L Design/Build, LLC
Bringing design into your construction project..
Lida Carlson is the owner, designer and licensed contractor of L Design/Build. Robby Carlson works on the site supervision and material flow to make sure that each project runs smoothly. She and her husband work together to turn their client’s vision in to reality.

Lida’s goal is to make every client feel comfortable and excited about the design and construction process. She is there from start to finish to achieve her clients’ visions. After a successful career in clothing design while raising her 2 boys, Lida started her business in new construction homebuilding and has been in the business working on all forms of renovations/additions/new construction for more than 25 years. L Design/Build is different than most design/build firms in that Lida can take your desires and needs, draw them up, then work with an incredible team while using Robby’s vast experience from both the construction and inspections portions of the process … making L Design/Build the contractor that gives you the expertise needed to make the job right and look good at the same time. L Design/Build feels strongly that home building and renovating should be a good experience and aims to make it so for every client.
Since 2000, L Design/Build, formerly known as Wakefield Builders, has been the most trusted design build firm in the North Raleigh and portions of Wake Forest areas. In the beginning, focused efforts on Wakefield Plantation and Wakefield Estates, were the basis for the strong design/build firm known today as L Design/Build. We have now expanded our focus on work from North Raleigh to inside the beltline.
Lida is very hands on from the beginning planning phase, to designing, all the way through to the completion of your project or your new home.
9 Reviews
Maria Fields
Relationship: ClientProject Date: Sep 2016

Lida is an incredible builder. She has such an eye for detail. She is able to tune into each individuals style and customize the home specific to the home owner. Truly makes the whole process fun. ...Read More

Mary Prange
Relationship: ClientProject Date: Apr 2016

L Design/Build undertook an extensive renovation to our 1950s ranch home, requiring us to move out for 7 months. We started with a 1500 square foot home and ended with an updated 2500 square foot ne...Read More

Garde Kramer
Relationship: ClientProject Date: May 2016

Lida designed and coordinated a turnkey kitchen makeover for us. She was a delight to work with and took the extra steps to ensure the project stayed on schedule and budget. The finished design is b...Read More

Christy Karmanos
Relationship: ClientProject Date: Sep 2011

I truly cannot say enough good things about working with Lida. Over the years, she helped us renovate our entire house, and we added on as well. She handled every single detail from the design process...Read More

Holly Boyd
Relationship: ClientProject Date: Jul 2016

Lida & Robby are tremendous! Lida goes out of the way to really understand and design for the specific person and space! She made the design process so easy for my husband Brian and I and went OVER TH...Read More

Mike Fields
Relationship: ClientProject Date: Jan 2015

Solid builder with a unique design/build eye for detail. Really enjoyed working with Lida. So much, that she has built two homes for us. Says a ton to be a repeat customer for a custom builder. Th...Read More

Julia Milstead
Relationship: ClientProject Date: May 2014

If there's such a thing as a "house whisperer," then Lida is it. My husband and I have very different tastes, but Lida was able to find the "sweet spot." In designing and building our house, Lida list...Read More

Relationship: Colleague

I have enjoyed working with Lida so much! A truly wonderful design build concept plus organization and scheduls that are hard to come by.Read More

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