297 Forest Lake, MN 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 Forest Lake, MN project, from the initial design through final construction. More 
Highmark Builders (952) 882-8904
Burnsville, MN, US 55337
39 miles from Forest Lake
Imagine the home you've always dreamed of — a place of light and laughter, warm and welcoming to family and friends. Now imagine bringing that vision to life. Highmark... Read More 
Each home we design and build starts with a conversation and culminates with a dream home customized to your life, your style, and your sensibilities.
St. Louis Park, MN, US 55416
29 miles from Forest Lake
Schrader & Companies (2012 Remodeler of the Year) is a Building and Remodeling company specializing in Luxury Homes of all sizes & price points. As your builder we take pride in... Read More 
Bruce Lenzen Design Build is a luxury home builder serving the greater Minneapolis and Western Wisconsin areas.
Hendel Homes (952) 404-7204
Wayzata, MN, US 55391
34 miles from Forest Lake
Hendel Homes is a residential renovation and new construction company focused on creating stylistically individual, one of a kind, highly detailed, finely crafted homes, some of... Read More 
w.b. builders (612) 965-2655
edina, MN, US 55436
33 miles from Forest Lake
Founded in 2003, w.b. builders is a construction, remodeling, architectural and interior design firm that specializes in the top-quality design and construction of residential... Read More 
Minneapolis, MN, US 55437
37 miles from Forest Lake
Associate AIA, Allied ASID Designer for JP&CO. Please see more of our work at www.jpandcompany.net JP&CO is a Residential Construction Firm that specializes in whole house... Read More 
Chanhassen, MN, US 55317
40 miles from Forest Lake
Located in Chanhassen Minn., Knight Construction Design Inc. was founded in 1993 and has over 40 years of combined construction, design and remodeling experience. From kitchen and... Read More 
Anchor Builders (952) 285-9373
Minneapolis, MN, US 55416
29 miles from Forest Lake
Anchor Builders has refined the design-build process to keep clients in charge and on course throughout the most demanding custom remodeling and home-building projects. Trust our... Read More 
Excelsior, MN, US 55331
40 miles from Forest Lake
Lake Country Builders is a family owned building and remodeling firm. We are a talented building team, energetically creating our own future by maximizing value to our clients and... Read More 
Minneapolis, MN, US 55417
29 miles from Forest Lake
White Crane Construction is an award winning Minneapolis, MN based design + build firm specializing in residential remodeling including kitchens, baths, additions, whole house... Read More 
Michael Lee, Inc (651) 731-2345
Woodbury, MN, US 55125
25 miles from Forest Lake
Michael Lee, Inc is a design-build-remodel company focused on the needs of our clients in the east metro of St Paul. We focus on kitchens, bathrooms, porches, lower levels, whole... Read More 
Minneapolis, MN, US 55331
40 miles from Forest Lake
"Remodelers with a Passion for Excellence". We love to enhance your most treasured possession, your home! We focus on remodeling classic homes in the Twin Cities, taking great... Read More 
Lakeville, MN, US 55044
44 miles from Forest Lake
College City Design-Build (CCDB) is a full service residential remodeling and custom home firm founded in 1969 that is committed to enhancing our client's quality of life by... Read More 
Minneapolis, MN, US 55408
28 miles from Forest Lake
Established in 1982, TreHus is a full-service design/build firm. This means that we employ in-house designers and project managers who work with you to find the right solution... Read More 
St. Louis Park, MN, US 55416
29 miles from Forest Lake
With offices in Denver, CO, Chicago, IL and St. Louis Park, MN, Finished Basement Company has designed and built thousands of basements during our more than 15 years in business.... Read More 
Edina, MN, US 55436
33 miles from Forest Lake
For three generations, the Hansen family has been building homes of uncompromising quality and craftsmanship since the 1920's. Their mission is to create and add value to the... 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. Here are some related professionals and vendors to complement the work of design-build firms: Interior Designers & Decorators, Landscape Architects & Landscape Designers, Architects & Designers, Photographers.

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 Minnesota 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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