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Three Great Reasons to Remodel Your Basement | Basement Remodeler Twin Cities MN

Thursday, September 11th, 2014

Remodeling your basement may seem like a major undertaking; after all, digging through those spider webs alone is quite the project!  But here are three great reasons to push that fear of spiders aside and place finishing your basement at the top of your list:

Basement Remodel Transformation - Sass Construction MN

1. Value – Finishing a basement offers a remarkable return on your investment.  According to the 2014 Cost Vs. Value Report put out by Remodeling Magazine, a basement investment of around $62,000 is consistently bringing a national average of a 77% return, more than almost any other major remodeling project.  Spend less than you would on other projects and reap more!  Not to mention that an attractively finished basement will give your home a significant edge on the market versus homes lacking that finished space.

2. Comfort & Entertainment -  Need a cozy space for the winter months?  A place to keep cool during the summer months?  A finished basement is the go-to location for such needs.  Not only will your own family enjoy using the basement as a recreational area, TV room, exercise area, or home office, but the extra space makes it much easier to entertain guests and host parties.  Better yet, add an additional bedroom in your basement remodel plans (maybe a guest bath and kitchenette too?), and create a welcoming space for those holiday guests to stay (or stay out of your way!), plus new value to your home as well.

3. Organization – If your current basement is a messy mix of bins and boxes, refinishing your basement will give you a much needed sense of order.  A finished basement can provide a space for storage and shelving, and don’t forget the extra closet space!  Remodeling your basement gives you the opportunity to move extra storage or project space from your upstairs to downstairs as well, creating a more serene environment on your main level.

Peak at these ten creative basements featured on hgtv, and start thinking about your own basement remodel plans today!

Sass Construction specializes in interior and exterior remodeling in the West Suburban area of the Twin Cities.  Serving Chanhassen, Chaska, Edina, Eden Prairie, Minneapolis, and the more!  Contact us here at Sass Construction to start talking about your potential basement remodel or other design and remodel needs today!

Sass Construction Operations Manager Dorian Thompson Featured on Channel 5 News

Thursday, March 13th, 2014

In case you missed Dorian on the Channel 5 News, here is his interview. With the warmer weather causing water issues for homeowners and business owners, Dorian shares his expertise!

Click here to read the Channel 5 article or watch it below.

Remodelers Showcase this weekend!

Monday, March 28th, 2011

This is Remodelers Showcase weekend!! You have just this one weekend to tour some of the recently remodeled homes in the area. Get ideas for your projects and talk to the specialists about your plans while you’re visiting the homes featured in the 2011 Showcase. Sass Construction remodeled a home at 5113 Indianola Ave. in Edina that we would love to share with you. We’re supposed to have beautiful weather this weekend; come out and see us!!
Remodelers Showcase Hours: Friday 12-7pm, Sat. 12-6pm, Sun. 12-6 pm.

Remodelers Showcase April 1-3

Tuesday, March 8th, 2011

Don’t miss seeing our remodel!


We’re proud to be sharing our work at the Remodelers Showcase
this year. Visit us at: 5113 Indianola Ave. in Edina

Fri. April 1 from Noon – 7 p.m.
Sat. April 2 from Noon – 6 p.m.
Sun. April 3 from Noon – 6 p.m.

This remodel combined 3 little-used rooms to create a very bright, functional, beautiful kitchen/dining area. The garage and exterior of the house were also transformed. Stop by and take a look for yourself! Get ideas from this remodel, share thoughts for your project with Sass staff, and sign up to win 2 hours of free labor for your handyman needs (value $140). We look forward to seeing you!

View more photos of this kitchen remodel on our website. Photos of the garage and exterior are also available by clicking the first photo in the “Exterior” gallery.

Come and see us at the Eden Prairie Home Expo

Tuesday, March 1st, 2011

Eden Prairie Home Expo

The 9th Annual Home, Landscape and Garden Expo will be held at Grace Church in Eden Prairie on Saturday, March 19th, 2011 from
9 am-3 pm.
Visit the Sass Construction booth to get some ideas for your home projects. Talk to our experts and enter to win 2 hours of free labor on a handyman project that you have been waiting to finish.
Jeff will be giving a seminar on “Making your house a home for a lifetime.” It will address planning ahead for your future in your home so that you can live there safely, independently and comfortably regardless of your age or ability level.
You will find over 100 exhibitors, plenty of activities for the kids, FREE seminars & raffle drawings all day long, and of course, FREE admission for all. The Divine Grind will be open for snacks & beverages.

