See What Others Say About Bark River Remodeling

Quality Remodeling and Construction for Bayfield County

Rises to the Challenge

Our newly purchased cabin looked to have an incurable defect: a bathroom with a slanted ceiling in the entrance and no door. Joe rose to the challenge and created a custom-built door that joined to a custom-built wall. Great creativity and skill at a very reasonable price.

Highly Skilled

If you want the best, call Joe. When you do you can be confident the job will be done right. There will be no short cuts just to finish the job. Joe is highly skilled, extremely knowledgeable and very thorough in all that he does.


There are few individuals in this field that can match the workmanship, problem solving and communication skills that Joe possesses.

Living Legacy

Joe knows that each project he completes will have his name forever attached to the project. He is going to complete the job with excellence so that the customer will be satisfied for decades to come.

High Quality

Our carpentry projects were completed in a very professional, high quality manner. Communication was excellent throughout the process and we were very satisfied with all aspects of the job. We strongly recommend Bark River Remodeling to anyone needing high quality work coupled with integrity.


We were impressed with Joe’s professionalism in coordinating our kitchen and bath remodel. We love the new look and were more than pleased to have the work done so timely that we could enjoy Thanksgiving with our kids and grandkids in our new kitchen. Joe attended to every detail and kept the communication open during the entire process, not to mention that there were no surprises on the cost estimates.

Very Satisfied

We have been very satisfied with the work done by Bark River Remodeling. Throughout the whole process, Joe has given helpful suggestions as to decorating and materials and has kept us informed of the progress. He is conscientious about meeting deadlines and his work is of the highest quality. We are so pleased with the outcome that we immediately hired him for a second project. We recommend Bark River Remodeling without reservations.


Joe, the cabin looks really good. The trim, siding, soffits, fascia and caulking all look great. I appreciate how well picked up you left the cabin and garage. Thanks again for making this an enjoyable project.

Most Pleased

Joe Hokanson of Bark River Remodeling has done three jobs for us over the past year. In all instances we have been most pleased with the results. Joe is a construction professional and a meticulous craftsman with an affable personality. Moreover, he has excellent ideas, and he has a clear understanding of what he will and will not do. We have found him to be very fair and straightforward in all transactions, and we recommend him with no reservations whatever.

We can’t say enough good things about Joe’s craftsmanship

We engaged Joe Hokanson, Bark River Remodeling, to convert a garage/work space building into a guest house. We were delighted with Joe’s thoroughness in planning before starting work, his coordination with us as the job proceeded, and the quality of his work and that of the tradesmen he chose for the job.

An example of Joe’s thoroughness in planning was his insistence that he take a sample of the concrete slab poured for the garage floor. As we were planning a 2-story living space, he explained that not all garage slabs would be poured to a thickness to support a 2-story structure. Sure enough, it was a thinner slab. We were disappointed that we could not proceed with our Dormer upper story, but imagine the structural problems 10 or 15 years into the future that Joe’s knowledge and foresight helped us avoid. Further, Joe was talking himself out of a job with larger billings.

Coordination during the job involved Laura as well as Joe. Joe and Laura follow professional contract procedures, so rights and responsibilities on both sides of the contract are spelled out clearly from the beginning. We were not in ewsidence throughout the construction period. Joe and Laura as a team kept us thoroughly informed through timely progress billings, job-site pictures that helped us visualize what was going on, and the not infrequent phone calls invariably brought about clarification for both sides.

The Guest House has been completed for about there years now, plenty of time for flaws and “oops-sies” that might have, but did not, show up. The fact that we can’t say enough good things about Joe’s craftsmanship in his carpentry, and his job management of building supplies and subcontractors, is our testimonial to how pleased we have been with the entire job.