and have been with us since we’ve opened. The one thing I’d say that really sets us apart is our customer care. We know everyone’s schedules are crazy so if our customers can’t make it in during business hours, we will take appointments with them whenever they can. As a smaller store we are able to pay our customers the attention they deserve from start to finish. It starts with a prompt estimate and continues through and even after project completion,” Johnson commented.

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Krueger Construction is a family owned and operated design and build firm.
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Krueger Construction

Opened: 1989 in Fargo-Moorhead (1984 in Minot)

Address: 1133A Harwood Drive S., Fargo

Description of business: Krueger Construction is a family owned and operated design and build firm with nearly four decades of experience in building quality, custom homes in North Dakota and Minnesota. Known for smart floor plan development paired with elevated design, efficient processes and transparent pricing, the Krueger team understands their role as a home builder in protecting the investment of and creating ‘home’ for their customers. Built by generations, for generations.

What do you enjoy most about being in business in Fargo-Moorhead? “We love this community and are so grateful to be a part of its growth since the late 1980s,” said Kimberly Krueger Tehan, marketing and business development director. “While we appreciate good design and quality craftsmanship as we help to build out our community, without question it's the people that we work with and work for that make living and working here worth it!”

What Krueger offers residents in the FM area: In-house drafting and dedicated design specialists specializing in single family custom homes.

Specialized business offering: “We specialize in single family custom homes with a great attention to quality craftsmanship, detailed design, smart floor plans and elevated finishes,” she said.

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Luxury Bath of Fargo helps people modify their bathrooms with the future in mind.
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Luxury Bath of Fargo

Opened: February 2011

Address: 5076 53rd St. S. Suite #3, Fargo

Description of business: We help people modify their bathrooms with the future in mind. Whether that be having a baby and wanting a new tub for them to bathe in or aging in place and needing the tub taken out and a walk-in shower installed.

What do you enjoy most about being in business in Fargo-Moorhead? “We love the overall culture of Fargo-Moorhead! People are welcoming when we enter the home, we trust each other to do what we say we’re going to do and appreciate that we’re locally owned,” said president Gina Schumacher.

What Luxury Bath offers residents in the FM area: We are the one-stop shop for anything in the bathroom! We started Aging In Place Remodeling a few years back so we can also be the one stop shop for making people’s homes safe while they age in their home.

Specialized business offering: Our most popular service is tearing out tubs and installing walk-in showers. With our acrylic material, customers can enjoy safety with style!

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David Reid of Radiant Creative Homes is shown in the downtown Fargo office.
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Radiant Homes

Opened: 2012

Address: 1 Second St. N. Suite 122, Fargo

Description of business: Radiant Homes is a team of expert builders dedicated to achieving distinguished design paired with exceptional functionality. We partner with you and your family to create a space designed specifically for the life you’re building. Celebrating 10 years of building in the F-M metro and lakes area communities, our team continues to strive for innovation, creativity, and a singular customer experience throughout the home building or renovation process.

What do you enjoy most about being in business in Fargo-Moorhead?“Being part of a vibrant, thriving, growing community that is both inviting and small enough to create and maintain meaningful relationships with our peers and our customers,” said owner David Reid.

What Radiant Homes offers residents in the FM area: Custom home building and remodeling services, from design through construction.

Specialized business offering: “Architecturally designed, unique and innovative homes,” Reid said.

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Stenerson Lumber opened in 1889 by Norwegian immigrants, Sven, Gunder, and Knute Stenerson.
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Stenerson Lumber

Opened: 1889 by Norwegian immigrants, Sven, Gunder, and Knute Stenerson.

Address: 1702 First Ave. N., Moorhead

Description of business: Stenerson Lumber is a full-service lumber and building material supplier. We enlist a team of specialists that plan and design homes, remodels, additions, decks, commercial buildings, and much more. We provide expert advice and project planning from the simplest of repairs and maintenance to large-scale builds. While sticking to a customer's budget, we are happy to assist contractors, remodelers, and homeowners with securing the right product for the job. We pride ourselves in going the extra step to help our customers find exactly what they are looking for as well as staying up-to-date on the latest trends and technologies. Accurate and on-time delivery rounds out our full-service package, at no additional cost.

What do you enjoy most about being in business in Fargo-Moorhead? “By far, the most enjoyable aspect of our day is relating to our customers. The Fargo-Moorhead and greater lakes area has spoiled us with a group of loyal clients we are proud to do business with. So, if you're a past customer or a new one, we sincerely appreciate our relationship with you,” said controller Becky Hanson.

What Stenerson offers residents in the FM area: Homeowners, we are the perfect place to start if you aren't exactly sure what you need or where to begin. Need a plan? We have an experienced staff to aid in design and project planning. Need a contractor? We can help get you lined up with one. Need a truck? No worries, delivery is part of the package. Contractors, consider us a partner who cares about the success of your business. We work with you to establish a service level that adds value to our supply transaction with flexibility as you grow. Referrals, construction financing, and factory prefinished millwork are just a few of the extras our contractors enjoy.

Specialized business offering: Deckspert Services: We like to think of it as one-stop shopping for decks, stairs, railing, pergolas, and screened enclosures. We offer structural hardware and fastening options that are hidden from view as well as decorative meant-to-be seen components. Finish off your project with stain, lighting, and under-deck drainage systems. All of this is wrapped up with our signature free design and delivery services.

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Danielle Teigen has a bachelor's degree in journalism and management communication as well as a master's degree in mass communication from North Dakota State University. She has worked for Forum Communications since May 2015, first as a digital content manager before becoming the Life section editor and then deputy editor. She recently moved back to her hometown in South Dakota, where she works remotely for Forum Communications as managing editor of On the Minds of Moms.
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