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Edit Design Build Studio is a passionate team committed to delivering your vision with a practical approach. Business owners Zoe Kardasis Sturtz and Ryan Sturtz have over 25 years of combined experience in architecture, design, project planning, building and construction. To us, every project is personal!

Our design/build approach encourages open communication, strong design, and thoughtful construction strategies. Through meaningful conversations and efficient planning, Edit Design Build Studio will develop a comprehensive plan for your project from inception to completion.


Initial Conversation

We begin the relationship with a scheduled phone conversation. It gives us the opportunity to learn more about each other; your goals, your timeline, and your budget, as well as our design/build process and our team of renovation professionals.

step 1

complimentary consultation

A visit to your home is the next meaningful step in our process. It’s an opportunity for you to meet both partners, and for us to meet you. This initial meeting typically takes one to two hours, and it’s your opportunity to openly discuss your remodeling ideas and your budget. As we gain some familiarity with your spaces and insights about your goals, it’s also a chance for us to offer initial design feedback.

Our hope at this meeting is to help you take the first step in understanding what might be possible in your home. We will begin to discuss how we integrate your renovation desires into your existing home and your budget. To maximize this opportunity and address everyone’s questions and ideas, please have all decision makers present and minimize distractions.

step 2

design & planning

The next step in our design/build process is the Design and Planning Phase. During this stage we partner with you to create a comprehensive design that specifies details, scope and budget. Sometimes this process takes one pass, and other times it takes several iterations. Our commitment to you is to get it right well before we begin construction.

This process involves measuring and drawing your existing home; completing a series of collaborative design meetings; carefully monitoring your budget; and editing designs to achieve final drawings and specifications. Additionally, we assemble our team of trade partners and suppliers who will work with us throughout your project. Once the design specifications and scope are fully defined, we create an in-depth proposal for your final review and approval.

step 3

construction agreement

After the design and planning process is complete, your Construction Agreement will be created. This agreement includes finalized design plans, a complete list of project specifications and selections, and production and payment schedules.

step 4


Construction can be messy and sometimes even stressful. Through regular communication and weekly progress reports, we will do all we can to maximize your remodeling experience and make you feel safe and comfortable throughout the construction process. From site preparations on day one to the final cleaning, we always take great care to protect your family and your home.

step 5

post construction

We pride ourselves on delivering fine craftsmanship and quality products and materials to our customers, and we have built relationships with some of the best trade partners in our market. You can feel confident that your project will bring value for years to come. If you ever have questions, please contact us!

If you are considering a project and are interested in exploring its feasibility, we offer several options.
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our process