Our Process

Hadrian’s Definition of Design

A roadmap or strategic approach for someone to achieve a unique expectation. A design defines the specifications, plans, parameters, cost, activities, processes, and how and what to do within legal, political, social, environmental, safety, and economic constraints in achieving that objective.

Design-Build versus Design-Bid-Build


In the traditional Design-Bid-Build process, homeowners can get caught in the owner, designer, builder triangle. Separate contracts with the designer and contractor often leave owners dealing with missed or duplicated work, resulting in wasted time and resources.


The Design-Build process streamlines home renovations by providing one contract for both the design and construction portions of the project. Hadrian specializes in Design-Build projects, helping owners take control of their project by offering cost and time savings. Owners enjoy focusing on the project rather than two separate contracts, and the Hadrian team collaborates on project management to ensure that the design matches the end product.

Hadrian also works with owners who have existing plans from an architect or designer and want our construction team to turn those plans into a project.


With a background in construction and an education in art, design, and business, Markel has moved the company from its beginnings in small renovation work to a full-service home building and remodeling company with a wide range of current projects, including kitchen and bath renovations, outdoor living spaces, full home renovations, additions, and custom new homes.


“You did an outstanding job from the start. Your suggestions were good, the job was done flawlessly, and we are completely satisfied.”

D.H. D – Kitchen Remodeled

“We have added on to our house three times and remodeled a couple more. Our experience with you was good. Your real strength in my opinion is your vision and your ability to communicate this in your design.”

John M. – Kitchen Renovation & Trellis

“I think everything was well thought out. I knew from the start what the project would cost and the kitchen and deck function well as they were designed.”

Alison Q.

“My wife and I are very pleased with the finished product and, though there were a few issues along the way, they were quickly and professionally handled. Thank you!”

Gaye and Joel S.

“We’re enjoying the new kitchen so much! It’s a dream to work in and I love everything about it, but I really think my favorite part is the new windows. It’s so nice to have natural light and a view! Thank you for working with us, and we really appreciate your willingness to resolve any problems encountered.”

Debbie M. – Kitchen Renovation

“Good Communication and timely work! And Robert was easy to get in touch with.”

Michael S. – Addition & Outdoor Living