24 Durham, CA 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 Durham, CA project, from initial sketches through final construction. Learn more about how to choose the right design-build professionals for your home project below: More 
Nevada City, CA, 95959
50 miles from Durham
A design & building firm that specializes in high performance, "green", buildings. We design and build extremely energy efficient homes that are masterfully crafted. Sustainable... Read More
Drewicke Builders (925) 922-1883
Pleasant Hill, CA, 95423
50 miles from Durham
At Drewicke Builders, quality work and craftsmanship, as well as a dedication to customer satisfaction, is the heart of our company. Being 100% dedicated to the client receiving... Read More
Gentry Homes Inc (916) 652-4111
Auburn, CA, 95602
50 miles from Durham
Custom Home Builder Read More
Modern Spaces (530) 518-3742
Chico, CA, 95926
8 miles from Durham
Modern Spaces by DDC are designed to be built onsite at the location of your choice. The small footprint of our designs allows us to avoid expensive permits and costly engineering... Read More
Wu-Way Landscape (530) 273-5397
Grass Valley, CA, 95945
50 miles from Durham
We first started building gardens in California in 1970. In 1982 we moved to Nevada County, California, where we remain today. As a small, family-owned business, our primary... Read More
Chico, CA
7 miles from Durham
Scotti Forsman (530) 613-3221
Applegate, CA, 95713
50 miles from Durham
Design ,fabricate, deliver/crate/ship; Sight Specific home accessories. ie: Kitchen Draft Hoods, Tables, Lighting, Fountains, Gates, Fireplaces, Indoor and Outdoor Sculptures and... Read More
grass valley, CA, 95945
50 miles from Durham
Hand crafted chandeliers and western furnishings, using hardwoods and rebulit wagon wheels. est 1983 Read More
Grass Valley, CA, 95945
50 miles from Durham
Residential Design and Plan Drafting, Interior Design Read More
SIERRA LOG HOMES (530) 899-0680
Chico, CA, 95928
6 miles from Durham
Design and manufacture Log Homes and Log accent pieces. Read More
Arkwright Ltd (530) 343-8681
Chico, CA, 95926
8 miles from Durham
WOODWORK Read More
Chico, CA, 95928
6 miles from Durham
earth ground construction (530) 899-7343
chico, CA, 95926
8 miles from Durham
Residential building and remodeling contracting Read More
Oroville, CA
16 miles from Durham
Nevada City, CA, 95959
50 miles from Durham
General Contractor and Designer 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 California 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 Durham, CA design-build firms. You may also look through Durham, CA photos to find a pool you like, then contact the design-build firm that created it. You can find more design-build firms in Chico, Paradise, Oroville, Magalia and Thermalito.
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