MKE Design Build, LLC

4.67 |11 Verified Ratings
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MKE Design Build, LLC

4.67 | 11 Verified Ratings
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3775A S. Packard Avenue
Saint Francis, WI 53235
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MKE Design Build, LLC


We are a fully-integrated Design Build group specializing in custom residential and commercial remodels. We pride ourselves in being chosen by clients who seek a full-service team that offers in-house design services, fresh perspective and quality craftsmanship.


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Service Area

  • Milwaukee
  • Racine
  • Kenosha
  • Brookfield
  • Waukesha
  • New Berlin
  • Thiensville
  • Menomonee Falls
  • Trevor
  • Muskego
  • Grafton
  • West Bend
  • Delafield
  • East Troy
  • South Milwaukee
  • Hartland
  • Hubertus
  • Colgate
  • Big Bend
  • Germantown
  • Burlington
  • Butler
  • Oconomowoc
  • Wales
  • North Prairie
  • Cedarburg
  • Richfield
  • Franksville
  • Sussex
  • Eagle
  • Jackson
  • Merton
  • Pleasant Prairie
  • Hartford
  • Okauchee
  • Greendale
  • Elm Grove
  • Oak Creek
  • Mukwonago
  • Nashotah
  • Genesee Depot
  • Dousman
  • North Lake
  • Slinger
  • Pewaukee
  • Lannon
  • Cudahy
  • Bassett
  • Waterford
  • Caledonia
  • Saukville
  • Franklin
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Services Offered

Additions & Remodeling
  • Bathroom Remodel
  • Kitchen Remodel

Areas of Expertise

  • Remodeling
  • Design Showroom
  • Interior Design
  • Architecture

Product Brands Used

  • American Standard
  • Blanco
  • Broan NuTone Group
  • Danze, Inc.
  • Delta - Cosella-D�rken Products, Inc.
  • DreamMaker Bath and Kitchen (Dwyer)
  • Elkay
  • Grohe
  • HansGrohe
  • Insinkerator
  • Jacuzzi
  • Kohler
  • Moen
  • Rohl
  • Toto
  • Zodiac
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Quick Facts

Business Hours
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  • Free Estimates
  • Credit Cards Accepted


In Business Since: 2008
Memberships & Affiliations
  • National Association of the Remodeling Industry (NARI)
  • Better Business Bureau Accredited Business
State Licensing
Trade: Dwelling Contractor Qualifier
License #: 1282755
Expiration: 03-13-2020
Trade: Dwelling Contractor
License #: 1316855
Expiration: 04-20-2020
Type: General Liability
Amount: $0
Expiration: 03-01-2020
  • NARI 2019 Contractor of the Year Regional Winner for Residential Bath
  • Milwaukee NARI Reader's Choice Award for 2017 Remodeler of the Year
  • Milwaukee NARI 2018 Silver Awards in Residential Kitchen and Bath
  • Milwaukee NARI 2017 Gold Awards in Entire House and Residential Bath
  • Best of Houzz Service Award
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Review by in Milwaukee, WI
We worked with MKE Design Build for several months on planning a full remodel of our kitchen. At the front end, we let the company know that we were looking for a project with a budget of about $25,000. After going through a thorough process of designing the remodel and doing multiple walkthroughs of the house, we were given a cost estimate of literally a handful of dollars under $25,000. After putting down a 10% deposit and signing a contract, we worked with the company to pick materials in line with the estimates contained in the scope of work. When we received the updated contract, the price went up to $31,000, an increase of over 25%. We were taken aback by the huge increase as we were led to believe that all of our material decisions were in line with the initial estimates. The countertops went up 15%, the cabinets 10%. We were told our flooring costs would go down as we decided to refurbish our original maple floor rather than install a tile floor. The new price was within 3% of the old price, no explanation given. Worst of all, the plumbing cost went up 100%, despite literally no changes to the project that would necessitate any increase. The excuse to this one was that the plumber somehow missed the giant beam that goes across our basement and there was a matter-of-fact expectation that we would pay for what was, if the contractor was being honest, an egregious error on their part in estimating costs. The remaining cost increase was due to a decision to replace our plaster walls with drywall. We would have been okay if this was the only major change, but unfortunately it was one of many. After having a frank discussion with the contractor and expressing our disappointment, she offered for us to return to the original proposal. We took this offer at face value and decided to offer the initial proposal (eliminate the new drywall in the process) with the increases in countertop and cabinet costs even though we were misled on these costs. We would keep the initial price on the plumbing and the flooring, one of which favors them and one of which favors us, likely for similar and counterbalancing amounts. It was a good faith proposal, based on the contractors initial offer and contractors cost estimates. We expected a reasonable discussion to ensue, and for us to ultimately reach an agreement and move forward on a project we had spent months working on already. What happened next shocked us. After months of preparations and working together (not to mention a 10% deposit), the contractor responded to a reasonable good faith offer by unilaterally backing out of the project. As I can surmise, one of two things happened. One, the contractor purposely underbid the initial estimate to get us to pay the 10% down payment with the understanding that theyd jack up the price later after we were well into the process, with the assumption that we would be too far in and would have no choice but to go along with the increases. Or, the co
Response by MKE Design Build, LLC: We at MKE Design Build strive to be as transparent and accommodating to all of our clients by following a step by step procedure that we have developed over the course of many years. That being said, unfortunately, we also realize that we will not be the best fit for every client and/or every project. That certainly does not stop us from doing everything in our power to please and meet or exceed the expectations set forth by new clients and projects. Our process is straight forward and can be broken down as follows: 1.) Initial Meeting - Outline goals and acquire a general understanding of existing space 2.) Preliminary Budget and Drawings - Provide a no cost budgetary estimate and set of conceptual drawings 3.) Project Commitment - approval of the budgetary estimate/conceptual drawings and a 10% down payment (with executed Budget Contract) 4.) Project Refinement - final selections of all materials and complete list of work to be done 5.) Site Walk-Through - all our expert tradesmen come to inspect the site and examine all existing conditions and make any recommendations 6.) Final Pricing and Contract - all final pricing is provided based on the final selections and site verification 7.) Final Agreement - approval of final construction cost prior to commencement of construction and a 40% payment (with executed Final Contract) 8.) Construction - construction begins only once all parties have agreed to the pricing and terms of the final contract Regrettably, we were not able to come to terms with this client after completing the Site Walk-through. Because of the inconvenience caused we did elect to provide them a full reimbursement of the 10% down payment provided and did not pursue any compensation for the time, estimates, or drawings provided. As always, we wish all of our clients and/or potential clients the best, regardless whether or not we are their selected contractor.

