21,058 Design-Build Firms

When building a new house, people often turn to architects to kick off the project. However, a different model is becoming quite popular: design-build. Instead of dividing tasks between separate architecture and construction companies, you can hire a full-service firm to design and build your entire project, from initial sketches through final construction. Learn more about how to choose the right design-build professionals for your home project below: More 
Four Brothers LLC (202) 423-8703
Washington, DC, 20011
Four Brothers LLC is a full service Design/Build firm serving the Washington, DC metropolitan area. Our skilled team of architects, designers and craftsmen share a commitment to... Read More
We are an award winning a remodeling company, focusing on complete kitchen, bathroom, basement & sun room remodeling, with home additions & renovations services. Contact us for your next project!
Liquidscapes (908) 752-9650
Pittstown, NJ, 08867
Liquidscapes is committed to designing and building fine quality pools and landscapes for the tri-state area. We have dedicated 37 years to our craft, disciplines, process and... Read More
Fredericksburg Custom Homes Ltd. is a design-build company serving Virginia since 1994. FCH specializes in luxury custom homes built on owner’s lots and high end remodeling.
Highmark Builders (952) 882-8904
Burnsville, MN, 55337
Imagine the home you've always dreamed of — a place of light and laughter, warm and welcoming to family and friends. Now imagine bringing that vision to life. Highmark... Read More
Reston, VA, 20190
As an award-winning architectural design-build and remodeling firm, we are passionate about helping our clients improve their home, whether with an addition, interior or exterior... Read More
CG&S Design-Build (512) 444-1580
Austin, TX, 78745
CG&S offers integrated residential design and construction services in the Austin area, with an emphasis on renovation. Our design-build process consistently delivers quality... Read More
Cabin John, MD, 20818
Anthony Wilder Design/Build, Inc. is an award-winning Design/build firm serving residents in Maryland, Washington D.C. and Virginia (Metro DC area). AWDB is a full-service... Read More
St. Louis Park, MN, 55416
Schrader & Companies (2012 Remodeler of the Year) is a Building and Remodeling company specializing in Luxury Homes of all sizes & price points. As your builder we take pride in... Read More
Delta, British Columbia, V4M 2B2, Canada
Kenorah Construction & Design has been delivering exceptional design/build custom home and custom renovation experiences for 35 years. A fully integrated team of design and trade... Read More
Rockwall, TX, 75087
Dallas based Design-Build Firm. Read More
Hinsdale, IL, 60521
Normandy Remodeling is a Design/Build remodeling firm that develops plans and designs and then executes those plans to create a single point of contact for a homeowner’s... Read More
w.b. builders (612) 965-2655
edina, MN, 55436
Founded in 2003, w.b. builders is a construction, remodeling, architectural and interior design firm that specializes in the top-quality design and construction of residential... Read More
Tongue & Groove (910) 679-4610
Wilmington, NC, 28403
Imagine + Build + Live Those three words sum up our Custom Home Building Company and our process. Working with you to imagine how it could be is the fun part and is how we connect... Read More
Hendel Homes (952) 404-7204
Wayzata, MN, 55391
Hendel Homes is a residential renovation and new construction company focused on creating stylistically individual, one of a kind, highly detailed, finely crafted homes, some of... Read More
Northvale, NJ, 07647
Creative Design Construction & Remodeling Inc. is a Design-build firm offering our NJ and NY clients a time and money savings “one stop shopping advantage” with our own award... Read More
Libertyville, IL, 60048
Based in Libertyville, Illinois, Great Rooms Designers & Builders has been recognized as one of the leading, award-winning design + build companies in the Chicago North Shore and... Read More
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What is a design-build firm?


Design-build firms take on the responsibilities of architects, contractors and construction companies, all under one roof. These full-service firms focus on a streamlined process — from the initial design to the estimating phase to physical construction — in the hope of creating an efficient experience for both the client and the company. Because the entire project is happening within one company, design-build firms are able to overlap the design and construction phases of the project, which oftens speeds up the project significantly. In addition, these firms work to minimize risks for the project owner through single-point responsibility contracts. However, depending on the firm, you may still want to contact an interior designer or architect to help create the exact look you want.

Before deciding on a design-and-build firm, think about what you want from your new home. Do you want a large kitchen for entertaining? Do you need several bedrooms for children and guests? Do you want a finished basement for extra space or storage? Look for design-build firms that specialize in the areas you're looking for. Budget is obviously a determining factor in the outcome of your project. To make sure you stay within your means, consider making a must-have list and a wish list. Gauge where the estimates are falling to determine which design-and-build contract can realistically strike the balance between the two.

Questions to ask a prospective design-builder:


  • How long have you been in the business?
  • How many projects like mine have you completed?
  • Who will be working on the project?
  • Are the workers employees or subcontractors?
  • Can you provide me with references?
  • Who is your designer, and what are his or her qualifications?
  • Are your employees licensed and insured?
  • How do you charge, and what does that include?
  • Can you give me a written estimate?
  • What do your services include?
  • When can this job get done?
  • What happens when cost exceeds the budget? What about changes to materials or labor pricing?
  • What will I need to provide?
  • Are there any important considerations or concerns you foresee with this project?

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