Detroit Build's Mission

Our mission is to help homeowners in every step of the process, from the initial vision to the design and execution, and we take a unique and personal approach to helping you rehab your new home.


Step 1: The Vision

"The Best Vision is Insight"
- Malcom Forbes

Every accomplishment and every dream that we have begins with a mental picture of what the final result should look like. If our expectation is one thing and the results ends up congruent with that mental picture, then our "vision" and result have been one in the same. On the other hand, if the final result is different than our expectation is, we become exasperated because the end product and the original mental picture are entirely different. We help new home buyers conceptualize the potential of "what can be" when dealing with the not so pretty "as-is condition" found in many Detroit homes. Once you've made the decision to move forward with your new find, we look at the areas that require updating with specific attention given to working with a stipulated budget for corrections and lifestyle adaptations. Most times, concerns can be corrected and improvements can be made immediately after closing and before you actually move into your new home. You can have it your way. Therein lies the beauty of seeing the potential within.

"Where there is no vision, there is no hope"
- George Washington Carver


Step 2: The Design

“Design is not just what it looks and feels like. Design is how it works.”
– Steve Jobs

Michelangelo was once asked how he was able to create such a beautiful sculpture as "David"… His reply was "David was already in the raw marble… All I did was chip away the unneeded pieces”. Whether you're a Buckminster Fuller fan or a Frank Lloyd Wright enthusiast, good design is best when it accommodates your lifestyle and your pocketbook. Like Andy Warhol, we strive for simplicity as the rule in all fundamentals of the design process. We partner with you in developing a step by step system of methodically increasing the value of a "so-so" or damaged property and turn it into a ‘knock your socks off’ home that you'll be proud of. You'll love what the finished product look likes and how it fits your financial requirements.

"Good design is the result of inspiration"
– Unknown


Step 3: The Transformation

"Some Painters Transform the Sun into a Yellow Spot, others Transform a Yellow Spot into the Sun"
- Pablo Picasso

As a progressive people we are a culture of change. If there is something that we don't like, we want to change it. Many times we don't have the necessary abilities or monetary resources to facilitate the changes we desire. Now however, you have the opportunity to muster resources behind any eligible changes that may tickle your fancy. Just as a caterpillar goes through a metamorphosis to become a butterfly, a" needy" house can become a "stylish" home". Whether it's replacing the worn carpeting or refinishing wood flooring back to its original luster we take the time to understand your needs. We must always remember every beautiful butterfly was once a lowly caterpillar. When it's time for your changes, we get them done on time and with superior craftsmanship!