Home Design/Build Process

Over 30 years designing and building custom homes in the Brainerd Lakes area
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Building a dream home is an investment in your family’s legacy.

You have a picture in mind of just what your dream home should be like – that’s why it’s a dream home! Finding an existing home that matches that vision, even in part, is rare. But there are so many things to consider when designing your dream home, more than anyone ever expects, it can seem like too much. We’ll help you make the most of this process, drill down every detail so that your dream home becomes your real home.

Planning, home design, & Budget

Fully custom home designs, building designs, and targeted budgeting for your property development.
Our home design/build process begins with a complete site evaluation to consult on topography, views, house designs, zoning issues and budgets. Then our experienced designers work with you to design one-of-a-kind house plans that suit your personality, tastes and lifestyle. We make sure your home plans harmonize with the property.
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Detailed, specific construction documents guide your home builder contractor throughout the home design/build process.
After the design is completed and blueprinted by our master draftsmen, we begin the competitive bidding process among the best home builder contractors in the Brainerd Lakes area. We prepare and present the plans, schedules and contract documents for approval.
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Selecting home construction materials can be exciting and daunting. Dotty Brothers will help guide you through design asthetic, material quality, and budgets.
Any home builder can pick to-end building materials for your house, but you won’t find another builder who does it with the same passion for turning the individual components into stately homes. All selections work within the house plans and specifications.
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We’ve been building custom homes in the Brainerd Lakes area for more than 30 years. We’ll build your home as if we’re building our own.
As general contractors and custom home builders based in Brainerd, MN, we’ve honed our skills building custom homes. We tell our people to “build it as if you’re building it for yourself!” And they do. Every miter joint, every plaster seam, every tile, rail, shingle and brush stroke is a work of perfection. Our details have details.
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How long is it going to take?

Provides a 12 step timeline for your design build. Plus A comprehensive overview of what goes on.
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