28 Bernard, ME 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 Bernard, ME project, from initial sketches through final construction. Learn more about how to choose the right design-build professionals for your home project below: More 
Wooden Wonders (207) 568-3565
Unity, ME, 04988
50 miles from Bernard
We design and build a number of products in the style of a Hobbit Hole (dome shaped front and round front door) from tiny houses down to a tiny chicken coops. Our product lines... Read More
Owls Head, ME, 04854
39 miles from Bernard
Blue Spruce Joinery is a full service Cabinet shop located in Owls Head Maine. Providing full project management we build Custom Woodwork and Furniture, Fine Cabinetry and... Read More
Cushing,, ME, 04563
49 miles from Bernard
Serving Midcoast Maine and the islands since 1986. Renovations, Design/Build, Custom Mill Work, Property Management, and Handyman Services Our goal is to complete each job on... Read More
Rockport, ME, 04856
37 miles from Bernard
Custom made for Maine, Custom made for you. Have you been dreaming of building a new home or renovating your existing one? Lorraine Construction can help every step of the way... Read More
Friendship, ME, 04547
50 miles from Bernard
Design and build custom homes that are superinsulated, ventilated, radiant heated with thermal mass storage, using sustainable practices. I strive to achieve a home that feels... Read More
Phi Home Designs (207) 230-0034
Rockport, ME, 04856
37 miles from Bernard
PROUD CRAFTSMEN DEVOTED TO THE DETAILS OF DESIGNING, BUILDING, AND FURNISHING YOUR HOME OR BUSINESS Read More
ANM PROPERTIES (352) 216-7874
Bangor, ME, 04401
46 miles from Bernard
Our extensive experience in renovation and property management lends itself to design. We thrive on creating beautiful and modern spaces with unique details. We have worked to... Read More
Eden Builders, Inc. (207) 801-2576
Bar Harbor, ME, 04609
11 miles from Bernard
Full-service Design-Build General Contractor & Licensed Architect. Read More
Rockport Post & Beam (207) 236-8562
Rockport, ME, 04856
37 miles from Bernard
At Rockport Post & Beam, we have been custom designing and building our homes, cottages, and barns for over 30 years. We're committed to serving our clients with the same... Read More
K Construction (207) 975-1654
Belfast, ME, 04915
36 miles from Bernard
Let us put a smile on your face every time you walk into your new home or updated room. K Construction Inc.‘s work and reputation in our community speaks for itself. We build... Read More
Ruger Associates (207) 266-1530
BLUE HILL, ME, 04614
18 miles from Bernard
Residential design build firm on the coast of Maine in business for 36 years. Focus on sustainable, green, energy efficient projects. Read More
Bangor, ME, 04474
40 miles from Bernard
The Campbell Family has built unique, energy efficient structures since 1973. Focus on cost effective construction techniques and design strategies has produced forty years of... Read More
Fenton Builders Inc. (207) 266-7973
Ellsworth, ME, 04605
22 miles from Bernard
Fenton Builders, Inc. is a small and growing contracting business in Ellsworth, Maine, located in the heart of the coastal, downeast region. Owned and operated by a father and son... Read More
Maine Construction Group (207) 862-6272
Hampden, ME, 04444
43 miles from Bernard
Maine Construction Group is proud of their ability to take a customers vision, create buildable construction drawing and then build it. One of the many benefits of building with... Read More
Island Wide Associates (207) 266-1916
Bass Harbor, ME, 04653
28 miles from Bernard
We have been in business on Mount Desert Island for more than 30 years, building, remodeling and working with custom designs and local contractors to create high-quality,... 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 Maine 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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