Why DuKate

Driven to Do the Job Right Since 1988

DuKate Fine Remodeling in Franklin, Indiana is a rare breed in the remodeling business. We have been a design/build full-service remodeler for more than three decades with hundreds of satisfied and loyal clients. Our commitment to quality and doing what is right have always provided opportunities for new work that has sustained our business and team.


Mike DuKate, President

“It is a continual joy to reflect in awe and gratitude over the success we have enjoyed watching the development of our team, our skills, and our client base. We know the secret of true riches, honor and life.”


Our Process

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Meet With Designers

During your on-site evaluation, you meet with one of our experienced designers to assess the feasibility and design options for your project. We also measure, take photos and review plans or ideas you have collected.

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Modify the Design

Once our designer develops the design within your budget, we review and modify the plans per your request. Once the design is approved, we prepare a cost analysis.

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Review Materials, Inspect the Site

We provide a material selection sheet to use when visiting various showrooms to select materials or appliances. Our recommended vendors will be expecting your visit by appointment and have pertinent photos and dimensioned drawings of your project.

To ensure accurate pricing, licensed trade partners like plumbers, electricians, drywall or flooring contractors may visit the project site to inspect the area and determine the amount of time and material needed.

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Analyze Costs, Approve the Project

The approved design is converted into a detailed scope of work. A contract then presents for review and approval. Since the design was based on your budget, this should be the final stage before construction.

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Have a Pre-Construction Meeting

When you are ready to proceed with construction, we conduct a pre-construction meeting on-site. We review the schedule and completion date, how payments will occur and how best to access your property, store materials, salvage items and secure your pets. We also review change order procedures.

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Complete Your Dream

Guided by the systems developed through our years of experience, we progress to a smooth closeout.

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Guildmaster with High Distinction

Guild Quality awarded DuKate Fine Remodeling the Guildmaster with High Distinction in 2008, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014.

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Top 55 Quality Leaders

DuKate Fine Remodeling was named one of the Top 55 Quality Leaders by Guild Quality in 2010.

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Better Business Bureau Ethics Award

The BBB awarded DuKate Fine Remodeling with the 2007 Ethics award.

Our Affiliations

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