237 Ann Arbor, MI 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 Ann Arbor, MI project, from initial sketches through final construction. Learn more about how to choose the right design-build professionals for your home project below: More 
Birmingham, MI, 48009
33 miles from Ann Arbor
MainStreet Design Build is a full service design and build firm committed to excellence in remodeling. We are dedicated to preserving your home’s past while building your future.... Read More
Ann Arbor, MI, 48108
We are a small design build firm located in Ann Arbor Michigan. We focus on residential projects and enjoy helping people live better in their homes and add value while doing so. Read More
Ann Arbor, MI, 48104
We are a full service, fine home building and remodeling specialist that has served the greater Ann Arbor area for over 30 years. We are a nationally recognized, award winning... Read More
Ann Arbor, MI, 48104
Rochman Design-Build is an award winning design-build firm specializing in mid to large-size home renovations and additions that crave creativity and a fresh approach. As Ann... Read More
Northville, MI, 48178
14 miles from Ann Arbor
At Emery Design & Woodwork we are passionate about Architecture & design. We are a group of creative-thinking designers and builders with a strong awareness and keen eye for space... Read More
Sylvan Lake, MI, 48320
31 miles from Ann Arbor
Visit our studio in Metro Detroit or our online portfolio/store anytime! Design - Create - Build AguaFina Gardens International is a Landscape Architectural Design and... Read More
Wixom, MI, 48393
21 miles from Ann Arbor
Labra Design+Build is a design studio based in Southeast Michigan. We design things to be built. Then we build them. Rufino is a designer with a wide range of construction... Read More
Washington, MI, 48094
48 miles from Ann Arbor
We are a design-build firm, specializing in complete kitchen and bath remodels. 26 years experience. Members of the National Kitchen and Bath Association, Southeastern Michigan... Read More
Lotus Gardenscapes (734) 761-8888
Ann Arbor, MI, 48103
Lotus Gardenscapes is a full-service design + build firm specializing in creative and innovative Landscape Design, Installation & Maintenance. We are located in Ann Arbor,... Read More
Farmington Hills, MI, 48334
26 miles from Ann Arbor
We Specialize in Design-Build, Additions, Renovations and Remodeling Services. 248-884-0590 For a Free Estimate! Our first priority has always been the satisfaction of our... Read More
Grosse Ile, MI, 48138
32 miles from Ann Arbor
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Chelsea, MI, 48118
16 miles from Ann Arbor
With 30+ years’ experience in real estate, design, and construction, Riemco is equipped to be your partner at every stage of planning and execution. Every project reflects our... Read More
Chelsea, MI, 48118
16 miles from Ann Arbor
Dear Homeowner, My name is Steve Jast and if you are planning on a home improvement project in the future, I think we should meet. I would like to tell you a little bit... Read More
Royal Oak, MI, 48076
32 miles from Ann Arbor
Christopher Thomas Construction is a general contractor and construction company specializing in residential remodeling and additions. Obsession with design, craftsmanship,... Read More
South Lyon, MI, 48178
14 miles from Ann Arbor
Fielding the craftsman skills of a journeyman carpenter of over two decades' experience and enthusiasm for refined, functional design, NIKOTA delivers uniquely-tailored solutions... 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 Michigan 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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