Design Build Dwell
Your remodel, reimagined
is our Business, but providing home remodeling can be a positive experience is what we live for.
Yes, there is a better way: Our mission is to revitalize the remodeling experience. The human story can and needs to be told with innovative practices, inspired designs, and collaborative partnerships. At Design, Build, Dwell our process creates a framework of accountability and concrete guarantees that deliver superior product satisfaction from the beginning and beyond; we’re a renovation company that’s created a better way.
Whole House Remodel
Complete transformational remodeling for the interior and exterior.
Additions to the Home
Lower-Level Living (Basements)
Luxury Master Suites
Private sanctuaries as a retreat from the day and to recharge for tomorrow.
“We did an extensive kitchen and bathroom remodel. Lennie & his team at DBD were incredibly detailed and patient. His thoughtful approach is to planning made the construction phase so much more enjoyable. Lennie only works with top-notch professionals who we developed complete trust with. We lived in the house during the construction and Lennie went to great lengths to ensure our comfort. I would not only recommend Lennie & DBD, I was rehire him for future projects.”
“Lennie has done a complete remodelling of our Kitchen, Master Bathroom and basement, mostly when we were away from home. He is extremely diligent, creative and accomodating in every way. Besides our trust in Lennie, we trusted his sub-contractors because we believed in Lennie so much. I would trust Lennie to do an excellent job (which he has proven over and over again for us) and recommend him to anyone who is looking to get a quality piece of work done, no matter what it is.”
“I’ve worked on numerous projects over the past 8 years with Lennie of Design Build Dwellings. He continues to amaze me with his creativity, attention to detail, and workmanship of the highest quality that can be expected. His designs of basements, additions, bath and kitchen remodels are always fresh and transition very nicely with the existing home—so the newly remodeled areas do not look like afterthoughts. As a kitchen and bath design professional myself, I like that Lennie is a certified kitchen designer as well as a licensed general contractor. His many years of kitchen and bath design experience makes my job much easier when I need to communicate cabinets, design, problems solving field conditions, etc with him. This scenario is definitely a bonus for me! And I do highly recommend Design Build Dwellings for your next remodel.”
“Lennie’s organizational skills are unlike anything I have ever seen. He knows, who, what, when, how and why every step of the way. His clients benefit tremendously from this. His clients also benefit from his realistic budgets, timeline and expectations. He has a passion for helping his clients at any cost. It’s been a pleasure working with him!”
The Flooring Group, Inc.
“I have hired Design Build Dwellings for three large projects including a kitchen, basement re-build and two baths. I couldn’t be happier with the results. The owner possesses the ability to discern what the customer wants before they do and seamlessly mixes contemporary and antique components for a unique artistic result. I especially appreciate the fact that all subs are known entities to the owner, and I always felt comfortable and safe with them in my home. No one enters my home without commenting on how beautiful it turned out.”
“We had many jobs down by DBD. The first was a kitchen remodel. We were out of the country and I completely trusted Lennie with my house. The results were beautiful. Next we had the basement redone. This included new cork floors, painting, and counter with sink, fridge, ice maker, TV component cupboard and game, DVD cupboards, plus a bathroom redo. It looks beautiful. Lastly we had the master bath redone. Lennie’s ideas were great and the final result is stunning. We have really enjoyed working with him over the years.”
“I have been a paint contractor for 19 yrs. and have worked with countless remodelers and homeowners.DBD is by far the most detailed oriented Co. I have had the pleasure to work with.”
Bauer Pro Painting
“We hired Lennie Higgins through a recommendation from a friend after he had done some work for her. We found him to be completely professional and very personable. He worked up designs for a kitchen and two bathroom remodel for our townhouse and consulted us on every step. He laid out a timetable for the progress of the work and all the costs. We went to several suppliers to pick out what we wanted in materials. Lennie never tried to sell us on anything but listened and gave considered opinions. His team was very professional and seemed very competent. There was a bit of a time overrun, as there usually is with projects, but Lennie did his best to get things done in a timely manner. Lennie charges a fair price for his work. He doesn’t come cheap but you can have complete confidence that your project will finish up outstanding. I highly recommend Lennie and Design Build Dwellings.”
“We hired Lennie to do a small renovation in our home: replacing windows–including changing the configuration and size of the windows in our family room–changing out doors, and putting in a wall of built-in bookcases. While the job was relatively small, it took up a large part of the house, including the family room, study, master bedroom, and master bath. Lennie was professional from the beginning, working with us to make the project work with our budget. He was always punctual, arriving to meetings on-time and completing the project within the scheduled time frame. The subcontractors he hired were also respectful and professional, cleaning up after themselves each day. All were friendly to us, our young children, and our dog. While renovations are by their nature inconvenient and challenging to have going on in your house, Lennie made it as pleasant as possible, and we have been thrilled with the beautiful and high-quality results. We cannot recommend Lennie highly enough!”
“We have used DBD for numerous projects on our house for over 15 years and have had a great experience each time. (Kitchen remodel, Master Bath remodel, basement bar installation, backyard pavilion, wood floor installation) We have an older house (1938) which is always full of surprises but in each case things worked out well. Lennie is a pleasure to work with and we have recommended him to friends who have been very happy with the outcome of their projects.”
“Design Build Dwellings offers the advantage of working with a professional that has a true vision for creating projects with great design and functionality. Design Build Dwellings will deliver the best project possible for your budget and the work will be completed on schedule. Lennie has vast experience in all aspects of construction and design, he has extensive hands on construction experience so you can be confident that his visions will provide a finished product you will truly appreciate. I have worked for, with and also had work done for me by Design Build Dwellings. Lennie is someone you will discover that you can depend on, trust and really enjoy working with start to finish. That is very rare in this day and age!”
“I would highly recommend this company. After my upstairs toilet overflowed for a day while I was at work, I had to get our kitchen ceiling fixed. The first company I hired replaced the sheetrock, retextured the ceiling and repainted the whole ceiling. When I got home, I was horrified. You could definitely see the big piece of sheetrock that had been replaced, and the texture did not match the rest of the ceiling. We asked the company to fix that and we were told it was impossible to fix it perfectly and to make it look like nothing ever happened. That is when I decided to try another company, I called Design Build Dwellings. Mr. Higgins came that day and assured me that my ceiling could be fixed and look amazing. He explained to me how he intended to do the work and I could tell he knew what he was talking about. I trusted him, and I am glad I did. Within 3 days, my ceiling was fixed, retextured and repainted. It looks perfect now, and you cannot see the difference between the patched ceiling and the rest of the house. Thanks so much Mr. Higgins. I will definitely use your company again.”
“I bought my house new in 2002, and in 2003, I hired a company to finish my basement. After about 10 years, the house had settled and there were numerous cracks in the dry wall which needed to be repaired. In addition, the moving floor had put stress on some of the door frames causing them to not open and close properly. Lastly, we had installed a floor to ceiling mirror on one entire wall in the gym we had built. The moving floors had put upward pressure on the mirror and caused it to crack in multiple places. I hired Design Build Dwellings to make the drywall repairs, and to realign the doors and base boards to better fit with the floors which had shifted over time. The work was done on time, on budget and to my complete satisfaction. The repair work blended in seamlessly, all doors work correctly like when they were first installed. I would highly recommend this company for any repair work required in your home, and I will call upon them again if the need comes up in the future.”