our design | build process

Clear Communication

every step of the way



  • Top-line goals identified
  • Determine initial project investment range
  • Presentation of the design agreement


schematic design & budget

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  • Site assessment
  • Identify needs, wants, and wishes
  • Create conceptual design
  • Presentation of design & budget documents


design development

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  • Architectural design selections
  • Interior elevations & 3D renderings
  • Engineering & mechanical design (as required)
  • Fine-tune construction estimates
  • Finish material allowances



construction agreement

  • Confirm materials cost
  • Receive final estimates from our trade partners
  • Confirm construction schedule
  • Present the construction agreement



early stages new build
  • Remodel or build of your project
  • Receive weekly updates with photos
  • Milestone inspections and quality standards are met


Total Warranty Care

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  • Take delivery of your completed project
  • Carey Design|Build Signature “Total Care Warranty” for 12 months


experience you can trust

With a 35+ year reputation of being the region’s premiere builder and remodeler, Carey Design|Build has the experience you can trust. Carey is up front, transparent, and has your confidence every step of the way. Our entire team operates based on our core values, with a passion for clearly guiding you through every step of your project through clear communication, cost control, creative solutions, and complete transparency.

design & planning

Elaine Nienhouse

lead designer

With Carey, design planning is fully integrated into the entire Design|Build process.

Elaine Nienhouse

construction management

Chris White

production manager

Managing every step of build-team activities from start to finish is a core deliverable of Carey Design|Build.

Chris White

project supervision

Luke Carey


At the core of the Carey Design|Build value is the vast experience Luke and the Carey family bring to every project.

Luke Carey

project supervision

mike carey

vice president / sales

Keeping the culture of Carey alive with wealth of knowledge and experience in the joys of life and the construction industry.

Mike Carey

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