Whether you dream of a luxury rustic Minnesota cabin, a refined modern North Dakota lodge, or contemporary lakefront house with walkout basement, we can facilitate the design of truly timeless homes in any archetype. Take a look at some of my award winning projects to get an idea of a few of the many possibilities available to create your custom home!
Full-service design and build management is offered by our firm to ensure that your dream home is also a dream project in MN and ND.
DESIGN BUILD PROCESS - With this method, the owner typically selects their “team” before real design work begins. The designer and custom builder work collaboratively with the client to execute design, pricing, and finally construction in one singular motion. DB is characterized by high levels of communication between the home owner, designer and construction partners. This monolithic team style approach is very effective at revealing budgetary aspects early in the process. In many cases the home design costs can be “rolled” into the cost of the construction.
DESIGN BID BUILD - This is the most widely used process in the U.S. construction industry. The owner contracts separately with an independent designer, and then with plans and specifications in hand, seeks a contractor. The design firm is hired to develop plans that fully eliminate any ambiguity for the purpose of true pricing comparisons. The owner or designer agent then solicits fixed price bids from contractors to perform the work. Designers and contractors bear no contractual obligation to one another and the designer bears all risk associated with the completeness and accuracy of the construction documents. The designer then also serves as an independent representative to the client throughout the house construction process, not only helping with floor plans but also things like interior design.