THE MANKATO DESIGN CENTER is a custom, all in one design center showcasing five independent businesses which include The Design Element, Lights on Madison, Artisans, Cabinet Lab, and R. Henry Construction. MDC provides furnishings, design services, and products for your home or business, as well as residential and commercial new construction and remodeling services, all under one roof. Our setting was custom designed and built to accommodate each business and it's specific needs.

THE MDC is made up of a network of collaborating professionals including experienced drafters, builders, designers, and artisans who share our vision. The unique distinction of having builders and interior designers, as well as furnishings and products all in one firm means our clients benefit from a collaborative approach, integrated to create spaces that are stunning as well as functional. Our holistic approach means our clients find our projects to be a harmonious, cohesive whole.

THE DESIGN ELEMENT is located in the heart of the Mankato Design Center! We are a full-service interior design studio specializing in residential and commercial projects. Our aim is to create thoughtful, beautiful interiors that meet our clients' aesthetic, functional, and economic goals while honoring and celebrating the structures that contain them Our unique location allows us the opportunity to help you with all of your selections in one convenient place. Our designers can manage your project from beginning to end to ensure that your desired goals are met. We help you understand and define your desires, then create a series of solutions that answer and expand on these objectives. Our vision is to create unique and functional spaces representative of the people who utilize them and the environment they inhabit. We work with you as a partner and advocate for your project from design concept to finished space.

LIGHTS ON MADISON which is now located within The Design Element is a lighting showroom with dedicated, ALA certified Lighting Specialists available to assist with your plans. We offer lighting, artwork, mirrors, and accessories.

R. HENRY CONSTRUCTION is a full service construction company providing a broad range of services including drafting and project design, residential and commercial new construction and remodeling, and interior design services. Both larger scale and smaller size projects are welcome. We specialize in providing design driven, custom building solutions.

ARTISANS sets the standard when it comes to home improvement stores. They offer an experience to help make all of your exterior housing dreams a reality, with experienced staff to walk you through every step of the way. They specialize in selling only the best quality exterior and select interior products that are reliable and durable. They carry products ranging from siding, decking, railing systems, windows, stone, brick, exterior doors, patio doors, interior doors, overhead doors, exterior and interior door hardware, and more. They carry brand names that you can trust such as Marvin, Schlage, Masonite, TimberTech, Eldorado, LP, James Hardie, just to name a few. With free service such as product selection services, consultations, and personalized quotes, they are the new standard in home improvement.

The Cabinet Lab in collaboration with The Design Element located in the Mankato Design Center will custom design and provide options for cabinetry, cabinet hardware, and countertops. Our showroom displays an array of vendors from each of our specialties and provides samples and materials for informed project decisions. We have kitchen and bath designers on staff for new construction and remodel projects that can provide their expertise and a rendered layout for start to finish guidance and execution.