ABOUT

Skåpar Design Build: Creating Home

At Skåpar, we approach home remodeling differently. Whether our team of owner Nate Mielke and professional staff are helping clients create a kitchen, basement or bathroom, we start with transparency and honesty. Because we understand that while remodeling can be exciting and fun, it can be overwhelming and messy, so we believe in open communication throughout the whole process. Underpinning this approach to client relationships is our careful craftsmanship and thoughtful design — all coming together to create custom living spaces that exceed our clients’ expectations.

What we provide

  • Custom remodeling for any residential space.
  • Reasonable project timelines that work for clients.
  • Project scopes that fit and stick to budgets.
  • Subcontractors that meet our high standards.
  • Designs that fit clients’ style and needs.

What we provide

Custom remodeling for any residential space.

Reasonable project timelines that work for clients.

Project scopes that fit and stick to budgets.

Subcontractors that meet our high standards.

Designs that fit clients’ style and needs.

OUR PROCESS

Learn what it’s like to work with us.

Phase 1: Feasibility Study
After our initial meeting (included at no cost to you), we’ll determine your budget to ensure the project scope is correct from the very beginning. Next, we’ll stop by your home and take measurements and photographs.

Based on these factors, you’ll be presented with design drawings and a design timeline — if everything aligns we’ll present you with a design contract and a comprehensive financial analysis. Our goal with these first steps is for you to have a clear understanding of the scope of your project and to gain peace of mind that it falls within your budget.

Phase 2: Project Development

Great, we’re on the right track with the feasibility study! Next up is project development where detailed blueprints that show structural components, an electrical plan and elevations will be presented. This step in the process will help you make product selects and keep the project moving on the proposed timeline.

After you approve the blueprints, we’ll meet with selected subcontractors in your home and price out their work. After, a final meeting with be held to present the final project price and construction documents.

Although no physical construction will take place during this phase, the development phase is still one of the most critical to the success of the project — which sometimes makes it more time-consuming due to the careful planning involved.

Phase 3: Construction

The time is here — you can now see actual changes happening to your home! At the beginning of this phase, construction documents are signed and a construction timeline will be presented. We’ll also hold a pre-construction meeting so we can carefully work through all the details. Everyone involved will be notified with a Start of Work notice, and products will be ordered.

Throughout the construction phase our architectural and design staff will continue to consult with you on any necessary adjustments to the project design or selections.

After all is said and done, we’ll close out the project and you can fully enjoy your new space.

TESTIMONIALS

What our clients have to say

We used Nate and his team at Skåpar on a large bath remodel in 2016 and couldn’t say enough great things about the project and Nate’s professionalism. We would highly recommend his company. He exceeded our expectations in every regard. The quality of workmanship is unsurpassed. We loved that Nate was a one-stop shop involved in every aspect from demo to plumbing to electrical to tile to cabinets to paint/wallpaper. He and his specialists were extremely knowledgeable and clearly experts in their field. And his communication was great and kept us up to speed on the weekly progress. Even after the project was done he has been great with checking in.

— Cindy Olmanson

We learned the hard way that when you are considering contractors for work on your home, you want to hire an owner/operator who will be on the job site every day. This ensures that the project will be done well, since the business owner will be most concerned about the quality of the work and his reputation. Nate Mielke is an owner/operator general contractor that you will enjoy working with. Nate and his Skåpar team are skilled carpenters and smart contractors. They are fair, honest and communicate well. Skåpar has completed several projects on our home in Minnetonka and we’ve been extremely pleased with both the construction process and the results. We highly recommend Skåpar.

— Ben & Brenda Marks

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