Interior Design

Working with an Integrated Building & Interior Design Team for Project Success

The Heller Construction Inc building & interior design team emphasizes the importance of sustainable product specification and building practices, and want to be sure that the homes that they create are able to sustain their clients’ ways of life. As part of this team, the role of the interior designer is as a facilitator who translates clients’ wants and needs into a functional and aesthetically pleasing design vision, who then communicates this information to the builder and the various trade professionals working on the project so that they have the information that they need to do their best work. In the end, if the efforts of every contributor shine in the best light, the project is a success.

Bob Heller integrated professional interior design to the building services that Heller Construction provides. This building & interior design team has found that by combining efforts and working  toward the same set of goals with consistent information, they can eliminate a lot of the delays, miscommunications and subsequent “blame-games” that sometimes accompany projects where the contractor and designer work independently of each other. While there will always be some things outside of the control of the project managers, they have found that by working together as a cohesive unit, they can solve problems before they arise and manage a project that runs smoother, produces less unforeseen costs, and progresses on schedule.

An added bonus of this integration is the unique ability to offer the same full-service interior design as other local designers, at a competitive price, but with additional collaborative benefits and expanded resources. Their approach to billing is straightforward and can be tailored to meet the needs of specific projects. 

The design team is led by Katherine Elkins Rule, and managed by Patty Heller. Together, they have over 30 years of combined building and design experience, and have worked together on several residential projects in the Truckee/ Tahoe area for the past 7 years.