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Pre-Project Planning

The conception of a dream begins with the spark of a heart; or, as Cinderella says, “a dream is a wish your heart makes.” Perhaps you played at the lake as a kid and always dreamt of the perfect lake home or cabin, or you just visited a friend or family member’s home with a gorgeous lake view; at some point along the way, something in your heart sparked the dream of your perfect lake home or cabin. Whether you just started dreaming and need to save the money or you have picked an architect and are ready to build, we can help you at any point along the journey. Grandt Builders is here to serve you and turn your dream into reality!

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As you may have already gathered, there are a variety of stages to the pre-planning process. Dreaming, vision-casting, napkin sketches, Pinterest saves, scouring magazines, drafting architectural drawings, choosing a color scheme, finding a builder, etc. We take pride in helping navigate the challenges of accomplishing your vision within your budget. Below your will find our typical process, along with frequently asked questions about the pre-planning process.

Our Typical Process from Conception to Completion:
1. Initial Meeting in Person
2. Determine Stage of Process
a. Finalize Desired Outcome and Budget
b. Determine if Appropriate Funds are Available or if Loan is Required
c. Connect with Potential Architect and Interior Designer, etc.
d. Finalize Plans
3. Sign Pre-construction Agreement
4. Obtain Sewer Compliance
5. Initial Deposit Made by Client to Confirm Agreement and Lock-in Services

I Have a Dream. Now What?
Clients often think they need to have their vision and architectural drawings complete before seeking out our services, but we can help you at any point along the process. Give us a call today and we can schedule an initial meeting to discuss your vision, help you find a loan, if needed, and share our resources.

I Have a Dream and a Budget. How do I choose an Architect?
We have several architects and designers we can refer you to depending on your particular needs or to the level of detail that works for you!

I Need an Interior Designer. Can you help?
Yes, we have an interior designer that we recommend, if desired.

I Already Chose an Architect and Plans Are Drawn. Can you Build?
We offer our services at any point along the journey of building your dream. Call Dale at 763-268-9160 or email him at to set up an initial consultation to determine next steps and availability.

Give us a call today at 763-268-9160 or email to set up your initial meeting and start the process of turning your dream into reality.

Your Quality Custom Builder in Aitkin County and the Greater Lakes Region

Custom Homes | Lake Homes | Cabins | Renovations | Seamless Additions

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Aitkin, MN