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Who We Are

Meet the Urban Refurbishment Team

At our core, we're not just any remodeling company. We're a team of passionate individuals who thrive on bringing new life to old homes. With over 12 years in business and 40 years combined experience, we've honed our craft and focus solely on residential remodeling.

We pride ourselves on tackling the tough stuff – the kind of projects that involve structural modifications and design challenges. Many of our projects are in old houses that were built more than 100 years ago, so we know the ins and outs of preserving the past while making it relevant for today's living. It's what separates us from some of our competitors.

Working with the best designers and architects in the Twin Cities means we know how to deliver hi-end results. But that's not all – we're rarely installing the same finishes twice. Everything we do is custom, tailored to the unique needs and style of our clients.

And we don't do it alone. Our team of experienced subcontractors is well-versed in the art of remodeling. You can trust that they know what they're doing, and our past clients can attest to this. There's a big difference between new construction and remodel, and we know how to navigate it with ease.

Communication is key, and we take it seriously. We're heavily invested in the use of BuilderTrend project management software, which is the best way to keep all parties informed. It's just one of the many ways we go above and beyond to ensure our clients are happy every step of the way.

Tony Hughes


Meet Tony, our building and remodeling expert with an unmatched passion for his craft. With a bachelor's degree in Construction Management from the University of Minnesota, Mankato, Tony brings a solid foundation of knowledge and expertise to every project he undertakes.  With a wealth of experience under his belt, Tony has cultivated enduring relationships with our trusted subcontractors. These professionals are an integral part of his business, embodying the principles upon which he has built his success.


Beyond the realm of work, Tony spends time with his wife and two children. Being outdoors is important to him, and he loves exploring the Boundary Waters Canoe Area, and is an avid fisherman. Additionally, Tony loves playing guitar, practicing ceramics and cycling.

Tony Hughes owner of Urban Refurbishment

Dan Beard

Field Supervisor 

As your Field Supervisor, Dan is the gatekeeper of every project. He interacts daily with our homeowners, subcontractors, and the team to keep projects on track with the goal of keeping everyone informed. Dan’s highest priorities are that homeowners and team feel informed, that all questions get answered, and that we maintain a safe worksite. Dan is here to help relieve the natural anxiety that accompanies any home remodeling project, by ensuring that all involved feel connected and respected.


Dan, with his son and their dogs, have called Minneapolis home for many years and love everything the city has to offer. He has more bikes than he'd like to admit and thrives on meeting new people and finding new adventures.

Dan Beard Field Supervisor

Kailee Godette

Project Coordinator

Kailee is a dedicated project coordinator with aspirations to ascend to the role of project manager. Armed with a bachelor's degree in design and a minor in marketing from Minnesota State University - Mankato, she possesses a solid foundation in both creative and strategic disciplines. Known as the glue that binds the team together, Kailee thrives in fast-paced environments, ensuring seamless operations in every project she undertakes.


With expertise in flooring, cabinet layout, and design, she brings valuable insights and knowledge to the table.Working alongside Tony and Dan, she excels in communication, problem-solving, and multi-tasking. In Kailee's free time, she and her husband enjoy being outdoors, going four-wheeling, dirt biking and camping with their golden retriever. They also love summers spent on the Minnesota lakes up north and hanging out with friends and family.


With Urban Refurbishment, your vision of a perfect space can transform into reality. Embracing the ASID mission that Design Impacts Lives, we strive to make a difference. We enthusiastically dedicate our time, never dismissing unexplored ideas. If you're an Interior Designer seeking a General Contractor who genuinely appreciates your designs, meticulously attends to details, and maintains constant communication throughout the entire process, we warmly invite you to connect with us for your upcoming project.

As an esteemed member of the MN Chapter of NARI (National Association of the Remodeling Industry), Urban Refurbishment takes great pride in its affiliation. NARI, being the sole national association solely devoted to the remodeling industry, unites top trade professionals from across the nation. With a focus on promoting ethical and sound business practices, NARI strives to benefit homeowners and enhance the industry as a whole. Our association with this organization provides homeowners with the reassurance that our services will always be conducted professionally and with unwavering trustworthiness.

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Minneapolis-based residential remodeling contractor

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