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Studio Rebus Incorporated
Studio Rebus Incorporated

Studio Rebus Incorporated

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Introduction: When someone says something's well built that means the joints are tight and durable, but beyond that and most importantly all the pieces are well proportioned. Most builders just take off the shelf components and assemble them without regard to how they relate to one another and how they relate to the overall project. Trim is one of the worst offenders. It's either too large or too small. I either scale it by calculation or by eye. At the end of a project walking around in space that only existed in my imagination before the concrete was poured, the wood cut and the nails driven.

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23 years in business

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Maintain 6 feet of distance from customers

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Customers rated this pro highly for work quality, professionalism, and responsiveness.

Great 4.7

72 reviews


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Aaron V.

Finish Carpentry

Kel at Studio Rebus is an exceptional carpenter. We had a complicated situation with a railing divider on two levels of our house that Kel masterfully refinished. He is great to work with and has really good ideas to contribute to the design. We will certainly call on him again in the future for other projects. Thank you!!!! What looks simple in the picture was actually very complicated tedious carpentry because the framing walls and floors were all twisted.
Studio Rebus Incorporated's reply
Many thanks for the Five Star review Aaron. The pictures show quite the journey since I was last there. All of your hard work on mantel and DR built-ins are singing HOME. I enjoyed working with you. Looking forward to our next collaboration. Regards, Kel
Apr 7, 2021
Laurie C.


Kel did an amazing job converting my blah 90s bathroom vanity into a beautiful new one with reclaimed live edge slab, handpainted glass sink vessel and painted the oak cabinet. He is excellent about discussing both functional and aesthetic elements to fit the existing space
Studio Rebus Incorporated's reply
Ahh. You got the pictures up. Exclamation points for the job. Thanks for the 5 Star Review. I enjoyed working with you. Regards, Kel
Apr 3, 2021
Kitty V.


Kel is a great worker and a super nice guy. I have a very old house and repairs sometimes are not easy but Kel was able to repair our bathroom tiles that were coming out of our floor because the floor is uneven. He also did a few other projects for us and was very meticulous in his work. I would definitely hire him again!
Studio Rebus Incorporated's reply
Thank you Kitty. Hope we can work together again. Regards, Kel
Mar 1, 2021
Ryan K.

Stair Installation, Remodel, or Repair

Kel was incredibly knowledgeable, extremely talented, and quite reasonably priced. Kel installed 2 handrails in my basement stairwell. The city code for stair railings is very complex. Kel knew it well and custom made the rail to fit the style I was hoping to achieve, as well as making sure it was 100% compliant. We passed our basement finish inspection after this project was completed. Kel did essentially all the research needed for the project; sourcing the wood, finding me options for handrail brackets, and providing perspective on what would look best together. I am incredibly happy with how the project turned out and will for sure hire Kel again for any projects in the future.
Jan 11, 2021
Shelley B.


Extremely happy with the work Kel did to fix electrical issues in our home. He is professional and does high quality work. I will definitely use his services again and would highly recommend him to anyone. Thanks Kel!
Studio Rebus Incorporated's reply
Thanks Shelley. Thanks to Mark for his stories about South Saint Paul. Hope we can work together again. Happy Holidays.
Dec 19, 2020
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  • What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?

    The home page of our website gives a concise introduction to our system. Definitely click on the page called 'Budget Woes' and study the graphic.

  • What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

    The State of Minnesota requires sixteen hours of continuing education every two years to maintain the residential contractor's license.

  • What advice would you give a customer looking to hire a provider in your area of work?

    Keep in mind all the television and cable shows about remodeling are selling phantasy. Phantasies about speed, service, price and lack of conflict. Their contribution to the marketplace is not knowledge, but surreal expectations. Talk to family and friends about projects they've done similar to one you're contemplating. Talk to my past clients. I'll provide a list of references right after our first contact.

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