86 Charleston, SC 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 Charleston, SC project, from initial sketches through final construction. Learn more about how to choose the right design-build professionals for your home project below: More 
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Johns Island,, SC, 29455
20 miles from Charleston
Buffington Homes is the Custom Kiawah Island based Builder with 8 National Association of Home Builders NAHB awards for building and design excellence. They work with acclaimed... Read More
Classic Remodeling is a design-build firm, located in Charleston, SC. Specializing in high-end residential remodeling for more than 20 years, Classic Remodeling has garnered a great reputation.
Solaris Inc. (843) 768-9363
Johns Island, SC, 29455
8 miles from Charleston
Steve Brenner, President of Solaris, Inc. is the leading builder of custom luxury homes on Kiawah Island. Since 1982, Solaris homes have been the standard by which all other... Read More
Great Southern Builders is a family-owned, custom home builder & design-build firm. We build each and every project with integrity, attention to detail and a firm commitment to customer satisfaction.
Beaufort, SC, 29906
50 miles from Charleston
WaterMark Coastal Homes is a residential design/build company located in Beaufort, South Carolina. We are focused on crafting homes that combine the necessary elements of family... Read More
Specializing in Island Home renovations and remodeling, we partner with you in creating the awe-inspiring interiors and exteriors YOU want.
Mount Pleasant, SC, 29464
9 miles from Charleston
At Sceltas, we create and reinvent homes inspired by the people that will live in them. Whether it’s renovating a full home, remodeling a small space or building a custom home... Read More
Amerisips (843) 352-2370
We specialize in designing and creating your dream home. We have decades of experience to put to work for you. We don’t even have to tell you how great our team is – our clients do it for us!
Johns Island, SC, 29455
8 miles from Charleston
Seamar Construction Group builds beautiful custom homes on Kiawah & Seabrook islands and also has experience in commercial building and historic home renovations in downtown... Read More
Charleston, SC, 29407
Design Professional and Custom Home Builder - Remodeler in Charleston, SC Metro Area Read More
Hilton Head, SC, 29926
50 miles from Charleston
We are an Architect-led Design+Build Firm with over 20 years of experience specializing in Residential Design+Build projects. We believe that good design marries refined function,... Read More
charleston, SC, 29482
6 miles from Charleston
Interior design Read More
Brace Builders LLC (843) 557-9003
Goose Creek, SC, 29445
20 miles from Charleston
R.M. Buck Builders (843) 559-1155
Johns Island, SC, 29455
8 miles from Charleston
For two decades, R.M. Buck Builders: Bob, Renae and now son, Ryan, have built many of the finest custom homes on Kiawah and Seabrook Islands and in Charleston’s Lowcountry. Their... Read More
Kiawah Island, SC, 29455
15 miles from Charleston
Award-Winning Residential Design-Build company specializing in Island Home renovations and remodeling. We partner with you in creating the awe-inspiring interiors and exteriors... Read More
hollywood, SC, 29449
21 miles from Charleston
At Vintage Design, LLC, we create timeless design and construction solutions for every budget and taste. We are a one stop shop, catering to all your Design and Construction needs... Read More
Lael Building Group (843) 388-3340
Mount Pleasant, SC, 29464
9 miles from Charleston
Lael Building Group specializes in truly custom-designed new home builds. This level of personal attention caters to your lifestyle and preferences in a way that is unmatched by... Read More
Walterboro, SC, 29488
46 miles from Charleston
For 21 years, Lowcountry Residential Designs, Inc. has designed custom homes throughout the lowcountry, as well as Florida, New York and even Russia. LRD, Inc. designs... Read More
Johns Island, SC, 29455
8 miles from Charleston
Dolphin Architects and Builders has an established reputation of over 20 years as a Custom home builder in the Charleston, Sc area. We have built and remodeled some of the finest... 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 South Carolina 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 Charleston, SC design-build firms. You may also look through Charleston, SC photos to find a pool you like, then contact the design-build firm that created it. You can find more design-build firms in Daniel Island, North Charleston, Mount Pleasant, Summerville and Goose Creek.
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