Design+Build Service

As the top custom builder in New Orleans, we have also built strong working relationships with the area’s premier architects, engineers and designers. From land acquisition through design, building and in-house custom woodworking solutions, our ability to control every phase of the process allows us to build the highest quality projects in New Orleans.

Residential New Construction 

Concept to Completion. We provide turn-key development, design and construction services to our clients. We’ll provide introductions, matching the best fit for your proposed style and needs and collaborate closely with the project’s design team to create a custom project that fits within all of your desired function, design and cost parameters. In addition, our Inhab Millworks team offers comprehensive design, fabrication and install services for custom woodwork components. Our holistic approach to building enables us to deliver truly unique and authentic projects tailored to our client’s needs.

Historic Renovations

Through respecting the original craftsmen and construction, Inhab Design+Build endeavors to revive historic structures and elements, returning them to their original distinction. When feasible, traditional methods and materials are utilized. Modern materials are carefully selected and used only when necessary to ensure strength and durability while not degrading or leading to the destruction of the historic elements. Our construction team’s historic renovation experience works hand in hand with our in-house woodshop that specializes in New Orleans historic architectural woodwork, this enables a streamlined process and ensures historic preservation goals are met. Our team is eager to accept the challenges presented by historic renovations and we embrace our role in preserving New Orleans architecture.

Light Scale Commercial 

Inhab Design+Build provides full-service design+build projects to the light commercial construction sector. Our design-focused fine finishes can be applied to office, restaurant or retail space build-outs, renovations to existing commercial spaces, or new commercial construction.

who we are

 Inhab is a unique collaboration of design, construction & architectural woodwork. 

We are makers and creators. We like using our hands and our heads to take on new, interesting, and challenging work. We create things of high, long lasting value inspired by our experiences with people and places. Inhab can accommodate nearly any requirement and be your trusted partner for complex and challenging projects.

All Inhab ventures start and end with a high level of sensitivity for how people engage with everything we create. 


Stories built from the ground up





Vice President of Finance



Madeline Castellon

Business Manager







Imbrie Packard

Royal Engineers & Architecture

"As an architect, working with Mike Bertel and the Inhab Group has been a great experience because they understand the design and construction process from every vantage point. Their depth of knowledge at each step in the design process allows us to our work freely and confidently knowing that each decision made by the Inhab Group was well thought out from a cost, schedule, and design perspective. With their high quality construction standards we can always count on the Inhab construction team to bring our architectural vision into reality."


Andrew and Janelle Cox

"We absolutely love our Inhab home. From our first conversations about design to the follow-up after the sale, all of the folks at Inhab have been a pleasure to work with. They’re full of good ideas, eager to work together to get to the perfect design, and genuinely fun people. The build quality of the house is excellent, and Inhab has continued to work with us after the sale to ensure we’re completely happy. Having been through this process before, Inhab is doing it right. They were partners in creating a home with us and we wholeheartedly recommend them."

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