Hear for Yourself what Our Clients are Saying

Here’s some additional Testimonials from our Clients.
We hope you give us a chance to talk with you about helping you build Your Dream Home!

Pellegrino Home
"Last night we did another Italian theme charity dinner at our home. It's taking me some time to learn but I think I am finally figuring out how to cook in this stone oven.  

I enjoy doing these community fund raising events for a few reasons, one being to show off this beautiful home you and your team helped make a realty for us. It was a dream for us to build this home and we are grateful for the large role you had in making it happen.  Thank you."
Tom and Terry Pellegrino

Jody and Chuck Home
Everything looks amazing, to say the least!!!...Thank you and your entire "crew". Everyone did an outstanding job and we are beyond pleased.  It turned out better than all expectations. WE can't say enough about what a positive experience the entire process was. Thank you so much.   Talk soon..........
Jody and Chuck

We love our new home!  We really like the open layout.  It was built by Parent Custom Homes in 2019.   Their extensive experience provided us with great design ideas and quality workmanship.  Brent helped design custom space for our gun safe and was very responsive.”

Mark and Laurie

Gloria Home

We were first unsure if we should be adding on/remodeling our home on the lake, or if we should demolish and build what we really wanted.  The second question we had was who could we work with "long distance" since we live full time in Illinois.  Brent Parent made our decisions much easier!  I had been through one of his homes during a Parade of Homes, and really liked it, and gave him a call with some questions.  He is an incredible down to earth guy that truly loves what he does.  He helped us from day one, getting us in touch with the right people to answer the questions we had.  His knowledge and networking in his business is incredible.  We did decide to do a complete demolish, and build our "dream home".  Brent put us in touch with a home designer that helped us design the perfect home for our lot and our life style.  Long distance was not a problem, Brent was on top of everything, and when he says " I build it like it is my own", he does really mean it.  We absolutely love our home, two years later, and still say, "man I love this place".  The workmanship is outstanding, we could not be happier with how our whole experience has turned out.  We would and DO highly recommend Parent Custom Homes.


David and Jennifer Home

We started the homebuiliding process by interviewing 6 different builders and it was clear that Parent Custom Homes was the best choice in building our new house.  Parent Custom Homes was the right choice because of the quality of the work that we've consistently seen during the Parade of Homes and other Parent Custom homes visits. We would also like to recognize Jr who played such an important role in our homebuilding process. He was extremely attentive, respectful and helpful in all requests that we made. It's amazing how the sketches of our house turned into the home that we love to spend time in with friends and family.  Thank you Brent and the Parent Custom Home team.  We will continue to recommend Parent Custom Homes.

David and Jennifer

“Complete attention to detail! We’ve built not one, but two homes with the Parent Family (1999 & 2012). Both Brent and Brook were wonderful to work with during the process back then, and still accessible to help out to this day. True Professionals! Both homes were complete custom builds from plans we drew ourselves. High quality construction with the best finisher(s) in the industry. Thoroughly enjoyed the process with Parent Custom Homes!!!”

Dr. Kurt and Kelly Bender - Ham Lake

“Having never been through the home building experience, the thought of it alone was intimidating even as we were just starting the process.  We did not want a builder with a portfolio of cookie cutter homes.  We didn’t want to be locked into options that favored the builder’s bottom line instead of our ongoing satisfaction.    

We were referred to Brent from a trusted friend and from the beginning, we appreciated how available and up front he was about the huge (to us) decisions flying at us each week.  He would give his honest opinion and/or he would bring in someone who could give us options and feedback. As the build progressed he addressed any concerns or issues we had promptly.  

A year later, Brent and the crew have taken care of any concerns we have had, always going above and beyond our expectations.  Living within a new development surrounded by homes from other builders, we have heard so many stressful stories from our neighbors about how THEY are having issues with their new homes, struggling to get a response or any resolution from their builder.  There is such a HUGE difference in build quality and finished product with Brent and Parent Custom Homes.  We would highly recommend them!”

Ryan and Jessica

“Building this house with you was one of the best choices we’ve made in our lives. We couldn’t recommend Parent Custom Homes more. We constantly get compliments on the house from people walking or boating by. A forever home is such a major purchase and it turned out great.”

