Over 25 Years in the Brainerd Lakes Area

Over 25 Years in the Brainerd Lakes Area

About
We’ve lived and worked in the Brainerd Lakes Area for over 25 years, so it shouldn’t be a surprise that...
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How Does Dotty Brothers Construction Work With Build Code and Ordinances?
How can I keep up to date with my home build project?
How involved can I be in the design of my new home?
What’s it Going to Cost?

What’s it Going to Cost?

About Budgeting
The million dollar (more or less) question... What is it going to cost to build a Dotty Brothers home? Every...
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I’m planning on building my dream home. Where do I start?
How Do Dotty Brothers Craftsman Produce High Quality Work?
Caring For Your Home

Caring For Your Home

Planning
Caring For Your Home A monthly guide for caring for your home At Dotty Brothers, we pride ourselves on building...
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We Design and Build Minnesota Lake Homes
Why Choose Dotty Brothers for Your Minnesota Lake Home?

Why Choose Dotty Brothers for Your Minnesota Lake Home?

Featured Meeting With Your Builder Videos
Deciding on a builder for your Minnesota lake home is a big decision. You're not just hiring a builder, you're...
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How Long Is Building A Home Going To Take?

How Long Is Building A Home Going To Take?

Build Schedule Planning Videos
 Every custom-built home is unique. Every client is one of a kind. But all of them, at some point,...
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On Careful Design

On Careful Design

Choosing a floor plan Planning
People have a hard time believing us when we tell them Design is the hard part. We get it: seeing...
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Can You Spot The Differences?
A Message From Dotty Brothers

A Message From Dotty Brothers

Planning
Like all of you, Dotty Brothers has been monitoring coronavirus (COVID-19) and the impact of the pandemic on our families,...
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Two Easy Dream Home Tips

Two Easy Dream Home Tips

Meeting With Your Builder
Many people who start looking into building their custom dream home find the process daunting, overwhelming, and stressful. That makes...
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3 Things to Consider When Budgeting Your Build

3 Things to Consider When Budgeting Your Build

Budgeting Planning
Are there any places in the design/build process where I can save money? There are absolutely places where you can...
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Is there a part of the build process that often surprises people?
How does Dotty Brothers work with trade partners to keep projects on schedule?
What are the different phases of the build?
How long will the build take?

How long will the build take?

Build Schedule Videos
You want to build a home. John Dotty provides some insight about the design/build process.
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Why Can’t We Start Building Right Away?
Some things to consider when choosing a floor plan
What factors go into figuring out how to orient a home on the property?
Which direction should my new home face?
What do I need to think about when selecting a property?
Who do I talk to about financing a design/build project?
Do I need any specific type of loan for my design/build project?
How does Dotty Brothers communicate before and after meetings?
Are there any materials I should bring to my first meeting with Dotty Brothers?
How much square footage will my money buy?

How much square footage will my money buy?

Cost and Saving Videos
"How much square footage will my money buy?" is a question we get a lot of. There are a lot...
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What things are worth a splurge?
Are there any places in the design/build process where I can save some money?

Are there any places in the design/build process where I can save some money?

Cost and Saving Videos
How can you save money building a home? There are many places in the design/build process where you can save...
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Are people surprised by cost?

Are people surprised by cost?

Cost and Saving Videos
Are there hidden costs in building a home? Other common related questions: How much square footage will my money buy?...
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Setting a budget goal: Can you suggest any good resources to learn more about what design/build costs?
Setting a budget goal: Are there any general guidelines for how much my design/build project will cost?
Setting a budget goal: Are there different methods of setting a budget?
Planning: What are some things I can think about or decide in advance?
Are there things I can do in advance to get the design/build process started?
How long does a custom home design/build process take?
An Escape from City Life on Ten Mile Lake – Lake Country Journal Featured Dotty Brothers Build

An Escape from City Life on Ten Mile Lake – Lake Country Journal Featured Dotty Brothers Build

Featured News
STEVE AND ERIN ADAMS WANTED THE BEST OF BOTH WORLDS – a condo in downtown Minneapolis, to enjoy all that...
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Build Q&A with John Dotty: Why choose Dotty Brothers Construction?
Mission Lake Residence – Our Details Have Details
Crosslake Residence

Crosslake Residence

Featured Videos
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