Awards & Testimonials

The Homebuyers’ Choice

Centra Homes continues to stand out nationally as the midwest leader in the Eliant Homebuyers’ Choice awards, awarded annually based on buyer survey metrics.

Homebuyers' Choice Award

Praise from Happy Homeowners

It all was perfect from day one. Patti was great from the start. The contractors were nice and clean and professional and I love my new town home.
— Jaclyn D, Ramsey, February 2022

“I loved how they kept us in the loop throughout the whole process, the weekly emails, and the free smart home perks upon closing. Zach was very knowledgeable about the community and he was always looking out for our best interests.”

— Amy S, Coon Rapids, January 2022

“Centra makes buying a new home a relatively simple and straightforward process. All the customization options made it possible for us to build the house just right so we could afford a brand new home as first time homebuyers with lots of the features that we wanted as well.”

— Eric F, Rogers, January 2022

“Kristine was amazing and showed great empathy to our concerns and assisted us with everything. She made all our worries disappear and helped with selections and provided us with information to assist with our decisions. My kids refer to her as “the lady that made the new house for us”. She is a wonderful representation of your company.”

— Robert C, Otsego, November 2021

“I like the fact that Julie was so committed in helping us she went above and beyond to make sure we got our dream home, the entire team was so friendly and dedicated to the work, the best dream team.”

— Samuel M, Ramsey, November 2021

“Everything was so smooth and communication was top notch throughout the whole process.”

— Emily D, Ramsey, October 2021

“Everything was super great! I am a first time home buyer and the entire process was so smooth I thought something was wrong. Patty was awesome sending me photos of the house every Saturday. I love it and I’m so thankful for everyone who was involved in helping me purchase my literal dream first home.”

— Kaya Q, Ramsey, August 2021

“Overall a great experience, Centra kept me in the loop of progress and met the closing deadline despite all the supply issues the housing industry was having.”

— Roy C, Ramsey, July 2021


We love how our home turned out. Patty is wonderful to work with! We felt lucky to have her as our sales rep, you can tell she loves her job!
— Kaitlyn N, Centerville, December 2021

“Great people and great communication. Zach was absolutely amazing throughout the whole process. Very informative, kind and reliable. To be ahead of schedule by a few weeks was an amazing and welcomed surprise!”

— Sean C, Maple Grove, April 2020

“The project manager, Adam has been extremely helpful and very responsive. Issues are addressed right away.”

— Brandy D, Otsego, January 2020

“Sales rep provided me with regular updates pertaining to construction. She was honest and made every effort to follow up with other parties to ensure a smooth buying experience.”

— Joshua O, Albertville, January 2020

“My husband and I liked that the team was so welcoming and supportive not only through the process, but when we first moved in. When there were a couple things wrong or missing, the team took care of them quickly, efficiently and were very friendly.”

— Jocelyn H, Otsego, January 2020

Julie Safratowich has been amazing to work with! Her customer service and care that she gives everyone is outstanding! She has made the home building experience perfect! Everything is going great! Couldn’t ask for a better experience. Thank you!
— Michael F, Otsego, February 2019

“The Project Manager was super nice and helpful; clearly explained everything. All items were complete and clean.”

— Valerie M, Maple Grove, December 2019

“[The Centra team was] very knowledgeable about the products that were used to build his home which was very impressive. Everything was explained like it should be very clearly. Excellent customer service.”

— Mary Jo H, Woodbury, July 2019

“Julie and Todd were great to work with and very easy to get a hold of. Questions were answered in a timely manner.”

— Bridget K, Otsego, April 2019

“Zach Adams is very respectful. He answered questions promptly and helped guide the process. Mark built the home. Very respectful took time to answer questions and listened. Very positive experience”

— Shannon B, Dayton, February 2019

“We are very happy with our home.

You can tell that the floor plan, landscaping and interior/exterior materials were very well planned out.”

— Mark K, Carver, February 2016

“We really enjoyed working with Zach Adams.

Mark M. has been very attentive and on top of things. Our experience with the people of Centra Homes has only been positive!”

— John Z, Dayton, August 2018

“Working with Julie was a great experience.

She answered all of our questions regarding the purchase of our home and options selections.”

— Dan B, Otsego, April 2018

“The home tutorial, cleaning before moving in and working with my timeline for wanting to move in. I also like the color selections and features.”

— Brandon J, Otsego, June 2018

“I work in some of the finest homes being built in the state of Minnesota. Very pleased with all the workmanship in my centra home. From first time I walked into the model I felt there was value in what I saw. And when my home was completed the value was there.”

— Sean M, Blaine, April 2018

“Julie is WONDERFUL. Our Project Manger is GREAT and, my construction crew guys are the BEST! We are super happy with the entire process. Thank you.”

— Julia L, Otsego, October 2018

“Good craftsmanship.”

— Ronald P, Woodbury, October 2018

Purchasing a new home from Centra was a great experience! The home was move-in ready and we are reminded daily that it was a great decision for us!
— Ryan A, Otsego, March 2018

“We are very happy with our home and the process.”

— D.K.E., New Hope, October 2017

“They were very professional and helpful!”

