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Gilbert Design Build

Our Process

Remodeling in Sarasota

Lets Meet

After gathering general information, we will schedule a time to meet with you in our showroom to discuss your project in detail. We start with a conversation getting to know you and your goals regarding the space you’d like to remodel. This is also an opportunity for you to see the type of company we are and if our process seems like what you are looking for.

Step 1

Complimentary Home Visit

After the initial meeting has taken place in one of our showrooms, your consultant will come out to your home to see the space in person, review your goals and objectives, and discuss the timeline and budget. By the end of this meeting, if both parties agree to be a good fit, we then enter the design, product selection, and pricing phase.

Step 2

Design Selection

At this stage, your consultant will invite you back into our showroom where you are presented with an initial plan, which includes complete 3D drawings of your space. With the guidance of your consultant, this is also when you will make product and design selections. Your consultant will work hand-in-hand with you to refine the drawings as necessary.

Step 3

The Construction Agreement

After the designs and selections have been reviewed and approved, we will present you with the final construction plan and agreement which discusses the full scope of work, product selections, and cost. Once the agreement is signed, we begin to order your materials and provide you with an estimated start date.

Step 4

Pre-Start Meeting

Typically a week prior to the start of work, an on-site meeting is scheduled between the client, the construction manager and the lead carpenter. At this time, you will review all things related to your project, including but not limited to: site access, work hours and what to expect along the way.

Step 5


It isn’t surprising to hear our clients say that their only regret is they wish they had remodeled sooner! The final newly remodeled space always makes the process worthwhile. We hope you enjoy your remodel for many years to come!

Step 6

Let's Talk Numbers

Thinking about remodeling your Sarasota or Bradenton home but want to know finance options before you begin?

The good news, We have options for you. Gilbert Design Build has partnered with GreenSky Financing to offer *flexible home financing options.

You may be wondering - "Why would I finance a project I can afford?"

The short answer, convenience - the long answer, to keep your hard earned money where you want it :

  • In your 401k 
  • Retirement Savings Account
  • Stock Market
  • Bonds
  • Annuities
  • Real Estate Equity

Wherever your money is tied, we want you to have the freedom in leaving it there to prosper. Flexible financing with GreenSky allows you to apply for a direct payment card and to only pay back what you spend on your remodel, letting you see that stock market growth AND have a beautiful kitchen makeover.

For more details on GreenSky financing and easy application process, Click the link below.

*Subject to credit approval. Ask for details. NMLS #1416362

Learn About Financing

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Gilbert Design Build

Our Work

Imagine What We Can Do For You

Look at the different styles or get inspiration in the Gilbert Design Build project gallery. Browse our portfolio of real remodeling projects we’ve completed from the Bradenton and Sarasota areas.
2020 Proud Member of the Manatee Chamber
Remodeler 500
National Kitchen+Bath Association
Sarasota Chamber
550 Remodeling
Certified Aging  In Place
Remodelers Advantage
2019 BBC Membership
Small Business of Year
Best of Houzz Design
Remodeler 500
2018 Frank G.Berlin, Sr. Awards
Small Business of Year
Best of Houzz
Manatee Chamber  of Commerce
Manatee Sarasota
Gilbert Design Build


Come See Us

Visit a Showroom

We encourage you to visit either one of our showrooms where you will find over 2,000 square feet of kitchen and bathroom displays.

Two Locations

Attend a Free Seminar

Come to one of our free educational seminars. You will see the latest trends as well as learn priceless remodeling insights. Seminars are led by our owner, Ernest Gilbert, CAPS, CGR who has over 20 years of experience in the remodeling industry. You will also hear from other key members of the GDB team.

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