Project Updates and Community Impact

The Why, What, How, and Wow of Dream Design International, Inc.

Dream Design International, Inc. was founded in 1998 by Civil and Structural Engineer Hani Shafai. For over 20 years, we helped design and develop some of the biggest and most notable developments in town including Rushmore Crossing, Rocker Square, Elks Crossing, and Red Rock Estates.

Over the course of the last several years, we’ve taken that engineering experience and buoyed it into full-scale, full-service real estate development, taking an empty parcel or a run down lot and re-envisioning and re-creating what it could become.

We start from scratch and design the infrastructure and improvements it takes to make the land viable – adding roads, sewer, water, and utilities. We figure out the best use of the land based on nearby amenities, missing services, and the community’s need, and then we work with local, state, and federal entities to assure the zoning and regulations for each parcel are adjusted to the incoming use.

Though the land is then ready to be bought up and sold, we often take things a step further and work with the incoming resident or business to build a new structure to suit their changing needs.

As a result, we’ve built large-scale residential communities, major shopping centers, business parks, and community recreation areas that have helped serve the growing Rapid City population and increase quality of life for all who live nearby. 

For a better look at what 20 years of change and development can bring, take a look at our “Community Impact” map here

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Dream Design International, Inc.
18 East Kansas City St., Suite 3
Rapid City, SD 57701
(605) 348-0538