Welcome to EdgeWork

Welcome to EdgeWork

About EdgeWork

EdgeWork Design Build brings mastery of a wide range of stylistic possibilities to each home remodeling project. From precise historical residential additions or reconstructions, to inventive new concepts, each design is conceived and detailed to fit harmoniously with the style of the home and its setting.

Our expertise in architectural design, engineering, building trades, carpentry, and landscaping bring depth and perspective to our approach, no matter the type of project. And, we are known for ingenious solutions and nimble responses to the challenges that can arise during remodeling and building projects.

You’ll find the homes in our portfolio located in the Twin Cities metro area and beyond. Most of our clients live in the Minneapolis lakes area and western suburbs. But, there are numerous happy exceptions—in Stillwater, Rosemount, Lake Superior, and the northern lakes region.

Find out more about our team here.

Our Service Goals

  • always listen to you from start to finish.
  • always ensure your satisfaction—with a project that is kept on-track and on-schedule, and causes a minimum of disruption to your life.
  • always keep you up to date on our progress.
  • always welcome your inquires and visits.

Our Approach

  • We ask questions that decades of experience have taught us to ask.
  • In our discussions with you we always encourage and listen for the ideas—your ideas—that will help bring your dreams to fruition.
  • We are open to your questions and are happy to take the time to explain what we think is the best solution, and why.
  • We expertly assess all structural, electrical and mechanical implications before estimating a project.
  • We advise you on value—architectural appropriateness, neighborhood fit, budget and return on investment.
  • We come to a clear understanding of your budget and advise you as to what is possible.
  • We advise you how a change to one part of your home will affect it as a whole.

Our Process

With EdgeWork Design Build, each client becomes an integral member of the team, brainstorming alongside our designers, building crew, and project manager. We keep finding that with real collaboration we are able to arrive at solutions that truly fit our clients’ lives and dreams. At the same time, our close partnership ensures that we keep the project and expectations grounded in reality—in terms of function, design and budget. Although we take on a multitude of project types, our design process remains the same with each remodel: 1) project scope and budget, 2) planning and development, and 3) construction.

Stage 1: Project Scope and Budget

After a client contacts EdgeWork, we schedule a time to meet them in their home, free of charge. We get acquainted, tour the home, and take a big picture look at dreams and goals, process, budget and expectations. Following the meeting, EdgeWork calculates and presents the cost of providing the necessary design drawings. We present the client with a contract and a projected schedule for that design work. Once we have agreed on the design contract and schedule, we make all necessary measurements, take any needed photographs, and complete detailed notes on the current condition of the space(s) we will be remodeling. Finally, the overall project scope, along with a preliminary price range, presented to the client for approval. Once the project scope and working budget have been approved, we move on to the planning and development stage.

Stage 2: Planning and Development

At the beginning of this stage, detailed blueprints addressing structural changes, an electrical plan, and elevation drawings are created, and any other details essential to the project are addressed and documented. In addition, EdgeWork begins to assist the client in making product selections, such as cabinet materials, tile, countertops, plumbing fixtures, etc., ensuring that the planning and development process can advance in a timely fashion.

Next, EdgeWork reviews the results of these planning steps with the client. Once the plans are approved we meet with our preferred vendors and subcontractors in the client’s home to acquaint them with the home, relevant spaces and plan requirements. After that meeting, each vendor prepares an estimate for their labor and materials. With those bids in hand, the entire project is priced out by EdgeWork.

At the conclusion of the planning and development stage a meeting is held to present the updated project plans, total estimated price, and construction documents to the homeowner. Meticulous planning is required to ensure trouble-free construction without surprises, and it takes a great deal of time. We do our best to prepare our clients for the patience required during this stage of the work. Unless you’ve been a part of this kind of project it’s almost impossible to imagine the amount of planning and detailing that is required to deliver a successful outcome.

Stage 3: Construction

Once the construction contracts are signed, EdgeWork prepares a project timeline. We hold a pre-construction meeting with the client so we can carefully work through the details of having construction take place in their home. All project participants will be notified with a start of work notice and a copy of the timeline, and selected products will be ordered. We continue to consult closely with the client throughout the construction stage which enables us to seamlessly manage any modifications to the project design or product selections. At EdgeWork Design Build our process enables us to keep this promise: we will work with you to bring your dreams of a wonderful home to life, and we will deliver your project on time and on budget. That is what we are known for. If you want to learn more about our design method, please contact us—we’d love to discuss your remodeling dreams and ideas with you!

Estimating and Fees

Initial consultation with each client is free.

Simple projects

(Really small projects, without wall relocation: Basically a “face lift” within the given space)           

No project design phase is required. A preliminary estimate can be provided at the initial conversation in the form of a close range, based upon similar projects that we have done.

Small to mid-size projects

(A one or two room rework, moving a wall or two, and then rework mechanicals and all elements within the space)

We can provide a pricing range at the initial meeting. But, this scope of project requires some design work to put together a more accurate estimate for the whole project. The estimated cost of the design work can be provided at the initial meeting. Once the design work is approved we will provide a total project estimate.

