533 Chicago, IL 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 Chicago, IL project, from initial sketches through final construction. Learn more about how to choose the right design-build professionals for your home project below: More 
Libertyville, IL, 60048
34 miles from Chicago
Based in Libertyville, Illinois, Great Rooms Designers & Builders has been recognized as one of the leading, award-winning design + build companies in the Chicago North Shore and... Read More
With over 25 years of real estate & development experience, Vertex Properties LLC and Olson Development LLC have become Chicago's leading residential full service Design + Build firm.
Hinsdale, IL, 60521
15 miles from Chicago
Normandy Remodeling is a Design/Build remodeling firm that develops plans and designs and then executes those plans to create a single point of contact for a homeowner’s... Read More
MB DESIGN & BUILD (773) 610-8114
At MB Design & Build we design for harmony and balance. Our extensive interior design experience enables our clients to visualize design ideas.
Downers Grove, IL, 60515
19 miles from Chicago
Oakley Home Builders is a custom home builder and remodeling company in the Chicago suburbs that has integrated distinctive home designs into surrounding communities,... Read More
Inspired Interiors is Chicago's premiere interior design firm. Our specialties include: Residential Interior Design,Kitchen & Bathroom Design, Room Transformations & Makeovers,Custom Cabinetry
Naperville, IL, 60563
28 miles from Chicago
Best of Houzz 2014 Design Award. Custom home builder, design-build, general contractor and renovations. Our homes have been featured in the Chicago Tribune, Western Suburban... Read More
Since 1983 Remodeling Experts has become a Chicago mainstay on the Gold Coast, Lincoln Park, and other lake front communities completing countless condominium and home remodeling projects
Northfield, IL, 60093
19 miles from Chicago
With over 37 years of experience, Orren Pickell Building Group is a complete resource with Custom Home and Remodeling Divisions, Home Maintenance, Remodeling and Architectural... Read More
BDC is a design and ideas-driven practice based in Chicago working in North America. The group provides an experiential and seamless approach by integrating interior design & architectural services.
crbs co. (847) 234-3599
Lake Forest, IL, 60045
29 miles from Chicago
John Richert is the founder of Crossroads/Blue Sky. John received both his undergraduate and Master of Architecture degrees from the University of Illinois in Champaign-Urbana and... Read More
Highgate Builders (847) 835-7133
We are a fine residential construction company focused on personalizing the home building experience and providing our clients with a unique, custom home that is designed to fit their budget.
Lincolnwood, IL, 60712
12 miles from Chicago
Imagine your dream home. Imagine your home renovation projects coming together smoothly, with no hassles and no surprises.It’s time to stop imagining and start living in your new... Read More
Habitar Design (312) 274-2299
Habitar Design and Stratagem Construction provide award-winning interior design matched by expert kitchen, bathroom, and complete home remodeling in Chicago with a focus on 100% client satisfaction.
Evanston, IL, 60202
13 miles from Chicago
Best of Houzz 2014-13-12 Award winner! Benvenuti and Stein is a leading residential Design-Build firm in Chicago and North Shore area renowned for innovative design solutions for... Read More
We have the resources, expertise and personal commitment to take you through every step of the design build process. Feel the energy and excitement, our LG culture ensures you breathe easy and enjoy!
A. Perry Homes (847) 549-0668
Winnetka, IL, 60093
19 miles from Chicago
A. Perry Homes are architects, builders, and remodelers of the finest homes along Chicago's North Shore, Wisconsin's Lake Geneva area and Michigan's Harbor Country. With locations... Read More
Working in the metropolitan Chicago area for over 25 years as a custom furniture manufacturer, interior designer and home remodeler.
Chicago, IL, 60657
Design Build 4U has been renovating and remodeling homes in Chicago and the surrounding suburbs for over a decade. We are known for delivering the best quality in design &... Read More
Skokie, IL, 60076
14 miles from Chicago
For many of us, a home is the single most important and emotional financial investment we’ll make. It’s where you experience life’s milestones and create a lifetime of memories —... Read More
Bradford And Kent (630) 969-8585
Downers Grove, IL, 60515
19 miles from Chicago
For 25 years Bradford And Kent has been one of Chicagoland’s premier custom remodeling companies. Whether you are planning to add space to your home or enhance what you already... Read More
Northfield, IL, 60093
19 miles from Chicago
Reynolds Architecture is proud of it's long-standing reputation for designing and building distinctive homes throughout the North Shore, neighboring communities, Chicago,... Read More
Park Ridge, IL, 60068
15 miles from Chicago
O’Connor Brehm LLC offers construction management, general contracting services and custom cabinetry for select home projects in the Chicago suburbs, Wisconsin and Michigan. Read More
Downer's Grove, IL, 60515
19 miles from Chicago
For 25 years Bradford And Kent has been one of Chicagoland’s premier custom remodeling companies. Whether you are planning to add space to your home or enhance what you already... 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.

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 Illinois 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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