27587 Xylite Street NE
Isanti, MN 55040
"Working with Joel and Home Sweet Home Designs, Inc was an amazing experience.
He was very personable and we developed a friendship with him that we still have today. I don’t think there are a
lot of home owners that can say that about their builder! Our building experience was fantastic. We knew where
we were at, construction-wise and financially, before the hole was dug. We never felt like the project had gotten
away from us. When we tell people we built our home their first reaction is “aaggghhh” but then we go on to tell
them what a great experience it was and they look shocked! It was a fun, rewarding experience that I would definitely
do over again! Joel helped us make our dreams come true. Thanks Joel!"
Q. I have a full-time job and not a lot of experience. How much work is involved in contracting my own home with your service?
A. We make it very easy for you. Our on site Construction Manager will handle the daily operations of building your home from ordering the materials to scheduling the sub-contractors and attending all the necessary inspections that occur.
Q. Can I provide sweat equity by doing some of my own work?
A. Yes, since you are the general contractor you may do as much or as little work as you choose, and get full credit.
Q. Can I select some of my own sub-contractors?
A. Yes, feel free to suggest any sub-contractors you know whom you want to work on your project.
Q. Will I be able to see all of the sub-contractor’s bids?
A. Yes, every sub-contractor's bid is disclosed on the sworn construction statement and will be available for your review.
Q. Will I have a choice in the selection of materials going into my house?
A. Yes, you will have the opportunity before the bidding process starts to personally choose the building materials to be used. We will guide you through this selection process.
Q. How much money can I save by having Home Sweet Home Designs, Inc. help me self-contract my home?
A. Typically, savings can range anywhere from 5% - 20% or more in some cases. This, of course, will vary from job to job depending on the size of the house and how the house is spec'd out.
Q. Who receives lumberyard or subcontractor discounts?
A. You do, all sub-contractors/material discounts are passed on directly to the homeowner.
Q. Can you help us locate financing for our project?
A. Yes, we have an excellent reputation with several lenders in the area. Having Home Sweet Home Designs, Inc. involved in the construction loan process makes loan approvals easier to grant.