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Gordon James Artisan Home featured by HomeBunch

Check out this awesome article by HomeBunch  – a popular interior design blog:http://www.homebunch.com/classic-coastal-cottage-style-home/ Located on a quiet street in Orono, Minnesota, this classic coastal cottage-style home combines perfect interior design...

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Gordon James Featured on Houzz

Houzz recently featured the basement of this Gordon James Home as their “Room of the Day”!   Click on the article below to read more: Room of the Day: Cabin-Inspired Basement Makes a Stylish Retreat  ...

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2016 Artisan Home Tour – Gordon James Home is #1 in Revisits!

The 2016 Artisan Home Tour  is complete and Gordon James is proud to have been the 3rd most visited home out of 29 homes on the Tour and was the #1 most revisited home! Almost 2,300 people toured our home during the three weekend event and we loved what we heard from...

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2016 Gordon James Artisan Tour Home

Watch us on Kare 11 with Lee Valsvik!    Click the link below to see her tour our home with our own John Quinlivan. https://youtu.be/r_HU1uICfNI And stop by and see us on the Artisan Home Tour :  June 10-12, 17-19, 24-26.  Noon to 6pm each day.  ...

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Care Guide: How to Clean Your Patio Cushions

“Your outdoor cushions probably have spent the winter outside, exposed to the elements, or crammed into storage. If you’re anything like me, you may have even put them away with a blob of ketchup that has since dried and cracked. Now your task is getting those cushions ready for another season of barbecues and poolside lounging.”

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Time to Garden!

Happy April, folks! It’s time to get out there and make things happen in the garden.  Click on the link below for some inspiration and  great tips from our friends at Midwest Living Magazine. April Garden Calendar...

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2016 Artisan Home Tour by Builders Association of Minnesota

  Gordon James is pleased to announce our participation in the 2016 Artisan Home Tour by the Builders Association of Minnesota. We’re busy constructing a beautiful new 6000 square foot cottage style home in Orono, which will be our entry into the Tour....

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Keeping the Home Fires Burning

Fall is here! The leaves are changing, the crisp cool breezes are blowing and some of us our dreaming of relaxing in front of the fireplace with a glass of wine and a good book.  Here are some fireplace inspirations… compliments of Gordon James.   Keeping the...

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Late Summer Home Maintenance

Summer is winding down, we’re sad to acknowledge, and now is a good time to do some routine maintenance around the house before winter rears its ugly head.
Here’s a handy checklist of items you to guide you through this much avoided but very important process.

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New Gordon James Model Home – Sneak Peek

Here are just a few new pictures from our almost complete model!  Final touches are underway;  we’ll post more pictures when the home is complete and furnished!                            ...

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Brand New Kitchens!

Here are a couple of brand new Gordon James kitchens – from two beautiful homes just finished in the last few months!

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Gordon James Supports Local Fundraiser

Gordon James was pleased to help sponsor a recent event: Quinn’s Carnival Fundraiser, held at Timm’s Lumber and Sawing. The event was a huge success, drawing close to 500 people, and raising almost $20,000 to date. Here are a few pictures from the fun-filled event:

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Check out our new Model Home in Orono!

We’re delighted with the progress of our new 4400 square foot showcase home in Orono, complete with a sport court on the lower level.  This 4 bedroom, 4 bathroom home is perfect for entertaining, with it’s huge family room and wetbar on the lower level,...

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Gordon James…In the News

Gordon James is proud to be the builder of the new GrandStay Hotel in Delano. Here’s a recent article from the Delano Herald Journal, with high praise for Gordon James!
DELANO, MN – After months of planning and construction, GrandStay Hotel & Suites Delano will open Wednesday.
“It’s been a pretty quick turnaround,” said Steve King, a member of the local ownership group. “It was right on budget and right on schedule, so we feel pretty good about both those things.”

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2014 Gordon James Luxury Home Tour Home

This 6,000-square-foot Craftsman-style lakefront home overlooking Crystal Bay features every modern element you would expect from Gordon James, a company known for exceptional quality construction and excellent customer service skills. “You Dream. We Deliver.”

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2013 Gordon James Luxury Home Tour Home

“Builder John Quinlivan, a former business executive who listens carefully and pushes hard for the best pricing, helped the couple make smart use of their space with a built-in wet bar (allowing for more seating), an efficient upper level laundry design, a window in the master closet, a lower level bath complete with a floor drain (perfect when coming in from the pool), and a bonus room and office that can be converted into future bedrooms.” (excerpted from the 2013 Midwest Living Luxury Home Tour brochure)

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Out of the mouths of babes, life-changing advice

By Dick Youngblood, Star Tribune, December 31, 2009   John Quinlivan’s executive job kept him on the road most of the time. After a comment by his 6-year-old daughter, he knew it was time to go in a new direction.   John Quinlivan allows as how there was a...

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