With 45 years of experience to his credit, Barry Stranz is an expert in all things pertaining to home building and remodeling. Learning the trade from his grandfather at the age of 15, he is profcient in site work, block work, concrete flatwork, framing, wiring, plumbing, roofing, siding, insulation, drywall, cabinet making, flooring, and all aspects of finishing.
In 1980, Stranz single-handedly remodeled his first home, originally
built in 1878. He is nearly finished remodeling his current residence
originally built in 1905, again doing all the work form the excavation to the final painting himself. Stranz–a true craftsman –takes extraordinary care in each detail, custom making pieces from the kitchen cabinets to the crown molding.
Stranz has participated in a wide range of building-related projects in his forty one years of experience. He’s had an opportunity to direct construction teams in Porto and Lisbon, Portugal and participate in one in Nairobi, Kenya. Stranz has served as a home consultant since 1992, advising associates on everything from design to structural evaluations.
For the past 27 years, Stranz has taught construction classes to real estate agents, appraisers and contractors. Teaching nationally for various state realty associations, Stranz also teaches for Professional Education Resources, LLC at locations throughout Minnesota where he is consistently rated by class attendees as one of their top instructors. In addition to leading the seven-hour-long classes –which range in topic from basic construction to advanced energy code –Stranz authors teaching manuals and develops tests for professional certication.