Design Build Duluthfirmly believes, that the best opportunity for saving time and money when building or remodeling a home is during the design and planning stage. Whether you are building a custom new home or remodeling your existing home, your project will involve hundreds of tasks, big and small. The process starts even before the design is put to paper and continues long after the completion of construction.
A successful home building or remodeling project involves the careful coordination of many tasks coupled with exceptional design, quality construction, and meticulous project management. With Design Build Duluth, the property owner has a single point of accountability and unified communications. Our Home Designers, Project Managers, Preferred Contractors, Network of Suppliers, and Project Consultants function as one team. This level of collaboration allows for changes to be addressed and challenges to be handled more efficiently and cost-effectively. Unlike other design-build companies, we provide a full line of architectural design and building services required to take a project from concept to construction and move-in.
Conversely, the traditional method of design-bid-build divides the various entities, contracts, and work. This not only slows things down it forces the property owner to manage multiple contracts and relationships, which can be anxiety-ridden and highly inefficient. This method can lead to cost overruns and other problems that can turn what should be an exhilarating experience into a stressful nightmare.
Design Build Duluth believes transparency creates trust and thus provides as much detailed project information as possible. We have made it our mission to deliver excellence through our project design and development process. We feel a home should reflect the needs and lifestyle of the client and their family and the right Project Designer will ensure that you make optimal use of your project budget realizing your goals and dreams.
As Home Designers & Project Consultants, we work directly with both homeowners and/or contractors to create custom innovative solutions that deliver quality construction and efficient timelines. Our design first approach combined with our design-build methods create a better building and remodeling experience and a higher quality project.
WHAT MAKES US DIFFERENT
A better design process that combines talent and technology to more effectively visualize your dreams.
An interactive project development process, which focuses on listening and ultimately produces added value.
A Fixed Price Proposal (no hidden costs).
Contractors, Suppliers, and Tradespeople that value continued education and training.
The highest quality craftsmanship, and materials available.
A project manager that will work with you from start of design to the completion of construction.
The highest level of communication throughout the design and construction process keeping you informed all the way to completion.
Policies and Procedures to keep your home a home, and not a workshop. (Job site rules; no smoking, no loud radios)
Project Schedules with efficient timelines to minimize the impact of construction and allow you to enjoy your home sooner.
Warranty procedure to help your requests get addressed promptly and thoroughly.
Customized Design Services
To help guide you through this exciting multi-step process, we start each design project with an initial consultation. We listen to our clients and interpret their wants, needs, concerns, expectations, and goals. From this approach, we begin to develop the concept and define the scope of the project.
Then, we take the time to provide each client with all necessary information to ensure that the property owner has a clear understanding of the proposal and is comfortable with the result. We offer state-of-the-art computer technology to produce 3-D renderings that appear photo-like, which virtually eliminates any uncertainty about the concept.
Unlike some design-build companies, DBD focuses exclusively on residential architecture and design. Our firm has a wealth of experience and knowledge in the latest residential construction techniques, technologies, materials, and finishes.
Our design services cover a wide variety of residential project types, including:
Post Frame Buildings
We also provide architectural designs for custom homes, green homes, and universal homes. Even if you are unsure of where to start, we can help!
Design Build Duluth clients who take advantage of our portfolio of services have a couple of ways to save money and recover some or all of the costs associated with the architectural design and project consulting services:
Our Preferred Contractors will discount the project cost by the full amount the homeowner pays Design Build Duluth for the design and development services.
Design Build Duluth provides homeowners the opportunity to purchase directly from DBD Network Showrooms. These trade discounts eliminate the contractor markup.
We realize that a one-size fits all approach does not work for all clients. Therefore, whether you require a consultation to help steer you in the right direction, or need help to flesh out a concept and see it through to completion, we can work with you to make your dream home a reality.
Design & Project Development Services
Custom home construction, kitchen renovation, bathroom remodeling, all of these residential home building and remodeling projects encompasses ten primary phases.
