63 Export, PA 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 Export, PA project, from initial sketches through final construction. Learn more about how to choose the right design-build professionals for your home project below: More 
Pittsburgh, PA, 15234
22 miles from Export
Master Remodelers is Pittsburgh’s premier, upscale home remodeling contractor. Since 1988 Regis McQuaide and his professional crews have remodeled more than 1,000 homes— including... Read More
Prime 1 Builders (412) 257-0160
Morgan, PA, 15064
28 miles from Export
2014 Best Of Houzz Award Winner, Prime 1 Builders is a full-service general contractor offering a wide variety of services. We offer DESIGN BUILD services/ new custom home/ new... Read More
Allison Park, PA, 15101
21 miles from Export
“Artistic Perceptions of Design & Construction” Stanley Boyd Palmieri Design LLC offers the most avant-garde creations of space. Design and build concepts originate from an... Read More
Elizabeth, PA, 15037
17 miles from Export
Costa Homebuilders is a fourth generation builder in a long line of industry professionals who have made residential construction their craft. Though Costa has an impressive... Read More
Pittsburgh, PA,
20 miles from Export
Wexford, PA, 15090
27 miles from Export
SureGreen Construction is a custom builder, design build and general contracting firm with expertise in green building. The companies principles, Tim Shipley and Chris Frank hold... Read More
Eddy Homes (412) 221-0400
Bridgeville, PA, 15017
27 miles from Export
Eddy Homes was established in 1971 with the primary goal of offering families expertly crafted homes while maintaining the “hand-on” approach only a family-owned builder can offer... Read More
Basic Concept (412) 487-7493
Allison Park, PA, 15101
21 miles from Export
Design build of higher end homes and commercial restaurants Read More
Healey Company (412) 481-1600
Pittsburgh, PA, 15203
19 miles from Export
Michael Healey's expertise and his experienced design and construction team have developed a niche in the field by focusing on our clients needs and their projects potential.... Read More
TK Construction Inc. (412) 489-6530
Oakdale, PA, 15071
30 miles from Export
TK Construction was established in 1999 and incorporated in 2008. We specialize in custom new home construction and custom home remodeling. Our company is known for our attention... Read More
Melissa Blackwood, LLC (412) 915-1604
Bridgeville, PA, 15017
27 miles from Export
Melissa Blackwood, LLC is a design/build company specializing in the creation of beautiful and functional homes, gardens and outdoor living spaces for discriminating homeowners in... Read More
Pittsburgh, PA, 15203
19 miles from Export
EcoCraft homes is a building technology company focused on sustainable development through the seamless integration of modular building, renewable energy, mechanical system, and... Read More
Pittsburgh, PA, 15209
20 miles from Export
For beautiful custom designed furniture and expert antique furniture restoration, count on Designers Furniture & Finishing Co. Located in Pittsburgh, PA, our company has designed... Read More
Johnston Woodworking (412) 592-3177
Pittsburgh, PA, 15216
23 miles from Export
Custom indoor/outdoor design-builds of mostly wood. Affective & effective functional spaces for work and play. Decks, playgrounds, fences, furniture & cabinetry for life. Read More
Artemis Environmental (412) 353-0197
Pittsburgh, PA, 15201
18 miles from Export
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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 Pennsylvania 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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