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Twin Cities Garage Design Process

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From design to completion, Sussel makes your garage building experience enjoyable. You can trust us when we say you have nothing to worry about! Our team will take care of all the details for your new attached or detached garage.

Below we outline the steps to building a garage and what you can expect. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact our team—we’re here to help!

Step 1: Free Estimate

The process begins with a free estimate at your home with one of our experienced sales consultants. Your consultant will not only provide highly creative design ideas, but will also listen very intently to understand exactly what you are looking for in your new garage. With the information they collect, our team will get to work on your custom garage design.

Step 2: Apply for a Permit

After processing your garage order, our staff of seasoned professionals will work on finalizing the garage plans, obtaining financing approval (when applicable), and applying for a building permit. You can feel confident about working with a team that understands building permits and city codes inside and out.

Step 3: Site Preparation

Once the building permit is obtained, an experienced excavator will be scheduled to start any removals or excavating necessary for the preparation of the concrete work.  Quite often this includes the removal of an existing garage and slab, driveway, sidewalks, fences, bushes, sod, dirt, and any other objects in the way.

Step 4: Prepare the Foundation

After the site has been prepared, our concrete professionals will arrive and prepare the foundation. This involves forming the new garage layout and scheduling an inspection.

Step 5: Pour Concrete

Shortly after the foundation is prepared and inspected, concrete is poured and concrete blocks are laid.

Step 6: Material Delivery

Once the concrete has been properly cured, your framing and roofing materials will be delivered. At Sussel Garages, we work with some of the best materials in the industry.

Step 7: Framing

After the concrete is complete and materials have been delivered, it’s time for framing. Our experienced carpentry crews will arrive and begin framing your new garage.

Step 8: Complete Roofing and Schedule Inspection

After framing, roofing is completed and a framing inspection is scheduled.

Step 9: Installation

Next, the siding, overhead doors, and electrical service are installed.

Step 10: Final Inspection

After a final inspection, it's time to move in and start enjoying your beautiful new garage!

If you're looking to build a new garage, you've come to the right place! Sussel Garages is the most trustworthy garage builder in Minnesota. We’ve been designing and building garages that are high-performing, long-lasting, and beautiful since 1915. Click here to learn more about us. You can also check out our reviews here.

Contact Us for Custom Garage Design

At Sussel Garages, we’ve built more garages than all of our competitors combined. No matter the scope of the project, our team remains dedicated to the principles we’ve stood by since 1915: quality, integrity, and innovation. We take pride in our work, and it shows!

When it comes to the design of your new garage, the options are endless. Do you need a very large garage? Do you need extra storage space? Would you like a storage area or finished room above the garage? These are all things we can easily accommodate when creating your custom garage design. Our team excels at providing our customers with added functionality in their lives with new garages. Simply share your ideas, and we’ll figure out how to bring them to life. Contact us today to get started!