Should we build, restore or renovate?

While this decision can sometimes be difficult to answer, we work with you to help determine what will be best in your situation. There are many variables to consider, but Majority Builders will work with you to better identify and understand your needs that will result in the right solution.



Restorations - Building restoration is the action or process of accurately revealing, recovering or representing the state of a historic building as it appeared at a particular period in its history, while protecting its heritage value. Restoration includes preservation, leaving as much material untouched as possible, reconstruction to replace missing elements, and repair work to bring the building to a historically accurate condition in one particular time period. This may include removing some historic building elements (after documenting them) to make the building historically accurate.


Renovations can often be identified as a great option and alternative to the building from the ground up option. Choices can include a combination of our design build and general construction process. It very much contains the element of our design/build service model. If the project size requires the extended involvement the process of both our remodel service and our design/build service flow seamlessly together, maintaining the same involvement and convenience. Again we will work with you throughout the process to help your remodeled and growth plans align strongly with your mission and vision.


Rather than completely tearing down an existing facility that you know and love, it may be more prudent for you to alter, expand, or enhance your existing building. These projects take on the same processes as our general construction services, utilizing the expertise of our team to not only envision a new space, but how that will flow with our clients existing space. It is our goal to not interrupt your day-to-day business, and to be as seamless as possible as we make the client’s desired renovations. We consider how these additions will be used, what they are needed for, and how best the old space can be re-imagined and reconfigured to fit with a new vision.  Our architect and engineers will work with your team to incorporate existing structures into the new, and upgraded facility you envision. 

Hibberd Building before renovation.

Renovation started on Hibberd Building | South Bend, IN

Renovation started on Hibberd Building | South Bend, IN

Renovation completed on Hibberd Building | South Bend, IN

South Bend Civic Theater after renovation.

101 American Trust Place addition.

South Bend Civic Theater after renovation.

Lerner Theater before restoration of interior and addition of Crystal Ballroom

Complete Restoration of The Lerner Theater with addition of the Crystal Ballroom