PROFILE DESIGN & LIVING
BuilderProfile By Tracy Nicholson Photo by J. Alan Paul Photography
Ben Meland & David Reid
of Radiant Homes recently sat down with us to discuss what they do and how they do it so well. This team of expert builders and craftsmen focus on making a client’s dream of a new home or lake retreat a reality. For them, it’s all in the people and the details. As project managers, Meland and Reid build some of the most exciting and creative homes and lake homes in the region. Their focus on achieving exactly what the client wants, with no design or construction constraints, sets them apart as innovators in this region. Radiant’s team of finish carpenters are not new to the game and have honed their craft. Unique designs and finish details have become the norm and this team loves the challenge. Radiant knows every client is different and these project managers have mastered tailoring each new home experience to each client.
What is Radiant’s overall goal in this region? Every day we work hard to be the area’s master builder and innovator. All our projects are designed by an architect. Clients hire Radiant because they want a distinctive home or lake home that can’t be found elsewhere. Every home we build is as vastly different from each other as the clients that walk in our door. With Radiant, you truly get exactly what you want – no stock floor plans. Your home will be unique to you.
As project managers, what is your most interesting project to date?
Ben Meland, Radiant Homes Partner (left) & David Reid, Radiant Homes Project Manager (right)
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All our projects are interesting in different ways. We built a very modern lake home on Pelican this past year that turned out gorgeous. On historic 8th Street we did a remodel/addition of an English Tudor house built in the early 1900s and had the challenge of matching new and old finishes. It was a remarkable finished product — it would be difficult to tell where the new and old start and stop. We also built a stunning Cape Cod craftsman home in south Fargo. All of the projects are different and that’s what makes this fun. It’s very motivating to have the opportunity to impress clients with completely different needs and design preferences.