Building a New Home With GreenWood Design Build is a Dream Come True

Constructing a New Home With GreenWood Design Build is a Dream Come True

We’re pretty sure that most contractors would say this same thing to their customers. Still, GreenWood Design Build has been in the home-building industry for quite a while. And now, the company has a bevy of homeowners who are quick to recommend GreenWood Design Build to their friends and acquaintances. Fans believe that partnering with Doug Cutting, Director of Architectural Design, and Scott Loehrer, Director of Construction, allowed their dreams of a home that fit their personalities and lifestyles to a “T” was, indeed, a dream come true.

Why Greenwood Design Build is Unique

The fact that the builder and the architect work together when building and designing homes is a real plus for the company. Here’s what we mean.

When an architect and a builder work in tandem, the architect ensures that the design is both functional and aesthetically beautiful, and the builder is looking to apply sound construction methods while keeping his or her eye on the budget.

These goals intersect but, in most cases, are disparate, which can become a barrier to cooperation between the two. At Greenwood Design Build, the architect and the builder both bring experience and talent to the table. They communicate openly and are flexible team players. Cutting and Loehrer, when they are doing their magic, become one well-oiled machine. They embody this statement by Ray Hartshorne, a partner with Hartshorn Plunkard Architecture in Chicago:

“Builders should be hiring architects for their design expertise, and they should really allow an architect to make their strong recommendations regarding the design and its execution. Likewise, the architect should recognize that the builder has great expertise in building and should recognize and pay attention to that strength.”

At Greenwood, Loehrer and Cutting use their combined experience to maintain excellent communication; insist on regular meetings throughout the design and build; and the architect, builder, and owner have project meetings approximately twice a month, if not more often.

Customization is Our Pleasure

When the company heads say they want their customers to have what they want in their home build, potential owners of the home can trust that Greenwood Design Build will understand what they want and get the job done. Rather than having a “signature style,” when GreenWood constructs, the firm puts plenty of work into making sure the homes are built and designed for their clients and their signature look.


We also respect the wishes of our clients. We want their homes to reflect their style, their routines, their habits. Our company listens to its clients and potential clients. The team gets to know the clients and families we serve and makes every effort to translate their wants and wishes into mortar and brick accurately. What makes us unique among other builders and designers is that we ask the right questions to design the house that fits the families’ needs and desires. The key to our success is simple. Our team listens to what our clients say and uses that information to build the home of their dreams.

Remodeling by GreenWood Design Build

Greenwood can also assist clients with remodels. When our team is working on remodeling jobs, GreenWood can handle everything from complete renovations to bathroom remodels. Our services include:

  • Decks, porches, and 3-season porches (by using porch window systems the family can continue using the sunroom throughout the seasons)
  • Kitchens
  • Whole house remodeling
  • Additions and add-ons
  • “Green” design and build
  • Interior architecture and enhancements
  • Baths
  • Lower level finishing

Many clients want to remain in the house where they have lived, and continue to love, but giving their beloved home a bit of a facelift.

Awards and Recognitions

We believe that choosing a builder and architect to work with on your new home or remodel is a critically important task. One way to decide on the construction team to use for your project is to take a look at the awards and recognitions the businesses have received. Some of the accolades directed toward GreenWood Design Build include:

  • The Best of Houzz in Design 2020
  • The Best of Houzz in Service 2018
  • The Best of Houzz in Service 2017
  • The Best of Houzz in Design 2016
  • The Best of Houzz Design in 2015
  • The Best of Houzz 2014
  • 1,000 Photos added to idea books on Houzz 2017
  • An Affiliate of Housing First Minnesota

A member of the National Association of the Remodeling Industry (that advances and promotes the remodeling industry’s professionalism, product, and vital public purpose)

Helpful Tips When Building a New Home

GreenWood Design Build wants the best for you. Happily, Greenwood has been in the business of informing and educating their clients about the design and build details of constructing a house for many years. Still, we want our clients to know about a few things some individuals might need to know about before they start their build:

1. The Final Day of Construction

The schedule for the amount of time it will take to complete your build is difficult for your architect and builder to guarantee. Inclement weather, contractor delays, and the lack of availability of materials can wreak havoc where timelines are concerned. Just know that even the most experienced and wise designers and builders may have to change move-in dates a few times during construction.

2. Not Considering the Future

It’s often a mistake to design and build a home that suits you precisely for this time in your lives. Things change, babies come, mother and fathers need assistance, and so forth. Try to get a perspective of the space and design you’ll need in the coming years.

3. Storage

Americans are accumulators, but, perhaps, the issues that have occurred over 2020 will curb our collecting appetite a little. Until then, however, it is a priority to consider and design storage areas that do the job. No, this is not the most glamorous area where design and building come in, but having an organized home is a must.

GreenWood Design Build

Minneapolis & St. Paul area experienced home builders can design and construct homes for clients who know what they want and are clear that they want the best. Our company offers inside and outside renderings of the homes we have built. When you choose GreenWood Design Build, you can know that your dwelling will meet your likings and needs. You can also be sure that we use the highest quality construction methods and materials. Call us today for more information.