474 Downers Grove, 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 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 Downers Grove, IL project, from the initial design through final construction. More 
Hinsdale, IL, US 60521
5 miles from Downers Grove
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
A custom homebuilder in Chicago’s Western Suburbs, Summit Signature Homes ushers in a new era of residential construction. With an eye on design and value and industry-leading practices.
Libertyville, IL, US 60048
33 miles from Downers Grove
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
Since 2002, Synergy Builders has specialized in kitchens, bathrooms, additions, lower levels, & exteriors in the Chicago area. Our expert designers have the experience to design your dream space!
Downers Grove, IL, US 60515
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
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 remodeling project.
Naperville, IL, US 60563
9 miles from Downers Grove
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
With 40 years of experience, and a team of architects, interior designers, construction managers, and tradesmen at your disposal, LaMantia is ready and able to make your remodeling dreams come true.
Northfield, IL, US 60093
25 miles from Downers Grove
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
Revelation is a design and development firm focusing on creating unique, one-of-a-kind homes for our clients. We strive to make all of our homes simply breathtaking – timeless works of art!
Bradford And Kent (630) 969-8585
Downers Grove, IL, US 60515
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
Oakley Home Builders is a custom home builder and remodeling company in the Chicago suburbs that has integrated distinctive home designs into surrounding communities.
crbs co. (847) 234-3599
Lake Forest, IL, US 60045
31 miles from Downers Grove
Design-Build firm specializing in remodeling, additions and new homes. Read More
Gander Builders (815) 464-9580
Your family is unique - shouldn't your home be? Having never built the same home twice, we take great pride in our final product, being committed to creating beautiful custom homes for our clients.
Downer's Grove, IL, US 60515
1 mile from Downers Grove
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
When you partner with Finished Basement Company on your basement finishing project or basement remodel, you'll experience the latest and best in basement design and construction.
Lincolnwood, IL, US 60712
20 miles from Downers Grove
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
Bradford And Kent (630) 969-8585
For 25 years Bradford And Kent has been one of Chicagoland’s premier custom remodeling companies.
Evanston, IL, US 60202
23 miles from Downers Grove
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
A. Perry Homes (847) 549-0668
Winnetka, IL, US 60093
25 miles from Downers Grove
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
Wheaton, IL, US 60187
7 miles from Downers Grove
Donatelli Builders is a custom homebuilder and remodeler serving the Chicagoland area for 24 years. Company founder and president, Chris Donatelli, has created the “Diamond... Read More
Skokie, IL, US 60076
22 miles from Downers Grove
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
Northfield, IL, US 60093
25 miles from Downers Grove
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
Cesario Builders (630) 261-9180
Oak Brook Terrace, IL, US 60181
6 miles from Downers Grove
Cesario Builders is one of the premier custom building and design firms in the greater Chicagoland area, specializing in new home design and construction, home additions,... 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 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-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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