It was 1997 when a small group of experienced home designers came together under the Design Team name. Today, many thousands of successful plans later, our staff has grown right along with our region-wide reputation for quality and satisfaction.

The Design Team works with homeowners, contractors, lumberyards, and realtors to develop residential designs that exceed clients' expectations. Our designers develop hundreds of plans per year and specialize in:

  • Custom Design and Drafting for New Construction, Remodels, Additions, Decks, Garages and Small Projects
  • Neighborhood Programs
  • Stock Plans
  • Light Commercial Design
  • Blueprinting



Choosing the Right Designer Makes a Difference

If you’re looking to remodel or build something new, choosing the right designer is crucial. At the Design Team St Cloud MN, every member of our team is well trained, professional and readily available to serve you.

Friendly, prompt, creative and dependable are only some of the words used to describe our team of designers. Many home building companies choose to use The Design Team (St Cloud, MN) because of these very qualities. The Design Team offers its services to all of Minnesota as well as nationally. For further information on what The Design Team has to offer and its services, call (320) 252-1517.

Meet the Team


Betsy Rakotz, Designer, Manager


Betsy has been with The Design Team since 1997, and brings experience in commercial project estimating and building materials sales. During her time at The Design Team she has been fortunate to work on a myriad of projects ranging from small to big, simple to elaborate. She truly loves designing homes and putting the pieces together in a way that enhances the lifestyles of its new owners. But the best part of her career is getting to know all of the interesting people she’s had the opportunity to meet. Just as no two people are alike, homes take on their owner’s energy and design ideas, making them as unique as their occupants.


Tricia Peters, Designer


Tricia graduated from St. Cloud Technical College with an AAS Degree in Architectural Drafting & Design. She joined The Design Team in November of 1997. Tricia does work in both Northern and Southern Minnesota. She enjoys working with clients to help them develop their dreams into reality. Tricia really enjoys the many different projects that she works on. There’s always something new and different every day.


Amy Durant, Designer


Amy graduated from St. Cloud Technical & Community College with a degree in Architectural Construction Technology. She also has a Teaching degree from St. Cloud State University. Amy has been with The Design Team since 2000. She is delighted about sharing her knowledge as a residential designer to help homeowners design their dream home. She is excited about working on house plans in Minnesota and other states around the country.


Kirsten Benoit, Drafter


Kirsten Benoit has been with the Design Team since 2018. She started her career here as an intern while attending SCTCC, earning a degree in Architectural Construction Technologies. She now is a full time drafting technician and a welcome addition to our team.


Jackie Brinker, Drafter


Jackie Brinker has been with the Design Team since 2017. She started her career here as an intern while attending SCTCC, earning a degree in Architectural Construction Technologies and also has a degree in International Communications. She brings a lot of interesting stories & insights of her travels around the world.

Contact Information


TOLL FREE within Minnesota:



127 6th Ave N
St. Cloud, MN 56303

Appointments are appreciated.

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