Design, Build and Remodel Expert
Designer. Builder. Real Estate Savvy.
With over 15 years experience of doing high-end home renovations for both his clients and personal homes, Eric Carter offers a unique perspective to custom kitchen and bathroom remodeling and new home construction. Eric's kitchens, bathrooms and homes have been featured in prestigious publications and media, including Luxe, Fine Homebuilding, Thermador's Kitchen Design Challenge, and Houzz. From designing and flipping renovated luxury homes to being a licensed general contractor and home builder in Colorado and Minnesota, Eric brings his energy, enthusiasm and expertise to each project. As the founder of 612 Design, Eric is the lead designer and project manager for all of his client projects. And he loves turning outdated spaces and houses into modern, well-planned homes that offer timeless styling and beauty. By his personal direction, Eric has hands-on experience working with architects, structural engineers and framing carpenters to open up load-bearing walls, build and reconfigure floor plans, which he's done countless times with jaw-dropping results. Eric believes every project design and floor plan is like a puzzle, and it's his job to provide creative, functional designs that are often praised by his clients and colleagues—as each design can sometimes be challenging and require problem-solving solutions.
Eric not only strives to create stunning living spaces to meet the current lifestyle and budget demands of each client, but he also offers his knowledgeable real estate insight on how to make smart design and construction choices to maximize your home value. That's because Eric works with real estate investors who hire him to redesign and renovate outdated homes that are sold (or flipped) in fantastic family neighborhoods. So Eric knows the current home remodeling and new construction trends (and mistakes) that can help or hurt your home value. And after years of working with award-winning interior designers, quality material suppliers and custom builders, Eric feels he has his finger on the pulse of what home buyers are looking for in a high-end remodel or new custom home. Eric also works with real estate agents and home buyers where he provides fresh design ideas and ballpark estimates "on the fly" for kitchen and bath remodels, as well as major home renovations. As a tireless perfectionist who is known for his attention to detail, Eric takes great pride in offering exceptional design and remodel results to clients who want outstanding quality and personal service at an affordable cost.
Did you know? Eric received a $10,000 tip from a client on one of his first luxury home remodels because of his exceptional service. The project was a major home renovation and addition with a budget of over $1,000,000.
The Personal Side
Eric Carter has a passion for stunning architecture and interior design. However, as a Minnesota native, Eric wanted to be a park ranger or police officer when he was young because of his positive experience as a Boy Scout. Besides living in Minneapolis-St. Paul, Eric has also lived in Denver, Scottsdale and Dallas, where he attended Tarrant County College in Fort Worth, Texas while working with patients in physical therapy at Huguley Hospital—before eventually embarking on his rewarding design and remodel career. When Eric is not designing kitchens and bathrooms, Eric loves to relax by spending time near the lakes and ocean and enjoying all of the culture that's available in both big cities and small towns—with Laguna Beach and Sausalito, California being among his favorite getaway spots. Eric loves healthy cooking and dining out at specialty restaurants that offer fabulous food, wine and great ambiance. And he enjoys an active lifestyle that's filled with exercise, volunteering, concerts, sporting events, art exhibits, museums, and music that includes top 40 pop and classic rock to country and jazz. Most importantly, Eric is a proud parent who loves spending quality time together with his teenage daughter, family and friends.
Did you know? While working security during his college days in Dallas, Eric met and got to know Toby Keith and his band (at the time) Easy Money—long before Toby became a country singer superstar. Coincidentally, Eric met Troy Aikman, the Hall of Fame quarterback of the Dallas Cowboys, about the same time while working as a fitness club manager—and learned that Troy and Toby were friends. Eric has also attended memorable events with inspirational people ranging from Gloria Steinem to Mitt Romney to Luciano Pavarotti, among others.