TJB Homes Years in the business: 40 years

To what do you attribute your company’s success?

It’s very simple, our TEAM. We have over 700 years of combined continued working relationships with our team of dedicated employees, suppliers, and subcontractors. Evidence of this is when we were asked by Conrad Ricketts if we could build a home for a family in need for ABC-TV’s Extreme Makeover: Home Edition. When I asked everyone to contribute and volunteer their labor and material, there was no hesitation to help. This same spirit exists every day as we work with families to design and build their dream home.

What are you best known for?

Since 1980, we’ve been on the leading edge of home design and construction. By integrating environmentally-friendly features, state-of-theart amenities, superior craftsmanship, and innovative architectural elements, the family-owned business of TJB Homes has created award-winning custom homes throughout the Twin Cities.

Through the company’s strong belief in building "green," long-standing relationships with reputable building partners and talented craftsman, reputation for quality work (the Budzynskis are involved with the schedules and supervision of every job site for quality control), a belief in giving back to the community, and honest, ethical business practices, TJB Homes has become one of the state's most recognized homebuilders.

Unique advantage:

Tom has extensive knowledge in cold-climate building, a method he first discovered in Canada nearly 30 years ago. Since then he has perfected the art of creating super tight energy-efficient homes that greatly reduce heating bills.

What are your hobbies?

My No. 1 hobby is my 11 grandchildren. I also enjoy fishing in both Florida and Minnesota.

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