John Zuhlsdorf Construction takes on all kinds of construction work.

John Zuhlsdorf has worked in construction since his high school years when he worked summers for his uncle, Rich Zuhlsdorf, on shingling jobs. After high school he started work in a manufacturing plant and soon realized he didn’t want to spend his life working inside. John attended Ridgewater College in Willmar for Construction Trades and laid the foundation for his construction career.

“I moved to the cities and spent 10 years building high end homes. Then Uncle Richie was ready to retire so I moved back to Sleepy Eye and bought into his business,” said John. This past September the company acquired a new name––John Zulhsdorf Construction.

With 27 years of professional experience, John takes on all types of construction work. Long known for great work on roofing jobs, John and his crew of four full-time employees also do everything from new construction homes, to pole buildings, remodel jobs and window sales and installation.

“We do all types of construction and any size jobs,” said John. “We build houses, put on additions, build decks and do remodel jobs. We do everything from installing tile and hardwood floors to creating custom walk-in showers.”

Traci Zuhlsdorf, John’s wife and the company’s bookkeeper, explained that John serves as the general contractor on his jobs. “He takes care of all the questions and phone calls. John keeps the job flowing by scheduling the other contractors involved.” said Traci.

John enjoys working with clients to turn their dreams into reality. “We start with the plan,” said John. “Then I look for ways to see how we can enhance things to meet their unique needs and wishes.”

John said he takes special pride in new home construction. “The home is going to be there for a long time and generations of family will enjoy it,” he said. “It’s a good feeling when you walk away from a finished project and the client is happy. I take pride in that.”

“We have clients tell us what a pleasure it is to work with John and his crew,” said Traci. “We know they are pleased when they recommend our company.”