We're passionate about one thing... Your dreams!

In 2003 Meristem Carpentry was established. Colin Kennedy and Matt Zins established a carpentry business that was looking for a new home. With both having family ties to the Brainerd Lakes area, Pequot Lakes seemed like a perfect fit

About Us

After graduating from St. John’s University, Matt took several jobs in different areas of residential construction before starting his own business. Matt ran that business successfully for several years out of Danbury, WI

Colin worked as an inventory manager for a lumber company in Minneapolis for several years after college. While visiting Matt one fall the two decided they would combine their carpentry and business experience and form a new company.

Colin and Matt made the move to Pequot Lakes and began Meristem Carpentry. While providing an excellent product, Meristem Carpentry also takes great pride in their customer service, ethics, environmental responsibility and follow up.