Premier Design and Build Firm Specializes in Client Focused Projects

Whether it’s working from a blank canvas or an existing structure, Black Dog Homes helps clients create the home of their dreams by capturing their vision, inspiring creativity and delivering the highest quality craftsmanship.

Based in Wayzata, the two-generation family business is a full service design build contractor with a focus on, whole house renovations and additions. Opened in 2006 by Dan Vanderheyden, the full-service team also includes his sons, Nick, Vice President of Operations, and Ben, Director of Sales and Marketing.

Let’s be honest—remodeling or building a home are massive undertakings. Thoughtfully taking clients through the process is a cornerstone of Black Dog Homes’ mission. “As a family-owned business, we strive to make the process as understandable, easy and fun as possible for you and your family,” Dan says “Integrity, professionalism and your satisfaction are at the core of what we do.”

“We orchestrate a design team of trusted architectural and interior design partners at the first walk through with our clients,” Ben says. “Clients take us through their vision, and we go to work formulating their dream space.”

Taking a strong foothold in the home design and build arena, Black Dog Homes is honored to have two of its projects chosen as Dream Homes in the Parade of Homes (2021: new construction and 2018: remodel). This fall’s homes tour will feature a new construction project near Gray’s Bay.

More and more clients are speaking highly of their experiences working with Black Dog Homes. “The team took our 1980s home and made it relevant again and helped us realize our amazing Lake Minnetonka views,” says Jeff and Kelli Hanratty. “As repeat clients, they have earned our trust.”

Inspiration is key for Black Dog Homes’ success, and some of it comes from its namesake—Marley (AKA: Master of Enthusiasm), the family’s black lab—whose legacy reminds the team daily about what’s important in life and business, including… approach each experience with enthusiasm, be loyal, good relationships take work, and care deeply!

Black Dog Homes
901 Twelve Oaks Center Drive, Suite 922, Wayzata
763.229.6716 •