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High-quality Subcontractors: The “Secret Sauce” in Your Construction Project

We’ll let you in on an often-overlooked fact of custom home building and remodeling: Your general contractor is only as good as...

What Role Does an Architect Play in a Remodel?

For large-scale projects like ours, Duet Build needs an architect to create stamped drawings to submit to the city for permitting. But even beyond that requirement, homeowners need an architect to help them figure out how to transform their spaces from what they have into what they want.

5 Tips to Hiring a Great General Contractor

We’re not exactly unbiased when it comes to the topic of hiring building contractors, but we have a lot of experience in this arena: On one hand, we’ve seen truly great projects (by our crews and by our competitors), and on the other hand, we’ve heard horror stories from broken-hearted homeowners who dropped their GCs mid-project after enduring too many problems to count.

The Duet Build Difference

Duet Build is a new, old company: It’s been nearly a year since Doug Canady’s retirement, and Duet Build stands on the foundation of the excellence he established over 30 years and innovates every day.

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Meet Liz Hester!

Liz Hester is new to Duet Build but a familiar face in the Denver design and construction communities. She’s an interior designer and operations expert—right-brained and left-brained—who began her career at Opus A&E, a design-build firm that includes disciplines from land acquisition and development to architecture, engineering, interior design, and construction. There, she developed a keen foundational understanding of the entire design-build process, which she’s relied on throughout her career.

Foundation News: Warren Village

When our sister company, Duet Design Group, announced a new partnership with Warren Village, we were thrilled to get to join in supporting this important nonprofit! Warren Village is based in Denver and serves unhoused and unstably housed low-income, single-parent families with a holistic approach to transforming lives. The organization supports the whole family and the whole person by providing affordable, transitional, private housing; parent services and advocacy, such as life-skills coaching, parenting classes, and financial counseling; and early education and child care and social-emotional support services through its Learning Center.