With over 20 years of experience in environmental design, we at Duende bring a significant depth of design knowledge to your project. Whether you are building or remodeling your home, restaurant, office, furniture, the list goes on, this experience positions our design team to fill our role, as we see it, as facilitators to our clients dreams and visions. With rare exception, you as the client are the most important part of a project. As you talk and share your ideas we listen with imaginative minds, viewing each project through the lens of new possibilities, with the ultimate goal of returning to you an expertly, personally and uniquely crafted design.
At Duende we build because we love it, plain and simple. Whether your project is a small kitchen remodel, a full tear-out and rebuild of a condo unit or a sidewalk cafe for an urban restaurant we pride ourselves on being an approachable, personal builder while providing a superb product. As a fully licensed, bonded and insured general contractor we also believe that our foundation in design positions us to build exceptional quality projects while maintaining high design integrity.
From concept to production, modern software allows us to produce a myriad of necessary documents or 3D-models for any project. Whether you are a homeowner wanting a visual of what your new kitchen will look like or a designer wanting a parametric model for that interesting piece you need to cut on the CNC, we have the technology to support you.
With a full in house wood shop and metal shop equipped with a CNC router, laser cutters, and 3D printers, Duende is set up to make just about anything you or we can dream up. We relish the opportunity to head to the shop and get our hands dirty with custom building elements, furniture, stained glass, metal handrails, blown glass, concrete countertops, custom signs or any other idea you bring our way.
Our founder, Joseph Henseler, began his career first as an artist. Over the years, though he worked in a variety of mediums, he focused primarily on stained glass. This allows him to express his passion for working with light, shape and colors. Joseph can be contacted at any time to discuss an art commission or installation. We at Duende also enjoy the opportunity to integrate artwork into our clients' projects whenever possible.