Jeff and Jennifer

“When we decided to build the home of our dreams, we retained an architect and worked on the plans for a year.  Once we had our plans, we began interviewing different builders.  Once we met the Parents, our search was over.  We were impressed, not just with their construction expertise, but with their character, values, and how easy they were to work with.

We were not disappointed.  Our home was a big undertaking and the Parent’s were with us every step of the way.  Our home took 11 months to construct and there was not one day that they were not on the job site.  Their sub-contractors were fantastic, and their work was outstanding.  If there was any kind of issue that arose, they were on it immediately, got it resolved, and we moved on.  After our closing they continued to deal with any minor issues that came up and got them quickly resolved.

It is not uncommon to hear horror stories about homeowners and their rocky relationship with their contractor.  That was never the case with the Parent family.  We actually became great friends with their family and that friendship continues today. 

As a family operation and Brent and Brook have carried on the tradition started by their father (and their mother).  They are not just quality contractors, they are outstanding people.  We have and will continue to recommend them to anyone that is entertaining the idea of building a home.”

Bill and Sandy

“When we decided to build our home, Parent Custom Homes was at the top of our list. We instantly recognized the quality and excellent floor plan styles, after walking through a few Parade of Homes models. We interviewed 5 other builders and felt Parent Custom Homes checked all of our boxes. We have lived in our home for nearly 10 years and continue to love everything about it. A few years after our house was built, we requested that Parent Custom Homes help us with an outdoor structure to ensure the same quality and exterior factors to match our home. It turned out fantastic. Not only has Parent Custom Homes provided a wonderful inside living experience, but outside as well. We would recommend Parent Custom Homes to others looking to build their future home.”

Jennifer and David

“Brent Parent and Parent Custom Homes undertook the challenge to create my dream home. Their challenge was to build the home I wanted while I was at home in California and the lot was in Minnesota. Everything was done by computer, emails and phone calls. I could not have been more pleased. It was my dream home.

Along the way tradesmen made a mistake or two, but there was never a misstep on Brent correcting it and making sure I was happy with the result. If Brent got busy with family or other clients, he had backup in his brother and Father, and the project never stalled. Communication was excellent, every phone call was promply returned. What more can I say? My home was finished on time, on budget and if I ever was to build again, my first phone call will be to Brent Parent and Parent Custom Homes…”

Diane Dahl

“Fifteen years ago, we wanted to build our home on the Mississippi River. We decided to go through the Parade of Homes for ideas and look at builders. Honestly, when we saw a home that we loved or were impressed with, they turned out to be built by Parent Custom Homes. We met with Al Parent who started PCH before turning it over to his sons, Brent and Brooke. The process from start to finish was a very easy and yet fun experience. Each step, they checked and then rechecked with us to make sure this is what we wanted. The home turned out beautifully, and we were and still are, completely satified with our decision to trust and depend on Parent Custom Homes. We would use them again in a heartbeat, so of course we would recommend them to friends or family to do the same.”

Jerry and Karen Morrow

We are very pleased with Parent Custom homes and working with Brent. We started with a complete demolish of the original homestead and clearing of the wooded lake lot.  Brent started out with some very specific requests that were unique and not typical for Upper Midwest homes.  Features that were especially designed for a Florida built home that Brent had to incorporate into the new design and build of our new MN home.  There are a couple of stand-out features that make our home very unique in many ways. 

The finishing touches and workmanship carried throughout the exterior and interior are appealing and eye-catching.  The interior workmanship and attention to detail is amazing.  I have had so many compliments from other local area home builders and subs admiring the quality and especially the workmanship and detail of the:

  • custom woodwork (with multi layers of custom cut trim and 6 panel 8’ doors)
  • stone (funny story – the fireplace was designed around a specific size painting as the focal point in our living room, Brent will not forget this; job well done – it fit)
  • ceramic tile, finishers/painters, and drywall (curved corners throughout home; several custom niche built in area’s for artwork, and custom ceilings)

All the subs were pleasant, helpful and easy to work with, the job site was never dirty or left unsafe. In building our home, Brent with Parent Custom Homes displayed his commitment to integrity, customer satisfaction and superior workmanship. 

Janet Buzzell