Frequently Asked Questions
Our most frequently asked questions about home building and working with our team are answered below!
How many years have you been in business?
Swanson Homes has been Minnesota’s custom home building expert for over 50+ years and has been recognized with numerous awards of excellence over the years. Our ambitious and talented small team provides our clients with a unique and personal building experience. We are passionate about bringing our clients’ blueprint of ideas to life with an actionable plan and building distinctive homes that tell a story.
How many homes do you build a year?
Our typical annual production ranges from 8 - 10 homes per year.
Who makes up your building team?
You can see our team members and their roles here. You can also expect to work with the industry’s best Architects, Interior Designers, and suppliers we've had years of building strong relationships with.
What sets you apart from other builders?
Distinctive residences at an attractive value—how do we do it? In short, controlled volume by a talented small team. The volume of homes that we take on annually provides the perfect balance of steady work for us and our industry partners, yet gives us the opportunity to give each of our homes the individual attention that each deserves.
What this means for you, our clients:
- Your dollar goes further
- Consistent quality and craftsmanship
- A close relationship with the builder—before, during, and after the build
- A home that embodies your lifestyle
What is your process for a new build?
Do you remodel homes?
Yes. We typically remodel 1-2 homes a year, depending on the scope of the project.
How long does a custom home build typically take?
Each home that we build is different with its own unique details, and our ability to bring them all together in a timely and orderly fashion is our true differentiator within our industry. Generally, the design + build process will take anywhere from 8 - 12+ months. Our team’s ability to help seamlessly navigate our clients through selections and deadlines is largely the reason why we can deliver a high level of value for you, our homeowners.
What is your process for Interior Design?
We have worked closely with the talented team at Carbon 6 Interiors for many years. Carbon 6 Interiors is a full-service residential interior design firm that achieves high-end exceptional design. By working fluidly and side-by-side with this in-house design team, we ensure harmony to the selection and design process and building timeline integration -- unmatched by many in our industry. Learn more about their design process here.
How will you bring our vision to life?
To design a new home, we partner with the area's best architectural design firms to bring our client’s dreams to reality with an actionable plan. We have a reputable history of crafting personalized homes and have developed strong relationships with talented subcontractors and suppliers to get the job done effectively and efficiently. The Swanson team provides a professional set of eyes to help with spotting potential design issues and proposing innovative ideas to overcome or enhance the design of the home. From the floor plan to the exterior, we will be involved in each design meeting to assist with the client’s questions and to keep their project and budget on track.
What is the post-build relationship like?
We stand behind our work and are known to be a supporting partner for our clients. Whether providing hands-on fixes or reputable and reliable resources, our team prioritizes the relationship and satisfaction of our homeowners. Our biggest accomplishment is our ability to provide a unique and personal building experience for our clients. We value creating relationships that last long beyond the client’s move-in day.
What are some of your favorite trends and styles in new construction?
We appreciate the shift towards crafting practical spaces with optimal functionality. By providing a thoughtful and distinctive floor plan with rooms that clients will actually use, we build a home with no wasted space. We’ve also enjoyed working with interesting and intricate woodwork in our recent building projects.
Why should we partner with you on our new build?
To put it simply, we want to provide you with the experience and craftsmanship that we would expect if we were building this home for ourselves.
Why homeowners choose to partner with us:
- We make it a point to develop personal relationships with our homeowners and tailor their home building experience to fit their lifestyle and needs.
- Our ability to simplify and streamline the comprehensive process of building an intricate and distinctive home.
- Benefit from longstanding relationships with top area subcontractors & suppliers that provide an optimal mix of value & quality craftsmanship.
- Our reputation of being committed to our finished product by supporting homeowners before, during, and after they move in.
What's it like to work with our team?
Hear it from our most recent homeowners who have completed their custom build journey with Swanson Homes!