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Welcome to Construction Advocates.

Knowledge and guidance to help you create a better construction experience.


Building a new home or remodeling a treasured older home can be one of the most exciting and rewarding endeavors of a lifetime. But, unless you’re in control of the design and construction process, it can also be unnecessarily lengthy, costly, and frustrating.

  Steve Northway  The Building Coach

Steve Northway
The Building Coach

Steve Northway, founder of Construction Advocates, takes the mystery out of designing and building or remodeling a home or cabin. Just as a financial advisor guides your investment decisions, Steve offers a wealth of building expertise to help you maximize your budget, control the process, and ensure quality and value.

Steve has more than 30 years of experience in the residential construction industry. In 1978, he co-founded Nor-Son Construction and in 2006, he co-founded Northway Construction. After building hundreds of custom homes and cabins for clients throughout Minnesota, Steve recognized an opportunity to de-mystify the design and construction process for homeowners. At this point in his career, he finds tremendous joy and satisfaction in helping his clients relax and enjoy the process of designing and building the home of their dreams.