New Construction - Homes by Tradition


Proudly representing homes by tradition

Chris Rooney is proud to represent Homes by Tradition, a locally owned and operated home building company with deep Minnesota roots and years of building experience. With the industry's best architects, designers, project managers, suppliers, and craftsmen, Homes by Tradition is committed to providing top level customer support for every step in the design-build process. Dean Nelson, President and Owner of HBT, draws on his knowledge and experience in the home building industry, as well as his five years of service in the United States Marine Corps, to provide the best service to clients. He is passionate about helping them make their dream homes a reality. 


Interior Designer Danielle adds the perfect touch, making each home come to life with her expert eye and attention to detail. With her help, Homes by Tradition is able to exceed client expectations, providing them with the home of their dreams. Mac and Charlie run the day-to-day schedule with our new construction, making sure of quality assurance and adhering to timelines. Chris Rooney Home Experts is proud to be a part of the Homes by Tradition team and is dedicated to helping clients build their dream homes. With his knowledge, experience, and passion, he is committed to making each home a success.

Find Your Inspiration

Be inspired by Homes by Tradition unique and innovative home designs that challenge the status quo. Award winning architecture helps each and every home stand out and is built to meet the unique needs and vision of each client.

Your Home, Your Way

Sure, the industry awards for service, design and quality are sincerely appreciated, but at the end of the day you, your family and your project goals are our top priority. Homes by Tradition is known for creating the highest quality, architecturally detailed homes that feature modern design trends in amenity rich locations throughout the Twin Cities.

Choosing Chris Rooney Home Experts and Homes by Tradition as your design-build partner means you have an ally who is ready to help every step of the way. From concept to completion, our experienced team of professionals, promises to make building your home a rewarding experience. Combining design, construction, financing, and closing services, the Tradition Companies network provides synergy for every single detail set us apart from any other home builder in MN.


Custom Homes

Looking for a custom home to meet your unique needs? Clients choose Homes by Tradition when they are looking for a defined process and talented industry professionals to be true partner in the design/build process. We can’t wait to hear you say, “That’s exactly what we were looking for!”


Remodeling & Renovation

Love your home, but ready for an update? The HBT remodeling division will work with you to create a custom design to enhance your home’s features and maximize your space. This can happen through unique home alterations, additions, or refinishing spaces with a fresh, new look.

The sooner we get started, the sooner your home will feel brand new!

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At Chris Rooney Home Experts, we believe that everyone should do what we are best at, so Chris has put together a group that loves what they do and do what they are great at!

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