Designer and Remodeler Expert


 
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Designer. Builder. Real Estate Savvy.

With over 15 years experience of doing high-end home renovations, Eric Carter offers a unique perspective to custom kitchen and bath remodels. From flipping renovated luxury homes to being a home builder and licensed general contractor in Colorado and Minnesota, Eric brings his energy, enthusiasm and expertise to every project. As the founder of 612 Design and a tireless perfectionist who is know for his attention to detail, Eric takes pride in turning outdated houses into modern, well-planned homes that offer timeless styling and beauty. Eric has hands-on experience working with architects, interior designers, structural engineers and carpenters to open up load-bearing walls and reconfigure floor plans, which he's done countless times with jaw-dropping results. Eric feels each project design is like a puzzle; and it's his job to provide functional design concepts that are often praised for his creative space planning and problem-solving solutions. However, working with homeowners on high-end remodels require Eric to wear many hats, including being part builder, designer, real estate agent, cheerleader and marriage counselor.   

Eric not only strives to create stunning living spaces to meet the current lifestyle and budget demands of every 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 That's because Eric also works with real estate investors who hire him to redesign and renovate outdated homes that are sold in fantastic family neighborhoods. So Eric knows the current home remodel and new construction trends (and mistakes) that can help or hurt your home value.

 

Did you know? Eric received a $10,000 tip from a client on one of his first high-end home remodels because of his exceptional service. The project was a major renovation and addition with a budget of over $1,000,000.

 

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 and 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 remodel career. When Eric's not designing and building, Eric likes to relax by spending time near the water and enjoying all of the culture and opportunities that's available in both small town and big city living. Eric loves healthy cooking and dining out at specialty restaurants that offer fabulous food with great wine and ambiance. Eric also enjoys an active lifestyle filled with exercise, volunteering, concerts, sporting events, art exhibits, museums, and music that includes top 40 and alternative to classic rock and country. Most importantly, Eric loves spending quality time together with his 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 music 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 Toby and Troy were friends. Eric has also attended memorable events with inspirational people ranging from Gloria Steinem to Mitt Romney to Luciano Pavarotti, among others.