1813 Trout Run Road, Decorah, IA 52101 | (563) 382-9360



For two generations Finholt Construction continues to provide a wide range of building services to Decorah and the Tri-state area. We have built more than 100 homes in the Decorah area all designed with a flair of elegance and comfortable family living in mind. Warm, comfortable surroundings and high style are carefully blended in a home built by David Finholt Construction. “We believe that customer satisfaction is the measure of our success. We work diligently and professionally to the end. We believe the combination of good design, quality materials, and cost effective building methods results in responsible building to our clients.” Commercial and multifamily housing is another focus of our business. Energy efficiency and green products are at the forefront of our projects. Consult our Job Referrals for more information on our beautifully finished projects.

We are happy to live and work in the Decorah community. As members of the Decorah Area Chamber of Commerce we are proud to provide our community with a high quality full service construction company with the experience and integrity.


At David Finholt Construction and Tryad Kitchens & Design we combine our experience of building top quality homes and commercial projects with years of designing beautiful kitchens to create an attractive and functional space you will happy to call home. We achieve this beginning with your plans and ideas, enhancing these plans with a vision of design and knowledge of efficient space. We work hard to provide accurate estimates before the building process begins.  We will assist you and manage each phase of the building process from the first meeting to the day of completion. We provide the highest standard of craftsmanship with integrity and innovation.  We make every effort to communicate clearly, stay on budget and complete construction on time. We team with reputable and esteemed subcontractors to provide the highest standard of craftsmanship.


The same expertise and dynamic design we put into a new home will be used to remodel and add to your existing space.  We start with an in home consultation and measurement. From there we work with your ideas to create and enhance the existing floor plan and give detailed estimates for creating a space that blends well architecturally with design and function always in mind. We manage all areas of the project working with a team of subcontractors to allow the project to run smoothly and on schedule.


We specialize in kitchen, bath, and cabinet design for any space with quality cabinetry by Bertch Cabinet Mfg. or custom built-in pieces as needed. Our designer comes with over 22 years of education and project experience to help you design your space with function and comfort as well as beauty. We have expert installers to provide the best finished product possible. Our team will follow through any new construction or remodeling project.

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David Finholt Construction has been well known for their commercial contracting for two generations. We take great pride in 100’s of successfully completed projects in our job referrals. We offer bids on all sizes of commercial jobs and commercial cabinetry.  Design and layout assistance is provided as needed to come alongside the architect and business. We have contracted several multi-family units, college dorm dwellings, churches, hospitals, schools, restaurants and many area offices to complete these living and working spaces.  We make every effort to work around schedules not to interrupt the flow of business.


Commercial Referrals

  • Modish
  • Aase Haugen Homes
  • Country Winds Manor
  • Farm Credit Services
  • Fencl Dental Offices
  • Wellington Place
  • Woolen Mill Apartments Decorah
  • Cresco Hospital Addition
  • Ylvisaker Hall Luther College
  • Decorah Chevrolet
  • Viking State Bank
  • Oneota Housing

Residential Referrals

  • David Kratz Residence
  • Stan & MaryJo Finholt Residence
  • Ben & Padrin Grimstad Residence
  • Fosaaen Residence


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