Your custom design + build experts!
The hardest space to re-envision is usually the one you live in -- even for professional designers! Sometimes clients begin the design conversation by telling us, “I know there’s nothing you can do about this layout…” We prefer to begin with the assumption that there’s not much we can’t do.
Along with our training and experience, we can lend you a fresh set of eyes. We're experts at space planning and in almost every case, we really can improve your layout by:
- Opening closed-off living spaces and relating them across your whole home
- Reclaiming awkward or unused rooms
- Creating a ground-floor master suite
- Turning a porch space into year-round living space
- Transforming your home’s interior, with finishes and furnishings that support your activities and enhance your mood
- Redesigning your spaces for stress-free entertaining
- Phasing remodeling projects—helping you prioritize, budget, and schedule work to best suit your needs.
Get ready, because we’ll have a lot of questions for you! We’ll listen closely and design a space that works beautifully, just for you.
Local know-how for a smoother process
Although Ann Arbor is our home, we’ve been working with building officials in jurisdictions from Jackson to Livonia since 1989. You can be confident that your project will be designed right the first time and will meet local requirements.
The kitchen has evolved to become the center of family life. Today, families cook, eat, entertain, read, work, plan meals, do homework, and even watch TV in their kitchens, and a well-designed kitchen can make a tremendous difference in the valuable hours we spend at home.More
Whether you're dreaming of a luxurious, spa-inspired master bedroom retreat or a simple main-level powder room, our interior designers will take the same personal and thoughtful approach, considering functional needs and universal design as well as aesthetic appeal.More
Whether we bump out the laundry room for extra storage, create a sunroom for year-around enjoyment, change a dark, unused basement into a warm and inviting entertainment area, or add a new wing, our interior designers and builders will help give your family the expanded living space you need.More
All smiles from start to finish!
We came to love our team! Frank became part of the family. Every day the house was cleaned and organized. And Mary had great design ideas and listened to our passions to create the best spa experience.
Todd and Trisha, Commerce Twp., MI
The whole team was approachable and responsive to my emails and questions. I would recommend this company for any project, big or small.
Louise, Ann Arbor, MI
The deciding factor in choosing to work with Alpha was their confidence in the project and completion time line. They have done other renovations for us and it was a positive experience once again.
Debbie, Chelsea, MI
We felt very comfortable when we initially visited Alpha. We felt the staff was open, honest, and wouldn't mislead us.
Jeffrey & Kim, Ypsilanti, MI
Alpha Design's priorities are happy customers!
Hugh, Ann Arbor, MI
Cy was a fabulous construction manager. Always communicated with me about any issues, arrival time, etc... So polite and kind. Mary was also so great. She's so creative!
Karen & Dave, Ann Arbor, MI
We appreciate the quality of the work by everyone who came to our house. Dan Mattes was very patient and helpful and answered all of our questions. Our new bathrooms are great!
Steve and Melissa, Ann Arbor, MI
The entire Alpha team was so nice to work with. Every person we dealt with knew their craft and the final product is an example of that.
Jonathan and Amanda, Ann Arbor, MI
We liked the people. Good working relationship. Design fit our vision. Materials and workmanship were high quality. We would definitely use you again on a future project.
Brian and Joey, Ann Arbor, MI
Ken, Mary, and Phil made the renovation process for our bathroom-laundry room pretty painless. They kept us in the loop, cleaned up at the end of the day, and always demonstrated a high level of professionalism (early/on-time, respectful, reliable, etc.) which made them stand out compared to all the other contractors we contacted.
Adrianne and Chris, Ann Arbor, MI
The new bathroom is great. It was a very positive experience from beginning to end. The quality of the people working for
Alpha is a real credit to the company.
Chris and Pam, Ann Arbor, MI
When it comes to design, cost management and construction, the team at Alpha made me feel confident and reassured that my project would be completed on time and on budget.
Jeff and Mary, Ann Arbor, MI
I have nothing but good things to say about Alpha and what they did for us and our house. What Alpha says they will do, they do. Everyone I talked to had a horror story about contractors. Alpha is the anti-horror story. Alpha is that rarest of commodities – a genuinely reliable contractor.
Tony and Lisa, Ann Arbor, MI
I would highly recommend Alpha to others. The company workers are courteous, show respect and concern for the customer and demonstrate careful and fine workmanship.
Sara, Ann Arbor, MI
In our initial meeting, Alpha was very informative giving us a step-by-step on how and when things happen through the remodel process. Alpha took what seemed to us an overwhelming job and made it a very clear, step-by-step process ending in a great new kitchen!
George and Barb, Pinckney, MI
I absolutely love my house now. It looks brand new, and I have received many compliments from my neighbors (some of whom I have never spoken to before).
Kathy, Saline, MI
To the Alpha team who helped our kitchen be such a wonderful place for us to hang out, cook, and simply enjoy. If we had it to do over again, we wouldn’t change a single thing. We were most impressed with the professionalism you people displayed while working with us. Thank you.
Fred and Barbara, Ann Arbor, MI
We had Alpha build a two-story addition on our 1927 Dutch Colonial house. The design team at Alpha did such a good job of matching the style of the house that people who see it now believe it was all part of the original house.
Mark, Ypsilanti, MI
Why Design + Build
The Design Build method is built on collaboration and communication, unifying the designer and builder as a single entity.
When you work with Alpha Design + Build, we're accountable for the entire project, including how the end result looks, how much it costs, and how quickly it is completed. As experts in both design and construction, we know how buildings come together and we consider all aspects of the project -- from fees to scheduling -- early in the process which often results in lower total cost, fewer overruns, faster construction, and better continuity.
Our team includes professional designers, project managers and master carpenters working together to provide beautiful custom living spaces. Our relationships with subcontractors are of paramount importance, too. Our plumbers, electricians, tile setters, painters, heating and cooling experts are an invaluable part of the Alpha team, project after project. We’ve spent years with these folks, and you can rest assured that everyone working on your home is someone we’re proud to have represent our company.
Everyone on the team has the same goal – to keep a smile on our clients’ faces from start to finish.