I have never written a testimonial before, but this was a special case! After having been through a terrible deck build that dragged on from Spring to Fall, our expectations for quality, professionalism, expediency, knowledge and integrity were never lower. We needed our yard to be regraded (poor drainage), our berm moved back, sprinklers fixed/added to, mature trees planted, sod laid, and some suggestions and ideas if they had them. After day one with Final Grade, we knew this was going to be a different experience. Their communication with us before the job even started was second to none. We gave them our budget, and they found a way to make everything work. After realizing we wouldn’t need extra dirt brought in, they not only deducted that, but also took off the corresponding hours of Bobcat work that would have been required had we needed the dirt. I can’t say we would have noticed if that had been left in the bid, so we were impressed with their honesty. They knew they could get us the height of pine trees that we wanted, but they still looked even harder and found a deal on some that were even taller so we would get more for our money. Lastly, we wanted a willow tree for our low spot. We knew it was a slightly unconventional request, as we wanted to see if we could get a pretty large one. Not only did they come through, but it was even larger and more beautiful than we had hoped for! Our new backyard was the talk of the neighborhood, finally in a good way! All of this, and they came in UNDER budget. Ryan was a pleasure to work with from beginning to end, and with the help of his crew, they restored our faith in “A job well done”. We have already recommended them to friends, and in the future if anybody had doubts as to their workmanship, they can come over and take a look at our yard. Thanks to all of you!

Erin & Chad


I couldn’t have imagined how smoothly this project was done.  I had a small urban tiling job (small for Final Grade) that could not have been handled more perfectly.  Ron was expert and accurate in his plan, he even called my agronomist Uncle in Iowa to design the perfect system.  They had equipment that made an urban tiling job quick & easy.  They even navigated the city permit process and the neighbors in a calm & expert way.  I have nothing but gratitude for this group.  They worked hard and got the job done fast & efficiently.  Ron was patient and understanding even though I was unaware of how something like this could happen.  I could trust the integrity of every worker I talked with.  They even stayed within my budget.  I would highly recommend  them for any project you are considering.  Thanks!

Debrah, Bloomington


Please allow this to signify what a pleasure it is to work with Final Grade, Inc, and especially, Jamie.  Without hesitation, I can tell you that Jamie and his staff are the ultimate professionals. They went above and beyond to make our project as comfortable as possible for our association. The crew was polite & courteous.  I have been exposed to many contractors and so-called “professionals”, but the team at Final Grade is by far, the most decent, honest and truly caring professionals I have ever met. Regardless of the number of times I called or the number of questions I had, they were always patient with me, taking whatever time was needed to explain what was happening and why.  Highly Recommended!

Glenview View Villa Association, Prior Lake


The results were exactly what we had in mind.  Ryan did a great job working with us through the process – painless from start to finish.  Just wanted to thank Ryan and crew for a job well done!” 

Troy & Stacy, Savage


” Thank you for today. I hope to be able to be to give you a lot of work this year and the years to follow since I am very loyal to those who help out in a bind. You have really proved to me that you stand by what you do and take pride in it, thank you for that, it is hard to find.

Tim, Chaska

“As the Board of Directors of Asbury Glen Association, we would like to express our sincere Thank You for a job supremely well done.  From start to finish we were impressed with your attention to our project, concerns, and vision.  On your site visits, where you took the time to examine our project and answered all our questions in person and via email assured us that, although your bid was not our lowest, Final Grade was the right contractor for our project.  You were professional, concentrated on the task at hand, and did a superior job from start to finish.  We would definately recommend Final Grade to anyone”.  

Asbury Glen Board of Directors, Rosemount


“I am writing to express my appreciation and admiration for a job so well done that every time I walk in my lakeside yard I am stunned by how visually appealing our property has become. The results of Wayne’s expert backhoe skills in installing stone stairs on a very steep incline, along with Ron’s planning and Ryan’s expert vision, with Tony and crews implementing this vision, have created a most spectacular landscape. Ryan is truly a master landscaper. Every crew member who worked on our project was professional, helpful and courteous. They worked hard to make sure we were happy with the results. I highly recommend Final Grade.”

We at Russ Drake Construction and everyone else involved with this home, would like to personally thank all the volunteers and companies that helped make this project a success. We are hoping that we can find another Hero to help soon. The entire Faust family would like to extend their gratitude to all involved.
It was a big day for Colin, he was given the keys to his new home and later that evening proposed to Julia! Quite the busy day.

Thanks again, Russ and Steve

Ryan and all crew of final grade,
I want to say your crew did great job in my back yard Your crew was very good on the work that they did clean up no dirt left in the street or Yard.
The big bolder and the white rock and prairie grass and swayle all the neighbor hood Again thank you for great job wish I had done it years ago Sue and Nick