— Kara K, Otsego, May 2017

“[What I like best about Centra Homes is] their commitment to stand behind their product and fix things that aren’t right.”

— Robert B, Minnetrista, September 2018

“We had an excellent experience and don’t have any complaints. We had an issue with our carpet and also a circuit in our house and both of those issues were taken care of quickly and with quality in mind. Thank you!!”

— Zach Z, Minnetrista, November 2017

“When we called about problems they were handled quickly and our maintenance guy that came to our help was very good.”

— Bob P, Carver, June 2017

“Follow up on services requests is of utmost importance and Centra Homes has certainly done that with our home.”

— Tim T, Ham Lake, April 2017

“Overall we are satisfied with our purchase and would recommend Centra Homes to friends and family. There are several small repairs that have occurred due to the settling of our home, but we expect those fixes will be honored by Centra homes.”

— DeVonna P, New Hope, January 2017

“My wife and I stumbled on Eastview last year when we first started looking to down size. Robin was so friendly and gave us tours of all the models. She answered every question we had and expertly explained the building process. We love our new home and the neighborhood. Thank You Robin.”

— Burr O, Woodbury, September 2016


“I am in love with my house

…and appreciate the design choices that they used.”

— Cynthia B, Blaine, April 2017

“They’ve been very responsive

…to all of my concerns and questions. I have no reason to believe they will not continue to do so in the future. I am very satisfied.”

— Susan L, Minnetrista, March 2017

“Amazing builder.

Quality work, professional staff.”

— Vladimir S, New Hope, March 2017

“They are a good builder and good people work for them.”

— Stephanie S, New Hope, March 2017

“Overall, we are so happy with our Centra Homes building experience and have made sure our friends and family know it! Lanette was really wonderful to work with throughout the sales process. All of our questions were answered. We feel the home was well-constructed and is a good value and food investment. All of the follow-up items we have requested were dealt with in a timely manner. We have felt very taken care of, and we love living here. Thank you, Centra Homes family!”

— Landon Z, New Hope, February 2017

“Centra Homes LLC is the best construction agency. Their homes are the best value, good quality and very nice.”

— Amar S, Blaine, March 2017

“Greg helped us out of some tight situations. When the garage door fell off the track and we couldn’t get in and out of it, Greg got it taken care of (on Christmas Eve). He put himself in our spot and did what he would have liked done. He is a really good guy. We enjoyed talking with him and we only wanted to talk to him because he got everything done correctly for us.”

— Bob P, Carver, December 2016

“Beautiful homes and neighborhood.”

— Bruce Y, Woodbury, June 2016

“We were very happy when we moved in with the little extras that they provided, that we weren’t expecting.”

— Philip O, Blaine, October 2016

“Once our home project got going, it went very smooth and fast. Greg is great.”

— Dan N, Ham Lake, October 2016

“Dave has been great to work with! Very prompt and courteous with handling all of our questions or concerns!”

— Joshua M, Minnetrista, December 2016

“We had a couple issues with the website service request form initially, but caught Centra right in the middle of a changeover. A more recent request was handled the same day since then, and Greg really strives at getting it done immediately, once he is made aware of the issue.”

— Thomas W, Blaine, January 2016


Great builder! We are very happy with the whole process from start to finish. We came to look at the house often and were amazed at how clean everything was maintained during the building process. Centra Homes kept us updated through the whole process. House was ready on time just as we have scheduled. We are very happy with our new home!
— Rusian P, Blaine, March 2016

“We are extremely happy with our new home. We always receive the best customer service from the staff at Centra Homes.”

— Jay A, Blaine, October 2015

“Obviously Centra builds a lot of homes and this can cause cause some of the craftsmanship to slip, but all the important things with our home have been right. More importantly, Centra has worked with us on every issue covered by our warranty and throughout the whole warranty period. Their process for submitting maintenance requests is simple and easy, and contractors are prompt in making quality repairs. It has made owning our Centra home a great experience.”

— Kiel F, Rogers, December 2015

“The meetings before start of building were very detailed. Julie and Todd seamed to be always on the same page. After move in problems were fixed quickly.”

— Jeffrey J, Otsego, September 2018

“Robin, Jon and Greg were there for us throughout the entire process and if anything was “wrong” they fixed it. GREAT CUSTOMER SERVICE.”

— Michael E, Woodbury,  September 2015

“It is really a nice home! I have had no significant issues!”

— Phillip D, Carver, January 2015

“Centra Homes builds a beautiful, high-quality, quick delivery house for a reasonable price.

They offer a variety of different floor plans; we were delighted to find one that fit our family perfectly! Greg is very knowledgeable and is always available to answer any questions we have. We love our new home and couldn’t be happier!”

— Jay A, Blaine, October 2015

“Our experience with Centra Homes was excellent.

They were very responsive and the overall workmanship was great. We were surprised to find that a water heater did not come standard with the home, however.”

— Bradley L, Rogers, August 2016

“Centra Homes is quick to respond

…to any issues that come up. They try to get a plan in place quickly. They have a good level of service.”

— Grant R, Rogers, August 2015

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