Sass Construction: Lead Certified Remodeler

Monday, June 21st, 2010

New Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) standards dictate that remodelers follow new guidelines for lead safe renovation. All sanding, drilling and demolition work performed at any home built before 1978 must be done by a licensed, Lead Certified Remodeler following the stringent new lead-safe practices to ensure the safety of homeowners.
How does this affect you as a homeowner? If you are planning a home remodel or other home improvement project and your home was built before 1978, seek out a contractor that has the EPA lead certification. Sass Construction is a certified lead remodeler and has completed the concentrated training course about the protective measures that will be taken to keep families, workers and the remodelers safe during renovation.

Phased Home Remodeling

Monday, January 18th, 2010

If you’re looking to make changes to your home and you feel a bit concerned, maybe you should think about breaking it down into a series of remodeling projects that fit your schedule, budget and lifestyle.  Many of our past customers have broken remodeling projects down into stages that have gone over several months or even several years.  Phased remodeling projects are part of a larger trend in American consciousness, which Trendwatching Magazine calls “Foreverism.”  People have a desire to continue conversations, relationships and projects over time with people they trust.

Whether it’s remodeling, renovation, or home maintenance, trust the Sass team for smart home solutions.  Contact Sass at 952-474-4568 or visit our website at  We look forward to hearing from you!

Sass Welcomes Jeff To Our Team

Thursday, October 29th, 2009

We are proud to announce the appointment of Jeff  as Production Manager for Sass Construction, Inc.  Jeff will oversee all of the design, remodeling, and home service operations for Sass.

Jeff has more than 30 years of professional construction experience in the Twin Cities.  His broad range of experience includes all aspects of residential construction including estimating, drafting construction plans for both new construction and remodeling, project management, scheduling, accounting, purchasing, sales, safety compliance and quality control for homes up to $1,000,000.

“We are excited about the depth of experience and keen sense of project management that Jeff brings to us,”  said Mark Sass.  “We feel his reputation for developing and maintaining positive relationships with customers, subcontractors, vendors, building inspectors, and employees will be a great asset to our organization.  His business philosophy mirrors the Sass philosophy of integrity and quality craftsmanship with particular emphasis on customer communication and satisfaction,” he added.  Jeff will work closely with Mark to evaluate and maintain your whole home environment.

Project ReEnergize for Home Remodeling

Thursday, October 15th, 2009





Project ReEnergize is a Homeowner Rebate program for  qualifying, energy -efficient improvements to existing homes.  The rebate is on a first-come, first-served basis and is only available through qualified contractors as           mandatory, measurable energy improvements are necessary in order to receive rebates.  The Project ReEnergize rebate may  be used in conjunction with other rebates and tax incentives.�

WHO:    Project ReEnergize is funded by the U.S. 2009 American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.  Sass Construction, Inc.  is a  qualified Minnesota licensed contractor that has received the  required training for the Project ReEnergize program.

WHAT:    Launched October 1, 2009. Project ReEnerguze offers homeowners rebates up to $4000.00 depending on the scope of  the project.  NOW IS THE TIME TO ACT and take advantage  of the Project ReEnergize rebate to protect your most valuable personal investment:  your home.  NOW IS THE TIME TO ACT  before the rebate money is depleted.


WHERE:  In your home!  The basic requirements for the program are:

  • The home must be owner-occupied, single-family detached  (no shared walls), duplex, triplex, or fourplex
  • No income limitations
  • 3,000 square-foot maximum
  • Home constructed prior to 2000
  • New contracts signed after October 1, 2009
  • One rebate check per household
  • Only available through licensed, and Project ReEngergize  qualified contractors

WHY:                                                                                                                                             Indoor air quality, proper ventilation, and preventing mold and  mildew are essential steps in maintaining the health and safety of   your family and your home environment.

Call Sass  Construction at 952-474-4568,  so that we may personally review the scope  of your home project and provide you with the right information on what energy-efficient upgrades will qualify for the Project ReEnergize rebate.


Sass is Honored by Award

Wednesday, February 11th, 2009

Chris Blanchard, Sales & Design and Pete DenBoer, Production Manager were honored to accept, on behalf of  Sass Construction, the 2009  Remodeler of the Year Runner Up award at the annual Builders Association of the Twin Cities (BATC) recognition ceremony.  This is the second year in a row Sass has been the recipient of this award which “recognizes companies that demonstrate the highest level of professionalism in their businesses.  It is based upon evaluations of trust, communication, loyalty, and ethics in business dealings.”  One of our long time vendors, Shaw Stewart Lumber, received the award for Associate of the Year Runner-Up.  Nice job guys!  Recipients are voted on by others in the industry and we appreciate the acknowledgement from the people we  do business with on a day to day basis.