Dana Day has been exceeding homeowner's expectations for over 18 years as a builder / designer / remodeler in the Tulsa area. Her commitment to excellence becomes obvious when you step into one of Dana's homes and see her attention to detail, "wow" factors and quality. Dana exemplifies luxurious design with practical consideration. She elevates your home with personalized features you never knew you wanted. Her homes deliver a livable luxury that you do not want to live without.
Dana understands how overwhelming building or remodeling a home can be. With her design expertise, she assists with every design decision from concept to creation, which contributes to staying on budget and on time. Dana's commitment to quality craftsmanship, flow of the home, and unique designs, surpasses her clients expectations.
Tulsa HBA Builders Council, 2020 President
Tulsa HBA Board Member 2019-2021
City Of Tulsa Board of Appeals 2018-2020
Union Public Schools Construction Academy: Advisory Board
The International Society of Female Professionals 2021
Why Use Dana Build and Design?
In 1989, the Home Builders Association of Greater Tulsa began recognizing builders who made the best use of HBA Associate member companies to complete their homes. The Spirit Award is one of the HBA of Greater Tulsa’s highest honors, as it symbolizes the relationship between the contractor and the subcontractor and how very important it is when building a home to use only qualified craftsmen and suppliers. Each year, many worthy companies enter projects for consideration of this honor, which are then analyzed by an accounting firm to determine which projects involved the greatest percentage of work by HBA Associate members.
2018 HBA Spirit Award Winner
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Dana Day, founder of Dana Build and Design, was selected as this year’s Spirit Award honoree in recognition of the construction of a 4,591 sq. ft modern farmhouse in midtown Tulsa which was featured in the 2018 Parade of Homes. This custom-built home features unique amenities specifically designed for its homeowners such as a man cave that transitions to an exterior covered porch and a two-level hidden alcove for children’s play. An eclectic blend of hardware and fixtures throughout the home highlights the custom-designed metal fireplace surround and kitchen range vent a hood. The home received a HERS® Index rating of 50 that certified the home’s energy efficient construction features, and provided a substantial energy credit to the homeowners as well as their assurance of the home’s performance energy wise. Mrs. Day employed 32 HBA Associate member firms on this project and over 40 HBA Associate member businesses on other projects throughout the year.
Dana Day has been a member of the Home Builders Association of Greater Tulsa (HBA) for close to a decade. She currently serves as the 2019 HBA Builders Council Vice President/Treasurer and is a member of the HBA Board of Directors. She is a recent mayoral appointee to the City of Tulsa Board of Appeals.
Day understands how overwhelming a new construction or remodeling project can be to a homeowner. Her industry skill and design expertise are the basis for her ability to effectively communicate every decision, from concept to creation, with her customers in order to deliver projects on time and on budget. Day utilizes a construction software program that allows customers to view in real-time their budget, invoices paid, progress photos, and more. Day’s commitment to quality craftsmanship, design excellence, and high standards allow her to not only meet, but surpass her homeowner’s expectations.
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Dana Day and her team were chosen to renovate our home by Lowe's and HGTV's Build it Forward television show. From the moment we met Dana we knew her heart was in the project. She was completely invested. She told us early on that making sure the renovation was structurally sound and would last for many years to come was her ultimate priority. They ran into several issues along the way that they could have just glossed over, but instead Dana made sure they were fixed properly and would be long lasting.
Although we were not allowed to see the project as it was in progress, along the way if there questions or if we needed anything Dana was totally responsive. Her team worked nights and weekends to get the renovations completed before the deadline given by the production crew. She gathered volunteers to beautifully landscape our front yard as well. She put so much love, care and concern into the entire project. The before and after pictures of our home's transformation are unbelievable. Even when the show was completed and we moved back into our home, she still followed up on a few things that remained.
We have worked with so many local contractors as we have been renovating a historic building for the past fifteen years. For the HGTV program, Dana and her team built a stage area that involved other elements of construction too. We fully trusted her with a project that has been our life's work and she again did not disappoint! The end result was incredible! Dana is by far one of the most professional, caring, responsive, and invested contractors out there! Her focus on excellence in the job she does is evident from the moment you meet her. Our experience is the proof.
Dana built our custom home, from working on the design with us and the architect (W Design - very good) for 3 months through final construction. Dana is a professional and excels at designing interior spaces, ongoing communication, and working to get things right. My deciding factor with choosing her was #1 I felt I could trust her most to shoot me straight (and just trust overall), and 2) her talent and eye for design. She delivered on both of those. She also went out of her way to make things right when things went sideways with a contractor.
I believe Dana builds beautiful homes, is trustworthy, and is a joy to get to know and work with. And we love our home.
We’ve hired Day Build and Design LLC on two separate occasions. The first in 2017/2018 for additions of a master bath, closet/laundry room, and a remodel of an existing “bonus room” off our kitchen. Our home was built in 1950, and had several nuances. We spoke to SEVERAL contractors; a few never contacted us back; a couple presented bids; Dana showed up with an extremely detailed bid along with allowing us the capability of viewing any changes and knowing exactly where money was spent along the way. We obviously hired her. Dana had a great vision and opened our eyes to possibilities we hadn’t considered. The project eventually morphed into enclosing our porch to create a more defined entrance and installing new flooring and backsplash in the kitchen; our decision with no pressure from Dana. She took every add-on / change in stride, presented ideas, and rolled along with the project. The entire project lasted approximately 6 months. I would love to say it was lollipops and ponies the entire time, but that’s not reality in construction. With that being said, Dana handled every issue/problem professionally and made corrections immediately. I never felt we were being taken advantage of or that she was being loose with our money. The completed project turned out beautifully, and we love everything about our home.
This year (2021), we ventured into “phase 2” of our house overhaul; an outdoor patio/living space. We did our due diligence again by interviewing potential contractors; Day Build and Design LLC being one. Exact same thing happened as our first remodel. Again, we hired DB&D. The project was near flawless. We only had a couple of issues with the concrete guys. Dana stayed on them, had them redo their mistakes, and even sat in 90°+ weather watching them redo stairs they had initially messed up twice. She literally sat in a patio chair watching the workers every move to ensure the new master bedroom/patio entrance was done correctly. The project lasted approximately 6 weeks; we couldn’t be more happy with the outcome.
When our neighbors used Day Build for their room addition, I was impressed with its quality and contracted Dana Day. She was able to respond quickly to my ideas about turning a screened porch into a “real” room. She showed customer focus and attention to the distinct needs of our project. She was patient and respectful throughout the process, even when Covid-created challenges slowed down the supply chain. In the end, we love our new room and feel that we have found in Dana Day a trustworthy ally in future projects.
Dana with Day Build and Design is an amazing builder! I am so very proud of my remodel!
Dana was very creative, payed attention to details, and kept me under budget.
I would recommend her to anyone that wants a builder with integrity, and to finish the job in a timely manner.