The Professional Home Construction Company

Luxury Living

the main line – the delaware shore

Wayne – Bala Cynwyd – Gladwyne – Villanova – Kennet Square – Rehoboth Beach

The Main Line is the heart of suburban Philadelphia. It is the home of many major commercial areas and sprawling business centers. It is an area of tremendous growth carefully monitored by cultured municipalities insuring the maintenance of the character and charm that have made it the most desirable home address between Washington and New York. Rehoboth Beach is the ultimate summer home location combining historic features and small town warmth with a flare for fun and activity.

We have been designing and building in these areas for 25 years and we have seen a transition of design themes over that time from traditional architecture to individualized design. New materials and techniques, together with new attitudes, have opened the door to exciting new personality focused designs. 


Whether building a new custom home, or remodeling an existing home, everyone wants to make their home special. However, for many owners building a custom home or starting a remodeling project can be overwhelming. Where do you start? Are there budget considerations? What about the style, design, and plans? Is the property in the right neighborhood or location to make changes that will increase its value? Are there code restrictions that may impact the design or plans?

A bigger question remains. Is there a professional that can help answer these questions. Is there someone who can be trusted to take full responsibility for the entire project?


Dakota Dawn Delineation has been building custom homes and remodeling homes since 1991. Dakota Dawn is honored to be ranked #1 on of over 3,000 general contractors in Wayne. The Dakota Dawn design team will create plans for an inspired residence or work in collaboration with nationally recognized architects and interior designers.

Dakota Dawn understands that you want your own special place that reflects your style and taste. The Dakota Dawn proprietary process, "The 5 Simple Steps"™ was created as a system based on the collaborative method that allows you to describe what you want, have the design team draw it, allow you to approve it, and then have Dakota Dawn build it, on time, and on budget.


Creating a residence to match your lifestyle is the focus of Dakota Dawn. It's what we do. Choose Dakota Dawn to build your new custom home, or remodel your home and enjoy our promise of a Dakota Dawn 5-Star experience. You've earned it. Let us deliver it for you.

Build my Home
  • Your Lot or Ours
  • Design • Build • Enjoy
Remodel my Home
  • Partial or Complete Home
  • Interior & Exterior

Why Choose Dakota Dawn Delineation?

3 Reasons

Over the last 27 years, Dakota Dawn has perfected a process that guarantees a 5-star product and experience for all our clients. There are three reasons we can make this pledge.

PROCESS: Our process was born from a simple belief that better integration of construction managers in design and designers in construction leads to better results. It’s why our entire team exists in-house: architectural staff and construction managers, working together to create a streamlined work environment that focuses on collaboration, efficient decision-making and innovative on-budget design.

TEAM: Dakota Dawn initiates each project by creating a team that consists of architects, designers and construction managers. The entire team is involved from start to finish together with top sub-contractors and suppliers.

EXECUTION: Our clients expect the best and refuse to take risks to cut costs. They insist on creative designs, high quality craftsmanship, timely delivery and a commitment to their budget. 27 years of experience have increased our capacity to meet those demands through value engineering, virtual design and continuing integration of innovative materials and systems.

"The 5 Simple Steps"

Inspired Design

Exciting design ideas drive every project. It all starts with our listening and idea session. Dakota Dawn understands that you want your own special place that reflects your style and taste. We also understand that your satisfaction is based on the simple premise that we must deliver what you want for what you expect to spend.

STEP ONE “Let’s Talk.”™ This is a listening and idea session to establish the scope and estimated budget range for your project. Your space needs, design preferences, and personal details, are all identified together with your budget.


STEP TWO “Storyboard Process,”™ This step is where the design takes shape. Your ideas a translated into plans that are readily transformed into three dimensional views by our state-of-art CAD system. You are positioned in your new home and allowed to walk through the spaces. Furniture and finishes are installed so you can feel the spaces as they will truly be. As the design progresses, the budget is adjusted. You see what will be built and exactly what it will cost.

STEP THREE “The Details” This is when we wrap up the design and insure all the pieces that will be required to complete your dream are included in the work. Detailed construction plans and specifications are prepared and final costs are established. Upon completion, a final construction agreement is presented for your approval.

STEP FOUR, “The Big Event,”™ the Dakota Dawn Construction Team transforms your plans into reality. Your plans are built to specifications.


STEP FIVE “Happily Ever After.”™ Your project has been completed, on time, on budget, and Dakota Dawn has earned your 5-Star review.

Our proprietary process, “The 5 Simple Steps”™ allows you to describe what you want, the design team draws it, you approve it, and Dakota Dawn builds it. 



Dakota Dawn has been building custom homes since 1991, and is honored to be ranked #1 on of over 3,000 general contractors in Wayne. We define success as creating long-lasting relationships. Our clients are happy to share with you their 5-Star service experience before, during, and long after the completion of their custom home or home remodel project. Our promise is to earn a 5-Star review from our clients and everyone who comes in contact with Dakota Dawn. We invite you to join our exclusive client community.


“What an outstanding group to work with! We highly recommend the entire Dakota Dawn Delineation team” ~ Stephen U.

“Michael and his team are a powerful combination of creativity, practicality, economic responsibility, high quality craftsmanship, and integrity.” ~ Melissa N.


“They are THE BEST! Whoever is lucky enough to work with contractors who become like "family?" That describes Mike, Paul and Dakota Dawn.” ~ C. Weingar