74 Charlottesville, VA Design-Build Firms

When building a new house, people often turn to architects to kick off the project. However, a different model is becoming more popular: design-build. Instead of dividing tasks between separate architect and construction companies, you can hire a design-build firm to cover your entire Charlottesville, VA project, from the initial design through final construction. More 
Charlottesville, VA, 22902
Smith & Robertson builds homes with soul. From a classic Virginia Farmhouse with red metal roof to a rustic timber frame retreat with shingled siding in the mountains, each home... Read More
Richmond, VA, 23233
50 miles from Charlottesville
DesignLine is a design/build firm, a process where an entire remodeling project - from initial design concepts budgets, permits, regulations and zoning laws to actual construction... Read More
MS Design (540) 239-8862
Powhatan, VA, 23139
47 miles from Charlottesville
MS Design is a design-build company specializing in custom homes and buildings. We are a small business with big impact, dedicated to the satisfaction of our clients. Read More
Charlottesville, VA, 22911
Summit Custom Homes is a residential design/build firm that prides itself on craftsmanship and detail in custom home construction. The company was started in 2003 by the father... Read More
BuilderFish (434) 299-8633
Ruckersville, VA, 22968
17 miles from Charlottesville
Todd Hawkins is President and Preacher of Universal Design. Jonathan Fishbeck is CEO. BuilderFish is a pure custom builder of high performance, "Lifetime Homes", specializing... Read More
Rinehart Custom Homes (434) 977-7000
Charlottesville, VA, 22903
As a custom builder, we limit the number of projects to a select few, allowing us to stay focused on our clients’ needs and to ensure that their homes are built to our own... Read More
Richmond, VA, 23238
50 miles from Charlottesville
Since 1984, Lane Homes & Remodeling, Inc. has been known for its quality craftsmanship and high level of service. We are a family owned and operated, design/build firm, serving... Read More
Henrico, VA, 23233
50 miles from Charlottesville
Deep Run Renovations is a full-service, residential design-build remodeling firm proudly serving the greater Richmond, Virginia community. We offer a broad range of both... Read More
Charlottesville, VA, 22901
We are an environmentally friendly, design-build class A contractor. Specializing in residential new construction and remodeling. Read More
Heartwood Design (434) 361-1262
Afton, VA, 22920
21 miles from Charlottesville
For over 30 years we have been designing, manufacturing & installing all manner of cabinetry, furniture and millwork. We are located in the Afton/Charlottesvile Virginia area ... Read More
The Stratford Companies (540) 421-7518
Harrisonburg, VA, 22801
37 miles from Charlottesville
Hello! My name is Matthew Robertson and I am the founder/president of The Stratford Companies home design and construction firm located in Harrisonburg, Virginia. We specialize... Read More
Midlothian, VA, 23113
50 miles from Charlottesville
Shearman Associates PLC is a residential architecture and general contracting company located in Richmond, VA. We specialize in medium to large addition and remodeling projects on... Read More
Davidson Builders, inc. (804) 592-1062
Richmond, VA, 23229
50 miles from Charlottesville
Davidson Builders is an established Class A design-build renovation and addition firm located in Richmond, VA. Read More
Meadows Farms (703) 327-5050
Chantilly, VA, 20187
50 miles from Charlottesville
Meadows Farms serves the Washington D.C. area and Richmond with twenty-two garden centers and a full service design/ build landscape division. Read More
Jeff Easter Remodeling (434) 295-9911
Charlottesville, VA, 22902-5744
Jeff Easter Remodeling specializes in designing and building remodeling projects for fine homes in the Charlottesville-Albemarle VA area. We are a full service general contractor,... 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 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, often speeding 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.

Before deciding on a design-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 Virginia 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-build firms can realistically strike the balance between the two.

Questions to ask a prospective design-build firm:


  • 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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