About Us

Helping homeowners find their happy place for over 60 years

We can’t wait to transform your house in Prior Lake into a home you love.

Close your eyes and imagine yourself as a happy homeowner—coming home to your own sanctuary within an expertly renovated home. Space. Function. Aesthetics. Everything you want in a home.

Most homeowners believe they have to settle for the house they bought. But the truth is, we’ve helped hundreds of homeowners transform the spaces they “accept” into spaces they adore. From bathrooms to basements, indoor kitchens to outdoor patios, turning a house into your home is what we do best.

At Von Companies we believe in providing a hassle-free, personalized home renovation experience. We are big on transparency, practicality, and above all building trust as we build out the project at your home in Prior Lake, Minnesota. Our process is simple:

  1. Step 1: Request a free quote
    Tell us what’s wrong with your current space and share your vision, goals, and requirements for a new space..
  2. Step 2: Collaborate on the details
    Our team will work closely with you, translating your ideas into a blueprint that fits both your style and functional needs..
  3. Step 3: Watch your dream space take shape
    Watch as our team transforms your home into the beautiful living space you’ve always envisioned.

Say goodbye to unsuitable living spaces start dreaming about how you want to transform your house into a home.

Your General Contractor in Prior Lake, MN

Von Companies offers expert residential home renovations, turning your outdated house into your dream home one detail at a time.

Established in 1962, Von Construction, LLC is a commercial and residential contractor located in Prior Lake. Being a third-generation general contractor with strong family values, we bring our understanding of the importance of “home” for a family to each and every project we complete.

Each individual on our staff is a qualified and highly experienced professional in their field and together we offer comprehensive home remodeling services for every part of your home or business. We do bathrooms, bedrooms, kitchens, living rooms, lower level family rooms, commercial projects & more! Our exterior and interior home remodeling services cover the north and southeast metro areas, including Eden Prairie, Hopkins, Minnetonka, Wayzata, Edina, Golden Valley, St. Louis Park. With over 60 years of experience in the industry, you can trust that we have the knowledge and expertise to take your project from concept to completion.

Whether you’re looking for a simple repair or a whole home renovation, we work with you to create a design that fits your style and budget. And we are committed to completing every project in a professional and timely manner, in accordance with all applicable building regulations.

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Meet the Team

Tom Von Ruden
Tom Von Ruden, Chief Manager

Tom Von Ruden is the Chief Manager of Von Companies. Taking over the family business at the age of 19, Tom represents the second generation of the Von Ruden family to guide the company. With 37 years in the industry, he has not only expanded the business but also cemented its reputation as a go-to for home remodeling projects in Prior Lake. Known for his problem-solving abilities and a love for adrenaline-pumping challenges, Tom continues to drive the company forward, ensuring that every project ends with a happy homeowner.

Elliot Drentlaw
Elliot Drentlaw, Lead Carpenter

Elliot Drentlaw is the Lead Carpenter at Von Companies, bringing over 15 years of hands-on experience to the team. A second-generation carpenter, Elliot has construction in his veins and a passion for building that shines through in every project. When he’s not on the job, you can find him in the great outdoors, either hunting or staying active at the gym.

Jake Lennon
Jake Lennon, Project Manager

Jake Lennon brings 14 years of project management experience to the Von Companies team. As a natural facilitator, Jake bridges the gap between vision and reality, ensuring that every project not only meets but exceeds the expectations of the homeowner. Outside the office, Jake has a passion for travel and gets out of Minnesota whenever possible.

Ryan Appel
Ryan Appel, Carpenter

Ryan Appel brings over a decade of precision and artistry to Von Companies as a master carpenter specializing in trim work. With 11 years under his belt, Ryan’s expertise is not just in transforming spaces but in adding that final touch that turns houses into homes. When he’s not wielding his tools and bringing visions to life, Ryan can be found snowboarding.

Andew Moonan
Andrew Moonan, Laborer

Andrew Moonan has been a dedicated laborer for eight years. His knack for precision and hard work has made him an invaluable asset on the Von Companies team. Andrew has a unique family situation, he himself is a twin as are his two older sisters!

Hunter Von Ruden
Hunter Von Ruden, Apprentice

Hunter Von Ruden, represents the third-generation of Von Ruden’s to work for Von Companies. With three years of hands-on experience, he’s learning the family passion for transforming houses into homes. When not honing his skills for the family trade, Hunter enjoys working out.

Kelly Willis
Kelly Willis, Office Manager

Kelly Willis brings over 25 years of diverse experience in real estate, property management, and construction to her role as Office Manager at Von Companies. Specializing in home remodeling, Kelly thrives on the daily challenges her job presents, ensuring every project runs smoothly. Outside the office, she’s a busy mom to three boys and two goldendoodles, and enjoys hitting the tennis courts.

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Let’s work together.

If it wasn’t built the way you want it the first time, that’s where we come in. Whatever the scope of your upcoming remodel project, we guarantee you’ll love it once we’re through.

Von Companies is located in Prior Lake, Minnesota

Need to get in touch? Send us a message or call 612-414-3810.


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