Minneapolis Breakfast Club

Give Your Home A Facelift With Houselift!

Early Birds: Mark Arnold brought the meeting to order with a ring of the bell and a moment of silence.

Guests: John Townsend of Demand Chain Consultants stopped by for a visit.

Honorary Members: Dick Nelson, Mark Simon, and Martin Peyer were in attendance today. Why did they all sit at Table #1….


  1. There are still a few craft talk slots left for 2019. Contact Craig Blixrud
    with input.

Business Networking: None today

Business Exchange: Kelsey Wolter started us off and was followed by Renata Faeth, Todd Anderson, and Neil Roers.

Business Updates:

  1. Fall Fashion show is coming up at Continental Diamond.
  2. September 22nd is a Nicollet Ave street event right outside Houselift’s front door.
  3. Jim Erickson invited members to a private open house for Circle Rock Clothing in Linden Hills next Wednesday from 4-6 PM.
  4. Mike Palm saw Bill McReavy Sr. at Lord Fletchers last weekend.
  5. Renata Faeth announced some upcoming info meetings on 2020 AAA member appreciation cruises. She is hosting one of them.

Table Introductions: Table #4 was introduced by Renata Faeth with “How you are getting back into the swing of things after Labor Day?”

Pot of Gold: Bob Alexander drew 5 cards and the lucky winner was Martin Peyer.

Craft Talk:

Bob Alexander introduced our craft speaker, Randy Korn of Houselift.

Houselift has been a Breakfast Club member since the 1990’s through 3 different owners. Randy thanked club members for their business and support.

Randy shared some remodeling stats from a Harvard study.

Baby Boomers spend 11% more than other groups on remodeling projects and make up 50% of the market.

Millenials do the most projects, but they tend to be low cost projects and more DIY types.

22 million households out of 70 million households did at least one project last year and spent an average of $4K on home improvements.

Houselift does projects for as little as a few thousand, but they tend to have a niche of $25K+ projects with their own designers and carpenters on staff. One of the most popular projects is to expand the main floor footprint and add a main floor bath, add a mud room, and expand and remodel the kitchen.

Randy gave us a pictorial tour of Houselift’s first new build home and another project as well. Some of his more recent business challenges have been the permitting and inspection process with cities.

Call Randy to discuss your upcoming home improvement projects and see how Houselift can help you.

Register for the Pot of Gold with Randy Korn at 612-290-7921 or rkorn@houseliftinc.com

Looking ahead

September 11 is Lupient at ECC

September 18 is Midwest One at ECC

September 25 is LVC Companies