James Madsen, Founder/President
Residential remodeling is James Madsen’s passion. President and owner of James Barton Design-Build, he rises to every remodeling challenge with solutions that will withstand the tests of time. James’ high standards for quality materials, workmanship and customer service help to assure a successful result. An industry leader, he continues to participate in a variety of local and national associations and education programs to keep up with industry advances.

John Miller, Production Coordinator
A self-described ‘green carpenter,” John worked his way up to his current position as production coordinator. He studied cabinetry at St. Paul Tech and continues to take industry-related continuing education classes. John schedules crews and subcontractors, orders materials, and serves as the homeowners’ contact for issues not handled by the lead carpenters. He loves turning homeowners’ visions into reality and seeing their gratification when a project is done.

Tamra Mueller, Senior Designer
Tamra has a strong background in architectural design, management and interior design, including an Associates of Arts degree in Interior Design and Sales. Her excellent attention to detail and in-depth experience allow her to handle every project from design through construction and to completion. Her on-going education includes:

Tamra served as a BATC Parade of Homes judge for ten years, judging award entries in cities outside the Twin Cities.

Shari Leubner, Office Administrator
With a banking and mortgage related background, Shari brings the organization skills needed to keep our busy office running smoothly. She finds that each day at James Barton Design-Build is exciting as she confidently handles everything from accounts to human resources. Shari especially loves watching the remodeling projects come together.

A Great Place to Work

James Barton Design-Build offers outstanding opportunities for talented, trained and skilled individuals who have proven their ability in the remodeling industry. We offer competitive reimbursement, excellent benefits, ongoing training and certification, and an opportunity for you to use all of your skills and talents.

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The James Barton Design-Build Team

Front Row Left to Right: Brittany Blackford, Shari Leubner, James Madsen and Casey, Tamra Mueller

Back Row Left to Right: John Miller, Troy Polinski, Jon Hassenfritz, Andy Haglof, Tom Anderson and Scott Hafermann


Design-Build Residential Remodeling Services

One of the few true in-house residential design build companies in the Twin Cities area, James Barton Design-Build emphasizes careful planning, quality, service and communications.


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It's About Our People

From creating the plans to pounding the nails, our people have a sincere desire to meet your needs, and the on-going training and experience to do the job right.

Residential Remodeling Associations

Professional associations help keep us sharp, connected and on top of industry innovations.

Learn More About Trade Partners

We have the same standards for our trade partners as we have for ourselves. Each is selected for their commitment to quality performance and service.

Award Winning Performances

Information and photos from some of our award-winning projects.

Our Professional Training

In a fast-changing industry, professional training keeps us sharp so we can serve you better.

Community Involvement

Building a successful business includes being a good citizen to the communities we work in. We are proud of our community involvement and the contributions we have made to the communities we serve.

Helpful Remodeling Resources and Links

Information to help you with your remodeling plans.

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