About Us

Our Philosophy

Our philosophy at Novare Renovation & Design is what sets us apart from other remodeling companies.

Real Renovations for Real People…


Respect for Past, Passion for the Future

The philosophy of Novare Renovation & Design is a simple one: We are dedicated to making the old new again within your home. Our design-build approach is to thoughtfully enhance what you have by remodeling within the footprint of your existing space. We will give your space a renewed look, and a transformation, by using the existing areas, seamlessly.

Not Adding Space, But Creatively Borrowing it!

W​e employ outside-the-box ideas while working within the box. We consider how the new space will blend with the old so you have a unified home with character. At Novare, remodeling means working within what you already have. With our help, you will be able to make remodeling decisions with confidence.​

Bring Passion to Each Project

Our passion is to work with homeowners interested in true quality, high standards, and value. The style of each home is a reflection of our client’s personalities, taste, and lifestyle.

Our Team

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Suzanne Pottinger | Co-Owner and Spatial Designer There is nothing more important to Suzanne than building an honest relationship with her clients.  She & Tim truly care about their clients wants as well as their budget. She has been involved in the building & ​remodeling industry since earning her college degree in Interior & ​Architectural Design in 1994.  Now, over two decades later, Suzanne’s training & on the job experience has lead her to become a creative & functional designer with a flair for re-defining ​spaces! Suzanne’s best advice for a client: “​Be patient, ​have faith in your decisions”.​

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Tim Zilles | Co-Owner and Project Coordinator Tim is from Stillwater, MN. He has an encompassing background in the construction industry. When coordinating projects for Novare, Tim has very high standards and has a difficult time “settling” for anything less than what he would do in his own home. Tim is on-site for each step of your remodel, making sure that our Trade Partners are on-time, clean & doing the highest quality of work. Tim’s laid back personality combined with his knack for details is essential in any renovation. Trust and honesty are a key foundation to Novare’s function and transformational results. Tim’s best advice for a client: “Once you have chosen your contractor, allow them to do the job you hired them to do, have trust”.