57 Cato, NY 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 Cato, NY project, from initial sketches through final construction. Learn more about how to choose the right design-build professionals for your home project below: More 
Wood-Tex Products (607) 243-5141
Himrod, NY, 14842
45 miles from Cato
Wood-Tex builds and delivers backyard structures nationwide. Storage Sheds, Garages, Horse Barns, Modular Homes & Cabins, Chicken Coops, Greenhouse Kits, Gazebos, and Pergolas.... Read More
Fayetteville, NY, 13066
30 miles from Cato
J. Hence & Co. is a Design/Build Remodeling Company Proudly serving Central New York for over 10 years, we are a full service home contracting company with extensive experience in... Read More
Marcellus, NY, 13108
18 miles from Cato
Since 1978, McClurg Remodeling & Construction Services has been helping homeowners and small businesses in Syracuse and Central New York achieve their dreams with picture-perfect... Read More
Fairport, NY, 14450
44 miles from Cato
Fine Home Remodeling and Custom Home Builders Kitchens and Bathrooms In House Designer Read More
The Aristo Company (585) 223-2550
Fairport, NY, 14450
44 miles from Cato
At Aristo, we understand that we are only as good as our Building Process. Our dedication to building luxury homes, and creating unique spaces shows in our daily operations and... Read More
Dimon Construction (315) 682-7736
Manlius, NY, 13104
33 miles from Cato
Ronald L. Dimon Construction Company, Inc. has been serving the Central New York area since 1983. We specialize in residential remodeling; kitchens, baths, additions, and... Read More
Penfield, NY, 14526
45 miles from Cato
Luxury Home Builder in Upstate and Western New York Read More
Eldan Homes (315) 622-5150
Liverpool, NY, 13090
18 miles from Cato
With 30 years of experience in the construction of luxury homes, we are proud to be one of the leading home builders in Syracuse, New York. Our luxury homes can be found... Read More
Canfield Residential (315) 632-2471
Syracuse, NY, 13219
20 miles from Cato
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BREWERTON, NY, 13029
23 miles from Cato
About Us Since 1991, Loscombe Custom Homes of CNY has been providing homeowners with high quality homes and construction built around 3 principals: accountability,... Read More
Pittsford, NY, 14534
48 miles from Cato
Design Build company in the Rochester NY area with emphasis in outdoor living Read More
CNY HOME IMPROVEMENTS (315) 736-8269
CICERO, NY, 13039
25 miles from Cato
HOME IMPROVEMENT REMODELING COMPANY WITH KITCHEN/BATH/ BASEMENTS REMODELING SHOWROOMS IN SYRACUSE AND UTICA NY AREAS. Read More
Cutri Construction (585) 394-3487
Canandaigua, NY, 14424
42 miles from Cato
The mark of an exceptional builder begins with the belief that relating to customers and sharing in their vision are the key elements to providing them with results they are... Read More
Live Home Longer, or LHL (315) 882-8165
Syracuse, NY, 13215
23 miles from Cato
Specialty renovation to enhance independent living. To allow our aging population to live comfortably in there own homes as long as they wish. Read More
Macedon, NY, 14502
40 miles from Cato
Schumann Construction, Inc. is a full service, family owned and operated, home renovation and remodeling company. Incorporated in 1993, the company offers experienced 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 New York 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 Cato, NY design-build firms. You may also look through Cato, NY photos to find a pool you like, then contact the design-build firm that created it. You can find more design-build firms in Auburn, Fulton, Baldwinsville, Village Green and Phoenix.
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