Expert Designer and Remodeler
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 licensed home builder and general contractor in Colorado and Minnesota, Eric brings his energy, enthusiasm and expertise to every project. As the founder of 612 Design and lead designer, Eric takes great pride in turning outdated houses into modern, well-planned homes that offer timeless styling and beauty. Eric is a tireless perfectionist that has hands-on experience working with structural engineers, general contractors and interior designers to open up (or move) load-bearing walls and reconfigure floor plans, which he's done countless times with jaw-dropping results. Eric is known for his exceptional taste and attention to detail, and he feels each project design is like a puzzle; and it's his job to provide functional design concepts that work and make sense. He is often praised for his creative space planning and problem-solving design solutions. Eric's motto, "I'm flexible, so long as it's perfect" is what he expects for results from each contractor on every job. However, working with discerning homeowners on high-end remodels usually requires Eric to wear many hats, including being the interior designer, home builder, 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 home values. That's because Eric works with real estate investors who hire him to redesign and renovate outdated homes in fantastic neighborhoods that are later sold to excited and grateful home buyers—all of which helps increase neighborhood home values and provides jobs and taxes in the city where the properties are located. By having his finger on the pulse of the ever-changing real estate market, Eric confidently knows the current trends (and mistakes) that can help or hurt home values in luxury home remodeling and new construction.
The Personal Side
Eric Carter has a passion for exquisite interior design and stunning architecture. 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 the Twin Cities, Eric has also lived in Denver, Scottsdale and Dallas, where he attended college in Fort Worth, Texas while working with physical therapy patients at Huguley Hospital—before eventually embarking on his rewarding career in kitchen and bath design and remodeling. When Eric's not creating new spaces, he likes to relax by spending time near the water and enjoying the culture and all the things to do in big cities and small towns alike. Eric loves healthy cooking and dining out at specialty restaurants that offer fabulous food and wine with beautiful ambiance. Eric also enjoys an active lifestyle filled with exercise, concerts, sporting events, art exhibits, museums, volunteering and music that includes top 40 and alternative to classic rock and country. Most importantly, Eric loves spending time together with his wonderful family and friends.
Did you know? While working in Dallas, Eric Carter met Toby Keith and got to know his band (at the time) Easy Money—long before Toby became a country music superstar. Eric has also attended memorable events with inspirational people ranging from Gloria Steinem to Mitt Romney to Luciano Pavarotti, among others.