2,187 California 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 California project, from initial sketches through final construction. Learn more about how to choose the right design-build professionals for your home project below: More 
Poway, CA, 92064
50 miles from
Best of Houzz / Award-Winning Design Build firms in San Diego, California. Remodel Works is your San Diego source for Kitchen Remodeling and Bath Remodeling. Whether you are... 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!
Sherman Oaks, CA, 91403
50 miles from
OTM Designs & Remodeling Inc. has the distinction of being one of the top rated residential General Contractor, Design-Build Firms serving the greater Los Angeles area for over 29... 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.
San Diego, CA, 92111
50 miles from
Jackson Design and Remodeling has been serving the San Diego community for 25 years. Todd Jackson, President and CEO, has established an enduring tradition of quality and service... Read More
We are a Design-Build Firm. We can help you achieve your dream home using your budget with care and craftsmanship.
Mega Builders (800) 310-6342
Chatsworth, CA, 91311
50 miles from
A preeminent Southern California award-winning complete home remodeling contractor and builder that specializes in value solutions for selective and high-end projects. For the... Read More
Bensonwood (877) 203-3562
Bensonwood's mission for over 40 years has been crafting beautiful and healthy, high-performance home sanctuaries capable of enduring for centuries.
San Diego, CA, 92116
50 miles from
Stewart Thomas LLC is a licensed General Contracting firm that provides design, remodeling and building expertise to residential and commercial clients throughout the greater San... Read More
Synthesis Inc. (310) 394-6460
Santa Monica, CA, 90401
50 miles from
SYNTHESIS is a boutique architecture, interior design and construction firm based in Santa Monica, California. Offering a wide range of expertise from design and interiors to... Read More
Dawson & Clinton (415) 359-9991
San Francisco, CA, 94158
50 miles from
As a full–service general contractor, we are well equipped to act as the single point of contact for all of your building needs. In an effort to streamline the entire process, our... Read More
Coronado, CA, 92118
50 miles from
BEST OF HOUZZ 2013, 2014, 2015 COASTAL LIVING HOME OF THE YEAR, 2014 Flagg Coastal Homes announces that their Showhouse on Sunset Park in Coronado ... Read More
Oakland, CA, 94608
50 miles from
building Lab is an innovative design-build firm specializing in high-end residential remodeling. We are passionate about modern design, dedicated to effective construction... Read More
San Diego, CA, 92126
50 miles from
Marrokal Design and Remodeling was founded in 1981 on the principles of integrity, quality and service. We have stayed true to those principles for over thirty years as we have... Read More
Becker Studios (805) 965-9555
Santa Barbara, CA, 93101
50 miles from
SANTA BARBARA 2014 CONTRACTOR OF THE YEAR -Boutique Design/Build firm Dream. Design. Build. Live. Becker Studios brings a refreshing approach to the Design and Building... Read More
Mill Valley, CA, 94942
50 miles from
Singlepoint Design Build is a full service general contractor that specializes in the design build delivery method. Our team of skilled craftsmen self-performs the majority of... Read More
San Francisco, CA, 94118
50 miles from
NBR is a San Francisco Design-Build firm providing a one-stop-shop from initial concept through final construction for residential and commercial renovations/ remodeling/... Read More
El Segundo, CA, 90245
50 miles from
Custom Design & Construction's Design-Build philosophy encompasses every aspect of a home remodeling project. We combine architecture, engineering, interior design, project... Read More
KellyBaron (310) 826-6430
Los Angeles, CA, 90049
50 miles from
Established by Kelly Van Halen and Baron Rogers, KellyBaron Design provides Licensed Contracting, residential design, renovation, construction, construction management 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. 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 California 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 California design-build firms. You may also look through California photos to find a pool you like, then contact the design-build firm that created it. You can find more design-build firms in Bel Air, Brentwood Los Angeles, Los Angeles, Hollywood and San Diego.
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