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You can expect creative design, detailed planning and exceptional craftsmanship from Mantis Design + Build.  We are with you every step of the way, from inspiration to realization. Our goal is to positively transform your life by designing and building beautiful spaces that foster joy, ease, harmony, function, and flow.

Every aspect of our relationship with you is carefully attended to, from our first meeting until the last day of your project, and beyond. We are passionate about what we do and strive to deliver the best client experience possible.

We have a structure and a process that allows you to still enjoy life in the midst of a significant disruption. You will know before your project starts what it will look like, how much it will cost and how long it will take.


Initial Consultation

First we meet, and we listen. We’ll discuss your vision, your goals, and answer any questions you have. We evaluate your existing environment and how to incorporate new design and space.  Together, we review the planning and building processes, and an initial scope of work and timeline.  Knowing what to expect can help allay your concerns and make you better prepared for what’s to come. 

We also review the overall project budget so that we can design within that budget. The design and budget go hand in hand to ensure the success of your project.


Once you’ve decided to move forward and take this exciting step, we document your space. We’ll measure and photograph your home to ensure an accurate design while we review structural elements and check for any restrictions.

During your first design presentation, you will be able to see a preliminary set of plans and initial concepts designed to address your goals and wishes.  Additional sketches, 3D visuals or digital renderings may also be provided if necessary to help you visualize and understand your new space.  With the preliminary plans completed, we then create a detailed cost report for your review.


With your feedback in hand, we then refine the designs to better fit your needs and specifications. The refining process is repeated until you are completely satisfied with all the details.

We then prepare a comprehensive scope of work from the designs you have approved. This includes a detailed description, from foundation to finishes. We review this with you to assure that all previous discussions regarding construction details are included in this document. This scope of work clearly describes what is and is not included in the project, providing a clear understanding of expectations. You’ll have all of the information you need to make well-informed decisions. 

The result of the design phase is an architectural outline of exactly what you want to build. During this stage, we will develop a detailed set of architectural plans for construction based on the refined designs. Floor plans, finishes, fixtures and all other details will be included in the documents. 

Once the final changes have been approved, we move into a Construction Agreement. This agreement maps out the timeline, approved specifications, drawings, final budget and payment schedule for the project.


We’re now ready to build your dreams.

Once all construction documents are finalized and signed, we prepare the necessary documents to be submitted to the city or county permitting office. We then begin coordinating the schedules and ordering the materials. We also discuss specific details, such as where materials can be stored, construction hours, and how to protect your home, family, and pets during the remodeling process. The construction start date is determined at the time of contract signing but usually begins anywhere from a couple weeks to a couple months depending on the size and complexity of your project and the availability of specific trades.

The plans, agreements, specifications and details for all choices are combined and organized into your personal Project Binder. Throughout the project, we will have regular project meetings to keep you informed, review progress and respond to any questions or concerns that come up. 

Our talented team of tradesmen will care for your home every step of the way, completing the project on time and within budget. We work hard from start to finish to ensure your project is rewarding, enjoyable and exceeds your expectations. Together, we’ll make it perfect!

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