418 Boston Design-Build Firms

When building a new house, people often turn to architects to kick off the project. However, a different model is becoming more popular: design-build. Instead of dividing tasks between separate architect and construction companies, you can hire a design-build firm to cover your entire Boston Metro Area project, from the initial design through final construction. More 
Witt Construction (518) 587-4113
Saratoga Springs, NY, US 12866
Witt Construction has helped hundreds of people find their own special sense of place. Witt Construction is a designer and builder of homes that are fine in detail, striking in... Read More 
First-and-foremost, we are craftsmen, but we are also nationally recognized industry thought leaders on management topics such as open book management, customer service, and staff empowerment.
ARCHIA HOMES (781) 934-6141
Duxbury, MA, US 02332
Award Winning New England based, custom building firm. Specializing in Custom Homes and Additions, Renovations, Gourmet Kitchens, Historic Restoration, Timber Frame, Project... Read More 
RemodelWerks LLC (508) 925-8895
RemodelWerks is a premier 3D design, custom building and remodeling firm specializing in all aspects of interior and exterior design and remodeling on residential and commercial projects.
Feinmann, Inc. (781) 860-9800
Lexington, MA, US 02421
Feinmann Inc, Best of Houzz 2013 & 2014, is known for its thoughtful and beautiful designs, well-articulated process, superb craftsmanship, responsive service, and the great value... Read More 
Cafasso Design Group (617) 640-4033
We are a dedicated Collaborative of like minded Architects, Designers, Artisans and Craftsmen assembled from virtually every discipline of the Decorative and Building Arts.
Shelter 7 (978) 764-6802
Nantucket, MA, US 02554
Shelter7 is a boutique residential design and build firm located on Nantucket Island that provides its clients with the highest level of commitment and service though an intimate... Read More 
pd Design Build (617) 448-0943
Architectural Designers, Builders and Craftsman. My designs are inspired by knowledge of materials, building practice, environmental context and a belief in sustainable design.
Southborough, MA, US 01772
22 Awards: 17 Coty, 3 Chrysalis, 2 Master Design –named Massachusetts Remodeler of the Year and twice recipient of the Master Design Award by Qualified Remodeler Magazine. Read More 
Hybrid Built Home (617) 890-1091
A "Hybrid Built Home" utilizes all the latest construction techniques including Factory built - modular, stick built - onsite, or a combination of.
BOSTON, MA, US 02120
We design and build your dreams! Experienced residential remodeler in the Boston area. Read More 
Lee Kimball (781) 838-6100
We know you have a vision. Your home...but better. You want something larger, more breathtaking and functional.
Lee Kimball (781) 838-6100
Winchester, MA, US 01890
We know you have a vision. Your home...but better. You want something larger, more breathtaking and functional. We bring this vision to life with a design unlike any other. The... Read More 
We are a design/build firm with 30 yrs of experience creating renovations & additions for our homeowners. Our goal is to create spaces that enhance our clients' lifestyles! Call us for your project!
Somerville, MA, US 02143
Morse Constructions, Inc. is a design/build firm with 30 years of experience creating renovations and additions for Boston-area homeowners. Our goal is to create spaces that... Read More 
We provide comprehensive design/build, remodeling & custom home services to clients in Cape Cod & the Greater Boston area. We pride ourself on customer satisfaction! Call us for your next project!
Saratoga Springs, NY, US 12866
The Teakwood philosophy: The difference is in the details. From conjuring the past with comprehensive renovations of historic homes in Saratoga Springs NY, to remaking lakeside... Read More 
We believe custom homes and renovations are for the customer, so as a builder we adapt and recognize each of our client's distinct taste and lifestyle requirements
Sudbury & Dennisport, MA, US
Encore Construction provides comprehensive design/build, remodeling and custom home services to clients in Cape Cod and the MetroWest/Greater Boston area. Since Dale Nikula... Read More 
The Wiese Company (508) 655-4013
Sherborn, MA, US 01770
The Wiese Company is a design-build firm specializing in the complete home renovation experience: We offer award winning in-house architectural services, a kitchen and bath... Read More 
Walpole Outdoors (800) 343-6948
Walpole, MA, US 02082
Since 1933, Walpole Outdoors has been the standard for handcrafted outdoor products, answering the needs of homeowners and professionals alike with an unsurpassed variety of... Read More 
Osterville, MA, US 02655
Since 1992, C.J. Riley Builder, Inc. has been building fine homes in Osterville, and the surrounding towns, on Cape Cod. C.J. Riley Builder is a true design-build and... Read More 
Needham, MA, US 02494
Tibma Design/Build helps homeowners remodel their kitchens, baths, build additions, or any other indoor or outdoor living space with high quality materials and attention to detail... Read More 
Acton, MA, US 01720
Our goal is simple – we want you to love everything about your home. The way it looks, the way it feels, the way it works for your lifestyle and meets the changing needs of your... 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 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, often speeding 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. Here are some related professionals and vendors to complement the work of design-build firms: Interior Designers & Decorators, Landscape Architects & Landscape Designers, Architects & Designers, Photographers.

Before deciding on a design-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-build firms can realistically strike the balance between the two.

Questions to ask a prospective design-build firm:


  • 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?

Find a design-build firm on Houzz. Narrow your search in the Professionals section of the website to Boston Metro Area design-build firms. You may also look through Boston Metro Area photos to find a pool you like, then contact the design-build firm that created it. You can find more design-build firms in Boston, Worcester, Springfield, Lowell and Cambridge.
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