Orono High School Scholarship

Danberry Building Corp, along with EDG, Gives away a scholarship to Orono High School student

Danberry Building Corp, parent company to EDG, gave away a scholarship to a Orono High School student this year. The scholarship winner is attending the University of Wisconsin, Eau Claire in the fall and is studying Spanish.

Jeff’s three daughters all graduated from Orono High School. They have all attended four year colleges and two of them have Masters degrees.

“The educational program at Orono is one of the best I’ve ever seen,” Jeff said. “Our daughters benefitted from the teachers and the programs that this community helped build and we’re happy to be able to give back.”

EDG plans to continue their scholarship donation for year to come.

LLS Fundraising Campaign


EDG President Raises Funds for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society

Jeff Danberry,  President of Excelsior Design Group, has accepted his nomination to run for Man of the Year through the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society’s (LLS) annual fundraising campaign, Man and Woman of the Year (MWOY).  The MWOY campaign is an exciting competition in which candidates raise money  to earn “Man & Woman of the Year” titles by raising funds for LLS blood cancer research.  The candidates compete in honor of children who are local blood cancer survivors, the Boy & Girl of the Year.

Every dollar raised counts as one vote and the titles are awarded to the man and woman with the most votes at the end of ten weeks. The top local fundraisers in the country win the national titles. To date, these dedicated leaders have helped LLS invest more than $1 billion in research to advance breakthrough therapies that are saving lives today and helping us all achieve the LLS goal of a world without blood cancers.

Jeff’s eldest daughter, Lyndsey, was diagnosed with Acute Lymphocytic Leukemia in 1994; she was 10 years old at the time. Fortunately, Lyndsey beat her battle but the fight to cure blood cancer is not over. “That’s why I am here, ” declares Jeff.

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Excelsior Design Group Receives Best Of Houzz 2015 Award

Customer Satisfaction Award

Over 25 Million Monthly Unique Users Rated Top-Rated Home Building, Remodeling and Design Professionals in the United States and Around the World


Tonka Bay, January 20, 2015Excelsior Design Group of Tonka Bay, MN has been awarded “Best Of Houzz” for Customer Satisfaction by Houzz, the leading platform for home remodeling and design. EDG, leader in home renovation, design and remodel, was chosen by the more than 25 million monthly unique users that comprise the Houzz community from among more than 500,000 active home building, remodeling and design industry professionals.

The Best Of Houzz award is given in two categories: Design and Customer Satisfaction. Design award winners’ work was the most popular among the more than 25 million monthly users on Houzz, known as “Houzzers.” Customer Satisfaction honors are determined by a variety of factors, including the number and quality of client reviews a professional received in 2014. Winners will receive a “Best Of Houzz 2015” badge on their profiles, helping Houzz users around the world who discover and love a professional’s work to learn even more about that business’ popularity and satisfaction rating among their peers in the Houzz community.

“I’ve seen many homeowners express concern that they have no idea where to start in their quest to design and remodel their home. At EDG, we take pride in having the experience to guide homeowners through the maize of regulations and procedures to help ensure the successful completion from concept to completion. Customer satisfaction is our number one priority.” President, Jeff Danberry, said.

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Orono Total Remodel Project Featured in the December Issue of Lake Minnetonka Magazine

Excelsior Design Group did a Total Remodel in Orono. They converted the home into a quaint, farmhouse with elegant interior touches.

When lake-area residents Randy and Shelly Chesley first laid eyes on the home in the Casco Point neighborhood of Orono, they knew right away it was their dream house.

“When we came driving by, it just stood out to me like that’s where I needed to live,” Shelly says. “It reminded me of a farmhouse, but it wasn’t too country.”

The home’s quaint, farmhouse feel and elegant interior touches are the handiwork of Jeff Danberry of Danberry Building Corp.

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Feature Remodeling Project

How is Excelsior Design Group unique? Find out in this feature remodeling project review!

The homeowners were looking for a contractor that could help them convert their dreams a building a practice lake home, ideal for the pro fisherman on Lake Minnetonka into reality. They wanted a cozy home for family gatherings while also keeping the ability for resale an option.

This home, a fish house for pro fisherman Ted Capra, inspired local authors and publication, Tonka Times.

The EDG approach: Excelsior Design Group assembles a team of design and construction craftspeople to bring your dream home to life. We truly enjoy what we do, and the process of delivery from start to finish. You’ll experience something beyond the typical design and remodel process with Excelsior Design Group:

  • Attention to your goals: we listen to your specific wishes and design goals
  • Experienced designers: we bring our decades of combined experience to your remodel or build
  • Excellence in craftsmanship: you’ll enjoy every detail of the finished product
  • Satisfaction in remodeling: we bring the very best of our talent to each aspect of your project

Check out the Excelsior Remodeling Project Photo Portfolio here, or see details on this specific remodel.

“I waited several years to find the right time and the right lot to build my lake home. After interviewing several contractors I turned to Jeff because he was able to take the plans that I had spent years working on and design something that fit my needs while also keep an eye on resale.  I was impressed with his expertise and knowledge of Orono’s zoning regulations.  In the end, we partnered together to build the lake home of my dreams.”

Build with the EDG! Excelsior Design Group is ready to talk with you about your home building and remodeling ideas! Give us a call at 612-250-7100 today!