Celebrating 40 Years

Our response to COVID-19

During these are unprecedented times we are doing our part to ensure the health and well-being of our community, employees, and clients.

Our first priority, of course, is the safety of our employees and customers to help prevent a widespread outbreak. Secondly, TreHus will continue to operate efficiently, keep projects on schedule, and keep serving our customers well.

We ask all employees and clients to cooperate in taking steps to reduce the transmission of communicable diseases in the workplace and job sites.

Employees are encouraged to use telephone and video conferencing instead of face-to-face meetings as much as possible during this outbreak. We are following the CDC guidelines around workplace hygiene and social distancing.

We will get through these challenging times together.

Until then, be well and stay safe.

Memo Coronavirus and Flu Prevention

Artistic Expression: The 2018 ASID MN Interior Design Awards

“As a go-to source for homeowners looking to create their dream homes, the American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) is committed to creating interiors that fit clients’ lifestyles while reflecting their individual personalities. Every year, local designers submit their top projects to ASID’s Minnesota chapter for the chance to be recognized as one of the best by a panel of expert judges.”

Gina Vozka, AIA, ASID, was awarded Best in Show for our ‘Elegance on Summit’ project, multiple rooms/entire residence (less than 1,000 square feet). Check out the project in Midwest Homes this month and other awards in the April issue!

Visit Midwest Homes!

Madeline Chamber Music

This year, TreHus decided to sponsor Madeline Island Chamber Music’s 2018 fall fundraiser, the Chamber Music Cabaret.

This event raised funds to support scholarships and fellowships for student musicians attending the summer programming on Madeline Island. It included performances by a Madeline Island Chamber Music student quartet, as well as performances by Madeline Island Chamber Music alumni and faculty.

Madeline Island Chamber Music is devoted to educating and nurturing the next generation of musicians through concentrated study and performance of chamber music on verdant, historic Madeline Island in Lake Superior.

Check out their website for more information on the incredible things they are doing for out talented youths.


TreHus Legacy

That tradition and culture of craftsmanship, passed down from boat builders, is still practiced by TreHus (TreHus is a Norwegian word that means “house of wood”). Founded in 1982 by David Amundson, a descendant of Gus and Adolf, the company employs a unique system called the Master Carpenter System to ensure that their carpenters provide focused, dedicated craftsmanship to each and every project. Whereas the organizational details are handled by a Project Manager, carpenters are free to concentrate on their craft. This freedom allows TreHus carpenters to create esteemed works of beauty and lasting quality.

Today, TreHus has developed into a full-service design and build remodeling company. Together, they have over 115 years of combined experience from historical restoration, residential remodels or additions, to custom home building and interior design.

Of course, TreHus’ expertise doesn’t end with the design and construction of your remodeling project. Their longstanding reputation for unparalleled customer service means that they will be around well after your project is completed to address any needs that may arise.

Decade of Excellence Award

We are incredibly honored to have won the Decade of Excellence Award presented to us by the Chrysalis Awards. It is granted to companies who have won an award in ten separate years since Chrysalis became a national competition in 2000. It’s the highest, and largest, award that Chrysalis can give.

Throughout TreHus history we have won 24 total Chrysalis awards! We are 1 of 4 recipients from among 450 remodeling companies that have won this Chrysalis Award since 2000.

Thank you Chrysalis Awards for the recognition and to our amazing team of architects, project managers, carpenters for all their beautiful work. We also want to thank our customers for trusting us with your homes!

Check out the Chrysalis Awards site!

Wine Spectator Magazine

Drinkers Wanted
A St. Paul collector strikes a balance between refined design and grab ‘n’ go wine service

“I wanted wine around me that I like and can enjoy with other people without getting too into the library, antiquarian aspect of wine collecting,” says Tom Votel, of Sunfish Lake, Minn. “Our cellar was made intentionally small and practical. It was designed as a drinking cellar.”

On that count, the space succeeds with aplomb. The open design trades clinical glass panels and vaultlike aesthetics for an accessible, welcoming appearance, enabling an easy flow from serving station to sitting area to patios. Climate-controlled cabinets and an ingenious air-vent system moderate temperatures across the room, keeping Chardonnays racked on the left cooler than Cabernets on the right.

TreHus, the Minneapolis-based architects the Votels contracted, had constructed several traditional home wine cellars, but never anything like Votel’s horseshoe-shaped storage-and-serving hybrid facing out on a room for family gatherings and social events. “They were up for the challenge,” Votel says of TreHus. “It ended up being beautiful.”



2017 Best of Powderhorn

The community voted, and we won Best Home Improvement Award, 2017 Best of Powderhorn! The Powderhorn Park Neighborhood Association partnered and WomenVentures, actively and creatively promotes local businesses.

Check out the rest of the winners on the Powderhorn Business Program!


Artwork by Cori Lin


B.L.E.N.D Awards

We are excited to announce that TreHus has been awarded a B.L.E.N.D Award for the ninth time! Big thanks to everyone who worked on the project, job well done.




B.L.E.N.D Awards

Exterior Addition


Check out the entire project HERE!

Scandinavian at Heart – Southwest Journal

 Southwest Journal

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 Swedish minimalism meets functionality in Kenwood.


by Jahna Peloquin

Wild Rumpus was named ‘Bookstore of the Year’ for 2017!

Nearly 25 years ago, TreHus was honored to build this unique book store that has become one of the best in the nation. A favorite destination amongst the community, Wild Rumpus was named ‘Bookstore of the Year’ for 2017 by Publishers Weekly! Congratulations Wild Rumpus Books for Young Readers! Follow the link to learn more.