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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 Making Sidewalks Their Responsibility

Denver Making Sidewalks Their Responsibility

If a broken sidewalk is reported, it can take an estimated 50 years to get it fixed. According to the city auditor, city sidewalks are your responsibility to fix even though they are in the public right-of-way. Due to a law made back in the 1950s, Denver made home and business owners responsible for fixing them and building them. This was the fallout to a push for updating the city’s main mode of transportation which was decided by the government that cars would be the way. However, not everybody drives – even today.

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Sustainability at your home: Rain Water

Sustainability at your home: Rain Water

Colorado passed the ability for homeowners to collect rainwater on their property some time back in 2016. Since then the interest seems to have been snuffed out, but the change in law was a huge step for Colorado and residents who believe in sustainability.

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Can I build a garage ADU?

Can I build a garage ADU?

It is a popular request here in Denver, Colorado. A family or new homeowner wants to add to their existing home and spots their garage sitting there vacant. They think to themselves, why not turn this garage into an ADU and rent it out or have an office? It’s a great idea, Sustainable Design Build even applauds thinking outside the box to help with housing issues and population density. However, even with the right home, the right zoning, and neighborhood – turning your garage into an ADU might not be an option despite how perfect it might seem for the job. Here is are some things to consider when planning your garage ADU project.

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Team Members

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.

Thomas Greiman

Marketing Manager | Pre-Con Admin

Thomas Greiman is the Administrative Coordinator that handles a variety of fields within the Sustainable Design Build team. Most notably, Thomas oversees the online presence and marketing of SDB – working on the accessibility of the company for the community so that those who need SDB’s services, find them. Beyond that, Thomas is also a part of the pre-construction team. He has experience in the early processes of Denver’s Developmental Services and works to coordinate with teams for better review timelines. Thomas enjoys spending time with his dog Macaroon and getting up to the mountains.

Josh Sustainable Design Build Project Manager

Josh Pingel

Site Superintendent

Josh Pingel, originally from New Hampshire, started his construction career in the hotel renovation industry which gave him a keen eye for detail and finishes on a commercial level. Afterward, he expanded his skill set and moved into a position for commercial framing and drywall which gave him the edge in overseeing larger scale projects. His work experience translated into SDB’s carpenter team as a site superintendent. When he is off-site or out of the office, Josh likes to hit the slopes and snowboard as much as possible. 


Bear Dog Office Colorado Denver Mastiff


The Old G of the office, this Mastiff has seen it all. Don’t let his size fool you, he’s 140Ibs of pure teddy-bear. If you stop by our office, he’ll most likely greet you with his big tail wagging. Be prepared to give him some pets.

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.

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.


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