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Nov 2007Present

Managing Partner

Epic Entertainment

 Operating Downtown Minneapolis's premerie concert venue.



Currently, John Barlow is the Chief Executive Officer and Owner of Blueprint Builders, Inc., which he established in May of 2005.  Blueprint Builders is known for designing, building, and renovating commercial and residential properties in the greater Twin Cities area.   A respected member of the construction community in Minneapolis, John Barlow and Blueprint Builders maintain affiliations with a number of professional associations.  John Barlow brings his high level of professionalism to his company’s staff, whose customer service and drive to complete projects promptly and accurately earned the company a positive ranking on Angie’s List and with the Better Business Bureau.  

Blueprint Builders also has a storm and hail division.  They have trained specialist that can navigate insurance claims to maximum benefits for their clients.

John Barlow and Blueprint Builders has also been directly involved with designing and building several restaurants, bars, and nightclubs in Minneapolis’ Warehouse District.  Such projects included Epic Entertainment, Cowboy Jacks and Karma Nightclub.  Blueprint Builders has also been involved with numerous condominium build-out projects in Minneapolis. John R Barlow’s professional experience extends to 16 years in law enforcement, which includes 5 years spent as a SWAT team member.  He has also held Private Investigator responsibilities for several years, notably assisting Missing Children Minnesota. From 2000 to 2005, he additionally served as Managing Partner with a Minneapolis injury treatment center specialized in automobile accident cases. 

John R. Barlow is an owner, and also managing partner of Epic Entertainment.  Epic features two modishly styled floors and a VIP lounge. Epic has developed a reputation as one of Downtown Minneapolis’ top concert and event venues. 

John R. Barlow supports a number of nonprofit organizations and charitable organization such as Covenant Pines Bible Camp, Redeemer Church in Brooklyn Park and the St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.




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