Maetzold Homes is an award-winning custom home builder
By Kristen Miller, Staff Writer
Maetzold Homes, based out of Mayer, has built more than 100 homes in the last 10 years.
Jon Maetzold grew up in Mayer and helped his father, who owns a lumber company. He then went to Hennepin Technical College for two years studying carpentry.
Through his father’s business, Maetzold began doing work on his own, including installing doors and shingling.
In 1997, he built his first home in Waconia. In 1999, he built the home he and his wife, Jenny, and their three children now live in.
His business began to take off with the new developments in Mayer. Maetzold had built the first home in the new Fieldstone developments, and now has four homes there, including a model home.
He has homes in other developments also, such as Black Forest in New Germany, Oakpointe in Waconia, and Forest Hills in Watertown. His work is usually within a 30-mile-radius of Mayers and his homes sell for $250,000 to $700,000. Referrals have been a major part of the business, he said.
They work one-on-one with buyers to find out what their priorities are and then Maetzold’s Homes does their best to accommodate those priorities according to what they can spend, he said.
For the most part, Maetzold Homes’ four model homes are the standard. Clients can then choose to upgrade from them.
Currently, Maetzold Homes employs 10 workers, who do the framing, trim, shingling, insulation, and siding. Work is subcontracted for plumbing, heating, Sheetrocking, cement, excavating, and painting.
Maetzold Homes also does remodeling, additions, decks, porches, and finishing basements.
What is most unique about the homes built by Maetzold’s is the use of a geothermal heat source to make homes more energy-efficient.
With the rise in energy prices, Maetzold researched alternatives for his own home. He found that this heating source is more controlled and consistent, which provides for reduced rates from the power companies, he said.
The energy is 300 percent more efficient and even though there is a higher up-front cost, in seven years, it will have paid for itself, Maetzold explained.
Also unique to the homes are custom cabinets, wood floors, and granite counter tops. Andersen windows are installed in almost all of their homes as well, he said.
Maetzold Homes has four homes in the Twin Cities Parade of Homes show.
It has won nine Trillium awards through the Twin Cities Builders Association. The homes are judged by peers, Realtors and other builders. Maetzold Homes won in the categories of best exterior, interior, bath, and kitchen.
They have also won the best house award in the $258,000 to $350,000 price range.
For more information about Maetzold Homes, visit the web site www.maetzold.com or give them a call (952) 657-2139.