Founded in 1994, Up North Builders is a general contractor that specializes in providing both commercial and residential construction services. We are located in beautiful International Falls, Minnesota. Our service range in Northern Minnesota spans from Lake Superior to North Dakota.

Up North Builder’s field staff leadership and carpentry personnel posses an array of specialty skills that span the building process from excavation, layout, and foundation work through framing and interior finishes. Our office staff is equipped with the necessary experience and training to assist our customers with initial project planning to over seeing the project through to completion.

We take great pride in offering an all encompassing construction process for homeowners, business owners, architects, and engineers as they go through the building process.

Please refer to our Project Services webpage to view a more detailed list of our capabilities.

Planning, management, and experience………it makes a difference!

Up North Wildwood

This division of our company was created to meet the high demand of northern inspired home design. furniture. and decor We ship. deliver. and install our unique. locally made products throughout the Midwest.

Equipment Rentals

Whether your project is big or small, we’ve got the tools and equipment for the job, uncluding a variety of equipment rentals that are available.


We own a number of rental properties in International Falls and Ranier, MN and one in Duluth, MN, so if you’re looking for a great place to rent, check out our options or contact us for more information.

Up north Builders, Inc. was the contractor and construction manager for our new bank building complete in 2007. This was a substantial project in terms of scope, design, and community visibility.

Up North performed brilliantly and their service was outstanding, quality was top notch, all contractors were coordinated, and communication was timely.

They delivered on time and on budget. Great Company!

Mike Katrin

President, Border State Bank

I hired Up North Builders to build my dream lake home on Rainy Lake. This was the first time that I had ever worked on a new construction project and I was a little intimidated. Up North Builders walked me through the process step by step and kept me updated me on all the progress.

The only thing better than their courteous and professional staff, was the extremely high level of craftsmanship. The project was completed within the quote I was given and the quality of the job is second to none.
I would highly recommend working with UP North Builders.

Karl Foote

Home Owner, Forest Lake, MN

Not being native to International Falls, I first met The “3-D crew” over the phone.  The 3-D crew consists of Dave Harder, Dave Fisher and Dave Bechik.  I’d love to work for them, but blame my mother for naming me wrong.  I didn’t have the luxury of growing in the Falls area, and knowing contractors first hand.  I consider myself very fortunate I was able to team up with UP NORTH BUILDERS.

I was lucky enough to be present during nearly every step of  our  home being constructed.  From the day they scraped off the moutain I live on to the day they lifted the front of my home with the boom truck! These guys are the “Real Deal”.  The complexity of my project is easy to see, and they handled it with ease.  The field crew was flat out unbelievable.  These guys made me feel flat out lazy as I witnessed first hand the team of builders work there tails off, and were very detail oriented.

I remember on several occassions being taken back at all the extra care and attention they gave our dream project.  No cutting corners with this team of proffesionals.   I’ve often heard people refer to the “Stressful Building Process”.  LOL!  I’ve never caught so many fish as during a building process!!!   I guess you’d better leave the building dreams to them, and hit the lake!  They’ll take care of you.

If your looking at investing any of your hard earned cash for any  project look no further!  Mike Harder is a building machine! Obviously had more than one Lincoln log cannisters as a kid. Dave Harder moves meteor sized boulders like a super hero. We’ve lived in our home now for 2 years, and this baby is ROCK SOLID, and so is this team.  CALL THESE GUYS! They  build homes as if it were an Olympic event!  Gold Stars and Blue Ribbons guys!

Chris Granrud

Owner, RainyDaze Guide Service

I wanted to let you know how much we appreciate the great job you did on our recent renovation projects. Your design ideas and workmanship were top-notch. We will definitely hire you for future work, and will recommend you to our friends and family.

Tanis and Lyndon Lauzon

Happy Customers, Wilmington, DE

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