A Smarter Approach To Building And Remodeling!

Home_content Design Build Duluth firmly 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.


  • 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
Design & Project Development Services
Architectural Services
Coach/Train Builders and Remodelers
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Our Services

Years of Expertise

Custom Design

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.

Building & Remodeling

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.

Architectural Services

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.

What Our Clients are Saying

Dont just take our word

Kristal R.

Home Owner
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.

Frank J.

Home Owner
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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