Value. By combining innovative design, with quality products and craftsmanship, and a superior service in design and knowledge.
Relationships. By maintaining well developed relationships we can strive to be better as a Remodeling team, in the industry and in the community by providing dependable service and quality in all areas of the company.
Improvements. By educating ourselves continuously, learning from our experiences and taking the risks of doing something new, we strive to raise the standards of the remodeling and design industry.
Husband And Wife Team
Uneek Design Build & Remodel is a Family run Residential Remodeling Design Firm where the Design Team and In House Staff are experts in the industry, and where the Building Industry has been a long time family passion. The owners are a Husband and Wife Team with extensive backgrounds in both Design and Construction, giving every client the opportunity to have a very rewarding and successful project. Working together in providing excellence in the remodeling and design industry, they have strived to build Uneek as a leader in quality, creative innovation and knowledge.
Derrick Langva – Vice President and Project Manager
Derrick has been in the construction field for over 30 years. He quickly learned the trade of Carpentry and soon began building homes from start to finish for numerous Builders in the Twin Cities area. In 1997 he began an Exteriors business doing roofing, siding, windows, doors, and decks.
Derrick has been a General Contractor for the state of Minnesota for 15 years specializing in Exteriors and Interior
Sarah Langva – President and Head Designer
Sarah has a Bachelors in Architectural & Interior Design from the Art Institute of Minnesota. Her designs have been featured in two ASID Showcase Houses in 2004 & 2005 and her design team from CASE Remodeling out of Anoka won the 2007 Best Remodel for under $200,000 in the 2007 Remodelers Showcase. She has her certifications in both ASID and the Minnesota’s Contractors Association.
Our Design Process
Our creative team puts our clients at the center of the design process, listening to their remodeling ideas, understanding their financial objectives and most importantly, embracing their dreams for their home and family. Our process reduces risk, uncertainty, and hidden costs of remodeling by developing you project design scope and budget together, focusing on delivering the most value for the cost of your remodeling project At each stage of the design and construction process, our project manager meets with homeowners and keeps them informed of all aspects of their projects. Our process includes four important stages. Clients are actively engaged in the project throughout each phase.
During Phase 1, our design team will meet with the homeowners to discuss:
• The needs of the family
• The homeowners’ vision and ideas
• Design ideas born from our many years of experience
• Financial objectives
• Desired schedule for the project
Using the information gathered in Phase 1, we will:
• Develop an initial plan of ideas
• Comprehensive budget designed in the order of construction
• Schedule ideas for the project
• Propose financial solutions
• Retainer agreement
Our creative team goes into high gear, creating the overall design and making initial material recommendations. But design does not stop here! Based on our over 35 years of design and build experience, we will also offer recommendations for:
• Complete exteriors and architectural influences (this makes for a seamless improvement)
• Complete fixtures such as plumbing, lighting, hardware, accessories, etc.
• Color, lets mix and match
• Texture such as floor coverings, surfaces, tiles and millworks
• Furnishings, interior and exterior layouts
Phase 3 concludes with the design review meeting, where we’ll discuss the overall design and make final material and finish choices. Once final design has been established a comprehensive building contract will be fine-tuned so that the homeowner and the contractor have complete clarity and understanding of all building phases.
The project comes to life during the construction phase. Homeowners will meet their construction team and the project will start shortly after all applicable building permits have been approved. During construction, our project manager will provide frequent updates and engage homeowners in any and all intermediate decisions.
Together with a:
• Realistic budget
• Comprehensive construction drawings
• Detailed building contract
• Mutually agreed upon schedule
• Continual communication
….we can make your dream become a reality!
Building Performance Institute (BPI)
- Building Analysts
- Envelope Professional
- Heating Professional
- Air Conditioning & Heat Pump Professional
Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
- Certified Lead Safe Remodeler
- HVAC Technician Certification
- EPA Clean Air Section 608
Below are several organizations where we have gained recognition to hold several certifications.
National Association of Home Builders (NAHB)
- Certified Graduate Remodeler (CGR)
- Certified Green Professional (CGP)