Each stage has equal importance and comprises a broad range of services that require seamless integration, which saves you time and money.
With all of the necessary functions combined under a single umbrella, Design Build Duluth streamlines and simplifies the process of building a new home, or remodeling or renovating an existing house.
Our Preferred Network of Remodelers and Builders have the capabilities to handle your home construction project. With more than 17 years’ experience, we have established strategic partnerships with Duluth, MN home builders, contractors, engineers, and architects, which enable us to develop your project and complete it at a price point within your budget.
We offer a full range of architectural services, which include:
Material and Product Selection
Bids & Negotiations
Our clients have found that collaborating with a single source for a comprehensive bundle of architectural services provides accountability and enables them to avoid many of the pitfalls and obstacles of construction.
Coach/Train Builders and Remodelers
For builders and remodelers interested in the enhancement or extension of their portfolio of service, DBD can provide the resources you need. Our proprietary Selling System includes the following elements:
More Integrated Modules
Either in person or through video conferencing (U.S. only), we also provide help with sales training, marketing strategies, production processes, and motivational speaking to assist you in taking your company to the next level.
Contact DBD to Learn More
DBD takes a consultant approach with every client. We offer a comprehensive portfolio of services that has earned us widespread recognition. Between our in-house staff of experts and professional partners, we brainstorm with you to identify options that can assist you in all aspects of your project. We constantly look for ways in which we can assist our clients to create innovative solutions.
Design Build Duluth is committed to creating and delivering to homeowners and contractors a professional design and construction experience that results in a high satisfaction level. We assist homeowners in selecting the right contractor to build the best project within their allocated budget. Our unique pre-construction project profile and collaboration with the most qualified and experienced contractors saves you time, money, and anxiety.
Whether you are a homeowner seeking to build a new home or embellish an existing space, or a builder/remodeling contractor looking to provide more design services in your market area, Design Build Duluth can help you accomplish your goals.
Design Build Duluth is a premier Minnesota designer for home remodeling projects, additions, and custom homes. We are neither architects nor remodeling contractors, but rather a Design Build firm that works with you from the very beginning of your project all the way through to your certificate of occupancy.
Design Build Duluth’s unique project planning package is available for delivery directly to homeowners or on their behalf to a qualified remodeler. The text outline and images below describe and illustrate our “Built By Design” process, and a package price list is shown below the photos.
Design Build Duluth is one of Minnesota’s top design build firms and a homeowner’s one-stop solution for all their home construction needs. As project designers, we have at our disposal a preferred network of highly-qualified contractors available to work on your home construction project.
Wyatt Knight built our wood play set, not from a kit, but by a design he and our family worked on. Grandparents had donated money to buy the plastic slides, steps, ropes, etc, but we wanted to design a set with everything our three boys wanted.
As you can see in the photos, it includes two towers connected by a raised bridge. There are five ways to climb up, including a rope ladder and a 14 ft rock-step climbing wall on the right. There are 6 ways to get down from the top level, including a fireman's pole, rope and ladders. The main tower includes an enclosed play house with two doors at ground level, a middle level that accesses the bars, the plank ramp, the slide and rock steps. The top is like a fort with raised posts. The bench swing is nice for adults to sit and watch the young ones play. Our boys spend many a night sleeping up there under the stars. This set is over 10 years old and still like new. We're just replacing the ropes now and have stained it three times. Wyatt built this in four days. It is solid and anchored in cement, so it's safe from tipping. The neighborhood kids think it's a park and have many times asked if they could play or get tickets to come play. We love it and some day look forward to it being a selling point of our home to a younger family.
Wyatt helped us complete the design for our project and guided us through the renovation of our 3rd floor attic space into our son’s bedroom. He helped us understand the best way to both maximize space and energy efficiency while also meeting our project needs. Wyatt always listened to our questions and took time to give us well thought-out answers. We appreciated how hard he worked to help us complete the project within our timelines. Wyatt helped us to finish our project within budget with high quality materials and expertise of what would work for our needs.
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