About Us

Our Mission

The mission of Barnwood Group is to build homes in the Twin Cities known for quality.  Our experienced and knowledgable staff will guide you in making smart building decisions from new construction to remodeling that will build value and equity.

Our Vision

Our vision at Barnwood Group is to provide homeowners with a single resource for their residential home construction needs in every stage of their life.  From purchasing your first home, to remodeling your existing or taking the leap to building your dream home, we want to help you make sound purchasing decisions.

We work with your family

to turn a house into

your perfect home.

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We work with

your family

to turn a house into

your perfect home.

Learn More

Contact Us

Our Fantastic Team

Years of experience and knowledge at your fingertips.

CRAIG NORBY
Partner

Craig is no stranger to Minnesota.  A proud 1988 graduate of Minnetonka High School, his love for building was founded at a young age.  He attended Drake University where he majored in Business Management.

His understanding of the residential housing market started in 1999 when he founded a mortgage company in Minnetonka.  In 2008, he began Madison River Ventures, where he attained his General Contractor and Real Estate Licenses.  In 2016, he partnered with long time associate Brian Hogan to form Barnwood Group.

When Craig isn’t working at Barnwood Group, he enjoys spending time with his wife of 21 years, Janie, and three kids, Justin (18; University of Kansas), Max Jr. (Minnetonka High School) and Gabi (Minnetonka Junior High).  They love being outdoors with their two labs, Gunner and Teddy.  You’ll also find Craig on the golf course, fishing on the lakes, hunting the fields and building hockey rinks.

BRIAN HOGAN
Partner

Raised in St. Paul, Brian understands houses in the Twin Cities.  With his bachelors in Real Estate, he graduated from St. Cloud State University in 2000 and has been a resident of St. Louis Park since 2003.

If you need to know anything about home and market values in Minneapolis, Edina or St. Louis Park, Brian is your guy.  A licensed agent for 16 years with 9 years of experience in construction management, Brian has a detail oriented approach to each project.  He places a high value on relationships by listening and understanding the needs of homeowners.

When he’s not at Barnwood Group, he and his wife Karissa stay busy with 4 boys (Chase 11, Brennan 9, Sullivan 6, Griffin 4) coaching and watching their activities.  When time allows, Brian also enjoys a round of golf and all things hockey.