About Kootenia

Founded back in 1969, Kootenia Homes has withstood the test of time thanks to our devotion to total customization and personalization of all our homes. Over the years, we have designed and built some of the most exceptional homes in Afton, Grant, Lake Elmo, North Oaks, Stillwater, Woodbury, and all over the East Metro area.

Kootenia Homes boasts an incredible staff with decades of construction and design knowledge and experience to better assist you during the construction from start to finish. We utilize a cloud-based management system that allows you to see: your schedule, change orders, selections, progress photos, and more.

Kootenia Homes is on its second generation of ownership with the current owner, David Frosch, staring in 1983. In 2014, a second generation of the Frosch family joined the team. Growing up in the business, Steven Frosch became the Vice President of Construction Management. He finds his role challenging but says it is all worth it when he can deliver a new home to a client.


David and Steven Frosch



Kootenia prides itself on total customization and personalization of your custom home. We personalize each home to you and your family’s needs. Founded over 50 years ago in 1969 Kootenia has withstood the test of time with today’s owner being a long time employee prior to taking over the company.

Over the years Kootenia has designed and built some of the finest homes from North Oaks, Woodbury, Eagan and all over the twin cities.  In 2015 we have added a full service-renovation component to our business to better serve our clients. Specializing in Kitchens, Basements, Bathrooms, Porches, & any full service remodeling job. We have assembled a staff of interior designers to better help with your remodeling needs.

Kootenia boasts an incredible staff with decades of construction knowledge & experience to better assist you during construction from start to finish. Utilizing a cloud based management system we are able to allow you to see: your schedule, change orders, Selections, progress photos and much more.



Kootenia Homes won Builder of the Year (HAP Awardsm until 2003) from BATC. The Builder of the Year award is a prestigious accolade that recognizes excellence in trust, communication, loyalty, customer satisfaction, and ethics in business dealings between them and other BATC members with whom they work.


For 16 nonconsecutive years, Kootenia Homes has earned the Reggie Awardsm which honors the best home in each respected price point (i.e., $700,000 to $750,000). Homes in similar price points are judged by peers in the industry to award the best in each class.


Kootenia Homes is a six-time Trillium Awardsm in the categories: Best Architecture, Best Interior Design, Best Lighting Application, Best Cabinetry, and Best Masonry. Each year, we continue to strive to give each of our homes the best quality and craftsmanship.




Kootenia Homes is a family-owned and operated home builder that specializes in providing custom construction for homeowners, and we strive to provide the best for you and your family. With our skilled team of designers, builders, and support staff we have your back in all aspects of the building process. Everyone on our team has a unique role in the building process and makes Kootenia Homes the company it is today.


Since 1969, it has been our goal and mission to make custom home building and renovation an enjoyable experience for our clients. Our team utilizes our unique industry knowledge to make the whole process as easy as possible. The guiding principles in our process are “Build each home as if it were for you!” and “Would you accept this in your home?”



To learn more about building your dream home or any of our available or completed homes, please send us a message, and we’ll be in touch with you shortly.