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About 2016-11-08T16:07:10-06:00


Since 2003, Jake and Nikki Nau have been building Open Air Concepts — a sustainable-focused company that reflects their values and experience.

Jake has been in the remodeling business for more than 15 years. He takes pride in making the remodeling process smooth, and the finished project exquisite for every one of his clients. Jake is a certified Energy Auditor and brings his building science knowledge to each of the projects he coordinates. Some of his favorite completed projects achieved LEED-certified, Best inShow COTY Award, and Green Built Home certified recognition.

Nikki brings her background in environmental science and business development to the company. She realizes the importance of renovating existing buildings to reduce their energy consumption and carbon footprint, and feels proud to promote a business that fits with her values. Nikki also likes gardening, cooking, and enjoying the outdoors with her family

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We are committed to our customers.

We want to understand your inspiration and your needs so that we can create what you desire. We are committed to sustainable remodeling practices, including resource conservation, environmental sustainability, durability and healthy living.

Owner, Jake Nau, helped us with design considerations, and personally guided us through the seemly endless choices of colors, styles, and appliances. Jake made sure our selections conformed to the overall plan, and were within our budget. The friendly Open Air Concepts crew members worked as a professional team at all times, coordinating and completing all facets of the project with quality, and on schedule. They were sensitive to the temporary disruption in our house, and cleaned up the work area at the end of every day.
- Judy, Minnetonka, MN
Working with Jake, his crew, and his subs was a very impressive experience. Everyone was so friendly, respectful, and supportive throughout the process. Jake did an excellent job communicating and managing the various stages of the project; always keeping our budget and timeline in mind. We not only believed Jake was an excellent project manager, but we believed him to be our best advocate. He was always making sure we were happy with the quality of work and outcome
- Shannon, Minneapolis, MN
We think the kitchen looks awesome! We love it! It is exactly as we pictured it and we appreciate all of the work you did to make sure we were 100% satisfied with the end result.
- Michelle, Golden Valley, MN
All of the people at Open Air Concepts were a pleasure to work with. Our expectations were exceeded. The level of detail and work is great.
- Lee, Minneapolis, MN
We feel like we’re living in a new home after Open Air Concepts renovated our kitchen, bathrooms, and family room. By updating those key areas, the Open Air Concepts team transformed our 1970s built house, giving it a modern look and feel. The completed renovation exceeded our already-high expectations. We’ve been in the real estate business for over thirty years, and we are confident that Open Air Concepts has increased our home’s value by more than the cost of their renovation.
- Jim, Minnetonka, MN
Things I did right: Hired a great contractor. Jake Nau sincerely cared about the project, and works with really talented people. They are all true artisans, which are really hard to find these days.
- Erin, Minneapolis, MN