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Ice Dam Removal

Use STEAM to safely remove ice dams. Click HERE for more info or visit us on Facebook to see steam cleaning in action!

Custom Home Construction
Kitchen & Bath Remodels



Preconstruction Planning

From a few rough drawings to the finished product, Scott and North Country Building will help you achieve your goals. Your dreams become reality in the expert hands of Scott Johnson.

Scott of North Country Building is an honest, reliable and skilled general contractor. He provides quality workmanship and is easy to speak with and discuss ideas. We couldn't have been more pleased with our beautiful home.

Marla Guddal

Breezy Point, MN

Selecting and Purchasing Materials

Scott will help you choose the right materials and finishes for that perfect result. He will take care of every detail, ensuring that your project will be completed to your satisfaction.



I have had Scott Johnson complete many projects at our cabin in Crosslake...ranging from building a 30 x 28 garage, rebuilding a beach cabin to finishing my basement. In every instance he has been honest, reliable, focused on quality and fairly priced. These attributes are important given that we do not live in Crosslake fulltime and it is important to able to work with someone you trust.


Jon Schmidt

Crosslake, MN


North Country Building has a reputation for quality construction and attention to detail. Scott's excellent craftsmanship and customer service make North Country Building the perfect choice.


I have used Scott Johnson of North Country Building on several projects large to small. When Scott says he will be there, he is there.  His workmanship has been second to none. North County Building has never let me down and is always the first people I call.  You can't go wrong with Scott Johnson of North Country Building. 


Lynn Carlson, Crosslake, MN

Scott and North Country Building can help you turn your befores....

into beautiful afters.



Scott Johnson is North Country Building. Based in Crosslake, MN, North Country Building specializes in quality construction projects for your home or cabin. This includes ice dam removal as well as interior or exterior remodeling. Beginning with his first job, and during his trade school education in Waco, Texas, Scott's hard work and determination over the last 30 years are evident in every project. Scott's wide range of technical and organizational skills makes him the perfect choice for any project, large or small.


Scott Johnson and his family live in Crosslake, MN. He is a volunteer firefighter and has many contacts in and around the lakes area. He has the knowledge and expertise to turn any plan into a fabulous finished project.




Deck remodel
New home construction.
Home remodel.
Home remodel.
Log home remodel.
Log entryway.
Interior remodel.
Dramatic fireplace.
Bar and pass thru.
Kitchen remodel.
Kitchen remodel.
Breakfast bar.
Open construction.
Upper floor family room.
Dining room.
New patio.
New deck.
Deck and sliding doors.
Fanciful "Who" house and tree house.
New garage construction.
Front of garage.
New construction, triple garage.
New log garage.

"It was a great day when I found Scott, from North Country Building. He did a tremendous job for us on our first project and we would highly recommend him to anyone...actually we already have! We had a very large deck that was poorly constructed, tired and needed totally replacing and we took the opportunity to refresh the look and go more maintenance free. Scott finished a stunning deck for us with 3 sets of stairs and multiple levels with easy to use gates from the top level to keep the kids in when we wanted. The workmanship is excellent, and the finish is simply stunning. The price was fair and what we discussed with no surprises. I liked what he did so much, and just finished on the weekend that I have already signed him up to refresh one of our bedroom and bathrooms."

Chris & Linda Holmes

Bonnie Lakes Rd, Crosslake, MN

We hired North Country Building of Crosslake to remodel our cabin.  This involved a complete make-over of a more than 35 year old structure and also doing some needed additions.  The property is located within the Crosslake city limits; it had to satisfy all codes and permits required by the city and Crow Wing County inspections.  Since we live 360 miles from the construction site, this required frequent detailed communications between the construction superintendent and us, the owners of the property.  We needed someone that we could rely on, and Scott Johnson was the right man for the job.  He understands what good construction is all about:  sense of quality, that doing it right the first time saves money, knowing the local trades people who can do the job in a workmanlike manner.  He has a pleasant disposition and above all is trustworthy.

Our project began in the fall, work progressed during the off-season months, and it was completed the following spring, ready for use by the start of summer.  This was a great plan! 

 We are enjoying our newly remodeled cabin very much, and it all exceeded our expectations.  Thank you, Mr. Johnson!


Reiny and Maureen  Friedrich

Crosslake, MN

My wife and I met Scott when the remodeling of our lake home ran into continued delays and over runs. We fired the contractor and found Scott, who stepped up and turned a disaster into the most beautiful place ever.  If you are considering any type of remodeling, additions etc., give Scott a chance, you will glad you did.


Ken Guddal

Breezy Point, MN




For any inquiries, questions or referrals, please call: (218) 831-3319 or fill out the following form.

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Scott Johnson

General Contractor/Ice Dam Removal

North Country Building LLC

License #BC722205

Crosslake, MN 56442

(218) 831-3319



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