Design 1 was incorporated in 1989 as an Design and Construction firm. Our portfolio includes Wireless Communications, Senior Housing, Resort Condominiums, Historic Restoration, Retail, Office, Industrial and Pocket Neighborhoods/Eco-village Developments and renewable energy projects.

Design 1 is committed to moving forward in our business. We are constantly monitoring the changing technological environment, including green design concepts, and are educating our staff accordingly. As Design 1 employees, we are investors in our company; therefore it is to everyone's advantage that we are reliable, on budget, on time, and loyal to each other and our clients.


Our mission is to contribute world class design services to our clients. Our well-trained and highly motivated work force provides insight to our customers by an examination of their needs, evaluation of the site, and knowledge of their operations. At any phase of the project Design 1 can be relied upon to complete the job.



Design 1 combines imagination, experience, and technical expertise to provide the best possible solution for your design needs. We provide a team of design professionals with skills matched to the specific project requirements.


Our planning and design process is strengthened by thorough project documentation of important client information and decisions. This information is distributed to the team, resulting in designs that respond more accurately to the clients goals.


Effective communications is one of the most vital aspects of the design process. We listen to the client, gain an understanding of the design needs, and respond to those needs intentionally through our design, while keeping the client up to date and informed throughout the process.


We are proud members of NATE (National Association of Tower Erectors).

President and CEO: Robert J. Davis


University of Wisconsin
Bachelor of Science
Business / Engineering

University of Minnesota
Bachelor of Science

Professional Association

Member of American Institute of Architects
Registered Architect for over 30 years. Currently registered in six (6) states.

Leadership Team

Chris Davis


Pete Davis


Tom Bothun


Tate Brandt


Travis Rosenwald

Project Manager

Brian Schriener

Project Manager


Design 1 is always looking for creative and self-motivated individuals to join our dynamic team. While we may not have an immediate opening available we welcome inquiries at any time. Please direct resumes to rdavis@design1ep.com