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Review by in Milwaukee, WI
MKE Design Build did an excellent job for us. We highly recommend them for any project. Our project was the addition of a full bathroom and walk-in closet on our second floor. It included a large dormer being added to our second floor. Our old home made the project even more challenging. MKE Design Build did an amazing job understanding our vision, translating it into a beautiful design, and turning the plans into reality. We had a very specific style we were hoping to achieve, and we were worried that the design and material selection process would take us forever. We provided Michelle a few pictures to explain our general vision, and she got it immediately. She paired our selections down to a few great options for each element of the design. It only took a few meetings to finalize all of the design decisions. We were very impressed with Michelle’s talent for design. Once the building began, the team communicated with us through every step. Michelle and Tom were always available, and they quickly responded to every call, text or email. Their whole team was very respectful of our house and our neighbors. We live very close to each of our neighbors, and we did not receive a single complaint. Our project involved putting up scaffolding on the edge of our neighbor's property for a few days in order to finish the exterior. Our neighbor later told us how courteous the team was, and how respectful they were of her property while working over there. Each change in our design plan was clearly discussed and changes to the original quote were agreed to ahead of time. We did not have any surprises when it came to projects costs and payments. The bathroom and closet are beautiful. We love it. Michelle and the team helped us work through every challenge our old home presented in order to get exactly what we were hoping for out of the project. If you choose MKE Design Build for your project, you will be very happy with the results.

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Review by in Milwaukee, WI
MKE Design/Build did an exceptional job on my total kitchen remodel and bathroom remodel. Starting with the initial meeting to the completed project I encountered pure professionalism from everyone at MKE. ALL of their workers were courteous, focused on details, and were perfectionists. I am 100%+ happy with my new kitchen and bathroom.

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Review by in Saint Paul, MN
Highly recomend Michelle and her team,came in on budget, on schedule, knowledgeable, excellent vendors, creativeand listens well.

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Review by in Milwaukee, WI
They went above and beyond. Thank you Michelle and Tom. You really made this time less stressful for our family and my parents 3 cats. Thank you!
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Review by in New Berlin, WI
MKE Design Build is a 1st rate company. From the first meeting to the very last day on the project Tom and Michelle worked together to help create exactly what my kitchen needed. The crew also works together in a timely and professional manner and always left for the day with the construction site cleaned up. They stayed on task and on budget, answered calls and questions timely and showed up when promised.

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Review by in Milwaukee, WI
So happy we went with MKE DB and their team; I'd trust them with any project, they are now like family! The renovation has completely changed our house, and our lifestyle. The work MKE was such high quality. Looking forward to hiring them for our next reno (windows), Bravo!

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Review by in Cedarburg, WI
We were extremely happy working with MKE Design Build LLC. Michelle, Tom and the gang are great to work with. Michelle came up with great ideas. Tom kept track of the crew and was on the job regularly to make sure it was going smoothly. Tim and Dustin were so nice to have around on site. Everyone was polite, cleaned up and did a great job! Love the updated kitchen and bathrooms.

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Review by in Milwaukee, WI
MKE Design Build, LLC is an amazing and talented group of individuals. They are honest and trustworthy. Their advice and guidance are superb. Their work is stellar!

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