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  1. How to Minimize Stress and Maximize Sanity

    September 22, 2014

    If anyone ever told you that building a home can be stressful, they were right. However, savvy homeowners choose a builder who will make it less so. But beyond making certain the company is licensed and insured and has provided a fair bid and a professional contract, how do owners determine whether a company will […]


  2. Taking Your Vision and Turning it into Reality

    January 31, 2014

    As a professional builder, we are practiced at taking a client’s concepts and ideas and transforming them into three-dimensional reality. It is a skill we have honed over decades. It is our work and our passion. For our clients, translating their vision for their new home into words can be both challenging and frustrating. Putting […]


  3. What is Your Cost per Square Foot?

    November 8, 2011

    I recently received a phone call from someone asking me the question: “What is your average cost per square foot?” I get this question often and I cringe when I hear it.

    People will ask me this question sincerely in order to compare me to another builder. I beg you; do not compare builders based on this question. The answer is more complex than the question and you will not have an accurate measure of what your home will cost.

    So what do I do when I get this question?


  4. How To Make Your Kitchen Your Favorite Room of the House

    October 21, 2010

    Is your kitchen the most used space in the house? If so, you are not alone. The kitchen is often the hub of a home—whether your family sits together to eat at meals or everyone just grazes, odds are it’s a central meeting spot several times a day. In addition to family, invited guests may […]


  5. What doesn’t kill you will make you stronger

    December 28, 2009

    Looking out at the winter wonderland as the sun sets, thinking about the many new people I have met recently who are considering investing in a new home or remodeling their existing home, I have become reflective. I am thankful and blessed. I cannot help but feel optimistic and determined to come through this long walk in the woods to see the sunset. “What doesn’t kill you will make you stronger,” and it sure makes you appreciate the journey.



While Bob and I have worked with CL Design Build, the experience has been positive, professional, and one we would pursue again. Our dream home was creatively designed balancing practicality and cost. Cheryl’s attention to detail will make our home a focal point of the neighborhood. Thanks to all at CL Design Build!

~ Bob and Ann Elwood

We enjoyed working with CL Design Build to build our 100% custom dream home. Starting with a blank piece of paper, we were able to build our home from bottom to top using our own ideas and concepts. We are really enjoying our home today.

~ Doug and Cinda Coyne

That teamwork between Brad and Cheryl ensured that we received the best that is available. There is a trust and bond between CL Design-Build and their clients that gave us peace of mind. The numerous compliments that we receive on our beautiful home are tremendous!

~ Richard and Kristine Christie