design process

As a custom home, ADU (Accessory Dwelling Unit) and garage builder we specialize in helping you create your perfect space.! We work with our team of designers and engineers to build you exactly what you want. The possibilities are endless!!


permit approval assistance

Allow us to help you with the necessary approvals prior to building your ADU.  Our team works directly with the city and gets the permits and helps with any special requirements from the city. 

complete builD

We specialize in building homes and garages, so rest assured that you’ll have a beautiful ADU built in a timely fashion!

We’ll Assess Your Property To See What Limitations the City Might Impose

Before you get started we help determine everything that the city may require of us and if we need any special permits for your area. You will know the process and timeline  before we start.

We’ll Assist With The Build Permit Approval

Allow us to help you with the necessary approvals prior to building your ADU. We’ll cover it all!

  • We verify local codes
  • We submit all paperwork
  • We pull the permits
  • We even help with all the conditional use requirements

We take the guess work out of building your project


We’ll Design Your Dream ADU!

Our services remove the stress of designing your new ADU. Choose from one of our previous designs or build something completely unique! If you can dream it we can build it! 

We’ll Build Your Dream ADU

Our commitment to efficient and conscientious building techniques allows us to complete projects on time and on budget.

Every ADU we build has is own set of unique challenges. Our experience of building ADU’s helps us solve these unique challenges and find solutions quickly. We also are working with alternative building techniques in this new market with high costs of lumber. 

Take your Property to a whole new level!

An accessory dwelling unit (ADU) is a second dwelling unit created on a lot with a house, attached to your existing house. It functions as a separate unit ideal for guests, home office, “mother-in-law apartment, “granny-flat”, craft room, kids play area, external dwelling, home for extended family, and many more. The possibility is endless. But the most exciting part of having an ADU is using it as an investment or an income generator. It can be a rental, place for live-in help, external dwelling for lease, and a boost for your property’s value!

Find out if your property qualifies for an ADU build. 

Increase your property’s potential and make make money in your back yard! 

A Construction Company You Can Trust

Let our expert team bring their expertise to your project. With over 10 years of experience building homes, renovations, and commercial projects in the Salt Lake valley and our combined 20 years of experience in the real estate and construction/renovation markets of Salt Lake City, we can walk you through every stage of your construction needs.

Built by Design Construction was voted Best of Utah 2019 for general contractors. 

TAKE THE FIRST STEP to getting your new ADU!