Who We Are

Building new excitement into your home.

David Goodroe

About Us

Since 1989, Designs for Living has specialized in custom remodeling and new-home construction. Under the skilled leadership of owner David Goodroe , the company has completed every facet of the home design and construction business—from the redesign of single rooms to the full-scale remodel of entire homes. David and his team have experience as diversified as the company’s client base, as every project is custom-tailored to the homeowner’s specifications.

A team of expert craftsmen and skilled project managers keep projects on schedule and within budget, all in an atmosphere of honesty, integrity and the highest ethical standards in the business. Whether you are remodeling an existing home or building a new home, Designs for Living works to complete each job to the client's satisfaction with designs that reflect the homeowner's personalized style, vision and dreams.

Our Specialties

Designs for Living has expertise and experience in all areas of home building—from single-room makeovers to new-home construction. Whether it’s a one-area facelift or an overall design project, each job is given personalized attention and customized plans.


It’s the heartbeat of any home—where families start and end the day, where friends gather, recipes are passed down, homework is done and future chefs are made. Such significant events require the ideal setting and the ultimate planning. From the layout of your custom cabinets to the choice of your floor covering, each touch will reflect who you are and how you use the space. Design professionals will guide you through the selection of appliances, lighting and every other detail of your perfectly appointed kitchen.

You can see yourself in a whole new light, at least if you let the Designs for Living team create your bathroom. Imagine soaking your day away in a Jacuzzi tub … relaxing under streams of water and steam in your step-in shower … dressing in the natural light bathing your walk-in closet. If you can dream it, the pros at Designs for Living can create it. And if you need help dreaming, let them assist you in visualizing the perfect space.

Home Offices and Bedrooms
Extra space often isn’t a luxury—it’s a necessity for ever-growing, ever-changing families. For overnight guests, family visits, extended stays, home-based businesses and even the work you bring home from the job, many events require that your home boasts more room. Designs for Living can plan out your additional rooms, including designing a multi-functional space. If you know what your life demands, these specialists can create what you need.

Room Additions/Remodeling
Love your home but feeling the need to change the floor plan? Want to stay where you are but create additional space? Designs for Living can create a space with form and function, tailored for the way your family lives life and designed to meet your changing needs. From entertainment areas and kitchen expansions to a re-creation of the master suite, every room can benefit from the updated styling of their design teams.

Custom Homes
Need a new house to call home? Have your own building lot or piece of land that needs that special place? From conception to construction Designs For Living exceeds your desire in quality construction. Contemporary, traditional, modern or old world? Take a look at the Project tab of our Houzz site to confirm the diversity Designs For Living offers.


Jan Emler
Relationship: Client
Project Date: Feb 2016

I advise everyone to stay away from this contractor. We hired David Oberle DBA Designs for Living to remodel our master bathroom for around $100,000. His contract is designed to leave you with no rig... Read More

Nancy Lohman
Relationship: Client
Project Date: Jun 2015

Designs For Living did a fantastic job with improving our kitchen and laundry/work room. They exhibited a fine touch combined with professional attention to detail in their finished product. I recom... Read More

Bob Lohman
Relationship: Client
Project Date: Feb 2012

Designs for Living is my go to company for renovations and repairs. I am a real estate agent and they are always in my top recommendations to my clients. They deliver on what they promised and their ... Read More

Dwight Cumming
Relationship: Client
Project Date: Mar 2011

David and his team did an excellent job. Always on time. Always right on in the bids. Were always available to meet my needs. Can't say enough good about them. Would recommend David to anyone. Read More

Kenneth Albee
Relationship: Colleague
Project Date: May 2004

My name is Ken Albee. I was a contractor for 20 years before coming to Teague in 1999. During my tenure here at Teague I had the privilege of working with David Goodroe on numerous projects around the... Read More

Relationship: Client
Project Date: Nov 2016

David Goodroe and his team are professionals all the way. They demonstrated commitment to the job and to customer satisfaction. They stayed on budget, and worked within the given time frame. We used ... Read More

Savior Electric LLC
Relationship: Colleague
Project Date: Dec 2016

I have known and worked with Designs For Living for the past 10 years. The quality of work, attention to detail and impeccable work ethics make it a pleasure to work with them on projects. Read More

TL Design Group LLC
Relationship: Colleague
Project Date: Feb 2017

David is an excellent contractor who has respect for his designers as well as respect for the clients. He is a pleasure to work with. He makes certain that designers know the project budget and work... Read More

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Small Business of the Year 2009
Best Home Improvement Contractor 2012