Bruce Lenzen Design Build, LLC Remodeler

Bruce Lenzen, Ann Ludwig, & Rich Cooke

Bruce Lenzen Design Build’s primary focus for many years has been new custom homes along the St. Croix River corridor, in addition to remodel work for clients. With a limited number of vacant properties available, more clients were purchasing existing properties with a desire to do a whole-house remodel. With an increase in these opportunities, it was a natural fit for the company.

What inspires and influences your work?

The challenge of working with an existing property presents many opportunities to recreate new beautiful architecture. The satisfaction of taking a 40-plus-year-old home and creating a home that is timeless in design using the latest products available is our inspiration.

How would you describe your team’s approach to a new project?

Every project begins with a client interview and an inspection of the subject property. These two meetings enable us to define the desired scope of work and identify the challenges that will need to be addressed in order to achieve the desired end result. Each site presents a number of unique challenges and opportunities to reach the client’s desires.

What are the most important elements of a successful remodeling team?

Extensive experience and knowledge are the keys to successful projects. All of our team members have years of construction experience and extensive knowledge of building technology.

How do you bring a client’s vision to life?

By listening and understanding what our clients’ desires are and using our expertise in design, products, and construction methods to define the scope of work that will meet their desires, work within the site limitations, and balance with their budget. 

How do you define an Artisan home?

A home that combines thoughtful, creative architecture and interior design with talented craftspeople who are committed to excellent workmanship.


Photography by Meghan Doll