Let's Build Together

If you are looking for a Spokane house contractor who is not afraid to let you get your hands dirty working on your new home or remodel project, you just found one.

What Makes Us Different

Hello, my name is Craig Swanson, draftsman and craftsman builder.

Each year I build a custom home or do a major remodel project along with my team, dividing my time working with my crew in the morning and drafting in my office in the afternoon. All this experience makes me a resource of information on all aspects of your upcoming project and I can provide my list of suppliers and subcontractors that I have used for years.

Hi, my name is Elaine Swanson, designer, project manager and bookkeeper. I work directly with the homeowners, their banks, the subcontractors and permit department. I oversee the project to make sure the jobs get done correctly and on time. I take care of the book keeping and paying invoices.

If you want to work on your own home along the way, we encourage any sweat equity you’re interested in to contribute to the project. Most builders won’t let the homeowner do this and that’s what makes us stand out from the rest. Many owners have resources on products or labor from friends or family that we will allow for them to use on their own home. In the past, there has been times where, this has saved the owners thousands on the end costs.

Our Work Flow

Design

Take your ideas and put them to paper ( if you can dream it, we can build it.) We will design and draw build-ready plans that can start the permit and building process.

Plan

There are a lot of unknown’s in building and a solid plan is a must. We can make a cost-breakdown of the project so you know exactly how much everything will cost.

Build

We have built hundreds of houses over the last several decades. We want to help you build your dream home or new addition.
We hired Craig to draft our home plans and build our house. We could not be happier with our decision to hire him! Together, we came up with a plan that fit our family’s needs and our budget. My husband wanted to be involved in the building process and Craig was very open to letting us decide what we wanted to do and what we should have him do in the building process. Craig is very dedicated to his work and was on the job site every day – all day and we moved in 5 months later. We will be building a shop in the next year or two and will hire Craig for that job too. Kerri Gerkin

Laura and I really enjoyed working with you on the design of our home. You kept us involved in the process so when it was completed it was exactly as we wanted. Your communication and f0llow through was so appreciated. We would recommend you and your process highly. Thanks for completing it on time and on the budget we agreed on. Jim Sherrington

Craig designed my home from a sketched out drawing I gave him. His understanding of the building process and great visualization of what I was requesting transformed my dreams into our wonderful home. His video presentation in 3D really helps to walk you through your home and get a feel for the rooms. I would recommend Craig to anyone building a home, Why pay $ for a pre-designed plan when for nearly the same price you can build what you want? Rob Stone

Contact Us Today

Feel free to call or text. Send us an email or schedule an appointment. We’d love to discuss your project with you.

Address: 

9717 E Main Ave, Spokane Valley, WA 99206

Phone:

509-868-8972

Email:

craig@spokanehomedesign.com

Business Hours:

Weekdays 8AM – 6PM
Weekends 9AM – 12PM

Frequently Asked Questions

Whether you’re building a home, adding an addition or doing a complete remodel, we have the experience to complete your project. We understand that many people have heard of nightmare stories regarding experiences with contractors, our guarantee is that, that doesn’t happen. We know that doing any major project involves money, emotions, and personalities that need to be able to work together. We have had only positive working relations with our clients and we encourage future clients to call them and ask for themselves. A project may take months to complete and during this time our clients truly becomes our friends.

With over 45 combined years of being in the construction business we have a full knowledge of every aspect of building and remodeling. Some people are very involved and some are not and we are comfortable with both. We can draw, design, modify a set of plans or use ones you have.

We will work with the bank of your choice, obtain permits, organize an open book keeping system, schedule and manage subcontractors, schedule inspections, provide equipment for rent at a discounted price, allow the client to shop for products and services, allow the homeowner to do any work they want on their home or allow them to use friends or family.

Q. How long does it take to build a house
A. Typically 5 to 6 months weather permitting
Q. Can I get a building permit off the plans you draw?
A. Yes and I provide you with a PDF that you can email out for bids.
Q. What is the time frame to get on your building schedule?
A. We are typically 2 months out depending on the time of year.
Q. Will you work up a cost breakdown on the project?
A. Once you have decided to hire us and we’ve signed a contract we will proceed with a cost breakdown.
Q. How far will you travel to build?
A. We will travel 30 minutes one way from Spokane Valley.
Q. Do you work with the building department to obtain a permit?
A. If you have decided to hire us as your builder we provide the service to apply for the building permit, along with the mechanical and plumbing permit.
Q. Do you have references available?
A. Yes
Q. Can we shop for better prices on products or services?
A. Yes
Q. How long have you been building?
A. Craig started in construction when he was 12 years old and has been building homes since 1990. Elaine started in construction in 1989 and started building homes in 1999.