By utilizing Design-Build and specializing in unique and difficult home projects we bring impeccable craftsmanship to the table as well as speed and efficiencies. Our team is highly skilled at producing your vision into reality with our 100% satisfaction guaranteed, we leave no client on unfavorable terms!

Building the Future

About Design – Build.

This construction project delivery method is the fastest-growing, most popular in the United States – for good reason. Design-build projects are completed 102% faster than traditional design-bid-build projects (DBIA). Aligned with industry best practices, Bruckelmyer Brothers’ Design-Build process gives our valued clients the convenience of one contract, a single point of delivery and a collaborative approach from design to execution. 



The Owner manages only one contract with a single point of responsibility. The designer and contractor work together from the beginning, as a team, providing unified project recommendations to fit the Owner’s schedule and budget.



 The traditional method or hard bid is a project delivery method in which the agency or owner contracts with separate entities for the design and construction of a project.


Contruction Manager At Risk

A delivery method entails a commitment by the Construction Manager (CM) to deliver the project within a Guaranteed Maximum Price (GMP).

”Design-Build 102% Faster than traditional design-bid-build(DBB)”

”Design-Build 61% Faster than construction manager at risk(CMR)”

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A Design Build Firm

As a Design-Build firm, we take on two major roles in the project, Design, and Construction which means less risk for you with one point of responsibility. When you choose Design-Build you’re choosing less stress and risk, working under one entity we try and make the biggest project of your life as easy and seemly as possible  Working closely with our in-house design team through the concept phase help reduce mistakes that cost time and money. Some might say with the swiftness of Design-Build your project may lose quality this is a false belief. Quality is a cornerstone of Bruckelmyer Brothers. The timeframe is reduced as a result of concurrent activities and one-point contact reducing commutation errors.

What this means for you

  • Single Point of Contact
  • Single Point of Responsibility
  • Open/Transparent Communication
  • Faster Project Delivery
  • Risk minimization
  • Efficiency
  • Quality of Work
  • Control of Project

Advantages of Design-Build

  • Saves Time & Money
  • Collaboration
  • Construction 13% Faster
  • Delivery Speed 61% Faster
  • Minimizes Owner Risk
  • Higher Quality Projects
  • Flexibility
  • Innovation
  • Transparent Communication
  • Single Point of Responsibility
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Recent Projects

Design-Build New Home

Hartley Estates

Duluth, MN

Design-Build New Home

Upper LakeSide

Duluth, MN

{“We have been in our home now for almost two years. Designing and building a new home certainly is a complicated process. It was more of an endeavor than we ever expected. There is a multitude of details to attend to and still one doesn’t have total control over the outcome. We are grateful to have you as our builder. As situations or problems have occurred, as inevitably they always will, we could always count on you to attend to them promptly and satisfactorily. What really makes us warm and fuzzy is that you and your subs have always treated us as family. Thank you for being such good quality people and builders.”
{“Some sixteen months ago when we first started thinking about building our third new home, we were a bit nervous about tackling a 6,000 square foot project. We had experienced less than favorable results with the two different contractors we had used in 1977 and 1990. We asked many couples who they would recommend, and the Bruckelmyer name came up several times. Realtors, lenders, and homeowners all urged us to meet with you. After our first meeting, Cheryl was convinced she wanted to hire your firm. Being the skeptical person I am, I felt I needed to get proposals. After obtaining proposals from other contractors, we asked to visit with former clients of each builder to get their feedback. Every Bruckelmyer homeowner sang your praises. This was very comforting and made us confident that we would be pleased with choosing your firm. Two of the three Bruckelmyer homeowners stated emphatically that we really didn’t need to get bids. We would be better off just hiring Bruckelmyer Brothers to do the work and not worry about price. (As it turned out your firm offered the best value of any of the firms we sought bids from.) Now that you have completed our new home, I just can’t tell you how thrilled we are with the superb job you did for us. The words that come to mind when describing your firm and your subcontractors are: talented, knowledgeable, honest, hard-working, reliable, and humble. The first thing that surprised me was that your crews showed up every day, all day, on time. The job site was far cleaner than any builder we’ve used in the past and your workers were pleasant, polite, and accommodating. The quality of work, from the masons, framers, electricians, plumbers, sheet rockers, painters, and finishing carpenters was uniformly great. No one ever cut corners, no one ever complained about the many change orders we requested, and everyone on the job-site was a pleasure to work with. As you know I decided along the way to hire out a very small portion of the work to certain sub-contractors. For each portion I decided to tackle on my own, I ended up with less than stellar results. In every case, I should have used the folks you recommended. Every sub-contractor that you used performed with the same high quality that we hoped for. I learned a valuable lesson, and that was to let the general contractor be responsible for the entire project. I must also mention that having your firm make all of our cabinetry was one of the smartest moves we made. The craftsmanship was awesome. Cheryl and I would be most pleased to show any prospective client our beautiful new home. Please call us at any time for a showing. We both want to thank you again for the terrific job you did for us. Should we ever decide to build again, we’ll make only one call, and that’s to Bruckelmyer Brothers!!”

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