Design and Build

The biggest reason design-build might be the best choice for you is it allows us to get to know your needs as a customer and then design a project that meets those needs within your budget.

The alternative approach many take is to have an architect design a project without input from the builder only to find out that it is over budget.

It’s a big disappointment after investing so much time and energy to have to go back to the drawing board because the project is unacceptably over budget.

We partner up with different architects and designers that match the architectural style and goals of the client keeping the budget in mind each step of the way.

With our over 30 years of experience, we can help match a design professional to your dream home.

We generate a preliminary budget based on the scope of work described by the owner prior to our initial meeting to spend any money on design.

If this meets the client’s budget we enter into a pre-construction services agreement.

Next we generate some preliminary drawings, and then do an estimate to make sure we are tracking along within budget.

After that there are usually some changes that are made to the design, some final “tweaking” is done to meet the budget.

And then we are able to complete the plans by creating construction documents to begin building.

Not sure where to start? Contact us to set up an appointment or to discuss your project, we love to speak with our neighbors about our lifework.

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An image of two hands in L shapes framing a drawing of a total Home RemodelingAn image of two hands in L shapes framing a finished "total home remodel" living room.

A Few Examples of Design and Build Projects


“Happy New Year Mike! Sally and I are very impressed with our new garage/workshop, and we know that we will be enjoying the new space  for many years to come.” Helmut B. (Chelsea)

Helmut B.

“We appreciate your work on our house, and we felt your guys were awesome on the job site. I appreciate their pride in the work” Kevin F. (Ann Arbor)

Kevin F.

“The kitchen is great. The additional window makes an amazing difference and we are pleased with how everything else came together.”Catherine S.

Catherine S.

“The experience of the remodel was a gratifying and growth-promoting one for me, and now we have this beautiful house to live in.” Jeanette S. (Ann Arbor)

Jeanette S.

“The work is excellent, and we are very happy with it. MBK took care of every detail along the way, and accommodated our needs in scheduling work to be done.” Barbara L. (Ann Arbor)

Barbara L.



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