Architectural and Interior Design Process | La Crosse

At Gorman Homes, we follow the design-build process. This means that we provide you with both design and construction services, which allows you to save both time and money on your home remodeling or construction project. Our proven, 4-step process allows us to bring your personal vision to life.

Contact us if you’d like to learn more about how our process could work for you in La Crosse, Onalaska, Holmen, West Salem, La Crescent and surrounding areas.


Step 1: Assess Your Needs
Our process begins with an initial meeting with you to discuss project scope, including your needs, wants, concerns, and budget. It is at the first step when we focus on building a partnership with you. We will provide a budget range based on the scope of work outlined during the initial consultation.


Step 2: Define Project Scope & Budget
Preliminary plans. Bring us your plans or have us design preliminary plans for you.

Once we have a sense of your needs, goals, and budget, we’ll work with you to develop preliminary plans that more accurately determine project scope and costs. Preliminary plans are have enough information for the subs and vendors to estimate what their costs would be to build your project.

At this phase Ken Gorman takes you selection shopping with our trade vendor partners to create the preliminary lists of products you would prefer to incorporate into your project. Ken feels this time spent together is critical share time to understand how his clients would personalize their project. Ken becomes the coach / designer offering many ideas along this process to get the most value for your budget. These selections are communicated to all trade partners involved to estimate the preliminary budget.


Step 3: Concept, Design & Establish Contract
After we have defined the overall project scope, we collaborate with our team of specialty trades people to make sure all aspects of design, needs, and budget are met. At this step of the process, we accomplish 4 key tasks:


Step 4: Begin Construction
Gorman Homes compiles all information to produce job folders, work requests, building permits, and schedule.