Meet The Owners of STR Construction


Trent Johnson


Trent was born in Minnesota and grew up in Chanhassen. Following high school, Trent attended UW-Madison. After college, his interest in real estate led to working for a custom home builder – developing a variety of carpentry skills. The opportunity to team up with Ryan to create STR construction was a chance for him to combine the skills he’d developed during college with his construction experience.


Ryan Brown


Born and raised in Pensacola, Florida, Ryan Brown spent almost a decade working in the swimming pool business before moving up to the Twin Cities in 2018. After joining a relatives framing crew, he immediately fell in love with Carpentry and especially enjoyed the process of building decks. Outside of work Ryan enjoys anything fitness and outdoor related.

Who We Are

STR Construction was formed in 2021 between business partners Trent Johnson and Ryan Brown. With over 20 years of combined construction experience we are the local, reliable, trustworthy company you can turn to.

Frustrated by sub par industry standards and outdated building practices, Ryan and Trent thought it was time for the next generation of deck contractors to lead the way. Gone are the days of “good enough” and “this is the way we’ve always done it” attitudes that can’t be allowed to survive in a rapidly changing and evolving industry.

We are obsessed with the quality of our finished product and will take every measure possible through meticulous craftsmanship and specialized tools to insure that your deck will meet both ours and your standards.

If you choose us to build your deck you can rest easy knowing that it is being built by the owners of STR Construction themselves and not subcontractors as is common industry practice among our larger competitors.

We take full responsibility for our own work and treat every homeowner and their project with the utmost respect. We understand you are choosing to spend your hard earned money with us and will do everything in our power to make sure.

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