Larry Kuperus and his talented team have been building fine homes throughout the Twin Cities since 1976 and have hand crafted 1000’s of custom homes.

LDK Builders are experts in custom home building, tear downs in high demand city settings and understand complex lakeshore properties and have the thorough knowledge on how to work through regulatory requirements of each governing agency to ensure your project goes as planned. Our team of professionals will guide you through every stage from site selection, design, contract to closing.


Larry Kuperus


Greg Kuperus

Owner | Controller

Matt Blackketter

Owner | Project Manager

Lane Larson

Partner | Sales & Marketing

Elaine Kuperus


DeAnne Latterell

Interior Design

Scott Koppendrayer

Partner | Sales & Marketing

Rob Monson

Partner | Sales & Marketing


The LDK team knows that building a new home is an exciting time. We want to do all that we can to make your process smooth and enjoyable. Here is an overview of what our home building process looks like.

Site Selection
Whether you currently own your own site or would like our expert guidance on selecting the perfect building site we can help. Thoughtful and experienced site evaluation are of the utmost important and identifying key site features and potential pitfalls are important to ensuring the best building experience and proper expectation setting. Our team of experts will help you identify potential site conditions and provide expert advice on soil conditions, costs related to city ordinances, grading concerns, lakeshore, and watershed authorities and how to best navigate each ordinance and city.
Moving Forward
Once the architectural design process is complete, we will review the final plans, specifications, pricing, and estimated date of completion. At this stage the customer will sign all construction documents, provide additional funding for construction and we will discuss construction financing and the best path based on the client’s needs.
Design Process
With a vast resource of past projects available for inspiration we will work with you to help you determine your style and design esthetic and coordinate the best path for architectural design. Your choice is to use our architectural resources to fully design your one-of-a-kind home from scratch or use past inspiration as a starting point to customize from. It’s all about what is best for you, our client and we’re here to help you through the process.
Interior Design
At LDK Builders we provide all the necessary partnerships to ensure a seamless and hassle-free building experience. We have our own interior designer who will work with you throughout the building process and will ensure your style is incorporated into your custom home.