Contact Us For a Tour: 218-820-4668

The Builder

Baratto Brothers Construction (BBC) began as a general contractor and custom home builder in the Brainerd Lakes Area in 2002. Jim Baratto, owner and president of Baratto Brothers Construction, started the family based company after spending 25 years in Industrial Arts Education. Jim has a bachelor’s degree in industrial technology from Bemidji State University, a masters from the University of St. Thomas in curriculum and instruction, and is vocationally certified through Minnesota in sheet metal and the building trades. His philosophy of craftsmanship and service has always been to surround himself with craftsmen and employees that embody honesty and hard work. Jim’s son, Ben Baratto, has been working in the business for over 17 years and is poised to take over BBC’s day-to-day operations. Ben is a graduate of Bemidji State University and holds a degree in Construction Management. His expertise resides in field management and custom carpentry. Eric Carder was made partner and Director of Project Development in 2014. He has been a team member at the company since 2010 and has 17 years of industry experience.  Jason Thiesse, has been in the industry for 16 years and is responsible for The Harbor at East Gull Lake projects’ development and is the day to day contact for building requests and inquiries.


Together, the leadership team has grown Baratto Brothers Construction to offer the best in residential and commercial construction coming out of Central Minnesota, and is well known for meticulous craftsmanship and high quality. We work hard to maintain our reputation by attending to the smallest details of fit and finish on every project. Our services include residential and commercial construction, as well as project management, based out of our main office and showroom in Crosslake, Minnesota. Baratto Brothers also has an office location in Baxter by appointment only.


As the builder for your new home at The Harbor at East Gull Lake, we believe that the planning and building of your home should be enjoyable and stress free, and we will do our best to become not only your builder, but Your Builder For Life.


For further information on The Harbor at East Gull Lake and to arrange your personal tour, please contact David @ 218-820-4668 or email him dave@lakesareahomes.mn