Paragon Contracting Services – Reviews

Prompt | Professional | Fair

We had an existing 2nd level deck with a wraparound walkway around a bay window and were
looking to make some changes.

1) The wraparound portion was not built properly and was starting to sag
– this needed to be taken care of from a safety standpoint.
2) The deck lacked a staircase which we wanted to gain access to the yard below.
3) The deck had at least 5 layers of solid stain that was cracked and peeling – we had been fighting it with chemical removers, pressure washing, sanding, and scraping, but were not getting anywhere. We also found that some of the railing and deck boards were beginning to rot.

We wanted the deck to look good again and reduce the amount of maintenance needed. We requested quotes from three contractors. The first portion of the job was pretty well defined. For the staircase, we weren’t exactly sure where it should start and end and each contractor talked through different options. Cary came up with a plan that leveraged the existing deck frame, minimized the impact to our landscaping at ground level and simplified the construction of the staircase itself. We also asked to quote low maintenance vinyl railing. Cary explained that while the vinyl materials were lower cost, the installation of vinyl railing was more labor-intensive than aluminum railing and that we may be better off with the aluminum railing. At that point, we were planning to continue to tackle the deck floor boards on our own. We ended up receiving two quotes and Paragon was significantly lower. That said, each contractor came up with a different project plan – the more expensive quote would have ended up with vinyl railing and a staircase with a midway landing and some complicated angles. Cary’s quote to take care of the failing wraparound, add the staircase and replace the railings with aluminum railing was substantially lower. It also included line items on the quote for replacing the floor boards with two different material options – we hadn’t asked for that specifically, but he included it after I had explained the struggles we were having with removing the stain. We decided to replace all the floor boards with new cedar.

Once we decided to go with Paragon, things went very well. Cary did the entire project himself – he was professional, cleaned up the area each day and kept us informed on timing. He is a skilled craftsman and has a lot of experience which helped us save money and get an even better result than we anticipated. The deck looks well integrated with our home and there is no evidence of the wraparound that was removed (except for the concrete footing that we left in the ground). We have access to our yard and garden without having to walk around the house and will have significantly less required maintenance which will give us more time to enjoy our deck without cursing it.

We are very pleased and would definitely use Paragon again.


Maple Grove

He did a good job and I was happy. He was prompt and I thought that his price was very inline with the other bids that I had gotten. He was courteous and professional. I was very satisfied with the job that he did, besides the fact that he was a local and was right in my community. I have a couple of other things that I plan on doing down the road in a while and I would most definitely give him an opportunity to those as well.

Description of work:

I used Paragon Contracting recently. I just had him re-sheet rock and
re-do a family room for me.



Terrific job, was prompt and professional and price was very fair. Also advised me on how to do some of the projects myself to save money.

Description of work:

Drywall installation and patching of ceiling and walls in a kitchen remodel. Also did some light electrical work.




Maple Grove

They were very responsive, prompt, clean, and careful. Quality work. They provided an accurate estimate and adjusted the price down to reflect the actual work performed. They continued to work on the project continuously until completed!

Description of work:

Repair of structural water damage, including floor jacking, and ceiling and wall replacement.




Eden Prairie

Cary is amazing! We had two dozen companies come by to give us a bid and Cary was not only the least expensive but also provided it to us the fastest. Cary started the job within a few days and worked with me as I sketched out what my wife and I wanted. His workmanship and dedication is above and beyond no other. (I should know, my father had a construction company on the east coast while I was growing up.) He came early and worked non-stop….always explaining to my wife and I what he was doing and the materials he was using. Six weeks later he finished and both rooms look unbelievable, so much so that we already are using Cary to remodel our den. Also an important point worth mentioning is trust. When hiring anyone to work in your house you need to be able to trust them that they will do the right thing. That the materials they use are appropriate, the permits are pulled and what they are doing is structurally sound. Cary certainly earned our trust, so much so we gave him a key

Description of work:

My wife and I purchased a home recently and we wanted to convert the old dark and gloomy basement and garage into usable space. Both rooms were the original block walls with open floor joist as the ceiling. We needed everything to look bright and fresh so that we can start being able to use the large amounts of space as a laundry room and workshop.


Maple Grove

About our Company

Paragon: A model of excellence. This is the goal of every Paragon Contracting project, whether we are remodeling your kitchen or checking things off your honey-do list. We have the expertise, skills, and tools to complete any interior remodeling project. We partner with you to understand what you need and give you honest advice about the solutions that will work best for you and your home.

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13570 Grove Dr, # 275
Maple Grove, Minnesota