Water Street Homes Remodeler

Rick Carlson

Water Street Homes has been building luxury homes and remodeling since 1986. The collaboration of an experienced builder, architect, and designer inevitably produces a better result. When it comes to remodeling, our experience allows us to see the core issues and help drive a creative solution to solve them—one that most people don’t see.

Photo by Meghan Doll Photography

Why do you think your clients choose you as their remodeler?

I see things differently! I’m not afraid to take on challenging structural issues and come up with a solution that solves the core problem in the project’s design, even if the client doesn’t yet know what it is!

What makes you most proud to be a remodeler?

Creatively solving challenges. Most homes aren’t built with a future remodel in mind. To remodel a home and have it feel as natural as if it were the original plan, is very rewarding.

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

What generally starts as a napkin sketch, quickly turns into CAD, and then into reality. 3-D imaging makes everything easier for the client to understand and visualize.

How would you describe your remodeling style?

No two remodels—or clients—are the same. It’s not so much a style as it is a process. First, I try to understand what it is they’re looking for, and then go forward with a plan. When I’m done, the home should look like it was always intended to be that way.