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The SDB Process

As a full-service design-build company, we at Sustainable Design Build pride ourselves on working with clients to design their dream home. By collaborating with clients through the design and assisting with finish selections, we can customize our proposal on projects so that customers truly set the price. Combined with completed with outstanding value. No matter the scope of work, Sustainable Design Build offers comprehensive services that yield results for any project; like a simple renovation to a high-end custom home with luxury finishes.

Learn more about Sustainable Design Build and why you should collaborate with us to get your job done right. We have a phenomenal team that is licensed and insured for any remodeling job or home improvement project. Check out our portfolio of professionally completed work. Have any additional questions? Reach out to us here on our contact form.

Residential Remodeling Services

What sets us apart from a run-of-the-mill general contractors in the Denver Metro area is our classic home full-service approach to your project. Allowing us to provide designs, consulting, and construction services all under one roof. Our services include remodeling & restoration, full home renovations, kitchens, bathrooms, additions, pop tops, basements, and ADUs.

Return on Investment

Sustainable Design Build will help you maximize your ROI and always seeks to complete projects that are of the best benefit to you! With competitive pricing, we make sure you are getting the best value for your home improvement project. This also includes professional advice, to help our clients discern which projects will produce the best overall return on investment.

Construction Solution

With a turn-key construction solution to the residential remodeling services process, we aim to provide a stress-free solution to your home improvement project. We have meticulously picked out trade partners to ensure every client receives the highest quality craftsmanship and finishes.


Financing a home project can pose unique challenges as there are several different lending products available. Our team of professionals can assist you in building a funding solution to make your project a reality. Our partners will work with you directly to provide the best option for your project.

Company News

We are moving fast. Here are our latest company updates.

Denver Approval Time For Building Permits Breaches 300 Days

Denver Approval Time For Building Permits Breaches 300 Days

Denver’s Community and Planning Department has been struggling with the large increase of plan submittals for building permits. Earlier this year, around January of 2022, the longest amount of time for building permit approval reached about 191 days. Specifically,...

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Sustainable Fall Home Idea

Sustainable Fall Home Idea

The cooler weather will be coming in soon and Colorado’s colors will begin to change. As always, it’s quite the event to go view the leaves change in the mountains or simply enjoy your own backyard’s transformation. But all those autumn leaves that fall in your yard are not down with their job. These fallen leaves are a great source of nutrient-rich materials that can be used for your garden’s soil! Fallen leaves make an excellent habitat for pollinators and beneficial insects. Composting your leaves instead of throwing them out can save you money and even benefit your garden next year. Save on in-store fertilizers and compost solutions by starting your very own fall leaves compost supply.

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Denver Architects Best Home Addition Contractors

Denver Architects Best Home Addition Contractors

Denver Architects is an organization that highlights and recognizes the companies that and contributors to the city that go above and beyond. This year, Denver Architects wanted to show off the highly-qualified and accredited renovators. They have showcased professionals that carry out the necessary developments to preserve or enhance the city’s infrastructure. Out of seven, Denver Architects has decided to list Sustainable Design Build as one of Denver’s best home addition contractors. See what they have written on their site!

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Zach McKendry Headshot 2022 Updated General Contractor Owner Denver Colorado

Zach McKendry

General Contractor | Founder

Zach McKendry is a 4th generation contractor native to Colorado. He has worked in and owned several construction companies. Currently, Zach oversees the construction process from start to finish as Sustainable Design Build’s General Contractor who holds a license in both Denver. He truly prides himself on delivering a product he and his family can be proud of for years to come. Before founding SDB, Zach specialized in real estate investment and rehabbing single-family homes. When not at work, Zach enjoys spending time with his family, hunting, and rock climbing.

Mike McCarty

Design Manager | Founder | Realtor | ABR PSA

Mike McCarty started his real estate career in 2010 through several investment property acquisitions. While working in the construction industry, Mike’s continued interest in real estate along with his growing rental property portfolio led him to a career shift to real estate. Today, Mike oversees the marketing/advertising of Sustainable Design Build’s projects as well as land acquisition and entitlements. Mike is also the Owner/Broker of Love Colorado Real Estate. When Mike isn’t showing properties, he loves kicking back with his partner Diana and his dog Bear.


Macaroon Shiba Shiba-Roon Office Dogs of Colorado Denver


A recent addition to the team, Macaroon is a fine and industrious Shibe. He is eager to learn, always wanting to meet new people and other dogs. His welcoming attitude will make any stranger into a friend in no time, fostering new business relationships each and every day.

Sustainable design build office dog


This beautiful girl here is quite possibly the fastest hound around. With a quirky attitude and cheerful personality to match. Poppy is the ideal pal but watch out, she likes to pull pranks.

Recent Projects

We at Sustainable Design Build hold our work to the highest standard of integrity and workmanship. Please take a look at some of our recently constructed projects. You are more than welcome to visit our various platforms holding clientele reviews about our work. We are a verified business with Google, BBB, and HomeAdvisor. We work together with trade partners that meet our high standards and values for delivering valuable service.


Connect With Us

Planning your next renovation, or maybe you are looking to do a complete remodel for your home? Whatever the task, it can’t hurt to ask. Reach out to our team through this form.

We can schedule a free consultation and discuss everything you need to get your project moving in the right direction. Did we mention, it’s absolutely free?

No time like the present to get started on turning your house into the home of your dreams.


Nominated by Denver ArchitectsDenver's Best Home Addition Contractor

Denver Architects has recognized Sustainable Design Build as one of the best home addition contractors in Denver. Learn more about Denver Architects and why SDB would be perfect for your next home addition project.