14 Barnum, IA 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 Barnum, IA project, from initial sketches through final construction. Learn more about how to choose the right design-build professionals for your home project below: More 
Tri-County Lumber (515) 386-3181
Jefferson, IA, 50129
35 miles from Barnum
We are a full scale lumber yard and general contractor. Everything from building materials to cabinets, windows and flooring, we can help you every step of the way! Tri-County... Read More
HCS Builders (515) 239-8605
Ames, IA, 50010
50 miles from Barnum
Integrity Construction (515) 268-3346
Ames, IA, 50010
50 miles from Barnum
At Integrity Construction, our team of construction professionals brings decades of building experience to your project. And while most builders stop there, we go the extra mile... Read More
Fort Dodge, IA, 50501
10 miles from Barnum
Slife's Contracting (515) 570-0798
Ft Dodge, IA, 50501
10 miles from Barnum
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Bella Homes LLC (515) 401-8615
Huxley, IA, 50124
50 miles from Barnum
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Design Alternatives Inc. (515) 233-4749
Ames, IA, 50010
50 miles from Barnum
Building Design and Construction Management Read More
Fletcher Wood Products (515) 570-9600
Fort Dodge, IA, 50501
10 miles from Barnum
Crown Point Builders (641) 923-3750
Garner, IA, 50438
50 miles from Barnum
New Home Construction and Remodeling. We are Dealers for Heritage Homes of Nebraska, a modular home manufacturer as well as Amwood Homes, a custom panelized home supplier. Read More
North Iowa Kitchens, Inc. (641) 923-2055
Garner, IA, 50438
50 miles from Barnum
Rippey, IA, 50235
42 miles from Barnum
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T. J. Larsen Construction (515) 460-1485
ames, IA, 50014
47 miles from Barnum
Quail Construction (712) 580-5100
Spencer,
50 miles from Barnum
Kujac Design & Build Co (515) 795-4001
Madrid, IA, 50156
50 miles from Barnum
Shaken, but nevertheless awake after passing out cold, face down in the mud, Chips hurriedly reinstated the position of safety director on his staff. He decided to cut costs some... 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. Here are some related professionals and vendors to complement the work of design-build firms: Interior Designers & Decorators, Landscape Architects & Landscape Designers, Architects & Building Designers, Photographers.

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 Iowa 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?

Find a design-build firm on Houzz. Narrow your search in the Professionals section of the website to Barnum, IA design-build firms. You may also look through Barnum, IA photos to find a pool you like, then contact the design-build firm that created it. You can find more design-build firms in Fort Dodge, Ft Dodge, Rockwell City, Coalville and Palmer.
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