Mid-size to large scale projects

(Room additions that include excavation foundation work, modification of rooms within the existing footprint, roofline changes, significant mechanical rework, etc)

A full design phase is required before we can determine the cost of such projects. The design phase itself can be estimated at the initial meeting. After the design work is approved, we review the project on-site with vendors and subcontractors. Once their bids are in, we can estimate the full cost of the work through completion.

Testimonials

Chris

Workers were quick and paid attention to detail… and the results are amazing. I helped work on the project, and the crew gave me tips along the way that were very helpful. Highly recommend this company for people looking for a company that stands behind their work.

Chris

Ed

Two years ago my wife and I journeyed down the house remodel road together with EdgeWork. All we can say is, why did we wait so long! It was easiest one of the best investment we’ve ever made.

Ed

Cindy

Our experience with Dave from EdgeWork was wonderful. Dave brought forth a creative comprehensive design that compliments our home. It was well planned and problems were easily worked through. We would work with them again in an instant!

Cindy

Mary

EdgeWork far exceeded our expectations! Dave’s designs were very creative and well-suited for the two spaces. Everyone (including subcontractors) was extremely easy to work with and respectful of our property. Both projects came in ahead of schedule, and there were no surprises.

Mary

Steve

David stood out with his designs. He listened to what we wanted, incorporated our desires and suggested several ideas that improved the design. He was also skilled at communicating what could not/should not be done, offering ways for us to achieve the look without adding too much expense.

Steve

Denise

They were dependable and professional and listened to what I wanted. When people see my bathroom remodel, they ask if they can take pictures!

Denise

Pam

We chose EdgeWork because of the excellent work they have done for us in the past. EdgeWork started by working with our architect to refine the design. Our project involved gutting the kitchen down to the studs and the underlayments. It included wood flooring, new cabinetry, countertops, opening a bearing wall into the dining room, lighting, tilework—in short, everything. EdgeWork uses excellent subcontractors and their quality of work is outstanding.

Pam

Kim

I am thrilled with the results! Dave did a great job of designing the project and making modifications when structural obstacles came up. His attention to detail really makes a difference. All the members of his crew were very professional and considerate of my comfort while living in the “construction zone”. They all take pride in high quality work.

Kim

Brian

EdgeWork has done two projects for us and they’ve earned our highest recommendation. Dave takes the time to listen and get the plans right. He is also very flexible when we wanted to add a few things. We never had to worry as they are always on top of things.

Brian

EdgeWork Design Build Awards
Angie's List Super Service Award, 2016 NARI Customer of the YEar Award 2016Best of Houzz service award, 2017
 

Pam

We chose EdgeWork because of the excellent work they have done for us in the past. EdgeWork started by working with our architect to refine the design. Our project involved gutting the kitchen down to the studs and the underlayments. It included wood flooring, new cabinetry, countertops, opening a bearing wall into the dining room, lighting, tilework—in short, everything. EdgeWork uses excellent subcontractors and their quality of work is outstanding.

Pam

Mary

EdgeWork far exceeded our expectations! Dave’s designs were very creative and well-suited for the two spaces. Everyone (including subcontractors) was extremely easy to work with and respectful of our property. Both projects came in ahead of schedule, and there were no surprises.

Mary

Denise

They were dependable and professional and listened to what I wanted. When people see my bathroom remodel, they ask if they can take pictures!

Denise

Steve

David stood out with his designs. He listened to what we wanted, incorporated our desires and suggested several ideas that improved the design. He was also skilled at communicating what could not/should not be done, offering ways for us to achieve the look without adding too much expense.

Steve

Kim

I am thrilled with the results! Dave did a great job of designing the project and making modifications when structural obstacles came up. His attention to detail really makes a difference. All the members of his crew were very professional and considerate of my comfort while living in the “construction zone”. They all take pride in high quality work.

Kim

Cindy

Our experience with Dave from EdgeWork was wonderful. Dave brought forth a creative comprehensive design that compliments our home. It was well planned and problems were easily worked through. We would work with them again in an instant!

Cindy

Brian

EdgeWork has done two projects for us and they’ve earned our highest recommendation. Dave takes the time to listen and get the plans right. He is also very flexible when we wanted to add a few things. We never had to worry as they are always on top of things.

Brian

Ed

Two years ago my wife and I journeyed down the house remodel road together with EdgeWork. All we can say is, why did we wait so long! It was easiest one of the best investment we’ve ever made.

Ed

Chris

Workers were quick and paid attention to detail… and the results are amazing. I helped work on the project, and the crew gave me tips along the way that were very helpful. Highly recommend this company for people looking for a company that stands behind their work.

Chris

EdgeWork Design Build Awards
Angie's List Super Service Award, 2016 NARI Customer of the YEar Award 2016Best of Houzz service award, 2017
 

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