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Jon Coty


Jon Coty has a Rolodex in his mind. “People call me a connector; I’m the one everyone asks for a recommendation for the right person to do a certain job,” he says. “I’ve been doing that service for free for years — just think if I’d been making money at it!”

That’s part of what fueled the recent development and debut of Minneapolis’s DWELL 44, a collaborative, modern design show room and meeting space. “It’s a great resource for anyone who walks through the door,” he notes. “For people wondering where to start, I can send them in the right direction. Everything is here to pick and choose and touch. The building process is overwhelming enough as it is; I want to make it as simple, enjoyable and painless as possible.” 

That means anyone looking to build, remodel or redesign a home should start here when searching for the right partners for their project. And builders, designers and other industry pros can use DWELL 44’s workstations and meeting space to review designs, finishes and other selections with clients. To that end, the design studio features Cambria surfaces, Crystal cabinetry, H Windows, The Galley kitchen workstations, as well as appliances, hardware and smart-home technology — with more to come. All are chosen for their superior look, quality and performance, with the ultimate goal of offering only best-in-class products.

“We’re focused on efficiency, simplicity and listening to the client,” Coty explains. “I love what I do. It’s not a job — it’s an adventure.”

Read this article as it appears in the magazine.

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