Our Story

About CL Design Build

Chapter One: Why Design?

CL Design BuildTo make sure our projects completed at their highest potential, we collaborate with our clients before the building begins. We facilitate the process of exploring both creative and practical alternatives to design challenges. Our goal is to provide an inventive approach, which will bring your vision of your home into a beautiful and functional reality. As an Energy Star® partner and certified Green Professional for over 10 years, all of our homes meet or exceed the minimum Model Energy Code requirements. Our in-house architectural team, led by Cheryl Lee, our president and architect Michael McGee, uses computer-aided design (CAD) system as a tool that allows the builder and client to work together to design a structure, view it from a variety of perspectives quickly, and print out drawings for further review.

Whether you have a few ideas or many examples of plans, we can CL Design Buildcreate a home that will accommodate your lifestyle: we can meet the challenge. We believe that your home should be more than livable and affordable, it should reflect your personality. We consider it our responsibility, to integrate the building site into the design plan: taking advantage of the land's shape: designing for natural light and organizing space toward visual points of interest. We design toward minimizing waste, reducing energy consumption, and maximizing value. Our full-time, full-service continues under the guidance of our Interior Designer, April Theisen and Purchasing Director, Cari Tennell. They coordinate with our in-house architectural team while working with our clients to achieve the complete design package and custom specifications that corresponds with your budget. As a result, our homes are designed to be custom and unique to each individual client. As such, we promise that we will not duplicate any home ensuring that each home remains unique therefore retaining it’s value and pleasure for years to come.

Chapter Two: True Craftsmanship

Our homes are constructed with superior craftsmanship and quality materials. Tremendously important are our relationships with some of the area's finest contractors. These professional partnerships help to ensure the quality of our homes. To reach this high level of quality, our Construction Manager and Vice-President, Bradford Lee inspects each and every home daily and guides our team of professionals using the plans and specifications. CL Design BuildWe take a comprehensive view in our approach to our projects- a view that encompasses both the largest and smallest details.

For example, our typical building components and techniques address prevention of drafts and moisture control; increased levels of insulation; insulated/ low-e windows thoughtfully placed for cross ventilation, natural light and privacy. All air-exchange systems we select create a healthy environment with optimum energy efficiency. We’ve teamed up with companies such as Honeywell and their “Enviracaire Elite” products to improve your home’s indoor air quality and increase your comfort and peace of mind. Our focus on the details continues through to the interior trim work of your home. Whether it is a built-in media cabinet, book shelf, or bench, our quality and craftsmanship ensures that these features will not only be a focal point in your home, but that they will come to serve as a part of your lifestyle for many years.

Chapter Three: Results in Excellent Customer Satisfaction

From moving earth to carve out the footprint of your new home, to brushing the last coat of paint onto an exterior column, we infuse our work with those human qualities our clients most appreciate—honesty, pride, intelligence, and ingenuity. We find satisfaction in the knowledge that our labor will yield structures of lasting grace and sustaining value. Furthermore, our commitment doesn’t stop once you move into your new home. We know an occasional problem may arise, so we offer a comprehensive builder’s warranty management system, to respond quickly and professionally to any warranty problem that comes up. In conclusion, we believe that our experienced staff, carefully planned processes, creative architecture and interior design, and the highest construction quality will result in a beautiful, energy efficient home that our clients will not only treasure and enjoy, but will experience a long-lasting value and return on their investment for years to come.

Thank you for choosing CL Design-Build, Inc.!

Let us build your dreams


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 met with 5 different local builders when we started this custom build adventure. Cheryl Lee, hands down, left the best impression. She was knowledgeable, open to and interested in our ideas. They were always timely and attentive to any and all questions that we had and patient and informative when we were chewing over a decision. We couldn’t have asked for a better experience than working with the CL Design-Build team! Danielle Brown

~ Danielle Brown

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