About Us

It was 1997 when a small group of experienced home designers here in St. Cloud, Minnesota, 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 match each client’s individual vision. 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

Choosing the Right Designer Makes All the Difference

Whether you’re looking to remodel or build something new, choosing the right home designer is crucial. At The Design Team, 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 and drafters. Many home building companies choose to use The Design Team because of these very qualities. We offer our services to all of Minnesota as well as nationally. For further information on what The Design Team has to offer, give us a call at 320-252-1517.

Meet the Team

Sandy Werstlein

Sandy Werstlein


Sandy has been with The Design Team since March 2022 and brings over 20 years of experience in management. She has been a manager in the health care industry for over 20 years where she enjoyed traveling throughout the states and meeting with her staff and clients. Since changing careers, she started working for The Design Team and quickly realized how much her staff enjoys designing plans for our customers. “Their talent, creativity, knowledge, dedication to their clients, and professionalism are outstanding. I am proud to be a part of this amazing team.”

Call Sandy Directly at (320) 223-6030

Tricia Peters

Tricia Peters

Design Supervisor

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

Amy Durant


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.
Annastasia (Anna) Lentner

Annastasia (Anna) Lentner


Anna joined The Design Team in April of 2021. She earned a degree in Architectural Construction Technology from St. Cloud Technical and Community College. In her free time, Anna enjoys being outdoors, camping, and spending time on the lake with friends & family. She looks forward to being able to do more traveling.  Anna brings a fresh perspective and creativity to designing homes