What We Do

Exploration of clients' project needs and goals
Site analysis
Re-creation of existing structure plans for remodels, where necessary (As-Built plans)

Building department & critical area research
3D Conceptual plans and project exploration with virtual walk-through
Working directly with the contractor to form a preliminary budget based on conceptual plans. This allows clients to make intelligent decisions based on
real world costs early in the design process
Construction drawings and documents ready for the permitting process

Coordination of surveyor, soils engineer, civil engineer, septic system designer, structural engineer, interior designer, landscape architect and others as required by the scope of the project and the building department.
Permit submittal and liaison with your local building department during plan review
Hardscape design (driveways, exterior walls, decks, patios, walks, etc.)
Assistance with interior and exterior material selections
Interior detailing, kitchen, bath, lighting, and millwork design
On-site consulting during construction

Project job cost accounting & project bookkeeping during construction
Working with your contractor on final specifications and final budget

Jim Portrait 170927-w800-HB_pp1.jpgJim Merrill owner and chief designer

Merrill Design was founded in 1995 from the roots of Jim's 20 years experience as a contractor builder. The trials and success of Jim's past work with Merrill Construction and now more than 30 year's involvement in the construction industry have taught him how to design structures which are functional, durable, and energy efficient, yet also cost-effective.

From its inception, Merrill Design has planned aesthetically pleasing, comfortable spaces, which are suited to their environment and conscious of both up-front costs and long-term energy use. Working with Merrill Design will give you the advantage of over 10 year's green design experience; a history which put us in the green design category well before Building Green was a popular term.

Merrill Design has always excelled at working with professional contractors and their clients. We keep the design process personal by blending Jim's artistic talent and longstanding construction knowledge with a collaborative philosophy which allows our clients to express themselves in the design of their home or other structure. Using state of the art design software, the client works directly with Jim in real-time to see their vision come to life. This unique combination of an immediate 3-D rendering on the big screen, with Jim's experience and creative eye, gives our clients an unparalleled interactive design experience.