Jun 08, 2019

40 Years in the Construction Business

Founders Kevin & Emily Lindus share the company’s story and reflect on how the home improvement industry has changed over the last four decades.

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It was 1979 when Kevin and Emily Lindus started Lindus Construction out of their Western Wisconsin home. The economy was shaky with gas prices climbing to nearly a dollar. Interest rates and inflation had skyrocketed to double digits. Kevin Lindus had been working as a sider for his brother’s company and was laid off. His next job was working for an electrician and once again he found himself being laid off over the winter. It was then that Lindus Construction was conceptualized.

The first three years proved to be a struggle, but as the economy began to recover, the company flourished.

I found that honesty is the best policy and to treat the customers fairly.” -Kevin Lindus

 The Lindus Construction Family
Founded by Kevin & Emily Lindus, Lindus Construction is now owned by the couple’s three sons, Adam, Andy, and Alex

Nowadays, Lindus Construction has approximately 140 employees.  The company embraces technology, including infrared imaging to identify home air leaks and 3D imaging to show what building materials would look like on a customer’s home.

Construction code has also changed significantly over the past 40 years. Now it’s commonplace for ridge vents to be installed across the roof instead of just gable vents.  Both serve the purpose of cooling the home’s attic.  The building envelope of today’s homes is much tighter, which can create homes with a higher moisture content.

Lindus Construction completed this LP® SmartSide® installation in Minnetrista, MN.
Lindus Construction completed this LP® SmartSide® installation in Minnetrista, MN.

Many of the company’s first installation jobs were steel siding. Over 30 years later, there are homes in Western Wisconsin where this siding still exists.  Over the years, Lindus Construction has expanded its home siding options to include LP® SmartSide®.  The material is easy to install and can be cut with a skill saw.  The same does not hold true for James Hardie siding.  LP® SmartSide® provides the look of wood without the maintenance. The company offers an array of colors along with shakes to help homeowners create a custom look.  It is also quieter than steel siding which can create popping noises as it expands and contracts.

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We've Served 100,000 Happy Customers Since 1979:

"We have been looking at Lindus construction to install LeafGuard® gutters for a long time finally took the plunge and had them installed. Installation went flawless they did a great job installing them; they look good on the house. We are very happy with the product in the way it looks and the way they were installed."

Joe B.
Woodbury, MN
June 19, 2019

"We have used Lindus Construction for a number of projects on our home over the past 20 years. The most recent project was replacing our cedar deck with a composite Zuri® deck. We are extremely happy with the new deck. They did a great job and the new deck is fantastic. The workers were very professional and kept us informed on each step of the project. We would highly recommend Lindus for any construction project."

Craig W.
River Falls, WI
June 13, 2019

"I love my gutters."

Alola M.
Inver Grove Heights, MN
June 6, 2019

"Let me tell you what a great experience it was for me to work with Lindus Construction! The LeafGuard® installation as well as the soffit and facia work was 5 Star - we are very pleased and happy with the Lindus company! Thanks very much!!"

Don T.
St. Anthony, MN
May 16, 2019

"I’m so super happy with all the work Lindus has done for me: new roof, windows, siding, and gutters!  I have a whole new feel to my house and I love how it turned out! The whole experience was positive from day one where the awesome Dave patiently helped me pick out the best solutions for my budget, to the great guys who did all the work, to the supervisors and inspector who answered all my questions so promptly! And they did a great job cleaning up after each job. I really couldn’t be happier. The whole experience was so much better than I thought it would be. I’m so glad I picked Lindus. They really are a quality company that cares about doing good work!"   

Lynn E.
Hudson, Wi
April 5, 2019

"Everything went according to schedule---earlier, in fact. The window installers were respectful of our property, courteous, personable, and hard working. We are very happy with our results and would hire Lindus again in a minute!"

Collette M.
Dayton, MN
March 26, 2019
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